Xavier Vignon Arcane L'Etoile Grenache Blend NV (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Will Stanley Delectable Pro

Xavier Vignon’s Arcane l’Etoile, a multi-vintage blend from 2015, 16 & 17 drawn from several plots in Beaumes-de-Venise, is a dark and alluring wine with saturated blackberry, dark chocolate and strong espresso notes. Not soft, but also fairly mild in acidity with moderate tannin towards the finish. But this is no plush southern Rhône wine and feels almost slightly off-balance at the moment - austere, even - and perhaps needs a few years to harmonise. Quite a hot finish. Potential, though.

Xavier Vignon’s Arcane l’Etoile, a multi-vintage blend from 2015, 16 & 17 drawn from several plots in Beaumes-de-Venise, is a dark and alluring wine with saturated blackberry, dark chocolate and strong espresso notes. Not soft, but also fairly mild in acidity with moderate tannin towards the finish. But this is no plush southern Rhône wine and feels almost slightly off-balance at the moment - austere, even - and perhaps needs a few years to harmonise. Quite a hot finish. Potential, though.

9.1

Kevin Løk

GSM and the S was co-fermented with Viognier. Classic Southern Rhône, if on the fruitier/jammier side. Very, very nice.

GSM and the S was co-fermented with Viognier. Classic Southern Rhône, if on the fruitier/jammier side. Very, very nice.

9.2

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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