Domaine de la Mordoree
Lirac, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, Cotes-du-Rhone (Rhône Valley)

The Estate
This is arguably the top estate in our Portfolio. Domaine de la Mordorée (woodcock), located in the town of Tavel, in the Southern Rhône Valley, is the most consistent producer of top quality wine in my entire selection. In 1986, the brothers Christophe and Fabrice Delorme decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for wine. They started their own estate with the objective to produce the best wines in each appellation while preserving the environment.

"Christophe Delorme's objective as a winemaker is to be unintrusive and maintain total respect for his terroir and the fruit it produces. His dream is to achieve a perfect balance between concentration, terroir and flavors. Delorme seems to be moving in the direction of biodynamic farming. He represents the best of an enlightened approach to winemaking that has one foot in the traditions of the past and one in the future."
- Robert Parker, The World's Greatest Wine Estates

"Year in and year out, Christophe Delorme continues to turn out one of the top dozen or so Chateauneuf du Papes from this winery located in the village of Tavel. This is the quintessential hybrid style of Chateauneuf du Pape, incorporating both the best of traditional techniques with some modern influences, including the use of small barrels, emphasis on biodynamic viticultural techniques, low sulfur, and pure, exceptionally ripe fruit from their vineyards. As for the other wines from Christophe Delorme and his brother Fabrice (Christophe runs the vineyards and winemaking operation and Fabrice takes care of the books), they are still the reference point for how profound Lirac can be. This has become an increasingly popular destination for producers from Chateauneuf du Pape, as the soils are similar and the appellation is basically next door to Chateauneuf."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #203, October 2012)

"Run by the Delorme brothers, Domaine de la Mordoree ranks as one of the most impeccably, precisely run estates and negociant businesses in western Europe. Their least-expensive offerings are stunningly good, and their high end, flagship wines from Lirac and Chateauneuf du Pape are magnificent. Moreover, this estate continues to go from strength to strength. "
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #208, August 2013)

"Another reference point estate in Chateauneuf du Pape (of which it seems like there are many), Domaine de la Mordoree includes a whopping 135 acres in total, yet with only 12 of those in Chateauneuf du Pape. The wines are made by the incredibly talented Christophe Delorme, and while they see time in oak and can have a modern feel in their youth, they never lose their Southern Rhone roots and age beautifully. As to the roses, the majority of the 2012s have already been reviewed by Robert Parker earlier this year (and I generally rated them a point or more higher than him) so I’ll just list the new wines here."
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013)

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Christophe Delorme


Domaine de la Mordoree


The tasting room

The cellar                                      The tasting room


Fabrice and Christophe Delorme (center) with Guillaume Pourtalet (left) and Fran Kysela (right)


Robert Parker Jr tasting Mordorée's Wines (April 16th 2012)

The Vineyard
The vineyard consists of 55 hectares (135 acres), on 38 different parcels, which provide with a rich, wide range of soils and climates. The soil is a mix of clay, chalk and sand with pebble stones. The improvements at the Domaine have been incredible: new pneumatic presses, new stainless steel vats, new destemmer, new vinification and aging plant, and aging in oak barrels for the top wines. All the grapes are raised by culture raisonnée which is very close to organic viticulture (intervention in the vineyard only when necessary).  The yield is reduced in the vineyard by ébourgeonnage (de budding in spring) and vendanges vertes in summer (green harvesting).  Oak aging for the top wines in special barrels like “jupille” for 10 months.  No expense is spared at this Domaine to achieve quality.

   
Grenache vines (Chateauneuf-du Pape AOC)




An insect nest that shows the Domaine's respect for the environment


They keep the grass in between vine rows to enhance the natural elements of the soils (insects, earthworm, etc) and the expression of "terroir"








The Harvest


Marsanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette

 The Wines

VIN DE FRANCE: [LA REMISE ROSE] - [LA REMISE ROUGE]

COTES DU RHONE: [LA DAME ROUSSE ROSE] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROUGE]

TAVEL: [LES VESTIDES] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROSE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROSE]

LIRAC: [LA REINE DES BOIS BLANC] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROUGE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE]

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE: [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE MAGNUM][LA PLUME DU PEINTRE]

VIN DE FRANCE: [LA REMISE ROSE] - [LA REMISE ROUGE]

 
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UPC code: 7 84585 01369 2
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rosé 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
10 year old vines.
100% destemmed, vat bleeding, fermentation at 18° C
Intense pink color, rose petal and strawberry aromas. Rich and full bodied on the palate.
Pairs well with white meats, Asian cuisine and excellent as an aperitif.

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rosé 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
10 year old vines.
100% destemmed, vat bleeding, fermentation at 18° C
Intense pink color, rose petal and strawberry aromas. Rich and full bodied on the palate.
Pairs well with white meats, Asian cuisine and excellent as an aperitif.

"Made from a blend of equal parts Merlot and Marselan, the 2012 La Remise is a rich, yet beautifully pure and precise rose that dishes out loads of cherry, strawberry and hints of citrus aromas and flavors before turning juicy, fresh and mineral driven on the finish. Showing beautiful acidity as well as concentration, it can be consumed on its own or with food. Drink now-2013 - JD"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #207, June 2013), 90 pts


"Light salmon color. A fresh and very pleasing wine revealing light aromas and flavors of red berries and dried cherry. It shows more minerals than fruit and offers an especially dry, crisp finish. Very good value. A blend of 50% Marselan (a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache) and 50% Merlot. Alc 14.5%."
- International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Review / April 2013), 88 pts

"The 2012 La Remise de la Mordoree Rose is a blend of equal parts Merlot and Marselan (a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache). Tank-fermented and aged, it displays lots of fresh kirsch and raspberry fruit, good body and a vibrant pink color. Enjoy it over the next year. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts + BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 01369 2
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rosé 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
10 year old vines.
100% destemmed, vat bleeding, fermentation at 18° C
Intense pink color, rose petal and strawberry aromas. Rich and full bodied on the palate.
Pairs well with white meats, Asian cuisine and excellent as an aperitif.

