Introducing the 2020 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree, a remarkable Syrah from the Northern Rhone region of France. This exquisite red wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Chapoutier.
With a saturated color that catches the eye, this wine immediately captivates the senses. The nose is filled with an abundance of ripe and expressive aromas that showcase the very best of this varietal. Juicy and fruit-forward, the palate delivers a delightful burst of flavors, accompanied by velvety tannins that provide structure and balance. The fruit in this wine is exceptionally ripe, resulting in a luscious and indulgent experience.
Although still in its embryonic stage, this sample displays considerable oak influence, offering sweet vanilla and spice notes that add depth and complexity. The integration of these elements is seamless, promising a wine that will continue to evolve and reveal its true terroir characteristics over time.
The critics have unanimously praised the 2020 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 93, noting the wine's juiciness, ripe tannins, and well-integrated flavors. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an even higher score of 96, describing it as concentrated yet weightless, with a long and elegant finish. Jeb Dunnuck honored this wine with a score of 97+, highlighting its incredible mix of richness and elegance, flawless balance, and ultra-fine tannins. Vinous also rated it 97 points, praising its expansive cherry liqueur aromas, juicy acidity, and strikingly long finish. Finally, James Suckling awarded it a score of 97, emphasizing its dense nose, stunning concentration, and enormous structure.
Crafted from biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification, the 2020 Chapoutier Cote Rotie la Mordoree is a wine of exceptional quality and pedigree. While it can be enjoyed now, it is recommended to cellar this beauty for a few more years to fully appreciate its potential. This wine promises to age gracefully and provide a truly remarkable drinking experience for decades to come.