100 / 100 by Robert Parker Just as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates ... Read moreJust as good, but made in a completely different style, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Mouline (which incorporates a whopping 11% of Viognier) offers an insane bouquet of roasted meats, toast, spice, caramelized meats, coffee bean and deep, concentrated and layered blackberry and cassis-styled fruit. As with the 2010, it has off-the-chart richness, a stacked mid-palate and a gorgeous polish to its tannin. Give it another 3 to 4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades.
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98 / 100 by Wine Spectator Dense and grippy now, with roasted alder, bittersweet ganache and freshly roasted espresso notes leading ... Read moreDense 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.
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18 / 20 by Jancis Robinson Philippe Guigal is 35 and he remembers when chaptalisation was systematic. But now they still have stocks ... Read morePhilippe Guigal is 35 and he remembers when chaptalisation was systematic. But now they still have stocks of sugar dating back to 1996, used a bit in 2002 and 2008.
Still purple. Racked in Dec 09 and slightly reduced, no SO2. Full of charm and lusciousness. Then very classic freshness and polished tannins and no obvious Viognier flavours. Sinewy and flattering and this should take on weight. 13.7% but doesn't feel it. Lovely wine, again with a lightly menthol note. Very rich and perfumed and not for the Tolerant. Lighter than it used to be surely?
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Europe warehouse: 6 Bottle(s), Delivery time approx. 28 days