Incorporating a full 11% of Viognier and coming from the steep, terraced vines in the Cote Blonde lieu-dit, it sports a heavenly bouquet of spring flowers, incense, violets, cured meats and sweet cassis. Full-bodied, voluptuous and as seamless as they come, Syrah just doesn’t get any more alluring, sexy or impressive. Give it 5-6 years and drink bottles over the following 2 decades or more.
Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com, 100 points.
Vivid purple. Sexy aromas of blueberry liqueur, incense and vanillin oak, with a bright mineral overtone. Youthful black and blue fruit flavors show excellent depth and are sharpened by juicy acidity and a hint of Asian spices. Finishes with bitter chocolate and floral nuances, supple tannins and intense minerality. Elegant, as is typical for this bottling, but showing a surprising dark-fruit character that I don't usually expect from La Mouline.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014, 95-96 points
Another blockbuster, the opaque ruby/purple 2010 Cote Rotie La Mouline exhibits enormous concentration and massiveness yet it remains ethereal with sublime elegance. It offers a floral character (because of the Viognier component) intermixed with notions of blackberries, vanillin, coffee, licorice and sweet, caramelized dark fruits as well as beautiful unctuosity and richness. This exquisite 2010 La Mouline will take a little longer to hit its peak than the 2009, but it should last just as long, possibly even longer (25-30 years)
Robert Parker, 99-100 points