E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.618 ratings
9.79 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to taste the three La La's from the 1999 vintage side by side last night. La Turque was, by far, the most concentrated and frankly, massive of the three. Impressive aromas of dust, earth, iron, game, spice, damp clay, blood, meat and bone. Sculpted layers of flavor, depth and sheer power continue in the mouth with brooding black fruit, mouth-coating, yet balanced tannins, a compelling animal quality, savory notes, dollops of spice. This wine is an amazing, bordering on spiritual journey.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to taste the three La La's from the 1999 vintage side by side last night. La Turque was, by far, the most concentrated and frankly, massive of the three. Impressive aromas of dust, earth, iron, game, spice, damp clay, blood, meat and bone. Sculpted layers of flavor, depth and sheer power continue in the mouth with brooding black fruit, mouth-coating, yet balanced tannins, a compelling animal quality, savory notes, dollops of spice. This wine is an amazing, bordering on spiritual journey.

3 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.2

Still very new world in character and impossible to dislike.

Still very new world in character and impossible to dislike.

Feb 2nd, 2017
David Eckert

What a perfect expression of Syrah.

What a perfect expression of Syrah.

Jun 20th, 2015
David Eckert

Wowsa. Now that's a special wine. It doesn't finish. Just goes and goes with all that Syrah goodness. Boom.

Wowsa. Now that's a special wine. It doesn't finish. Just goes and goes with all that Syrah goodness. Boom.

Apr 11th, 2015
B
10

1999 E. Guigal Cote Rotie. Dinner w A&S at FarmS. Opened bottle, but didn’t decant and it’s great. Let it sit for an hour or so before we poured. Finish goes on forever.

1999 E. Guigal Cote Rotie. Dinner w A&S at FarmS. Opened bottle, but didn’t decant and it’s great. Let it sit for an hour or so before we poured. Finish goes on forever.

May 25th, 2018
Roger Lang

La Turque de Guigal 1999 is mature, ripe, perfection. Massive berry and calciferous terroir. A monster that needed to be had now.

La Turque de Guigal 1999 is mature, ripe, perfection. Massive berry and calciferous terroir. A monster that needed to be had now.

May 8th, 2016
Rachel Goldman

Sales Henry Wine Group

1999

1999

Jul 6th, 2013
Deepa Subramanian

We drank 1999

We drank 1999

Jun 3rd, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Andrew had this 5 years ago

Andrew had this 5 years ago

Mar 21st, 2015
Jeff Bramwell

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Feb 7th, 2015