2006 Yves Cuilleron - Condrieu Les Chaillets Vieilles Vignes 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($95) Yellow-gold. Stony, leesy pear and white peach aromas are precise and fresh, and complicated by oak spices and minerals. Shows broad pit fruits and smoked meat on the palate, picking up a seductive truffle note on the finish. Has the concentration of a liqueur, but also possesses excellent balance and admirable freshness.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 136

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: sikora398
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/02/2008

Average rating: 93, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

75 bottles owned by 23 collectors.

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About This Producer

Since taking over the family domaine in 1987, Yves Cuilleron has become one of the leaders of Condrieu's new generation of winemakers. His wines deftly straddle the fence of traditional and progressive and reflect a bold, broad purity of fruit and mineral that is perfectly balanced on the razor's edge of acidity and palate weight. Though mostly known for his Condrieu (Viognier), his reds excel at expressing the uniqueness of the St. Joseph appellation. This appellation tends to produce Syrah with a bit more elegance and red-fruit (raspberry, dusty cherry, pomegranate) character. The wines show nuances of licorice, earth and white pepper. Cuilleron also makes a Cote-Rotie (Syrah) and a St. Joseph-Blanc from Marsanne and Roussanne.

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Wine Varietal: Viognier

Viognier possesses highly floral aromatics, a bouquet of fresh stone fruits, and low acid levels. While its golden hue and perfumed fragrance are distinctive, Viognier's creamy texture and richness are strikingly similar to Chardonnay. Finer Viogniers (such as Chateau Grillet and Condrieu in the Northern Rhone) possess the ability to age for decades. Viognier is also used for its fragrance and color when blended with Syrah. Typical descriptors for Viognier include honeysuckle, acacia, fruit blossoms, peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine, hay, anise, and mint.

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