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2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

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June 25, 2023 - $37



94Wine Spectator

Dark and winey, featuring ripe waves of warm, steeped fig, boysenberry and plum fruit rolling through, inlaid with roasted apple wood, tobacco and dark earth details. Displays heft through the finish...

94Wine Enthusiast

This is a voluptuous, slightly warming wine with bold alcohol and luscious flavors of mulberry and black cherry. Delicate notes of violet, lavender and garrigue lend a perfumed, airy but elegant wine with a firm, tannic finish...

93The Wine Advocate

Richly concentrated and velvety in texture...still terrific, marrying plummy, black cherry fruit with a dusting of baking spices and Provençal herbs, finishing long and plush.

93Vinous / IWC

...lots of blackberry, currants, toasted spice, graphite, and licorice... Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a supple, elegant style...

15.5Jancis Robinson


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.