Been a little bit of time since I wrote a tasting note here – writing tasting notes for study purposes drain the life out of you at times, but this wine is a cracker and I couldn’t resist putting something down. Full disclaimer: the wine was provided by the winemaker.chardonnaygranite beltqueenslandtasting noteswine
Given my last post was all about the Northern Rhône, it makes sense that the next wine tasted comes from there. I’ve mentioned before that Yves Cuilleron can do no wrong, and this wine is certainly one of my favourites.
Tasted from a magnum, for transparency’s sake.côte rôtiefrench winenorthern rhône
If Burgundy was where I first fell in love with French wines, then the Rhône Valley, specifically the Northern Rhône was where that love was cemented. Having been brought up on Shiraz, and Hunter Shiraz very early on, these Syrah wines were the wines that showed me what the grape was capable of.
Forget, especially if you’re Australian, what you think you know about Shiraz. Because Kansas is going bye-bye.french winenorthern rhôneunderstanding winewine labelswine laws