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Appellation : LIRAC Cuvée : Reine des Bois Colour : Red Surface : 22 Ha. Yield : 30 Hl./Ha. Vine varieties : Gr...Read more...
Definitely a winner. Not the typical spicy Rhone but a nice smooth drink. Read more
Inky violet color. Rich, smoky and deep on the nose, with powerful scents of chocolate, creme de mure and kirsch, tinged by candied violet and crac... Read more
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 sweetnes... Read more
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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
Inky violet color. Rich, smoky and deep on the nose, with powerful scents of chocolate, creme de mure and kirsch, tinged by candied violet and cracked pepper. Concentrated and lush, with a round, velvety texture and abundant sweet plum, blackberry and mocha flavors. Finishes with ripe, round tannins, a very sweet note of cassis, and great length.
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.
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.
The 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois (made from an identical blend with an identical upbringing) is also one of the most impressive efforts of the vintage. However, Christophe Delorme and his brother, Fabrice, have fashioned so many great Reine des Bois, it is difficult to say if it will turn out better than the 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000 or 1998. Among the most concentrated Châteauneufs of the vintage, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious aromas of blueberries, blackberries, melted licorice and spring flowers. This full-bodied offering reveals rich, pure fruit notes, a multidimensional mouthfeel and extraordinary elegance and freshness. It is a tour de force achievement that requires 2-4 years of bottle age; it should last for 15-20+ years. Bravo!
Sadly, Mordoree owns only ten acres in Chateauneuf du Pape, so production is limited. However, the wines are consistently brilliant. The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese, and Cinsault, was 100% destemmed, and was aged in tank (one-third) and a combination of new, 1, 2, and 3-year old French barrels (two-thirds). At 15.5% alcohol, this is no wimpish wine. It is full-bodied and elegant, with a dense purple color, a big, chewy richness, tremendous purity, and notes of smoke, creosote, black raspberries, cassis, and cherries. Deep and opulent with noticeably high tannin in the finish, this large-scaled, substantial Chateauneuf should hit its peak in 4ndash;6 years, and last for two decades.
Inky ruby. The nose offers a highly complex, wild array of dark berry and floral scents, along with anise, herbs and smoky minerals. Utterly stains the palate with deep black and blue fruit flavors complemented by strong notes of lavender pastille and tobacco. Tannins come up with air but the fruit seems to suck them up. Finishes with a strong wallop of luscious blueberry and mocha and outstanding persistence. This looks to be one of the best wines of this superb vintage.
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.
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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