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95 Points, Robert Parker – 95 Points, Wine Spectator – 95 Points, Vinous
“This wine’s dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003.” -Robert Parker, Jr.
96-98 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The “Cuvée Speciale” Hautes Brusquieres is a must-have for Chateauneuf lovers. It’s easily one of the best of the 2017 vintage. The superstar estate led by Michel Maret has been one of the best in the region for two decades +. But it earned its highest ever score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate with this silky smooth monster, that creeps up on you with its sneaky high alcohol content. It’s a single-vineyard beauty flush with black cherries, raspberry and licorice with massive shoulders, suggesting a ton of life ahead but lead by super elegant tannins even at this early stage, it’s a beauty to drink even now. 60% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 1% Counoise.
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck – 91 Points (Smart Buy), Wine Spectator
This is a unique expression of Syrah and Grenache. It’s absolutely delicious and it’s balanced to perfection– a Perrin Family calling card. Both critics who reviewed were delighted by the wine. Jeb Dunnuck who came in at 92 points called it, “a terrific wine that’s going to keep for 7-8 years or more.” Wine Spectator included it in their ‘Spectator Selections’ giving the wine a 91-point score and ‘Best Buy’ designate and calling it, “Ripe and expressive with a lovely beam of plum puree and violet racing through.” All this for an impeccably balanced Rhone blend that at under $20 easily outclasses many Gigondas and Vacqueyras at a village price.
90-92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Xavier Vignon’s highest ever rated CDR 100% from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate was described as, “Rich, velvety and long”. All three adjectives accurately describe what Xavier Vignon believes might be his greatest vintage of winemaking yet. His 100% Cotes du Rhone offers the best value in his impressive arsenal, with big, juicy flavors flooding out of this one and making it the ideal wine to enjoy with most anything at the table or by itself so it can truly shine.
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 vintage is the epitome of what makes Xavier so special. So many winemakers struggled in the Southern Rhone, but not Xavier. With quality still to be had for the most skilled of winemakers, of course it was here where he churned out his highest scoring CdPs to date…across his entire flight of CdPs! The 2017 Cuvee Anonyme received an enormous 97-point score from Parker. Some of you were lucky enough to snag it when it was here, but those bottles quickly evaporated. But lucky for us, he held back the release of his top value in the vintage– this gorgeous, silky CdP that is expertly structured and so perfectly balanced.