Domaine de la Mordoree Cuvee de la Reine des Bois Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 118481
  • red wine
  • RP97
  • ST96
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • RP95
  • 2004
  • RP94
  • 2003
  • RP96
  • 2000
  • RP97
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Winemaker's Notes

Cuvee de la Reine des Bois Chateauneuf-du-Pape has a dark red color with blueish hints. Fruity and intense aromas of dried prunes and blackberry with coffee nuances. Melted and concentrated tannins, full bodied, very long fresh finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine des Bois is exquisite. It is hard to say that it’s better than some of its predecessors, because there have been so many magnificent wines to emerge from Domaine de la Mordoree since the mid-1990s, but this inky purple wine has an extraordinary nose of gun flint, wood smoke and blackberry jam intermixed with spring flowers, kirsch, and blueberries. Stunningly rich, this full-bodied wine is built like a skyscraper, with decent acidity, fabulous delineation to its component parts, and a whopping 45-second finish. The wood is gorgeously integrated, as it usually is, the tannins still noticeable, but not astringent, and the wine majestic. Give it 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25+ years. "
97 Points

"Vivid purple. Heady, complex scents of black and blue fruits, incense, lavender, licorice and Asian spices, with a smoky overtone. Pliant, palate-staining blackberry and boysenberry flavors are lifted by zesty minerality and complicated by candied flowers and star anise. Supple tannins build with air and add shape and grip to the very long, sappy, spice-accented finish. This distinctly exotic wine has the depth and structure to age.
Range: 94-96"
96 Points

Learn About Domaine de la Mordoree Map ItMap It

Born from a deep-rooted winegrowing background, it was only in 1986 that the Domaine became entirely dedicated to a passion for wine. Consequently, the Domaine sold all other businesses in the field of hi-tech ventilated suits.

This choice was matured through long consideration and thought for both quality and environment-friendliness. The goal was clear: produce the best wine in each appellation, while preserving nature and man. La Mordoree therefore acquired new lands, broadening its vineyards and enriching its appellations with new cherished parcels of land.

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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