(2005 Vintage) "The fabulous 2005 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is a resounding success. This is the first vintage where Guigal’s newest acquisition, the Syrah from the Viria Vineyard (essentially a fourth single vine...
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 121 on Feb-99
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) ($240; 93% marsanne and 7% roussanne, raised for 30 months in new barriques Light yellow. Kaleidoscopic bouquet of singed orange, musky herbs, potpourri, brown butter, smoky minerals, tarragon and fresh bay. Weighty citrus and dried pit fruit and cherry flavors are complicated by candied licorice, botanical herbs and toasted grain, completely saturating the palate. This has the texture of a red wine, and some of the same flavors too, but there's also striking finesse and clarity. The finish clin...