Saturated violet. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, exotic spices, olive and candied flowers, and a smoky mineral element builds as the wine opens up. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering intense, mineral-accented boysenberry, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors and a touch of licorice. The floral note returns on the impressively long finish, which features well-knit tannins and lingering spiciness. It's not common to see so much Viognier – or any Viognier at all, for that matter – in a Côte-Rôtie from the Côte-Brune.

94 points | Josh Raynolds, vinous.com

Cuilleron's Madinere posses a pleasant, moreish nose of dark fruits, roasted notes and a slight menthol on the finish. The palate is harmonious and juicy with a fresh, sprightly finish. It ends with subtle, silky tannins. These grapes come a small south/southeast parcel to the north of Cote Rotie and are grown on the classic shist soils. Madiniere can be drunk for the primary fruit aromas during the first 5 years or after 10 years for the seconday flavours.

(CU3018)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU3018