This bottle was still going strong. Complex mix of dark moist earth, tobacco, lapsang souchong, light tar and an attractive mustiness. After an hour of air time, the faintest hints of white pepper emerged. Decanted for 30 minutes and then consumed over two hours. Paired well with lamb loin.
All meat, blood, garique and herbs de Provence. However two bottles from same source consumed within one month was quite different. One was much fresher but the other more tired. Don't see any point holding any longer unless you have a pristine well stored bottle. 87-92 pts
Superbe nez qui fait très Cote Rôtie, suave, floral, avec même des fraises des champs. Un vin à la texture aérienne, très harmonieux, je soupçonne une sœur de mon vin! Mouline '87? Un superbe vin fin, à maturité, mais encore impressionnant et savoureux. 92 pts
Tasted blind, this wine had a deep purple center with some orange at the rim. The high- intensity nose of rhubarb, cherries, soil, and brown spices was impressive.
In the mouth, the wine was ripe and rich with attractive rounded tannin and very nice length. The acidity was firm and this was a touch leaner than Guigal's great years. However, for an "off" vintage, it was very impressive. While drinkable now (with 2+ hours of air), this should last for many years.
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