Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Plume du Peintre

Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Plume du Peintre

2003 Domaine de la Mordorée Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Plume du Peintre - 99 PTS - WA

wa99"Looking at the 2003 Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee de la Plume du Peintre, it's a blend of equal parts Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache that spent upward of 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels. While I tasted this wine more than a year ago in the United States, this bottle from the domaine was on another level. Extraordinary stuff, it offers up a decadent bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberry, licorice, crushed rock and roasted herbs to go with a massive, rich and full-bodied profile on the palate that carries incredible purity, no hard edges and blockbuster length. Well-stored bottles will drink well for over 3 decades. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #214, August 2014), 99 pts

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Plume du Peintre - 100 PTS - WA

wa100"The exact same could be said for the 2005 Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee de la Plume du Peintre, and it's up with some of the greatest wines I've tasted. Made from 100% Grenache and aged two-thirds tank and one-third in new barrels, it possesses off-the-charts purity and elegance to go with a massive, deep and thrillingly concentrated profile on the palate. Slightly more focused than the 2003, it offers notions of creme de cassis, toasted spice, incense and graphite that continue to evolve with time in the glass. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to latch onto a bottle of this beauty. Nevertheless, it's an incredible wine that will have 2-3 decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #214, August 2014), 100 pts

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre - 99 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 99 Pts"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."

Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 99+ pts

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre - 96 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 96 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."

International Wine Cellar (Jan 2008), 96 pts

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre - 98 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 98 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

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre - 96-100 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 100 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." 

Wine Advocate (issue 169), 96-100 pts

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