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Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 96.5 points

  • A brooding wine with a thick, red color and a potent nose sporting notes of dark fruits, truffles, wild game and spices. Voluptuous on the palate with amazing concentration and one of the biggest La Mouline's I've ever tasted. There is a beautiful deep core of dark cherry fruit along with mind-boggling intensity and an engaging smokiness plus some musty, gamey flavors. The finish is just endlessly complex with notes of slate, leathers, smoked meats and extraordinary spices. At peak now and just an incredible tasting experience.

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  • So smooth, magnificently rich and long. A classic Rhone, big quality. Yum.

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  • The perfume was explosive. Overripe blackberry, plum, strawberry and raspberry, coupled with spice, flowers, truffles and smoke which become more concentrated in the glass. The decadent layers of fruit and glycerin has to be tasted to be believed! Countless layers of soft, exotic textured red and black fruit overload your senses with pleasure. The seamless finish seems like it lasts well over one minute! .

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  • Red with clear browning at both the rim and the core. Smells a bit like sour créme. Good fresh acidity, and a great degree of maturity to be noted. Charming, harmonious, and pretty straight forward. The aftertaste was a bit dry and short. Not the show-stopper it was expected to be.

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  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005 98 points

    (Guigal Cote-Rotie 'La Mouline') soon came out thereafter. This is the second time I have had a bottle from this very same case, and it was unbelievable again. Aromas of blueberry pancakes, maple syrup, bacon and whip cream jumped out of this exotic wonder. Robert Bohr finally got into the act, calling 'its concentration of fruit stunning.' The fruit was so thick, it was bordering on scary. Cassis, violet, black raspberry, leather and musk were all present as well. Its nose was so good, it was almost too good to drink&almost! Flavors of spice, bacon, menthol, violet and slate caressed our palates, and if I wasn't a bit fatigued, and if we had had it earlier in the night, it probably would have been a 99-pointer as the other bottle we had recently
  • By John Kapon
    DDB and the place to be, 4/22/2005 99 points

    (Guigal Cote Rotie .La Mouline) The next wine had .a 45 second finish. according to Dave, so I joked, .did you time that finish?. Right on cue, he checked his watch. It was a .wow. wine, for sure. The wine was emotionally intense, so rich and meaty and full of coffee liqueur. It was amazingly young, but both Dave and I concurred that it was older than we thought. Rudy gave it the elusive six stars,

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