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ARCANE LE FOU - XAVIER VIGNON

0,75 L Red Wine / France / Vin de France / 15 % vol

18.0/20
Verified taster: Léopold T. 09/10/2023 Verified purchase
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So much work, complexity and passion for a wine sold at this price, we can only salute Mr. Vignon. Serve it with dishes that won't fade in the face of its power and aromas, and you're sure to taken all your guests by surprise.more reviews

"A full-bodied style but without being stitched together (...) silky tannins and a very broad finish (...) Another unique wine of this incredible vineyard!" Jeb Dunnuck
The conclusion of a long-term project by Xavier Vignon: a blend of Champagne pushed to its peak! Five of the most popular vintages of recent years that are the expression of about 10 southern terroirs of the Rhône Valley including Chateauneuf du Pape, Rasteaux, Ventoux, the high-altitude plots of Côtes du Rhône Villages... All this around 15 varieties of Grenache, mainly late harvests.
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Arcane le Fou - Xavier Vignon
  Grape Variety
85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Caladoc
  Character
Fleshy and fruity red wine
  Style
Fruity
  Serving Temperature
14-16°C
  Storage instructions
To drink or to store in cellar
  To drink until
2035
  Food & Wine Pairing
Deli meats, Red meat, White meat, Poultry, Game meat, Mushroom, Barbecue, Worldwide Dishes, Cheese


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16.7/20
evaluated by 44 clients

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17.0/20
Verified taster: 10/18/2023 Verified purchase

Medium ruby color. Medium-intensity aromas of blackberry, plum, black cherry, tobacco, leather, and chocolate. Spicy on the palate with notes of pepper. Medium-bodied wine with low acidity and smooth tannins. Long-lasting aftertaste!


17.0/20
Verified taster: 12/16/2022 Verified purchase

if you like Granache, this is the Côte-du-Rhône you need: Lots of balance and a slightly velvety structure; peppery and yet powerful. its complexity is worthy of a Cote du Rhone. It's a wine to have in your cellar!


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17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/21/2022 Verified purchase
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Powerful wine with personality. Quite dark in the glass. Pleasant nose of medium intensity of blackcurrant and tobacco. In the mouth it has a certain complexity and balance.
A long finish. I was very satisfied.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/23/2022 Verified purchase
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A magnificent Arcane series from Xavier Vignon! A wine with a very good ageing capacity and a high degree of alcohol. As the name suggests, "le fou" is a blend of 10 Rhône terroirs from 5 different vintages. Very good wine that evolves throughout the tasting. Perfect!


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/27/2022 Verified purchase
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A powerful and sunny wine that deserves to be accompanied by a strong enough dish to enhance it (I ate it with a shoulder of lamb and it was divine). Don't hesitate to open the wine, to shoulder it and let it air for an hour before tasting it.


12.0/20
Verified taster: 12/11/2022 Verified purchase
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Far from incredible. Very alcoholic wine without much relief. Not bad, but far from the level of the previous comments.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/08/2023 Verified purchase
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As with all Arcana, Xavier Vignon's work is very serious and the bottles are magnificent. Le Fou can be kept until about 2030 but is already appreciable.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/14/2023 Verified purchase
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A very good, warm, concentrated wine at a reasonable price. Anything but the work of a madman. Very good vinification. Dark jammy fruit and spice.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 01/29/2023 Verified purchase
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We crunch the ripe red fruits. A treat which, with its 15 degrees, should be drunk more calmly...
To be preferred by the gentlemen, when the ladies will enjoy a more velvety wine (to have tested it).


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/30/2023 Verified purchase
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Simply perfect wine: body, intensity and easy drinking. Beautiful label. Definitely a bottle that makes its mark. Ready to drink immediately at a temperature of 14/16 degrees.


14.0/20
Verified taster: 03/17/2023 Verified purchase
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The first bottle had a cork defect, otherwise the blend has lost both the varietal and the terroir character. The wine is not bad but interchangeable. No comparison with the Châteauneuf Anonymous or the Cairanne from Xavier.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 03/31/2023 Verified purchase
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Very good wine, powerful and gourmet. To be left to breathe for a good hour before tasting with a duck breast with orange. Smooth, round, a success.


15.0/20
Verified taster: 04/02/2023 Verified purchase
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It has a powerful and delicious nose of blueberry, black cherry, lavender and peppery incense and on the palate a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, powerful and seamless style. Without harshness, silky tannins and a great finish, this is a singular wine!


18.0/20
Verified taster: 04/09/2023 Verified purchase
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All of Xavier's Arcane series are a spectacle, you have to stock up because the older they get the better they are, slowly you have to try them all.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 04/12/2023 Verified purchase
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As is often the case with Arcane wines, you should plan to open it well beforehand (at least 2 hours) and not hesitate to drink it slightly cooler than your usual red wines.
Once this is done, you should not be disappointed.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 05/01/2023 Verified purchase
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What a powerful wine and what a long palate. It grabs your tongue and that's really what you want with this type of wine. I highly recommend it.


