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2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Domaine de la Mordorée   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$95.00
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Morrell Wine
Tasting Notes:
rated: January 1, 2003 , Decanter
4 stars "Superb extraction of fruit, great ripeness and good concentration without heaviness. Full, long, really good. Concentration of berry fruit. Drink 2-10 years."
rated: August 31, 2003 , Wine Spectator
91 points "Well-made in an elegant style. Clean, pure and focused; a lovely red packed with spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), coffee and plum. Smooth tannins, refined finish. Firm backbone will keep it aging gracefully, but this medium-bodied red is tempting now. Best from 2005 through 2015. 1,500 cases made. –PM" Best 2005-2015
rated: November 1, 2003 ,
4.5 stars "I purchase this a few weeks ago from the Domaine and carried it back by hand. A blend of 70% Grenache, with varying amounts of Mouvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Counoise and Vaccarese, from vines with an average of sixty years. Double decanted five hours in advance, this was an opaque purple. Plenty of black plum with nuances of marmalade as well, the luscious nose was truly impressive. I was expecting even more on the palate and I was not disappointed. A velvet mouth feel, the very long length of silky black fruits are impressive. So smooth, this tastes like a barrel sample (a few months ago it was). It should close down in the next 12 months and reappear in eight to ten years time as a special wine. It appears to have swallowed all of whatever oak ageing it was given and the tannins are presently submerged by the fruit. 96/100. (Nicos Neocleous, UK)"
rated: February 5, 2004 , Robert Parker
100 points "Tasted on four separate occasions, and awarded a perfect score on three of those, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois even surpasses the extraordinary Reine des Bois produced in 2000, 1999, and 1998 ... and that’s saying something! An inky/purple color is followed by a heady perfume of graphite, blackberries, kirsch, licorice, truffles, and charcoal. This full-bodied effort displays endless concentration in its pure, dense, generous flavors. It is broadly flavored, with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol. A blend of 78% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and small quantities of Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, and Vacqueyras, it is made from 60-year old vines, and aged both in cask and neutral foudres from what are obviously very low yields. Sadly, just over 1,000 cases were produced. This classic Chateauneuf du Pape requires 3-5 years of cellaring; it will last for two decades. A modern day legend, it is an example of what progressive winemaking can achieve without abandoning the traditions of the appellation." Best 2007-2024
rated: February 19, 2006 ,
"Winery recommendation" Best 2010-2025
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