Guigal   La Turque   Cote Brune

2006 La Turque - Cote Brune

By Guigal

2006 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal, Rhone

Drawing back the veil on the 2006 vintage reveals a mesmerising composition that sets it apart in the pantheon of La Turque expressions. Guigal, regarded as one of the top arbitrators of Rhone Valley, paints a vivid tableau with this vintage. The firm hand steering the wheel of this domain year by year and decade by decade pushes it to consistently produce this unique cuvée.


The intricacies unveiled

The 2006 La Turque - Cote Brune dances on your palate with an artful flight of Syrah spiced up with a modest admixture of Viognier. Displaying an uncommon restraint, its angular tannic grind plays off against the shimmering dark fruit; an investment in juxtaposed harmony. A swirl in the glass dispenses aromas laden with smoke and spice: olives, blackberries and woody cedar rising to meet your senses.


Rhone's gift to the vinous world

Rather than being worn down by its age, the 2006 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal stands proudly like a seasoned general, testament to Guigal’s landmark terroir in Rhone. Hints of truffles and violets occurring naturally in the vineyard shape the overall profile, adding distinguishing features that separate it from previous vintages.

The indication is that Rhone's 2006 vintage was a cooler year which has lent this wine a sleek chassis supporting a scintillating depth and richness that bodes well for those seeking a wine with longevity. The impeccable balance between acidity and fruits ensures you can expect this noble creature to mature beautifully for many years to come.

In its final act, the 2006 La Turque - Cote Brune presents a remarkably long and textured finish, leaving a symphony of tastes to reverberate in your mouth. This vintage undoubtedly signifies the mastery of Guigal over Rhone’s terroir, delivering a rich and elegant wine that leaves no doubt about its investable promise.

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Possessing more acidity and obvious structure than the 2007, the 2006 Cote Rotie La Turque offers ample notes of charred meats, blackcurrants, cassis, saddle leather and spice. Still inky purple in color, with a straight, focused, lengthy style, give this full-bodied beauty another 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two decades or more.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

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