1995 Chapoutier Cote Rotie ''La Mordoree''

- 750 ml
95
RP
Availability: Available Soon
$260.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
30786-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

Chapoutier makes no bones about the fact that he prefers his 1996 Cote Roties to his 1995s. Wealthy readers with access to Chapoutier's wines will have fun determining whether the 1995 or 1996 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is the superior wine. Both are terrific examples of Cote Rotie with 20-25 years of evolution. Chapoutier prefers the 1996. The 1995 is a superb wine, but I am not sure the 1996 isn't a point or two better. Both wines possess intensely-saturated black/purple colors, and smoky, black raspberry, coffee, and chocolate-scented noses with black olives thrown in for complexity. The 1996 may have greater length, but that is splitting hairs at this level of quality. Both are medium to full-bodied, rich, extraordinary examples of Cote Rotie that possess power as well as finesse...

Robert Parker | 95 RP

Sokolin 1995 Chapoutier Cote Rotie ''La Mordoree'' Tasting Notes:

Cantemerle's hundreds of years of experience and approachable style shine through this vintage. The passionate saturation of the wine perfectly captures the way its grapes struggled in silica soil, and its bouquet hyper-realistically paints the event. The focus is distinctly on fruit, the raspberry, cherry and creme de cassis nicely toned with mushroom and oak background, and just enough acidity to make it multidimensional but keep the traditionally envisioned framework. Matured and outstandingly resolved, the spirit now opened up and exudes from the glass, a tale of generations worth of wisdom and a developed root system, a power solidified in dignity and class.

This vintage brings together old and new, the best of both worlds united in harmony. Softened but not jaded, fresh but not out of place, the '95 says it all in an articulate, charming way that nobody can resist or deny.
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Vintage 1995
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Chapoutier: With the beginning of its tradition in 1808, Chapoutier Hermitage has established a reputation as one of the most important wineries in the Rhone Valley. Their versatility and sheer influence are staggering, as they produce wines in a variety of appellations, with different soil compositions, and for different price ranges. Anything you can connect to the Rhone Valley has been perfected by Chapoutier Hermitage, and they've added their personal touches and unique decisions into the mix. Still, you can expect the wines to be of exceptionally high quality, with a cosmic depth of flavor and a texture as intricate as finely woven tapestries of old. Naturally, you may wish to collect these wines since their versatility and variety leave a lot of room for personal expression, and they can perform admirably in any scenario.
Rating 95 RP
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Cote Rotie: The Cote-Rotie will have you feeling a distinct blend of smoked meat flavors and floral notes that bring it all to life, like a colorful salad in a feast. Expect to be greeted by subtle yet delicious hints of leather, plum, white pepper or black pepper as well, depending on the individual bottle.
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Varietal Shiraz/Syrah: Syrah, or also commonly known as Shiraz is one of the darkest thick and full-bodied wine filled with aromatic hints of blueberry, blackberry, and some spicy peppery notes. Primarily grown in France, you can easily find a bottle throughout Australia, Spain, Italy, Chile, and Argentina.
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