2007 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

Reg: $166.86

$101.90

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Reg: $166.86

$101.90

This product is
out of stock

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2009
The more closed dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cote Rotie La Mordoree exhibits tart acidity as well as a cooler greener mouthfeel. Notions of bay leaf green olives black cherries incense and licorice are found in this pure... The more closed dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cote Rotie La Mordoree exhibits tart acidity as well as a cooler greener mouthfeel. Notions of bay leaf green olives black cherries incense and licorice are found in this pure rich 2007. While outstanding it is less impressive than the 2006 but it too should evolve for 15+ years.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
This has good depth and grip with a strong briary edge carrying the iron black olive maduro tobacco bittersweet cocoa mulled plum and black cherry notes. The tangy finish has solid length. Drink now through 2012. 538... This has good depth and grip with a strong briary edge carrying the iron black olive maduro tobacco bittersweet cocoa mulled plum and black cherry notes. The tangy finish has solid length. Drink now through 2012. 538 cases made. -JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
($200) Deep ruby with a bright rim. A spicy intensely floral bouquet of raspberry blackberry incense and violet with a smoky mineral overtone. Sweet red berry flavors are given a firm edge by notes of bitter cherry and... ($200) Deep ruby with a bright rim. A spicy intensely floral bouquet of raspberry blackberry incense and violet with a smoky mineral overtone. Sweet red berry flavors are given a firm edge by notes of bitter cherry and cracked pepper and a suave floral quality gains strength with air. Finishes lively focused and subtly sweet with strong echoes of smoke and flowers. 91 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2007

Label

Chapoutier La Mordoree is made from Syrah vines of more than 60 years in age, from vineyard plots located on the border of the “Cote Blonde”. The grapes are hand-harvested at maturity, entirely de-stemmed and vinified in concrete tank. The wine is aged in oak casks, some new, for 14 to 18 months.

The wine has a deep red color. It has aromas of raspberry, a hint of violet, predominant of spices, a touch of black olive and “tapenade”, and rosemary. It has an ample and elegant taste, very well-structured and balanced. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years or from 50 to 75 years.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.