Cave Yves Cuilleron, Verlieu, 58 RN86, 42410 Chavanay, Frankreich
92: Opaque ruby. Fresh blackberry, cherry, pipe tobacco and potpourri on the intensely perfumed nose. Offers appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight and become spicier and smokier with air. Shows impressive power and thrust on the finish, which emphatically echoes the blackberry and floral notes. This is all old-vines serine, many of them planted in the 1930s.