E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.5586 ratings
9.4205 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
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9.7

Saturated purple. Hugely perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, incense, potpourri, smoky bacon and spicecake. Cola, olive and cracked pepper flourishes build with air. Youthfully and broad in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated, sharply defined black/blue fruit, spicecake, vanilla and violet pastille flavors that are brightened by a smoky mineral accent. Chewy and appealingly sweet on the extremely long, floral-dominated finish framed by youthful, slow-building tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2019)

Saturated purple. Hugely perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, incense, potpourri, smoky bacon and spicecake. Cola, olive and cracked pepper flourishes build with air. Youthfully and broad in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated, sharply defined black/blue fruit, spicecake, vanilla and violet pastille flavors that are brightened by a smoky mineral accent. Chewy and appealingly sweet on the extremely long, floral-dominated finish framed by youthful, slow-building tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 6th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Brought to Zola. Dark reddish tawny. Exotic nose. Notes of earthy cherry, some menthol, dark soil, blueberries, and some great spice. Rich and expansive in the mouth. With 5 hours of air this exploded in the glass. Silky. Love this wine.

Brought to Zola. Dark reddish tawny. Exotic nose. Notes of earthy cherry, some menthol, dark soil, blueberries, and some great spice. Rich and expansive in the mouth. With 5 hours of air this exploded in the glass. Silky. Love this wine.

Aug 29th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Taken to Grasings in Carmel. Decanted and given a few hours of air. Dark tawny. Opaque. Not showing much age. Killer nose. Exotic. Notes of cherry fruit, raspberry, bacon, pepper, blood sausage, some menthol and some wispy herbs. Silky rich in the mouth. Still chewy. With air this explodes. Long finish. Still feels young. Amazing grape juice!

Taken to Grasings in Carmel. Decanted and given a few hours of air. Dark tawny. Opaque. Not showing much age. Killer nose. Exotic. Notes of cherry fruit, raspberry, bacon, pepper, blood sausage, some menthol and some wispy herbs. Silky rich in the mouth. Still chewy. With air this explodes. Long finish. Still feels young. Amazing grape juice!

Jun 16th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Spectacular!

Spectacular!

Jun 12th, 2019
Max Reichwage

Rich, dense, savory, packed with flavor molecules, really nice wine but on the heavy side for my tastes, great spice

Rich, dense, savory, packed with flavor molecules, really nice wine but on the heavy side for my tastes, great spice

Apr 20th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Apr 7th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

My favourite this evening, thanks to impeccable balance and its floral lift on the nose. Caressing tannins, still young of course, but starting to showcase its true complexity.

My favourite this evening, thanks to impeccable balance and its floral lift on the nose. Caressing tannins, still young of course, but starting to showcase its true complexity.

Dec 9th, 2018
Conrad Green

This is gorgeous. Bright lift at the front, then cherry, deep sexy Syrah. Soft, integrated oak and the lifted tang and perfume of viognier.So plush but with great tension and beautiful length

This is gorgeous. Bright lift at the front, then cherry, deep sexy Syrah. Soft, integrated oak and the lifted tang and perfume of viognier.So plush but with great tension and beautiful length

Dec 3rd, 2018
Connor McMahon

Always fun drinking Guigal wines. Very balanced and elegant.

Always fun drinking Guigal wines. Very balanced and elegant.

Nov 10th, 2018
Conrad Green

Still quite primary with noticeable oak, a meatiness and herbal notes. Densely packed and deep in flavor but a little tight. Probably will be singing in about a decade.

Still quite primary with noticeable oak, a meatiness and herbal notes. Densely packed and deep in flavor but a little tight. Probably will be singing in about a decade.

Oct 25th, 2018