Checking in on the 2007 La La's. Medium ruby, lightest color of the three. Nose of red fruit, cherry, smoke, leather, a touch of horse stable. Overall appealingly complex. Enters the palate with medium body and quite sharp acidity, not nearly as dense as the other two. I often find la Mouline the weakest wine of the three. I am usually a fan of the more feminine style of the Cote Blonde but feel La Mouline sometimes has too much acidity for the body. Anyway, I am nit picking here on a high level. Gladly this bottle did better and better as it sat in the glass and pointed towards its potential. 2h decant or better wait till after 2020.
Clean and clear, deep garnet colour and very concentrated. Developing
on the nose it's clean with medium+ intensity and aromas of; Smoke, smoked and cured ham, pepper, blackberries, fig jam, minerals that reminds me of iron and blood. Developing.
On the palate it's dry with medium+ aciddity, medium ripe tannins, medium+ % and high body and flavour intensity. Palata was alot like the nose with smoked and cured ham, hanged meat, pepper, blackberries, timian, smoke, oak. Medium+ lenght
This is a powerfull and very concentrated wine. well balanced but needs some cellartime to show of it's true potential, it's quite raw at this point. Complex but a littlebit onesided, no aromas which suprised me. It's the concentration is what impresses me the most, but i have to admit i prefer the La Turque from 2007 over this one. 93-94p
Served blind; Darker core; white pepper wows, toasty vanilla, elegant, polished, mix of plush red and dark berry, violets, deep and noble; velvety texture on the palate, good acidity, sweet and sour fruit, similar favors as nose, precise, deep, hedonistic though great focus, more air brought out more texture and mineral in an otherwise seamless and silky wine, great balance; hauntingly good, got craving for it again roughly 30 hours after drinking; a baby-sure-but the integration of the oak and overall juiciness makes this a nice drink now.
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