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Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis 2017

Syrah/Shiraz from Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 97
JG 95
WA 95
WS 95
Item # 345750

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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis. This brilliant wine is as seamless and sexy as they come, with medium to full-bodied richness and nothing out of place. Black raspberries, spice box, hints of game, and spicy oak all define the bouquet, and while it’s not massive, it has nothing out of place, offering ripe, polished tannins, beautiful purity, and a great finish. It’s just a flat-out gorgeous bottle of wine. Reminding me of the 2011, it should have two decades of prime drinking at a minimum. Drink: 2022-2042. (2/16/22)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Côte-Rôtie “Château d’Ampuis” from the Guigals is a beautiful, new oaky example of this marvelous appellation. The wine is made from vines that are all in excess of fifty years of age, with the bottling’s cépages being ninety-three percent syrah and seven percent viognier. The wine is aged entirely in new oak casks for thirty-eight months prior to bottling, so that the 2017 is the new release. The wine comes in at an even fourteen percent octane and delivers a lovely, new oaky nose of raspberries, spiced meats, a beautifully complex base of soil, woodsmoke, a touch of hazelnut, violets and a very well done framing of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent soil signature, impeccable focus and balance, ripe, fine-grained tannins and a long, complex and very, very promising finish. This is a great bottle of Côte-Rôtie in the making, but, to my palate, it needs some time in the cellar to fully bury its framing of new oak, so that the other elements can take center stage. But, the balance here is lovely and in the fullness of time, as the oak recedes a bit more, this is going to be stellar juice. 2030-2085. (Jul/Aug 2021)"

95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A big step up over the 2017 Brune & Blonde (which I rated 91 points back in May 2021), Guigal's 2017 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis epitomizes the appellation, with sexy complexities of smoky bacon fat interlaced with skeins of blueberries and cherries. Full-bodied, creamy and lush in feel, finishing long and succulent, it's a terrific Cote Rotie to drink over the next 20 years. Drink: 2022-2040. (Feb 2022)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$175 list] Well-steeped red and black cherry fruit melds nicely with a broad range of alder, sanguine, black tea, bay leaf and incense notes, which all swirl together through the very lengthy finish. A buried cast iron note gives this the spine it needs for the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2036. 750 cases made, 200 cases imported. (12/15/21)"
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis. This brilliant wine is as seamless and sexy as they come, with medium to full-bodied richness and nothing out of place. Black raspberries, spice box, hints of game, and spicy oak all define the bouquet, and while it’s not massive, it has nothing out of place, offering ripe, polished tannins, beautiful purity, and a great finish. It’s just a flat-out gorgeous bottle of wine. Reminding me of the 2011, it should have two decades of prime drinking at a minimum. Drink: 2022-2042. (2/16/22)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2017 Côte-Rôtie “Château d’Ampuis” from the Guigals is a beautiful, new oaky example of this marvelous appellation. The wine is made from vines that are all in excess of fifty years of age, with the bottling’s cépages being ninety-three percent syrah and seven percent viognier. The wine is aged entirely in new oak casks for thirty-eight months prior to bottling, so that the 2017 is the new release. The wine comes in at an even fourteen percent octane and delivers a lovely, new oaky nose of raspberries, spiced meats, a beautifully complex base of soil, woodsmoke, a touch of hazelnut, violets and a very well done framing of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent soil signature, impeccable focus and balance, ripe, fine-grained tannins and a long, complex and very, very promising finish. This is a great bottle of Côte-Rôtie in the making, but, to my palate, it needs some time in the cellar to fully bury its framing of new oak, so that the other elements can take center stage. But, the balance here is lovely and in the fullness of time, as the oak recedes a bit more, this is going to be stellar juice. 2030-2085. (Jul/Aug 2021)"

95 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A big step up over the 2017 Brune & Blonde (which I rated 91 points back in May 2021), Guigal's 2017 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis epitomizes the appellation, with sexy complexities of smoky bacon fat interlaced with skeins of blueberries and cherries. Full-bodied, creamy and lush in feel, finishing long and succulent, it's a terrific Cote Rotie to drink over the next 20 years. Drink: 2022-2040. (Feb 2022)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$175 list] Well-steeped red and black cherry fruit melds nicely with a broad range of alder, sanguine, black tea, bay leaf and incense notes, which all swirl together through the very lengthy finish. A buried cast iron note gives this the spine it needs for the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2036. 750 cases made, 200 cases imported. (12/15/21)"
Product SKU 345750
Producer Guigal
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Northern Rhône
Appellation Côte-Rôtie
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
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