Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

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Item No. 103346
  • RP95
  • ST93
  • WS92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is exquisite. A feminine, grand cru Musigny-styled effort, it possesses abundant floral scents along with hints of frying lard interwoven with creme de cassis, cherries, and spice. Round and generous with a superb texture, terrific purity, and a long, spicy finish, there is not a hard edge to be found in this brilliant Cote Rotie. It should drink effortlessly for 15-20 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is exquisite. A feminine, grand cru Musigny-styled effort, it possesses abundant floral scents along with hints of frying lard interwoven with creme de cassis, cherries, and spice. Round and generous with a superb texture, terrific purity, and a long, spicy finish, there is not a hard edge to be found in this brilliant Cote Rotie. It should drink effortlessly for 15-20 years. "
95 Points

"Vivid ruby. Red and dark berry preserves and spice cake on the nose, with complicating floral qualities that gain strength with air. Very fresh, with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors supported by a firm spine of minerality. Fine-grained and nimble, with admirable finishing clarity and precision."
93 Points

"Still a touch tight, this builds slowly with tangy red and black currant fruit married to dark olive notes. There's a tarry edge on the finish, with lingering iron and espresso notes that gain steam nicely as they air in the glass. Drink now through 2019."
92 Points

Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. 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...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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