15.0/20
Verified taster: 05/12/2023 Verified purchase
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As always with Xavier Vignon, it's well made but I find that all his wines are a bit the same. So try it if you are a fan of his work or if you don't know this winemaker yet because it's still good.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 05/15/2023 Verified purchase
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It does not stand out among the best of the Arcane selection, but it certainly deserved the repurchase. For lovers of the southern Rhone, Vignon is a must-try in its entirety.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 07/06/2023 Verified purchase
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Powerful wine with lots of tannins.
A very pleasant surprise for the price. This wine goes perfectly with a fine piece of meat or simply with a plate of cheese.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 07/11/2023 Verified purchase
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A pleasant wine, great Gigondas, the product leaves a clear pleasure on the nose, and in the mouth the pleasure is multiplied. Goes well with braised meat, beef stew, etc.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 09/10/2023 Verified purchase
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So much work, complexity and passion for a wine sold at this price, we can only salute Mr. Vignon. Serve it with dishes that won't fade in the face of its power and aromas, and you're sure to taken all your guests by surprise.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 09/28/2023 Verified purchase
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Complex but quite easy to drink! You will linger over the elegance that describes it and the quiet power it develops but you will not be able to do without the long persistence that accompanies it.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 10/20/2023 Verified purchase
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A wine with a dark red colour, fruity and tannic at the same time. This wine should be decanted for at least an hour before drinking. A very interesting wine with its four grape varieties. Worth discovering!


19.0/20
Verified taster: 10/23/2023 Verified purchase
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There's not much to say about Xavier Vignon's Les Arcanes, except that you're systematically surprised by the premium quality of his wines. Matured fruit, good length on the palate


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/07/2023 Verified purchase
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As good as the whole arcane series, though not my favourite. Good wine from the Rhône area that deserved the repurchase. Xavier Vignon is a security


18.0/20
Verified taster: 12/06/2023 Verified purchase
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Once again, an Arcane from Xavier Vignon that is faultless: sublime richness, and a lingering finish on the palate, bewitched by this "madman" and my friends all agreed.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 12/13/2023 Verified purchase
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A very fine Arcane le fou vin de France. The blend of grenache syrah mourvèdre is typical of the Rhône valley and expresses all the power of this wine.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 01/02/2024 Verified purchase
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Gourmet...A powerful wine with an expressive nose of black fruit and spices. On the palate, a concentration of freshness and power, long and easy to drink. Superb wine, to be decanted to lose its alcoholic side.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/10/2024 Verified purchase
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Once is not usual with Xavier Vignon, we are rarely wrong! Perfect balance between fruit and power. It reveals its full potential after a little airing.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 01/26/2024 Verified purchase
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All of Xavier Vignon's Arcane wines have something particularly outstanding for me - I have never been disappointed. I particularly like the Arcane Le Fou because of its intensity.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 02/19/2024 Verified purchase
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Powerful, full-bodied and velvety-fruity. I'd like to open my last bottle in a few years, but I'm thinking of buying some more. Xavier Vignon is crazy!


16.0/20
Verified taster: 03/12/2024 Verified purchase
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This blend by Xavier Vignon was a great success. It won over all my guests. It goes very well with a cheese or charcuterie platter. I would recommend


16.0/20
Verified taster: 03/27/2024 Verified purchase
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A gourmet wine, with a nose of cherries, spices and floral notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied, powerful yet delicate. A good airing is necessary to enjoy the genius of Xavier Vignon.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 04/24/2024 Verified purchase
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A superb creation that can undoubtedly improve in the cellar, provided you give it enough time! This wine will enhance your epicurean dinners; I recommend it!


17.0/20
Verified taster: 05/02/2024 Verified purchase
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A lovely, well-balanced wine: full-bodied but also very supple. The wine appealed to both men and women. A fine job of blending by the winemaker.


14.0/20
Verified taster: 05/03/2024 Verified purchase
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Slightly stewed red fruit and liquorice, a fairly powerful profile that will need time to blossom; the alcohol is a little too present for the moment.

XAVIER VIGNON

Xavier Vignon is one of the most renowned oenologists in the Rhone wine region. He has worked as a consultant to more than 200 wineries in the Rhone Valley and has gained a worldwide reputation for his expertise and collaboration on the best wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. He started his own production in 2002, and the winery is now known for wines of exceptional quality and Xavier Vignon's own style of wine, both of which make him a successful winemaker. Elegant and well-balanced wines that beautifully reflect the terroir, because terroir and minerality are the philosophy of his work and not only in wine production, as he also runs an oenological institute, where he explores these aspects. His wines obtain the highest scores in the Robert Parker Guide.

★★★ Guide Bettane et Desseauve - NOTATION DOMAINE 2024
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