2005 Guigal Cote Rotie la Turque
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 99
  • IWC 96

Reg: $551.94

$524.94

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Reg: $551.94

$524.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
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... 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. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2009
Extremely dense and reserved with only hints of coffee bittersweet chocolate and charred apple wood leaking out from the core of melted fig black licorice Lapsang souchong tea and currant preserve notes. Still chewy with... Extremely dense and reserved with only hints of coffee bittersweet chocolate and charred apple wood leaking out from the core of melted fig black licorice Lapsang souchong tea and currant preserve notes. Still chewy with formidable tannins framing the nearly endless finish this could be the hardest of the trio to break in while cellaring. Best from 2012 through 2034. 400 cases made. -JM
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
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... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2005

Winery

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.