E. Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline 2007
JD97: The 2007 Cote Rotie La Mouline from this famous estate continues to deliver the goods and is a rich, powerful, incredibly sexy wine that I guarantee will put a smile on your face. Packed with notions of smoked black fruits, cured bacon, graphite, chocolate, and dried flowers, it hits the palate with shocking density and depth, as well as texture. This beauty has opened up since I tasted it in 2014 and is drinking beautifully with a decant, although it’s certainly still young. Drink this brilliant Côte Rôtie over the coming 15-20 years.
WA96+: A big step up, the 2007 Cote Rotie la Mouline boasts serious richness and depth, with a still tight, focused and youthful profile that’s begging for another couple of years in the cellar. Giving up plenty of smoked earth, toast, dried flowers, graphite, chocolate and hints of bacon fat, it’s a masculine version of this cuvee that should start to open up in another 3-4 years, and drink beautifully through 2032.