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Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Blanc Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 2003
A dark, brooding wine, packed with wood and dry tannin flavors. At the same time, the fruit is huge, with chocolate, dark plum, cassis and sweetness. This is a dense wine that is going to be hugely impressive after 5 years of aging.Add winemaker's notes
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A dark, brooding wine, packed with wood and dry tannin flavors. At the same time, the fruit is huge, with chocolate, dark plum, cassis and sweetness. This is a dense wine that is going to be hugely impressive after 5 years of aging.
Captivating raspberry ganache and cassis aromas and flavors pump through this richly layered beauty, with notes of melted licorice, bittersweet cocoa, fig paste and hoisin sauce. The long, driven finish drips with fruit and minerality, with seriously embedded structure. Best from 2010 through 2030.
Packed with layers of fig, raspberry and blackberry confiture flavors, this is long and fleshy, with lots of racy graphite and sweet cocoa notes. The long, ripe, defined finish shows great grip, with encores of fruit and minerality. Best from 2008 through 2025.
Since 1996, their Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois has been one of the stars of the vintage. The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois boasts a dense purple color, a full-bodied, opulent style, moderately high tannin, sensational concentration, and abundant aromas and flavors of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and spice. It is a meaty, fleshy, tannic effort that brings to mind the 1998. A brilliant wine for the vintage, it should be exceptionally long lived. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
A wickedly intense Rhone, as good as any Gigondas, with super-ripe flavors of plum, berry and cherry. An amazing array of spices mingles with all that fruit goodness leaving you breathless and in need of another sip. 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
Another fine value from Christophe Delorme is his 2003 Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne, a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, Carignan and Counoise. A deep ruby color is accompanied by superb aromas of black raspberries, cherries, currants, dried herbs, pepper, and licorice. This ripe, medium-bodied 2003 possesses good flesh, supple tannin, and heady alcohol. Enjoy it over the next 3ndash;4 years.
2003 was a challenging vintage for Chateauneuf du Pape, but the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape de la Reine des Bois (70% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and the rest equal parts Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, and Vaccarese) is extraordinary. I had wondered if the culling out of a special lot for the La Plume du Peintre would have any impact on the Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, but it has not. This is stunning Chateauneuf du Pape with an inky ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of blackberries, camphor, licorice, spice box, and violets. The wine is full-bodied, rich and layered, and similar in style to the 2001. Itandrsquo;s a beauty, and should drink well for 15 or more years.
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