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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER VIGNON
This is the 6th appearance in Vintages. Fairly deep intense purple colour with a refined, gently complex, very slightly spicy, attractive, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis nose with some mineral-tinged, faintly citrusy, gently complex, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, quite well structured, fairly intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, mouthfilling, bright, sandalwood-cedar finish. This new blend of approximately 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 15% Counoise, Vaccarèse and Muscardin was aged for 18 months 1/3 in concrete tanks, 1/3 in cuve tronconique and 1/3 in half-casks (no new oak). It has 15% alcohol and under 3 g/L residual sugar with no discernible lot numbers on the lower part of the extremely heavy glass bottle. CSPC 393421
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(93 points)
Attractive, Ripe, Bright, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The flagship from Xavier is the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Anonyme, and in 2019 it's 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, and the balance a mix of permitted varieties. Partially destemmed and brought up in a mix of demi-muids and tank, it offers a beautifully pure, vibrant bouquet of black raspberries, white and black pepper, candied orange, and violets. Complex, layered, and nuanced, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has a seamless texture, and a great finish. It has both elegance and richness, and will keep for 15+ years. Maturity: 2020- 2035. Score - 95-97 (jebdunnuck.com, Oct. 6, 2020) Price $ 65.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 18, 2023
Cases bought 149 (12 bottles per case)

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