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2012 E. Guigal "La Mouline" Côte-Rôtie 3-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1432445 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 Côte Rôtie La Mouline reminds me of the 2011 with its upfront, incredibly perfumed nose of spring flowers, cured meats, roasted herbs, olives and sweet cassis fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully textured, mouth-filling and already impossible to resist, it expands on the palate and I guarantee this beauty will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming two decades. (JD) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has a brooding feel, with layers of warm tobacco leaf, roasted alder and juniper, and sweet tapenade leading the way, backed by a dense core of macerated plum, black currant and raspberry fruit. The long, smoldering finish shows terrific latent grip. Best from 2018 through 2030. *Collectibles* (JM) Inner quote mark (7/2016)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Super peppery, very, very concentrated and immaculately fragrant Côte-Rôtie here. There's plenty of oak in the mix, too. It shows entrancing brown-spice aromas across red plums and darker black fruits. The palate's layered, smooth and supple, pitching concentrated flavors against precise, dense and very powerful tannin. Finishes on a smooth edge as its softens slightly, leaving a trail of spiced-custard and dark-plum flavors. Exceptional wine. Drink 2020-2030. Inner quote mark (10/2016)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Lurid ruby. Heady, intensely perfumed aromas of red fruit preserves, incense, smoky minerals and lavender, accompanied by an Asian spice flourish that builds as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with sweet, seamless raspberry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that are lifted and given spine by core of juicy acidity. Puts on weight and spreads out slowly on the strikingly long and precise finish, which features resonating mineral and floral notes. (JR) Inner quote mark (7/2017)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Broad, rich and spicy on the nose. Very substantial weight. Good freshness and not as welcoming as usual -- just a little more austere. I'm sure it will come round and the freshness is no bad thing in 2012. 18/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (12/2013)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is offered as a complete case in original packaging. If the wines are going to be shipped upon arrival, the bottles will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles during shipping, with the empty case itself shipped separately on request. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact cases. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.


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