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2016 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"There's a spicy, green peppercorn edge to the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with svelte, supple tannins and plenty of plummy fruit that exhibits more savory notes and spice on the long finish.- Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #239, October 2018) 90 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The older vine cuvee of the estate is the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes and it is primarily Grenache blended with 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah. In this case, the Mourvèdre vines are 60 years in age and the Grenache vines are 45 years in age. Aged 12 months in 80% concrete tanks and 20% in barrel, its vibrant purple color gives way to a concentrated, medium to full-bodied 2016 that’s much more reserved and tight compared to the other Côtes du Rhône releases, yet offers beautiful purity in its blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as subtle notes of violets, charcoal, and pepper. With integrated acidity and fine, polished tannin, this is a serious Côtes du Rhône that’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (February 15th 2018), 92+ pts

2017 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 91-93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is a smoking good Côtes du Rhône and offers full-bodied aromas and flavors of blackberries, black raspberries, cassis, lavender, and flowers. It's rich and concentrated, yet also elegant, weightless, and layered, with notable complexity."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 2018), 91-93 pts

2019 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"The deep black-cherry and ripe-blackberry fruit, plus the full, soft body push this to the edge of sweetness on the palate. However, the gentle dry tannins at the velvety finish just keep it on track. A style that now seems a bit dated, but plenty of wine drinkers love this. Drink now."

- James Suckling (March 2022), 90 pts