"The 2011 La Remise de la Mordoree Rose is outstanding. A curious blend of 50% Marselan (the result of a cross-breeding of Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache) and 50% Merlot, notes of watermelon intermixed with raspberries and strawberries jump from the glass of this fresh, lively, amazingly concentrated, dry rose. This serious wine sets the standard for what Marselan and Merlot can do in what is a vin de France rather than a Cotes du Rhone appellation."
- Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 90 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 01369 2
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rosé 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Cabernet Sauvignon X Grenache), 50% Merlot.
10 year old vines.
100% destemmed, vat bleeding, fermentation at 18° C
Intense pink color, rose petal and strawberry aromas. Rich and full bodied on the palate.
Pairs well with white meats, Asian cuisine and excellent as an aperitif.

National Retail Price: $15.99 / bottle

 
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UPC code: 7 84585 01370 8
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rouge 12/750ml
50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
9 year old vines.
100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 28°C temperature.
Strong red color, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose complemented by floral notes of violet. Rich and powerful on the palate with strong flavors and a nice concentration. Long finish.
Food pairing: red meats with sauce, grilled meats, game birds and semi-mature cheeses.

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UPC code: 7 84585 01370 8
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rouge 12/750ml
50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
9 year old vines.
100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 28°C temperature.
Strong red color, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose complemented by floral notes of violet. Rich and powerful on the palate with strong flavors and a nice concentration. Long finish.
Food pairing: red meats with sauce, grilled meats, game birds and semi-mature cheeses.

"Made from the same blend as the rose, the striking 2012 La Remise de la Mordoree red is one of the great red wine values in the marketplace. An intense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of rich plum and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of licorice and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied with striking concentration, abundant glycerin and impressive purity, it is difficult to believe one can get this much wine for a meager $13.00. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89 pts + BEST BUY

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UPC code: 7 84585 01370 8
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rouge 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache), 50% Merlot.
9 year old vines.
100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 28°C temperature.
Strong red color, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose complemented by floral notes of violet. Rich and powerful on the palate with strong flavors and a nice concentration. Long finish.
Food pairing: red meats with sauce, grilled meats, game birds and semi-mature cheeses.

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UPC code: 7 84585 01370 8
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, La Remise de la Mordorée, Rouge 12/750ml

50% Marselan (Cabernet Sauvignon X Grenache), 50% Merlot.
9 year old vines.
100% destemmed, long 30 days maceration with a maximum of 28°C temperature.
Strong red color, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose complemented by floral notes of violet. Rich and powerful on the palate with strong flavors and a nice concentration. Long finish.
Food pairing: red meats with sauce, grilled meats, game birds and semi-mature cheeses.


National Retail Price: $15.99 / bottle

COTES DU RHONE: [LA DAME ROUSSE ROSE] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROUGE]


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UPC code: 7 84585 00041 8
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
The wine is made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre. 20 year-old vines.
Deep pink, slightly orange color typical of Mordoree rose wines. Aromas of crystallized oranges and cherries, hints of aniseed. Very round palate, fresh and a long finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, fowl, white meats, grilled lamb with Provence herbs, fish soup, fried fish, pastas, pizzas and all Asian dishes.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00041 8
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
The wine is made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre. 20 year-old vines.
Deep pink, slightly orange color typical of Mordoree rose wines. Aromas of crystallized oranges and cherries, hints of aniseed. Very round palate, fresh and a long finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, fowl, white meats, grilled lamb with Provence herbs, fish soup, fried fish, pastas, pizzas and all Asian dishes.

"As for the estate wines, the 2012 La Dame Rousse Cotes du Rhone Rose is composed of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre. One of the finest roses from southern France, it exhibits copious amounts of licorice, lavender, strawberries, black cherries and a hint of Provencal herbs. Medium-bodied, it is best consumed over the next year. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89 pts + BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 00041 8
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre. 20 year-old vines.
Deep pink, slightly orange color typical of Mordoree rose wines. Aromas of crystallized oranges and cherries, hints of aniseed. Very round palate, fresh and a long finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, fowl, white meats, grilled lamb with Provence herbs, fish soup, fried fish, pastas, pizzas and all Asian dishes.

"And speaking of a Cotes du Rhone appellation, the 2011 Mordoree La Dame Rousse Rose (40% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Cinsault and the rest Carignan and Mourvedre) is gorgeous. A surprisingly full-bodied rose offering up notes of rose petals intermixed with hints of orange rind, sweet black cherries, licorice and earth, this is a big, rich, pure and intense rose to drink over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 92 pts

"This wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, and 5% Counoise sourced from 20-year-old vines. The perfumed nose wafts out of the glass with aromas of berries and florals. The big, racy flavors of strawberries and cherries fill the mouth with some creamy feel to them. Sweet spices coat the tongue and the wine becomes a little chewy in the aftertaste. Very satisfying now with the stuffing to drink well over the next year. *** Now-2013."
- Hogshead Wine Blog (May 18th 2012) (see article here) ***

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UPC code: 7 84585 00041 8
2008 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
"A sensational, classic Provençal rosé offering copious quantities of sweet and sour cherries, framboise, spice, and flowers."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 90 pts

National Retail Price: $20.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00002 9
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

Made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
20 year old vines.
100 % destemming, 15 day maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature
Deep red color. Blackcurrant and violet aromas. Melted and fine tannins, good finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, grilled meats, semi-mature cheeses.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00002 9
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

Made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
20 year old vines.
100 % destemming, 15 day maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature
Deep red color. Blackcurrant and violet aromas. Melted and fine tannins, good finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, grilled meats, semi-mature cheeses.

"Two inexpensive reds include the excellent 2012 Cotes du Rhone La Dame Rousse, a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Carignan and Counoise. It is a delicious, dark ruby/purple-colored, Provencal-styled red revealing notes of balsam wood, raspberries, black currants and cherries. Medium-bodied with sweet tannin and a heady finish, it should be drunk over the next several years. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts + BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 00002 9
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

Made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
20 year old vines.
100 % destemming, 15 day maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature
Deep red color. Blackcurrant and violet aromas. Melted and fine tannins, good finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, grilled meats, semi-mature cheeses.


"The two reds worth considering that are below the $25 price point are the 2011 Cotes du Rhone La Dame Rousse, which is earthy, with notes of garrigue, spring flowers, black cherries and black currants."
- Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00002 9
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

Made from 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise
"This dark, juicy red delivers a blast of black cherry and crushed plum fruit, with notes of violet and anise. Solid length. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 88 pts


National Retail Price: $21.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00535 2
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/375ml

40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
20 year old vines.
100 % destemming, 15 day maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature
Deep red color. Blackcurrant and violet aromas. Melted and fine tannins, good finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, grilled meats, semi-mature cheeses.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00535 2
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/375ml

40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.
20 year old vines.
100 % destemming, 15 day maceration with a maximum of 30° C temperature
Deep red color. Blackcurrant and violet aromas. Melted and fine tannins, good finish.
Food pairing: cold meats and delicatessen, grilled meats, semi-mature cheeses.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00535 2
2008 Domaine de la Mordorée, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/375ml

40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Counoise.

"The 2008 Cotes du Rhone La Dame Rousse exhibits a dark ruby color along with leafy, earthy, black currant and cherry notes intermixed with loamy soil, pepper, and spice characteristics."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 87 pts

"Sweet berry fruit, pepper, garrigue, and lavender characteristics, fine density, medium body, and more rustic tannins that its 2007 counterpart."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 87 pts


National Retail Price: $10.99 / half-bottle

TAVEL: [LES VESTIDES] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROSE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROSE]

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UPC code: 7 84585 01628 0
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, Les Vestides 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.
This wine is very similar in style to the Dame Rousse Cuvée. The main difference is that it is made from grapes not certified organic yet. The parcel is currently being converted to Organic after Domaine de la Mordorée acquired it in 2013. It will take 3 years total to become certified organic and it might be integrated in the Dame Rousse in the future.
The second difference is that the soil type is slightly different. In the Dame Rousse, the soils is composed of Quartz round pebbles on the Villafranchienne terrace of Vallongue. For the Vestides, the soils is made of flat limestome rocks, originating from the Berremien crumbled hill-stones.

Steady pink, brilliant and limpid color. Very complex nose with flowers, red and white fruits aromas. Round, full bodied with a long lasting aniseed and fruity finish.
Food pairing: cold meat and delicatessen, poultry, white meats, grilled meats, fried fish, fish soup, pastas, pizzas and all Asian cuisine.


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UPC code: 7 84585 00038 8
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette.
Steady pink, brilliant and limpid color. Very complex nose with flowers, red and white fruits aromas. Round, full bodied with a long lasting aniseed and fruity finish.
Food pairing: cold meat and delicatessen, poultry, white meats, grilled meats, fried fish, fish soup, pastas, pizzas and all Asian cuisine.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00038 8
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette.
Steady pink, brilliant and limpid color. Very complex nose with flowers, red and white fruits aromas. Round, full bodied with a long lasting aniseed and fruity finish.
Food pairing: cold meat and delicatessen, poultry, white meats, grilled meats, fried fish, fish soup, pastas, pizzas and all Asian cuisine.

"A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Clairette, the knockout 2012 Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse has lively watermelon, cherry and mineral aromas that all come soaring from the glass. Beautifully pure and delineated on the palate, with juicy acidity and a seamless texture, this seriously classy rose has both richness and freshness. While it will drink nicely for 2-3 years, bottles won’t last that long in my house. Drink now-2013. - JD"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #207, June 2013), 92 pts


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Medium dark pink. This is very good wine, revealing a soft perfume of fresh field strawberries that carries over to a flavorful, well balanced palate, finishing dry and crisp. A beautiful Tavel. A blend of 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre. 5% Bourboulenc and 5% Clairette."
- International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Review / April 2013), 90 pts

"The knock-out, full-bodied 2012 La Dame Rousse Tavel Rose (60% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Bourboulenc and Clairette) offers complex notes of flowers, raspberries, loamy soil, pepper and spice. Dry, exuberant and loaded with personality as well as character, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next year. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 00038 8
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette.
Steady pink, brilliant and limpid color. Very complex nose with flowers, red and white fruits aromas. Round, full bodied with a long lasting aniseed and fruity finish.
Food pairing: cold meat and delicatessen, poultry, white meats, grilled meats, fried fish, fish soup, pastas, pizzas and all Asian cuisine.

