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Côte-Rôtie

"La Turque"

Côte-Rôtie "La Turque" is one of the flagship of the Domaine GUIGAL. A powerful wine with spicy notes, its terroirs from côte brune with “blond accents” lends it a great elegance.

Soil type

Silicone limestone with schistes producing clay soil rich in iron oxyde.

Grape variety

93% Syrah, 7% Viognier.

Average age of vines

25 years

Winemaking

Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Automated punching down. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.

Ageing

42 months in new oak.

Average yield

35 Hl/ hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Deep ruby red with dark tints.
Nose : Small red fruit, blackberry, morello cherry Intensely aromatic, powerful and elegant.
Palate : Supple attack with a balanced supple structure, concentration and elegant tannins. Fully expressive of the terroir.
Overall : With all the virility of the Côte Brune, La Turque also has all the subtlety and femininity of the Côte Blonde.
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Vintages 2007

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : (97-99)

The 2007 Cote Rotie La Turque is more masculine, dense and full-bodied, offering up notes of charcoal, truffles, asphalt, blackberries and hints of roasted meats, new oak and earth. Powerful and rich with silky tannins as well as a muscular style, it tastes as if it came from a completely different appellation. Robert Parker.

 

Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2011

Score: 96

Very distinctive, with ganache and espresso aromas and well-structured layers of blackberry, mulled plum, roasted spice, anise and charred apple wood. This has ample grip, but stays polished and integrated, allowing for an almost caressing mouthfeel despite its obvious density. One of the most concentrated wines in the vintage. Best from 2012 through 2025. 400 cases made. Designation: Collectibles. James Molesworth.

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 10

Score : 93-96

Bright purple-red color. Intensely floral bouquet displays spicy red berries, violet, rose and minerals, with a touch of singed orange lending an exotic character. Livelier and more feminine than the Mouline today, with tangy red berry and cherry flavors and a late note of candied flowers. The spicy note comes back on the finish, which is impressively fresh and incisive. Josh Raynolds.


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 11

Score : 93-95

Inky ruby. A sexy, intensely perfumed bouquet displays cherry compote, black raspberry, cola, potpourri and singed orange. Juicy, focused and spicy, offering red and dark berry flavors and a touch of smokiness. A bitter licorice note lingers on the strikingly long, sappy, yet refreshingly brisk finish. Josh Raynolds.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 18,5/20

Bouche splendide, avec des tanins très racés, beaucoup de densité et de chair, une finale éclatante, pure et fraîche.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

25 years ...

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge, hare

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Producing

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