e. guigal, cote rotie, d'ampuis 2004
WINE SPECTATOR
92
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

2004 e. guigal, cote rotie, d'ampuis

Why We're Buying

Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis is the estate's fourth wine, taking its name from the site Guigal purchased in 1995. The wine is 93% syrah and 7% viognier, with grapes sourced from six vineyards. Wine critic Robert Parker called the 2010 vintage "an off-the-hook effort than easily competes with the more expensive single-vineyard releases."

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
92

Wine Spectator

A very fine effort for the vintage, with slightly mature hints of coffee and sage mingling with a core of black cherry, incense and iron. The long, fine-grained finish still has good grip, but is also plenty supple, with a lingering hint of incense. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The first vintage to be bottled with the engraved bottle, the 2004 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is a clean, classy, balanced and medium-bodied effort that gives up classic black fruits, pepper and smoke intermixed with notions of olive tapenade, underbrush and game. Beautifully complex, elegant and seamless, drink it over the coming 5 to 7 years.