Cork was in perfect shape and level very high, almost too high I was wondering. Very young and powerful, still tannic, decanted 3 hours and still not very drinkable, nose was great all along, the other same vintage Mouline was good out the bottle. Should be no problem another 5-10 years.
First off let me say WOW. I opened this wine and decanted it for 3hrs. Took it to restaurant for lunch and this wine was all I wished and hoped it to be. Amazing nose of lead pencil, red current and, tabbaco. The taste was the sweet tannins of the terroir with blueberries and plums. This tells me this wine easily has 7-10 years I'm so glad to have more. The Finnish went on for a full minute. What a wine and truly awesome vino. My score 99
Drank at Via Alloro. Decanted for about an hour before diving in. A bit closed at first with an earthy funky nose that blew off after some more time in the glass. Not a great first impression but consistently started getting better with more time, developing smoky, gamey notes with a backbone of dark fruit that started showing up. I think score would have been higher if (1) it had been decanted a couple hours longer and (2) it didn't follow an SQN Ode to E Grenache which is a hard act to follow.
A perfect wine. Brawny, muscular but a rush of nuanced flavors on nose and in mouth. Classic meaty, smoky flavors, dark fruit, cassis, even some graphite. Reminded me of a St. Emillion. 120-second finish. Wow!!
Some of the greatest wines available to human kind (@KG's in Tavelsjö (Umeå)): A beautifully perfumed stunner of greatness. We were lucky to not need to suffer an over-oaked or over-smoked specimen. This LaLa is magnificently balanced and was obviously brought up well. Still early drinking. Perfect cork. Smoked meat products, several red fruits, violets (and "flowers") singing with decisive voices. A fantastic kind of wine that can only be described as FANTASTIC. In this flight, all three Northern Rhones were my favorites, from little different angles. This one for its superb balance and distinct personality. Several ppl's WOTN.
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(E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne) Cloudy, opaque, dark red violet color with pale meniscus; lovely tart red fruit and iron nose; starting to mature, tasty, refined, tart berry, mineral palate with depth; long finish, that just goes on and on 96+ pts.
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