2012 Xavier Vignon Rasteau (in Magnum)
93 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
One of my favorite wines from this estate, the 2012 Rasteau offers tons of ripe dark fruit, crushed rock, licorice and minerality in its full-bodied, concentrated profile. Made from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, it’s a classic Rasteau to drink over the coming 7-8 years.
WineAccess Travel Log
The 2012 Xavier Vignon Rasteau is deepest purple to the rim, infused with chiseled aromas of black and red fruits, dark plum, sweet spice, and tobacco. Rich, voluminous, and voluptuous on the attack, packed with gobs of crushed-red-fruit preserves, licorice, and sweet spice, finishing — as always with Vignon — with superb length and persistence. Drink now for its sheer primary-fruit hedonism, or far better, do as we will and wait to pop a cork until sometime in 2020.