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Domaine de la Mordorée Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

98+ points Rhone Report: A thrilling Chateauneuf-du-Pape any way you look at it, Domaine de la Mordoree's 2010 Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is up there with the best of the vintage and is most similar, in my mind, to the estate's '05 with its overall elegant, yet incredibly concentrated feel. A completely destemmed blend of 80% Grenache and the rest a mix of Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, and Vaccarese that was aged mostly in tank, yet with 30% in barrel, it delivers a pure and intense array of blackberry liqueur, licorice, toasted spice, wild flowers, truffle, and hints of leather on the nose. Clean, fresh, and detailed, with a full-bodied, dense, and stunningly concentrated palate, this nevertheless remains overall elegant, beautifully textured, and restrained, with masses of ripe tannin emerging on the finish. As with most 2010s, this really needs air to show at its best, and ideally should be given 5-7 years of bottle age. It will drink well for two decades or more. (Sep 2012)

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

External Reviews for Domaine de la Mordorée Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois should rival the estatersquo;s terrific 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001 and 1998. It boasts a saturated black/purple color and a glorious perfume of melted licorice, acacia flowers, lavender, blueberries, blackberries and kirsch. Full-bodied and dense as well as extraordinarily elegant, precise and fresh, this sumptuous wine should be cellared for 3ndash;5 years, and drunk over the following 25+. It is a candidate for ldquo;wine of the vintage.rdquo;


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

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois should rival the estateandrsquo;s terrific 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001 and 1998. It boasts a saturated black/purple color and a glorious perfume of melted licorice, acacia flowers, lavender, blueberries, blackberries and kirsch. Full-bodied and dense as well as extraordinarily elegant, precise and fresh, this sumptuous wine should be cellared for 3andndash;5 years, and drunk over the following 25+. It is a candidate for andldquo;wine of the vintage.andrdquo;


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is exquisite. It is hard to say that itrsquo;s better than some of its predecessors, because there have been so many magnificent wines to emerge from Domaine de la Mordoree since the mid-1990s, but this inky purple wine has an extraordinary nose of gun flint, wood smoke and blackberry jam intermixed with spring flowers, kirsch, and blueberries. Stunningly rich, this full-bodied wine is built like a skyscraper, with decent acidity, fabulous delineation to its component parts, and a whopping 45-second finish. The wood is gorgeously integrated, as it usually is, the tannins still noticeable, but not astringent, and the wine majestic. Give it 2ndash;4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25+ years.


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

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is exquisite. It is hard to say that itandrsquo;s better than some of its predecessors, because there have been so many magnificent wines to emerge from Domaine de la Mordoree since the mid-1990s, but this inky purple wine has an extraordinary nose of gun flint, wood smoke and blackberry jam intermixed with spring flowers, kirsch, and blueberries. Stunningly rich, this full-bodied wine is built like a skyscraper, with decent acidity, fabulous delineation to its component parts, and a whopping 45-second finish. The wood is gorgeously integrated, as it usually is, the tannins still noticeable, but not astringent, and the wine majestic. Give it 2andndash;4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25+ years.



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98+ points Rhone Report: A thrilling Chateauneuf-du-Pape any way you look at it, Domaine de la Mordoree's 2010 Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is up there with the best of the vintage and is most similar, in my mind, to the estate's '05 with its overall elegant, yet incredibly concentrated feel. A completely destemmed blend of 80% Grenache and the rest a mix of Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, and Vaccarese that was aged mostly in tank, yet with 30% in barrel, it delivers a pure and intense array of blackberry liqueur, licorice, toasted spice, wild flowers, truffle, and hints of leather on the nose. Clean, fresh, and detailed, with a full-bodied, dense, and stunningly concentrated palate, this nevertheless remains overall elegant, beautifully textured, and restrained, with masses of ripe tannin emerging on the finish. As with most 2010s, this really needs air to show at its best, and ideally should be given 5-7 years of bottle age. It will drink well for two decades or more. (Sep 2012)

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