Red

2005 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline

Syrah

  • France
  • > Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (98 points)

    October 17, 2014 - New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/14/2014-10/21/2014 (New York City, NY): Souced from vines in the heart of the Côte Blonde with an average age of 90 years, this deep ruby/red wine (89% Syrah, 11% Viognier) impresses from the get-go. Intensely aromatic, it offers dark plum, Asian spices, fig, pipe tobacco and briar notes which carry through to the palate. Medium-bodied and with a nice acid backbone, it wraps the flavors with medium-weight, silky tannins. The wine's oak and alcohol are tightly integrated and the middle palate is solid. Perhaps its strongest attribute is its finish, which seams to last forever. Absolutely stunning! Drink now-2030.

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: (97 points)

    October 14, 2014 - Thrilling to taste with its sensous textures, perfectly ripe fruit, concentration, length and purity. Big, rich, young and close to primary, this beauty will get better and better with age.

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: (98 points)

    June 9, 2014 - This is so good, it's close to being off the charts. With insane levels of concentrated, perfectly ripe, dark, red fruits, flowers, thyme, vanilla bean, licorce and smoke, you are hooked. The wine fills your mouth and coats your palate with the perfect blend of density and lift. How Guigal is able to do this, time and time again is beyond me. I know this is expensive, but it's one of the few pricey treats that is worth the bank.

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  • Wim de Leeuw Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 8, 2013 - Kleur: Volrood Aroma / bouquet: Gesloten, wat donker fruit, kersen, geparfumeerd (vooral bloemig), chicque. Smaak / Afdronk: Matige zuurgraad, ronde tannines, vol, zeer drinkbaar. Algemeen / potentieel: Opvallend moderne en open wijn. Nu heerlijk drinkbaar, maar geen groot potentieel tot ontwikkeling. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 17 + Algemeen / potentieel: 7 = 91/100

    Color: Volrood Aroma / Bouquet: Closed, some dark fruit, cherries, perfumed (especially floral), chicque. Taste / Finish: Excessive acidity , round tannins, full, very drinkable. General / potential: Remarkably modern and open wine. Now deliciously drinkable, but no great potential for development. 50 + Colour: 5 + Aroma / Bouquet: 12 + Taste / Finish: 17 + General / potential: 7 = 91/100

  • Anonymous wrote: (96 points)

    February 23, 2013 - This will be one tasting note for La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque 2005. The Mouline was blood red with a slightly carmine rim. The Turque dark blood red and the Landonne was extremely dark with still a purple hue. The Mouline had a beautiful perfume with loads of herbs and spices and some graphite. The Turque also a lot of garrigue, esp. clove as well as ripe fruits and some (pleasant) medicine impressions. The Landonne had beside the garrigue and fruits, saddle leather, laurel and an enormous intensity. The Mouline on the palate concentrated with very juicy fruits, leather, bacon, garrigue, some sweetness, vanilla, good acidity, sticky tannin and a great length. The Turque had the same impressions and also ink and black olives. Also a great length. More firm than La Mouline but so beautiful as well with the same impressions on the palate! The Landonne really is a mouth full of wine with the most tannin and good bitterness. Maybe the least sweet, at this moment. The tannin is still the most locked and a little drying in the finish. Overall; three beautiful and superb wines with each their own merits. I will score all three the same: 96, but with one or more plusses for future expectations. The Mouline is the most elegant and juicy at the moment; 96+. The Turque holds the middle between elegance and future, but imho it has the best balance at least at this moment; 96++. La Landonne is the most reticent at the moment with the longest future; 96+++. For all three wines; wait until 2020 or even better 2025.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer E. Guigal
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Mouline
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie
  • UPC Code 790559111004

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 61 (6%)
  • In Cellars 864 (82%)
  • Consumed 135 (13%)

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