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
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.