e. guigal, cote rotie, la mouline 2009
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

2009 e. guigal, cote rotie, la mouline

Why We're Buying

Guigal, formally known as Établissements Guigal, is the defining Rhône winery. La Mouline, which is part of the estate's La La trilogy featuring La Landonne and La Turque, is a highly revered syrah-viognier blend. In 2007, the La La wines set the record for most expensive Rhône wines ever, retailing at $800 per bottle.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2009 Cote Rotie La Mouline possesses off-the-charts richness. Like all the vintages, it comes from the Cote Blonde and is co-fermented with 11% Viognier. Its 13.5% alcohol is one of the highest in all the La Moulines made to date, which shows you that these wines are never that powerful. Extraordinary layers of concentration offer up notes of roasted coffee, sweet black cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, licorice and hints of spring flowers as well as lychee nuts (no doubt attributable to the floral/honeysuckle character of Viognier). With its full-bodied, extravagant richness, the 2009 La Mouline should be relatively approachable in 1-2 years, and last for two decades or more.