Although my previous note from 2010 is not in CT (yet), this is the second bottle of d'Ampuis 2001 that really disappoints. (You simply remember a wine like this, but if I ever find the old note, I will put it in CT as well…) The bouquet of this bottle (served completely blind) was very mature with coffee, tobacco, rust and unpleasant organic flavors. On the palate good stuffing, but again too old. Rust, cinnamon, a lot of acidity and unripe tannin. Extremely past its prime. No score.
Shy nose, slightly evolved maybe, palate is very distinguished and soft, licorice, black fruit, bacon, smoke, flintstone, some orangepeel, black pepper, dried flowers and blood. Very soft and carressing, soft acidity. Very nice wine, perhaps a little bit far down the evolutionary road.
Was worried to see so many reviewed tagged flawed but this bottle quite enjoyable with simple grilled lamb chops-Mature-pepper and berries (maybe a hint of bacon but my mind searches for this in Cote Rotie) -fruit still evident, tannins agreeable.
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(E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis) Bricked medium dark red violet color; very mature, possibly heat damaged, roasted meat nose; mature, roasted meat palate with more acidity than one would expect from this bottling and vintage
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