2015 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Syrah - 750ML
  • JD 100
  • WA 97
  • WS 97
  • JL 97
  • JS 96
  • VN 94

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Reg: $209.94

$199.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 4 btls
ETA: Aug. 2020

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JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
Inky colored, the flagship 2015 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée is an utterly incredible wine any way you look at it and is a legendary Côte Rôtie in the making. Black raspberry, blackberry jam, toasted spices, dried flowers and... Inky colored, the flagship 2015 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée is an utterly incredible wine any way you look at it and is a legendary Côte Rôtie in the making. Black raspberry, blackberry jam, toasted spices, dried flowers and cured meat notes give way to a sexy, full-bodied, ripe, and incredibly opulent 2015 that has sweet tannin, no hard edges and a huge finish. The fruit of the vintage, as well as the sweet tannin, allow this to offer pleasure even today, but it’s going to benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and drink beautifully for 20-25 years.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
Slightly lifted and herbal, the 2015 Cote Rotie la Mordorée concedes no precision to the heat of the vintage, offering olive, raspberry and mocha shadings while being full-bodied, plush and velvety yet vibrant on the long... Slightly lifted and herbal, the 2015 Cote Rotie la Mordorée concedes no precision to the heat of the vintage, offering olive, raspberry and mocha shadings while being full-bodied, plush and velvety yet vibrant on the long finish. Now this is exciting! - Joe Czerwinski
WS 97
Wine Spectator, May 2018
A warm, plush style, with inviting raspberry, plum and blackberry compote flavors forming the core, while singed alder, black tea and loam accents roll underneath. A flash of minerality adds contrasting brightness... A warm, plush style, with inviting raspberry, plum and blackberry compote flavors forming the core, while singed alder, black tea and loam accents roll underneath. A flash of minerality adds contrasting brightness and cut on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2040. From France. — J.M.
JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
This is so freakin' sexy! The texture is off the hook with its opulence. The wine just glides across your palate like pure, exotic silk. Yes, there is an oaky component that needs to integrate, but there is so much fruit... This is so freakin' sexy! The texture is off the hook with its opulence. The wine just glides across your palate like pure, exotic silk. Yes, there is an oaky component that needs to integrate, but there is so much fruit, and the palate feel is surreal you barely notice it. A decade in the cellar is going to bring everything together here. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2015&wine=M.%20Chapoutier%20Cote-Rotie%20La%20Mordoree
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, August 2018
Deep-set richness, polish and concentration here. This powerful Côte-Rôtie delivers an array of ripe, dark berries and plums on the nose with a very intense array of minerals and spices. The palate has density and power... Deep-set richness, polish and concentration here. This powerful Côte-Rôtie delivers an array of ripe, dark berries and plums on the nose with a very intense array of minerals and spices. The palate has density and power with purity and focus. Long, intense, vibrant and fresh. Long, lingering, spicy, black fruit. From organically grown grapes. This will age well. Drink in 2022. - Nick Stock
VN 94
Vinous, April 2018
Dark purple. Spice- and mineral accented dark berry preserve, olive, vanilla and floral pastille aromas show excellent clarity and pick up licorice and cola nuances with air. Sappy and deeply concentrated on the palate... Dark purple. Spice- and mineral accented dark berry preserve, olive, vanilla and floral pastille aromas show excellent clarity and pick up licorice and cola nuances with air. Sappy and deeply concentrated on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors sharpened by a zesty cracked pepper flourish. Powerful yet impressively energetic, delivering superb finishing clarity and velvety tannins that sneak in late to add shape and subtle grip. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2015

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.