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Community Tasting Notes (27) Avg Score: 97.1 points

  • While this bottle looked great, it was somewhat corked. I tried the Saran Wrap trick and it worked at first but the TCA came back.

    This wine had a red/purple center and oranging rims. The medium+ intensity nose offered up crushed raspberries, blackberries, mocha, white pepper, and smoked meat.

    In the mouth, this wine was rich and ripe but so smooth and sophisticated. It had light rounded tannin and firm acidity. Again the length was 60 seconds+.

    This wine appears to be at its peak so drink over the next 5 years. I tried to look past the TCA in my score.

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  • 4 Days 4 Great Events and lots of Parker Points; 11/14/2014-11/18/2014 (Paris & London): Our first perfect score and the yardstick that all wines will be judged against from now on.
    Decanted and worshiped over 2 hours. Everything about this wine was perfect, from the open and expressive nose, to the vibrant and utterly balanced palate, the elegance and the long length. The tannin is firm yet silky and at 31 years old it still feels lively and kept developing. The last glass was the best and an experience that would be remembered . 100 easy

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  • First bad bottle. Nose was close but quickly turned to acid almost citrus. No recovery after 2 hrs. Different vendor- Soutirage. Exterior, cork all good but shoulder level is a clue for sure. One more left

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  • I really enjoyed this wine. If you enjoy old Cote Rotie, this wine will grab you. Alcohol is strong on the nose, which surprised and concerned me. However, this was not evident in taste or finish. Olives, bacon fat and potpourri dominated, and the fruit was more evident than in a 1982 Guigal Cote Rotie I enjoyed last year. This is a fantastic wine.

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  • Shh. Many think its over, but I'm here to tell you no rush
    Chewy, classic magenta color with fresh fruit and bacon grease
    A classic.

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  • By John Kapon
    Kickoff Classic, 9/17/2005 95+ points

    (Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline) 1983 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline. Roasted, earthy, long, fine and sensual, the La Mouline was still full-bodied and really great. When I thought I was starting to lose my palate, it found it for me. It jumped out at the end of the night
  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005 95A points

    (Guigal Cote-Rotie 'La Mouline') one of my all-time favorites, was a little weird, having some brett issues. There were band-aids and licorice aromas, and some fruit started to break through with a little coaxing, but the wine was not 100%. The palate was especially gravelly and stony, but its length and power were unmistakable. Its flavors were internal, affected by brett most likely, and although one could understand the wine's greatness, its flavors were not complying
  • By John Kapon
    DDB and the place to be, 4/22/2005 96 points

    (Guigal Cote Rotie .La Mouline) The first wine was .super-duper. intense (all that education and super-duper still applies). It was meaty with menthol, bacon, white pepper, earth and mineral. On the palate it was incredibly rich, oily, thick and creamy, both tasty and balanced in a massive way. There were flavors of roasted meat and a distinct impression of muscle, cut, ripped and agile in its enormity. The wine was long and fine only to become longer and finer.
  • By John Kapon
    A Double Dose of Angry Man Action, 3/7/2005 98 points

    (La Mouline) Perhaps the greatest La Mouline of the last quarter century, the 1983 was rusty, earthy, roasted and rich. There was chocolate, cherry, velvet and more rust. It was awesome

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