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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER
In France judging the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. Here is Tony Aspler’s review. Deep ruby in colour; cedary bouquet of black plum with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted plum and blackberry flavours; well-balanced and firmly structured. Has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 12987
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating **+(89 points)
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: There's a spicy, green peppercorn edge to the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with svelte, supple tannins and plenty of plummy fruit that exhibits more savory notes and spice on the long finish. Drink date: 2018-2025. Score - 90 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2018) Price $ 20.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 21, 2020
Cases bought 300 (12 bottles per case)

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