What the Critics say
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.
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|