XAVIER VIGNON CHATEAUNEUF-du-PAPE 2012

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65% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 15% Mourvedre
A beautiful rich Chateaneuf from a great year. This is not from a chateau but the private label of an expert - one of Chateauneuf's most respected consultant winemakers, Xavier Vignon. He has superb sources of fruit, but none of the costs of his own vineyards - that's why this impressive wine is so inexpensive. Sourced from all over Chateauneuf it is rounded and complete - rich, herbal, spicy, earthy and deep.
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage)
"Xavier’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is another rocking wine from this estate. Christmas spice, raspberry, crushed flowers and hints of mint all emerge from this elegant, yet ripe, textured and forward effort. Made from 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that was aged in equal parts foudre and barrel, drink it anytime over the coming decade...This is another impressive lineup from oenolgist Xavier Vignon, who works with the likes of Raymond Usseglio, Le Nerthe, Marcoux and Grand Veneur, to name a few. These are all negociant wines, but they obviously have access to some serious vineyard, and the winemaking is impeccable. Looking at these latest releases, his 2013s buck the vintage stereotype with their ripe, textured profiles, and his 2012s are certainly up with some of the top wines of the vintage as well. In addition, prices remain more than reasonable here. If you haven’t yet discovered these wines, now is a great time. As a side note, I’m halfway through a case of his 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape, with every wine showing brilliantly. These can drink nicely in their youth, yet age beautifully as well. Drink 2014 - 2024."


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