Peter Maude Fine Wines
2012, Domaine E. Guigal, CÔTE-RÔTE, 'La Turque'
93% Syrah/Shiraz, 7% Viognier.
Much more developed than the 2016 and 2017 tasted alongside. Voluminous, rich, voluptuous, really mouth-coating tannins, great intensity and impact as well as huge length. A very generous, rich expression with touches of polished wood and new leather. Fine but grippy tannins, and a mineral seam that runs through the wine. The oak is starting to back down now, leaving spice and salt. 96/100 Matt Walls, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2025