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Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois
Domaine de la Mordoree
France - Rhone Valley - Tavel AOC   

La Reine des Bois - "Queen of the Woods" - represents premium quality from Domaine de la Mordoree.

Bright pink color. Complex aromas of white flowers, raspberry, pomegranate, strawberry and light menthol. Fresh, vibrant, long & complex.

Specifications
Appellation
Tavel AOC
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Bourboulenc
Age of vines
40 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
galets roulés (large round stones) on a sandy mix; Vallongue plateau
Vinification
10% destemmed; temperature control. Hand harvested & estate bottled.
Pairings

roasted and or spicy chicken, duck, goose, fish soup, white meat, seafood, fish, Asian cuisine, garlic dishes.

Reviews and News

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Intensely fruity yet fascinatingly complex, La Reine des Bois consistently reigns as one of the best wines from Tavel. This vintage offers profound, mouthwatering black-cherry and cassis flavors accented by strikes of crushed stone and sizzling black spice. It’s lush and velvety through a long, delicately tannic finish. Lovely already, the wine will drink beautifully through 2023. - Anna Lee C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2020), 94 pts, Editors' Choice

 

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - JD

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Another great rosé from this estate, the 2019 Tavel Cuvee La Reine Des Bois sports a classic Tavel deep raspberry hue yet is still a graceful, incredibly elegant rosé that offers lots of raspberry and framboise fruit as well as plenty of white flowers and spice, medium to full body, perfect balance between its acidity and fruit, and clean, dry finish. It’s as classy and elegant as rosé gets! Drink it over the coming year or so."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 93 pts

 

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - IWR

2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"A substantial rosé with a red cherry-berry and rose petal perfume and excellent depth of flavor. Offers a weighty palate infused with fresh fruit and superbly balanced. Pairs superbly with spicy Mexican food. 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 5% Bourboulenc from organically cultivated 3 ha vineyard of 40-year-old vines grown in a sandy-limestone mix of gales roulés (cobblestones).- Don WINKLER"

- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 92 pts

 

2018 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

2018 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

wa"Always one of Tavel's best bottlings, Mordorée's 2018 Tavel La Reine des Bois is a bit less ripe and impressive than previous vintages, but it's still excellent. Hints of crushed stone accent red currant and grapefruit aromas, while the medium to full-bodied palate is smooth, silky and intense, finishing on a peppery note. - Joe Czerwinski"

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

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2018 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - JD

2018 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The flagship rosé is the 2018 Tavel Cuvée De La Reine Des Bois. Which has a classic Tavel deep ruby color as well as a juicy nose of candied cherries, strawberries, exotic flowers, and spice. A full-bodied, deep, rich, layered rosé, it has a beautiful texture, no hard edges, the classic power and richness of Tavel, and a clean, crisp finish. This is a food rosé all the way and a brilliant effort."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

2017 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

"wa93Bold, intense and flavorful, the 2017 Tavel La Reine des Bois continues to set the standard for the appellation. It's a rich, full-bodied rosé, with lush, mouth-filling flavors of cherries, raspberries and white chocolate, underscored by lime zest and refreshing brine notes. The price is creeping up, but it remains a benchmark in terms of quality. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 93 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WE

2017 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"While Grenache is dominant, this robust, full-bodied rosé is a blend of five traditional Rhône grapes. It's a complex wine boasting a core of concentrated raspberry and red-cherry flavors layered with sage, bramble and smoked meat. It's an excellent year-round accompaniment to light meals well through 2020. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 92 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

"wa93The 2016 Tavel La Reine des Bois is among those at the very top of the appellation. It's full-bodied, ripe and rich, marrying ample fruit with complex spice notes and a wonderfully silky texture.- Joe Czerwinski”
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 93 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Limpid orange. Vibrant and expressive on the nose, displaying cherry, blood orange and floral scents and a building mineral note. Sappy red currant and bitter cherry flavors flesh out slowly with air, picking up a hint of fennel on the back half. The finish hangs on with impressive tenacity, leaving behind bitter orange pith and cherry pit notes.- Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2017), "2017 Rosé Roundup: More Wines than Ever", 92 pts

