Tasted alongside the fabulous '78, this was much leaner than that great wine but also very silky and refined. Lovely flavors of plums, violets and cassis with a certain port-like ripeness. Balanced and velvety, this kept improving with a wonderful, finely complex finish showing fabulous notes of smoke, spices and soy. Very fine but lacks the fireworks of the '78. But I may have scored higher on it's own!
Naso più rodanesco degli altri, con tocchi di oliva e animale, più feroce degli altri 2. Bocca di estrema densità, balsamica e minerale, ricca di iodio, fin troppo salata. Forse troppo per i miei gusti
This wine is immortal. How does a 33 year old wine still have the color, tannins, fruit that this La Mouline has? Wow. I would agree with other reviewers that this wine may have lost a little of its stuff, but not much. (Mine was in a 60-degree cellar for most of its life upon release.) I felt blessed to be able to share this with 5 other wine enthusiasts over a dinner with lamb shanks served on roasted cauliflower puree. Extremely memorable.
great balance on this wine. definitely has lost some fruit, but still amazingly balanced with sweet red fruits, floral tones and velvety characteristics. Showed very well for a 76 and actually improved with some time in glass and decanter.
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(Guigal Cote Rotie 'La Mouline') The last wine of the night, of this odyssey, had another complex nose with fruit that was super-charged in its plummy, cassisy and sappy personality. White pepper extraordinaire and the perfect amount of slate balanced out its fruit, and its palate was rich, intense, deep and heavy. It was a great bottle
(Guigal Cote-Rotie 'La Mouline') incredible nose, amazing, even ridiculous again! There was first some confectioners sugar and molasses, but behind those the classic aromas of great Cote-Rotie. Violets, bacon and even biscotti graced the nose, as did coffee and blue fruits our palate. The wine was super, super smooth, possessing a finesse and grace that only thirty years of age can
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