Domaine de la Mordorée 'Cuvée de la Reine des Bois' Lirac 2021

Domaine de la Mordorée 'Cuvée de la Reine des Bois' Lirac 2021

93 POINTS: James Suckling
91 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
91 POINTS: Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate

From 60 year old vines.
“Aromas of spiced cherries, forest berries and sweet spices. Medium body with fine tannins. Layered and textured with a velvety mid-palate. Balanced and harmonious with a focused finish and excellent length. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold.”
— 93 Points, James Suckling

"Tasted from multiple samples, the 2021 Lirac showed well, with a bright, juicy, ripe, medium-bodied style. It has the vintage's fresher, elegant profile but is certainly ripe, has supple tannins, and a great finish. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate."
— 91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

"Equal parts Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, the 2021 Lirac La Reine des Bois adds a bit of dried spices to the raspberry and blueberry fruit. Just 15% of the volume aged in second-use oak, the rest was in tank. Medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and ample length, this is a huge success for the vintage."
— 91 Points, Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate

Started in 1986, and we started importing it in the early 1990's, by the Delorme family, Domaine de la Mordorée has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the most consistent quality. The word 'Mordorée', literally 'bronze' or 'golden-brown' is one of the many poetic names for a woodcock, the symbol of the domaine. Other such names include the cuvée names - 'La Belle Voyageuse' (the beautiful traveler), and 'La Dame Rousse' (the russet lady). Founding winemaker Christophe Delorme's objective was to be unintrusive and maintain total respect for his terroir and the fruit it produces, striving to achieve a perfect balance between concentration, terroir and balance.

The domaine consists of 55 Hectares, on 38 different parcels, providing a rich, wide range of soils and micro-climates. The whole domaine has been certified organic since 2007. Following Christophe's untimely death in 2015, his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre, have taken on the running of the domaine, ably assisted by Rémy Chauvet, who was the cellarmaster under Christophe. As Jeb Dunnuck has put it in the Wine Advocate, 'the estate is obviously still in incredibly capable hands'.

ABV: 14.5%

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