Xavier of the Southern Rhone make some of the best value fine wine from anywhere in the world. Their flagship is the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme and in 2012 it’s an absolute superstar, a 95 point blockbuster of a quality that makes an absolute mockery of its price-tag. Offering “thrilling purity and focus” it’s a magnificent Chateauneuf.
The reason for this combination is the supreme talent of winemaking Xavier Vignon and the contacts that he was able to make use of to craft this 2012. This network gives him access to some amazing fruit, which coupled with his skill in the winery and a brilliant vintage for the region means a phenomenal wine. Dunnuck sums it up nicely “obviously have access to some serious vineyards, and the winemaking is impeccable.”
With 95 points from Rhone expert Jeb Dunnuck, this punches massively above its price-point and stands out as probably the single greatest value in the Rhone, if not the whole of France.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.