Xavier Santana

Xavier Vignon

Arcane XV Le Diable Mourvedre 2015

On the nose sweet, spicy, exotic and jammy. Dark fruit, cloves, black pepper, a touch of well oiled leather & sandalwood. Seductive.
On the palate this is surprisingly fresh, lively & savoury - finely polished tannins and juicy acidity define the frame, with meaty fresh & stewed black fruit filling it nicely. Nice purity & definition. This is a very nice wine!
— 11 days ago

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Xavier Monnot

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

Delectable - this is the Premier Cru Les Folatieres. At the Downs Club Burgundy Dinner - brief notes. This had pronounced struck match on the nose. Great intensity on the palate showing stone fruit - 2017 will be good for White Burgundies I feel. Ramon, the host thought this was the WOTN. I agreed. — a month ago

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Xavier et Mathieu Ledogar

Corbières Maccabeu 2018

dry, good fruit, quince, pear, citrus — 4 days ago

Xavier Vignon

Arcane XIX Le Soleil Red Rhone Blend

With ottolenghi lamb shank — 25 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Arcane VI Les Amoureux Red Rhone Blend 2016

Les Amoureux by Xavier Vignon, another single-vintage wine in the Arcane portfolio, is a beautiful embodiment of the southern Rhône from the spectacular 2016 vintage. A blend of 80% Grenache, with the 20% split between Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Caladoc, and sourced from the AOCs of Gigondas, Lirac, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise and Rasteau, it’s a fragrant but powerful wine that balances bright red fruit, dollops of garrigue and a smokey character with a good amount of acidity and tannin characteristic of a young Rhône wine. A basic Côtes du Rhône given the blend of multiple terroirs, this is the finest of Vignon’s wines that I’ve tasted to date and it should age well for the next decade. — a month ago

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Domaine Xavier Besson

Les Grands Prétans Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Black cherry, apple skin, smarties, earth, baking spice. Took a while to open up, as expected. Would definitely throw it in the decanter or give it more time in the cellar. A wonderful wine. — 18 days ago

Xavier Monnot

Clos de la Fussière Maranges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Loved this! I guess 6 years is the sweet spot. — a month ago

Lauren Kirby
with Lauren

Celler Xavier Clua

Il-lusio Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra Garnatxa Peluda

Blend of 50% Garnatxa and 50% Garnatxa Peluda from two plots in Vilalba dels Arcs. Fermented and aged for 9 months in 5,000 liter foudres. Expressive nose with beautiful aromas of red fruit and hints of spices. Smooth, balanced. — 14 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Arcane L'Etoile Grenache Blend

Xavier Vignon’s Arcane l’Etoile, a multi-vintage blend from 2015, 16 & 17 drawn from several plots in Beaumes-de-Venise, is a dark and alluring wine with saturated blackberry, dark chocolate and strong espresso notes. Not soft, but also fairly mild in acidity with moderate tannin towards the finish. But this is no plush southern Rhône wine and feels almost slightly off-balance at the moment - austere, even - and perhaps needs a few years to harmonise. Quite a hot finish. Potential, though. — a month ago

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Xavier Vignon

Côtes du Rhône Grenache Blend

Cuvee Cancan 2016 — 14 days ago

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