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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER
Assessed from a fresh bottle purchased at the LCBO. A much improved REPEAT of the 2017 (*+/**) that was released on July 20, 2019 at $16.95. Here is my new tasting note. Deep purple red colour. Attractive, slightly spicy, mineral-tinged, gently juicy, ripe plum-cherry purée nose. Dry, medium bodied, spicy, ripe, attractive, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. Quite ready-to-drink. This refreshed, recently updated blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre has 14.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number LS2012337/1 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 413211
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Vibrant, Fresh, Ripe, Black Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Coming from a handful of sites in the Ventoux (mostly higher elevation, cooler vineyards), the 2017 Ventoux offers notes of ripe red fruits, garrigue, white pepper, and cedar. Elegant and medium-bodied, it has fine tannins, beautiful purity, and a pure, layered style. Maturity: 2019-2026. Score - 90 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Aug. 16, 2019) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 498 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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