What the Critics say
Deep, glistening violet. Smoke- and mineral-accented cherry and black raspberry scents, along with suggestions of exotic spices, violet and cracked pepper. Silky in texture and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet dark berry, cherry compote and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The spicy note returns on an impressively long, penetrating finish that shows superb clarity and smooth, polished tannins.
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|