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Domaine de la Mordorée Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

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Appellation : LIRAC Cuvée : Reine des Bois Colour : Red Surface : 22 Ha. Yield : 30 Hl./Ha. Vine varieties : Grenache 33 % Mourvedre 33 % Syrah 33 % Vineyard age : 40 years Terroir : Clay /limestone, clay / chalk and sandy with pebble stones. Harvest : by hand Vinification : 100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 34° C temperature. Maturing : 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun, 40% in enameled steel tank. Estate bottled Tasting : Robe : deep dark red, with blueish hints. Aromas : highly fruity (dried prunes, blackberry) and intense with a grilled touch (coffee). Palate : melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish. To go with : grilled meats, sauce meats, game birds, game rabbits and semi-mature cheeses. Service temperature : 18° C To keep : 7 to 8 years

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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

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4.00 5
10/31/2009

Definitely a winner. Not the typical spicy Rhone but a nice smooth drink.


External Reviews for Domaine de la Mordorée Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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

As for the 2005 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, this wine is superb, with a dense purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blackberries, licorice, smoke, and acacia flowers. The wine is deep, full-bodied, with tangy acidity, moderately high tannins, and tremendous texture and length. This is a serious wine that could compete with some of the finest Chateauneufs. Give it 2andndash;3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Powerfully ripe, with raspberry and boysenberry fruit that never gets heady, thanks to the racy structure, and a long anise- and graphite-filled finish. An impressive display. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

This deep red colored wine offers blackcurrant and violet aromas. Fat mid-palate and plenty of grip. A good finesse, with melted and fine tannins, and a good finish. 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise


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

A brilliant wine, and again there will be two cuvandeacute;es, Christophe Delormeandrsquo;s 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois has a wonderful, gorgeous black/purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blackberries, scorched earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, and Provencal herbs and spice. Inky, pure, full-bodied, and tannic with good acidity, this wine is going to require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2013andndash;2025+.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

As for the 2005 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, this wine is superb, with a dense purple color and a beautifully sweet nose of blackberries, licorice, smoke, and acacia flowers. The wine is deep, full-bodied, with tangy acidity, moderately high tannins, and tremendous texture and length. This is a serious wine that could compete with some of the finest Chateauneufs. Give it 2–3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The brilliant 2005 Lirac La Reine des Bois, which is made from equal parts Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah, and aged in a combination of tank, wooden foudres, and small oak barrels, shows notes of ground pepper, melted licorice, roasted meats, blackberry, and cassis. This is a sensational wine, and frankly, the best red wine made in Lirac. Full-bodied and rich, it will hold up for at least 10–12 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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.


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Appellation : LIRAC Cuvée : Reine des Bois Colour : Red Surface : 22 Ha. Yield : 30 Hl./Ha. Vine varieties : Grenache 33 % Mourvedre 33 % Syrah 33 % Vineyard age : 40 years Terroir : Clay /limestone, clay / chalk and sandy with pebble stones. Harvest : by hand Vinification : 100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 34° C temperature. Maturing : 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun, 40% in enameled steel tank. Estate bottled Tasting : Robe : deep dark red, with blueish hints. Aromas : highly fruity (dried prunes, blackberry) and intense with a grilled touch (coffee). Palate : melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish. To go with : grilled meats, sauce meats, game birds, game rabbits and semi-mature cheeses. Service temperature : 18° C To keep : 7 to 8 years

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