Robert Parker 97
Deeper in color than the la Mouline, the deep ruby/purple 2011 Cote Rotie la Turque offers more dark fruits, tapenade, graphite and spice in its meaty, truffle, black olive-scented personality. Gorgeously pure and full-bodied, it opens up beautifully with time in the glass, has incredible purity, no hard edges, killer length and an already hard to resist personality. Despite this, is has the tannic backbone, acidity and balance to evolve for three decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2045
(aged for 42 months in new oak): Inky ruby. A highly complex bouquet evokes candied dark berries, cherry cola, incense and potpourri. Offers intense, seductively sweet black and blue fruit, cola and violet pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and peppery spices. Closes extremely long and juicy, displaying a bright mineral quality and building tannins and leaving behind a suave floral note.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2029