With roots dating back to 1808, M. Chapoutier is one of the oldest estates in the Rhône Valley. Yet, its current fame and the incredible quality of its wine can really only be accredited to the arrival of Michel Chapoutier in 1990 after buying out all his fellow family members. His willingness to change the set way, thirst for knowledge and open-mindedness, together with his drive to seek, discover and reflect the full potential of terroir has put M. Chapoutier firmly on the wine world map.
Michel Chapoutier is highly regarded for his pioneering work towards organic & biodynamic viticulture, a trait that when combined with his innovative outlook, has established him as one of the greatest winemakers in France, if not the globe.
The conversion of the entire estate to biodynamic principles was an unprecedented move at the time, and one considered to be extraordinarily risky. It was a move that paid dividends, with many of Chapoutier's peers now playing catch-up to this powerhouse producer, who is at the very top of his game.
Today we are happy to offer the 2019 M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree, described by the Wine Advocate's Joe Czerwinski as, "One of the top Chapoutier Côte Rôties I've ever encountered".
A blend of two prestigious vineyards, Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, La Mordoree is Chapoutier's flagship Cote-Rotie. Full-bodied, elegant, balanced and with an impressively long finish, this is a wine that just keeps on giving.
Arriving into AMFW in autumn, the 2019 La Mordoree has a long life ahead of it, and will happily cellar for at least the next couple of decades to potentially more than half a century.
Do let me know if you would like to order and I can confirm subject to remaining availability.
M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree 2019
£450 (6x75cl) IB
98+ Points | Jeb Dunnuck
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.
97 Points | JC, Wine AdvocateOne 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.
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