Xavier Flouret

Xavier Vignon

La Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

Multi Vintage 15, 16, 17...
Pinkish-red with orange specs. Aromas are alcoholic/hot, otherwise licorice,.spicy, earthy, and oaky. Dry with medium tannins. To me this wine is definitely young. But I'm not convinced of its improvability.

91+ point
— 18 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Rasteau Red Rhone Blend 2009

Lovely soft fruit, drinking very well. — 12 days ago

Xavier Monnot

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

[Tasted on December 10, 2022 at Santo in Nashville]

Perfumed wine with black cherry fruit, spice and nice acidity.
— 2 months ago

Xavier Gerard

Côte - Rotie 2015

It’s getting there. A few more yrs and the baby fat will almost be gone. Nuance is just beginning to show. — 6 months ago

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Xavier Vignon

'Arcane Le Fou' Red Rhone Blend

Big, sweet, fruit forward nose with ripe blueberries, sweet cherries, dried lavender & herbs. Plus a peppery whiff. Unabashedly Southern Rhône yet with nice purity. Maybe a touch technical, but no rusticity here. Cool & fresh.
On the palate beautifully balanced, fresh and juicy, dark fruit with a bramble mineral backdrop. The 15% alc unnoticeable.
85% Grenache from CdP, cuvée of multiple vintages.
Unorthodox yet so nice & highly drinkable.
— 18 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Cuvée Anonyme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Very powerful and expressive nose, on fresh and candied fruits: blackberry , plum, blueberry, raspberry, herbs, lavender, balsamic touch. The body is medium+. Bright and peppery mint freshness, counterbalancing very well the 15 degrees ABV. Beautiful quasi- saline mineral final on roasted notes and licorice. Superb combination with Pasta al Truffles and Pecorino.

Nez très expressif, puissant sur les fruits frais et confiturés: mûr, prune, myrtille, framboise, aromates, lavande, touche balsamique. Le corps est moyen +. Fraîcheur mentholée vive et poivrée, contrebalançant très bien les 15 degrés ABV, qui ne se font pas sentir. Belle finale minérale quasi saline sur des notes torréfiées et réglisses. Superbe association avec des Pastas Truffes et Pecorino.
— 2 months ago

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Xavier Vignon

Arcane XIX Le Soleil Grenach Blend 2015

Second tasting and still as much pleasure. Deep ruby color, with a beautiful shine. The nose is greedy, on the fruits, between juice and jam, black cherry, plum, blackberries, strawberry. Spicy and roasted notes typical of southern wines, chocolate, pepper, thyme and aromates, smoky touch. The mouth is soft, beautiful texture. Greedy and balanced with volume and flexibility. The 15 degrees are absolutely not felt. Nice finish on black fruits and licorice. To have in his cellar absolutely.

Deuxième dégustation et toujours autant de plaisir. Robe rubis profonde, au bel éclat. Le nez est gourmand, sur les fruits, entre jus et confiture, cerise noire, prune, mûres, fraise. Notes épicées et torréfiées typique des vins du sud, chocolat, poivre, thym et aromates, touche fumé. La bouche est moelleuse, belle texture. Très gourmand et équilibré avec du volume et de la souplesse. Les 15 degrés ne se font absolument pas sentir. Très belle finale sur les fruits noirs et réglisse. A avoir dans sa cave absolument.
— 5 months ago

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Xavier Monnot

Les Grandes Coutures Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

A little past its prime. Showing some butterscotch and caramel. Definitely a pleasurable experience though! — 10 days ago



2014 is a brilliant vintage for White Burgs.

Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Petillant Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2019

Delicious, especially when cold. Lacks staying power perhaps. Dry. — 6 days ago

Xavier Flouret

Reserva Fé Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Fruity but not over fruity, good finish, slight bitterness, medium to full bodied, smooth, went well with strong flavors — 4 months ago