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Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois 2007

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"The purple-colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is loaded. Although still primary and backward, it reveals an extraordinary depth of juicy blackberry and cassis fruit interwoven with notes of roasted herbs, meat juices, camphor, and a touch of licorice. The wine boasts great depth, a superb texture, and a full-bodied richness nicely framed by high yet velvety tannins and fresh acidity. The vintage’s remarkable aromatic complexity and freshness are apparent in this big, substantial, authoritative wine. It will need 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20-25 years...96-97+." WA 10/08This superb Chateauneuf du Pape estate is run by Chrisophe Delorme and his brother from their cellars in Tavel. They produce spectacular Chateauneuf du Papes as well as top-notch Liracs, and glorious Cotes du Rhones and Tavel roses. Their Chateauneuf du Papes have been recognized by the village vignerons in their Festival of St.-Marc, where Mordoree frequently finishes first or second in those blind tastings.

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Domaine de la Mordorée:
Ideally located at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc, the Domaine de la Mordorée produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone Valley : Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel. Our philosophy has always been to produce the greatest wines possible. To achieve this goal we have selected the best parcels of land, the highest grade grapes and developed environmental friendly wine growing me... Read more
Ideally located at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc, the Domaine de la Mordorée produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone Valley : Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel. Our philosophy has always been to produce the greatest wines possible. To achieve this goal we have selected the best parcels of land, the highest grade grapes and developed environmental friendly wine growing methods. The vinification and maturation of our wines combine both tradition and modernity. The fruits of our efforts were quickly rewarded with prizes, in the Paris Agricultural Fair as well as other fairs where we have won over 160 medals since 1985. The specialized press and the greatest wine reviewers, like the Revue du Vin de France, Wine Spectator, or Parker have acknowledged and praised the quality of our wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

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Snooth User: dynowine
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4.00 5
08/14/2010

Tested at 70 deg F on well-aired bottle (3 hrs). Attractive nose of animal fur, tar, meaty-gamey notes, sweet warm spices (e.g. ginger), red and darker fruit. In the mouth same taste, a bit thinnish but still intense with flavors listed for the nose. Finish was delightful, almost ethereal with licorice herb and wood "surfing away" on a wave of warmth (probably from the alcohol). Dry to off dry. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium.


Snooth User: RPerro
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3.50 5
04/11/2009

Nice fruit, raspberries with a touch of tobacco. Nice structure, but very young and bright.


Snooth User: Barberolo
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4.00 5
01/02/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Deep ruby. Fresh black and blue fruits on the highly perfumed nose, with floral and Indian spice nuances adding complexity. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with very good depth and energy to its boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors. At once rich and lively, finishing with impressive power, supple tannins and lingering spiciness.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

One of the blockbusters in the vintage, the inky-colored 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois — 80% Grenache, completely destemmed and aged 12 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% old barrels — offers fantastic richness and depth in its blackberry liqueur, graphite, wood smoke and crushed-rock-like aromas and flavors. An elegant, stylish and polished example of this cuvée, it comes closest in my mind to a lighter-weight 2010. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with fine tannin, it will drink well for 10–15 years.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Domaine De la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois 1,5 L - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Domaine De la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2013

Red wine - 2008 - Domaine De la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2013

Red wine - 2008 - Domaine De la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois 1,5 L - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The purple-colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is loaded. Although still primary and backward, it reveals an extraordinary depth of juicy blackberry and cassis fruit interwoven with notes of roasted herbs, meat juices, camphor, and a touch of licorice. The wine boasts great depth, a superb texture, and a full-bodied richness nicely framed by high yet velvety tannins and fresh acidity. The vintageandrsquo;s remarkable aromatic complexity and freshness are apparent in this big, substantial, authoritative wine. It will need 3andndash;4 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20andndash;25 years.


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"The purple-colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is loaded. Although still primary and backward, it reveals an extraordinary depth of juicy blackberry and cassis fruit interwoven with notes of roasted herbs, meat juices, camphor, and a touch of licorice. The wine boasts great depth, a superb texture, and a full-bodied richness nicely framed by high yet velvety tannins and fresh acidity. The vintage’s remarkable aromatic complexity and freshness are apparent in this big, substantial, authoritative wine. It will need 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20-25 years...96-97+." WA 10/08This superb Chateauneuf du Pape estate is run by Chrisophe Delorme and his brother from their cellars in Tavel. They produce spectacular Chateauneuf du Papes as well as top-notch Liracs, and glorious Cotes du Rhones and Tavel roses. Their Chateauneuf du Papes have been recognized by the village vignerons in their Festival of St.-Marc, where Mordoree frequently finishes first or second in those blind tastings.

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