CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE

2019 La Dame Voyageuse Domaine de la Mordorée

EN PRIMEUR

Mainly Grenache, with splashes of Syrah, Mourvedre, Vaccarese & Counoise. Very bright and floral on the nose, violets and raspberry, redcurrant. The mouthfeel adds texture with dark fruits, the floral theme continues with hints of rose wrapped in dark fruits, black cherry, nice acidity lift on the finish, the oak is evident but this will integrate with time. A lovely early drinking Chateauneuf-du-Pape that will also age too.L&S (Sep 2021)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 6)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Moving to the 2019s from bottle, the Grenache-heavy 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Dame Voyageuse offers a beautiful array of both red and black fruits as well as classic Provençal notes of lavender, peppery garrigue, and flowers. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured on the palate, this is another terrific vintage for this cuvée, which remains an incredible value in the market today. It will drink nicely for 10-12 years if stored correctly. Drinking range: 2021 - 2033 Rating: 95 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com (Nov 2021)

Vivid ruby. Spice-accented red berry preserve and cherry aromas are complemented by pungent floral and mineral nuances. Appealingly sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering sappy raspberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and baking spice flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes supple, broad and long, with lingering floral and spice notes and well-knit tannins that lend shape and gentle grip. Drinking range: 2024 - 2032 Rating: 93 Josh Raynolds, www.vinousmedia.com (Oct 2021)

90% Grenache, 4% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, 1% Vaccarèse, 1% Counoise. Certified organic. Aged for 10 months in new barriques (15%) and used barriques (85%). Barrel sample. Tasted blind. Chewy floral and dark-fruit nose. Lovely weight here, while the oak is prominent it will integrate and there is great lift as well to this wine. Will age nicely. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 16.5+ Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2020)

Started in 1986 by the Delorme family, Domaine de la Mordorée has become one of the top estates in the Rhône, with arguably the most consistent quality. The word 'Mordorée', literally 'bronze' or 'golden-brown' is one of the many poetic names for a woodcock, the symbol of the domaine. Other such names include the cuvée names - 'La Belle Voyageuse' (the beautiful traveller), and 'La Dame Rousse' (the russet lady). Founding winemaker Christophe Delorme's objective was to be unintrusive and maintain total respect for his terroir and the fruit it produces, striving to achieve a perfect balance between concentration, terroir and balance.

The domaine consists of 55 Hectares, on 38 different parcels, providing a rich, wide range of soils and micro-climates. The whole domaine has been certified organic since 2007.

Following Christophe's untimely death in 2015, his wife and daughter, Madeleine and Ambre, have taken on the running of the domaine, ably assisted by Rémy Chauvet, who was the cellarmaster under Christophe. As Jeb Dunnuck has put it in the Wine Advocate, 'the estate is obviously still in incredibly capable hands'.

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