2011 Etienne Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
Red fruits, cherry and blackberry dominate the nose on this wine, which is both elegant and intense. Offers smoky, meaty barbecue notes intermixed with forest floor and coffee beans.
Wine Spectator - "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."
The Wine Advocate - "Offering more spice, cured meats, chocolate, cassis and vanilla bean, the 2011 Cote Rotie La Turque is more sexy and open-knit than the 2010, with full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist profile. It should start to shine at a relatively early age for this cuvee, but still have two decades or more of longevity.