Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

Price: $399.00
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The 2003 vintage is available for: $889.00
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Item No. 98612
  • RP100
  • WS99
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Winemaker's Notes

"The sumptuous 2005 Cote Rotie La Turque is a candidate for perfection. Abundant tannin and structure, a black/purple color, and a beautiful nose of graphite, asphalt, charcoal, blackberries, blueberries, espresso roast, chocolate, pepper, and lychee nut are found in this sensationally concentrated, multidimensional, profound wine. It will last for 25-35 years."
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Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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