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Prices are ex-VAT per case of 12 bottles, unless otherwise advised.  DP = duty-paid ex-London.  IB = under bond ex-London.

Fortified 1853 1 bottle Lomelino - Solera Malmsey 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Fortified 1870 1 bottle Lomelino - Solera Sercial 75cl £360 per bottle DP
Red 1893 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £5,200 per bottle DP
White 1894 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £6,500 per bottle DP
Fortified 1908 2 bottles Boal Cossart 75cl £650 per bottle DP
White 1913 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £4,500 per bottle DP
Fortified 1915 1 bottle Rutherford & Miles - Boal 75cl £395 per bottle DP
White 1918 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,200 per bottle DP
Spirit 1920 1 bottle Sempé - Armagnac 75cl £695 per bottle DP
White 1921 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £5,000 per bottle DP
White 1922 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £4,200 per bottle DP
Red 1923 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £2,600 per bottle DP
Spirit 1926 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £920 per bottle DP
Spirit 1926 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £830 per bottle DP
Spirit 1927 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £1,150 per bottle DP
White 1928 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,200 per bottle DP
Red 1934 1 bottle Montecillo - Gran Reserva Rioja 75cl £125 per bottle DP
Spirit 1934 2 bottles Sempé - Armagnac 75cl £220 per bottle DP
Fortified 1935 1 bottle Sercial, Barbeito 75cl £330 per bottle DP
Spirit 1936 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £720 per bottle DP
Spirit 1936 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £740 per bottle DP
Spirit 1937 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £680 per bottle DP
White 1937 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,950 per bottle DP
Spirit 1938 3 bottles Domaine de Cepede - Bas Armagnac 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 1942 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £1,600 per bottle DP
White 1943 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £795 per bottle DP
Red 1943 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £1,195 per bottle DP
White 1945 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,300 per bottle DP
Fortified 1945 12 bottles Pierre Janny - Rivesaltes Vieil Homme 50cl £40 per bottle DP
Fortified 1945 1 case Pierre Janny - Rivesaltes Vieil Homme 50cl £480 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1945 1 bottle Sandeman 75cl £600 per bottle DP
Spirit 1946 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £620 per bottle DP
Spirit 1946 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £595 per bottle DP
White 1948 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £760 per bottle DP
Red 1948 1 bottle Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,800 per bottle DP
Red 1948 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £930 per bottle DP
White 1949 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,250 per bottle DP
Fortified 1950 1 bottle Bual Blandy 75cl £320 per bottle DP
Spirit 1950 2 bottles Janneau 'Grand Armagnac' 75cl £300 per bottle DP
Red 1952 1 bottle Château Haut Brion 75cl £1,150 per bottle DP
Red 1952 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £1,195 per bottle DP
Red 1952 3 bottles Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £600 per bottle DP
Fortified 1954 1 bottle Malmsey Cossart 75cl £380 per bottle DP
Red 1955 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £580 per bottle DP
Red 1955 2 bottles Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £540 per bottle DP
Spirit 1956 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £360 per bottle DP
Red 1956 1 case Château Musar 75cl £9,050 per case of 6 IB
White 1957 1 bottle Tokaji Aszu Eszencia 50cl £240 per bottle DP
Red 1958 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £430 per bottle DP
Red 1959 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £895 per bottle DP
Red 1959 1 bottle Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £650 per bottle DP
Red 1959 2 bottles Château Musar 75cl £1,200 per bottle IB
Red 1959 1 bottle Château Palmer 75cl £820 per bottle DP
Fortified 1959 3 bottles Dom Brial - Rivesaltes Ambre Grande Reserve 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1960 1 case Château Musar 75cl £4,330 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 1960 1 bottle Sandeman 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 1961 4 bottles Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £695 per bottle DP
Red 1961 3 bottles Château La Lagune 75cl £495 per bottle DP
Red 1961 1 case Château Musar 75cl £4,200 per case of 6 IB
Red 1961 1 bottle Château Talbot 75cl £495 per bottle DP
White 1962 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,050 per bottle DP
Red 1962 1 bottle Château Latour (no label) 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1962 6 bottles Château Montalbert 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1962 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £695 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 6 bottles Dow 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 6 bottles Hedges & Butler Vintage Port 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 1 bottle Offley Boa Vista 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 1 bottle Quinta do Noval - Nacional 75cl £2,875 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 1 bottle Sandeman 75cl £125 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 3 bottles Taylor 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 1 bottle Warre 75cl £110 per bottle DP
Red 1964 2 bottles Château Montrose 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1964 1 case Château Musar 75cl £3,670 per case of 6 IB
Red 1964 4 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Spirit 1965 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £120 per bottle DP
White 1965 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,150 per bottle DP
Red 1965 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Unico 75cl £495 per bottle DP
Red 1966 1 bottle Château Haut Brion 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 1966 6 bottles Château Montalbert 75cl £35 per bottle DP
Red 1966 1 case Château Montalbert 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 1966 1 case Château Musar 75cl £2,850 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 1966 6 bottles Sandeman 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Spirit 1967 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 1967 1 case Château Musar 75cl £2,850 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 1969 1 bottle Bual Blandy 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1969 1 case Château Musar 75cl £2,750 per case of 6 IB
Red 1969 1 bottle Henri de Villamont - Beaune 1er cru 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Fortified 1969 1 bottle Warre Late Bottled Vintage 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Canon 75cl £720 per case of 12 DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Fonroque 75cl £360 per case of 12 DP
Red 1970 1 bottle Château La Lagune 75cl £65 per bottle DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases Magnum £1,350 per case of 6 DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Musar 75cl £2,075 per case of 6 IB
Red 1970 1 bottle Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 1970 1 bottle Dow 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 1970 2 bottles Taylor 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 1970 4 bottles Warre 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1972 1 bottle Comte de Vogue - Chambolle Musigny Reserve 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1972 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Unico 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 1973 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Unico 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1974 1 case Château Musar 75cl £1,250 per case of 6 IB
Red 1975 1 bottle Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1975 1 case Château Musar 75cl £1,195 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 1975 2 bottles Cockburn 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Spirit 1976 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £110 per bottle DP
White 1976 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £495 per bottle DP
Spirit 1977 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 1978 1 bottle Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1978 1 bottle Château La Lagune 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 1978 1 bottle Château Latour Double Magnums £1,950 per bottle IB
Red 1978 1 bottle Château Lynch Bages 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 1978 1 case Château Musar 75cl £950 per case of 6 IB
Red 1979 1 case Château Canon 75cl £860 per case of 12 DP
Red 1979 1 bottle Château Lafite Double Magnums £1,950 per bottle DP
Red 1979 1 case Château L'Evangile 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1979 1 bottle Château Palmer 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1979 1 bottle Château Talbot Jeroboam £600 per bottle IB
Spirit 1979 2 bottles Comte de Lauvia - Armagnac 75cl £75 per bottle DP
White 1980 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £170 per bottle DP
Red 1980 2 cases Château Musar 75cl £840 per case of 6 IB
Red 1981 1 case Château Belgrave 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 1981 1 case Château Musar 75cl £840 per case of 6 IB
Red 1981 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 1 case Château Beychevelle 75cl £1,980 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £8,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 2 bottles Château La Pointe 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1982 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 1 bottle Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £130 per bottle DP
Red 1982 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Unico Magnum £895 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Belair 75cl £495 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £895 per case of 12 DP
White 1983 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Gruaud Larose Dmagnum £480 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £760 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Haut Bailly Dmagnum £840 per case of 3 DP
Red 1983 1 case Château La Lagune Magnum £620 per case of 6 DP
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Lafite Double Magnums £2,350 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £360 per bottle DP
Red 1983 2 bottles Château Margaux Double Magnums £2,400 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £5,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1983 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,795 per case of 12 DP
Red 1984 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Fortified 1984 1 bottle Verdelho Blandy 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1985 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,540 per case of 12 IB
Red 1985 2 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £85 per bottle DP
Red 1985 3 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £580 per case of 12 DP
Red 1985 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,540 per case of 12 IB
White 1985 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1985 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1985 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1985 1 case Clos du Marquis 75cl £550 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1985 2 cases Dow 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 1985 5 cases Fonseca 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 1985 1 case Taylor 75cl £595 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 bottle Château Batailley 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1986 3 cases Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 2 cases Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 4 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £420 per case of 12 DP
White 1986 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Grand Puy Ducasse 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 1 bottle Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £100 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 5 cases Château Haut Bages Libéral 75cl £560 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £4,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 2 cases Château La Dominique 75cl £650 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £13,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 3 bottles Château Latour 75cl £340 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Latour 75cl £4,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £5,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 5 cases Château Monbrison 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
White 1987 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1987 1 bottle Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1987 1 case Château Musar 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 1988 1 bottle Burlotto - Barolo Monvigliero Double Magnums £395 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Angludet 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 1988 1 case Château Clos St Martin Double Magnums £620 per case of 3 DP
