E. Guigal, Chateau d'Ampuis, Cote Rotie, 2009
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Single bottle of Red wine E. Guigal, Chateau d'Ampuis, Cote Rotie, 2009 100% Syrah

E. Guigal
Chateau d'Ampuis
Cote Rotie

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The producer

The Guigal name is synonymous with Cote Rotie, and Etienne Guigal’s arrival in the appellation in 1946, was one of the main drivers behind the whole of the Cote Rotie appellation’s subsequent success. Today Guigal produces nearly ten million bottles of wine a year along the length of the Rhone Valley. In Cote Rotie they own a stunning 40 hectares out of the appellation’s 323 hectares – more than 12% of the whole – and these holdings are in prime parts of the various vineyards that make Cote Rotie so complex.

Guigal originally brought themselves, and the appellation, to the world’s attention with three single vineyard wines known now as the “La-Las” – La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque – wines aged for 42 months in new oak barriques. The wines took on statuesque personalities, with the ability to age for decades, and fame and fortune to match.

The wine

While Guigal’s so called “La-Las” (La Turque, La Landonne, La Mouline) are site specific to either Cote Brune or Cote Blonde, the fourth of their top wines – Chateau d’Ampuis – is blended from seven plots across the Cote Rotie vignoble. The wines they make throughout the Rhone Valley are examples of quality and consistency.

Type: Red
Vintage: 2009
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhone
Sub region: Cote Rotie
Grape: 100% Syrah
Style: Bold and Structured
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 14%
Drinking window: 2014 - 2044
Size: 750ml
Food match: Lamb

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future.

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