Yves Cuilleron

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92
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Yves Cuilleron 2002 Bassenon Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

A very young wine, with great ripe red fruit flavors, from this single parcel wine. At this stage, when it is all fruit, the tannins, the acidity and the wood flavors are submerged. But it’s going to be a fine, serious, long-lived wine.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
92
points

Yves Cuilleron 2002 L’Amarybelle Syrah (Saint-Joseph)

  1. $38
The exuberance of this wine, full of ripe black fruits with great acidity, smoky wood and pure flavors, pushes Cuilleron’s wines up to a new level. This is a solid, tannic wine which at the same time has vibrancy and great fruit.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
91
points

Yves Cuilleron 2002 Terres Sombres Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $64
Smoky wood aromas, with pure black fruits are a great start for this serious wine. Considering it comes from the less good 2002 vintage, it has great ripe fruit, which balances with dark, dry tannins and acidity. There is plenty of potential here, as well - give it 10 years.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
91
points

Yves Cuilleron 1999 Terres Sombres Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $65
A bright, modern, deep purple color immediately shows the approach with this wine. The brightness continues to the aromas of red berry fruits and new wood. To taste, it is dominated by sweet new-wood flavors, but has also some deep blackcurrant fruit and big, firm, perfumed tannins. Give it five years and it will be delicious.  — R.V.  (6/1/2002)
90
points

Yves Cuilleron 2004 L’Amarybelle Syrah (Saint-Joseph)

  1. $40
Yves Cuilleron’s style is not aimed at blockbuster levels of extract. The 2004 L’Amarybelle exemplifies his balanced approach, yielding ample blackberries and spice couched in a medium-weight wine that is very supple, elegant and persistent. Drink now–2012.  — J.C.  (11/15/2006)
90
points

Yves Cuilleron 2003 Les Chaillets Viognier (Condrieu)

  1. $85
This is Cuilleron’s top Condrieu, a voluptuous style of wine which is spiced with new wood and packed with flavors of honey, of treacle and white peaches. There is acidity, but it only plays a walk-on part in this big, fat wine.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
90
points

Yves Cuilleron 2003 Le Lombard Marsanne (Saint-Joseph)

  1. $40
The ever increasing range of Yves Cuilleron’s wines includes a number of single parcel wines, especially from his Saint-Joseph holdings. This wine, from the Lombard vineyard, is typically rich and opulent, packed with spice and ripe fruits. It is full-bodied, and at this young stage still dominated by toast and wood flavors.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
90
points

Yves Cuilleron 2002 Ayguets Viognier (Condrieu)

  1. $80
Condrieu also comes in a rarer, sweet style, and here it is, in a wine that is both opulent and exotic. This cuvée de prestige is sweet, certainly, but it has layers of dry botrytis which give it balance. There's also acidity to give the wine a final lift.  — R.V.  (2/1/2005)
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