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Domaine de la Mordorée

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2017 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Incense, smoke, a touch of wood, wet earth and cherries comes through in the nose. On the palate, the wine is plush, round and polished with a spicy edge to the lifted, cherries in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah and 5% Vaccarese.

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2017 Domaine de la Mordorée La Dame Voyageuse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Medium-bodied, the soft, round, ripe and juicy red fruits are all over the place. It is hard to believe this is only a second wine! The wine is made from blending 90% Grenache, 4% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 1% Vaccarese and 1% Counoise. The wine will be enjoyable on release.

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2016 Domaine de la Mordorée La Dame Rousse  (Côtes du Rhône) 90

Medium bodied, easy drinking, fresh, sweet, ripe and fruity, this well priced, value wine is ready to go.

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2015 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

A consistent winner, the kirsch stands out. Even though 25% of the wine is aged in new wood, most of that has already been sucked up by the wine. Silky, polished and fresh, the wine is sweet, juicy, sensuous and fresh. The fruit is just delicious here, which is perfect for the lushly textured finish. A good reason this is showing so well is by the recent addition of a second wine to their lineup. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, 2% Vaccarese and 2% Counoise.

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2015 Domaine de la Mordorée La Dame Voyageuse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Keep in mind this is a second wine, and with that in thought, this is just great. Fresh, black raspberries, wild strawberry and herbs are at the center of this, round textured, forward wine, which was made from blending 90% Grenache, 4% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 1% Vaccarese and 1% Counoise.

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2014 Domaine de la Mordorée La Belle Voyageuse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

For a second wine, this is a beauty. The fruit is ripe, sweet, fresh and vibrant. Medium bodied and forward, this is quite a charmer, in all the right ways with its lush, kirsch and smoke filled character.

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Debut vintage for what is essentially the second wine for Mordoree Reine du Bois.

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2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

One of the top wines in this vintage, but that should come as no surprise to long time readers. Showing a good depth of color, the wine delivers an earthy, smoky, truffle, espresso and cherry filled core, with elegant, polished, round textures and freshness in the fruit filled, smoky finish. I'm sure this vintage was helped by the recent addition of a second wine to their lineup. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, 2% Vaccarese and 2% Counoise.

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2013 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Quite rich for the vintage, with a sweet fresh, licorice, toast, cocoa and black raspberry nose, the wine is soft and lush on the palate with a ripe, cherry filled, soft textured finish. The wine was made from a blend of 65% old vine Grenache, 10% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre.

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Plume du Peintre  (Lirac) 95

Full bodied, luscious, powerful, rich, ripe, and dense, the tastes like a barrel sample. The wine is incredibly concentrated and palate staining. This is no shy wallflower. Alcoholic, but there is so much fruit, you do not even notice it. Give it a few hours in the decanter.

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Deep in color, with just a hint of oak along with the flowery, spicy, jammy, smoky, black raspberry filled perfume. Sweet, sexy, lush and plush, the fruit is ripe, sensuous and fresh. This will probably rise in score as the wine ages and the oak integrates. Made from a blend of 80% Grenache, and various percentages of Mourvedre, Vaccarese, Counoise and a dollop of Syrah, the wine reached 15% alcohol with no touch of heat.

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2011 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Licorice, vanilla and spice framboise couple with floral notes to create a smoky, sensuous, rich wine, finishing with ripe plum notes. A few years of age should add even more complexity to the wine.

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2010 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Sweet, smoky, licorice, garrigue, coffee and ripe, jammy berry scents are followed by a full bodied, lush, plush, fleshy wine with depth, concentration, length and character. There is a lot to like about this stylish Chateauneuf du Pape!

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2009 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Flashy, fleshy, modern styled wine with a full body, good concentration, loads of ripe fruits, plush mouth feel and more oak to resolve. Give it a few more years in the cellar for better integration.

