E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2009 - SPIRITED Wines
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2009
SKU: 61999

E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2009

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750ml
$599.00

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Cote Rotie
Brand E. Guigal
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.
Wine Advocate
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Another perfect wine is the 2009 Cote Rotie La Turque. It possesses a slightly denser purple color than the opaque Cote Rotie La Mouline as well as notes of Asian spices, roasted meats, bouquet garni, spring flowers, camphor and truffles. It is a different expression of Syrah as this comes from the more iron-laden soils of the Cote Brune. Although never as aromatic, precocious or enjoyable as La Mouline is in its youth, La Turque is, nevertheless, a remarkably concentrated, profound wine that is built like a skyscraper. It possesses a level of intensity and richness that must be tasted to be believed. Despite the flamboyant personality of the vintage, the 2009 will require 4-5 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years.

Robert Parker, December 2012
Wine Spectator
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A pure, unadulterated raspberry confiture aroma and flavor is the dominant note today in this deep and expressive red, with extra singed anise, alder, juniper and black currant notes filling in the background, followed by a very dense yet supremely polished finish. Features the weight and density of this fleshy vintage, but the fruit is so inviting this is almost approachable now. Better to wait though. Best from 2015 through 2035. 400 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2013