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2010 Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône ARCANE XVIII 'La Lune'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £21.00
Cases (12 bottles) @ £252.00
Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £180.00
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Tasting Notes:
Superbly put together, this pure southern Syrah has northern pretensions. From very old and very low-yielding vines and you can taste it. Very complex.

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Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030
100% Syrah
Hand harvesting - determination of harvest dates based on polyphenol analysis and daily tastings. 85 % destemmed - 15 % with the stem. Long maceration with no mechanical extraction Fermentation and ageeing in vat (cuve Tronconnique) Ageeing for more then 5 years with a tight oxygen protec- tion management
Critic Reviews:
'Checking in as 100% Syrah sourced from cooler terroirs in the southern Rhône, the 2010 Côtes du Rhône Arcane la Lune offers pretty, perfumed notes of blue fruits, violets, iris flower, olives, and damp earth. Exotic, medium to full-bodied, with terrific purity and an elegant, silky style, it’s still youthful and I suspect will keep for another decade. This is one seriously classy Syrah from the south!' 92/100 (Jeb Dunnock)

'100% Syrah, selected from high-altitude vineyards in the Southern Rhône, but it comes across as almost northern in style, offering up hints of pepper, licorice and red currants. It has bright acids but also fine tannins and a surprising degree of elegance on the long, mouthwatering finish. One of the finest expressions of Syrah I can recall from the Southern Rhône, it should drink well for up to 10 years.' 92/100 (Wine Advocate)

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