Yves Cuilleron A Chavanay

Yves Cuilleron a Chavanay

Les Vignes d'à Côté Syrah 2018

It’s been a few years since I opened one of these, a perennial ‘cellar defender’ to open on a whim when duty calls. Sadly, this is my last – but my word, I must buy more! This was absolutely sensational, a wine that punches well above its weight and provides the sort of value only a select few wines in the northern Rhône can muster up.

A doppelgänger for rock-solid Cornas, and inky purple in colour, the nose is effusive with dark cherry, blackcurrant, kirsch, smoked bacon, iron and sweet balsamic – all of it fresh, and no trace of alcohol at 13.5% from a hot vintage. The palate is sappy, vibrant, detailed and harmonious with quite good concentration and a sneaky long finish.

I would love to see this thrown into a blind tasting with wines four times its price. At six years of age, this is on fabulous form now and may improve with further time in the cellar.

93 points – but 100 for value!
— 5 days ago

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Bassenon Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2019

Exceedingly unctuous and rich. Curious how it will taste in 2033 — 7 months ago

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Côte-Rôtie Lieu-dit Bonnivières 2015

A pleasant Cote Rotie, very balanced with mild plum notes. I think that with more decanting time, the full potential would have been revealed — 10 months ago

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Vertige Condrieu Viognier 2022

@Delectable Wine This is the Verlieu lieu dit. No where else can this be done. — a month ago

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Terres Sombres Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2006

Almost menthol - all of the jam is nicely integrated. Just a hint of smoke and intrigue. — 8 months ago

Yves Cuilleron a Chavanay

Les Cotes Lieu-Dit Syrah 2016

Grilled meats, deep blackberry pie, blackrasberry, smoked pepper, and charcoal. Smooth, and brooding. Blueberry preserves. Sappy, but not sweet. Secondary dark chocolate layered on jerky, meaty notes. Masculine. Really enjoyable wine, very classic Syrah from Cornas. Purchased at the winery. Drink or hold. — a year ago

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Le Lombard Saint-Joseph Marsanne 2021

Marsanne that kills space invaders. — a month ago

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St. Joseph Les Pierres Sèches 2020

Dark, spicy, mineral, substantial but not too fruity. — 5 months ago

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Marsanne 2021

Sharp and resonant. Wonderful compliment to the dory entree. Not an elite Marsanne but it met the challenge tonight! — 7 months ago

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