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2016 Xavier Vins Lirac

2016 Xavier Vins Lirac

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Xavier Vins Lirac
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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An exciting new Rhone red from the extraordinary Xavier Vignon. Vignon is a leading wine consultant in the Rhone, and this label represents his own take on a classic (though underpriced) Rhone village. With a good bit of Syrah in the blend, this lush and dark-fruited red will satisfy with any kind of richer fare. For under $30, this is superb and scored a 92/100 from Parkers Wine Advocate!

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah and Grenache

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

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"One of Vignon's better efforts, the 2016 Lirac showcases ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish." Drink 2017 - 2025

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    15.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with DUCK

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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