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2016 Xavier Vins Chateauneuf du Pape Anonyme

2016 Xavier Vins Chateauneuf du Pape Anonyme

95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Xavier Vins Chateauneuf du Pape Anonyme
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A premium cuvee of Chateaneuf from a leading consultant in the Rhone. The anonyme respresents a step up in structure and fruit selection from Xavier Vignon's standard Chateauneuf label. While it will age a littl longer, it retains the same lush fruit and roundness of tannins that make it delicious already. Stocks are low of this exceptional label!

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$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah

Its Origins

For the last 15 years, oenologist Xavier Vignon has become internationally known for being the winemaker of several of the best domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Rhone, such as Le Nerthe, Marcoux and Grand Veneur. In 2002 some friends (who are wine importers) asked him if he can create his own wine. Choosing amongst the best wines he has made, he creates Rhône wines of different vintages and appellations. His ideal wine is easy to understand, modern, powerful and great value for money. Before settling up in Rhône Valley, Xavier worked as a winemaker in Alsace, Champagne (Moët & Chandon), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Burgundy and Languedoc-Roussillon.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinsky

"The striking 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme is 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and the rest minor varieties (there's no Syrah). Aged in a mix of foudres, demi-muids, barriques and concrete tanks, it shows hints of mocha and toast on the nose, but the blackberry and red plum fruit is mouthwatering and fresh, richly concentrated and spicy. Full-bodied, it manages to be ripe, silky and concentrated, while remaining crisp on the lengthy finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." Drink 2020 - 2035

93/10 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Brilliant magenta. Expansive red and blue fruit, floral pastille, exotic spice and vanilla qualities on the highly fragrant nose. Broad and seamless on the palate, showing appealingly sweet Chambord, boysenberry, lavender and spicecake flavors that pick up a zesty mineral flourish with air. Plenty rich but lively as well. Finishes impressively long and smooth, with resonating florality and velvety, slow-building tannins." Drink 2024 - 2033

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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