- Country of Origin : France
- Region : Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages
- Grape Varietal : Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
- Vintage : 2015
- Bottle Volume : 750ml
- Alcohol by Volume : 15.00%
The 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Arcane XIX Le Soleil is youthfully dark in color and fruit-forward, but it also shows softening, silky tannins. It's full bodied but not overblown, with a sensationally seductive mouthfeel. Black cherries define the fruit, joined by hints of dark chocolate and enough garrigue to give it a seriously savory character despite the fruit. This is an old-vine blend of 80% Grenache with 10% each Syrah and Mourvèdre, aged 15 months in one-third new oak, the rest in concrete or foudre. Maybe the best Cote du Rhone Villages I've ever tasted, it looks to have the stuffing to go another 10 years.