2016 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Syrah - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • VN 96
  • WA 95

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Reg: $129.94

$119.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Mar. 2019

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, January 2018
(95-97) Last of the Côte Rôtie releases, the deeply colored 2016 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée has a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, toasted bread, candied flowers and lavender. Full-bodied, voluptuous and sexy on the... (95-97) Last of the Côte Rôtie releases, the deeply colored 2016 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée has a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, toasted bread, candied flowers and lavender. Full-bodied, voluptuous and sexy on the palate, with both elegance and richness, it has building minerality with time in the glass, ripe tannin and sensational purity of fruit. Forget bottles for 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades.
VN 96
Vinous, June 2018
(VN 94-96 points) Inky ruby. Powerful, smoke-tinged blackberry and cherry liqueur aromas pick up a sexy floral nuance and hints of olive with aeration. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet... (VN 94-96 points) Inky ruby. Powerful, smoke-tinged blackberry and cherry liqueur aromas pick up a sexy floral nuance and hints of olive with aeration. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet lively black and blue fruit preserve, cola and violet pastille flavors energized by a core of juicy acidity and a vibrant mineral quality. Finishes chewy, sweet and extremely long, featuring building tannins and a strong echo of peppery spices and minerals. -- Josh Raynolds
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
A blend of old vines in the lieux-dits of Côte Brune and Côte Blonde, the 2016 Cote Rotie la Mordorée shows a bit of cedary oak up front (it spent 18 months in 30% new barriques). It's full-bodied and ripe on the palate... A blend of old vines in the lieux-dits of Côte Brune and Côte Blonde, the 2016 Cote Rotie la Mordorée shows a bit of cedary oak up front (it spent 18 months in 30% new barriques). It's full-bodied and ripe on the palate, with herb-tinged red fruit notes that show mammoth complexity and a fine, silky, long finish. - Joe Czerwinski
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016

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.