Mordoree Lirac Rouge Reine des Bois

Mordoree Lirac Rouge Reine des Bois

2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac La Reine des Bois - 91-93 PTS - WA

wa"Not yet bottled at the time of my visit, but the 2017 Lirac La Reine des Bois was blended. It's 40% Syrah and 30% each Grenache and Mourvèdre, with 10% aged in barriques and the rest kept in tank. There is a slight cedary note and hints of baking spices, but the focus is on layers of plush, ripe fruit. Cherries—both red and black—mark the full-bodied, velvety-textured palate, lingering on the long finish. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #256, October  2019), 91-93 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Reine des Bois - 93 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The flagship is the 2017 Lirac La Reine Des Bois, a Mourvèdre-heavy blend that includes 30% each of Syrah and Grenache. Its deep purple color is followed by stunning notes of blackberries, cassis, graphite, earth, and peppery herbs. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and voluptuous, it has no hard edges, remarkable purity, and a blockbuster finish. It's a decidedly sexy, forward, opulent wine from this estate to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Reine des Bois - 95 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"One of the finest releases from not only this appellation but the entire Southern Rhône, the 2016 Lirac La Reine Des Bois is a unique blend of close to equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre that’s brought up in 30% used barrels, the balance in stainless steel. It literally jumps from the glass with loads of blackberry and currant fruits, graphite, charred meats, and peppery herbs. Deeply colored, medium to full-bodied, with sensational purity, give bottles a year or two and enjoy through 2028. It’s another brilliant wine from this estate that’s landed on both feet after the passing of winemaker Christophe Delorme in 2015."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 26th 2018), 95 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge La Reine des Bois - 93 pts - Editor's Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Violet and licorice candy lend spice and perfume to this plump, penetrating blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It's loaded with sun-kissed cherry flavor but shaded by umami notes of mushroom and leather too. Luscious but sleek, this polished wine is marked by fine, feathery tannins. Ready now it should improve through 2026. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 93 pts, Editor's Choice

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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - 93 pts - WA

wa93"The 2015 Lirac La Reine des Bois continues this estate's mastery of the appellation, combining hints of vanilla with black cherry fruit in a full-bodied, richly textured and tannic wine. The blend is 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre, with up to 15% being aged in barriques. Longtime readers will be happy to know that the 2010 (still youthful) and the 2006 (nearing maturity) are drinking well. Based on that, expect this vintage to drink well through at least 2030.- Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 93 pts

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