Deeply colored, the 2019 Côte Rotie La Mordorée is the flagship Côte Rôtie, offering gorgeous blackberry and black raspberry fruits as well as scorched earth, flowers, and peppery herbs. This beauty is full-bodied, has a seamless, elegant texture and incredible length, and is just magical stuff. It’s a blend of Côte Blonde and the Côte Brune.
Plenty of smoke, leather and pepper on the nose of this youthful Cote-Rotie. The fresh and focused palate is driven by concentrated, racy tannins that provide so much drive and energy. Great black-fruit and wet-stone character on the very long, bright finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.
One of the top Chapoutier Côte Rôties I've ever encountered, the 2019 Cote Rotie la Mordorée offers up complex notes of violets, mixed berries and delicate dried herb nuances on the nose. It's quite floral, yet there's a concentrated, full-bodied core of fruit that's neither dense nor muscular, but silky and lush. Blended from a parcel in La Côte Blonde and another in La Côte Brune, this is simply a joy to drink, with a long, tannic-yet-silky finish. It should easily age well for up to two decades.
The flagship 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée offers a brilliant, spicy, full-bodied style that carries loads of black raspberry and mulberry fruits, notes of toasted spice, flowery incense, and camphor, building, ripe tannins, no hard edges, and serious length. This brilliant, youthful, sexy Côte Rôtie in the making will offer pleasure with just short-term cellaring and keep for 20-25 years.