Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone 100% 750 ml • 2016 •

country: France / region: Rhone Valley / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Xavier Vignon / vintage: 2016 / sku: 4014015
The Wine Advocate   90 Points
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The wine is a big 14.5% abv red wine from the South of France, but you wouldn’t know it. It’s perfectly balanced. What’s big about this wine isn’t the alcohol, but the Grenache-driven candied cherry fruit backed up by the spice and smoke of Syrah and the structure of Mourvèrdre (plus whatever else may be in the blend). The 2015 100% has a line of salinity in it that’s at first hidden under a velvet curtain of polite tannins. It’s tasty stuff that’s not likely to stay on the shelves for long.

• Grenache • Syrah • Mourvedre •


The Wine Advocate   90 Points
WAThe Wine Advocate: 90 points
The 2015 Cotes du Rhone 100% packs a metaphorical ton of super ripe fruit into its effusive aromas. Black cherries are joined by more savory notes of dark chocolate, leather and spice on the palate, which is full-bodied yet supported by softly dusty tannins. There's just a trace of warmth on the silky-textured finish. Enjoy this lush beauty's ample charms over the next few years.