2001 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WA 100
  • IWC 94
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2001 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
More youthful and backwards, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois has been incredibly consistent for me and always comes in near the top of the scale. Black raspberry, blackberry, wood smoke, licorice... More youthful and backwards, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois has been incredibly consistent for me and always comes in near the top of the scale. Black raspberry, blackberry, wood smoke, licorice, crushed rock-like minerality and smoked beef are just some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with serious levels of fruit, thrilling structure and blockbuster length. It still needs another handful of years to hit full maturity, but its off-the-hook good today (assuming you’re not completely against tannin). - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2004
Tasted on four separate occasions, and awarded a perfect score on three of those, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois even surpasses the extraordinary Reine des Bois produced in 2000, 1999, and 1998... Tasted on four separate occasions, and awarded a perfect score on three of those, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois even surpasses the extraordinary Reine des Bois produced in 2000, 1999, and 1998 ... and that’s saying something! An inky/purple color is followed by a heady perfume of graphite, blackberries, kirsch, licorice, truffles, and charcoal. This full-bodied effort displays endless concentration in its pure, dense, generous flavors. It is broadly flavored, with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol. A blend of 78% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and small quantities of Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, and Vaccarese, it is made from 60-year old vines, and aged both in cask and neutral foudres from what are obviously very low yields. Sadly, just over 1,000 cases were produced. This classic Chateauneuf du Pape requires 3-5 years of cellaring; it will last for two decades. A modern day legend, it is an example of what progressive winemaking can achieve without abandoning the traditions of the appellation. - Robert Parker
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2004
Saturated medium ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis blackberry violet and roasted nuts; if some past vintages of this wine have been Burgundian in style this is classic roasted Chateauneuf du Pape but with more black than... Saturated medium ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis blackberry violet and roasted nuts; if some past vintages of this wine have been Burgundian in style this is classic roasted Chateauneuf du Pape but with more black than red fruits. Large-scaled thick and explosive in the mouth with lush flavors of black fruits creme de framboise and minerals and firm underlying structure. Wonderfully sweet dense and long on the aftertaste with big but fine tannins.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2003
Well-made in an elegant style. Clean pure and focused; a lovely red packed with spices (nutmeg cinnamon) coffee and plum. Smooth tannins refined finish. Firm backbone will keep it aging gracefully but this medium-bodied... Well-made in an elegant style. Clean pure and focused; a lovely red packed with spices (nutmeg cinnamon) coffee and plum. Smooth tannins refined finish. Firm backbone will keep it aging gracefully but this medium-bodied red is tempting now. Best from 2005 through 2015. 1500 cases made. (PM)