A consistent huge seller last summer and increasingly compelling as it ages, the 2012 Rasteau by Xavier Vins is an absolute superstar of a wine. Every inch the baby Chateauneuf du Pape, this is an extraordinary Rhone and offered almost unbelieveable value for money.
Our buyers were wowed by this wine when they discovered it in 2015 and they're not alone: Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate has awarded an excellent 93 points - a score that makes a mockery of the price tag of just £10 a bottle in bond. It’s brilliant, complex, polished and exuberant and one of the best wines we’ve ever sampled at this price-point.
The quality comes courtesy of winemaker Xavier Vignon’s incredible connections. His sources for the grapes for this Rasteau are clearly magnificent and in combination with a cellar where, to Dunnuck “the winemaking is impeccable”, it makes much more expensive wines look very ordinary indeed.
An unmissable bargain crafted by one of the most skilled and interesting winemakers in the Rhone, this is a very, very strong buy.
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.