Red 1988 2 bottles Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £80 per bottle DP
White 1988 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
White 1988 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1988 2 bottles Château Gloria 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Château l'Arrosée Double Magnums £480 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Léoville Barton Magnum £895 per case of 6 DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Château Mouton Baronne Philippe 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1988 2 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1988 4 bottles Château Palmer - Château Palmer Bad Labels 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1988 2 cases Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £495 per case of 12 DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Guigal - Hermitage 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Vieux Château Certan Jeroboam £1,080 per bottle DP
Red 1989 1 bottle Château Chasse Spleen Jeroboam £430 per bottle DP
Red 1989 5 cases Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £595 per case of 12 DP
Red 1989 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 3 cases Château Cissac 75cl £320 per case of 12 DP
White 1989 1 case Château Climens 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 3 cases Château Clos St Martin 75cl £560 per case of 12 DP
Red 1989 1 bottle Château Cos d'Estournel Double Magnums £540 per bottle IB
Red 1989 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,480 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 4 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 1989 6 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £460 per case of 12 DP
White 1989 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 2 bottles Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 1989 2 cases Château La Lagune 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £360 per bottle IB
Red 1989 1 case Château Latour 75cl £5,650 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 bottle Château Margaux Imperial £3,480 per bottle DP
Red 1989 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £4,800 per case of 12 DP
White 1989 1 case Château Rieussec Half bottle £650 per case of 24 DP
Red 1989 2 cases Clos du Marquis 75cl £520 per case of 12 DP
Red 1989 3 cases Mas De Daumas Gassac 75cl £360 per case of 6 DP
Red 1990 3 bottles Château Cantemerle 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1990 3 bottles Château Clarke (Rothschild) 75cl £35 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
White 1990 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 bottle Château La Fleur Petrus 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 bottle Château L'Evangile 75cl £190 per bottle DP
Red 1990 4 bottles Château Olivier 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 2 cases Château Talbot 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Château Troplong Mondot Half bottle £2,400 per case of 24 DP
Red 1990 3 cases Clos du Marquis 75cl £780 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Faiveley - Nuits St Georges Clos Marechale 1er cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1990 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £2,400 per case of 12 IB
White 1991 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1991 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £695 per case of 12 DP
Red 1991 2 cases Sassicaia 75cl £760 per case of 6 DP
White 1992 5 bottles Olivier Leflaive - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 1992 1 bottle Penfolds - Penfolds Grange 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 1992 1 bottle Sassicaia 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Fortified 1992 7 bottles Taylor 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 1993 1 bottle Penfolds - Penfolds Grange 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1993 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 DP
Red 1993 1 bottle Sassicaia 75cl £170 per bottle DP
Red 1994 5 bottles Beringer - Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 1994 10 cases Beringer - Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £650 per case of 6 DP
Red 1994 1 case Beringer - Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum £650 per case of 3 DP
White 1994 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 1994 1 case Château Lafleur 75cl £3,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1994 1 case Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1994 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £330 per bottle DP
Red 1994 1 case Château Troplong Mondot 75cl £760 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 bottle Penfolds - Penfolds Grange 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1994 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 2 bottles Sassicaia 75cl £130 per bottle DP
Fortified 1994 1 case Taylor 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Valbuena No.5 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Angelus 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Château Beauregard 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Beychevelle 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Canon La Gaffeliere 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Certan de May 75cl £780 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 5 cases Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £135 per bottle DP
Red 1995 3 bottles Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £140 per bottle DP
White 1995 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Château Gazin 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 3 cases Château Giscours 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château La Fleur Petrus 75cl £160 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Latour 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £145 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Léoville Barton 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Château L'Evangile 75cl £100 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Pavie 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1995 2 cases Château Talbot 75cl £860 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Valandraud Double Magnums £695 per bottle IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château Valandraud Imperial £1,495 per bottle IB
Red 1995 8 bottles Guigal - Cote Rotie Château D'Ampuis 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 1995 9 bottles Isole e Olena - Cepparello 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Isole e Olena - Cepparello 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 1 case Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos St Denis grand cru 75cl £1,350 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Penfolds - Penfolds Grange 75cl £250 per bottle DP
Red 1995 4 bottles Piero Antinori - Solaia 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Piero Antinori - Solaia Magnum £320 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Sassicaia 75cl £170 per bottle DP
Red 1996 3 bottles Armand Rousseau - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1996 2 cases Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £2,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Grand Puy Ducasse 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £9,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 5 bottles Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1996 4 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Latour 75cl £6,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £2,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Musar 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £2,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £830 per case of 12 IB
White 1996 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 bottle Claude Dugat - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jaques 1er cru 75cl £240 per bottle DP
Red 1996 1 bottle Domaine de la Romanée Conti - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £1,250 per bottle DP
Red 1996 1 case Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Hubert Lignier - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £1,995 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis Vielles Vignes 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Jayer-Gilles - Nuits St Georges Les Damodes 1er cru 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos de Beze grand cru 75cl £2,895 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 75cl £795 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos de la Roche grand cru 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 DP
Sparkling 1996 1 bottle Louis Roederer - Cristal Magnum £895 per bottle DP
Red 1996 3 bottles Sassicaia 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1997 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 1997 3 cases Château Musar 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Red 1997 1 case Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage 75cl £995 per case of 6 IB
White 1997 1 case Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage Blanc 75cl £795 per case of 6 IB
Red 1997 4 cases Dominus 75cl £895 per case of 6 DP
Red 1997 1 case Isole e Olena - Cepparello 75cl £720 per case of 12 DP
Red 1997 1 bottle Penfolds - Penfolds Grange 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1997 5 bottles Piero Antinori - Guado Al Tasso 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 1997 1 case Piero Antinori - Guado Al Tasso 75cl £795 per case of 12 DP
Red 1997 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 1997 5 cases Warre 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 1998 4 cases Château Angludet 75cl £350 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Berliquet Double Magnums £540 per case of 3 IB
Red 1998 6 bottles Château Beychevelle 75cl £70 per bottle DP
Red 1998 3 cases Château Canon 75cl £1,060 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 12 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £150 per case of 6 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Clos Fourtet 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,230 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Gazin 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Haut Marbuzet 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 3 cases Château La Croix de Gay 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 3 cases Château La Pointe 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château L'Enclos 75cl £300 per case of 12 DP
Red 1998 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,680 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,900 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 2 cases Cims de Porrera - Priorat 'Classic' 75cl £360 per case of 12 DP
Red 1998 9 bottles Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuveé Reservée 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1998 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 75cl £1,980 per case of 12 DP
Red 1998 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 IB
White 1999 4 cases Château Climens Half bottle £495 per case of 24 IB
White 1999 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Château La Tour Haut Brion 75cl £565 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £2,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,275 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Margaux Magnum £4,100 per case of 6 IB
Red 1999 3 cases Château Musar 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
White 1999 5 cases Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 75cl £720 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Domaine Vougeraie - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £980 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 2 cases Georges Lignier - Clos St Denis grand cru Magnum £895 per case of 6 DP
Red 1999 2 cases Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis La Riotte 1er cru 75cl £1,550 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Lo Grivot - Priorat 75cl £260 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 3 cases Louis Jadot - Volnay Clos de la Barre 1er cru 75cl £680 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 6 bottles Piero Antinori - Guado Al Tasso Magnum £100 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Piero Antinori - Guado Al Tasso Magnum £570 per case of 6 DP
Red 1999 13 cases Piero Antinori - Guado Al Tasso 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 bottle Piero Antinori - Solaia Double Magnums £540 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Vérité - La Muse 75cl £995 per case of 6 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Angludet 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Balestard 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Berliquet Jeroboam £280 per bottle DP
Red 2000 6 cases Château Berliquet 75cl £350 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 cases Château de Sours 75cl £75 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 2000 3 cases Château Duhart Milon 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Durfort Vivens 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
