Jeb Dunnuck
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie 'La Turque' 2018

Product description

Deep ruby red with dark tints. Aromas of small red fruit, blackberry, moand rello cherry.

Intensely aromatic, powerful and elegant. On the palate there is a supple attack with a balanced supple structure, concentration and elegant tannins. Fully expressive of the terroir.

Blend: 93% Syrah, 7% Viogner

98+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Cote Rotie La Turque offers meatier, more savory, mineral-driven aromatics yet has an incredible core of pure cassis and darker fruits. A straight-up massive wine, it has a stacked mid-palate, terrific freshness, and again, a purity of fruit that's just off the chart. Despite its overall size and richness, it's weightless and as graceful as a ballerina. It always needs more time to come around compared to the La Mouline and generally starts to drink beautifully a decade after the vintage.

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Shut down tight on this occasion, the dark, impenetrable 2018 Cote Rotie La Turque is clearly dense and packed with potential. Cedary notes, dark, concentrated fruit, potent tannins, and a long, dusty finish suggest plenty of upside for the patient.