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2005 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis
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2005 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis

Wine Description

"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...

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"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...

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  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for France-Rhône-Côte Rôtie: 89 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 92.5 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 13 notes)
  • International Wine Cellar
    ($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...