2000 Domaine de la Mordorée "Cuvée de la Reine du Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1053266 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A wine that always does it for me, the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois is open for business and has a sexy, voluptuous texture to go with classic Mordoree spice, licorice, graphite and black cherry and currant-styled fruit. Beautifully complex, full-bodied and with brilliant purity of fruit, drink it over the coming 3-5 years. (JD)  (8/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator

 A sensational Châteauneuf-du-Pape that's sleek, yet rich and thick. Maintains elegance thanks to the succulent black and red fruit, which gives it a freshness to balance the ripe flavors and generous, sweet oak aromas accented by tobacco notes. Full-bodied and tempting now, but will improve as the tannins soften. (PM)  (8/2002)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full deep ruby. Strongly oaky aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and leather. Impressively deep and stuffed with fruit; but the inky, chocolatey, licorice-tinged flavors and powerful oakiness suggest that this wine will need a good decade to harmonize. Finishes with major oak tannins and outstanding persistence. This may already be shutting down. 92(+?) points. (ST)  (1/2003)

Jancis Robinson

 Lovely development, all herbs and garrigue on the nose. Still pretty dry on the end though. Vibrant. Really quite dramatic. But it will always be dry on the end, I fear.  (9/2011)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape