2012 E.Guigal La Turque Cote-Rotie
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.
Taking longer to develop in the glass than the exuberant and sexy la Mouline, the 2012 Cote Rotie la Turque (93% Syrah and 7% Viognier that will see four years in new oak) offers Bordeaux-like notes of lead pencil and graphite to go with olive, smoked herbs, pepper and ripe dark fruits. Possessing a touch less raw material than both the 2009 and 2010, it nevertheless has full-bodied richness, serious mid-palate depth, lots of sweet tannin and a fabulous finish. It will need 4-6 years of cellaring and drink well over the following two to three decades. – Jeb Dunnuck
|VARIETY||Shiraz & Viogner|