Tasting all 1999 La-La Côte-Rôtie´s from Guigal some years ago was a incrediable experience, but there was one that was head and shoulders above the others, and that was the La Mouline. No surprise for me, the (few) times I have tasted them side by side I have almost every time prefered the Mouline.
The other wines at the tasting are listed below. Tasted single blind.
1999 Côte-Rôtie La Mouline, Guigal
The nose explodes from the glass with stunning aromas of smoke, dark cherries, freshly pounded meat, violets, expensive leather and a warm gravelly road. Just brilliant! Very, very deep. A touch of soap/detergent adds to the complexity. The nose of a perfect autumn walk. Breathtakingly beautiful.
The taste is big, steady, warm and utterly gorgeous with the sweetest fruit imaginable - blueberries, dark cherries, rasberries, paired with notes of violets, new leather, hot gravel and dried flowers. The finish goes on and on and on. A perfect specimen!
100p (tasted 2004/03)
The other wines tasted:
2001 Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Auslese, Dönnhoff (93p)
2000 Côtes-du-Rhone Cuvée du Cros, Domaine Cros (94p)
1999 Côte-Rôtie La Turque, Guigal (97p)
1999 Côte-Rôtie, Saint Cosme (93p)
1999 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne, Guigal (94p)