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2003 Côte Rôtie Château d'Ampuis Guigal (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Domaine E. Guigal guigal.com   details
Appellation: Côte Rôtie - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$163.07
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: April 18, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "A wine worth filling up the trunk of the car with is the 2003 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis. This is staggering wine and as profound as most of the single vineyard Cote Roties are in some other vintages. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color and an extraordinary nose of smoky bacon fat and roasted meats, tapenade, black raspberry, cherry, and cassis. The intense aromatics are followed by equally thick, unctuous flavors with huge body, a voluptuous texture, and yet wonderful freshness, purity, and length. This is an amazing wine made from a remarkable blend of some of the best parcels in Cote Rotie – La Garde, La Clos, Grande Plantee, Pommiere, Pavillon Rouge, and Le Moulin. This wine should evolve for 20 or more years, but will never be undrinkable." Best 2007-2027
rated: May 15, 2007 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "Even though there's loads of fig, mocha and spice up front, this is really holding back, with a dense core of tar, black licorice, espresso and bittersweet cocoa held in check by some serious grip. The minerality is also there, and this should blossom in the cellar. Best from 2009 through 2018. 1,500 cases made. - JM" Best 2009-2018
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