On this showing, the 2010 La Turque was incredible, in a lineup of incredible wines. Offering off-the-chart notes of cassis, blackberry, aged beef, chocolate, crushed rock and exotic flowers, it flows onto the palate with a massive, full-bodied feel that carries ultra-fine tannin, awesome depth and a blockbuster finish. Syrah, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better. Give this monumental Cote Rotie 5-6 years and enjoy it over the following 2-3 decades.
Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com #216 Dec 2014, 100 points
Dark purple. Potent aromas of cassis, cherry pit, licorice and potpourri. Supple, pliant and fine-grained, offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors complemented by smoky minerality. For all its richness this intensely fruity wine boasts superb clarity and energy. Finishes with suave, slow-building tannins and superb persistence.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014 95-96 Points
The 2010 Cote Rotie La Turque [is] still backward with more tannin than the 2009, but also some attractive minerality as well as plenty of spring flower, blackberry and cassis notes intermixed with hints of truffles and steak tartare/beef blood. This dense, nearly over-the-top, rich wine possesses spectacular concentration, length and potential. After its release in about 14 months, it will need to be forgotten for 5-7 years, and drunk over the following 25-30 years.
Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012, 95-98 points