White 2000 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
White 2000 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,350 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Giscours 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Haut Bergey 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £7,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Haut Marbuzet 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 2000 2 cases Château La Fleur de Plince 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £14,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 8 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Léoville Barton 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Léoville Poyferré Magnum £1,550 per case of 6 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Lynch Bages 75cl £170 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 5 cases Château Monbrison 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £230 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 3 cases Château Riou De Thaillas 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 6 cases Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 bottle Château Talbot 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Terrey Gros Caillou 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 5 cases Clos du Marquis 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2000 5 cases Cockburn 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2000 1 case Dom Perignon P2 75cl £1,250 per case of 6 IB
Red 2000 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £770 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 bottle Domaine de la Romanée Conti - Romanée St Vivant grand cru 75cl £1,195 per bottle DP
Fortified 2000 5 cases Dow 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2000 1 case Gould Campbell 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2000 4 cases Graham 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 bottle Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 5 cases Château Angludet 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £5,695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2001 2 cases Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £475 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Bellevue Mondotte 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 2 cases Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 1 case Château Climens 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 2 cases Château Coutet 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 1 bottle Château Doisy Daene 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2001 1 case Château Grand Puy Ducasse 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 bottle Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Red 2001 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château La Dominique 75cl £380 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £2,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 3 cases Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite Magnum £2,275 per case of 6 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £225 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 bottle Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2001 3 cases Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £495 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 1 case Hubert Lignier - Clos de la Roche grand cru 75cl £3,800 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 1 case Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £330 per case of 6 IB
Red 2001 1 bottle Le Macchiole - Messorio 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 2001 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 DP
White 2001 2 bottles Von Schubert - Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Auslese 188 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2002 1 case Bollinger RD 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 bottle Bond St Eden 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 2002 4 cases Château Angludet 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 bottle Château Haut Brion Dmagnum £1,295 per bottle DP
Red 2002 1 case Château Latour - Les Forts de Latour 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 bottle Domaine Heritier de Baudricourt - Corton Clos des Marechaudes grand cru 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2002 2 bottles Glaetzer McLaren Vale Shiraz 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2002 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Apricot Shiraz 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Feusselottes 1er cru 75cl £780 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 3 cases Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 4 bottles Louis Latour - Corton Grancey grand cru 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2002 1 bottle Sloan Proprietary Red 75cl £575 per bottle DP
Red 2002 4 bottles Standish - Shiraz 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2002 1 case Vincent Girardin - Chambertin Clos de Beze grand cru 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 1 case Vincent Girardin - Corton Bressandes grand cru 75cl £895 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 2 cases Vincent Girardin - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £1,275 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Battely - Sojourn 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Bodega Numanthia - Termanthia 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 2003 5 bottles Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £50 per bottle DP
White 2003 1 case Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 6 bottles Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £130 per bottle DP
Red 2003 6 cases Château de Chambrun 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £240 per bottle DP
Red 2003 7 cases Château Fontenil 75cl £280 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 5 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 13 cases Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 10 cases Château Haut Carles 75cl £295 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 case Château Haut Marbuzet 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 case Château La Conseillante Magnum £795 per case of 6 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 3 cases Château Le Crock 75cl £250 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 4 cases Château Meyney 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £215 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,260 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 2 cases Château Rieussec 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 4 cases Château Rieussec Half bottle £340 per case of 24 IB
Red 2003 5 cases Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Sociando Mallet Double Magnums £520 per case of 3 IB
Red 2003 5 cases Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 4 cases Clot de L'Oum - Numero Uno 75cl £220 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 2003 2 cases Cockburn 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2003 1 case Croft Vintage Port 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2003 1 case Fonseca 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 1 case Fritz Haag - Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Alice's Shiraz 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Greenock Creek - Creek Block 75cl £240 per bottle DP
Red 2003 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Seven Acre 75cl £120 per bottle DP
White 2003 1 bottle JJ Christoffel - Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Kilikanoon Oracle 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Langmeil Freedom - Barossa Shiraz 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2003 3 cases Mas De Daumas Gassac 75cl £480 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 case Mas De Daumas Gassac Magnum £495 per case of 6 DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Numanthia Magnum £150 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Shafer Hillside - Select Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Fortified 2003 7 cases Taylor 75cl £520 per case of 12 DP
"Dark, luscious crimson. Some development at the rim. Very married, integrated n... Read more
"Dark, luscious crimson. Some development at the rim. Very married, integrated nose. Super luscious - really quite different from the usual Taylor - so concentrated and luscious and polished you could almost enjoy it tonight! Just a tad of tar and liquorice on the end but almost irresistible now!! Just a bit of fine tannin on the end. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013. 95 points" Neal Martin. erobertparker.com Close
Red 2003 1 bottle Turley - Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Bodega Numanthia - Termanthia 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles Brancaia - Il Blu 75cl £60 per bottle DP
White 2004 1 bottle Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Meal Blanc Magnum £260 per bottle DP
Red 2004 4 cases Château Canon 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 15 cases Château Caronne St Gemme 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 19 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £160 per case of 6 IB
Red 2004 2 cases Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
White 2004 1 bottle Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,430 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Malescot St Exupery 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 4 cases Château Montrose 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £210 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Palmer Magnum £1,695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2004 1 bottle Colgin IX Estate Proprietary Red 75cl £175 per bottle DP
White 2004 1 case Coma Blanca Mas d'En Gil 75cl £180 per case of 6 DP
Red 2004 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 3 cases Fattoria La Massa - Giorgio Primo 75cl £450 per case of 12 DP
Red 2004 1 case Finca Torremilanos - Cyclo 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 2 bottles Glaetzer Godolphin 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Alice's Shiraz 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Greenock Creek - Seven Acre 75cl £60 per bottle DP
White 2004 1 bottle JJ Christoffel - Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles Kilikanoon - Covenant Shiraz 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles Mitolo - Savitar Shiraz 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 case Nicolas Potel - Vosne Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru 75cl £360 per case of 6 DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Quinta Sardonia 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Ridge Vineyards - Pesus Vina Sastre 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles San Filippo - Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 case Siro Pacenti - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £340 per case of 6 DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Standish - Relic Shiraz Viognier 75cl £110 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 bottles Turkey Flat - Shiraz 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 case Two Hands - Ares Shiraz 75cl £195 per case of 3 DP
Sparkling 2004 1 case Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame Rosé 75cl £2,180 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2004 5 cases Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Brut 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2004 2 cases Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Rosé 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Ben Glaetzer - Amon-Ra 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 bottle Bodega Numanthia - Termanthia 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2005 5 cases Bollinger - Grande Année Rosé 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Bouchard - Le Corton grand cru Magnum £980 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 4 bottles Chapoutier - Cote Rotie La Mordorée 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2005 2 cases Château Beaumont 75cl £215 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 bottles Château Brane Cantenac Jeroboam £520 per bottle IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Brane Cantenac - Baron de Brane 75cl £240 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 12 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 cases Château Cantenac Brown 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clos Les Lunelles 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clos L'Oratoire 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,520 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château de Reignac - Balthus 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 10 cases Château D'Escurac 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château d'Issan 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Duhart Milon 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Durfort Vivens 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Feytit Clinet 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 cases Château Fombrauge 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Fonbel 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Gloria 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 10 cases Château Haut Batailley 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,200 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Haut Brion - Bahans Haut Brion 75cl £1,040 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Joanin Becot 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château La Clotte 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château La Croix de Gay 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 4 cases Château La Gaffeliere 75cl £795 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Château La Violette 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
