Vertical tasting of Guigal La Turque (Esperanto, Stockholm): Nose with cherries, strong flowery notes of violets, some liquorice, a hint of herbs, well integrated oak. Definitely elegant. Medium bodied(+), palate with slightly sweetish note, cherries and red berries, noticeably tart already in the attack, slightly spicy, medium tannins (well embedded in the fruit), mineral. The aftertaste is tart and fruity with slightly angular tannins. Young, the nose is better than the palate, 89-90+.
The 2008 shows a little lighter coloured notes than the 2007, and a slightly harder tannic structure. It is clearly a good and elegant wine for the vintage, which was a difficult one.
Guigal Masterclass Stockholm, 8 vintages of La Turque: Nose: Sweet red cherries, some smoke, gunpowder, oak and burned wood, some stones and minerals. Young and undeveloped, with wood being very evident. Palate: Soft tannins, minerals and with high acidity. Long, medium finish, with acid, dry fruit and rather soft tannins. A bit on the light side, but much, much better than expected after reading reviews. Will develop, and the acidity being high, in combination with young fruit gives this wine a very good potential to be really great further down the road. 93 + for now.
A bit reductive. Smells of matchbox, then some sweet red fruit gets through. Easier then the La Mouline, a bit more red-toned. Full body, very young, obviously. Spicy, rather mineral, quite complex already, very tannic. Very long. Blueberry. Black pepper. Olives.
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