Light, brownish colour. Smells like cream. There's also a hint of vanilla spice. My abbreviated note read: burns in the throat. This wine came across as being quite simple and lacking in dimension, despite good strength and power. The wine never seemed challenging or intrigueing. The harmony is excellent, and I do commend that, but ultimately, this just seemed a bit simple.
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(Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline) This flight kept holding its own with a 1971 Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline. The nose was open with aromas of weed, forest bark, mushroom, tea, coffee, animal and bacon mixed with ham. As you can see, there was a lot going on lol. This was complicated stuff, and SuperSomm added ‘incense smoke.’ There was no doubting this was Cote Rotie, and I knew because I brought this bottle. This was delicious wine, in a gorgeous spot, released from the cold, dark cellars of The Cardinal himself. As great as the storage is in the caverns of The Cardinal, trust me when I tell you don’t go down there (95).
(Guigal Cote Rotie 'La Mouline') was a wicked start to this incredible trio. Intoxicating aromas of menthol, bacon and mint graced its garden fresh nose. Rich, meaty, oily, long, balanced and with superb acidity, it had it all. What was most remarkable was its Burgundian like personality, something that is always a good thing
(Guigal Cote Rotie 'La Mouline.) After never having this wine for my entire life, this was the second time I had the pleasure of having it within the same month! The nose was amazing with its mentholy, wintry, peppery Cote Rotie style. Declious, smooth, tasty and lovely, it was an outstanding wine. What a nose
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