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Red Wine / Turkey / Marmara / 14,5 % vol
Elected by our clients Number 1 in the TOP Turkey

CUVEE XL PREMIER 2012 - XAVIER VIGNON & BARBARE

0,75 L Red Wine / Turkey / Marmara / 14,5 % vol

EU organic farming
18.0/20
Verified taster: Frederico S. 12/16/2022 Verified purchase
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Xavier Vignon always surprises us with his productions. This wine has an extraordinary attack in the mouth right from the first tasting. You feel a je ne sais quoi on the palate, with a very interesting mix of mineral and wood. Excellent tasting!more reviews

"It is a wine that you must go find at all costs! A cocktail of blackberries, leather and spices from the clay soils along the Mediterranean in Turkey" J.Dunnuck
The Barbare vineyard was born in 2000 on the shores of the Marmara Sea in the region of Thrace. Organic and biodynamic since its origins, the 25-hectare estate flourishes in a climate that is conducive to vine growing. The name Barbaros pays tribute to the neighbouring village of Barbaros. Xavier Vignon has been involved with the estate since its inception, working closely with its founder Can Topsakal. As a friend and consulting enologist, Xavier still visits the estate several times a year to accompany the teams throughout the vineyard and wine-making process. The XL Premier vintage is the fruit of this joint effort. A Châteauneuf-du-Pape style made in Turkey!
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Cuvee XL Premier 2012 - Xavier Vignon & Barbare
  Vintage
2012
  Grape Variety
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
  Organic
EU organic farming
  Character
Powerful and generous red wine
  Style
Powerful
  Serving Temperature
16-18°C
  Serving
Open 1h before service
  Storage instructions
To drink or to store in cellar
  To drink until
2030
  Food & Wine Pairing
Charcuterie, Red meat, Game meat, Barbecue, Exotic cuisine, Cheese


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16.3/20
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16.0/20
Verified taster: 07/31/2023 Verified purchase

Pleasant Southern Rhone style. Good price/quality ratio on discounted price - decent length with fruit, spice and minerality. Needs to breathe for 2+ hours before drinking


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/14/2023 Verified purchase

This was quite a pleasant surprise. Made mostly with grapes from old Grenache vines from the European part of Turkey, this is virtually indistiguishable from basic-to-mid-range Chateauneuf du Pape, and came at literally half the price, with 10 years of age on it. Top buy.


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18.0/20
Verified taster: 10/16/2022 Verified purchase
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I love it! Like all Mr Vignon's creations... There is a lot in this bottle! Complex, gourmet... Nice discovery to put in the cellar!


14.0/20
Verified taster: 10/27/2022 Verified purchase
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A wine that disappointed me despite the fact that I am a fan of the Xavier Vignon winery, Turkey is certainly not one of the best vine-growing areas, so much so that most of the grapes are used for table, a product I did not like.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 11/09/2022 Verified purchase
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I tasted the wine yesterday, interesting cuvve, aromatic, well balanced acidity, not so many tannins. The wine goes very well with white meat and a cosy evening.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/06/2022 Verified purchase
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Very nice wine. It shows nothing of its 10 years... Very balanced despite the alcohol level (15 degrees), a nice nose that leans towards cherry, but it doesn't look like a Rhône wine even if you can feel the sun. Very good Turkish surprise!


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/11/2022 Verified purchase
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Having discovered the Barbare wines born from the collaboration with Xavier V. in Turkey and having tasted many excellent vintages, having been able to find this powerful and spicy wine was a great joy, in line with the Barbare production, an excellent wine that will delight wine lovers!


18.0/20
Verified taster: 11/27/2022 Verified purchase
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Strong, dark colour, intense but harmonious, round, nice spiciness, very full. Positive surprise and despite the 10 years, the wine has not lost anything.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 12/07/2022 Verified purchase
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Very nice discovery. A wine from the south for sure, for lovers of full-bodied and alcoholic wines (15°). Very pleasant on the palate, with soft tannins. Gourmet and spicy. Perfect with a lamb chop.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 12/08/2022 Verified purchase
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Nice discovery that this bottle from Turkey. Powerful, with notes of birch tar that I had not tasted in any wine, very interesting. Very interesting. Still a strong wine, to be served with a meal.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 12/16/2022 Verified purchase
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A wine from Turkey is rather rare, but I have tasted some very interesting ones. This one is one of them, and it is very promising. I will regularly update you on the progress of its maturity, knowing that the quality and the potential are there.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 12/25/2022 Verified purchase
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Interesting wine with its own character / terroir. It also has something sacral, something like incense and myrrh. Well done. But will there ever be a new vintage here or was this a test balloon?


