Yves Cuilleron St Peray Les Potiers 2010, Rhone Valley

A 70/30 blend of Marsanne Roussanne that spent 9 months in barrel. # 839 of ~6800 btls produced. This wine has a lovely pale yellow-golden colour, with youthful perfume of peach blossom, lemon cheesecake and apricot. Dry, full-bodied, there is plenty of acidity which one should expect of whites from this region and in this style. Rich flavours of white peach and lemon that is accompanied by an aspect of minerality. There is fine balance between the weight of the flavours and the acid load. Perfect with a creamy seafood pot pie garnished with oak smoked salt. Drink now – 2015. 91/100.

I’ve had many aged Marsanne wines before, but I’m wondering whether Roussanne has a similar ability to age. Has anyone tried Rousannes 7-10 years old? Does it change dramatically with the development of secondary characteristics? I’d love to know.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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