Yves Cuilleron 2009 Saint-Joseph ‘Les Pierres Sèches’ Syrah

Evocative review from notoriously hard marker Stephen Tanzer for the Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph ‘Les Pierres Seches’ Syrah from the brilliant 2009 vintage….‘Hints of smoke and black olive. Sappy and chewy but surprisingly lithe; the red and dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors are at once taut and rich, thanks to lively minerality. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and lingering smokiness. I like this wine’s energy.’ 89 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar