"La Mouline"

Soil type

Terraced wines in the shape of a Roman amphitheatre. Gneis with lighly coloured silicone soil with limestone lœss.

Grape variety

89% Syrah, 11% Viognier.

Average age of vines

about 75 years


Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Traditional pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration..


42 months in new oak

Average yield

35 Hl / hectare. (25% removed after sorting).


Eye : Ruby red with red vermillion tints.
Nose : Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas.Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse.
Palate : Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir.
Overall : A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.

Vintages 2008


eRobertParker.com #214 - Aug 2014 

Score : 89

Already up-front and easy-drinking, with a surprising lack of depth and concentration, the 2008 Cote Rotie la Mouline gives up plenty of peppered game, underbrush, and sweet fruit to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and straightforward profile on the palate. While I think it will still be better in a couple of years, it’s easily the weakest la Mouline in over a decade and will need drinking in its first 10-15 years of life. In contrast, a recent bottle of 2008 La Torque delivered noticeably more depth and concentration.  Jeb Dunnuck.


Wine Advocate #198 - Dec 2011
Score : (89-91)

The weakest link among recent vintages, the 2008 Cote Rotie La Mouline reveals a weedy, green pepper note along with sweet tannin, a medium dark plum/ruby color, and a gentle roundness and lushness. By the time this cuvee is in bottle, I suspect it will be better than it was showing in Guigal’s cellars. Robert Parker.


Wine Spectator - Issue: Sep 30, 2012

Score: 93

Designation: Collectibles

An alluring wine, with steeped currant, dark truffle, roasted apple wood and espresso aromas and flavors all mingling together, backed by a solid spine of charcoal and ganache notes. A sanguine edge runs underneath and should emerge more as this softens in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025. 415 cases made. James Molesworth.


Guide Bettane & Desseauve des vins de France

Score : 17,5/20

Plus parfumée que ses deux consœurs, comme toujours, un délié élégant et sans creux, une texture juteuse gourmande, elle vieillira bien.  


A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years.

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge …
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