2002 E. Guigal "La Turque" Côte-Rôtie

SKU #1021966

94 points Wine Spectator: "Tight, with a well-integrated structure holding the mineral, vanilla, sandalwood, plum and cherry notes at bay for now. Yet it's finely assembled, with great length for the vintage, and should age easily. Best from 2007 through 2021" (10/06) 91-93 points Robert Parker: "The 2002 Cote Rotie La Turque, which includes 7% Viognier, reveals a deeper ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of graphite, acacia flowers, black currants, and notions of meat and truffle. Fruity, soft, round, and substantial, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years." (02/06) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Expressive and seductively lush aromas of pure blackberry, creme de cassis and candied plum. Suave, silky and incredibly sweet, showing deep, sappy dark berry flavors that verge on liqueur-like. No way I'd guess this was a 2002. The broad, velvety, sweet finish shows very good weight and extremely supple tannins." (Jan/Feb 07)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Cote Rotie