"The 2011 La Dame Rousse Tavel Rose, which is 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest equal parts Cinsault and the white grape Clairette. Full-bodied and substantial on the palate, with stunning notes of strawberry and kirsch intermixed with licorice, lavender and spring flowers, this is about as good a rose as one can find in the marketplace, but it is not for those looking for a somewhat innocuous, lighter-styled rose. This wine delivers in an authoritative, surprisingly intense style. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. Perhaps the best rose made in the world today is Mordoree’s Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois ($34.00; 94 points for the 2011). As I have said in the past, the vintages I have tasted to date are as profound as a rose can be. It is more similar to a light red wine than any rose I have tasted, but it is expensive, particularly for a rose."
- Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 93 pts

"This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Clairette sourced from 40-year-old vines. It is a beautiful medium opacity cherry-ruby color. There is a medium strength nose of floral fruit, pastilles, and with air there are scents of raspberries. The mouth follows the nose but shows more structure with a mild creamy mouthfeel, expansive sweet-spiced fruit, understated acidity, and almost gritty sweet spices and a stony tang in the aftertaste. Robust at first it takes on a sense of breed after a few days. *** 2013-2015."
- Hogshead Wine Blog (May 18th 2012) (see article here), ***

"This Tavel rosé is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Clairette It displays an aromatic nose with fresh red fruit and light earth notes. It is dry on the palate with high acidity and a crisp finish."
- I-WineReview (April 2012), 88 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00038 8
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette.
Steady pink, brilliant and limpid color. Very complex nose with flowers, red and white fruits aromas. Round, full bodied with a long lasting aniseed and fruity finish.
Food pairing: cold meat and delicatessen, poultry, white meats, grilled meats, fried fish, fish soup, pastas, pizzas and all Asian cuisine.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00038 8
2009 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml

The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Clairette.
"The 2009 Tavel La Dame Rousse rose (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Clairette) is a bigger effort displaying impressive notes of spring flowers, red and black currants, cherries, strawberries, and licorice. Aromatically, it reminds me of a red wine. In the mouth, it is medium to full-bodied with super fruit as well as a lush personality. To me, it is nearly the equivalent of the more expensive Tavel La Reine des Bois."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 91 pts
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"Vivid pink. Expressive bouquet evokes wild strawberry, cherry skin, dried rose and a deeper note of licorice. Juicy, penetrating red fruit flavors stain the palate, picking up a dusty note of talc on the back end. Deftly combines depth and vivacity and finishes with lingering red berry flavors and a refreshing kick of blood orange."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July 2010), 90 pts

"The aroma of ripe peaches and strawberries is seductive. It has notes of maraschino cherries, apricots, eucalyptus, and raspberry brambles, with a mineral, chalky backbone. This is a big, dry, berried wine that pairs beautifully with a plate of prosciutto and ripe summer tomatoes. It's rich enough to balance a quiche with gruyere and bacon or a pork tenderloin with mushrooms. It's serious, delicious stuff, and definitely one of our favorites."
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Serious grape: Grenache Rose
"Don't be put off by the pinkness: these are serious wines, full of flavor and regional character."

"Ripe and long, with a juicy beam of raspberry, strawberry and cherry notes laced with hints of dried orange peel and hot stone. The finish is solid and juicy. Drink now."
- Wine Spectator (June 10), 90 pts

"La Dame Rousse is blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Clairette. Deep pink rose in color, it boasts a floral and fresh raspberry/ cherry nose followed by vibrant fruit flavors, a touch of chalkiness and minerals, and a crisp long finish. Very nicely balanced and exceptionally fine drinking. "
- I-winereview.com (April 2010), 90 pts


National Retail Price: $31.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84885 01113 1
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine expresses the identity and the originality of the lieu-dit "Vallongue" that produces wines of great aromatic complexity and significant elegance, marrying intensity, depth, freshness and minerality.
Made from 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Bourboulenc.
This wine comes from a parcel planted on a pebbled soil covered with stones, whose geology is typical of the grands crus from the Rhone Valley (a base made of marine molasse from the Miocene period covered with an alpine diluvium from the Villafranchian period).

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UPC code: 7 84885 01113 1
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine expresses the identity and the originality of the lieu-dit "Vallongue" that produces wines of great aromatic complexity and significant elegance, marrying intensity, depth, freshness and minerality.
Made from 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Bourboulenc.
This wine comes from a parcel planted on a pebbled soil covered with stones, whose geology is typical of the grands crus from the Rhone Valley (a base made of marine molasse from the Miocene period covered with an alpine diluvium from the Villafranchian period).


"The 2012 Tavel Rose la Reine des Bois is a knockout blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Bourboulenc. It’s the deepest in color of the rose lineup and dishes out brilliant aromas and flavors of strawberry, rose petal, red currants and mineral to go with a rich, full-flavored profile on the palate. Despite all of the texture here, it never seems heavy and has gorgeous acidity that focuses the finish nicely. While I think most roses should be consumed in the first year after the vintage, the Tavels from this estate have the ability to actually improve with a year in bottle and drink nicely for 2-3 years. Drink now-2016. .- JD"
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013)
, 93 pts


"Medium pink rose. One of the best rosés of the 2013 tasting, this wine reveals minerals, fresh cherry, flowers and a lovely purity of flavor that persists on the finish. Dry, with crisp acidity the wine is beautifully focused. 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Clairette. Alc 14.5°."
- International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Review / April 2013), 91 pts

"Year-in and year-out one of the finest roses made in the world is Mordoree’s Reine des Bois Tavel Rose. I rated the outstanding 2012 91 points. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 91 pts


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UPC code: 7 84885 01113 1
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine expresses the identity and the originality of the lieu-dit "Vallongue" that produces wines of great aromatic complexity and significant elegance, marrying intensity, depth, freshness and minerality.
Made from 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Bourboulenc.
This wine comes from a parcel planted on a pebbled soil covered with stones, whose geology is typical of the grands crus from the Rhone Valley (a base made of marine molasse from the Miocene period covered with an alpine diluvium from the Villafranchian period).


