2013 m. chapoutier, cote rotie, la mordoree
Why We're Buying
Greatness is commonplace for M. Chapoutier Côte Rôtie La Mordorée. The syrah from the northern tip of the Rhône Valley has plenty of charm with a firm concentration of black fruit flavors. Give this red wine a few years of cellaring to unlock its full potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Showing beautifully from barrel and now from bottle, the 2013 Côte Rôtie la Mordorée comes from schist soils, was completely destemmed and spent 18 months in 25% new French oak. Its deep purple color is accompanied by classic notes of raspberries, bay leaf, olive tapenade and violets. Possessing beautiful minerality, a full, layered mid-palate and building tannin, drink this beautiful wine anytime over the coming 15 or more years.
Tightly packed but rippling with energy, this has a coiled core of raspberry, bitter plum and violet notes, augmented by black tea, savory and sweet tapenade flavors. The long finish pulls everything together, maintaining vibrancy along the way. There's superb drive and tension here. Best from 2018 through 2030.