Friday 26 May 2023

1998 Côte-Rôtie, Guigal - d´Ampuis, La Mouline, La Turque & La Landonne

S invited to a faboulous tasting a couple of weeks ago. The first flight was, in short, awesome!
Tasted double blind.

1998 Côte-Rôtie d´Ampuis, Guigal
A spicy, medium bodied nose with notes of black currants, dusty earth, black pepper and violets. Very, very good.
The taste is mature and seedy with a fine warmth, dried black fruits and a long, dry finish. I would say fully mature.
91p   (tasted 2023/07)

1998 Côte-Rôtie La Mouline, Guigal
A very deep, refined nose with notes of bakelite, pounded meat, violets and sun warm rocks. Very fine.
The taste is tight and complex with gorgeous black fruit, silky tannins and notes of undergrowth, salt licorice, violets and smoke. Very, very long. 5+ years.
96p   (tasted 2023/07)

1998 Côte-Rôtie La Turque, Guigal
A high, intense nose with notes of black olives, fresh herbs, dark flowers, chrushed rocks and sweet violets. Just stunning.
The taste is tight and finely structured with still sturdy tannins and notes of green peppers, olives, dark chocolate and spices. Great wine. 8+ years. 
97p   (tasted 2023/07)

1998 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne, Guigal
A very deep, focused nose with notes of dried blackberries, dark chocolate, diesel oil and dark tobacco. Gorgeous.
The taste is meaty and taut with broad tannins and notes of black pepper, scorched earth, violets and iron. Very, very long. 8+ years.
97p   (tasted 2023/07)

Next up - 1999 Côte-Rôtie, Guigal - d´Ampuis, La Mouline, La Turque & La Landonne...

1 comment:

  1. Claes Lindquist28 May 2023 at 13:13

    Fantastic flight, looking forward to your tasting notes on the 1999 as well