Domaine de la Mordoree’s La Reine Des Bois Lirac is a wine that has consistently been a go to since staple since the 2001 vintage. Back then, and with the 03, 04, 07 releases, and then again in the ’10-15 vintages, and even in 2016 when tasted in barrel, the wines have consistently shown to be an outperformer from the Rhone year after year.
In grand vintages like ’07 and ’16 putting the top Lirac cuvee against Chateauneuf du Papes is possible, and while the prices of the Mordorees have crept up, the Liracs have not seen the same jumps as their other side of the Rhone river siblings.
The Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre blend of which Syrah is 40 percent while the other two contribute 30 percent each, make this a prototypical GSM blend from the Rhone. But what makes this wine so special is the vines that are grown on galets, or loosely translated, cobblestones that cover the vineyard.
The inky reddish black purple colored wine is full of layered berry fruit. Rich and deep blackberry, blueberry and strawberry flavors, along with fresh spring violets and a slight toasted bread aroma makes this wine such a standout.
That’s why the 2015 Domaine de la Mordoree’s La Reine Des Bois Lirac is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day