Parker's Wine Advocate, April 07
A wine worth filling
up the trunk of the car with is the 2003 Cote Rotie Chateau dâ€™Ampuis. This
is staggering wine and as profound as most of the single vineyard Cote Roties
are in some other vintages. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color and an
extraordinary nose of smoky bacon fat and roasted meats, tapenade, black
raspberry, cherry, and cassis. The intense aromatics are followed by equally
thick, unctuous flavors with huge body, a voluptuous texture, and yet wonderful
freshness, purity, and length. This is an amazing wine made from a remarkable
blend of some of the best parcels in Cote Rotie â€“ La Garde, La Clos, Grande
Plantee, Pommiere, Pavillon Rouge, and Le Moulin. This wine should evolve
for 20 or more years, but will never be undrinkable.
Full ruby. Austere nose hints at black f...
Cool, ripe and fresh aromas speak of red...
As is also usually the case, this is m...
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