2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Reine des Bois, Domaine de la Mordorée

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The Queen of the woods is on top form in 2012; Titania meets Maid Marion. The blend here is 80/10 Grenache/Mourvèdre, with the balance shared between Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarèse. The majority of the vines are located on the famous pebbly Crau plateau, and the ageing is shared between oak and enamel tank. Complexity is immediately evident with notes of hearth-side, sousbois and game completing the richly and fleshy core. The House style rehearses power and long-term potential. Simon Field MW, Rhône Wine Buyer Being based on the other side of the river (in Tavel) has in no way impeded the pro