2011CuilleronSyrah2011 Yves Cuilleron, Syrah “Les Vignes d’ a Cote” Rhone, France.
As a long time fan of Cuilleron’s wines I was excited to taste his latest stuff, and I was thrilled by his efforts in this vintage, especially this gorgeous 2011 Syrah, Les Vignes d’ a Cote. This pure and detailed wine shines with violet and blue fruit perfume with nice savory earth and spices that lead to a refined and bright medium weight palate of boysenberry, creme de cassis, plum and blueberry layers while pepper, truffle, lavender, bacon and rocky mineral essence add complexity and interest. This wine has sweet tannins and good acidity and flows in an elegance and graceful package that screams quality. This Syrah is a no brainer, and I certainly will be drinking this beauty for a few years myself.
($19 Est.) 92-93 Points, grapelive

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