Yves Cuilleron Côte-Rôtie Bassenon 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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'Vivid purple. A highly perfumed bouquet displays spice-accented black/blue fruits, potpourri and incense, along with building mocha, olive and smoky bacon flourishes. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated yet energetic cherry, blueberry, spicecake and violet flavors that are enlivened by a jolt of cracked pepper. Smoothly blends richness and finesse and finishes long and gently tannic, leaving floral, blue fruit liqueur notes behind.' – Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 92-93/100

'Drawn from the southern portion of the appellation and a hefty 10% Viognier, the 2017 Cote Rotie Bassenon is true to the prevailing style there, one of silken elegance. It starts off with herbal notes layered over plums and blueberries on the nose, and while it's full-bodied, it's not heavy or overly rich, instead staying silky and fine, soft and approachable. Drink it over the next decade.' – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 90/100

'Meaty nose with leather, blackberry, smoothly textured tannins and liquorice to finish. Fairly light for Côte Rôtie, but the flavours are spot on.' – Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5/20
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13%
Blend information 100% Syrah
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating VIN 92-93
Producer information Yves Cuilleron, the brilliant Rhône winemaker, took over the family estate in 1987. The estate, located in Verlieu, was founded in 1920 by Claude Cuilleron, making Yves' the third generation winemaker. While he had not intended following his family in making wine, he found his way back to the vines when his uncle retired with no successor to take his place. Since he took over, Yves has been involved in every aspect of the winemaking, undertaking new construction and redesigning his facilities. As he says, 'I focus on everything. That's the price you pay for quality.'.
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