Robert Parker 89
Aromas of lilacs, crushed rocks, blue and red fruits and a gamy, earthy scent emerge from the dark ruby-hued, medium-bodied 2008 Cote Rotie La Mordoree (604 cases produced). It is complex aromatically, but seems to fall off on the palate. Nevertheless, it is a fine effort for a 2008. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019
Quite farmyardy on the nose, but there is better fruit clarity on the palate. Cracked black pepper and bitter chocolate with a furry, grippy tannic finish. Seems a little suppressed overall. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018