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  1. 1995 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque

    1. Hello old friend, it seems like it was ages ago since I last tasted you. Dark in color, rich, sweet, intense, young, fresh, concentrated, full bodied and deep, the floral dominated nose delivers the goods and the long, impressive, mouth filling finish leaves you wanting for me.

      98 points - Tasted
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    2. Perhaps more air, or bottle age would have helped this wine. It was a good Cote Rotie, but not a great La Turque. The wine was a bit on the beefy, masculine, tannic side of the style range, lacking the often exotic, ostentatious style it's known for. I just looked at my other recent notes and they do not seem like the same wine. Perhaps it was a minor storage issue along the way. I'm more than open to trying it again.

      94 points - Tasted
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    3. Bacon fat, pepper, kirsch, black cherry, violets and smoke create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, intense, pure, refined, polished, powerful and elegant. Starting to come around, a few more years will help soften the wine while adding more levels of complexity.

      97 points - Tasted
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    4. Coconut, black pepper, bacon fat, pepper, plum, floral, licorice and cassis scents popped from the glass. Layers of juicy black fruit, stone and spice fill your palate with plush sensations. The plum, dark cherry and spicy blackberry finish remains in your mouth for over 40 seconds.

      97 points - Tasted
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    5. Rich, exotic and powerful. Black fruits mixed with herbs, spices, flowers and more explodes from the glass. The palate is gently coated with wave after wave of ripe, unctuous juice. The finish last over :40! 95 Guigals are a little brighter than other years with slightly elevated acid levels. This is not a bad thing, it's just a stylistic difference from more hedonistic years like 88, 91 or 97.

      97 points - Tasted
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    6. This wine took the best of La Landonne adding it to La Mouline and created the wine of the vintage for Cote Rotie!

      95 points - Tasted
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