16.0/20
Verified taster: 01/01/2023 Verified purchase
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It's not every day that you get the chance to taste a wine from Turkey, especially when it's delicious! Xavier Vignon, a sure value!


18.0/20
Verified taster: 12/16/2022 Verified purchase
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Xavier Vignon always surprises us with his productions. This wine has an extraordinary attack in the mouth right from the first tasting. You feel a je ne sais quoi on the palate, with a very interesting mix of mineral and wood. Excellent tasting!


13.0/20
Verified taster: 01/06/2023 Verified purchase
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What a disappointment for this bottle. Even more so for putting it on the table at Christmas. No one was so thrilled that they moved on to another wine to forget it. 2012 and so young on the palate.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 01/10/2023 Verified purchase
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This wine is original and powerful, well worked. It should be decanted a few hours before drinking and I finished the next day the bottom of the decanter was still very good. It's a great wine to try at least once to discover something else.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 01/14/2023 Verified purchase
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A good wine, but one that hardly takes us on a journey. Looks like a southern Rhône wine, with no other particularity. Nevertheless, good quality to price ratio if one does not seek to "travel" through this bottle.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 01/26/2023 Verified purchase
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A very good Xavier Vignon, intense on the palate with notes of red fruits and spices, to be drunk with a charcuterie platter, grilled meats or a cheese board.


15.0/20
Verified taster: 02/11/2023 Verified purchase
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A very nice wine, sunshine and stewed fruits are present. Enjoy it with red meat and tuna steak on the barbecue. To be opened in advance.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 02/15/2023 Verified purchase
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A powerful wine that was drunk with couscous. The spices blended nicely, I loved it.
Be careful to aerate it all the same 2012 but it doesn't oxidize too much. In doubt I just shouldered it for 1h30 to avoid any disappointment.


15.0/20
Verified taster: 02/15/2023 Verified purchase
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I thought I was discovering a special wine, but it's similar to a southern Rhône. In my opinion, not enough substance to support the 15°. Good wine but I expected better. To be rediscovered...


16.0/20
Verified taster: 02/26/2023 Verified purchase
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A Turkish wine that I was impatiently waiting to open! A rather powerful wine with soft tannins. I found the Mediterranean on the palate with an appreciable length. Surprising!


16.0/20
Verified taster: 02/26/2023 Verified purchase
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The guests couldn't believe their eyes: what a powerful wine despite a vintage that is over 10 years old! Generosity and interesting peppery touches. 2 pieces of advice: to be enjoyed after a few years of ageing and a good airing beforehand... otherwise beware of the tannins.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 03/05/2023 Verified purchase
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I so regret having bought only one bottle during the December sales. A very pleasant surprise for this wonderful alliance between Xavier Vignon and Turkey.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 03/16/2023 Verified purchase
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Ah what a nice surprise!!! Bought 2 bottles out of curiosity. Well, it's rather well done. Wine with body, on candied red fruits, leather, slightly spicy. So I recommended it!


14.0/20
Verified taster: 03/21/2023 Verified purchase
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A pleasant discovery for this wine from Turkey that I did not know.
It's balanced, slightly tannic, ready to drink or to keep to see how it develops.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 03/27/2023 Verified purchase
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A first for me in Châteauneuf du Pape. What a pleasure! No comparison possible between wines of the same appellation, but it is a certainty that the next order will not be long in coming.


19.0/20
Verified taster: 04/08/2023 Verified purchase
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Viin sublime and amazing. It's a shame I didn't take several bottles.
A bottle to have in the cellar.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 04/22/2023 Verified purchase
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Very high quality. Behind this wine, you can feel the passion that accompanied each stage of its vinification. A 2012 vintage is also the sign of a wine for ageing, which has already aged superbly and can be left in the cellar for a few more years.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 05/25/2023 Verified purchase
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Medium intensity plus, full-bodied, nose of forest fruits, cherries, lingering finish. An excellent wine from Xavier Vignon, who shows his mastery with every wine I taste.


20.0/20
Verified taster: 06/28/2023 Verified purchase
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Why look for faults where there are none? A successful gamble by Xavier Vignon, best known for his Arcane range. Tasted blind, this wine closely resembles a Châteauneuf du Pape. And when you consider its origin and price, you can't help but be won over to pair it with meat!


