Mordoree, Domaine de la
Rhone, France
Cuvee de la Reine des Bois
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