A terrific expression of its appellation, the 2007 La Dame Rousse from Domaine de la Mordorée starts off a bit tight and minerally on the nose, then explodes on the palate with layers of cherries, peaches, warm stones and dried spices. It’s full-bodied and rich, with a long, spice-driven finish. Treat it like a light red, serving it with charcuterie or simple…
An astoundingly characterful rosé, the Mordorée Tavel has a hugely complex nose of cherry, carnation and strawberry set against a backdrop of herbes de Provence. Intensely flavorful in the mouth, this wine finishes on a long note of lemon zest and white cherries. An excellent foil for roast pork.
This muscular blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah features bold dark fruit notes of black cherries and plums and some chunky tannins on the finish. Drink it now with some rare red meat, or over the next several years as it gradually softens.
Mordorée’s entry-level Lirac features plummy, almost blueberry-like fruit accented by hints of coffee and spice. It’s medium to full bodied, with a firm but ripe structure and a long, velvety finish. Drink now–2015.
Mordorée’s Côtes du Rhône is a classic blend built around 40% Grenache and 30% Syrah, with smaller amounts of the other permitted varieties. The result combines scents of leather and roasted meat with cherries and dark overtones of cocoa and coffee. It’s a nicely balanced, full-bodied wine, with just a touch of coarseness to its texture. Drink now-2016.
This medium- to full-bodied rosé features bold aromas of lime, mineral and ripe cherries, while the flavors run toward white chocolate, citrus and red fruits. There’s a satisfyingly fatty character to this wine’s flavors and texture, persisting through the long finish.
A little closed and funky at first but it opened up to plummy, blackberry and forest floor aromas. Bold, brash fruit intensity on the palate showing lots of ripe jammy fruit. chocolate and licorice. Full-bodied, fresh with crunchy tannins to support the rich texture.