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Xavier Vins Lirac Rouge 2016 (Magnum 1.5L)  - Invino

Xavier Vins Lirac Rouge 2016 (Magnum 1.5L)

Rhone Blends  |  France

WA92
SPECIAL: GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED ON ORDERS OF 3 BOTTLES OR MORE!

We think of Lirac as “baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape” – it has that same gorgeous, pure kirsch and raspberry ganache character that is irresistibly rich, round and sappy, with tons of spice and robust fruit and power. It’s just across the Rhone river from Chateauneuf and drinks like it (without the huge price tags!). Did we mention $35 for a MAGNUM and 92 points?! Woo hoo! ONLY 120 to sell!

An oenologist/consultant for 20+ years in Chateauneuf du Pape and Southern Rhone Valley, Xavier Vignon is considered one of the most prominent consultants in the region. He assembles his own wines under his signature by adding a touch of modernity to the sincere expression of the Rhone terroirs. Each vintage of Xavier is the fruit of meticulous work and a rigorous selection.

You know Xavier Vignon’s amazing prowess with Chateauneuf and Rhone wines in general (he’s not called a “super-consultant” for nothing!). Trust your Rhone-loving wine merchant that extends to some of the more “affordable” appellations, too, like this Lirac. This drinks like something TWICE or 3x the price. And 2016 in the Rhone?? You KNOW how good that is already!

A magnum is PERFECT for 4+ people and a great meal (makes a nice gift, too, we might add!). First come, first served!

About the Producer

Oenologist consultant for twenty years in Chateauneuf du Pape and Southern Rhone Valley, Xavier Vignon is considered one of the most prominent consultants in the region. He assembles his own wines under his signature by adding a touch of modernity to the sincere expression of the Rhone terroirs. Each vintage Xavier is the fruit of meticulous work and a rigorous selection. The diversity of the Rhone terroirs, combined with the freedom offered by small structure, allows him, vintage after vintage, to select the wines that will allow Xavier's blends to combine concentration, minerality, and nobility of the fruit.

92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
One of Vignon's better efforts, the 2016 Lirac showcases ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish.

  • BlendRhone Blend
  • WinemakerXavier Vignon
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionRhone Valley
  • AppellationLirac
  • Alcohol15%