1985 Guigal Cote Rotie la Mouline

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie la Mouline

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1997
One of the all-time great La Moulines this still youthful and unevolved wine does not have the tannic ferocity of the 1988 or the sheer force and intensity of the 1978 1976 and 1969 but it represents the epitome of this... One of the all-time great La Moulines this still youthful and unevolved wine does not have the tannic ferocity of the 1988 or the sheer force and intensity of the 1978 1976 and 1969 but it represents the epitome of this single-vineyard wine. Everything fits perfectly in this full-bodied black/purple-colored wine that reveals no garnet or amber at the edge of its color. The nose offers up a formidable array of overripe black raspberries and cherries intertwined with scents of cedar chocolate olives and toast. Extremely full-bodied with an unctuosity and opulence that must be tasted to be believed this velvety-textured wine's finish lasts for over a minute. It is one of the most concentrated but profoundly endowed and well-balanced wines I have ever tasted. Like so many of the wines Guigal has produced from this vineyard no matter how hard one tries to articulate its glories words are simply inadequate. The 1985 is just beginning to achieve full maturity where it should remain for another 15 + years. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. Last tasted 8/96.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1995
Vivid concentrated and complete this gorgeous wine is rich with kirsch floral vanilla and raspberry flavors that go on forever. Lovely now but better after 2000.--Guigal Côte-Rôtie vertical. -TM
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2004
Deep bright red. Sauvage wonderfully complex aromas of raspberry underbrush truffle gunflint and pepper; a real perfume of the earth. Huge and sweet with a slightly roasted liqueur-like character and great intensity of... Deep bright red. Sauvage wonderfully complex aromas of raspberry underbrush truffle gunflint and pepper; a real perfume of the earth. Huge and sweet with a slightly roasted liqueur-like character and great intensity of still-youthful dark berry flavor. This has amazing backbone and grip for a 17-year-old Cote-Rotie. Sappy very long finish combines classic syrah pepper and hints of superripeness. Should go on for many years more.