12.0/20
Verified taster: 06/30/2023 Verified purchase
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A powerful wine, best served with red meat or game. Despite being 11 years old, it deserves to be cellared for a few more years. Not the best Xavier Vignon for my taste.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 07/24/2023 Verified purchase
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A superb wine, very good with a platter of charcuterie and cheese for an aperitif, a delight. Also delicious with meat. Nothing to say, drink it with your eyes closed


17.0/20
Verified taster: 07/30/2023 Verified purchase
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One production follows another and the only difference is quality. As is so often the case, Xavier Vignon is making a full house, and it's a cuvée that's already 10 years old that's on offer, to the delight of our taste buds.


15.0/20
Verified taster: 08/17/2023 Verified purchase
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Powerful, assertive, a fine GSM from a terroir that is little known in our region. A great discovery for the curious. After spending an hour in the decanter, despite its age, it was a great pleasure with a wood-fired rib-eye steak.


13.0/20
Verified taster: 08/18/2023 Verified purchase
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A strong wine which, despite its age, has not yet rounded out to reveal its full potential. It remains to be seen in a few years' time whether the alcoholic taste will give way to all the aromas.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 10/27/2023 Verified purchase
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First tasting of a Turkish wine, the nose reveals spices and a little leather. Full-bodied on the palate, but the tannins remain fine overall. We paired it with a roast pork in sauce, and it was very good!


16.0/20
Verified taster: 11/12/2023 Verified purchase
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A warm, powerful red wine.
Notes of black fruit such as blackcurrant and blackberry are clearly present.
But there are also splendid notes of undergrowth and liquorice.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 11/19/2023 Verified purchase
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A wine definitely worth trying for its distinctiveness, if you have the patience to let it rest a few years in the cellar, you will enjoy a softer, more elegant wine.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 12/04/2023 Verified purchase
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A lively wine... notes of black fruit... evocative of Châteauneuf du Pape... a wine that will appeal to connoisseurs... powerful and sunny... interesting!


16.0/20
Verified taster: 12/18/2023 Verified purchase
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A wonderful discovery, with grape varieties reminiscent of those in the Rhône Valley and plenty of sunshine, resulting in a very well-balanced wine with black fruit... Good quality to price ratio for a wine by Xavier Vignon.


14.0/20
Verified taster: 12/26/2023 Verified purchase
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A dense garnet-red wine (regular tears). Scents of violets and light tobacco, then toasted. Firm attack followed by a hint of kirsch. It has a velvety texture and well-born tannins that give it complexity. The finish is interesting, with spices and black fruit.


19.0/20
Verified taster: 12/23/2023 Verified purchase
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I was surprised at how confidently this great, full-bodied red wine bears the stamp of great wines from the Rhone in character and style. I think it's great, a real discovery, it's superbly bottled!


17.0/20
Verified taster: 12/27/2023 Verified purchase
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Typical southern Rhône, but from Turkey. Very interesting. Distinct pepper flavour, very tasty. Strong spice. Nice finish with a fine tannic impression. Should be tried.


17.0/20
Verified taster: 01/02/2024 Verified purchase
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A red with character as enjoyed. The sunny side is very much appreciated. Ripe, sun-kissed fruit and supple, pleasant tannins. A very fine vintage.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 01/17/2024 Verified purchase
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intense ruby red colour, despite its age it still shows itself to be a concentrated young wine, ripe fruit nose, vanilla, enveloping warmth in the mouth, good persistence ready now but still to be savoured for years to come


13.0/20
Verified taster: 01/27/2024 Verified purchase
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A wine that has not developed much, melted without much caudalie, but warm. It will go well with any meat in sauce and will amuse your guests with its originality.


12.0/20
Verified taster: 02/18/2024 Verified purchase
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I wanted to delight my guests with this bottle and its provenance... I missed out! Too much attack and power. Due to the notes, perhaps it should be kept for a few more years.


18.0/20
Verified taster: 02/22/2024 Verified purchase
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A wonderful encounter between Xavier Vignon and Turkey. You can go for it with your eyes closed. Your nostrils and your palate will do all the work to take you on this wonderful journey.


16.0/20
Verified taster: 02/23/2024 Verified purchase
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Let's take a trip thanks to Xavier Vignon. A wine bursting with sunshine, powerful, with red fruit notes... It's a great way to enjoy a wine with friends that's well worth a diversion to Marmara...

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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