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YVES CUILLERON

LVT 2018 wh 2018 r 2011 rosé  Full, open wines from Condrieu, with a shift in style from later picking that accentuated the muskiness and exotic side of the Viognier, towards a more fresh, sleek, grippy accent from the early 2010s. Les Chaillets is one of the top wines of Condrieu. The Côte-Rôties can be marked by new oak - Lieu dit Bonnivières [ex Terres Sombres], from the northern schist soils, handles it better than the softer Bassenon, from the crumbled granite southern sector soils; the 2017 Lieu dit Bonnivières was an engaging, true ****(*) wine. Across the board, Yves' reds have improved during the 2010s, and are now fully in step with the Burgundy styling, which at times can be just a touch minimalist. Also of note is his Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Ripa Sinistra red [2002 Syrah] from Seyssuel's schist across the river near Vienne, a stylish, assured wine that is superior to its title [and more expensive than that]. At a lesser price, his Syrah Vin de pays reds drink easily, the 2018 Les Candives a **** w.o.w. wine.

Yves has a special flair for his white wines. Beyond his extremely accomplished Condrieus are two minor gems - the vins de pays Marsanne and Viognier are both very good, while the 100% Roussanne Lieu-dit Digue (ex Saint-Pierre) Saint-Joseph blanc is gaining stature all the while, as its early 1990s vines grow up. Of his three Saint Jo blanc 2015s, the Lyseras was a perfect blend, half Marsanne and half Roussanne enhancing each other, a **** wine, while the Marsanne Le Lombard 2015 was STGT, **** wine. The Saint-Péray Lieu-dit Biousse (pictured) is the new name for Les Cerfs, the 2015 a **** wine.

Verlieu 58 RD 1096 42410 Chavanay

Tel: +33(0)474 87 02 37

http://www.cuilleron.com

cave@cuilleron.com

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Japan

Percentage Exported: 40%

British Importers: Enotria Winecellars 4-8 Chandos Park Estate Chandos Rd London NW10 6NF +44(0)208 961 4411 www.enotria.co.uk info@enotria.co.uk Top Selection 16 Conduit St London W1S 2XL +44 (0)845 410 3255 info@topselection.co.uk www.topselection.co.uk

USA Importers: Neal Rosenthal Wines Mad Rose Ranch 1219 Route 83 Pine Plains NY 12567 +1800 910 1990 www.madrose.com info@madrose.com