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.
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Average critic rating : 95.0 points
The top wine from the portfolio, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme offers thrilling purity and focus in its lively dark fruits, roasted meats and underbrush-scented bouquet. Full-bodied, ripe and textured, with fantastic polish and sweetness to its tannin, it has a supple, forward feel, yet will easily evolve for 10-15 years.
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