"The 2011 La Reine des Bois Tavel Rose is one of the two finest roses I have ever tasted ( the other being the Prieure de Montezargues made by the owners of Chateau La Nerthe and also a Tavel). Most people won’t spend $35 a bottle for rose, but if you want a prodigious example of how remarkable rose can be, this or the other Tavel are well worth checking out. A blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah and the rest Cinsault and Bourboulenc, this wine possesses a tremendous nose of framboise and strawberry jam along with spring flowers, crushed rock and citrus. It is elegant but full-bodied, quite dry, and just builds incrementally in the mouth. It is an amazing rose."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #203, October 31st 2012)
, 93 pts

"The elegant La Reine des Bois displays a medium dark rose color and has attractive floral and red cherry aromas on the nose. Medium weight on the palate, it offers concentrated red berry fruit, excellent balance and high acidity on the finish. A pretty wine made of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Clairette."
- I-winereview (April 2012), 90 pts


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UPC code: 7 84885 01113 1
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Tavel Rosé, Reine des Bois 12/750ml


"(60% grenache, 10% each of cinsault, mourvedre and syrah, and 5% each of clairette and bourboulenc): Bright orange-pink. Pungent aromas of dried red fruits, wild herbs and rose, plus a hint of blood orange. Deeply pitched red fruit flavors are complicated by dusty herbal and floral nuances. Powerful but well-balanced and dry, with lively red fruit and spice notes on the finish. Many Tavels can be ponderous, but this one isn't."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Josh Raynolds, July 2011), 91 pts

"Ripe and very focused, featuring a deliciously pure beam of cherry and fleshy strawberry fruit, laced with hints of jasmine and cherry blossom. The finish is long and mouthwatering. Drink now. 2,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 89 pts

National Retail Price: $38.99 / bottle

LIRAC: [LA REINE DES BOIS BLANC] - [LA DAME ROUSSE ROUGE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE]


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UPC code: 7 84585 00127 9
2013 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Blanc, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine is made from 30% Grenache, 15% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul, 10% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc. 30 year-old vines.
Skin contact maceration and direct pressing with temperature control. 25% is barrel fermented.
Golden color with green highlights. White fruits, peach, apricot, pear, violet aromas.
Round, long finish, highly flavored.
Pairs well with appetizers, fish, seafood.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00127 9
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Blanc, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine is made from 30% Grenache, 15% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul, 10% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc.
30 year-old vines.
Skin contact maceration and direct pressing with temperature control. 25% is barrel fermented.
Golden color with green highlights. White fruits, peach, apricot, pear, violet aromas.
Round, long finish, highly flavored.
Pairs well with appetizers, fish, seafood.

"A rich, serious and classy effort, the 2012 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois is a blend of 30% Grenache Blanc and then equal parts Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Picpoul. It offers knockout white peach, buttered citrus, lime peel and edgy minerality to go with a gorgeously textured, rich, yet brilliantly focused profile on the palate. Mixing richness and freshness perfectly, it is well worth the effort to track down and should drink nicely for 2-3 years, possibly longer. Drink now-2017.- JD"
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013)
, 92 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00127 9
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Blanc, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine is made from 30% Grenache, 15% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul, 10% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc.
30 year-old vines.
Skin contact maceration and direct pressing with temperature control. 25% is barrel fermented.
Golden color with green highlights. White fruits, peach, apricot, pear, violet aromas.
Round, long finish, highly flavored.
Pairs well with appetizers, fish, seafood.

"The 2011 Lirac white, which is a blend of 30% Grenache blanc, 15% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul and the rest Clairette and Bourboulenc, is a gorgeous wine, with beautiful notes of white peach, honeyed apricot, marmalade and spring flowers in a very perfumed, medium-bodied style with terrific precision, freshness and enough flowery notes to almost smell like a French perfume. This dry white must be tasted to be believed. Drink it over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #203, October 31st 2012)
, 93 pts

#F1EE153010RWS
UPC code: 7 84585 00127 9
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Blanc, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
The wine is made from 30% Grenache, 15% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 10% Picpoul, 10% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc.
30 year-old vines.

"A fresh, crunchy style, with lots of peach pit, blanched almond and honeysuckle notes, followed by a bright, open finish. Drink now. 250 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (Web Only 2011), 89 pts

National Retail Price: $39.95 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00004 3
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Hand harvest.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
40 year old vines.
100% destemming, 30 day maceration with a maximum of 34°C temperature
Raspberry, black-current and violet aromas. Full bodied, rich and ample on the palate. Nice concentration and a long finish.
Pairs well with red meats, grilled meats, game and cheeses.

