1999 Guigal Cote Rotie la Turque
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 99
  • IWC 98

Reg: $750.00

$669.00

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Reg: $750.00

$669.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2003
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... 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.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2008
Offers terrific purity and density, with amazingly lush, creamy texture and waves of still very youthful blackberry and fig compote, mocha, black tea, sweet ganache and graphite. Seamless through the superlong finish, the... Offers terrific purity and density, with amazingly lush, creamy texture and waves of still very youthful blackberry and fig compote, mocha, black tea, sweet ganache and graphite. Seamless through the superlong finish, the combination of power and precision is rather amazing. Contains 7 percent Viognier.--1999 Côte-Rôtie non-blind retrospective. Drink now through 2030. 400 cases made. –JM
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2003
(ST95-98 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... (ST95-98 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 1999
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork
Viticulture method Sustainable

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Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.