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1991 E. Guigal Cote-Rotie La Turque
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97(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 1998

Saturated ruby-red. Knockout nose combines dark berries, tar, iron, mocha, sweet butter and smoky oak. Velvety and extremely deep; the texture is truly three-dimensional. Great grip on the finish. Has the balance and structure to develop for many, many years. Perfectly ripe tannins are still covered by fruit.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
99-100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Ken Birman (CT: KPB)
12/00, with dinner (roasted chicken). The wine is extremely Burgundian in style: somewhat light, a bit high in acidity. An elegant, floral nose is sweet and appealing. On the palate, slightly lacking in density needed to compensate the acidity but otherwise well balanced. Very good (but Parker, who gave this 100 points, was probably a bit on the high side)


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