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The Serious 2008 Mordoree, Reine Des Bois, Chateauneuf du Pape


The first time I drank a 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape was at the Wine Blogger Tasting held at MacArthur Beverages this past August.  A bottle of 2008 Clos des Papes was served blind.  Upon being asked to guess the vintage I came up with 2001!  So I was thoroughly surprised by this bottle of 2008 Mordoree for it needs to be aged.  It is a strong offering from a weak vintage.  If you happen to have both wines in your cellar I would drink the Clos des Papes while the Mordoree cellars.  Many thanks to Phil for sharing this sample at MacArthur Beverages.

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2008 Domaine de la Mordoree, La Reine Des Bois, Chateauneuf du Pape
Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.  This wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Vaccarese, and “miscellaneous.”  Alcohol 15%.  The color was a light to medium ruby garnet.  The nose was light with low lying aromas of floral blue and black fruit.  In the mouth there were focused and dense flavors.  This is immediately obvious as a serious wine.  It showed good balance with a cool nature.  There were blacker and drier flavors in the finish along with strong but integrated tannic structure.  *** 2018-2028.

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