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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de La Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Famille Delorme 2001 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de La Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Famille Delorme  2001 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de La Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Famille Delorme 2001

An exceptional, concentrated Châteauneuf which delivers a wonderful mineral sensation in the mouth.

  • €195
  • Previous price: €210
  • Discount: 7 %
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Lot Description: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de La Mordorée Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Famille Delorme 2001

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 damaged label, 1 marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 14.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Climat/Cuvée: Cuvée de la Reine des Bois
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Delorme
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Vaccarese
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2024
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 5
  • Volume: 17000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 30
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The cuvée La Reine des Bois du Domaine is made from old vines (60-years-old), younger however than La Plume du Peintre. This wine is unusual as it has a little Counoise and Vaccarese in its composition, alongside traditional Châteauneuf grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah). 70% of the ageing takes place in stainless steel vats and 30% in oak barrels. This wine is less concentrated than its older brother La Plume du Peintre and will keep for about ten years. Its fruity and liquorice aromas are just as intense and charming and it has a masterly finish.

    Domaine de La Mordorée (a nod to the bronze colour of the woodcock, the property’s emblem) was created in 1986 when Christophe Delorme gave up his original trade to focus purely on winegrowing and wine. From the outset, this enthusiast insisted on a high standard of work both in the vineyards and at the winery. He very quickly earned his reputation as one of the top winegrowers among the new generation in the southern Rhône, his somewhat “modern” style leaning towards power and concentration. The range is extensive and includes red and white wines in the Tavel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac and Condrieu appellations. The vineyards cover 55 hectares, divided into 38 different plots scattered across eight communes. Today, the domain has abandoned the use of chemical herbicides and received organic certification for all wines, except Condrieu, in 2013. In addition to the usual organic practices, it is very proud to have re-established an entire ecosystem among the vines. In the late 90s Christophe was joined by his brother Fabrice who has been running the domain on his own since Christophe died suddenly of a heart attack in 2015.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

100/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
91/100Wine Spectator
18/20 (2008)Bettane & Desseauve
94/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2024

Tasting notes - Extract
More youthful and backwards, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois has been incredibly consistent for me and always comes in near the top of the scale. Black raspberry, blackberry, wood smoke, licorice, crushed rock-like minerality and smoked beef are just some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with serious levels of fruit, thrilling structure and blockbuster length. It still needs another handful of years to hit full maturity, but its off-the-hook good today (assuming you're not completely against tannin).