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1988 Côte Rôtie, La Mouline, Guigal

Northern Rhône

$900.00 per Bottle


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"Among so many exceptional La Mouline's, this is one of the most profound. At the same time, it is atypically backward, and has been slow to evolve. Still dark purple-colored, with only a hint of the flamboyant Mouline aromatics, this thick, super concentrated, full-bodied, tannic La Mouline is loaded with fruit, massive, and full-bodied, but still in need of time to fully shed its cloak of tannin. It is likely to be the longest-lived La Mouline since the 1978 and 1969. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2015. Last tasted 7/96." Robert M. Parker, Jr., Rhône (1997)
(WA, 07/01/1996)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 1999-2015

"Saturated ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, smoked meat, truffle and woodsmoke. Lush and seamless, with captivating black raspberry and gunflint flavors framed by harmonious acids and supported by a powerful minerally backbone. The firm tannins are buried in fruit on the extremely long, palate-staining, peppery finish. An incredible wine, just now embarking on its plane of peak drinkability." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 09/01/2004)

Rating: 98

"Ripe and concentrated, without being overly tannic, seductive, offering raspberry, cherry and vanilla flavors and a long, elegant finish. Drinkable now, but better in 1998.--Guigal Côte-Rôtie vertical. 500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 11/15/1995)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 1998

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