1989 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 99 pts! - 750ml

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1989 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 99 pts!
The 1989 La Turque's smoky licorice and black-raspberry aromas as well as its phenomenal richness make for an extraordinary tasting experience. There is almost the essence of black-cherries in the 1989 which is already gorgeous to drink. It should be drunk over the next 12-15 years. The wine spends 42 months in new small oak casks and is bottled without fining or filtration. The 1989 single vineyard Cote Roties are magnificent. Now that they are three months away from bottling their taste is reminiscent of Guigal's 1985s and 1982s. All of them possess fabulous concentration sweet expansive personalities. They offer extraordinary flavor intensity impeccable purity and awesome length and complexity. The yields from the three vineyards - La Mouline La Landonne and La Turque - rarely exceed two tons per acre. Moreover no one harvests any later. That the wines spend nearly three and one-half years in 100% new oak tells you something about the level of extraction Guigal is able to achieve. While the oak is noticeable for 1-2 years after bottling anyone who has tasted the 1985s 1983s 1982s 1980s or 1978s would be hard-pressed to find evidence of new oak. The level of fruit extraction in these wines literally soaks up the oak making them all the more structured and complex. While all three wines share phenomenal concentration and marvelous perfumes they could not be more different. RP

Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage
Rating RP/99
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer Guigal
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP 99 - 1989 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 99 pts! The 1989 La Turque's smoky licorice and black-raspberry aromas as well as its phenomenal richness make for an extraordinary tasting experience. There is almost the essence of black-cherries in the 1989 which is already gorgeous to drink. It should be drunk over the next 12-15 years. The wine spends 42 months in new small oak casks and is bottled without fining or filtration. The 1989 single vineyard Cote Roties are magnificent. Now that they are three months away from bottling their taste is reminiscent of Guigal's 1985s and 1982s. All of them possess fabulous concentration sweet expansive personalities. They offer extraordinary flavor intensity impeccable purity and awesome length and complexity. The yields from the three vineyards - La Mouline La Landonne and La Turque - rarely exceed two tons per acre. Moreover no one harvests any later. That the wines spend nearly three and one-half years in 100% new oak tells you something about the level of extraction Guigal is able to achieve. While the oak is noticeable for 1-2 years after bottling anyone who has tasted the 1985s 1983s 1982s 1980s or 1978s would be hard-pressed to find evidence of new oak. The level of fruit extraction in these wines literally soaks up the oak making them all the more structured and complex. While all three wines share phenomenal concentration and marvelous perfumes they could not be more different. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage
Rating RP/99
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Northern Rhone
Producer Guigal
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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