Checking in on the 2007 La La's. Medium-dark ruby with purple core. Intensely smoky nose with aromas of meat, earth, assam tea, pine tree - though no animalic or earthy touches. Enters the palate full bodied and dense with commanding tannins, no alcoholic heat, very tightly woven. A masculine wine that has all the stuffing to be great. Very young, wait until 2020. 96-98
Clean with a deep ruby core and paler rim, looks young
on the nose its clean medium+ intens with aromas of blackberry, blood, sweet kirsh, smoke, oak and pepper
on the palate it's medium aciddity, tannins and %, high body and flavour intensity with aromas of blackberries, floral notes, blood, smoke and coffee from oak and also a mineral backbone wich i enjoyed very much. Long finish
Balanced with no faults, incredible intensity, concentration, Complexity wil come more with age, very long finish. Outstanding quality 95p
Lunch with Chris and Joey; Non-Blind (Bin 75): Tasted after the 2010 Clape Cornas this was a completely different beast; a large robe of French oak cloaked much of the complexity in this wine but it is hard to cover the velvety power this had; liked this a touch less than the La Mouline from '07 for the lack of drinkability today but it was not given much airtime; phenomenal stuff to follow over the next 20 years.
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