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ARCANE XV LE DIABLE 2015 Vin de France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER
A 4th REPEAT of the 2015 (***) that was last released on March 19, 2022 at $29.95. Very deep intense purple colour. Gently spicy, warm, ripe, plum-cranberry-cassis nose with some bright, mineral-tinged, cedar notes. Attractive, dry, medium-full bodied, fairly intense, gently spicy, well structured, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis fruit flavours with a lingering, still bright, gently cedary finish. Aged for 15 months - 30% in new French oak (medium toast) and 70% in small concrete tanks, this 100% Mourvèdre-driven red from 17 parcels across the Vaucluse has 15% alcohol and under 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number 23061702 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 526301
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Roussillon
Rating ***(91 points)
Fairly Complex, Ripe, Well sSructured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: There are two slightly eccentric wines from this estate that merit serious attention. Almost 100% Mourvèdre from a parcel close to Vinsobres, the sensational 2015 Vin de France Arcane XV Le Diable had a threeweek maceration (Xavier prefers to get as much extraction as possible before alcoholic fermentation), and was aged mostly in small oak tanks and concrete. Blueberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and spice all flow from this layered, full-bodied beauty that has awesome purity, integrated acidity and plenty of structure. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 10-15 years. Drink date: 2018-2033. Score - 94 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 4, 2023
Cases bought 798 (12 bottles per case)

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