E. Guigal La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1990

$899

The 1990 La Turque offers an opaque purple color, and an overwhelming perfume of jammy black cherries, cassis, toast, and minerals. With its sweet, generous, incredibly harmonious personality, it is an unforgettable wine.With sweet tannin, low acidity, and one of the most velvety-textured, decadently rich palates I have encountered, this fabulous wine has a finish that lasts more than a minute. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2016. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Tasted blind... we're served three glasses from three brown bagged bottles. They all are similar in color: dark reddish tawny. This is more exotic in the nose than the other two, with notes of black fruit, plums, smoked meat and bacon fat, some licorice and a little cherry kirsch, some Asian spice and pepper, and some old desk wood. The wine is rich and velvet glove in the mouth, with a lasting finish you can taste for minutes later. Outstanding wine. Standing blind against its 1990 La La siblings, before the three bottle reveal I pegged this as the 90 La Turque which it is. Killer juice.

Tasted blind... we're served three glasses from three brown bagged bottles. They all are similar in color: dark reddish tawny. This is more exotic in the nose than the other two, with notes of black fruit, plums, smoked meat and bacon fat, some licorice and a little cherry kirsch, some Asian spice and pepper, and some old desk wood. The wine is rich and velvet glove in the mouth, with a lasting finish you can taste for minutes later. Outstanding wine. Standing blind against its 1990 La La siblings, before the three bottle reveal I pegged this as the 90 La Turque which it is. Killer juice.

9.7

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Reddish ruby core, opaque, not showing much age in the rims. Big bold bouquet in the nose. Notes of earth, bright cherry fruit, menthol, kirsch, gravel and bacon. Forever finish. A wow wine. Still in its youth.

Reddish ruby core, opaque, not showing much age in the rims. Big bold bouquet in the nose. Notes of earth, bright cherry fruit, menthol, kirsch, gravel and bacon. Forever finish. A wow wine. Still in its youth.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark ruby. Still youthful color. Exotic nose of black ripe cherry, menthol, and Asian spice. Velvet glove, palate-coating fruit and structure in the mouth. More fruit than acidity. Medium plus finish... initially a little thin right after open, but after 3-4 hours of air the body of the wine came on in a big way and the finish became more impactful. While I think the best attribute of this wine is the nose, there is no denying it scores well across all the pleasure zones. Not as good as the 88. But still one of the top, memorable La La's.

Dark ruby. Still youthful color. Exotic nose of black ripe cherry, menthol, and Asian spice. Velvet glove, palate-coating fruit and structure in the mouth. More fruit than acidity. Medium plus finish... initially a little thin right after open, but after 3-4 hours of air the body of the wine came on in a big way and the finish became more impactful. While I think the best attribute of this wine is the nose, there is no denying it scores well across all the pleasure zones. Not as good as the 88. But still one of the top, memorable La La's.

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Slight bricking but vibrant in the glass with great weight. Ethereal nose. Menthol. Dark red berries. Palate staining in the mouth. Incredibly long finish. Still young and will benefit from more age but such an experience already today.

Slight bricking but vibrant in the glass with great weight. Ethereal nose. Menthol. Dark red berries. Palate staining in the mouth. Incredibly long finish. Still young and will benefit from more age but such an experience already today.

9.8

Brittany Hastings Delectable Pro

Smoked pork chop with raspberry sauce

Smoked pork chop with raspberry sauce

9.5

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

This does not suck.

This does not suck.

9.8

Jordan Salcito Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Momofuku, Vintner Bellus Wines

Rugged and beautiful

Rugged and beautiful

9.7

B

1990 Guigal La Turque Cote-Rotie Syrah. Stood up for a couple of weeks. Didn’t decant. Served with bbq and it was exceptional. Hints of smoke and earth, but nothing overbearing. Long finish.

1990 Guigal La Turque Cote-Rotie Syrah. Stood up for a couple of weeks. Didn’t decant. Served with bbq and it was exceptional. Hints of smoke and earth, but nothing overbearing. Long finish.

10

Gabriela Feffer

Jantando no Gero com meu amor! Só nos

Jantando no Gero com meu amor! Só nos

9.8

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Wet broad and sexy, blue fruit and a gamey meatiness. A beautiful and profound wine. Young... and long

Wet broad and sexy, blue fruit and a gamey meatiness. A beautiful and profound wine. Young... and long

9.5

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