1996 Guigal - Cote-Rotie La Turque 750ml

France - Northern Rhone - Cote Rotie/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

WA 95   IWC 92-94   WS 92   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 1996 Cote Rotie La Turque possesses a dark, saturated ruby/purple color, aromas of caramel, vanillin, and smoked cherry jam, medium to full body, outstanding ripeness, a plush, surprisingly soft finish, and loads of glycerin. This effort should be drunk over the next 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2001-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 133

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-94

Deeper ruby-red. Lively aromas of black cherry, spice, tar and grilled ham. Outstanding depth and sweetness of fruit, if less sharply delineated today than the Mouline. Comes across as quite oak-spicy on the aftertaste today; indeed, I found this wine rather dominated by the wood a year ago as well. Enticing brown spices and very lush tannins on the firm finish.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 88

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Very complex. With its plum, mocha and dark chocolate and clean, fresh black currant, there is plenty to like in this full-bodied, heavily oaked Rhône red. Maintains a clean, sharp acidity that lingers on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2001-2004
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: CaymanSomm
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/10/2010
explodes oout of the glass, for an off vintage this is a stellar effort. Loads of raspberry and tobacco on the nose with leathery red and dark fruit in the palate an d a sharp white pepper finish....good juice

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Rating: 94
Author: rcl
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 05/03/2015

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

394 bottles owned by 122 collectors.

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About This Producer


Marcel Guigal - the so-called "pivot" of the Cote-Rotie appellation - is both an owner and negociant, and vinifies over 40% of all Cote-Rotie. His father, Etienne, started out quite modestly in 1946, and over the next decades the company has grown to encompass all that is best in the Rhone Valley. Not only known for the massive hits in Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the Guigal name is synonymous with quality all along the scale, from the humble Cotes-du-Rhone to the Big Three - La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque.

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See other similar producers: Chapoutier, Domaine Charvin

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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