''This is striking and with exceptional varietal character. The mouth feel is rich with the Cuilleron elegance and finesse on full display, this is a case worthy, if not more.'' Grapelive.com
When its comes to searching for straight varietal French Syrah, there is no better wine region than France's mythical Northern Rhone Valley. Now of course, you can pay well over $100-$150+ for the premium such as a Cote Rotie or a Cornas, but if your budget doesn't quite extend to those points than you're in luck as we have an excellent alternative at a fraction of the price that comes with a mighty following! Year in year out talented Northern Rhone winemaker Yves Cuilleron continues to set the yardstick for quality bang for your buck Northern Rhone varietals and his Syrah is no exception!
''This is striking and with exceptional varietal character, showing a beautiful perfume of crushed violets, primary black and blue fruits, spices and camphor notes that not only come through on the nose, but transfer to the palate as well, there is ripe blueberry, plum and black cherry fruits as well as subtle creme de cassis, black olive, fresh ground peppercorns, faint cedar and anise. The mouth feel is rich with the Cuilleron elegance and finesse on full display, this is a case worthy, if not more.'' Grapelive.com
''He is a modernist but not overtly, so his wines straddle neatly the divide between traditionalists and the new wave, in the sense that they retain their sense of place, but express their site in a slightly more approachable, immediate way. There’s purity to the fruit, and where new oak is used it isn’t excessive.” Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak
However due to the consistent quality produced and international demand only small quantities of Yves Cuilleron's exemplary Syrah ever comes to Australia and this usually gets snapped up rapidly by fine restaurants. Therefore this is your moment to rejoice as we've just received our allocation of the brand new 2022 release.
''Yves Cuilleron, one of the top winemakers in the Northern Rhône Valley.'' Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Yves Cuilleron is a superstar of the Northern Rhône” thewinedoctor.com
“Yves Cuilleron has become one of the bright shining stars of the northern Rhone” Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“In the space of a decade, Yves Cuilleron has established himself as one of the leading lights of France’s Northern Rhone.” Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak
''One of the Northern Rhone’s top guns, Yves Cuilleron is making some of the best wine of his career.'' Grapelive.com