(50% new oak): Vivid ruby. Expressive, smoke-tinged aromas of red fruit preserves, potourri and cola, with a smoky overtone; smells like a ripe Burgundy. Nicely concentrated and supple, showing very good focus and thrust to its sappy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Finishes on a spicy note, with very good clarity, gentle tannins and lingering spiciness. As elegant as this wine is showing today, I'd give it at least a few more years of rest. Drink: 2018-2030 (Feb15)
91 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 1500ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU9912