M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie "La Mordoree" 2006

Syrah | Cote-Rotie, Rhone Valley,  France
Deep purple red color. Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of olive, tapenade and rosemary, with a dominant of spice. Ample, elegant, very well-structured and balanced. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years. One of Michel Chapoutier's renowned single vineyard wines, or Sélections Parcellaires. Note: This product is not eligible for discounts.

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M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie "La Mordoree" 2006

Details

  • Style

    Earthy, Full Bodied, Spicy, Structured

  • Varietal

    Syrah

  • Flavor

    Berry, Blend-Spices, Raspberry, Strawberry

  • Aroma

    Raspberry, a hint of violet, predominant of spices, touch of black olive and “tapenade”, rosemary.

  • Pairings

    Beef, Game, Lamb, Mild & Soft Cheese

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Deep purple red color. Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of olive, tapenade and rosemary, with a dominant of spice. Ample, elegant, very well-structured and balanced. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years. One of Michel Chapoutier's renowned single vineyard wines, or Sélections Parcellaires. Note: This product is not eligible for discounts.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

13.5%

WINEMAKER

Michel Chapoutier

AGING

In oak casks (225 Liters), of which a third is new. This wine is unfiltered and unfined.

FERMENTATION

Hand harvesting at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap puching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of the color and tannins. This product is not eligible for discounts.

2006 Vintage

95 WS
Rated On: June 2009

This is jam-packed with zesty briar, loganberry and blackberry fruit, along with plenty of sweet tapenade, Maduro tobacco, iron and licorice notes. The long, superjuicy finish really lets the iron edge sing. Best from 2010 through 2021. 711 cases made. –JM

- Wine Spectator

94 RP
Rated On: April 2009

Perhaps the finest wine made in the appellation is Chapoutier's Crozes-Hermitage Les Varonnieres. The 2006 exhibits a classic Crozes perfume of creme de cassis, black olives, spice box, and flowers, good underlying acidity, a sweet, expansive, full-bodied mouthfeel, and tremendous concentration as well as length. This is about as great as Crozes-Hermitage is capable of being, and it could easily be mistaken for a top Hermitage. Enjoy it over the next 15-20 years.

- Wine Advocate

92 ST
Rated On: January 2009

Deep red. Highly perfumed aromas of smoky red berries, minerals, Asian spices and black pepper. The abundant red fruit flavors are pinot-like but the wine's smokiness and pepper drag me straight back to the Rhone. Silky and sweet, with assertive raspberry and cherry flavors, gentle tannins and mounting notes of olive and peppery spices. Finishes with impressive energy, clarity and persistence.

- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2004 Vintage

91 WS
Rated On: September 2007

Racy and pure, with a nice solid beam of red currant and plum fruit layered with grilled herb, red licorice and mineral notes. Tight and hard on the finish now, this should flesh out nicely with some cellaring. Best from 2008 through 2016.

- Wine Spectator

91 ST
Rated On: February 2007

Dark red. Powerful, ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas deepened by strong mineral and smoked meat tones. A rich, almost brooding style, resembling a wine from Hermitage, with chewy texture and deep, liqueur-like red and dark fruit flavors. Finishes ripe and very long, with powerful tannins.

- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

90 RP
Rated On: April 2007

The 2004 Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée is dark ruby/purple in 2004 with notes of cassis, melted licorice, incense, and pepper. The wine has good power, concentration, although not the intensity of the great vintages, but this is a strong effort for 2004.

- Wine Advocate

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