2014 Guigal Cote Rotie la Mouline

Syrah - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 97 WA 97 WS 96 JS 95 VN 95 JD 94
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018

Not quite forward, but it will be approachable early, the wine is loaded with freshly picked flowers, licorice, herbs, black cherry, smoke, espresso, plum and earthy nuances. The tannins are soft, polished and present...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018

Floral aromas accent sturdy notes of grilled meat and almost delicate notes of red berries in the open, approachable 2014 Cote Rotie La Mouline. Medium to full-bodied, it shows great purity and a supple, silky, classic...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, November 2018

Offers a gorgeous mouthfeel, with a crumpled velvet texture that lets the raspberry and blackberry reduction, ganache and warm licorice notes tumble through while maintaining definition. The finish is well-embedded with...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, August 2018

One of the more approachable of the “La La”, Côte-Rôtie trio. This has a wealth of wet stones, pepper and mixed, wild berries. Cedary oak frames the palate nicely with a super-dark core of rich plums. Sweet mocha laces...
VN 95

Vinous, April 2018

Glass-staining ruby. Lively, intensely perfumed aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, Moroccan spices, potpourri and incense are sharpened by a smoky mineral nuance. Juicy and pure on the palate, displaying seductively...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, December 2018

The 2014 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is up with the top wines in this more challenging vintage and has classy, elegant, and perfumed notes of spring flowers, black raspberries, spice, and hints of bacon fat. It’s an upfront...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.