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2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas ARCANE IX 'L'Hermite'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £27.50
Cases (12 bottles) @ £330.00
Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £234.00
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Tasting Notes:
Gorgeous modern style Gigondas, bursting with sweet red/black fruit and some garrigue notes. Lovely mouthfeel, very rounded and smooth.

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Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030
80% Grenache - 7% Mourvèdre - 5% Syrah - 4% Muscardin - 4 % Picpoul noir.
The Muscardin and Picpoul noir were vinified and aged in un-toasted oak barrels. The Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah were fermented together in concrete tanks before being aged in truncated wooden vats. Certain barrels were submerged in wine for over 12 months in order to preserve the Grenache from oxidation.
Critic Reviews:
'From steeper slopes, the 2016 Gigondas Arcane L'Her- mite checks in as 80% Grenache, 7% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah, Muscardin, and Picpoul Noir that was aged in a submerged barrel. It's another beautiful wine from Xavier that has loads of blackberries, spice, dried herbes de Provence, and loamy soil. It's elegant, seamless and silky, with beautiful purity and elegance. It's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for a decade.' 94/100 (Jeb Dunnock,

'The 2016 Gigondas Arcane VIII L'Hermite likely won't be released for three to four years, said Vignon (it's already bottled). It is linear, tight and crisply focused, so no doubt he's right about when it will be approachable. Cedar frames bright cherry fruit in this medium to full-bodied GSM blend.' 93/100 (Wine Advocate)

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