Riveting in every way, this is about as good as wine gets. The smoky, black raspberry, earthy, spicy, bacon fat, cherry and thyme filled perfume popped without decanting. Fresh, full bodied, concentrated, mature, yet youthful, this flamboyant, sensuous wine really lingers, long after its left your palate.
I attended a fantastic La La tasting, courtesy of Angelo and Fred. The nose was stunning, bacon, cherry, charcoal, darker fruit, and some pencil. The palate was similar in flavor, completely sorted and very complex. A delectable feel in the mouth and precise finish of layered complexity. A winner. 97 Pts
Fabulously complex nose of truffles, pepper, violets, animal fur and a certain feral quality. On the palate, this is just wild with incredible flavors of baconfat, menthol, roasted meats, minerals and floral note perhaps from the Viognier. Full, rich, exotic and deeply concentrated, this is the wild side of La Mouline and it is fantastic. The finish is extraordinarily complex and there is a deep core of pure fruit suggesting that this wine still has a long way to go. Fabulous!
Off the hook. Off the charts. Off the rating scale! It's impossible, at least for me to find the right words to express how this incredible wine felt as it coated your every tasting receptor with its endless layers of silky, exotic, erotic, sexed up flavors and textures. This perfect, pleasure machine is a wine that tasters should open at their peril. Once experienced, you will want more. Once you see the current price, unless you are friends with Warren Buffet, you run the risk of feeling slightly deflated.
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(Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline) A pair of Guigals rounded out our evening, beginning with a special 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline. Beef, blood, oak, menthol, black fruits and olives were all in its layered and complex nose. Its earthy palate was long and zippy full of minerals and menthol as well. It clearly had the most material of all of the above, with plenty still to unveil (97).
(Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline) The 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline was the best of the bunch – what else is new? It was the sexiest of the three, with aromas of bacon, leather, grilled meat and gyro juice. Meaty and fragrant, it had that whiff of Viognier along with complex black fruit, leather and lavender flavors. It was great and WOTN for me, although JP stuck to his ’85 DRC gun
(Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline) The 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline, however, was another story. We had to put things in a little perspective, of course. The nose was out of control good, reeking of menthol, olive, bacon, minerals and gamy, pungent fruit. Waxy, silky and sexy, the nose was a definitive one for great Cote Rotie. This meaty, chewy and fleshy La Mouline had similar flavors and a beautiful, gamy lushness that really stood out. Animal, iron and smoke joined the party in this winegasmic wine
(La Mouline) thoroughly embarrassed the La Turque, possessing so much more character and minerality in this amazing bottle. I have to say that when it comes to the La La.s, La Mouline is by far my favorite
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