2018 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
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2018 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline

Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$1050. 00
$12600.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2018 Cote Rotie La Mouline is immensely seductive, offering up enticing notes of floral potpourri and red berries on the nose. Those strawberries and raspberries persist onto the full-bodied palate and through the long, lush finish, buoyed by supple, creamy-textured tannins. This is the most complete, compelling vintage of La Mouline I've tasted. Drink 2025 - 2045.
98-100 points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (Feb 2022)

Deep ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes mineral-accented black raspberry, cherry-cola, olive, violet candy, vanilla and cracked pepper. Sweet, focused and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit, floral pastille and exotic spice flavors that flesh out with aeration. The spice and floral notes come back emphatically on a strikingly long, focused finish that's given shape by fine-grained, slowly mounting tannins. Drink 2032-2045.
98 points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous

Just about pure perfection as well as a desert Island wine, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Mouline comes from a tiny parcel in the Côte Blonde lieu-dit and spent four years in new barrels. Incredible notes of black raspberries, spring flowers, bacon fat, smoked game, violets, and pepper all emerge on the nose. These carry to a full-bodied, round, supple, sexy Côte Rôtie offering ultra-fine tannins, an insane level of purity, no hard edges, and a monster of a finish. As with the other 2018s here, it leads with its fruit and has a supple, ethereal style on the palate. It doesn't have the sheer wealth of material or density of the 2010, 2015, or 2019, but it’s possibly a slightly richer, sexier version of the 2016. Hide bottles for just 4-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following two decades or so. Drink 2027 - 2047.
99 points
Jeb Dunnuck