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Deep in color, this lush, rich, concentrated wine is filled with ripe black cherries, plum, spice and black raspberry jam. Suave, lush and long, the wine ends with a beautiful sensation of fresh dark, red berries and kirsch. Drink it now, or age it. This is such a great style of Chateauneuf du Pape.

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2007 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 98

Wow! Pure silk and velvet. Layers of perfectly ripe, juicy, pure fruits coat your palate with pleasure. There is an intensity of flavor, concentration, purity and so much silk, it was impossible to put my glass of this delicious glass down.

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I love the texture of this rich, velvety, kirsch, black raspberry, pepper, anise and earthy wine. It's long, deep and concentrated, but there is a touch of oak, that should become better integrated with time in this modern styled Chateauneuf du Pape.

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2006 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Rich, deep, long and delicious, this luscious and lusty wine is jammed full of ripe black cherry, licorice, kirsch, smoke and pepper. Drink now, or wait a few years.

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Plume du Peintre  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100

Deep, dark and rich in color, this stunning wine knocks on perfection. With incredible levels of concentration, the unctuous wine completely coats your palate with flavor. Thick, rich and intense, yet, everything is harmonious. The finish lasts for close to 60 seconds with its licorice, coffee bean, black, red and blue fruit, liqueur like profile. Impossible to find, yet worth the effort and expense to track a bottle or two of this majestic elixir of Chateauneuf du Pape.

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2003 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Drinking in the sweet spot, the fruit is ripe, but not over ripe. The garrigue, pepper, cherry, black raspberry and kirsch are in full force. Rich, lush and lusty, this is ready to go.

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From an assemblage of 70% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, 5% Counoise, 5% Syrah, and 5% Vaccarese, this rich, ripe wine pops with its licorice, black pepper, cherry liqueur, blackberry jam and gariggue filled nose. Thick, plush and intense, the wine is lush, round and packed with layers of sweet, ripe, spicy fruit. This is ready to drink.

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2003 Domaine de la Mordorée Plume du Peintre  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100

This is a wine that does not come my way too often With a production of about 125 cases, it is easy to understand why. I cannot believe the power, concentration, richness and depth this still offers, considering it is from 2003. This is not a delicate wine. It is full-bodied, showy and mouth-filling, with layers of ripe and very ripe, deep red fruits, smoke, licorice, earth and black cherry. This is an intense drinking experience that is better accompanied by a big slab of beef. It is also a stylized wine, so it is not for those seeking a delicate experience. Interestingly, there is no heat or jammy qualities, even at 17 years of age. It could get better, but if you are one of the lucky few to have a bottle, pull a cork and check it out. Along with Cuvee da Capo, this is the wine of the vintage.

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Blackberry liqueur, incense, blue fruit, toast and the essence of kirsch create the nose. Blackberry liqueur, incense, blue fruit, toast and the essence of kirsch create the nose. The wine paints your palate with flavor and intensity. The finish must last at least 60 seconds with its intensity and purity of fruit. If the knobs go to 11, this stunning wine deserves more than 100 Pts.

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If you've ever been curious as to what a 100 Pt Chateauneuf du Pape tastes like, one sniff, swirl and sip will explain it all. Inky in color, with aromatics packed with stone, pepper, earth, garrigue, licorice and kirsch liqueur, the wine is fat, rich and incredibly concentrated. This Chateauneuf du Pape paints your palate with waves of perfectly ripe, black cherry, herbs and dense, intense fruit. The finish lasts for more than 60 seconds!

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La Plume du la Pientre. Boom! That’s what happened when the cork popped and the perfume blew out of the bottle. Jammy blackberries, truffle, licorice, spice, pepper, molten cherry and blueberry liqueuer caught your attention and kept it there. The mind-blowing levels of perfume was intoxicating to smell. Massive, with insane levels of concentration, this wine coated your palate with flavors and textures for over 60 seconds. But don’t let the size fool you. Everything was in perfect balance. Only 1,500 bottles of this wine was produced for the world! This was bottle #521.

