Guigal La Mouline Cote Rotie 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

Price: $419.00
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The 2003 vintage is available for: $889.00
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Item No. 94800
  • WS95
  • RP94
  • ST94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS97
  • ST93
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Winemaker's Notes

Eye: Ruby red with red vermillion tints.

Nose: Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas.Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse.

Palate: Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir.

Overall: A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.

Critical Acclaim

"A lilting, perfumy style, with incense, warm raspberry ganache and black tea aromas leading the way for mixed berry sorbet, mesquite and mocha notes. Supersilky on the long, alluring finish. A beauty, with impressive purity for the vintage. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases made."
95 Points

"The 2004 Cote Rotie La Mouline rivals its two siblings as the wine of the vintage in this appellation. Beautifully sweet aromas of bacon fat, lychee nuts, caramelized black cherries, and raspberries are found in its complex aromatics. Black olive and black cherry flavors also emerge in the mouth. This lush, round, generously-endowed, sensual 2004 is best consumed over the next 10-12 years. "
94 Points

"Bright red. Exotic bouquet of red berries, cherry, minerals and baking spices. Silky and sweet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry-cola flavors, suave tannins and gentle violet pastille and graphite qualities. Very elegant and impressively understated, with enticing juiciness on the finish. "This wants to be Burgundy," noted Guigal."
94 Points

Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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