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Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse
Domaine de la Mordoree
France - Rhone Valley - Lirac AOC   

Deep red color. Aromas of red fruits (raspberry, blackcurrent) and flowers (violet). The palate is full, rich and ample; nicely concentrated. Long & fresh finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lirac AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
Age of vines
40 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
mostly 'galet roules' (large round pebbles) on a mix of sand and red clay.
Vinification
20 days maceration with temperature control. 100% stainless steel fermentation. Hand harvested & estate bottled.
Pairings

red meats, grilled meats, game and cheeses.

Reviews and News

2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 89 pts - JD

2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 89 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Based on equal parts Grenache and Syrah brought up in stainless steel, the 2017 Lirac La Dame Rousse is another winner. Ripe black cherries, ground herbs, hints of leather, and tons of spice notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, supple, seamless red that's beautifully balanced. With no hard edges, light tannins, and tons of charm, it's well worth seeking out and will keep for 4-5 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 89 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 89-91 pts - WA

2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 89-91 pts - WA

wa"A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Lirac la Dame Rousse still hadn't been bottled at the time of my visit. It features ripe red and black cherries and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, rich and velvety in feel, it should drink well young. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 89-91 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 92 pts - WE

2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 92 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Plush layers of preserved plum and cherry are speckled by darker tones of licorice, granite and dried earth in this plump, enveloping red. Full bodied and rippling like silk, it's a powerful yet open-knit wine with a soft, cocoa-powder finish. Enjoy now–2023. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 92 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - JD

2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Another outstanding wine is the 2016 Lirac La Dame Rousse, an even split of Grenache and Syrah, completely destemmed, that was brought up in tank. It offers a full-bodied, pure, elegant style that’s very much in the style of the vintage as well as lots of dark fruits, violets, pepper, and obvious minerality. I love its purity of fruit, it’s nicely balanced, and it’s just a beautiful wine in a fabulous vintage for the southern Rhône."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 91 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WS

2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Enticingly ripe, with dense raspberry and blackberry paste flavors forming the core while light anise, sweet spice and toast notes fill in around it. A licorice edge takes center stage through the finish. For the hedonist crowd. Drink now through . 2,300 cases made. –JM"

- Wine Spectator (November 2018), 91pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WA

2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WA

wa91"A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2016 Lirac la Dame Rousse offers hints of tar and black olive on the nose, then follows those up with ripe cherries, cracked pepper and a long, dusty finish. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 91pts

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90-92 pts - WA

2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90-92 pts - WA

wa300"Moving to the reds from Lirac, the estate releases two cuvées: the base la Dame Rousse and the flagship La Reine des Bois. The 2015 Lirac la Dame Rousse is a top effort from this appellation that has classic, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of blackberries, mulberries, crushed rocks, graphite and peppery herbs. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated, it has lively acidity, notable tannic grip and plenty of length on the finish, all suggesting it will evolve nicely. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 90-92 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Full ruby. Fresh cherry and black currant scents are complicated by suggestions of garrigue and dusty minerals. Broad and pliant, offering palate-coating dark berry and bitter cherry flavors given lift and bite by a peppery quality. Sweet and velvety on the gently tannic, persistent finish, which leaves behind candied cherry and spice notes. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 90 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WA

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 91 pts - WA

wa91"The 2014 Lirac La Dame Rousse tastes just like the Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, only slightly less concentrated and more forward, with medium-bodied richness and a silky, polished feel on the palate. It’s a smoking value that readers need to seek out. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 91 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90 pts and BEST BUY - W&S

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90 pts and BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this grenache-syrah blend is almost crunchy in its freshness, the fruit firm and juicy, holding to an elegant, clean line."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2017) 90 pts + Year's Best Rhone + BEST BUY

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90 pts - WE

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts""

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2017), 90 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 PTS - WS

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 PTS - WS

wine spectator 89 pts"Solid, with fruitcake and melted red licorice notes giving way quickly to a juicy raspberry and blackberry core. A light, brambly edge holds the finish. Drink now through 2016. 3,000 cases made. –JM"

- Wine Spectator (October 15th 2015), 89 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Vivid ruby. Energetic aromas of red berries and pungent flowers, complicated by subtle licorice and garrigue qualities. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors. Zesty acidity adds cut to the nicely persistent finish, which is framed by smooth tannins. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 89 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90-92 pts - WA

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac la Dame Rousse - 90-92 pts - WA

wa300"A fabulous 2013 Lirac La Dame Rousse knocks it out of the park with its raspberry jam, blackberry, licorice, pepper and crushed-flower scented bouquet. Made from a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah and aged all in stainless steel, it has medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate and a fruit-filled finish. It will represent a superb value and should drink nicely for 3-5 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 90-92 pts

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2012 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 91 PTS - WE

2012 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Located in Tavel, Domaine de la Mordorée has been one of the quality leaders in neighboring Lirac. This wine is dark and earthy at first, but opens with airing to reveal bold notes of blueberry, mocha and peppery spice. This 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah is full bodied, richly textured and finishes long. — J.C."
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2015), 91 pts

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 - 92 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 89 - 92 PTS - WA

wa300"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. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert's Parker's The Wine Advocate, Issue 209, October 2013), 89-92 pts

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2011 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 90 PTS Best Buy - WA

2011 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Rouge La Dame Rousse - 90 PTS Best Buy - WA

Wine Advocate 90 Pts"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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Producer Information: Domaine de la Mordoree

In 1986, brothers Christophe and Fabrice Delorme, along with their father Francis, decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for wine. They bought an estate in Tavel with the goal ...
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