eRobertParker.com #214 - Aug 2014
Score : 96+
A big step up, the 2007 Cote Rotie la Mouline boasts serious richness and depth, with a still tight, focused and youthful profile that’s begging for another couple of years in the cellar. Giving up plenty of smoked earth, toast, dried flowers, graphite, chocolate and hints of bacon fat, it’s a masculine version of this cuvee that should start to open up in another 3-4 years, and drink beautifully through 2032. Jeb Dunnuck.
Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011
Score : (95-97)
The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Cote Rotie La Mouline will be bottled around the time this report is released. A superb effort made in the style of the 1991 (which is drinking beautifully at age 20), the 2007 displays silky, velvety tannins, a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, and a luscious bouquet of charcoal, lychee nut, black cherries, raspberries and forest floor. Full-bodied, opulent and irresistible, this complex, supple 2007 can be enjoyed now and over the next two decades. Drink: 2011 - 2031. Robert Parker
Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2011
Exhibits gorgeous aromas of warm tea cake, black tea and singed mesquite, followed by dense but silky structure that carries alluring plum, blackberry and licorice flavors through the very lengthy finish, where a sanguine edge echoes for added length. This has power, but it's more about guile and perfume. Best from 2012 through 2025. 417 cases made. Designation: Collectibles. James Molesworth.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 10
Score : 93-96
Inky purple. Highly pungent aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, violet and cracked pepper. Sappy and sweet on entry, then firmed by dusty tannins, which frame the vivid dark fruit and violet pastille flavors. A spicy quality dominates the long, focused, energetic finish. Josh Raynolds.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Jan/Feb 11
Score : 93-95
Saturated purple. Intense, floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola, with a strong sandalwood overlay. Lush, sweet, palate-coating dark fruit preserve flavors are complemented by anise and violet pastille qualities and gain weight with air. Tangy acidity adds cut to a long, spicy, penetrating finish. This wine was last racked in October, 2009. Josh Raynolds.