"Starting out the 2012s, the 2012 Lirac La Dame Rousse looks to be a smoking Lirac that has more in common with a top-flight Chateauneuf du Pape. Fresh crushed berries, spice, licorice and tinges of minerality all show on the nose. It is rich, voluptuously textured and rounded on the palate, with sweet tannin and solid precision and focus on the finish. Full-bodied, layered and with a hedonistic slant, it should be consumed in its first 5-7 years of life. Drink 2014-2019.- JD"
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 89-92 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00004 3
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Hand harvest.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
40 year old vines.
100% destemming, 30 day maceration with a maximum of 34°C temperature
Raspberry, black-current and violet aromas. Full bodied, rich and ample on the palate. Nice concentration and a long finish.
Pairs well with red meats, grilled meats, game and cheeses.

"The 2011 Lirac La Dame Rousse is an equal blend of Grenache and Syrah. This vintage is more evolved and softer than 2012, so readers looking for immediate gratification will prefer the 2011. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by plenty of garrigue, lavender, black currant, cherry and underbrush characteristics. This spicy, fleshy, well-made wine delivers lots of fruit, body and character. Enjoy it over the next several years. - RP"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 00004 3
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.
Hand harvest.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
40 year old vines.
100% destemming, 30 day maceration with a maximum of 34°C temperature
Raspberry, black-current and violet aromas. Full bodied, rich and ample on the palate. Nice concentration and a long finish.
Pairs well with red meats, grilled meats, game and cheeses.

"The 2010 Lirac La Dame Rousse, which is an equal-parts blend of Grenache and Syrah from 40-year-old vines. This is a blockbuster Lirac and one of the reference points for the appellation. (The greatest Lirac made, the Mordoree La Reine des Bois, is over $40.00, but the 2010 is rated 95 for those want to spend the money). The 2010 Lirac La Dame Rousse is a knock-out wine. Opaque ruby/purple, with notes of graphite, blackberry and black currant fruit along with hints of raspberries, roasted meats, licorice and forest floor, this is a powerful Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike that sells for a remarkably fair price. Drink it over the next decade." 
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Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 92 pts

"This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah sourced from 40 year old vines. The color is a medium+ ruby with purple. There is a light and lifted nose of raspberry, black fruit, and a dark note. In the mouth this starts off a touch savory with concentrated fruit which has a floral dimension. With air the beginning becomes mildly creamy. The depth of the fruit is then revealed along with meaty flavors. The finish is perfumed with powdery, drying tannins which are chewy. Be forewarned, this powerful wine that should be aged."
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UPC code: 7 84585 00004 3
2009 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Dame Rousse 12/750ml
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Hand harvest.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
40 year old vines.
100% destemming, 30 day maceration with a maximum of 34°C temperature
Raspberry, black-current and violet aromas. Full bodied, rich and ample on the palate. Nice concentration and a long finish.
Pairs well with red meats, grilled meats, game and cheeses.

"This has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, peppermint, dried honey and a touch of marmalade. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine spicy entry, firm tannins and superb mineralité towards the structured, focused finish. Excellent. Tasted February 2011."
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eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin), 92 pts

"Ripe and pure, offering a delicious core of plum sauce, crushed currant and boysenberry fruit, laced with lavender, anise and violet notes. The long, juicy finish has a graphite edge. Drink now through 2012. 3,000 cases made. –JM"
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Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 90 pts


National Retail Price:
 $23.95 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00040 1
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

"More layered and rich than the 2011, the 2012 Lirac La Reine des Bois has real class and depth. Showing stunning purity and freshness, with classic blackberry, cassis, licorice and cedar, it’s a full-bodied Lirac that will be accessible on release yet evolve gracefully for upward of a decade. Drink 2014-2022."
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 91-93 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00040 1
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

"Moving to the 2011 reds, and showing plenty of aromatic similarity to its big brother, the 2011 Lirac Cuvee de La Reine des Bois is a superb wine in the vintage. Offering up lively and clean notes of black raspberry, licorice, graphite and toasty notes, it is a medium-bodied, supple and beautifully polished Lirac meant for drinking over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2018. "
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 92 pts

"A fleshy, ripe style, with enticing plum cake, boysenberry pâte de fruit and melted licorice notes. A combination of good spice, embedded acidity and a thread of graphite on the finish keeps this honest. Drink now through 2016. 1,800 cases made. JM"
- Wine Spectator (October 31st 2013), 89 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00040 1
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

"Domaine de la Mordoree’s 2010 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois remains the reference point for the increasingly popular appellation of Tavel, which has seen an influx of Chateauneuf du Pape producers buying property. The sensational wine has more in common with many top Chateauneuf du Papes than one might expect. Its dense purple color is followed by lots of graphite, black fruits, pepper and floral notes. Full-bodied and super-concentrated with stunning richness as well as a slightly firm structure, it will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring and should evolve for 10-12 years, outlasting just about any other Lirac produced. Kudos to Christophe Delorme for this remarkable achievement."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #203, October 31st 2012)
, 94 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00040 1
2009 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
"Domaine de la Mordoree remains the reference point for how good Lirac can be.
It is an appellation with tremendous potential, and a number of Chateauneuf du Pape estates are buying up vineyards in the appellation. The 2009 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is another star from Christophe Delorme. Loads of kirsch, black currant and crushed rock notes along with a hint of spring flowers are all present in this dense purple, medium to full-bodied, delicious wine, which should drink nicely for 7-8 years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue#197, October 2011), 92pts

"Ripe but very pure, exhibiting a beautiful mix of damson plum, linzer torte and blackberry fruit all laced with alluring notes of black tea and iron. This is supple on the finish, but with latent length. Should be a good, short-term ager. Seems less reliant on flashy toast than previous vintages. Drink now through 2012. 1,800 cases made. –JM"
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Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 91 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00040 1
2008 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 12/750ml
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

