GSM blend priced as a dinner wine (mostly SM in the blend). Deep red color with berries in the fragrance. Smooth Tannins. August 2020. — 4 days ago
Jh rodo jova mfs 7/20 — 10 days ago
Deep ruby hue with strong tearing. Tart red and black fruit, such as blackberry, fig, and plum, espresso, peat, pipe tobacco, dark baking spice, wet stone conjuring an image of the galets blanketing the earth at the base of the vines. Chewy tannins and tart black fruit on the palate. Noticeable heat. Grenache-based blend. Strong, bold red from Southern Rhône. ABV 14.5%. Vintage 2012. — 23 days ago
Chateau D’Ampuis is a delight across vintages.
The 2006 vintage is really superb! The wine is smooth and elegant, and seems to be all about balance and complexity.
At 14 the wine is rich and vivid and all the pieces just fall in place.
The nose is enchanting with notes of black fruit, earthiness, barnyard, chocolate, a touch of violets and a hint of floral notes.
Full round body, remarkably elegant with lovely acidity and a long delicious finish.
My score 92, drink to 2026 — 17 days ago
1 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A resplendent dark ruby red color. On the nose: that syrah perfume of some funky smokey meat blowing off with red berries, iron, vanilla, and leather. Taste: a creamy wine with plum, espresso, herbs, and slightly metallic.....spicy leather decent finish. — 19 days ago
bright ruby, violet, and vanilla, clove, spicy, pepper, dry, full body, h alcohol, high tannin, red berries, great intensity, beyond expectation. — 19 days ago