2015 Guigal Chateau D'ampuis Cote RotieBlend from France
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"Produced from seven of the most exceptional plots of the domain, Château d’Ampuis is a classy wine with toasty aromas of black fruit. Its tannic structure and elegance contrib...
- 96-98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 97 Wine Spectator
- 95-97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96-98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Scheduled to be bottled just after this visit, the 2015 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of smoked black fruits, caramelized blackcurrants, leady herbs, ground pepper, and earth. It's deep, rich, massively concentrated, and a powerhouse of a wine that’s going to need bottle age, but wow, what a wine!
97 Wine Spectator
A gorgeous core of steeped raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit gives this a showy side. A lush structure flows underneath, while long echoes of warm ganache, black tea and espresso linger. The fruit keeps this in the suave and alluring camp overall, though there’s plenty of grip for cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2042. (9/2019)
95-97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis finally approaches the lofty goals set for it by the Guigal family. It’s a bit toasty from the barrel but full-bodied, ripe and concentrated. Loaded with tannins and black raspberry fruit, it’s silky at the same time, leaving behind lingering traces of mocha and roasted meat on the long finish.
"Produced from seven of the most exceptional plots of the domain, Château d’Ampuis is a classy wine with toasty aromas of black fruit. Its tannic structure and elegance contribute to its ageing potential.
Eye : Deep dark colour with mauve tints.
Nose : Spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. A dense, expressive and intense nose.
Palate : A tannic and racy wine. Aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. Powerful, concentrated and structured palate.
Overall : A wine from a tannic and muscular vintage due to the hot climate. Solid tannins, well rounded by long oak ageing." - Winery
96-98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 - Wine Spectator
95-97 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint|