6 Vintages of Guigal's Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis at GREAT PRICES! Last bottles of some vintage

6 Vintages of Guigal's Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis at GREAT PRICES! Last bottles of some vintages

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In 1995 the Guigal family purchased the fortified Renaissance chateau of Ampuis and began an ambitious restoration program. It was completed in 2003 and today stands as a symbol of Guigal's reputation in the northern Rhone.
The Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is a typically blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier from old vines grown on the Cote Blonde and Cote Brune. The wine is reminiscent of the single vineyard wines and is made in much the same way with extended ageing in new oak. It is in every way a classic Guigal Cote-Rotie.
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Today we offer six vintages of the Chateau d'Ampuis. All have some bottle age. You can buy each vintage individually or in a handsome 6-Bottle Wooden case.
This is an incredible offer for Cote-Rotie aficionados. Mix and match as you please.
Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2006
Normally $233.00
Special $209.00
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $1170.00
Almost gone
Guigal Ampuis label
Jeb Dunnuck: Just as good, yet more classic in style, the 2006 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis offers up full-bodied richness and loads of texture to go with knockout aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, licorice, violets and assorted wild flower-like qualities. It has fabulous purity, solid mid-palate concentration and great acidity. Drink it anytime over the coming decade or more. 95 Points
Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2007
Normally $233.00
Special $209.00
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $1170.00
Almost gone

Guigal Ampuis label
Jeb Dunnuck: Showing the vintage's approachable, rich and sexy style, the 2007 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis gives up ripe black raspberry, cassis, toasted spice, dried violets and cured meats to go with a full-bodied, forward and downright hedonistic style on the palate. About as exuberant and indulgent as Cote Rotie gets, it offers loads of pleasure now, but will evolve gracefully for another decade at least. 95 Points

Wine Spectator: Very dense, with espresso, maduro tobacco and a strong tarry edge leading the way for now, while a core of plum cake, hoisin sauce and steeped black currant broods in the background. The dense, ganache-filled finish demands cellaring. This is just a half step behind the La La bottlings now. Very impressive. Best from 2013 through 2024. 95 Points
 
Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2008
Normally $196.50
Special $176.95
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $986.50

Guigal Ampuis label
Vinous, Josh Raynolds: Opaque ruby. Sexy aromas and flavors of candied red and dark berries and floral pastilles, with a bright, spicy overtone. Juicy and precise, with excellent back-end cut and clarity. Silky tannins come on late add give grip to a long, spice-dominated finish. Very suave wine, and approachable already. 93 Points

Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2011
Normally $233.00
Special $209.00
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $1170.00

Guigal Ampuis label
Vinous, Josh Raynolds: Vivid ruby. Spicy red fruits, incense, violet and botanical herbs on the flamboyantly perfumed nose. Vibrant, mineral-tinged black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show impressive depth and vivacity and a seamless texture. Juicy, precise and appealingly sweet on the youthfully tannic, incisive finish, with the berry and floral notes echoing. The blend of fruit intensity and tension here is quite suave. (Drink between 2016-2033). 93 Points

Jeb Dunnuck: The 2011 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis has closed down slightly since last year, yet still offers a terrific perfume of cured meats, vanilla bean, sweet black currants and graphite to go with medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy style on the palate. I doubt it will truly close down and would happily enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years. 93 Points

Wine Spectator: Very focused, with a lovely beam of lightly steeped red currant, bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors that glides atop singed cedar, black tea and dried star anise notes. The long finish is very fine-grained. A gorgeous wine. Best from 2016 through 2027. 94 Points

Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2012
Normally $244.95
Special $220.50
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $1230.00

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Jeb Dunnuck: The 2012 Côte Rôtie Château d'Ampuis is a bigger, richer wine that offers full-bodied richness and a broad, expansive style on the palate. Black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats and licorice all emerge from this incredibly sexy, complex and nuanced Côte Rôtie, and my notes finish with "wish I could drink a glass." Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years. 95 Points

James Suckling MW: The nose has a complex array of fine-ground eastern spices, strong cardamom, fine dark chocolate, ripe black cherry and plums. There's even some liquorice. It has a neatly composed and elegant feel on the palate; it really flows long, rippling with spicy flavors and a smooth, dense and creamy finish. Best from 2028 for a decade or more. 97 Points

