100 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
I’ve always loved the 2003s from the Guigal family and the 2003 Cote Rotie la Turque has yet to ever disappoint. An incredible perfume of smoked herbs, charred meats, violets, licorice and blackcurrants gives way to a huge, unctuous, powerful Cote Rotie that has masses of ripe, sweet tannin, full-bodied richness and a finish that just won’t quit. Enjoy this heavenly elixir over the coming 2-3 decades.
100 Points Jeb Dunnuck
I continue to love the 2003 La Turque from this incredible estate, and it’s now fully mature and drinking brilliantly. A huge nose of roasted herbs, violets, licorice, cured meats, and assorted red and black fruits all emerge from the glass, and it’s full-bodied, opulent, and just as sexy and seamless as red wine gets. It still has ripe, sweet tannins and will continue evolving gracefully for another 2+ decades.