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The November 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/29/2020 6:00:00 PM PST
Time Left to Bid: 5 days, 4 hours, 38 minutes, 39 seconds

Lot #373. E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque Côte Brune 2003

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 WA.
"Getting a few expletives in my notes, the 2003 Cote Rotie La Turque is more structured and powerful, with a youthful purple color giving way to meaty, bloody characteristics that are intermixed with creme de cassis, roasted meats, licorice and leather. Full-bodied, seamless and layered, with incredible depth, purity and texture, it needs a few more years over the La Mouline to fully stretch out, but will have three decades or more when all is said and done. Robert Parker has been singing the praises of the wines of Marcel and Philippe Guigal for years now, and I’m happy to pick up the torch going forward. In 2003, harvest here occurred between the August 21 and 31, with yields down over 60%. The wines took five weeks to ferment dry, were never acidified, and spent roughly 48 months in new oak prior to bottling. What comes out of the bottle now is sheer magic." Wine Advocate #212, Apr 2014
Provenance: The Couteau Cellar
Notes: Very lightly damp stained vintage neck tag, damp stained, very lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $475

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