Domaine de la Mordorée La Reine des Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001 (1500ml)

$645

Tasted on four separate occasions, and awarded a perfect score on three of those, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois even surpasses the extraordinary Reine des Bois produced in 2000, 1999, and 1998 ... and that's saying something! An inky/purple color is followed by a heady perfume of graphite, blackberries, kirsch, licorice, truffles, and charcoal. This full-bodied effort displays endless concentration in its pure, dense, generous flavors. It is broadly flavored, with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol. A blend of 78% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and small quantities of Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, and Vaccarese, it is made from 60-year old vines, and aged both in cask and neutral foudres from what are obviously very low yields. Sadly, just over 1,000 cases were produced...A modern day legend, it is an example of what progressive winemaking can achieve without abandoning the traditions of the appellation. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeroen Koenen

Wow... amazing wine... This bottle was firing on all cilinders! Great complexity, élégance and depth... Fantastic stuff and in my top 3 Grenaches ever tasted (up there with SQN Incognito and Beaucastel 81).

Wow... amazing wine... This bottle was firing on all cilinders! Great complexity, élégance and depth... Fantastic stuff and in my top 3 Grenaches ever tasted (up there with SQN Incognito and Beaucastel 81).

9.7

Mike Evans

Not bad, but a little monochromatic.

Not bad, but a little monochromatic.

8.9

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Humming dark red fruit with thyme, rosemary and a grungy sour cherry acidity. Lovely de roped fruit with lots going on. Great length and grrr. Very good stuff.

Humming dark red fruit with thyme, rosemary and a grungy sour cherry acidity. Lovely de roped fruit with lots going on. Great length and grrr. Very good stuff.

9.3

Jeroen Koenen

89/100

89/100

8.9

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

I have this bottle at my house. how's it Showing

I have this bottle at my house. how's it Showing

9.2

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