Andreas Larsson, Best sommelier of the world
In preview, his scores and comments on the wines.
500 wines blind tasted, 50 selected, including the 11 cuvées of the Copel range.

Great success !

COPEL Ribera del Duero 2017  Red
Intense dark purple core and hue. Ripe and unctuous notes of plum, dark cherry, toasted oak, vanilla, liquorice and some meaty notes. The palate is dense and concentrated, nice extraction with plenty of fine tannin, cocoa bean, cassis and tobacco flavours with a very long and supple finish, stylish and fine tuned.

COPEL Sauternes 2016
Deep golden colour. Some oak presence and a hint of toast, high ripeness with glazed apricot, pineapple, honey and white flower. The palate boasts a high concentration and sweetness, yet balanced in an opulent style with fine extract, integrated oak and a long dense finish. Slightly different but really good.  

COPEL Pomerol 2016 Bordeaux Red
Dark purple core and more ruby towards the rim. Ripe dark cherry, plum, cassis and violet notes with fine oak and butterscotch. The palate is ample with good density, still youthful but ripe tannin with fine layers and a long unctuous finish.  

COPEL Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016 Bordeaux Red
Dense inky purple core with a lighter rim. Fine oak and mild spiciness on the nose, paired with wild berries and cassis. Good density on the palate still a youthful texture but ripe tannin and fine extraction, layered spiciness and approaching complexity with a long and lingering finish.

COPEL Pauillac 2016  Bordeaux Red
Inky dark purple colour. Layered nose blending ripe dark berries, cassis, fine leather, discreet oak and mild spices. Nice structure, classic medium weight but muscular and flavour intense with both ripe fruit and a fresh backbone, young but ripe tannin and a fine length.  

COPEL Pessac Léognan 2018 Bordeaux Red
Dark ruby red colour with a youthful purple hue. Layered nose with fine oak and oak derived aromas of mocha, spice, toast and caramel with ripe dark fruit, cassis and tobacco leaf. Nice palate being concentrated and polished with grainy tannin, fine cocoa bean notes, ripe dark berries, dense, and a long and lingering finish.

COPEL Rioja 2016  Red
Dark inky core with a ruby red hue. Youthful and pure nose with discreet dark fruit, tobacco, aniseed and mild oak notes. Dense palate, rich tannin, still youthful but ripe with an underlying acidity, crushed dark berry flavours, cocoa and mocha notes with a long and dense finish. Ambitious and well-done, still needing some time to soften but a nice effort.

COPEL Bordeaux Dry White 2018
Intense golden colour. Rich and ripe nose with tropical hints displaying mango, ripe citrus and honey. Bold and broad palate with a gentle bitterness, opulent fruit, rounded acidity and a long finish. Very textural with an opulent and lush character far from aromatic Sauvignon style.  

COPEL Haut Médoc 2016  Bordeaux Red
Inky dark purple colour. Fragrant nose offering rather red berries, floral notes, fine spices and discreet oak. The palate is rather full but nicely rounded, a more Burgundian texture with good layers, nuance and fine length.  

COPEL Vin de France Malbec Rosé 2019
Dark rosé colour with a cherry hue. Pure and intense nose displaying ripe cherry, red berries, dry spices, almonds and a hint of toasted oak. A rich and ample palate, generous fruitiness, a ripe and rounded acidity, and a spicy and meaty finish. Well-structured, interesting, different and… good.

COPEL Cahors 2017  Sud Ouest Red
Dark colour with a young purple hue. Floral and perfumed nose with violet, crème de cassis, raspberry and mild spices, no noticeable oak notes. A fresh palate with ripe dark fruit, rather supple tannin, youthful and attractive berry flavours and good length.

The Malbec Rosé is in the spotlight in La Revue des Vins de France ! 

From the first vintage, the Copel range enter in the Reference Guide Bettane & Desseauve 

B+D 2020 - couverture
B+D 2020 - article (1)

Négociant-éleveur and oenologist, Xavier Copel signs a range of original cuvées, revealing the path of their creator. From Spain to Bordeaux, via Cahors, through Copel Wines, he paid tribute to all the wine regions that have marked his life.            Article Toutlevin.com

Petit florilège d’articles de la presse spécialisée sur la précédente gamme de vins signés Xavier COPEL, sous la marque PRIMO PALATUM.
En attendant les critiques et commentaires des vins de la nouvelle gamme COPEL.

Xavier Copel est le grand petit négociant haute couture des vins du Sud-Ouest et du Languedoc. Il maîtrise désormais pleinement ses élevages. Grâce à cette maîtrise ses vins dépassent encore ceux des producteurs remarquables qui lui fournissent ses meilleures cuvées. (Bettane & Desseauve)

Son talent d’éleveur est considérable et parfois plus nuancé et raffiné que celui de certains de ses illustres fournisseurs. (Michel Bettane dans la Revue des Vins de France)

Têtes de cuvée / Xavier Copel : c’est avec bonheur que nous découvrons chaque année ses nouveaux trésors. (Revue des Vins de France)

Haute couture, ainsi pourrait-on qualifier la gamme de vins que Xavier Copel produit dans différentes régions viticoles. (Guide HACHETTE)

Coup de cœur ou deux étoiles, c’est un minimum pour Xavier Copel en appellation Cahors, à en juger par son palmarès passé et présent. (Guide HACHETTE)

Comme le prouve sa présence régulière dans le Guide, Xavier Copel est devenu une valeur sûre ! (Guide HACHETTE)

Pour élaborer un grand vin, Xavier Copel a trouvé la solution. Il suffit de sélectionner d’excellentes parcelles de vigne de la région et de mettre toutes ses compétences dans la vinification et l’élevage. Le résultat est à nouveau remarquable. (Guide HACHETTE)

Xavier Copel est devenu un des œnologues les plus en vue de sa génération. (SUD-OUEST)

Tous les vins de Xavier Copel méritent les louanges. (Cuisine & Vins de France)

Profession : précurseur (l’amateur DE BORDEAUX)