Tasted next to 2009 La Mouline and La Turque. Very dark core with a slighty purple rim. Great depth to the nose - dark fruit, less sweet than La Mouline and also more savoury than La Turque, slightly floral, smoky, meaty, spicy. Very powerful and grippy on the palate, spicy, fresh, quite tight. Slightly drying tannins. Very very long and impressive. Keep. 96-97+
Guigal La Las Masterclass with Brett Crittenden (Handford Wines, London): Dark red in color, youthful and glossy. unlike the La Turqe 09 & La Mouline 09 this was a more expressive rhone syrah with none of the Aussie Shiraz feel that the other two had. More evolved, herbal, light smoky and among the 09 La Las the one showing the best today. Gentle power, finesse and elegance. An infant yet full of promise. No need to rate at this early stage
Whoa! First let me say that if you have this. Don't drink it! I purchased at a fine restaurant and it was amazing but needs time to develop still. Opens with loads of dark fruit but a bit thin and tart, initially.....as it stayed open for the next hour it developed a myriad of aromas that were somewhat mindblowing consisting of dark fruit, floral elements, meat, leather, spice, coffee.... Palate also integrated into medium bodied, well balanced with present tannins but well integrated. The finish was looooooong. Really fantastic.
Nose of floral, smoke, meat, spice, oak, toast. Palate: meat, smoke, macerated fruits, pepper, spice, plum, blackberry. Med+ tannin, solid acidity, superbly balanced even at this young age. Very smoky, meaty and woody.
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