Côte Rôtie La Turque, Etienne Guigal 2008
The 2008 Cote Rotie La Turque offers smoky, meaty barbecue notes intermixed with notions of roasted herbs, forest floor and coffee beans. Although lower-keyed and less well-endowed, it is an outstanding 2008, one of the finest wines of this challenging vintage in Cote Rotie.
|Score: 90/92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (198), December 2011|
While the 2008 Cote Rotie la Turque isn’t going to win any blind tastings, it’s a beautiful, elegant and classic Cote Rotie that’s a joy to drink. Giving up notes of smoked meats, blackcurrants, peppery herbs and olive tapenade, it has medium-bodied richness and a classy, elegant texture. It’s drinking at point today and should keep through at least 2023.
|Score: 91||Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (228), December 2016|
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