Xavier Arcane XIX Le Soleil Cotes du Rhone 2015

Arcane XIX Le Soleil is intense, bold and powerful wine from the sunny vineyards of Cotes du Rhone. You would think it has more Syrah character than Grenache. The wine is luscious with rich black fruits and dark chocolates without being sweet or overdone, it has elegance with velvety tannins. Another beautiful wine from Xavier Vigneron.  

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Type: Red Producer: Xavier Vignerons Appellation: Cotes du Rhone Villages Vintage: 2015 Grape: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah Country: France Region: Southern Rhone Style: Rich and Intense Alcohol: 15% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(23,33€ / Liter)

Awards and Reviews

94 points Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Arcane XVIII Le Soleil is youthfully dark in color and fruit-forward, but it also shows softening, silky tannins. It's full bodied but not overblown, with a sensationally seductive mouthfeel. Black cherries define the fruit, joined by hints of dark chocolate and enough garrigue to give it a seriously savory character despite the fruit. This is an old-vine blend of 80% Grenache with 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre, aged 15 months in one-third new oak, the rest in concrete or foudre. Maybe the best Côte du Rhône Villages I've ever tasted, it looks to have the stuffing to go another 10 years. —by Joe Czerwinski
93 points Jeb Dunnuck