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1999 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • WA95
  • WS95

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
Chapoutier's La Mordoree cuvee is produced from 75-80-year old Syrah vines planted in both the Cote Blonde and Cote Brune, aged in 100% new oak casks, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. The 1999 Cote... Chapoutier's La Mordoree cuvee is produced from 75-80-year old Syrah vines planted in both the Cote Blonde and Cote Brune, aged in 100% new oak casks, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. The 1999 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is the finest he has produced since the 1991 (two bottles drunk over the last six months confirm this fabulous wine's potential as it is just now beginning to emerge from a cloak of tannin). The 1999 has closed down since its pre-bottling tasting. The color is an inky purple, and the wine is dense and powerful, with notes of smoky blackberries, creosote, and espresso. Concentrated flavors reveal high levels of tannin (surprising in view of last year's report), and a rich, long, 45-second finish. This impressive 1999 will take longer to reach its plateau of drinkability than I thought last year. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2001
The nearly perfect 1999 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is profound stuff, offering an uncanny balance of extraordinary power and richness allied to multiple layers of fruit. The acidity is low, but the wine's pure fruit and... The nearly perfect 1999 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is profound stuff, offering an uncanny balance of extraordinary power and richness allied to multiple layers of fruit. The acidity is low, but the wine's pure fruit and freshness give it vibrancy and definition. Soaring aromas of blackberries, cassis, hickory smoke, vanilla, and espresso are followed by a full-bodied, seamless, prodigious wine. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2001
Amazingly silky. Full-bodied and rich, this ultrathick red coats the palate. Loaded with sweet tannins and oak, but there is plenty of black fruit and fresh acidity to keep this blockbuster in check. Long, smoky, spicy... Amazingly silky. Full-bodied and rich, this ultrathick red coats the palate. Loaded with sweet tannins and oak, but there is plenty of black fruit and fresh acidity to keep this blockbuster in check. Long, smoky, spicy and complex finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases made. (PM)

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