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2017 Yves Cuilleron Cote-Rotie Bassenon

1.5ltr

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
November, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8362976 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8311414 2 $90 Jul 10, 2022
I8154765 1 $110 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

92-93Vinous / IWC

Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated yet energetic cherry, blueberry, spicecake and violet flavors that are enlivened by a jolt of cracked pepper. Smoothly blends richness and finesse and finishes long and gently tannic, leaving floral, blue fruit liqueur notes behind.

90The Wine Advocate

It starts off with herbal notes layered over plums and blueberries on the nose, and while it's full-bodied, it's not heavy or overly rich, instead staying silky and fine, soft and approachable.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.