"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

Winemaking

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

Ageing

42 months in new oak

Average yield

15 Hl/ hectare.

Tasting

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 2003

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : (92-94)

As I have mentioned before, the Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is a blend of some of the very best sites the Guigal family owns in Cote Rotie. This cuvee is aged 38 months in 100% new oak casks, and about 2,000 cases are produced. The component parts include the famed vineyards of La Garde, L’Enclos, Grande-Plantee, Pommiere, Pavillon, Le Moulin and more recently, La Viria, which I still believe will turn out to be Guigal’s fourth single vineyard Cote Rotie when Marcel and his son, Philippe, decide it can stand alone. A super effort, the 2007 reveals notes of black raspberries, ground pepper, lard, roasted coffee, herbs and cassis as well as hints of licorice and tapenade, and sweet tannin. It is one of the most aromatically complex Chateau d’Ampuis Cote Roties I have ever tasted. The silkiness of the tannins and the up-front forwardness of the wine suggest it should be drunk over the next 10-12 years. Drink: 2011 - 2023. Robert Parker.

 

Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2011

Score: 95

Very dense, with espresso, maduro tobacco and a strong tarry edge leading the way for now, while a core of plum cake, hoisin sauce and steeped black currant broods in the background. The dense, ganache-filled finish demands cellaring. This is just a half step behind the La La bottlings now. Very impressive. Best from 2013 through 2024. 2,167 cases made. James Molesworth.

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 11

Score :92

Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry and potpourri, with a note of spice cake that gains volume with air. Lively and focused on the palate, which offers sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors as well as hints of cracked pepper and smoky herbs. Shows plenty of complexity now, with very good finishing clarity and spicy persistence. This wine displays the elegant, approachable character of the vintage. Josh Raynolds.

Consumption

A garder

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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