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2019 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - 95 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Opaque ruby. Expressive red and dark berry liqueur, cherry cola, licorice and floral aromas are complemented by exotic spice and smoky mineral flourishes. Broad and fleshy in texture, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Finishes with impressive clarity, well-judged tannins and superb, floral-driven persistence. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2021), 95 pts

2019 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois - 95 PTS - WA

wa95"Built for the cellar, the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois—a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% each Syrah and Vaccarèse—is full-bodied and firm. Concentrated and dense, it's tight and structured, although it does offer up hints of mocha, vanilla, ripe cherries and chocolate on the nose, and finishes long and velvety. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2022), 95 pts

2019 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois - 98+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De La Reine des Bois is a deeper, more masculine wine with gorgeous cassis and blackberry fruits as well as graphite, licorice, crushed stone, violets, and lavender nuances. Rich, full-bodied, and incredibly concentrated, it has a brilliant sense of freshness and purity as well as length on the finish. It's going to require 4-5 years of bottle age, but this straight-up thrilling Châteauneuf du Pape will have 20-25 years of prime drinking."

- Jeb Dunnuck (November 2021), 98+ pts

2020 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - 95 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep violet. Vibrant, mineral-accented red/blue fruit preserve scents are complemented by baking spice and potpourri topnotes. Sappy and concentrated on the palate, showing vibrant lift and energy to intense blueberry, cherry cola, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen with air. Finishes sweet, seamless and impressively long, with steadily building tannins adding shape and closing grip. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2021), 95 pts

2020 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois - 92-94 PTS - WA

wa"In contrast to the rather unyielding 2019, a tank sample of the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois was friendlier and more approachable, more red-fruited and herbal. Full-bodied and perhaps a touch warm, but also fresh, silky and long, it's a lovely wine to drink while waiting for the 2019 to come around."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2022), 92-94 pts

2020 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois - 93-95 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The Grand Vin 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Reine Des Bois checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and the rest equal parts Syrah and Vaccarèse. This cuvée is always a denser, more concentrated and structured wine compared to the La Dame Voyageuse release and requires bottle age to show its full potential. Blackberries, black cherries, cracked pepper, and new leather notes are all present in this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich, and structured 2020. There's a firmness here that reminds me a little of the 2005, yet it's a more up-front, charming wine that will benefit from just short-term cellaring, which is very much in the style of the vintage."

- Jeb Dunnuck (November 2021), 93-95 pts