Hervé Souhaut first released a Cessieux in 2013. It immediately became a favorite.
The vineyard has been in Souhaut's family for many years, but was leased out until recently.
It's a great site just below the vineyards that were owned by Raymond Trollat, one of the Rhône's great and now retired traditionalists.
Souhaut is a small domaine that enjoys a fair amount of celebrity. I make it a point to search out the wines in quantity, which is no easy task. Finding enough wine for an offer takes a good amount of leg work.
There's a huge amount of excitement over the 2015 vintage in the Northern Rhône. The wines are deep, pure and possess a nice sense of vigor. At their best, the wines are penetrating, vivid and well proportioned.
The 2015 Cessieux is a dead serious and also delicious bottle - it has a beautiful precision, quiet elegance and very appealing texture. There's a punchy core of jet-black, stony minerality along with herbs, violets and olives, all presented in perfect harmony.
As I said earlier, finding Souhaut in quantity is really difficult. Currently, there are only five listings for the 2015 Cessieux in the U.S. My advice is to grab this while you can. Our Souhaut offers always sell out quickly.
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or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits