Guigal   La Turque   Cote Brune

2000 La Turque - Cote Brune

By Guigal

2000 La Turque - Cote Brune by Guigal, Rhone, France

An extraordinary vintage of depth and distinction, the 2000 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal holds an esteemed position within the illustrious offerings of Rhone. Parent vintage to some of the most iconic wines from the region, the year 2000 typifies Rhone's mastery over raw elements to coax synchrony between power, poise and pleasurable sensations.


A Rhône standout stamped with syrah's uniqueness

Marquee grape Syrah stamps an assertive uniqueness on this elegant and bold blend. The complex bouquet challenges the senses with hints of blackcurrant, raspberry interlaced with nuances of licorice, roasted coffee and black pepper. What sets this 2000 La Turque - Cote Brune apart from other vintages is a certain voluptuousness, subtly hallmarking a warmer than normal year on the slopes of Cote Brune.

Winemakers would often say that Syrah is a magnifying glass to its terroir. And in this vintage, Rhone’s splendid sun-soaked river valleys find expression in compact clusters and small thick-skinned berries that lend a remarkable concentration to this rich wine.


A classic vintage for sophisticated investors

The year 2000 has been heralded as an excellent vintage for longevity in strengthening your portfolio with high-ceiling investments. It was a hot year that culminated into late harvests leading to potentially longer-lived wines. Collectors and investors alike are likely to be enticed by the stellar ageing potential of this prized wine. It's a robust yet balanced opulence that one encounters with the 2000 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal, making it a deeply respectable investment proposition.


Guigal's mastery, felt across the age spectrum

E. Guigal’s imposing legacy in Rhone winemaking tradition lends itself beautifully to this sterling vintage. Year after year, La Turque sparkles under Guigal’s stewardship but this millennial vintage represents an outstanding feat of techniques married harmoniously with terroir to mirror an opulent yet disciplined palate.

A swish here, a swirl there and your sense of sight, scent and taste simultaneously celebrate the powerful yet restrained exuberance. Embodying the true essence of Rhone, the 2000 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal brings undiminished pleasure not just to discerning oenophile's palates, but those looking for wine investments with substantial appreciation potential.

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The medium to full-bodied 2000 Cote Rotie La Turque (which includes 7% Viognier) offers notes of espresso, Chinese black tea, plum, fig, and black currant fruit. It is undeniably a top success for this somewhat challenging vintage. It is already drinking well, and should age nicely for 12-15 years. Importer: Fred Ek and Patrick Will, Ex Cellars Wine Agencies, Solvang, CA; tel. (805) 686-9153

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 26 December 2004

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