We have always felt that winemakers are only as good as their entry point wines. This wine proves Yves’ class. Even though it is relatively inexpensive, this wine is made with the same care and love as the rest of his portfolio and consistently over delivers. This has lovely crisp fresh apple flavours and is delightfully different.
Yves Cuilleron’s estate was founded by his grandfather in 1920. Yves has a very rigorous approach to winemaking and since he took over the estate in 1987 has personally monitored every stage of the production. The estate now includes vines in some of the most prestigious appellations of the Rhône Valley such as Cornas, Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and St Joseph.
Weighty, but bright and lively too, with lots of mirabelle plum, apricot and white peach fruit flavors pumping forth, backed by verbena and citrus oil accents through the finish. Very tasty. Drink now through 2018.
91 Points - James Molesworth, WineSpectator