|Rhône||2017||Côte Rôtie Château d'Ampuis, Etienne Guigal||BT||3 \ 6||42||760.00||12||42||84.444444||99.00||96.00||Cote Rotie Ch d'Ampuis, Guigal||0.75||10|
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I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis. It’s a ripe, expressive barrel sample overflowing with notions of black raspberries, cassis, vanilla bean, and incense. Medium to full-bodied, rounded, and silky, it has lots of ripe tannins as well as stunning balance. It’s in the same ballpark as the 2016 yet shows the warmer, sunny nature of the vintage.
The 2017 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis is a big, rich wine. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with vanilla accents atop mixed berries. A bit jammy and exuberant right now, it'll get another year or so in barrel, which should give it more focus and delineation. 2022 - 2040