Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct. 2006
fabulous 2005 Cote Rotie Chateau dâ€™Ampuis is a resounding success. This
is the first vintage where Guigalâ€™s newest acquisition, the Syrah from
the Viria Vineyard (essentially a fourth single vineyard), is included
in the blend. Dark ruby/purple to the rim, it boasts an extraordinary
bouquet of ground pepper, creme de cassis, blackberries, coffee,
bacon fat, and herbs. With outstanding concentration, huge tannin, and
massive intensity as well as extract, it needs 7-8 years of
cellaring, and should keep for 30-35 years. Â Â
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