One of the legendary vintages for this cuvÃ©e is the 2017 CÃ´te RÃ´tie La Turque a blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier from a tiny parcel in the CÃ´te Brune lieu-dit. Always aged 4 years in new French oak it offers a dense saturated purple color as well as slightly more masculine notes of blackberries smoked meats dark chocolate and graphite. Full-bodied beautifully concentrated and perfectly balanced with incredible purity of fruit it already offers pleasure but will ideally be given 5-7 years of bottle age. It will deliver the goods for 30 to 40 years. Itâ€™s the star of the show in 2017 and one of the wines of the vintage
A common refrain regarding the La-Las is that they require a decade or more of cellaring to come around. In fact they're often quite open and appealing soon after release only to close down shortly thereafter. The 2017 Cote Rotie La Turque offers up hints of crushed stone and struck flint smoky bacon-fat aromas and ripe mouthwatering blackberries. Full-bodied creamy and rich it's a powerful concentrated effort that should still be drinking well in two decades.
Expansive aromas of black raspberry cherry and boysenberry with exotic spice floral oil and incense notes building in the glass. Energetic and focused on the palate offering densely packed black/blue fruit liqueur flavors along with intense violet pastille and cracked pepper notes. The floral quality builds steadily with air and carries through a very long chewy finish that features res
Very alluring with silky waves of cherry puree and mulled plum fruit gliding through infused gently with red tea savory and sweet tapenade hints. Lingering minerality carries the finish which has structure and grip to merit cellaring though the fruit is so hard to resist. Best from 2023 through 2038. 220 cases made 60 cases imported. ? JM