White 2005 1 case Château Lafaurie Peyraguey 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Château Lafite Magnum £1,650 per bottle DP
Red 2005 7 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 bottles Château Langoa Barton 75cl £55 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château L'Archange 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château l'Arrosée 75cl £420 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Lascombes 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Latour 75cl £3,600 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Latour 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £860 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Magrez Fombrauge 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Malescot St Exupery 75cl £860 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 9 cases Château Moulin Haut Laroque 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £270 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £1,660 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Petit Village 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 25 cases Château Poujeaux 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Puy Blanquet 75cl £180 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Rouget 75cl £425 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 Château Sénéjac Magnum £280 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £420 per case of 12 DP
White 2005 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 cases Château Tour du Haut Moulin 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Clos La Madeleine 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Clos Martinet - Priorat 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Comte de Vogue - Musigny Vieilles Vignes grand cru 75cl £795 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2005 1 case Dom Perignon 75cl £675 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2005 1 case Dom Perignon - Dom Perignon Rose 75cl £1,080 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2005 1 case Dom Perignon - Dom Perignon Rose Magnum £1,480 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 4 bottles Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £55 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £760 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Finca Torremilanos - Cyclo 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Hubert Lignier - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis Les Chaffots 1er cru 75cl £1,550 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case La Petite Eglise Magnum £395 per case of 6 DP
White 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Meursault Blagny 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
White 2005 1 case Louis Latour - Chassagne Montrachet Cailleret 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 bottles Louis Latour - Corton Grancey grand cru 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Mitolo - GAM Shiraz 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Mitolo - Savitar Shiraz 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 bottles Mollydooker - Carnival of Love Shiraz 75cl £85 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Nicolas Potel - Latricieres Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Noon Reserve Shiraz 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Pasanau - Priorat, El Vell Coster 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Barde Haut 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Beausejour Becot 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Beychevelle 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Croix de Labrie - Château Croix Labrie 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château La Fleur De Gay 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,675 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 4 cases Château l'Arrosée 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château L'Enclos 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 3 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £635 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 2006 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £190 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
White 2006 1 case Château Rieussec Half bottle £320 per case of 24 IB
Red 2006 3 bottles Château Saint Pierre (St Julien) 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2006 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2006 3 cases Dom Perignon 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2006 3 cases Dom Ruinart 75cl £510 per case of 6 IB
Red 2006 3 bottles Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2006 1 bottle Dominio de Pingus - Pingus 75cl £540 per bottle IB
"The 2011 Las Lamas is a true expression of both the vintage and the vineyard, w... Read more
"The 2011 Las Lamas is a true expression of both the vintage and the vineyard, which is usually the most powerful of all the wines produced by the winery. Perhaps 2011 imprinted more character in the wine than 2010 did. The nose is full of blueberries, peach and gunpowder, wet slate, peat and smoke notes. It’s a powerful wine, this is the only vineyard where they have some clay mixed with the slate. Some fine-grained tannins hint at the need of a couple of years in bottle. Drink 2015-2026. 94 points" RobertParker.com (LG) Close
White 2006 1 bottle Donnhoff - Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Beerenauslese Half bottle £60 per bottle DP
Red 2006 2 bottles Mollydooker - Carnival of Love Shiraz 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2006 3 bottles Noon Reserve Shiraz 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 2006 1 bottle Roger Sabon - Châteauneuf du Pape 'Le Secret de Sabon' 75cl £60 per bottle DP
White 2006 1 bottle Selbach Oster - Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese Half bottle £80 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2006 4 cases Taittinger - Comtes De Champagne 75cl £400 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2006 5 cases Taittinger - Comtes De Champagne Rose 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2006 2 cases Taittinger - Comtes De Champagne Rose Magnum £1,190 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2006 5 cases Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2006 1 case Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame Rosé 75cl £2,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Antinori - Tignanello 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Bollinger - Grande Année 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Bollinger - Grande Année 75cl £740 per case of 6 IB
Red 2007 7 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £120 per case of 6 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Climens 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Climens Half bottle £740 per case of 24 IB
White 2007 3 cases Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 3 cases Château Clos L'Oratoire 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Doisy Daene 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 5 cases Château Fleur de Jean Gué Réserve 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 bottle Château Léoville Barton 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Red 2007 2 cases Château Les Hauts Conseillants 75cl £110 per case of 12 DP
Red 2007 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £1,780 per case of 6 IB
Red 2007 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Rayne Vigneau 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2007 5 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Domaine De La Mordoree - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Domaine Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Dr Loosen - Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule Half bottle £240 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2007 1 case Graham 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Grand Tinel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 bottle Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 75cl £35 per bottle DP
White 2007 2 bottles Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2007 3 cases La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva Rioja 904 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
"Wonderful purity of fruit with a strawberry, currant and plum character. Full a... Read more
"Wonderful purity of fruit with a strawberry, currant and plum character. Full and velvety body with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious fresh and fruity finish. Classic Rioja style. Que lindo! Drink now. 97 points" JamesSuckling.com Close
Red 2007 1 bottle Sassicaia 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 2008 1 case Chapoutier - Cote Rotie La Mordorée 75cl £300 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 2 cases Château Branon 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 16 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Double Magnums £75 per bottle IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Caronne St Gemme Half bottle £130 per case of 24 IB
Red 2008 13 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £130 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Clos St Julien 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
"A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, cropped at 30 hectoliters per hec... Read more
"A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, cropped at 30 hectoliters per hectare, and achieving 13% natural alcohol, this opaque ruby purple wine is very closed, with crushed rock, violets, blueberry and black raspberry fruit. Full-bodied, chalky, and intense, with loads of tannin, this is a wine for those with patience. Give it 5-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25 years. 91+ points" Robert Parker Close
Red 2008 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £460 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £960 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
White 2008 1 case Château d'Yquem Half bottle £1,060 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £380 per case of 12 DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £640 per case of 12 DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 2 cases Château Musar 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £365 per case of 6 DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £700 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 3 cases Château Rouget 75cl £275 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 2 cases Château Vrai Canon Bouche 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
White 2008 1 case Donnhoff - Niederhauser Hermannshole Riesling Spatlese 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
White 2008 2 cases Dr Loosen - Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Galardi - Terra di Lavoro 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
White 2008 2 bottles Joh. Jos. Prum - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 75cl £20 per bottle DP
Red 2008 2 cases La Rioja Alta - Viña Ardanza Reserva 75cl £174 per case of 12 IB
"Aromatic nose of dried strawberries and flowers follows through to a full body,... Read more
"Aromatic nose of dried strawberries and flowers follows through to a full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Opulent and delicious yet refined. Drink now. 94 points" JamesSuckling.com Close
Red 2008 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2008 10 cases Pol Roger - Brut Vintage 75cl £275 per case of 6 IB
"Really quite broad and ripe on the nose with mildly floral notes and a hint of ... Read more
"Really quite broad and ripe on the nose with mildly floral notes and a hint of putty. Really very dramatic! Even a hint of marzipan. Creamy texture with a little bruised apple acidity. Admirably long. Really exciting. Is this a worthy successor to the 2002? Dink 2017-2030. 18 points" JancisRobinson.com Close
Sparkling 2008 5 cases Pol Roger - Brut Vintage 75cl £550 per case of 12 IB
"Really quite broad and ripe on the nose with mildly floral notes and a hint of ... Read more
"Really quite broad and ripe on the nose with mildly floral notes and a hint of putty. Really very dramatic! Even a hint of marzipan. Creamy texture with a little bruised apple acidity. Admirably long. Really exciting. Is this a worthy successor to the 2002? Dink 2017-2030. 18 points" JancisRobinson.com Close
Red 2008 5 cases Tollot Beaut - Aloxe Corton Les Fournieres 1er cru 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Vega Sicilia - Alion 75cl £260 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 3 bottles Vega Sicilia - Pintia Magnum £60 per bottle IB
