Bricky, brown in appearance. Cherry and raspberry on the nose. Smoky and spicy on both nose and palate. Lots of tannins. This is very young. Given the reputation of these wines, I was a bit underwhelmed, but perhaps I just need to revisit in 5-10 years.
A very difficult wine to describe. Translucent, almost Pinot-like in color. Gave it a three hour decant. Surprised by the restrained nose. Palate was first mushrooms, then plum, then raison, then blueberry, then flower field (rose, violet and lilac). Every sip was unique, each layer built upon the previous. Smooth and silky mouthfeel with a medium body. Easy drinking with a long finish that is as difficult to describe as the palate. The wine is truly better than the sum of its parts.
I was really searching for the trademark Mouline bacon fat, but I was unable to find it. Maybe I finished the bottle too soon???
Alcohol :: 13% Cold climate with all the white pepper, a touch of tropicana fruits. Blueberry, black currant an intensely sweet and refine. Medium - full bodied, this is real delicious. A bit herbaceous but the sweet fruits is giving a perfect balance and complex. Tannin is fine and integrated. So sophisticated and long. Super, there is no weak Guigal La La.
La la la and Chris Ringland wine dinner (Jade Palace Restaurant): Dark ruby with beautiful glossy hue and this has the highest percentage of Viognier (typically 9-12%). Very expressive and perfume nose, lots of blue fruits and blackberry with lifted floral notes. A touch of sweetness on entry follow by a complex palate with blueberry and violet. Soft yet structured, like an iron fist in a velvet glove. Seamless midpalate with a very long finish. Young but it is the most approcahable among the 3 La la la's tasted tonight.
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