E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.2729 ratings
9.3238 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lee Lightfoot

Big time jam oak bomb that is still impressive fresh and balanced.

Big time jam oak bomb that is still impressive fresh and balanced.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Matt Lasater

Beautiful, elegant, graceful, lengthy and expressive. Silky across the palate and carries its oak so well, drinking beautifully right now. Perfumed nose of sandalwood, sweet wood smoke, bbq bacon, leaves, cigar box, leather, violet, talcum, melange of just ripe red/black berry fruits with some hints of dried character, and asian spices. Seamless from front to back. Anniversary 10.11.19

Beautiful, elegant, graceful, lengthy and expressive. Silky across the palate and carries its oak so well, drinking beautifully right now. Perfumed nose of sandalwood, sweet wood smoke, bbq bacon, leaves, cigar box, leather, violet, talcum, melange of just ripe red/black berry fruits with some hints of dried character, and asian spices. Seamless from front to back. Anniversary 10.11.19

Oct 12th, 2019
Bob McDonald

A little cool coming out of the cellar. Mid cherry in colour with a tawny rim. Light cherry notes and a tarry note but not giving a lot. On the palate barely medium weight. An hour after decanting it had gained weight with plumper red fruits also becoming more gamey and savoury. Fine persistent Tannins. I have always enjoyed Cote Rotie but this was lighter than I am used to.

A little cool coming out of the cellar. Mid cherry in colour with a tawny rim. Light cherry notes and a tarry note but not giving a lot. On the palate barely medium weight. An hour after decanting it had gained weight with plumper red fruits also becoming more gamey and savoury. Fine persistent Tannins. I have always enjoyed Cote Rotie but this was lighter than I am used to.

Aug 23rd, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Young and right but with good promise

Young and right but with good promise

Jul 29th, 2019
LM Segal

This bottle was lit. Just at the inflection from extracted to resolved, the complex aromatics foretold an even more delightful rainbow of black tea, bacon fat, dark cassis and tapenade. Buttery smooth. Oaky tannins to take this baby another 10+ years easy.

This bottle was lit. Just at the inflection from extracted to resolved, the complex aromatics foretold an even more delightful rainbow of black tea, bacon fat, dark cassis and tapenade. Buttery smooth. Oaky tannins to take this baby another 10+ years easy.

Jul 10th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Taken to La Bicylette in Carmel. Deep and bright tawny color. Opaque. With 4 hrs of air this showed off its power and fruit in the mouth. Great notes of dark red fruit, smoked game meat, some menthol, pencil lead and graphite. Silky in the mouth. Well structured. Great expression of Syrah. This has entered a great drinking window. Give it air and enjoy. Can’t wait to see what its La La cousins will show in this vintage.

Taken to La Bicylette in Carmel. Deep and bright tawny color. Opaque. With 4 hrs of air this showed off its power and fruit in the mouth. Great notes of dark red fruit, smoked game meat, some menthol, pencil lead and graphite. Silky in the mouth. Well structured. Great expression of Syrah. This has entered a great drinking window. Give it air and enjoy. Can’t wait to see what its La La cousins will show in this vintage.

Jun 14th, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

Well these two did not disappoint! Both wines showed so well and true to what people love about these great producers and their wines.

• 2011 Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Gruenchers VV
• 1999 Guigal Ampuis Cote-Rotie

The Guigal I guessed blind as a 2000/2001, slightly torn between calling it a La Mouiline or Chateau Ampuis I ultimately went Ampuis. Guigal is pretty distinct in its character and the Ampuis is a beautiful introduction to the great Cote-Rotie wines from these hillside vineyards around the village of Ampuis, the namesake of this wine and the place it is made. This bottling was 🔥🔥🔥in this moment!

Fourrier is quickly becoming a favorite Burgundy producer of mine. This Chambolle was like terroir milled into silk. Texturally fine and plush, it was light as a feather with incredible density from the nose to the long, persistently elegant finish. This wine encapsulated what I feel are all of the great attributes that I love in a great red Burgundy. Purity abounds in this gorgeous Pinot Noir, textbook!

Well these two did not disappoint! Both wines showed so well and true to what people love about these great producers and their wines.

• 2011 Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Gruenchers VV
• 1999 Guigal Ampuis Cote-Rotie

The Guigal I guessed blind as a 2000/2001, slightly torn between calling it a La Mouiline or Chateau Ampuis I ultimately went Ampuis. Guigal is pretty distinct in its character and the Ampuis is a beautiful introduction to the great Cote-Rotie wines from these hillside vineyards around the village of Ampuis, the namesake of this wine and the place it is made. This bottling was 🔥🔥🔥in this moment!

Fourrier is quickly becoming a favorite Burgundy producer of mine. This Chambolle was like terroir milled into silk. Texturally fine and plush, it was light as a feather with incredible density from the nose to the long, persistently elegant finish. This wine encapsulated what I feel are all of the great attributes that I love in a great red Burgundy. Purity abounds in this gorgeous Pinot Noir, textbook!

May 2nd, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Mar 12th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

A baby - the oak settled down after a few hours and supported this melange of spice and game

A baby - the oak settled down after a few hours and supported this melange of spice and game

Feb 13th, 2019
Bill Bender

Very polished Guigal from @Eric LaMasters that was so inviting. Very open knit and compelling. Mocha, smoked herb and a dark fruit profile.

Very polished Guigal from @Eric LaMasters that was so inviting. Very open knit and compelling. Mocha, smoked herb and a dark fruit profile.

Dec 1st, 2018