Domaine-de-la-Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois 2017 - The Grape Tray

Domaine-de-la-Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois 2017

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Domaine-de-la-Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois 2017
$84.99
$80.74

SKU 3794

750ml

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Winery Notes:

Color : intense and deep dark rubis, opaque.

Aromas : red fruits (strawberry, red cherry) and black (Black currant and blackberry) violet , after aging : leather notes and black truffles. 

Mouth : dense, fat and rounded, well balanced with a lot of freshness, mild tannins.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine-de-la-Mordorée
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
  • jd97

Jeb DunnuckThe saturated purple-hued 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De La Reine Des Bois is another brilliant wine from this estate. Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Syrah and Vaccarèse (as well as a few other varieties) brought up in 80% stainless steel and 20% old barrels, it offers an extraordinary bouquet of blackcurrants, chocolaty herbs, ground pepper, and graphite. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays pure and flawlessly balanced on the palate, with silky tannins. I love everything about this wine, which reminds me of a slightly plusher example of the 2010. It has some upfront charm today and will continue drinking brilliantly for 15 years or more.

August 16, 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois was bottled just two weeks before I visited the domaine in June, but despite that, it seemed open, lush and delicious on both occasions I tasted it (once blind a week later). Hints of oak and licorice accent black cherries in this big, plush, velvety-textured wine, which is 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% each Syrah and Vaccarèse. It's silky enough to enjoy young but has the requisite stuffing to age well for more than a decade.

Joe Czerwinski, August 30, 2019
  • js93

James SucklingThis has a powerful, dark-fruit nose with violets and stones, too. Arrives on the palate with a rich array of fine tannins, layering up nicely to deliver a deep, dark and red-berry finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

July 21, 2019
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastWhile Grenache is dominant, this robust, full-bodied rosé is a blend of five traditional Rhône grapes. It's a complex wine boasting a core of concentrated raspberry and red-cherry flavors layered with sage, bramble and smoked meat. It's an excellent year-round accompaniment to light meals well through 2020.

Anna Lee Iijima, March 2019
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorLime, green almond and white peach flavors mingle in this pure, floral-infused white, showing a kiss of verbena through the fresh finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. Drink now through 2020.

James Molesworth, 2018