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Côte Rôtie La Turque, Etienne Guigal 2020

Subregion France > Rhône > Northern Rhône > Côte Rotie
Grape VarietySyrah

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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Côte Rôtie La Turque reminds me of the 2018 with its pure, seamless, full-bodied, and elegant profile. Blueberries, smoked meat, scorched earth, graphite, and black cherry notes all show on the nose, and it's full-bodied, has a concentrated, powerful mouthfeel, fine tannins, and a seriously good finish.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2022

Notes of espresso and barrel char ride above notes of purple raspberries in the 2020 Cote Rotie La Turque. It's full-bodied, with ample concentration and length, but it seems to lack a bit of depth compared to other recent vintages. Let's see what next year brings.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, February 2022

The 2020 Côte Rôtie La Turque comes from a single parcel in the Côte Brune lieu-dit and offers a more dense, massive, mineral-laced style as well as a gorgeous nose of dark fruits, cured meats, chocolate, and a liquid rock-like minerality. It stays light on its feet and wonderfully balanced, but the cellar is going to be your friend.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, February 2022
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