Youthful violet. Smoke- and mineral-accented dark berries and violet on the pungent, expansive nose. Gently sweet blackberry and blueberry flavors show very good depth, and a sexy floral quality gains strength with aeration. Displays very good focus and lift on the gently tannic, clinging finish, which features notes of peppery spices and candied flowers. Drink: 2021-2027 (Jul17)
92 points | Josh Raynolds,

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 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU8814