Vinous, Josh Raynolds: Opaque ruby. Mineral-tinged aromas of blackberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and violet, plus an exotic Indian spice nuance. At once weighty and energetic, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors and hints of candied flowers, smoky minerals and spicecake. Smoothly blends power and vivacity, finishing pure, spicy and long, with repeating spiciness and smooth tannins. This bottling is steadily moving closer, quality-wise, to Gilgal's La La wines, but the price has yet to reflect that. (Drink between 2021-2028). 94 Points

Wine Spectator: This is lavishly toasty, with a frame of mocha, ganache and black tea notes, matched to a gorgeous core of raspberry pâte de fruit, blackberry puree and plum sauce flavors. Exhibits a long, alluring, polished feel through the finish. This has a ways to go before opening up fully. Best from 2018 through 2030. 95 Points

Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2013
Normally $253.50
Special $227.95
Wooden Case of 6 Bottles $1272.95

Guigal Ampuis label
Jeb Dunnuck: The 2013 Côte Rôtie Chateau D'Ampuis showed consistent with last year, offering classic, masculine notes of smoked black fruits, crushed flowers, and lots of minerality. It's not a blockbuster but has good concentration, bright acidity, and building tannin, all suggesting 3-4 years of bottle age will be your friend. Due to the timing of my visit (which was earlier than normal), I wasn't able to taste a full lineup from Guigal. Nevertheless, even an abbreviated lineup from Guigal consists of more wines than just about every other producer I taste with. Looking at the 2016s, the white wines, especially from Condrieu, are brilliant and show the more fresh, vibrant style of this cooler, late vintage. The reds are very classic in style across the board. I'll taste these again, mostly from barrel, next year as well, but this is certainly an excellent vintage. The 2015s, as I've written more than once now, are truly spectacular, and after tasting these wines multiple times from barrel now, I completely understand why Marcel Guigal would declare this the greatest vintage of his lifetime. These are rich, voluptuous, massive wines I think will represent a modern-day version of 1978. The 2014s continue to improve every time I taste them, which is common for this estate. Similar, perhaps, to a toned down 2012, these are charming, supple, elegant wines that are vastly more approachable than the 2013s. Lastly, the 2013s from bottle showed the backward, dark, mineral-laced profile of the vintage. They're beautifully concentrated and terrific wines, yet the cellar is going to be your friend. (Drink between 2021-2033). 94 Points
Vinous, Josh Raynolds: Opaque ruby. Powerful smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, olive and violet are sharpened by a smoky mineral overtone. Deeply concentrated yet lively as well, showing impressive focus and lift to the black currant, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors, which show a smooth, velvety texture. Deftly marries power and finesse and finishes impressively long and sweet, displaying repeating dark berry character and dusty tannins that sneak in late. (Drink between 2022-2031). 94 Points

Wine Spectator: Solidly built, with a compact core of steeped currant and plum fruit flavors liberally laced with singed alder, leather and tar notes. Keeps a taut edge through the finish, as this is youthfully tight, with good, buried guts. Should unwind beautifully in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 95 Points

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Understanding the intricacies of Burgundy Dinner
Thursday 26 September 2019 at Yagiz

How do you learn more about Burgundy? Reading is informative and a trip to the vineyards can be very constructive. But nothing is better than tasting and comparing wines and talking about them with like minded, enthusiastic wine lovers.

Our Understanding the intricacies of Burgundy Dinner is going to do just that.

We have assembled 7 Pairs of wines. Each Pair has everything in common - well, except for one variable. 

The difference might be maker, vintage, vineyard or level. But apart from that one element the wines are fundamentally the same - at least on the surface.

We will taste and compare each Pair of wines and discuss what makes the wines different. It should be a great exercise and I am sure will increase everyone's understanding of the intricacies of Burgundy. We'll do it over dinner at Yagiz where the food will be a great counterpoint to the wine.

School was never this much fun!
 
The wine list:
 
Domaine Jean Chartron St Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2017
Domaine Jean Chartron St Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2017
 
Domaine de Suremain Mercurey 1er Cru Les Croichots 2016
Domaine de Suremain Mercurey 1er Cru Les Croichots 2015
 
Domaine Roblot-Marchand Chambolle-Musigny 2015
Domaine Roblot-Marchand Chambolle-Musigny 2012
 
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey Volnay 2016
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans 2016
 
Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Les Fremiers 2016
Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Boucherottes Monopole 2016
 
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots 2015
Domaine Michel Noellat Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots 2015
 
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2014
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2012
 
Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Yagiz Restaurant
22 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
Cost: $195.00 per Person 

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