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Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone 2012 Wine Review

Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone 2012

Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone 2012

Cotes-du-Rhone A.C., France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Xavier Vignon

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

This robust southern French red wine has seductive aromas of black cherry liqueur, dark spice and some oak. Very attractive, especially for the price. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of mostly Grenache grapes and the remainder Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes for the 2010 grapes. Decant 2 hours. Pair with grilled meats.

Food pairings: meat pizza, roast pheasant, Prochetta pork roast.

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This Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone 2012 was reviewed on September 17, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Great value in this Cote-du-Rhone red blend. Great dark fruit and spice concentration making it an ideal choice for summer BBQ parties. Tasted June 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted July 8, 2017. With good friends at our house for dinner. Colour medium plus red, with medium plus legs. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, dried herbs. Taste, medium plus body, dry, mouthwatering, easy and enjoyable to drink. Paired with grilled tenderloin and baby portobello mushroom sauce. A good value wine at a good price by blending grapes from the region. By a skilled winemaker.
A deep-ruby and robust 2012 Côtes du Rhône with a blend of 60% old vines Grenache and the balance in Mourvèdre and Syrah. Roasted herbs, white pepper, full-on ripe cherries and anise on the nose and palate with a lingering smoky finish. Refreshing acidity and well-integrated tannins. Liquorious mouth feel on this wine. Just lovely to drink now with a côte de bœuf or it can cellar for a few years as it has enough fruit, acidity and tannins to hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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