"The 2008 Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is a very strong effort in this challenging vintage. Composed of equal parts Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah (from 40-year-old vines), it exhibits surprising density for the vintage along with abundant red and black fruit, licorice, truffle and loamy soil notes. Full-bodied with admirable fruit purity and a long, heady finish, it is best drunk over the next 3-4 years."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 89 pts

"Deep dark ruby color. Prevailing aromas of cedar, vanilla, mocha, baked black fruit with some black olive and gamey notes. Full-bodied, muscular and tannic, powerful with ample flavors of kirsch, stewed plum, vanilla and spice that make way for a long, chewy, brooding finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 2010), 90 pts

"Very ripe, but well put together, with a juicy beam of acidity that holds the plum, fig and raspberry ganache notes together. Turns brighter, with more spice on the finish. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2011. "
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Wine Spectator (June 10), 90 pts


National Retail Price: $42.95 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00536 9
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 6/1.5L
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00536 9
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac Rouge, La Reine des Bois 6/1.5L
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 40 years.
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
40 year-old vines
The maturation takes place 30% in oak barrels, 30% in wooden tun and 40% in enameled steel tank.
Deep dark red color with blueish hints.
Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances.
Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

National Retail Price: $89.95 / Magnum (1.5 Liter)

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE: [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE] - [LA REINE DES BOIS ROUGE MAGNUM] - [LA PLUME DU PEINTRE]


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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 6/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 00003 6
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

"Gorgeous as well, with pure blackberry, cassis, licorice, charred earth and crushed flower aromas and flavors, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois (roughly 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese and Counoise) is medium to full-bodied, pure and layered. One of the more approachable examples of this cuvee I’ve tasted, it should be relatively civilized on release, yet evolve gracefully given its overall balance and freshness. Drink 2017-2027."
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 93-95+ pts

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2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 6/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 00003 6
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

"The dense plum/purple colored 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is certainly one of the stars of the vintage, a full-throttle wine with sweet blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with hints of graphite, toast, garrigue and forest floor. The wine has fabulous intensity for a 2011, full body and silky tannins. It should be uncharacteristically delicious after bottling (which is usually not the case with Domaine de la Mordoree Reine des Bois) and should evolve nicely for 12-15 years. It is undeniably a sleeper of the vintage as well as a major overachiever for this year."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, Issue #203, October 31st 2012), 90-93 pts

"Solidly built, with a dark licorice frame to the core of plum paste, cherry compote and linzer torte flavors. This exhibits a long, sappy feel through the finish, showing ample grip. Well-integrated overall. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (October 15th 2013), 91pts

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2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 6/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 00003 6

80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is exquisite. It is hard to say that it’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 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25+ years."
- Wine Advocate (Robert parker, Issue #203, October 31st 2012), 97 pts

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois should rival the estate'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 3-5 years, and drunk over the following 25+. It is a candidate for"wine of the vintage"."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue #197, October 2011), 96-98 pts

"The Delorme family’s luxury cuvée is aged in a fair bit of small oak, which imparts a plush texture and cedary overtones to the wine. It’s full-bodied and powerful, loaded with dark cherry fruit and baking spices that linger on the finish. Drink now–2020 or so. — J.C."
- Wine Enthusiast (August 2013), 94 pts

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2009 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 6/750ml
UPC code: 7 84585 00003 6
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.

"This is very pure and primal on the nose with scents of blackberry, earth, violets and fennel. It is tight at first, but unwinds nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, superb poise and mineralité with razor-sharp precision on the finish. This is a supremely well-crafted Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Tasted February 2011."
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eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin), 96 pts

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee 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 Chateauneufs 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!" 
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Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 93-96 pts

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is brilliant.
A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre, Syrah and other approved varietals, it was aged in stainless steel (two-thirds) and smaller older barrels (one-third). Its inky purple color is followed by a gorgeous nose of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, lead pencil shavings, and a hint of raspberries. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated with abundant floral notes, stunning flavor depth, brilliant purity and sweet tannin, it will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age (atypical for a 2009), and should drink well for 25+ years."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue #197, October 2011), 95 pts

"Very youthful, with lots of exuberant, richly layered blackberry, boysenberry, cassis and plum fruit flavors. The solid structure is buried deep on the spice- and anise-filled finish. Flashy, but has the stuffing to unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2025. 2,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (June 30th 2011), 93 pts

"Bright violet. Exhilarating, highly perfumed nose combines wild dark berries, smoky plum, cola and flowers. Impressively dense and sweet, with a surprising light touch to the intense black and red fruit flavors. A lively core of ripe acidity adds focus to a long, sappy finish. I really like this wine's blend of heft and finesse."
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Mar/Apr 2011),92-94 pts

"As usual at this young age, the new oak used for aging this cuvée stands out a bit, giving the plummy fruit aromas a cedaery, menthol-tinged veneer. But on the palate the wineshines, from its expansive, creamy mouthfeel to the captivating flavors of brandied cherries and powdered cinnamon.
Drink now-2020 - JC"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2012), 92 pts

2008 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 6/750ml
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UPC code: 7 84585 00003 6
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

"One of the top wines of the vintage is the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois. Made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah and the rest equal parts Counoise and Vacarrese, the wine is aged in two-thirds stainless steel tanks and one-third in small barrels. This strong effort is already delicious, which gives it somewhat of an advantage over other great vintages which often need 5-8 years of cellaring. A dark plum/ruby color is followed by an attractive nose of raspberries, licorice, black currants and kirsch. Evolved, complex and silky smooth, this full-bodied, impressive 2008 should be drunk during its first decade of life."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 91 pts

