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Red 2016 4 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £735 per case of 12 IB
Vanilla, cassis and oak on the nose. Big, chunky, ripe and velvety smooth tannin... Read more
Vanilla, cassis and oak on the nose. Big, chunky, ripe and velvety smooth tannins ease the fruit in beautifully. Quite opulent and at times verging on voluptuous but no lack of freshness – this is wonderful. Lots of cassis and redcurrants and a lovely savoury rich feel. Very long. This is classic ‘top-vintage GPL’. RKL "One of the successes of the vintage, the Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Racy, forward and incredibly inviting, the 2016 makes a strong first impression and then never lets up. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, white pepper and floral notes give the wine its brightness and aromatic nuance. Deep, fleshy and utterly exquisite on the palate, yet light on its feet, the 2016 exudes finesse. The flavors are remarkably vivid, but in the end, it is the wine's sublime balance that places it among the highlights of the vintage. Don't miss it! 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "Ripe, but sleek and very focused, featuring racy iron and savory notes coursing alongside the core of black currant and black cherry fruit. The fresh finish keeps everything in lockstep. Well-built. 94-97 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot that matured in 75% new oak. It has 13.3% alcohol this year. It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. Gone are the days when this Pauillac was as hard as nails for the first decade. The tannins are nowadays much finer and the acidity lends this tension and plenty of freshness. There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it. Like so many others, this improved with aeration, gaining ever more harmony and precision. What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is all about the finish with a sweet-tobacco, berry and light milk-chocolate character. Full body, very fine tannins and a juicy finish. Love the intensity and finesse at the end. Lots of energy. Could better the exquisite 2014. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
"Rather floral nose. Ripe and broad. Quite chewy and structured. Cool and pretty... Read more
"Rather floral nose. Ripe and broad. Quite chewy and structured. Cool and pretty dry. Pretty chewy! Lots of dynamism. Drink 2025-2040. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Haut-Bailly is a huge, powerful wine that explodes in all directions. Black cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, menthol, incense and gravel are all pushed forward, but it is the wine's volume and pure intensity that stand out most. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 is likely to be a slow-maturing wine, but even today the phenomenal finish is a marvel. The 2016 is a great Haut-Bailly in the making. It will reward several decades of cellaring. 94-97+ points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Haut Bailly is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September until 18 October. Coming in with 13.6% alcohol and an IPT of 81, which is quite close to 2010, this was quite closed at first and so I allowed my sample 15-20 minutes to open while discussing the vintage with Véronique Sanders and technical manager, Gabriel Vialard. It has a classic bouquet that is certainly less opulent and extravagant than recent vintages. This is more controlled and focused, beautifully delineated with blackberry, cedar and Earl Grey aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine-grain tannin, sappy with superb delineation and real weight and presence in the mouth. There is just the right amount of spice and salinity, the latter beckoning you back for another sip and there is a haunting pencil lead note that forms the closing credits on the aftertaste. What a brilliant Haut-Bailly, perhaps the best that I have tasted in almost 20 years of tasting at this estate. 96-98 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Haut Brion Magnum £4,950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Haut-Brion has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features... Read more
"The 2016 Haut-Brion has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. Drinking window 2026 - 2080. 99 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com Close
Red 2016 3 cases Château La Chenade 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Wonderful nose with the Cabernet Franc making a real contast to the Saintayme – ... Read more
Wonderful nose with the Cabernet Franc making a real contast to the Saintayme – lovely complexity. Delicious ripe fruit immediately and very fine, elegant tannins encircling the fruit. Almost menthol fresh acidity, real purity and precision. The tannins build on the finish and a little dry but melt away and finishes well. This is a real step up and outstanding in 2016. RKL "...a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc...It has a lovely nose that needed some coaxing from the glass, eventually revealing black cherries and touches of bergamot with Earl Grey following later. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh right from the start, very harmonious with an elegant, quite minerally finish. Very elegant, very suave, very promising. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "So delicious already with delicious depth and fruitiness, yet this always retains its balance and length. Fine tannins and a raspberry, cassis finish. You want to drink this now. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château La Clotte 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Violets and red berries on the nose. Immediately more richness on the palate an... Read more
Violets and red berries on the nose. Immediately more richness on the palate and some graphite and cassis. Ripe tannins, crisp acidity and with perfect balance and poise. Very long and sharp cassis on the finish. Very precise, serious, classic wine. RKL "Glowing deep crimson. Very intense and ripe. Snazzy and spicy. Polished and racy. Very firm and lots of ripe tannins – very much à La Mission. Super-sophisticated. Inky and fresh and so ripe and confident. A dry style but great. Racy but tannic. Drink 2027-2050. 18.5++ points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion is a total knockout. Vertical and powerful, but not at all austere, it exudes class. Fine-grained tannins support the fruit, but they are barely felt, as the wine's balance is so extraordinary. Lifted floral notes and a host of red fruits give the 2016 energy and verve. I can't wait to see how it ages. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "The texture to this is very beautiful with chewy yet very polished tannins. Full-bodied, tight and mouth-filling. Starts very slowly and then takes off. Love the energy in this. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one of the longest ever. "We had to be patient and wait for each plot," Jean-Philippe Delmas told me. "It took longer than usual." As is customary, I allowed my sample, and likewise all the wines poured at this tasting, around 40-45 minutes to open since they always transform in the glass. It has a clean and precise, quite understated bouquet with fine mineralité, cold stone aromas infusing the black fruit. This has incredible precision, perhaps even more pixelated than the "gaff over the road" Haut-Brion. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and lithe tannin. I appreciate the line of acidity here, the smoothness and harmony that takes your breath away. Every atom is infused with life-affirming freshness. It is a wine bridled with incredible focus and delineation. I thought that the 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion flirted with perfection. The 2016 has that extra edge, a "je ne sais quoi" that leaves you reaching for the thesaurus looking for superlatives. 98-100 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £2,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 5 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £425 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 4 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château Langoa Barton 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Incredibly deep in colour, almost black. Controlled and precise on the nose with... Read more
