Glass-staining ruby. Displays pungent, spice-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, candied violet, musky herbs and minerals that pick up a smoky nuance with air. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering pliant black/blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show excellent clarity and back-end thrust. Becomes deeper with air, with no loss of energy, and finishes mineral and very long, with smooth tannins and repeating floral and herb notes.

93-94 points | Josh Raynolds,

In the centre of the Côte-Rôtie appellation, in the municipality of Ampuis, stands the locality of “Bonnivières”, a handsome east-facing hillside of mica schist. The “Terres Sombres” cuvée was made chiefly with wines from this locality.  The grapes are hand-picked; and then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Fermented with native yeasts in open, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Malolactic-fermented in barriques.



Grape Variety Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU3817