2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 97 WE 96 JL 94 WA 94 VN 94 JS 93
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, August 2019

The saturated purple-hued 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De La Reine Des Bois is another brilliant wine from this estate. Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Syrah and Vaccarèse (as well as a few other...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, March 2021

Inky in hue and edged by bold, gripping tannins, this is a rich, deeply concentrated blend of Grenache (80%), Mourvèdre (10%), Syrah (5%) and Vaccarèse (5%). Fermented and aged primarily in stainless steel and with no new...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Incense, smoke, a touch of wood, wet earth and cherries comes through in the nose. On the palate, the wine is plush, round and polished with a spicy edge to the lifted, cherries in the finish. The wine was produced from a...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019

(94+ points) The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois was bottled just two weeks before I visited the domaine in June, but despite that, it seemed open, lush and delicious on both occasions I tasted it (once blind a...
VN 94

Vinous, December 2019

Shimmering magenta. Expansive, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suave incense and potpourri qualities. Seamless, energetic and sweet, offering an array of mineral-laced red and blue fruit...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, October 2019

This has a powerful, dark-fruit nose with violets and stones, too. Arrives on the palate with a rich array of fine tannins, layering up nicely to deliver a deep, dark and red-berry finish. From organically grown grapes...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois, a captivating red wine hailing from the prestigious Chateauneuf du Pape appellation in the Southern Rhone region of France. This remarkable wine is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of the esteemed producer, Domaine de la Mordoree.

In the glass, the wine showcases a deep, alluring red color that hints at its rich and opulent character. With a cork closure, this wine exudes a sense of tradition and authenticity, inviting you to embark on a sensory voyage of epic proportions.

On the nose, the 2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois entices with a powerful and expressive bouquet. Aromas of black cherries mingle with hints of oak, licorice, violets, and stones, creating an intoxicating olfactory experience that sets the stage for the symphony of flavors to come.

Upon the first sip, the wine envelops the palate with a velvety texture that is both plush and silky. The dominant Grenache grape variety, comprising 80% of the blend, lends a luscious and generous character to the wine. The addition of Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Vaccarèse contributes complexity, depth, and structure, ensuring a wine that is both approachable in its youth and capable of aging gracefully for more than a decade.

The 2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois is a marvel of balance and finesse. Mineral-laced red and blue fruit preserve flavors dance harmoniously on the palate, accompanied by delicate floral undertones and a touch of five-spice powder. The finish is juicy, impressively long, and punctuated by fine-grained tannins that add a touch of sophistication.

Renowned wine critics have heaped accolades upon this exceptional vintage. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 94+ points, praising its open, lush, and delicious nature. Vinous bestowed a score of 94, commending its expansive aromas, seamless energy, and mineral-laced flavors. Jeb Dunnuck was particularly effusive, awarding the wine a staggering 97 points and drawing parallels to the acclaimed 2010 vintage.

In conclusion, the 2017 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois is a wine of extraordinary quality and character. With its seductive aromas, velvety texture, and impeccable balance, it is a true masterpiece that deserves a place in the cellar of any discerning wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine promises an unforgettable journey through the vineyards of the Southern Rhone.