Xavier Vignon Arcane XIX Le Soleil Red Rhone Blend 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Will Stanley Delectable Pro

Lemon sherbert! Sounds silly, but this was a prominent note both on the first and second night. Garrigue, some savoury meaty quality on top of the abundance of bright red fruit (particularly blackcurrant here), cocoa and liquorice. Fine tannins, some spice and enough acidity to keep the alcohol in check and the wine fresh. Seductive. Rich. Totally absorbing. Really, really enjoyable and certainly as good as CDRV gets. Very difficult deciding between a 93 and 94 point rating, but in the end - though comparisons can quite easily be drawn between this and a CDP - it finishes a touch short and lacks the latter’s intensity in the best examples. But, remember, this is a ‘basic’ Rhône wine and as such it is superb, and will benefit from another five to ten years’ ageing.

Lemon sherbert! Sounds silly, but this was a prominent note both on the first and second night. Garrigue, some savoury meaty quality on top of the abundance of bright red fruit (particularly blackcurrant here), cocoa and liquorice. Fine tannins, some spice and enough acidity to keep the alcohol in check and the wine fresh. Seductive. Rich. Totally absorbing. Really, really enjoyable and certainly as good as CDRV gets. Very difficult deciding between a 93 and 94 point rating, but in the end - though comparisons can quite easily be drawn between this and a CDP - it finishes a touch short and lacks the latter’s intensity in the best examples. But, remember, this is a ‘basic’ Rhône wine and as such it is superb, and will benefit from another five to ten years’ ageing.

9.3

Lyn Farmer Delectable Pro

Deep ruby, with crisp acidity, high alcohol and medium silky tannins. Full bodied, with black cherry, cooked raspberry, forest floor, garrigue, black plum, licorice and grilled meat. This is 80% Grenache and 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre. Just a bit of oak smoke to keep it well-rounded. Best of all it has the depth and vibrancy to age another five to 10 years. Beautifully crafted wine.

Deep ruby, with crisp acidity, high alcohol and medium silky tannins. Full bodied, with black cherry, cooked raspberry, forest floor, garrigue, black plum, licorice and grilled meat. This is 80% Grenache and 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre. Just a bit of oak smoke to keep it well-rounded. Best of all it has the depth and vibrancy to age another five to 10 years. Beautifully crafted wine.

9.2

Lyn Farmer Delectable Pro

Deep ruby, with crisp acidity, high alcohol and medium silky tannins. Full bodied, with black cherry, cooked raspberry, forest floor, garrigue, black plum, licorice and grilled meat. This is 80% Grenache and 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre. Just a bit of oak smoke to keep it well-rounded. Best of all it has the depth and vibrancy to age another five to 10 years. Beautifully crafted wine.

Deep ruby, with crisp acidity, high alcohol and medium silky tannins. Full bodied, with black cherry, cooked raspberry, forest floor, garrigue, black plum, licorice and grilled meat. This is 80% Grenache and 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre. Just a bit of oak smoke to keep it well-rounded. Best of all it has the depth and vibrancy to age another five to 10 years. Beautifully crafted wine.

9.2

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

I thought this was a really tasty expression from the Southern Rhône from a producer I really don’t have much experience with but I’ll be sure to keep on a lookout for more.

I thought this was a really tasty expression from the Southern Rhône from a producer I really don’t have much experience with but I’ll be sure to keep on a lookout for more.

9.0

GaryWEdwards

The old vines yielded an abundant if not luscious dark fruit, silky tannins, and delightful value wine. Benefits from altitude of vines and a patient winemaker before bottling. This is that under $30 wine that you want in quantity in your box. Buy it now. Thank me later.

The old vines yielded an abundant if not luscious dark fruit, silky tannins, and delightful value wine. Benefits from altitude of vines and a patient winemaker before bottling. This is that under $30 wine that you want in quantity in your box. Buy it now. Thank me later.

9.3

Roman Ochocki

Another wine from Xavier Vignon. Very dry, low acidity. A dry cherry, dark chocolate, other earthy notes.

Another wine from Xavier Vignon. Very dry, low acidity. A dry cherry, dark chocolate, other earthy notes.

8.8

Ming L

The initial nose has very elegant BdM-like red cherry, cedar, and wild mushroom, then turns to currant, raisin, cinnamon, and smoked meat. The lightly candied palate is full, broad, and soft yet assertive. Mouth coating tannins. This Grenache dominated GSM blend is another winner from Xavier Vignon.

The initial nose has very elegant BdM-like red cherry, cedar, and wild mushroom, then turns to currant, raisin, cinnamon, and smoked meat. The lightly candied palate is full, broad, and soft yet assertive. Mouth coating tannins. This Grenache dominated GSM blend is another winner from Xavier Vignon.

9.0

Jakub Kalinowski

Surprisingly youthful and fruit forward with a terrific perfume of pure, ripe blackberries & mulberries with a bit of dark cherries. There’s also a healthy dose of garrigue and dark chocolate to balance the sweet fruit and turn this quite savoury. Poised, layered and elegant with juicy acidity and crunchy, softening tannins. There’s depth here and great concentration. Yet, at the same time this is delicious and highly drinkable. A beautiful wine, so far away from your typical, supermarket CdR. Maybe the best CdR I’ve ever tasted.

Surprisingly youthful and fruit forward with a terrific perfume of pure, ripe blackberries & mulberries with a bit of dark cherries. There’s also a healthy dose of garrigue and dark chocolate to balance the sweet fruit and turn this quite savoury. Poised, layered and elegant with juicy acidity and crunchy, softening tannins. There’s depth here and great concentration. Yet, at the same time this is delicious and highly drinkable. A beautiful wine, so far away from your typical, supermarket CdR. Maybe the best CdR I’ve ever tasted.

9.3

Matthew Hughes

Nice, full bodied, inky dark, viscous. Pretty good wine for the price. Good with pizza. Grenache forward blend with Syrah, and Mourvedre.

Nice, full bodied, inky dark, viscous. Pretty good wine for the price. Good with pizza. Grenache forward blend with Syrah, and Mourvedre.

8.8

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
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