A stunning nose, wafts of deli-sliced ham mingling with ripe fruits, and a near-black dark color had me primed for a beastly wine - this did not disappoint. We opened it too early but all the elements are there: juicy plum, chalkboard, black pepper and soft tannins reminiscent of dark roast coffee. Looking forward to trying this again in a few years. — 12 days ago
The 2002 Guigal ‘La Turque’ is the finest Rhône wine that I have sampled from this challenging vintage. Flowering issues and problems obtaining phenolic ripeness plagued the N. Rhône in 2002 but the ‘La Turque’ was not lacking in richness. Black cherry, wild blackberry and huckleberry flavors connected with shades of iron and wet stone on the palate. Fresh and vibrant, this beautiful wine is drinking brilliantly now. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — 12 days ago
Deep purple with medium intensity, developing aromas of grilled meat, smoke, blackberry, black pepper, mint, tar and forest floor. Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannins, medium (+) body, medium alcohol (13.5%).
Well-integrated flavors of blackberry, black plum, tar, mint, forest floor, black olive. Medium (+) finish. Very good quality - drink now but has potential for aging. Very approachable. — 15 days ago
Connectedness is great - earthy and leather front palate leads into high minerality & acidity and then finishes up with nice red fruit and white pepper. Great after an hour of decanting, but don’t wait too long as acid starts to dominate. — a day ago