E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Château d'Ampuis 2010

$199.99

SKU 24157

750ml

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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.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Brand E. Guigal
  • wa99

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is an off-the-hook effort that easily competes with the more expensive single-vineyard releases. Seamless, gorgeously pure and seriously concentrated and full-bodied, it's an insanely gorgeous Syrah offers layers of creme de cassis, vanilla bean, creamy licorice and smoked meat aromas and flavors. Still a baby, it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, at which point it should offer another two decades or more of longevity. Don't miss this beauty!

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorRock-solid, offering dark currant and blackberry paste flavors that race along, thanks to well-embedded graphite and charcoal notes. The finish lets warm fruitcake, plum skin and singed juniper details fill in, with plenty of grip. Mouthwatering acidity and a long echo of sweet tapenade keep this racy and defined. Best from 2015 through 2035. 2,200 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2014