2011 Guigal 'La Mouline' Cote Rotie Rhone Valley

$299.00
WA98

Mouline is a seducer in 2011; you can tell from The Wine Advocate's effusive note, calling it sexy and seamless as they come. Full-bodied, thrillingly concentrated and unctuous, it offers classic Mouline notes of cured meats, violets, black raspberries, espresso and hints of vanilla bean." Put this glorious red away for a very long time. "

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Philippe Guigal
Vintage:
2011
Aging:
40 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cote-Rotie
Vineyard:
La Mouline
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
Score Wine Advocate:
98
SKU #:
1WGUI11IR3LM
WA98

Wine Advocate

Starting out the single vineyards and bottled in February (after over four years in new oak barrels), the 2011 Cote Rotie la Mouline is as slutty, sexy and seamless as they come. Full-bodied, thrillingly concentrated and unctuous, it offers classic Mouline notes of cured meats, violets, black raspberries, espresso and hints of vanilla bean. Philippe Guigal commented that the worst thing about 2011 was the it came after 2010, and while the previous two vintages will get all of the attention, this 2011 will deliver almost as much pleasure, and do it right from the start as well. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring and will drink sensationally through 2041.