2016 Xavier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Anonyme

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Through our direct relationship with Xavier Vignon, we are delighted to have secured an En Primeur offer of his 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme and 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme Blanc. Only produced in the best vintages, this pair is set to be a real treat for Rhône aficionados. Having been lucky enough to taste samples, we can confirm that they are not to be missed (see tasting notes below)…

 

Jeb Dunnuck has reported “considerable hype” surrounding the Southern Rhône’s 2016 vintage, noting: “I expect the 2016s will have more highs than the 2015s… I suspect it’s going to be a wealth of riches for Rhône lovers out there! Writing for James Suckling, Nick Stock obviously agrees, saying “strap in and hold on tight for the 2016 vintage” and reporting that the regions’ top winemakers told him on a recent visit that 2016 is magic.”

 

Although this duo are yet to be scored by the critics, it’s worth noting that Jeb Dunnuck called the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme Blanc “a beautiful wine from a great vintage” that “offers fabulous purity and depth.” Similarly, its red counterpart has averaged 95 points from Wine Advocate in its previous releases: a considerable points-to-price ratio. It therefore bodes very well for the 2016s, described by Jancis Robinson as “certainly one of the great vintages”.

 

Xavier Vignon takes his experience in Bordeaux, Champagne, the Southern Hemisphere and the Rhône Valley (where he has worked with the majority of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s biggest names), and combines that with a data-driven methodology born out of his laboratory, to create incredible value wines. And they just seem to be getting better and better with each vintage...

 

Wines will be delivered in Spring 2018.

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