A full-throttle, immensely flavoured Réserve version of our much loved Le XV du Président. Made from grapes picked from vines over 100 years old, with a portion of herby Syrah, its sheer power of fruit and barrel-aged spice is difficult to match.
For over 30 years Le XV has delighted fans with its velvet smoothness, decadent richness and sheer generosity of flavour. Originally made by the rugby mad bunch in deepest southern France, its beating heart has always been luscious old vine Grenache, packed with dark fruits, jammy ripeness and lashings of spice. To celebrate decades of 5-star fandom, Mark Hoddy teamed up with Vincent Gourdon, the man behind the original XV, to source some extra special parcels of grapes. Vincent is so respected in the Roussillon that his nickname has become Obi Wine Kenobi! To make a deluxe edition of the original King of Big Reds Mark added wild herb, black fruit Syrah to the century old vine Grenache grapes. Dense and warming, served with hearty dishes.
"Fantastic Reserve offering. Deep dark and bursting with fruit with a softness all of its own"
5 Star Online Review For the 2019 vintage