E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2009

$598.99

SKU 2354

750ml

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Eye: Ruby red with red vermillion tints. Nose: Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas.Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse. Palate: Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir. Overall :A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Brand E. Guigal
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Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Cote Rotie La Mouline possesses off-the-charts richness. Like all the vintages, it comes from the Cote Blonde and is co-fermented with 11% Viognier. Its 13.5% alcohol is one of the highest in all the La Moulines made to date, which shows you that these wines are never that powerful. Extraordinary layers of concentration offer up notes of roasted coffee, sweet black cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, licorice and hints of spring flowers as well as lychee nuts (no doubt attributable to the floral/honeysuckle character of Viognier). With its full-bodied, extravagant richness, the 2009 La Mouline should be relatively approachable in 1-2 years, and last for two decades or more.

Robert Parker, December 2012
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Wine SpectatorDense and grippy now, with roasted alder, bittersweet ganache and freshly roasted espresso notes leading the way, though there's a very dense core of crushed plum, black currant and blackberry fruit in reserve. A gorgeous charcoal stitching takes over on the finish. Offers loads of muscle, but also terrific cut and drive through the finish. Best from 2015 through 2040. 416 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2013