E. Guigal 2005 Cote Rotie La Turque

E. Guigal 2005 Cote Rotie La Turque

Region: Rhone, France

Blend: 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier



The E. Guigal 2005 Cote Rotie La Turque presents itself as a visual masterpiece, displaying a deep ruby red color with captivating dark reflections, a testament to its maturity. On the nose, it exudes an impressive aromatic intensity, offering a symphony of small red fruits, including morello cherry and blackberry. This wine's bouquet is both powerful and elegant, a true showcase of its pedigree. Upon tasting, it greets the palate with a supple entry, revealing a harmonious balance between its supple texture, the wine's rich concentration, and the finesse of the carefully chosen tannins. The expression of the terroir is pronounced, providing a captivating and complex tasting experience that lingers gracefully on the finish.

Robert Parker - 100 Points

"The 2005 Cote Rotie la Turque is utterly profound, and a desert island wine if there ever was one. Crème de cassis, blackcurrants, chocolate, barbecued meats and bacon fat all literally soar from the glass of this full-bodied, structured, perfectly balanced Cote Rotie that doesn’t have a hair out of place. It’s just now at the early stages of drinkability and will benefit from 2-4 more years in the cellar, and keep for 2-3 decades after that."

Antonio Galloni - 96 Points

"Saturated ruby. Powerful scents of dark berries, cherry preserves, Indian spices and violet. Showing more richness than the Mouline, with chewy, smoky blackberry and mulberry flavors and a string jolt of peppery spice on the back end. Really clings to the palate, finishing with strong notes of candied violet and lush dark berries. This has gained richness and breadth in the last year and will repay extended cellaring."