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Intense does not begin to describe the explosion of flavor this wine offers. Massive concentration, dense, rich, ripe, spicy, jammy berries, pepper, earth and fennel scents are all over the place. This opulent wine coats your mouth and feels like molten berries. The long finish lasts close to 60 seconds. This is not your grandma's Chateauneuf du Pape. But I loved it!

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2001 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

This bottle seems to have just slipped past maturity. There is still a lot to like here, with its all its lush, ripe, sweet, juicy, peppery kirsch, black cherry, thyme and earthy notes. But it seems to lack the same level of intensity and power found in previous bottles from the same case. Note to self, try another bottle in the moderate future.

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At 17, this is still going strong. The oak is completely integrated, the wine is richly concentrated, and you're left with more than enough, lushly textured, ripe, red fruits, pepper, earth, black cherry, jam and thyme to satisfy. Popped and poured, this is showing quite well today.

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Served double blind in a flight of the best 2001 wines from Chateauneuf, this came out first! With 2 hours of double decanting, the wine announced its presence with its dark, almost opaque color. On the palate, the wine was incredibly intense. It was rich, vibrant, erotic, fresh and opulent in character. Packed and stacked with layer after layer of ripe, sweet, pure, juicy fruits, the wine filled your mouth, coated your palate with flavor and lingered as you waited for another sip. The oak was completely integrated. This was the best showing for this wine I've yet tasted.

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If an endless wave of deep, ripe fruits, earth, spice, kirsch and licorice that is made even better with its silky, lush textures is your thing, you are going to love this wine!

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A blast of kirsch, fresh black raspberries, kirsch liqueur, licorice, cherries, spice, smoke, earth and garrigue greet you the moment the wine hits the glass. Intense, fresh, vibrant and long, this rich, opulent wine tastes as good as it feels. This is drinking in prime time today.

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Cherries, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, black raspberry, spice, earth, jam and smoke filled aromatics make up the perfume. The fireworks continue as the wine fills your mouth with deep fresh flavors. This concentrated wine offers a lot of purity and freshness with ample length. At 10, this is drinking beautifully today. With another year or two, this might get even better!

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2000 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

With an expressive nose of smoke, licorice, espresso, truffle, earthy plums and black cherries, at almost 16 years of age, this wine still has it. The concentrated, lush, fat, blast of ripe, juicy, plums and earthy black cherry is complicated by a hint of tobacco in the finish.

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Fully mature, with secondary aromas of smoke, tobacco, black cherry, pepper and earth, the texture is pure silk. This is drinking at the perfect place today. I'm going to finish my few remaining bottles over the next 3-4 years.

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Powerful aromas filled with ripe black raspberries, cherries, licorice and earth are made all the better by layers of rich, ripe, concentrated, round spicy fruits. From start to finish, this is drinking in the perfect, sweet spot.

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This concentrated Chateauneuf du Pape shows a lot of jammy red and black fruits, pepper, spice and a hint of oak. Richly textured, if the oak fades with time, this will be an even better wine.

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1998 Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

In the sweet spot with loads of sweet, black rasberry, licorice, kirsch, garrigue and jam, the wine is soft, inviting and ends with a rush of fresh, sweet cherries. There is no reason to hold this any longer.

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Ppacked with sweet, black raspberry jam, black cherry, pepper, spearmint and oak aromas, the wine is full bodied and offers mouth coating textures. The wine ends with a long cherry and fennel filled finish.

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Blackberry jam, black cherry liqueur, earth and garrigue aromas were all over the room. The oak seemed completely integrated in the nose. The palate presence was incredibly lush. Wave after wave of rich, ripe Grenache poured over your palate. The wine continued evolving for 2 hours! This is a very, sexy, stylish Chateauneuf.

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Very dark color. Black raspberries, pepper, plums, anise, herbs and brown sugar were easy to discern on the nose. This is a massive, very concentrated wine. Multiple layers of deep, ripe fruit fill your palate. This is a very serious wine and demands more time in the cellar.

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