Moderately saturated medium red. Ripe aromas of raspberry, red cherry, smoked meat and truffle. Dense, fat, sweet and full, even if it falls short of the greatest vintages in sheer complexity. This lush wine is perfect for drinking now but its remarkable retention of fresh red fruit flavors suggests it will be just fine in a cold cellar for another decade. Very sweet and peppery on the smooth finish.
Robert Parker 95
Guigal’s 1987 La Mouline is sensational. Considering the vintage, this must be the greatest wine produced in France in 1987. The color is a youthful purple, and the nose offers up sweet, pure aromas of jammy black raspberries, smoke, and honeysuckle, and vague whiffs of apricots. Thick, rich flavors coat the palate in a seamless, velvety-textured manner. This medium- to full-bodied, marvelously concentrated wine has no hard edges, and is the epitome of voluptuousness and sumptuousness. This has been a glorious La Mouline to drink since its birth, and it shows no signs of age. Anticipated maturity: now-2007. Last tasted 8/96.
Anticipated maturity: 1996-2007