Continuing to improve. Open nose of right bank Bordeaux with spice, dark fruits, orange peel. The palate, while still hinting at youth, is in a good place with a nice balance of structure and fruit. Another success from '98 and a good value.
A strong young Mouline. Give it time. All of the essential elements are there for greatness. It has the leather/animal dense kirsch quality of the La La but hung on a slightly more petit frame. The nose is still primary but hints at future complexlity with nuances of spice and coffee.
Consistent character to prior bottles but just beginning to hint at mature characteristics while still youthful. For my palate this bottle is a hybrid of the classic and modern styles. It is Barolo but has a clean, fresh quality that I like.