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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2004
Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2004
(search item no. 94802)
collectible wine
has fluid
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International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $129.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep dark color with mauve tints. A nose of spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. A dense, expressive and intense nose. A tannic and racy wine. Aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. Powerful, concentrated and structured palate.

A wine from a tannic and muscular vintage due to the hot climate. Solid tannins, well rounded by long oak ageing

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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.