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- Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Reserve VII IX X'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £42.30
Cases (12 bottles) @ £507.60
Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £399.00
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Drinking Dates:
2018 to 2025+
60% very old Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% other varieties including Counoise and Vaccarèse (25 hl/ha).
As a blender/oenologist, Xavier likes to put together some really exciting wines - his "Debut" Rouge is one of the best value wines on the market, for example. In Chateauneuf, he works with several of the leading estates (including Vieille Julienne, Marcoux, Grand Veneur, Raymond Usseglio, la Nerthe and Mordorée) and this wine is blended from parcels he has collected from some of them but neither he nor they are letting on what is in the bottle. All we know is this is a fabulous wine with great potential. Varieties are vinified separately or in complementary pairs, then aged in French barrels (maximum 1/3 new) for Syrah and Mourvèdre. Very low S02 doses and very light filtering during the bottling.
Critic Reviews:
"A new non-vintage wine that’s made from a blend of the top barrels of the Cuvee Anonyme from 2007 (43%), 2009 (21%) and 2010 (36%), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve VII IX X is an hedonistic and decadent release that dishes out massive amounts of black raspberry, raspberry, spice cake, licorice and crushed flower like nuances on the nose. Gorgeously full-bodied and textured on the palate, yet with remarkable freshness and purity, this layered, incredible wine should last for 15+ years." 96/100 (Wine Advocate)

'Fragrant red fruits and classic spice. Lovely complexity, full-bodied with richness, great concentration and texture. Very complete. Still full of youthful vigour but almost ready. Drink 2018-2025. 14.5%' 94/100 (Anthony Rose, Decanter)

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