2012 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
93% Syrah and 7% Viognier, give this a couple more years and then drink through 2035!
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98 points, Jeb Dunnock, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (1/2016)
"Made from Syrah and 7% Viognier, this has an intriguingly assertive yet elegant stance. it's compact, powerful and composed. Very complex, fragrant notes on the nose of orange zest, pepper, cloves and cardamom: It's all really spicy. On the palate, this is elegant and silky with plenty of fine tannin and a structure that's striking for its density. Dark-chocolate flavors are also a prominent feature. This expands vertically on the palate, even if oak ageing has mellowed this nicely all the way up to its creamy finish. A wine of clarity and purity: complex but refined. Drink 2020-2030+."
97 points James Suckling (1/2016)
"Features warm fig bread and ganache notes out front, followed by densely layered blackberry, plum and black currant reduction flavors. Ganache details echo through the finish, along with Turkish coffee and smoldering alder hints. A large-scale wine that should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2040."
97 points Wine Spectator
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