2000 Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois

Posted by: Marc Hanes

2000 Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois - 07-14-2019 18:21:05

Mordoree, Domaine de la
Rhone, France
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Cuvee de la Reine des Bois
Blend
2000
$74.99
14.5%
Dusky and dull black-purple, looks like muddy river water, the rims red to orange brick in hue. The nose offers lots of sweet baking spices and floral dew, however, the fruit has taken on a stewed quality, plum/prune, raisin and blackberry compote, ends with a quiet gamey, meaty note. Full-bodied and heavy, no structure left so it rolls on due to momentum. Moment of green apple to the yellow raisin, prune, fig to black cherry fruit. Earthy here, supplemented by leathery accents but not really gamey. The fruit more or less lasts through the finish. Definitely in "drink up" mode. Unspecified percentages of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah.
89 points