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Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015 Wine Review

Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015

Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015

Rhône, France

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2031

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Organic wine

Winery: Xavier Vignon

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Xavier Arcane XV Le Diable 2015 is a Mourvèdre-driven red wine with grapes sourced from a parcel close to Vinsobres. The grapes for this vintage were macerated for three weeks and the wine was aged is small oak barrels and concrete tanks. This full-bodied red is rich with dark berry, blueberry, fine herbs, pepper and anise spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Lots of beautiful fruit on this wine with plenty of structure. Drink, hold or cellar from up to 10-plus years.

Food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef tenderloin, herb-rubbed roast chicken, roast beef, lentil stew, meat-lover's pizza, grilled game sausages.

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This Xavier Vignon Arcane XV Le Diable 2015 was reviewed on November 4, 2023 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

An amazingly complex and brooding wine featuring oodles of black briar, baking spice,herbs, graphite and camphor. There’s a hint of tea smoke on the finish. 94 Points.
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Don't let the Vin de France AOP fool you. The grapes for this 100% Mourvedre are sourced from 17 different plots with 100 year old vines. Because some plots are in Chateauneuf-du-Pape it can't be called a Côtes de Rhône. This Xavier endeavour has been made with all the attention to detail that Xavier is known for. A rich medley of dark fruit and raspberry define the nose and palate. It is robust, well structured and well integrated at this point with very fine tannins. The finish is long and lingering. A very satisfying pour indeed. Serve with a robust stew. Tasted Nov 15, 2019. thewineloverskitchen.com
From the Rhône wine region, Xavier Arcane Xv Le Diable 2015 is made from 100% Mourvèdre wine grapes sourced from 17 plots of about 100-year-old vines in the Southern Rhone. Look for layers of dark berries, garrigue herbs and cracked pepper spice on this one. Drink now or hold in cellar for 15 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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