2017 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
Syrah - 750ML
2017 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree
  • JD 98
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • JS 94
  • VN 94
  • DC 93

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Reg: $179.94

$159.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2022

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JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, December 2019
Deep purple-colored, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée (a mix from the La Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde lieux-dits) is another incredibly concentrated, yet elegant and ethereal wine from Chapoutier. Rock star levels of...   Deep purple-colored, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée (a mix from the La Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde lieux-dits) is another incredibly concentrated, yet elegant and ethereal wine from Chapoutier. Rock star levels of kirsch, black raspberries, spring flowers, smoked game, tapenade, and graphite give way to a full-bodied, rounded, straight-up sensationally textured Côte Rôtie. It has the opulence to drink well now yet will keep for two decades or more. 249 cases.  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
A blend of Côte Blonde and Côte Brune (the actual lieux-dits), the 2017 Cote Rotie la Mordorée is a top-notch example of this cuvée. The Chapoutier team now picks and vinifies the parcels separately, which has allowed...   A blend of Côte Blonde and Côte Brune (the actual lieux-dits), the 2017 Cote Rotie la Mordorée is a top-notch example of this cuvée. The Chapoutier team now picks and vinifies the parcels separately, which has allowed them to fine-tune the picking dates. It boasts an exciting mélange of berry fruit flavors, is silky and medium to full-bodied in the mouth and finishes long.- JC  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, August 2020
Lively, with a coiled-up ball of cassis, plum and blackberry fruit flavors, held in check for now by lively anise, apple wood and sweet tapenade notes. The finish pulls everything together nicely while keeping the energy...   Lively, with a coiled-up ball of cassis, plum and blackberry fruit flavors, held in check for now by lively anise, apple wood and sweet tapenade notes. The finish pulls everything together nicely while keeping the energy up. Let this unwind in the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2038. 50 cases imported. — JM  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
There’s a deep, dark-stone impression to the nose here with graphite and wet slate, as well as plums, star anise and licorice. The palate has a very plush, peppery and deeply fruited feel with such intensity and depth to...   There’s a deep, dark-stone impression to the nose here with graphite and wet slate, as well as plums, star anise and licorice. The palate has a very plush, peppery and deeply fruited feel with such intensity and depth to the dark plums and blackberries. Slate and pepper to close. Good depth. Try from 2024.  
VN 94
Vinous, April 2020
Deep, dark ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, licorice and pungent flowers, and a smoky mineral nuance builds with aeration. Velvety and seamless on the palate, offering intense black...   Deep, dark ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, licorice and pungent flowers, and a smoky mineral nuance builds with aeration. Velvety and seamless on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit liqueur, salty olive, candied violet and exotic spice flavors sharpened by juicy acidity and a cracked pepper flourish. Hangs on with impressive tenacity on the floral- and mineral-accented finish, which leaves star anise and cola notes behind. 60% of this fruit comes from the Côte Brune and 40% is drawn from the Côte Blonde. -- Josh Raynolds  
DC 93
Decanter, April 2018
Bright, attractive floral aromas of violet and peony, with black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium-bodied, with fresh, fine and light tannins. Good acid balance and sense of freshness. This vintage received a relatively...   Bright, attractive floral aromas of violet and peony, with black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium-bodied, with fresh, fine and light tannins. Good acid balance and sense of freshness. This vintage received a relatively gentle oaking, to its benefit. Long finish, with a real sense of finesse. This is 100% Syrah, made from 49-year-old vines, planted on a very steep terraced schist vineyard on the border of Côte-Blonde. Completely destemmed, fermented in concrete then matured for 18 months in a large wooden tank, 30% of which is new. La Mordorée is very good in 2017.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML

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.