Guigal   La Turque   Cote Brune

2008 La Turque - Cote Brune

By Guigal

2008 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal, Rhône

The story of the 2008 La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal is one that marvelously encapsulates the intricacies and rewards of fine wine integration. The well-documented challenges of the 2008 vintage in Rhône were no match for the seasoned expertise and meticulous attention to detail characteristic of Guigal.


An exquisite vintage, crafted by intuition and vision

The fruit for the 2008 La Turque was handpicked from the Côte Brune vineyards, a fine example of Guigal's commitment to quality. On tasting, this vintage eloquently unravels its narrative, beginning with a bouquet of nuanced spices, black cherries and exotic incense. It’s a symphony composed to impress every discerning palate.

Perfectly demonstrating the power and sophistication of Rhône Syrah, the 2008 La Turque reveals impressive thickness yet maintains remarkable balance and poise in its structure. The wine ends with a beautiful, lingering finish echoing the synergy between terroir and winemaking knack.


A toast to resilience, endurance and fine viticulture

The 2008 season presented winemakers in Rhône with significant weather challenges, yet the patient persistence and sagacity of Guigal resulted in a red worth investment. The robust vines in Côte Brune endured an uncharacteristically cool summer followed by an abrupt heat spike just before harvest.

This arduous journey sculpted an elegant Syrah that dances on a tightrope between power and elegance. Complex notes of black fruits, pepper, olive tapenade and smoked meats make every sip an adventure into the heart of Rhône Valley.

Deftly capturing the moody melodies of the 2008 season, La Turque - Cote Brune from Guigal offers not just a luxurious tasting experience, but also a durable addition to any serious wine investment portfolio. This treasured bottle stands as a testament to Guigal's resilience and commitment to crafting exquisite wine, regardless of vintage difficulties.

The 2008 La Turque is indeed an exceptional release from Guigal that underscores the profound effect of variable climatic conditions on the character of a wine. It's a resilient red powerhouse defined by complexity and longevity, making it an asset for prudent investors in the fine wine market.

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While the 2008 Cote Rotie la Turque isn’t going to win any blind tastings, it’s a beautiful, elegant and classic Cote Rotie that’s a joy to drink. Giving up notes of smoked meats, blackcurrants, peppery herbs and olive tapenade, it has medium-bodied richness and a classy, elegant texture. It’s drinking at point today and should keep through at least 2023.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

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