Incredibly deep in colour, almost black. Controlled and precise on the nose with lovely intensity. Lovely entry with tingling, crisp acidity and super-smooth textured tannins. Medium-bodied with lots of black damson and blackberry fruit. Long, fresh and beautifully balanced. This classic Langoa is deliciously approachable but should be great for the long term. RKL "The 2016 Langoa Barton is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 29 September and 13 October. It is being matured in 60% new oak barrels. It has a very succinct bouquet, with a mixture of black and red fruit, a slight sea spray/estuarine tincture, hints of leather and brown spice in the background. The palate is very harmonious on the entry with a grainy texture. There is good backbone here, maybe just a little foursquare compared to other Saint Julien wines, but it gathers pace towards the finish that displays touches of spice and cedar. Understated and classic Langoa. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Exceptionally dark purple. Very meaty, concentrated nose with real lift. Lots of graphite and grit. No spare flesh but truly terroir wine. Sinewy. Bone-dry finish. Very much in its own style. But long and precise. Drink 2027-2045. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "This is really structured with great depth and power. Full body, chewy tannins, lots of fruit and a tangy, fresh finish. Solid. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "The fresh blueberry, cherry and black currant flavors give this a wide range, while racy graphite and a mouthwatering anise streak drive the finish. The fruit is so enticing that you lose track of how solidly built this is through the finish. 93-96 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 3 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £760 per case of 12 IB
Cereal, cassis, some herbs and mint on the nose and palate. Big ripe tannins, m... Read more
Cereal, cassis, some herbs and mint on the nose and palate. Big ripe tannins, more velvety than normal in keeping with the vintage. Perfectly pitched acidity, cool fresh mint finish – superb. Powerful, full bodied yet elegant at the same time. Fantastic - surprisingly approachable but will last for decades. RKL "Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy. Drink 2027-2047. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked from 29 September until 13 October, matured in 60% new oak and delivering 13% alcohol. It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime Leoville Barton, but (as usual) it just seems to do everything right. Maybe it's not quite up there with the stellar 2015 Léoville Barton, which I re-tasted at the time, but it is not far off. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 Léoville-Barton is superb. Precision, nuance and delineation are the signatures in a wine that speaks to class above all else. Eloquent and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is simply magnificent. There is a fair bit of tannin, but the grain is very, very fine. The 2016 is not a huge Léoville-Barton, but it is a wine of nobility and pedigree. Tasted two times. 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. 96-99 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Léoville Barton Magnum £780 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 4 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £820 per case of 12 IB
Fresh, beautifully pure nose, citrus notes and some almonds – luxurious! Very fi... Read more
Fresh, beautifully pure nose, citrus notes and some almonds – luxurious! Very fine entry, restrained at first but then spreads across the palate. Really fresh acidity, pure and delineated red and black fruits emerge mid-palate. The tannins are very fine, elegant and cashmere smooth. Lots of spiced plum and cherries on the palate, very complex. Incredibly long, full-bodied. Superb. RKL "Deep purple. Very deep. Really rich and winning. Much more mouth-filling than the other wines from this stable. Really fresh but broad and ripe. Great freshness. Long and beautifully balanced. 13.6% Drink 2027-2045. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The buildup on the palate is impressive with blackberry and blueberry character. Plenty of currants, too. Full-bodied, linear and tight. Racy tannins and a long finish. Shows tension, depth, real raciness and pure finesse. A combination of the best from both 2009 and 2010. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "A huge, soaring wine, the 2016 Léoville-Poyferré is powerful, vivid and captivating. Vertical tannins and massive concentration belie the wine's 13.6% alcohol. The more virile, brooding side of Saint-Julien comes through in this decidedly potent wine. In 2016, many Saint-Juliens possess incredible richness and voluptuousness. Léoville-Poyferré is arguably the most tannic and brooding of the wines of the appellation. I suspect the 2016 will take many years to be at its very best. A rush of dark fruit, leather, smoke, tobacco and chocolate add the final shades of nuance. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Didier Cuvelier told me that color leeched out naturally and he conducted an 8 day pre-fermentation maceration. Matured in 80% new oak with some malolactic in barrel, it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, a killer line of acidity and perhaps one of the most harmonious Poyferré that I have encountered at this juncture. It just glides across the mouth and slips down the throat with consummate ease. Superb. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one. 95-98 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 9 cases Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château L'Evangile 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 2 cases Château Malescasse 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
Lively black cherry fruits, very open, deep fruit, concentrated but balanced by ... Read more
Lively black cherry fruits, very open, deep fruit, concentrated but balanced by full but rounded tannins, already delicious. RKL "An excellent Malescasse, easily one of the best tasted from this estate en primeur. Vibrant, lively black cherry and deep blackcurrant coulis flavours with very well integrated oak. The blend is 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 91 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine A big and juicy wine with walnut, berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied, long and flavorful. Spicy. Watch this, like last year. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £2,695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,695 per case of 12 IB

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