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2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - JD

2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2016 Tavel Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is another gorgeous Rosé, and if I had to pick just one Rosé to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it. Similarly colored to the La Dame Rousse, it offers perfumed notes of strawberries, raspberries, fresh flowers and hints of wet stone in a medium-bodied, textured, elegant style that just begs to be drunk. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 92 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

"wa93More fresh, crisp and elegant than the Tavel la Dame Rousse, the 2015 Tavel Cuvee de la Reine des Bois gives up crystal clear notes of wild strawberries, frambois, flowers, crushed rock and herbes de Provence in a medium-bodied, layered, lengthy style. It's the best Rosé I've tasted in quite some time. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 93 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

"wa93The Delorme brother's make one of the greatest rosés in the world and the 2014 Tavel Cuvee de la Reine des Bois is no exception. Made from 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette and the rest Syrah, Cinsault and Bourboulenc, it has almost overflowing notes of framboise, wild strawberries, salty minerality and hints of crushed flowers on the nose. These all flow to a seamless, elegant and layered rosé that has remarkable purity and freshness, yet stays true to Tavel with its beautiful fruit, texture and length. It doesn't come cheap, but it's about as good as rosé gets. Drink it over the coming year or three. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 2014), 93 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

"vinous logo 250Orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-tinged aromas of red currant, raspberry and pungent flowers take on a suggestion of tangerine as the wine opens up. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy red berry and rose pastille flavors and a hint of chalky minerality. Expands and deepens on the long, juicy finish, leaving behind a suave framboise note. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 92 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - IWR

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"This is an elegant and feminine wine with aromas of bright cherry. A blend of Grenache, 60%, Cinsault 20% and Clairette 20%, it has excellent acidity and freshness on the palate with a delicate mouth feel and a bright crisp finish. - Don Winkler"

- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 91 pts

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - WE

2014 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel La Reine des Bois - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts""

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2015), 89 pts

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2013 Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - IWC

2013 Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 92 pts"(made from 60% grenache, 15% clairette, 15% syrah and 10% cinsault): Vivid orange-pink. Heady red berry, citrus zest and floral scents are complicated by an intense mineral quality and subtle peach and herb qualities. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering incisive raspberry, bitter cherry and white pepper flavors. Gains power on the finish, which hangs on with excellent mineral-driven tenacity."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 92 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 92 PTS - VINOUS

"vinous logo 250Dark pink. Highly fragrant, mineral-accented cherry, raspberry and blood orange scents, along with hints of peach pit and garrigue. Shows very good clarity and heft on the palate, offering red fruit preserve, tangerine and floral pastille qualities given spine by juicy acidity. Packs a serious punch but comes off nervy and precise; the mineral note drives a long, sappy finish. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (June 2016), 92 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WE

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts""
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2015), 91 pts

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 93 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 93 Pts"The 2012 Tavel Rose la Reine des Bois is a knockout blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Bourboulenc. It’s the deepest in color of the rose lineup and dishes out brilliant aromas and flavors of strawberry, rose petal, red currants and mineral to go with a rich, full-flavored profile on the palate. Despite all of the texture here, it never seems heavy and has gorgeous acidity that focuses the finish nicely. While I think most roses should be consumed in the first year after the vintage, the Tavels from this estate have the ability to actually improve with a year in bottle and drink nicely for 2-3 years. Drink now-2016. .- JD"

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #209, October 2013), 93 pts

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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé Reine des Bois - 91 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 91 Pts"Year-in and year-out one of the finest roses made in the world is Mordoree’s Reine des Bois Tavel Rose. I rated the outstanding 2012 91 points. - RP"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 91 pts

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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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