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 feel. It's built more on elegance and complexity than power, with those floral, herbal notes leaving a long, silky impression on the finish.
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 mesquite and apple wood details that add range and texture. Very impressive for the vintage. Best from 2021 through 2040. 90 cases imported.
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 sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors along with hints of candied violet and spicecake. The floral and spice notes return emphatically on the extremely long, penetrating finish, which features velvety tannins and a hint of five-spice powder.
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, incredibly charming example of this terroir that’s already drinking nicely yet will keep for 15+ years.
Rich nose with spice and flattering appeal. Sweet start with masses of tannin and almost spicy leather notes. Only medium weight. Not a blockbuster. Neat finish.