E. Guigal 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque

E. Guigal 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque

Region: Rhone, France

Blend: 93% Syrah, 7% Viogner



The E. Guigal 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque presents itself as a visual delight with its rich ruby red color adorned with dark reflections, a testament to its maturity and depth. On the nose, it unveils an orchestra of small red fruits, notably morello cherries and blackberries, in a powerful and elegant aromatic display. Upon the first sip, this wine offers a supple and harmonious entry into the mouth, where the concentration of the wine beautifully aligns with the finesse of its chosen tannins. This wine is a masterpiece of balance and complexity, a testament to its vintage and the craftsmanship of the winemaker.

Robert Parker - 100 Points

"The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, well-integrated tannin, huge body, and loads of concentrated fruit. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025. What is so remarkable about this cuvee is its tremendous layers of flavor, awesome texture, and perfect balance. This is an astonishing offering from one of the world’s greatest winemakers."

Antonio Galloni - 96+ Points

"Full bright ruby. Nose boasts great aromatic lift and urgency, with the classic griotte cherry of La Turque plus bitter chocolate and licorice. Less complex in the mouth today than La Mouline but precise, pure and extremely primary (especially given the fact that it's been in barrel for a solid three years). Best today on the palate-staining finish. This is scheduled to be bottled in January of 2003 but probably could support even longer elevage."