Dark red. Very ripe but somewhat stunted aromas of blackcurrant, plum, nuts and woodsmoke. Concentrated, ripe and full; very rich but rather uncompromisingly dry. The slightly roasted red fruit and nut flavors show more breadth than personality now, but this young Cote-Rotie is unusually fat and persistent, finishing with dusty, ripe tannins.
Robert Parker 89-92
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is more dense, tannic, and earthy than its 2000 counterpart. Possessing additional structure as well as an undeniably backward character, this is a medium to full-bodied offering with the classic grilled meat, tapenade, herbal concoction found in many Cote Roties. With a sweet attack but a narrow finish, it should turn out to be outstanding, but it will always be less charming and accessible than the 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2014.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2014