Mordoree Lirac Blanc Reine des Bois

2019 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A mix of most of the permitted white varieties (mostly Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne), the 2019 Lirac La Reine Des Bois Blanc is thrilling stuff, and I’d certainly put it up with any of the top Châteauneuf du Pape whites out there. Light gold hued with a clean, classy bouquet of crushed citrus, spiced pear, white flowers, and honeyed minerality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautifully integrated acidity, and a great, salty, lip-smacking finish. It’s well worth seeking out and is ideal for enjoying over the coming 2-4 years (although I suspect it will last even longer).”
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 94 pts

2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Plumes of spring blossom and grapefruit zest perfume this exuberant dry white. A rich, full-bodied blend of six regional white grape varieties, it's buoyantly peachy but maintains a fresh mineral balance. At peak now but should hold through 2024. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 93 pts

2018 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The oak in the 2018 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois has been pared back to only 10% (used barrels), allowing more melon fruit to show through than in the past. A blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 10% each Marsanne and Viognier and 5% Picpoul, it's full-bodied, round and honeyed. Soft and approachable, it should be consumed over the next year or two. Tasted twice (once blind), with one sample lacking fruit and length (sub-threshold TCA?).- Joe Czerwinski”
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October  2019), 91 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"I continue to be impressed by this cuvée and the 2015 Lirac Cuvee de La Reine des Bois Blanc is another beautiful wine. Offering terrific notes of stone fruits, citrus blossom and a hint of freshly peeled apples, it has medium to full-bodied richness, integrated acidity and a great finish. This puppy has the freshness and purity to stand on its own, as well as the richness and depth to shine on the dinner table. - Jeb Dunnuck"

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

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright, green-tinged straw. Fresh melon and nectarine scents are enlivened by suggestions of honey, chamomile and candied orange. Fleshy, expansive and dry, offering juicy pit fruit and melon flavors and a subtle touch of succulent herbs. Smoothly combines heft and vivacity and finishes long, seamless and floral, displaying a lingering hint of poached pear. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 90 pts

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