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Côte Rôtie La Mouline, Etienne Guigal 2019

Subregion France > Rhône > Northern Rhône > Côte Rotie
Grape VarietySyrah

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Tasting Notes

Leading off the three single parcel releases, the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is an absolute blockbuster of a wine that has incredible depth, richness, and concentration while holding onto a rare sense of elegance, balance, and seamlessness. Incredible floral and orange blossom notes give way to more smoked game, tapenade, sweet black raspberries, and subtle vanilla. This full-bodied, utterly heavenly Côte Rôtie is more reserved and straight compared to the 2018, but it nevertheless already offers a huge amount of pleasure. It will hit maturity in 7-8 years (a decade will probably be better) and have 30+ years of overall longevity. 2032 - 2050

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, March 2024

While just as aromatic and charming on the nose—where ephemeral floral notes join ripe cherries—as previous years, the 2019 Cote Rotie La Mouline isn't quite as impressive on the palate. It's medium to full-bodied, silky and caressing, without the same power, yet it's supremely elegant.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, February 2022

The 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is a bigger, richer Côte Rôtie. Co-fermented with a solid chuck of Viognier and around 85% destemmed (the same as the La Turque), this full-bodied effort has a kaleidoscope-like bouquet of bloody black and blue fruits, tapenade, salted meat, woodsmoke, and a touch of violets. This cuvée is always an exotic wine, and the 2019 is no exception, offering full-bodied richness, a layered, multi-dimensional mouthfeel, plenty of structure, and a great finish.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2022

A more finesse-driven, elegant example of this cuvée, the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mouline includes a solid amount of Viognier and will see a total of four years in new French oak. Classic La Mouline notes of black raspberries, spring flowers, incense, and pepper give way to a medium to full-bodied, silky, incredibly elegant wine that will shine with only short-term cellaring.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, February 2022
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