2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois, Domaine de la Mordorée

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The juxtaposition of old concrete fermentation tanks and new maturation barriques, underlines the Delorme philosophy and its apparently contradictory approach to intervention. Be that as it may, it certainly seems to work. The 2011 is a dense, powerfully authoritative wine, with ripeness and quality seeping out of its every pore. Its texture is informed, but not dominated by the oak, and both major and minor keys are evidenced in the integration of the tannins. Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer Christophe and Fabrice Delorme did not take long to project this fine estate, named somewhat poetically aft