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    Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 2003
    Syrah/Shiraz - Cote Rotie, Rhone, France


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    Professional Ratings: 100 The Wine Advocate, 98 Wine Spectator, 98 Wine Enthusiast, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 90821

    Winemaker's Notes:

    "The 2003 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals an incredible nose of incense, black truffles, blackberries, espresso roast, roasted meats, melted road tar, tapenade, and bacon. A meaty, full-bodied, extraordinarily concentrated wine with a viscous texture, a remarkable finish, and even more tannin and body than La Mouline, it requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 30+."
    -Wine Advocate 99-100

    Critical Acclaim:

    Getting a few expletives in my notes, the 2003 Cote Rotie La Turque is more structured and powerful, with a youthful purple color giving way to meaty, bloody characteristics that are intermixed with creme de cassis, roasted meats, licorice and leather. Full-bodied, seamless and layered, with incredible depth, purity and texture, it needs a few more years over the La Mouline to fully stretch out, but will have three decades or more when all is said and done.

    100 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Incredibly dense and concentrated, with a polished layer of mocha-infused toast pushed by blackberry, black currant, black tea and dark olive flavors. This has tremendous power, but is also very suave, with sweet, exotic fruit notes that linger endlessly on the long, fleshy finish. Best from 2010 through 2030. 210 cases made.

    98 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is breathtaking stuff, incredibly complex on the nose, where it features hints of vanilla, clove, cinnamon, cassis, pepper and asphalt. It would be a wine to sit and smell all day if it weren’t so delicious to taste. Rich waves of cassis fruit cascade over the palate without losing complexity, buffered by incredibly supple tannins. The virtually endless finish confirms the quality. Drink now–2030+.

    98 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Inky purple. Vibrant, floral, remarkably deep cherry and spiced plum aromas. Lush and sweet, with an oily texture and an impressively deep kirsch quality complicated by an exotic violet pastille tone. Finishes sweet and very long, with very good lift and a lingering cherry note. Range: 94-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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