Opaque ruby. Expressive blackberry, cherry, olive paste and smoky bacon scents are lifted by a peppery quality. Juicy dark fruit and violet pastille flavors show very good energy and become sweeter with air. Rich but lively and well-balanced, showing strong finishing thrust and supple tannins that add shape and gentle grip. Drink: 2022-2029 (Apr18)

92 points

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com

Cuilleron's Bassenon Cote Rotie has an elegant bouquet that mixes Syrah’s red berry fruits with Viognier’s floral character (violets). It is  elegant, fresh and a little airy on the palate with subtle yet prominent tannins. The grapes are picked from Cuilleron's small piece of south-facing terraced vines on Coteau de Semons, in Tupin-Semons commune. Drink for the primary aromas during the first 5 years, or for the secondary aromas after 10 years.


Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 375ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU8815