2009 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Syrah - 750ML
  • WS 97
  • WA 96

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$124.94

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Reg: $199.94

$124.94

This product is
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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2012
Bass notes of roasted mesquite and ganache support the fig and currant core with lots of singed bay leaf charcoal and espresso to fill in on the finish where a black tea note echoes in the background. Shows serious muscle... Bass notes of roasted mesquite and ganache support the fig and currant core with lots of singed bay leaf charcoal and espresso to fill in on the finish where a black tea note echoes in the background. Shows serious muscle but riveting acidity keeps it all harnessed. Needs a little time to settle in but will be worth the wait for its terrific length and range. Best from 2015 through 2030. 40 cases imported. â_"J.M.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 Cote Rotie La Mordoree (471 cases) is potentially the finest La Mordoree made since the monumental 1991 (which is just beginning to hit full maturity at age 20). Spring flower black olive smoky barbecued meat... The 2009 Cote Rotie La Mordoree (471 cases) is potentially the finest La Mordoree made since the monumental 1991 (which is just beginning to hit full maturity at age 20). Spring flower black olive smoky barbecued meat creme de cassis graphite and black cherry characteristics are all found in this complex aromatic effort. With an unctuous texture and a full-bodied mouthfeel this is a gorgeous example of Cote Rotie Syrah that should drink nicely for 20-25+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2009

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.