"Quite ripe and well-rounded for the vintage, with flattering blueberry, blackberry and fig paste notes liberally laced with spice, toast and fruitcake flavors. The long, toasty finish is dense, with a lightly firm edge. Drink now through 2022."
- Wine Spectator's Insider (June 2010), 91 pts

"One of the finest Chateauneuf du Papes I tasted in the challenging 2008 vintage is Mordoree’s 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois. It boasts a deep dark ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and spice box. Dense and medium to full-bodied, it is one of the most concentrated efforts of the vintage."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 90-93 pts


National Retail Price: $140.95 / bottle























































 





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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 1/1.5L
UPC code: 7 84585 00534 5
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

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2011 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 1/1.5L
UPC code: 7 84585 00534 5
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.


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2010 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 1/1.5L
UPC code: 7 84585 00534 5
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.
60 year-old vines
Aged in 50% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.

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2009 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois 1/1.5L
UPC code: 7 84585 00534 5
80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise.

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee 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 Chateauneufs 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!" 
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Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 93-96 pts

"Very youthful, with lots of exuberant, richly layered blackberry, boysenberry, cassis and plum fruit flavors. The solid structure is buried deep on the spice- and anise-filled finish. Flashy, but has the stuffing to unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2025. 2,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (June 30th 2011)
, 93 pts


National Retail Price:
$220.00 / Magnum (1.5L)











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UPC code: 7 84585 00684 7
2005 Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Plume du Peintre 12/750ml
100% Grenache.

"Not that it is easy to find or afford, but if you have sufficient wealth, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre (100% old vine Grenache from La Crau) is out of this world. It is much more accessible and opulent than the behemoth 2003, but is still so concentrated that it will evolve for 40+ years. It is a rare, rare jewel of Chateauneuf du Pape."
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Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 99+ pts

"A limited cuvee, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre is meant to age for 40-50 years. From a specific site in one of the appellation’s most hallowed sectors (La Crau), this wine’s level of concentration, richness, extract, and harmony are almost beyond comprehension. With beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, it is a monster wine the likes of which are rarely seen today. The lucky few who are able to latch on to a bottle will be singing its glories fifty years from now."
- Wine Advocate (#173, Oct. 2007), 98 pts

"A stunning combination of density and purity, with a nearly distilled essence of kirsch and blackberry fruit that's layered with exotic fig, graphite, licorice and spice cake notes. The long finish is full throttle, yet racy and balanced. 100 percent Grenache. Drink now through 2009. 125 cases made."
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Wine Spectator (Apr 2008), 97 pts

"Inky ruby. Room-filling bouquet evokes dark cherry, boysenberry, graphite, fresh lavender and anise. Palate-staining red and dark berry liqueur flavors are uncannily fresh and precise, managing to be both hugely concentrated and strikingly fresh at once. With its echoing notes of sweet dark berry preserves and minerals, this stunning wine doesn't ever seem to finish."
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International Wine Cellar (Jan 2008), 96 pts

"As in 2003, Delorme has produced a 1,500-bottle cuvee of the 2005 La Plume du Peintre, which is 100% Grenache, all of it from old vines on one of the famed sectors of Chateauneuf du Pape, the lieu-dit known as La Crau. Tipping the scales at 16.3% alcohol, this wine is aged two-thirds in neutral wood and tank and one-third in small barrels. It is 100% destemmed Grenache and is meant to last 30-40 years. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 2003 and 2005 last 40-50 years. The 2005 is inky blue/purple in color with an extraordinary nose of blueberries, off-the-chart levels of polyphenols and dry extract. Tasting just like the concentrated essence of a vintage port but totally dry, this is profound stuff and probably the Chateauneuf du Pape of the vintage, but with such a minuscule production, only a few bottles will ever make it outside the domaine.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Imported by Kysela Père et Fils, LTD." 
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Wine Advocate (issue 169), 96-100 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00684 7
2003
Domaine de la Mordorée, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Plume du Peintre 12/750ml
1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Mourvèdre, 1/3 Syrah.
80 year-old vines
Aged in 100% oak barrels.
Deep ruby red and opaque color. Red fruits aromas with notes of leather, mocha, black truffles and coffee. Fat and concentrated on the palate, flavorful with an endless licoriced and fruity finish.
Pairs well with red and game meats, cheeses.

"Christophe Delorme believes the 125-case cuvee of 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre will live for 50 to 100 years. When I looked at the technical analysis, I found this wine to be literally off the charts, and I have certainly never seen a wine from either the southern or northern Rhone with such incredible numbers in terms of dry extract and polyphenol levels. It is no shy wine at 16% alcohol, but it seems incredibly well-balanced although strikingly backward. It is like the concentrated essence of blackberries, scorched earth, and an almost liquefied steel and spice component. Huge and amazingly pure, with profound concentration, magnificent body, and a finish that just seems to be endless, this is the stuff of legends, but there is virtually none of it in the marketplace. Give it about 4-5 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 30+ years." 
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Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (Issue 163), 99 pts

"Dark, saturated ruby. Flamboyantly aromatic nose offers creme de mure, exotic oak spices, dark chocolate and pipe tobacco. Thick and creamy in texture, showing deeply concentrated kirsch, blackberry and baking spice flavors that saturate the palate and cling endlessly. The round, sweet tannins beautifully complement the lush fruit. A dramatic, stunning effort, but only 1,500 bottles were produced."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 95 pts

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