Domaine de la Mordorée

Cuvée La Reine des Bois Lirac Red Rhone Blend

9.2100 ratings
9.124 pro ratings
Lirac, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Blanched almonds and dried prunes,
A nice, well rounded nose of old world.

Still a bit tight, and could use a few more years to smooth out.
Heavier bodied, Licorice, horehound, pomegranate, black fruit.
Mouth filling tannins, chewy!
9v acidity.
This is a great producer, loved for years. And I always have one on the shelf.

Blanched almonds and dried prunes,
A nice, well rounded nose of old world.

Still a bit tight, and could use a few more years to smooth out.
Heavier bodied, Licorice, horehound, pomegranate, black fruit.
Mouth filling tannins, chewy!
9v acidity.
This is a great producer, loved for years. And I always have one on the shelf.

Dec 7th, 2018
Kai Wright

Big and chewy, with ripe, dark fruit. Needs a good piece of meat and some years to mellow, but great for a night when I really wanna feel it. Look forward to the cellared bottle in a few years.

Big and chewy, with ripe, dark fruit. Needs a good piece of meat and some years to mellow, but great for a night when I really wanna feel it. Look forward to the cellared bottle in a few years.

Sep 14th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Cassis soaked cedar staves, a great nose.
Blackberries, mint, tarragon, hints of sage, medium weight, lip smacking choppy bits of oak.

It has been raining for so long, and after bucket emptying full window wells, I wanted a hearty rainy day wine.

This was the year I visited the vineyard, and winery in Tavel. A glass raised for the brother passed, and a tip of the hat to the one that carried on.

Truly, you can never go wrong with any Domain de la Morderee.

Cassis soaked cedar staves, a great nose.
Blackberries, mint, tarragon, hints of sage, medium weight, lip smacking choppy bits of oak.

It has been raining for so long, and after bucket emptying full window wells, I wanted a hearty rainy day wine.

This was the year I visited the vineyard, and winery in Tavel. A glass raised for the brother passed, and a tip of the hat to the one that carried on.

Truly, you can never go wrong with any Domain de la Morderee.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Michael Phillips

Michael had this a year ago

Michael had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2017
Lars Kronlund

A knockout! Slightly overwhelming for the grilled lamb I served it with, but what a charmer. Still ver youthful. Wish I had another case...

A knockout! Slightly overwhelming for the grilled lamb I served it with, but what a charmer. Still ver youthful. Wish I had another case...

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Michael Kotrady

Appellation benchmark, with good reason. #Rhône #Lirac

Appellation benchmark, with good reason. #Rhône #Lirac

Aug 26th, 2016
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.3

Ripe blackberry jam. White pepper. Old vanilla spice. Layers of silky flesh. Smoked beef.

Ripe blackberry jam. White pepper. Old vanilla spice. Layers of silky flesh. Smoked beef.

Dec 4th, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.9

Very extracted. Big bold and heady. All liqueur fruits, liquorice and chocolate. Not for the faint hearted. Deep, full, concentrated with newer polished oak. Modern style, not sure on its longevity as the acid lacking

Very extracted. Big bold and heady. All liqueur fruits, liquorice and chocolate. Not for the faint hearted. Deep, full, concentrated with newer polished oak. Modern style, not sure on its longevity as the acid lacking

Jun 7th, 2015
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

8.7

Solid Lirac. Lots of flavor and the age has softened the edges, tons of dark fruit and charcoal, but a little monolithic yet. Still has time to develop I think...

Solid Lirac. Lots of flavor and the age has softened the edges, tons of dark fruit and charcoal, but a little monolithic yet. Still has time to develop I think...

Sep 16th, 2014
Michael Kotrady

This is the Lirac blanc. Exotic & delicious!

This is the Lirac blanc. Exotic & delicious!

Jun 18th, 2014