2012 Côte-Rôtie La Turque, Etienne Guigal

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,288.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    La Turque, Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    93% Shiraz/Syrah
    7% Viognier
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2037
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2012 Côte-Rôtie La Turque, Etienne Guigal

TASTING NOTES

Similar to the La Mouline with its forward, incredibly sexy style, the 2012 Côte Rôtie La Turque (there’s 7% Viognier in the blend) offers a saturated purple color to go with meaty, smoky notes of cassis, cured meats, chocolate and roasted herbs. It’s a big mouthful of a wine, with full-bodied richness and a stacked mid-palate, but it has a seamless, weightless texture, perfectly ripe tannin and a blockbuster finish.

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
98/100
Etienne Guigal

Founded in 1946 by Etienne, his son (and Légion d’Honneur holder) Marcel joined in 1961 and expanded their land to what represents over a third of the Côte-Rôtie harvest. Today, third generation winemaker Philippe, Etienne’s grandson, has been involved since the 1999 after an internship at Château Cheval Blanc and studies in Dijon. Guigal’s Côte-Rôties have received more 100-point scores from Robert Parker than any other wine, and has been described as "this planet’s greatest winemaker."

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