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2003 Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Turque’

  • Producer
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Syrah, Viognier
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Cote Rotie
  • Size

Guigal is the most famous produer in Côte Rôtie and one of the finest in the Rhône Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, following his departure from Vidal-Fleury, where he had worked for just under twenty years. His son, Marcel, joined the company in 1961 and is now the head of the company.

Guigal pioneered the notion of single vineyard Côte Rôties and his 3 most famous wines, La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque are amongst the most sought after wines in the world today.

Marcel Guigal’s attitude to winemaking is typical of the simple genius that one seems to stumble upon when looking at any of the world’s greatest winemakers – low yields, organic viticulture and little or no intervention in the cellars – in short, a respect for nature and a passion for the wine itself.

Tasting Notes

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.

2003 Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Turque’