Sparkling 2008 5 cases Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Brut 75cl £475 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2008 2 cases Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Rosé 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Alex Gambal - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £480 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Chandon de Briailles - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Chapoutier - Cote Rotie La Mordorée 75cl £380 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Angludet 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Arnauton 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £740 per bottle DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Batailley Magnum £395 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Bellevue (St Emilion) 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Bernadotte 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Canon 75cl £1,040 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Capbern Gasqueton 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Certan de May 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 5 cases Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Chasse Spleen Magnum £340 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £640 per bottle DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £7,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Clerc Milon 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Clos Fourtet 75cl £160 per bottle DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £2,650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château d'Armailhac 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château des Jacques, Louis Jadot - Moulin a Vent 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 4 cases Château Doisy Daene 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Du Tertre 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £2,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases Château Guillot Clauzel 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £6,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château La Conquete 75cl £240 per case of 12 DP
Red 2009 1 case Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £5,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Latour 75cl £11,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Latour - Les Forts de Latour 75cl £875 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château Le Conseiller 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château L'Enclos 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £2,000 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Les Hauts Conseillants 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,375 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Malescot St Exupery 75cl £780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,500 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Meyney 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £2,350 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Moulin Riche 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £235 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £2,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £1,550 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 5 cases Château Petit Cantenac 75cl £140 per case of 12 DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £650 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £835 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château Pouget 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Prieuré Lichine 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Rouget 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Saintayme 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 1 case Château Sigalas Rabaud 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Tour St Bonnet 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 6 cases Château Tronquoy Lalande 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases Château Trotanoy 75cl £720 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Vrai Canon Bouche 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Clos des Papes - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £275 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Clos St Jean - Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex-Machina 75cl £695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Coudoulet de Beaucastel 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2009 6 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £170 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 5 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2009 3 cases Dom Perignon 75cl £1,120 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2009 3 cases Dom Perignon Magnum £1,680 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine De La Ferme du Mont - Châteauneuf du Pape Côte Capelan 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage 75cl £3,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine Santa Duc - Gigondas Grand Grenache Cuvee 66 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine Santa Duc - Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Faiveley - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £480 per case of 6 IB
White 2009 1 case Faiveley - Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er cru 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 1 case Fonseca 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 2 cases Fonseca 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Foradori - Granato Teroldego 75cl £195 per case of 6 DP
Red 2009 6 cases Frederic Magnien - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 8 cases Frederic Magnien - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Jaboulet - Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Roure 75cl £120 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 12 bottles Les Pagodes de Cos Half bottle £22 per bottle DP
Red 2009 2 cases Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Les Poissenots 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Louis Jadot - Pommard Rugiens 1er cru 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Louis Jadot - Vosne Romanée Les Suchots 1er cru 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2009 Staverton - Woodbridge Brut 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Taupenot Merme - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2009 1 case Taylor 75cl £420 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 2009 4 cases Taylor - Quinta de Vargellas 75cl £220 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 7 cases Château Angludet 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château Beaumont 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £3,260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 30 cases Château Bernadotte 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 4 cases Château Beychevelle 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 4 cases Château Branon 75cl £430 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £430 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Canon 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château Capbern Gasqueton 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Chasse Spleen Magnum £330 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Cissac 75cl £220 per case of 12 DP
White 2010 1 case Château Climens 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 2 cases Château Coutet 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 3 cases Château Coutet Half bottle £395 per case of 24 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château d'Armailhac 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Duhart Milon 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gazin 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £320 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gruaud Larose Magnum £640 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Château Gruaud Larose - Sarget de Gruaud Larose 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gruaud Larose - Sarget de Gruaud Larose Magnum £260 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Haut Bages Libéral 75cl £320 per case of 12 DP
Red 2010 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £7,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château La Dominique 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château La Lagune Magnum £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Lafon Rochet Magnum £395 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 7 cases Château Langoa Barton 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château l'Arrosée 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Latour 75cl £12,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 bottles Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 2010 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £2,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 6 cases Château Lilian Ladouys 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £6,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Pouget 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £940 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Clos des Papes - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £540 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine de Bellene - Beaune Les Greves 1er cru 75cl £250 per case of 6 DP
Red 2010 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuveé da Capo 75cl £1,750 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Domaine du Tunnel - Cornas 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 22 cases Domaine Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Domaine Santa Duc - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine Santa Duc - Gigondas Grand Grenache Cuvee 66 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Dujac Fils et Pere - Morey St Denis 75cl £460 per case of 12 DP
Red 2010 2 cases Frederic Magnien - Morey St Denis Clos Baulet 1er cru 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
"Pale ruby. Very pale rim. Masses of evolution on the nose. Bonfires and mulled ... Read more
"Pale ruby. Very pale rim. Masses of evolution on the nose. Bonfires and mulled wine on the nose – some attractive spiciness. What’s not to like? All the sweetness and comfort of a mature red burgundy. Great stuff! QGV 17 points" jancisrobinson.com Close
Sparkling 2010 2 cases Hoffmann and Rathbone - Blanc de Blancs Brut 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Fine mousse and pale golden colour. Extraordinary depth on the nose, hints of or... Read more
Fine mousse and pale golden colour. Extraordinary depth on the nose, hints of orange blossom, citrus, parsley even, and great autolytic qualities. Clean, fresh, silky texture on entry. Multi-layered and perfectly balancing acidity. Limes, peaches, raspberries and cream, absolutely delicious. Very elegant, poised and exceptionally high quality. RKL Close
Sparkling 2010 2 cases Hoffmann and Rathbone - Rosé Brut Reserve 75cl £195 per case of 6 IB
This is a truly unique sparkling wine. Crafted from hand-picked Pinot Noir with... Read more
This is a truly unique sparkling wine. Crafted from hand-picked Pinot Noir with a complement of barrique-fermented Chardonnay, it expresses a classic array of red fruit aromas and an intriguing, delicately layered bouquet, with nuances of rose. Traditional bottle fermentation, 19 months in cellars on the lees and a discreet dosage. Each bottle is individually numbered and hand-packed in tissue paper. Close
White 2010 1 case Jean-Marc Pillot - Chassagne Montrachet Cailleret 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases La Petite Eglise 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Lisini - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 75cl £260 per case of 6 DP
Red 2010 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Les Drazey Domaine Gagey 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Les Poissenots 1er cru 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Rapet Père et Fils - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 1 case Vincent Morey - Chassagne Montrachet Cailleret 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 5 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Alvaro Palacios - Finca Dofi 75cl £110 per case of 3 IB
Red 2011 1 case Alvaro Palacios - Gratallops 75cl £130 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £340 per bottle IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Belair Monange 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £100 per case of 12 IB
This Fronsac property is on the up and has become a favourite with us over recen... Read more
This Fronsac property is on the up and has become a favourite with us over recent vintages. The 2008 shipped last year and for those looking for fresh, juicy fruit and soft tannins it is drinking very nicely; the 2011 is in a similar vein. Redcurrant fruit aromas, quite tight but very concentrated; lovely balance with crisp acidity, supple fruit and ripe tannins. Juicy acidity and good freshness on the finish. Really good quality Fronsac. RKL Close
Red 2011 2 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Jeroboam £110 per bottle IB
Red 2011 13 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £120 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 3 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Imperial £125 per bottle IB
