Domaine de la Mordorée

La Dame Rousse Lirac Red Rhone Blend

9.24 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Lirac, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

Even next to a 2009 Barolo, and a 2011 Ridge Three Valleys, this one was the WOTN. 2009 was great for the Rhône valley, especially places like Châteaunuf-du-pape, but little known Lirac made them equally, if not better. 50/50 Syrah, Grenache, and right in its sweet spot. Dark baked plummy fruits, blackberry cobbler qualities, charred wood, and provancal herb on the nose. The pallet was full, lush, and ever so slightly jammy, with sweet tobacco and dark chocolate covered cherry to the finish. It was great stand alone, and great with the Duck and Maple Glazed Ham, and all the roasted vegetables, etc. I'll be looking for more Lirac in the future.

Even next to a 2009 Barolo, and a 2011 Ridge Three Valleys, this one was the WOTN. 2009 was great for the Rhône valley, especially places like Châteaunuf-du-pape, but little known Lirac made them equally, if not better. 50/50 Syrah, Grenache, and right in its sweet spot. Dark baked plummy fruits, blackberry cobbler qualities, charred wood, and provancal herb on the nose. The pallet was full, lush, and ever so slightly jammy, with sweet tobacco and dark chocolate covered cherry to the finish. It was great stand alone, and great with the Duck and Maple Glazed Ham, and all the roasted vegetables, etc. I'll be looking for more Lirac in the future.

Jan 4th, 2017
William Hughes

Pleasantly surprised by this 2009. Tar, Rosemary, thyme, and black currants in the nose. Surprisingly tannic. Three distinct parts to this wine; front end, mid palate, and finish. The parts don't flow together, yet I find this an interesting quality. I'm intrigued. I might rate this higher with more time. I'd like to try this with a game dish.

Pleasantly surprised by this 2009. Tar, Rosemary, thyme, and black currants in the nose. Surprisingly tannic. Three distinct parts to this wine; front end, mid palate, and finish. The parts don't flow together, yet I find this an interesting quality. I'm intrigued. I might rate this higher with more time. I'd like to try this with a game dish.

Apr 19th, 2015
Michael Phillips

Deep rich flavors drinking at peak

Deep rich flavors drinking at peak

Jan 22nd, 2019
Daniel Pariser

Mint, chocolate covered cherry. Plenty of tannin. Very nice.

Mint, chocolate covered cherry. Plenty of tannin. Very nice.

Feb 18th, 2018