Yves Cuilleron Pierres Seches Saint Joseph 2017 Shiraz
Yves Cuilleron is an absolute master of northern Rhône Shiraz and his style is distinctly aesthetic, avoiding high alcohol, new oak flavours and heavy extraction to make elixirs that sing like soaring choral solos. 2017 was a spectacularly good year for Saint-Joseph and this is a wine that will intrigue you and calm your mind as you find your mind riding the waves of savoury perfume: olive tapenade, earth, violets, flint, wild berries, and bacon fat, before the palate that is supremely poised between medium and full-bodied, ripped with the finest tannin, and ultimately satisfying to drink with meaty food. This is a true wine-lover's wine. Drink now to 2035.