2015 Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis
Syrah - 750ML
2015 Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis
  • JL 98
  • JL 98
  • JD 97
  • WS 97
  • WS 97
  • JS 95
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • DC 92

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Reg: $139.94

$119.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 3 btls
ETA: Nov. 2022

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JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
There is no better Cote Rotie for the money produced today in the appellation. If that is not enough to get you to run out and buy this wine, picture the wealth of fresh, bright, pure, energetic, peppery cherries that...   There is no better Cote Rotie for the money produced today in the appellation. If that is not enough to get you to run out and buy this wine, picture the wealth of fresh, bright, pure, energetic, peppery cherries that steal the show. The purity, intensity, vivacity and silky textures are so good, you cannot put the glass down without taking another sip and sniff. Hang on to this stunner for 7-8 years and enjoy it for the next 15. It is a beauty!  
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
There is no better Cote Rotie for the money produced today in the appellation. If that is not enough to get you to run out and buy this wine, picture the wealth of fresh, bright, pure, energetic, peppery cherries that...   There is no better Cote Rotie for the money produced today in the appellation. If that is not enough to get you to run out and buy this wine, picture the wealth of fresh, bright, pure, energetic, peppery cherries that steal the show. The purity, intensity, vivacity and silky textures are so good, you cannot put the glass down without taking another sip and sniff. Hang on to this stunner for 7-8 years and enjoy it for the next 15. It is a beauty! Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2015&wine=E.%20Guigal%20Cote-Rotie%20Chateau%20d%27Ampuis  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, December 2019
I loved the 2015 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis from barrel, and this beauty does not disappoint from bottle. Coming from a handful of top sites, it’s made in the same fashion as the top La Las, seeing four years in new...   I loved the 2015 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis from barrel, and this beauty does not disappoint from bottle. Coming from a handful of top sites, it’s made in the same fashion as the top La Las, seeing four years in new barrels. Deep purple-hued with a classic bouquet of black raspberries, jammy blackberries, acacia flowers, vanilla bean, and spice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a great, great finish. Savvy readers will stock up on this beauty. Give it 3-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more.  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, September 2019
A gorgeous core of steeped raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit gives this a showy side. A lush structure flows underneath, while long echoes of warm ganache, black tea and espresso linger. The fruit keeps this in the...   A gorgeous core of steeped raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit gives this a showy side. A lush structure flows underneath, while long echoes of warm ganache, black tea and espresso linger. The fruit keeps this in the suave and alluring camp overall, though there’s plenty of grip for cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2042. — J.M.  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, November 2019
A gorgeous core of steeped raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit gives this a showy side. A lush structure flows underneath, while long echoes of warm ganache, black tea and espresso linger. The fruit keeps this in the...   A gorgeous core of steeped raspberry, boysenberry and fig fruit gives this a showy side. A lush structure flows underneath, while long echoes of warm ganache, black tea and espresso linger. The fruit keeps this in the suave and alluring camp overall, though there's plenty of grip for cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2042. 525 cases imported. — JM  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, October 2019
Impressively deep aromas of graphite, tar, dark plums, blackberries, chocolate, pepper and all manner of baking spices. The palate has a super rich and attractive feel with smooth tannins, saturated in blackberry and...   Impressively deep aromas of graphite, tar, dark plums, blackberries, chocolate, pepper and all manner of baking spices. The palate has a super rich and attractive feel with smooth tannins, saturated in blackberry and chocolate flavors. This has such dramatic depth and youthful power still. Try from 2023.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
95+ points) The 2015 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is remarkably dense and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and rich tannins. It's full-bodied and supple on the mid-palate, adding hints of vanilla, espresso and dried...   95+ points) The 2015 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is remarkably dense and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and rich tannins. It's full-bodied and supple on the mid-palate, adding hints of vanilla, espresso and dried spices on the long, velvety finish. Give it another 3-4 years in the cellar, then drink it over the next two decades.-JC  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, February 2020
This is a blend of fruit from seven of Guigal’s old-vine parcels in Côte-Rôtie, fermented in stainless-steel tanks for four weeks, then aged in new oak barrels for 38 months. The wood influence is strident right now, in...   This is a blend of fruit from seven of Guigal’s old-vine parcels in Côte-Rôtie, fermented in stainless-steel tanks for four weeks, then aged in new oak barrels for 38 months. The wood influence is strident right now, in both spicy, smoky scents as well as in grippy, dry tannins. But the fruit is ripe and rich enough to push against those wood tannins, promising to overtake them in time.  
DC 92
Decanter, October 2019
There's a good sense of aromatic purity here with appealing red berry fruits, and the oak isn't overly obtrusive on the nose. Medium-bodied, pure and fresh on the palate, with vibrancy if not great depth. Good sense of...   There's a good sense of aromatic purity here with appealing red berry fruits, and the oak isn't overly obtrusive on the nose. Medium-bodied, pure and fresh on the palate, with vibrancy if not great depth. Good sense of finesse to the tannins with well balanced acidity. Impressive craftsmanship with a medium length finish, ending on a coffee bean and vanilla pod note. A blend of 7 plots across the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. Fermented in stainless steel, 38 months in new French oak barriques.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

This wine is named for the historic Chateau d’Ampuis estate which the Guigal family acquired in 1995. It is produced from 7 exceptional terroirs where vine age averages 50 years, showcasing the best that Cote-Rotie has to offer. The wine is a blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier, aged for 38 months in new oak.

Winery

Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.