2011 Guigal Cote Rotie la Turque
Syrah - 750ML
  • WS 97
  • WA 97
  • VN 95

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WS 97
Wine Spectator, July 2015
A brick house, with a thick wall of smoldering charcoal in front of the fruit, though the core of steeped plum, blackberry and fig flavors has ample energy and depth in reserve. Given time, these elements should meld... A brick house, with a thick wall of smoldering charcoal in front of the fruit, though the core of steeped plum, blackberry and fig flavors has ample energy and depth in reserve. Given time, these elements should meld with the beautiful singed iron and mesquite hints already peeking in on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. From France. — J.M.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2015
Deeper in color than the la Mouline, the deep ruby/purple 2011 Cote Rotie la Turque offers more dark fruits, tapenade, graphite and spice in its meaty, truffle, black olive-scented personality. Gorgeously pure and... Deeper in color than the la Mouline, the deep ruby/purple 2011 Cote Rotie la Turque offers more dark fruits, tapenade, graphite and spice in its meaty, truffle, black olive-scented personality. Gorgeously pure and full-bodied, it opens up beautifully with time in the glass, has incredible purity, no hard edges, killer length and an already hard to resist personality. Despite this, is has the tannic backbone, acidity and balance to evolve for three decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 95
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
Inky ruby. A highly complex bouquet evokes candied dark berries, cherry cola, incense and potpourri. Offers intense, seductively sweet black and blue fruit, cola and violet pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and... Inky ruby. A highly complex bouquet evokes candied dark berries, cherry cola, incense and potpourri. Offers intense, seductively sweet black and blue fruit, cola and violet pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and peppery spices. Closes extremely long and juicy, displaying a bright mineral quality and building tannins and leaving behind a suave floral note. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.