2008 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Cuvee de la Reine des Bois
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • RR 91
  • WS 90

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RR 91
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, August 2010
A blend of equal parts Grenache Syrah and Mourvèdre the 2008 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Cuvée de la Reine des Bois is 100% destemmed and aged in 30% old wood and the rest in tank. The wine shows good color and a deep... A blend of equal parts Grenache Syrah and Mourvèdre the 2008 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Cuvée de la Reine des Bois is 100% destemmed and aged in 30% old wood and the rest in tank. The wine shows good color and a deep rich bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits wood espresso and charred earth. The fruit is very pure and this improves with air gaining complexity and more typicity as well. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with a classy mid-weight feel good acidity ripe fruit and a long elegant finish. There's some structure here and this should drink well for a number of years; I'd put money that this is still drinking beautifully at age 10. Outstanding and a great mix of ripe pure fruit in a medium bodied classy package.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
Very ripe but well put together with a juicy beam of acidity that holds the plum fig and raspberry ganache notes together. Turns brighter with more spice on the finish. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2011. 2000 cases made. -JM
JJB 93
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, March 2011
Light garnet hue. The attractive nose is quintessential grenache-a medley of raspberry red licorice and white pepper. The pepper becomes even more pronounced with a concentration of candied red fruit which glides along... Light garnet hue. The attractive nose is quintessential grenache-a medley of raspberry red licorice and white pepper. The pepper becomes even more pronounced with a concentration of candied red fruit which glides along the mid-palate contrasted by refreshing acidity which pulls it all together. Another example of a Cotes du Rhone that shines bright for a so-called "average" vintage. This is one of the prettiest Liracs I've tasted one that can hold its own against many Chateuneuf du Papes. A must for any Rhone lover...Bravo!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Lirac
Vintage 2008