Value purchase - by ,
4/ 5stars
Great product for the price.

chapoutier la mordoree
750ML
2010

$154.99

SKU: 09363
Alcohol Content : 14.1%
Producer M. Chapoutier
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Cote Rotie
Varietal Rhone Blend
Size 750ml

 

Description

This is packed, with layers of charcoal and tar covering the well-endowed core of braised fig, blackberry pâte de fruit and pastis-soaked plum for now. Alder, olive and bay line the finish, with a terrific graphite spine lending support. Best from through 2030. 48 cases imported.

There are 440 cases of the Cote Rotie La Mordoree. While it is a very strong effort, I would rank it a point or two below the , which I believe is the finest La Mordoree since the awesome 1991. It offers an impressive dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of bacon fat, black olives, black currants, raspberries, earth and forest floor. Ripe and medium-bodied with light to moderate tannin, it is somewhat closed at present, and will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 20-25 years.

(100% syrah, from vines in the Cote Blonde that are reportedly almost 65 years old):  Opaque ruby.  An exotically perfumed bouquet presents candied dark berries and cherry-cola, with notes of Indian spices, anise and smoked meat building with air.  Fleshy but focused on the palate, with intense black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of candied violet.  Tangy minerals add lift and cut to a strikingly long, smoky and gently tannic finish.