Red 2011 10 cases Château Caronne St Gemme 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 1 case Château Doisy Daene 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Botrytis showing on the nose, a Ittle honey and lemon. Very clean and fresh, cr... Read more
Botrytis showing on the nose, a Ittle honey and lemon. Very clean and fresh, crisp acidity and great crisp finish. Balanced and not at all cloying. Really excellent. RKL “Pure tart citrus liveliness on the nose and creamy too. Mineral and a light spice. Powerfully rich and honeyed. Broad across the mouth but long, too. Orangey freshness on the long finish and a hint of marzipan. Freshness right to the very end. Concentrated and pure. Drink 2021-2035 17 points” jancisrobinson.com (JH) “The aromatics on the Doisy-Daene comes racing out of the blocks like a March hare, soaring from the glass with honey, quince and lychee aromas with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. The palate is supremely well balanced with a heightened level of tension and purity, offering delectable but subtle notes of white peach and apricot towards the beautifully composed, mineral-rich finish. Curiously, it reminds me of a top-flight Mosel Auslese, but what a fabulous Barsac from Denis Dubourdieu! 95-97 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
White 2011 1 case Château Doisy Daene Half bottle £320 per case of 24 IB
White 2011 2 cases Château d'Yquem Half bottle £1,195 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 2 cases Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Fonbel 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Cassis and herbs on the nose – fruit tea! Juicy acidity and lovely pure fruit –... Read more
Cassis and herbs on the nose – fruit tea! Juicy acidity and lovely pure fruit – blackcurrants and violets. Medium-bodied and really elegant, highly recommended! RKL “63% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 7% Carmenère. Fragrant, a little floral even and a touch of cedar. Very sweet red fruit and juicy freshness...Lively and bright. Drink 2015-2021 16 points” jancisrobinson.com (JH) “A stylish, elegant, understated St.-Emilion, the 2011 Fonbel reveals plenty of dark berry fruit, crushed rock and acacia flower characteristics. This pure effort requires some introspection, but it is a very good, well-made wine. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. 87-89 points” Robert Parker Close
Red 2011 3 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 4 cases Château Lilian Ladouys 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 2011 1 case Château Phélan Ségur 75cl £280 per case of 12 DP
Red 2011 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Very elegant this year, well balanced with fine tannins and moderate fruit inten... Read more
Very elegant this year, well balanced with fine tannins and moderate fruit intensity. Nice purity of fruit on a long finish with everything in its placed and nothing forced. An excellent wine for the vintage and one that should drink well from 2014. RKL “Nice guts, but stays restrained overall, with savoury herb, mulled currant and olive notes mingling from start to finish. 87-90 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2011 2 cases Descendientes de Jose Palacios - Corullon Las Lamas 75cl £110 per case of 3 IB
"The 2011 Las Lamas is a true expression of both the vintage and the vineyard, w... Read more
"The 2011 Las Lamas is a true expression of both the vintage and the vineyard, which is usually the most powerful of all the wines produced by the winery. Perhaps 2011 imprinted more character in the wine than 2010 did. The nose is full of blueberries, peach and gunpowder, wet slate, peat and smoke notes. It’s a powerful wine, this is the only vineyard where they have some clay mixed with the slate. Some fine-grained tannins hint at the need of a couple of years in bottle. Drink 2015-2026. 94 points" RobertParker.com (LG) Close
Red 2011 2 cases Descendientes de Jose Palacios - Corullon Moncerbal 75cl £130 per case of 3 IB
"The 2011 Moncerbal is sheer reflection of the soil here, which is pure rock, pu... Read more
"The 2011 Moncerbal is sheer reflection of the soil here, which is pure rock, pure slate: it imparts a very specific minerality to the wine. Extremely perfumed, it makes me think of quince, candied oranges, jasmine, almost the grape like sensation of Muscat, plenty of wild flowers and blueberry. A delirious nose, but not as exotic as other 2011s. Can you say the nose is blue? The palate displays round and silky tannins, a touch spicy (white pepper), with superb length. This is the one with the stronger personality. Drink 2016-2025. 97 points" RobertParker.com (LG) Close
Red 2011 2 cases Descendientes de Jose Palacios - Villa de Corullon 75cl £140 per case of 6 IB
"This estate was founded in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios. It has steep hillside viney... Read more
"This estate was founded in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios. It has steep hillside vineyards ranging in age from 60 to 100 years planted to 100% Mencia, the indigenous grape of cool-climate Bierzo. " RobertParker.com (JM) Close
Red 2011 2 cases Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £385 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 1er cru 75cl £530 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 2 cases Donnhoff - Dellchen Grosses Gewachs Dry Riesling 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2011 2 cases Dow 75cl £675 per case of 6 IB
White 2011 2 cases Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 1er cru 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Fonseca 75cl £375 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Graham 75cl £700 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2011 4 cases Hoffmann and Rathbone - Rosé Brut Reserve 75cl £195 per case of 6 IB
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay. "Rich autolytic character with ripe rasberry and... Read more
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay. "Rich autolytic character with ripe rasberry and redcurrant notes. Savoury now but developing nicely. Full and dry with a strawberry pie mousse and an acid-tinged harmonious finish. Silver Medal." Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards Close
Red 2011 1 case Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £120 per case of 6 DP
Red 2011 1 case Jean Grivot - Vosne Romanée Beaux Monts 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Louis Jadot - Vosne Romanée Les Suchots 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Meo Camuzet - Vosne Romanée 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 2 bottles Ornellaia Magnum £195 per bottle IB
Red 2011 1 case Ornellaia 75cl £1,275 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Taylor Fonseca Croft 75cl £150 per case of 3 IB
Red 2011 10 bottles Ugarte - Rioja Crianza (5 Litre) Jeroboam £75 per bottle IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Vesuvio 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2011 2 cases Warre 75cl £375 per case of 6 IB
White 2012 5 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Château Angludet 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £330 per bottle IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Canon 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 4 cases Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £95 per case of 12 IB
Wonderful ripeness on the nose with hints of rhubarb and raspberries. On entry ... Read more
Wonderful ripeness on the nose with hints of rhubarb and raspberries. On entry firm tannins soften quickly to reveal super richness with cranberry and strawberry fruits set off by vibrant acidity. The finish is long and well-balanced with hints of damsons and plums. Close
Red 2012 10 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Jeroboam £110 per bottle IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
White 2012 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 25 cases Château d'Aiguilhe Querre 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
This is the 'other' d'Aigulhe, owned by the Querre family, proprietors of Le Mou... Read more
This is the 'other' d'Aigulhe, owned by the Querre family, proprietors of Le Moulin in Pomerol. Ripe cassis fruit on the nose and and palate. Rich, quite dense black fruit, tannins bold and perfectly ripe. Ripe black fruits surface mid-palate with crisp acidity. Mineral tang towards the finish, quite a full bodied wine and will benefit from further cellaring. Long and delicious - excellent wine. RKL "A strong effort from this tiny estate of about six acres, the 2012 D'Aiguilhe Querre is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that offers up powdered rock minerality, dense plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit, an opaque ruby/purple color, medium body and outstanding concentration and depth. Rich-layered and impressively endowed, it should drink well for a decade or more. This is a major sleeper of the vintage. 89 points" Robert Parker Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Du Tertre 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Château Haut Bailly 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 50 cases Château Haut Bellevue 75cl £95 per case of 12 IB
A property in the village of Lamarque, between Margaux and St Julien, who for ma... Read more
A property in the village of Lamarque, between Margaux and St Julien, who for many years used as consultants Laboratoire Boissenot, oenologists to the four Medoc 1st growths - some pedigree! Lovely ripe cassis nose. Significant tannins on entry but soon release with a burst of crisp acidity and ripe black fruits. Surprisingly dense and full bodied with a long, rich, juicy finish. RKL Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 50 cases Château La Couronne 75cl £75 per case of 12 IB
This property is situated within the village of Montagne itself and has one of t... Read more
This property is situated within the village of Montagne itself and has one of the best terroirs of the appellation. Gorgeous nose of cassis and blueberries, very enticing. Quite ‘modern’ in style, full-bodied, fleshy brambly fruit, soft, ripe tannins and crisp balancing acidity. Lovely balance. Cool finish and quite long. RKL "Fresh nose displaying blackcurrants, blueberries and red plums. A medium-to-full-bodied Bordeaux with crisp acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now or in 2016 and onwards. 89 points" James Suckling Close
Red 2012 1 case Château La Dominique 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £4,730 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £270 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Château Langoa Barton 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Château Lynch Moussas Magnum £280 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £3,695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Blackcurrant leaf on the nose. Fabulous crunchy acidity and cassis and redcurr... Read more
Blackcurrant leaf on the nose. Fabulous crunchy acidity and cassis and redcurrant palate, full, fleshy and silky smooth tannins. Very elegant, balanced and delightful damson and prune fruit towards the finish. Very long, silky quality and already quite forward. RKL “..Quite strong leafy Cabernet aromas, but lovely freshness and round tannins. Is this like Palmer of old? I don’t think I would guess this was majority Merlot... Just slightly green on the end. 13.4%. Drink 2019-2027. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “This has incredible length for a second wine. Full body, with dark berry and raspberry character, ultra-fine tannins, and a long, long finish. Tiny grape yields for the vintage. 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Pavie 75cl £2,780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Pavie Macquin 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
“Deep dark crimson with purple rim. Rich black cherry aroma, inviting. Some sw... Read more
“Deep dark crimson with purple rim. Rich black cherry aroma, inviting. Some sweet oak toastiness but not too much because there's a meaty edge too. Really moreish. Bright and lively. Generous, full fruited and rounded but not in the least flabby. Lots of red fruit and fine supple tannin. Energy and length. Just enough freshness and a nice chewy finish. Pleasure without pretension. Drink 2017-2025. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com (JH) “A dense blue/black color is accompanied by notes of creosote, graphite, black fruits, vanillin, chocolate and tapenade. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it has a spicy, compacted, layered mouthfeel. Given how past vintages seemed to close down after bottling, this beauty will probably need 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for two decades or more. 92-95 points” Robert Parker “The Pavie Macquin is a blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 13th and 18th October at 30hl/ha. It has a gorgeous, sumptuous bouquet with pure dark cherries, Hoi Sin and oyster shells that is extremely pure and beautifully defined. The palate has a cashmere texture, wonderful finesse and very well judged acidity. It is a stunning wine from Pavie-Macquin in a difficult vintage. This would be one of my top picks on the Right Bank. 94-96 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Fabulous perfumed nose, cedar, vanilla and spice. Tannins ripe, integrated and ... Read more
Fabulous perfumed nose, cedar, vanilla and spice. Tannins ripe, integrated and silky. Crisp acidity and while not overtly fruity mid-palate, very elegant, balanced and with lovely cassis and juicy acidity coming through again towards the finish. Good length with persistent cassis, violets and strawberries coming through along with citrus, orange and vanilla. Absolutely delicious. RKL “A softer, less powerful and less prodigiously endowed Pontet Canet, the 2012 exhibits notes of creme de cassis and new barrique vanillin followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with sweeter tannin (and less of it) than is found in the great vintages that immediately precede it. The 2012 is certainly outstanding and, in fact, many readers may prefer it to the blockbuster, out-of-this-world, over-sized 2010, 2009 and 2008. Medium-bodied, pure and expressive, this classic Pauillac should only require 5-6 years of cellaring. It should drink well for two decades thereafter. 91-94 points” Robert Parker “A wine that makes you want to drink it already. It’s stylish with berries, currants, cedar and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a long, long finish. A small percentage of the wine is now aged in cement vats instead of oak barrels. This touches all the senses. A beauty. Made from biodynamic grapes. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com “What is a primeur report without one of Pauillac’s most dynamic estate?…A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 30% Merlot, the latter was cropped from 4th October and the Cabernet Sauvignon from 11th October, finishing six days later. The 50% of the crop once aged in new oak and one-year old barrels are now matured in concrete vats whilst 35% of the crop is aged in clay amphora quarried from their own vineyard. There is certainly great purity and terroir expression on the nose: blackberry, briary and background scents of fresh raspberry and cold stone. The definition is very impressive. The palate is interesting – quite different from the previous vintages. I love the tannins here – very fine but lending the Pontet-Canet great backbone. It is utterly harmonious but I feel more understated, perhaps more controlled than recent vintages. The finish is much more introspective – a Pauillac politely informing you to go away and wait before bottling before making any judgement! This is a divine Pontet Canet - very succinct. 94-96 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £570 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla Magnum £570 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 4 cases Château Troplong Mondot 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Château Villa Bel Air Magnum £130 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Clos Salomon - Givry 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Domaine De La Ferme du Mont - Châteauneuf du Pape Côte Capelan 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
“..the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan is a smoking good blend of 90% Gre... Read more
“..the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan is a smoking good blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre that will spend upward of 18 months in 40% French oak. Showing fabulous purity and richness, with sweet black raspberry, licorice, cassis, crushed flowers and hints of graphite, this full-bodied, layered and seamless Chateauneuf du Pape is up there with the creme de la creme of the vintage. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity. Drink 2016-2032. 93-96 points” Jeb Dunnuck, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2012 1 case Domaine De La Mordoree - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Domaine De La Mordoree - Lirac Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
“Even better, and a smoking Lirac that vies for the top wine of the appellation,... Read more
“Even better, and a smoking Lirac that vies for the top wine of the appellation, the 2012 Lirac La Reine des Bois has gorgeous crème de cassis, licorice, pan drippings, wood spice and hints of graphite. Offering knockout purity, full-bodied richness and ultra-fine tannin, it tastes like a top flight Chateauneuf and will drink nicely for over a decade. 93 points” Jeb Dunnuck, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2012 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuveé Reservée 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £590 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot - Echezeaux grand cru 75cl £1,180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
“Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah (from 45 to 95-year-old vin... Read more
“Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah (from 45 to 95-year-old vines) that was aged half in smaller barrels, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines offers up a knockout bouquet of black raspberry, toast, spice box and graphite. Full-bodied, layered and seamless, with sweet tannin, it should drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2015-2027. 92-94 points” Jeb Dunnuck, erobertparker.com Close
White 2012 5 cases Domaine Hubert Lamy - Saint Aubin Les Frionnes 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
White 2012 2 cases Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Referts 1er cru 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 7 cases Frederic Magnien - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Frederic Magnien - Morey St Denis Clos Baulet 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case La Petite Eglise 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
"This is the Mouton-Rothschild of Australia. Incredibly complex aromas of black ... Read more
"This is the Mouton-Rothschild of Australia. Incredibly complex aromas of black currants, spice, cigar box and berry. Full body, fantastic palate with round and polished tannins. Goes for minutes. Better in 2017. 97 points" jamesuckling.com Close
White 2012 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
"A wine with amazing richness and depth. So much apple pie character yet mineral... Read more
"A wine with amazing richness and depth. So much apple pie character yet minerally underneath. Full body, so much length. Gorgeous. Drink now. 95 points" jamesuckling.com Close
Red 2012 3 cases Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er cru 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Les Drazey Domaine Gagey 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
"Look out for the excellent 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Les Drazey, which comes from ... Read more
"Look out for the excellent 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Les Drazey, which comes from the lower part of the village. It boasts a surprisingly intellectual bouquet that offers blackcurrant, raspberry and citrus aromas, all with very good focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. This constitutes an elegant and refined Chambolle that builds to a nicely structured, symmetrical finish. Recommended and probably good value. 88-90 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,390 per case of 12 IB
White 2012 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Cailleret 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
White 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £450 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Petite Chapelle 1er Cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Louis Jadot - Morey St Denis Clos Des Ormes 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains 1er cru 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Louis Jadot - Vosne Romanée Les Chaumes 1er Cru 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 bottle Penfolds - Magill Estate 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2012 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
White 2012 4 cases Vincent Morey - Chassagne Montrachet Embrazées 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
"The 2012 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Embrazées has a very refined, tensile... Read more
"The 2012 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Embrazées has a very refined, tensile, mineral-driven bouquet that is focused and sophisticated, yet is only just beginning to show what it can do. The palate is very well balanced with a strong saline character on the entry, bitter lemon and fresh pear following after, the oak present but not too domineering, allowing the finish to express the mineralité of the soils. Chapeau Sophie! Drink 2016-30. 93 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
White 2013 5 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 1 case Bonneau du Martray - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £480 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 3 cases Cardinale 75cl £1,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 3 cases Chapoutier - Bila Haut Lapidem Occultum 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 6 cases Château Angludet 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
One of the oldest properties in the Médoc, since 1961 Angludet has been home to ... Read more
One of the oldest properties in the Médoc, since 1961 Angludet has been home to the Sichel family, who are also part owners of Château Palmer. In 2013 Angludet performed better than many of the Margaux crus classé. Fresh and fruity on the nose with some spicy notes; good intensity on the palate with a nice gentle sweetness and ripe, well-integrated tannins. A light, fresh claret, balanced and unforced, this will be delicious to drink from 2016. RKL. Close
Red 2013 2 cases Château Beaumont 75cl £95 per case of 12 IB
A pretty wine in 2013, quite simple but well made. Gentle and ‘unforced’ on the... Read more
A pretty wine in 2013, quite simple but well made. Gentle and ‘unforced’ on the palate with good balance. Nice tangy, orange finish. RKL Close
White 2013 2 cases Château Coutet Half bottle £260 per case of 24 IB
Powerful, with intense apricot, tangerine and pineapple notes forming the core, ... Read more
Powerful, with intense apricot, tangerine and pineapple notes forming the core, all wrapped with toasted almond, shortbread and sweetened butter notes. Has loads in reserve, with serious cut still to fully show itself. 94-97 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2013 3 cases Château La Chenade 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Very pretty nose with nice ripeness and intensity. Smooth texture on entry, con... Read more
Very pretty nose with nice ripeness and intensity. Smooth texture on entry, considerable viscosity but balancing mouth watering acidity. Good core of ripe fruit on entry and through to the mid palate with a balanced finish. RKL “This is really delicious and delicate with a silky, refined structure. Medium body. The aromas of roses and strawberries are so enticing. 89-90 points” jamessuckling.com “The La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September and 2 October. It has a pure bouquet, very floral with very pure wild strawberry and red cherries that are already very generous. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. There is fine tension here, not a powerful Lalande de Pomerol but natural and refined. 89-91 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2013 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £430 per case of 12 IB
Graphite and lead on the nose with a hint of cocoa, real presence. Ripe fruit, ... Read more
Graphite and lead on the nose with a hint of cocoa, real presence. Ripe fruit, more power and depth than in many 2013 wines, strawberries and quite ripe, crunchy tannins providing good backbone. Delicious fruit throughout, rhubard and vanilla pod. Smooth and attractive viscosity here. A rare, early-drinking vintage for Leoville Barton. RKL “The Château Leoville Barton 2013 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between 2 and 15 October cropped at 35hl/ha. It has a very elegant bouquet with blackberry, cedar and cigar box with hints of orange rind. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins. It is very natural and poised with a light chalky finish, a Saint Julien that is harmonious and unapologetically "classic" in style. 89-91 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This shows a solid core of fruit, with a wonderful asphalt, berry and mineral character. Full body with excellent tannin, fruit and acid balance. Impressive. The extra dose of cabernet sauvignon at 85% and the absence of cabernet franc make this wine exceptional for the vintage. 91-92 points” jamessuckling.com “The flesh sets this apart from the pack, with layers of black cherry, black currant and plum skin lined with wellintegrated apple wood and briar notes. The long, muscular finish maintains the dark profile. Rock-solid. 90-93 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2013 9 cases Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
A step up from La Chenade with greater depth and richness on the nose and darker... Read more
A step up from La Chenade with greater depth and richness on the nose and darker fruit notes. Fresh acidity and plenty of ripe fruit and sweetness on entry – really delicious. The tannins are firm but beautifully ripe and silky-smooth. Good fruit concentration, persistent and with a long fine finish. A terrific wine in any vintage. RKL “This is silky-textured and juicy with nice fruit but a little fluid. Round and delicious. 86-87 points” jamessuckling.com “The Les Cruzelles was picked from 26 September until 2 October, the same as La Chenade, and is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The nose is so pure, it almost reminds me of a top quality New World Pinot Noir. Blueberry and cassis to the fore! The palate is medium-bodied with firmer and more present tannins than the La Chenade, rendering this more masculine and probably with more longevity. It exerts a gentle grip towards the saline finish that feels natural and refined. Very fine. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2013 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 2 cases Château Potensac 75cl £135 per case of 12 IB
Crisp, balancing acidity and clean pure, black fruits. Fruit stays throughout a... Read more
Crisp, balancing acidity and clean pure, black fruits. Fruit stays throughout and to a long finish. Plenty of fruit here with excellent balance and length - bodes well. Good wine. RKL “The Potensac 2013 was cropped at 39hl/ha, the old merlot vines affected by coulure. It has a strict and linear nose with strong sous-bois scents coming through the black fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, fine acidity, a little chewiness towards the finish but decent weight. It is an honest Potensac that will give pleasure over the next 10 years. 87-89 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Firm and tight with very good raspberry and blueberry character. Medium body, fine tannins. Bright acidity. 88-89 points” jamessuckling.com “ Close
White 2013 2 cases Château Rieussec - Les Carmes de Rieussec 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
“Plump, friendly and round, with almond, apricot and peach notes giving way to a... Read more
“Plump, friendly and round, with almond, apricot and peach notes giving way to a bright guava edge on the finish. 89-92 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2013 1 case Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £95 per case of 12 IB
Since 1988 this 18th century property has been owned by Jean-Michel Cazes of the... Read more
Since 1988 this 18th century property has been owned by Jean-Michel Cazes of the Lynch Bages dynasty and the man responsible for some of the greatest vintages of Lynch Bages, until handing over to his son in 2006. He continues to apply this expertise at Villa Bel Air and again in 2013 has produced one of the best value wines of the vintage. Lovely fresh red-berry fruit and mineral on the nose, with excellent concentration for the vintage. Good texture on the palate, crisp acidity and fine tannins providing good structure. It should drink well early but the quality of the tannin suggests that there will be no hurry. A very classy wine for this level. RKL Close
White 2013 4 cases Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 1er cru 75cl £820 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 3 cases Jean-Baptiste Ponsot - Rully Montpalais 1er Cru 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 5 cases Jean-Marc Boillot - Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 1er cru 75cl £595 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 2 cases La Petite Eglise Magnum £240 per case of 6 IB
Wonderful bergamot and orange on the nose. Smooth tannins on entry, great textu... Read more
Wonderful bergamot and orange on the nose. Smooth tannins on entry, great texture, fresh acidity and light citrusy fruit throughout. The finish is long with persistent sweetness and lovely complexity. Medium-bodied, it should be delicious soon after bottling. RKL “A very pretty center palate of sweet, ripe fruit with soft tannins and bright acidity. Medium to full body, clean finish. 87-88 points” winespectator.com “Pure Merlot picked between 27 and 2 October, the second wine of L'Eglise-Clinet is being matured in 50% new wood. It has a very pure bouquet with strawberry, orange zest and a touch of cassis - moderate intensity but precise. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure on the entry, good body in the mouth. As usual, there is more complexity here than almost every other Pomerol cru, with a lovely touch of spice towards the finish. This is very fine. 88-90 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2013 1 case Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £920 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses 1er cru 75cl £1,080 per case of 6 IB
White 2013 1 case Louis Jadot - Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 1 case Louis Jadot - Le Montrachet grand cru 75cl £3,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Sebastien Magnien - Pommard Les Petits Noizons 75cl £140 per case of 6 DP
Red 2013 1 case Spottswoode - Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £360 per case of 6 IB
White 2013 5 cases Thomas Morey - Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Vérité - La Désir 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Vérité - La Joie 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Vérité - La Muse 75cl £2,600 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 5 cases Alain Chavy - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er cru 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 5 cases Alex Gambal - Saint Aubin Murgers Dents de Chien 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 5 cases Alex Gambal - Vosne Romanée 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Chapoutier - Bila Haut Lapidem Occultum 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
"Slightly hard to read on this occasion, with some reductive notes (which can be... Read more
"Slightly hard to read on this occasion, with some reductive notes (which can be a good sign), the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem has terrific purity and freshness in its black raspberry, blackberry, pepper and rock-laced bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and fresh, with impressive tension, focus and tannic grip through the finish, it looks to be another superb vintage of this cuvee. 92-95 points" erobertparker.com (JD) Close
Red 2014 2 cases Chapoutier - Bila Haut Lapidem Occultum Magnum £130 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 4 cases Château Angludet 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Lovely fresh red fruit showing on the nose with sweetness and lovely balance in ... Read more
Lovely fresh red fruit showing on the nose with sweetness and lovely balance in the mouth. With firm tannins and good length, this has the elegance and finesse of classic Margaux. “Wonderful depth of fruit and density to this young wine with fine tannins and juicy fruit. Full body and a long finish. 90-91 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2014 2 cases Château Canon 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Exotic nose of spices, wild strawberries, mocha coffee – really rich and intense... Read more
Exotic nose of spices, wild strawberries, mocha coffee – really rich and intense. The palate is complex and full-bodied yet very precise, cleanly dry and multi-layered. Ripe, exceptionally fine tannins provide the framework and rolling crisp acidity encourages the emergence of oodles of red and black fruits – hints of cinnamon and other spices and even a little thyme on the finish. Incredibly long. One of the wines of the vintage and a classic Cos that will need a lot of time. Brilliant! RKL “Dense colour. Really very luscious indeed. A streak of St-Estèphe iron filings but surrounded by the more opulent fruit. Fine and refined. More fun than Lafite! Masses of tannins and density. Shorter than some vintages, such as 2005! 14.2% Drink 2024-2045. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “The Château Cos d'Estournel 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September and 10 October at 33.7 hectoliters per hectare. The pH came in at 3.77 and an IPT of 87, quite high compared to some other properties in the northern Médoc. It has "cool" nose, by that I mean it is not a flamboyant set of aromatics like the 2009 or 2010, but rather "streamlined" and focused, very delineated with black fruit intermingling with incense and iris. It is very controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, but "full" tannins in the mouth that lend this Cos d'Estournel impressive volume. There is an unerring purity here, a gradual crescendo of intensity towards a peppery finish that lingers long. This is an impressive Grand Vin - classic Cos d'Estournel. Tasted three times with consistent notes. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “I love the style of this Cos with so much Indian spices constituting the aromas and flavors here. Full body, fine tannins and an ultra-long finish. Excellent structure and length yet this maintains finesse. 96-97 points” jamessuckling.com Close
White 2014 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc 75cl £395 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 2 cases Château Coutet 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
“Looks heavy in the glass. Unusually spicy. This wine really grabs the palate ... Read more
“Looks heavy in the glass. Unusually spicy. This wine really grabs the palate in a tactile way. Lots of texture and tension between sweetness and acidity. Exuberant. And unashamed. Drink 2020-2040. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “Plump at first, with a praline note around the heather, pineapple and nectarine flavors. Stretches out, with a juicy feel, while orange blossom and white peach accents fill in, imparting lift and cut. This packs a bit of power, but there’s lots of buried freshness as well. The finish is seriously long already. 95-98 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2014 50 cases Château Croix Mouton 75cl £80 per case of 12 IB
With a history dating back well over a century this property was previously know... Read more
With a history dating back well over a century this property was previously know as Château Mouton until threatened with a lawsuit by Mouton Rothschild when revived by current owner Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 1997. Lots of vanilla and oak on the nose at first and evident on the palate but soon the ripe fruit starts to emerge with lots of sweet cassis and redcurrants, crunchy acidity and ripe, fine tannins. Finishes with a lovely bite of fruit and tannin and is really quite long – delicious. RKL "The 2014 Croix-Mouton is powerful, dark and fleshy, with pretty notes of tobacco, underbrush, cedar and smoke. Drink this hearty, bold Bordeaux Supérieur over the next handful of years. 89 points" Vinous.com (AG) Close
Red 2014 1 case Château d'Armailhac 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 2 cases Château Doisy Vedrines 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
“Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly fin... Read more
“Subtle nose and extremely rich on the palate. Very beguiling. With a tingly finish. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “A solid wine with dried fruits, spices, dried mushrooms and medium sweetness. Full-bodied, sweet and intense. 95-96 points” jamessuckling.com “Offers a bold, spicy profile, with nectarine, ginger, hazelnut and pineapple notes. Shows lots of energy, brimming with spice and focused acidity through the finish. A great showing. 94–97 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2014 5 cases Château Duhart Milon 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
This is lovely in 2014, and classic Duhart; beautifully elegant with those fine ... Read more
This is lovely in 2014, and classic Duhart; beautifully elegant with those fine Lafite lines, yet with a plumpness and mid-palate richness. Good strucure, so balanced and ripe and very long. Really lovely Pauillac. RKL “Mid crimson. Lightly floral nose. Then some real substance and palate weight. Masses of tannins well managed to make a pretty competent medium-weight claret. Nothing showy but well done. Very much in Lafite style. Bone-dry finish with some persistence. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “This has yet to soak up its oak and remains a bit raw, but the juniper and alder notes should meld easily enough as the core of plum and raspberry coulis flavors is ripe and fleshy. Shows ample grip through the finish, with a prominent tobacco streak adding texture. 90–93 points” winespectator.com “This is very solid and muscular with dark berries and blueberries. More merlot than normal but shows a serious structure that underlines the excellence of the cabernet. Small production of cabernet here with 45% merlot in the blend. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.comand Spanish cedar. Some chocolate, too. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Fine tannin texture. 89-90 points” jamessuckling.com “Offers a sappy core of kirsch and blackberry fruit, harnessed by a sanguine edge that holds the finish. A light cedary note provides the backdrop. A touch austere in the end. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 89-91 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2014 1 case Château Duhart Milon Magnum £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 3 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,350 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 bottles Château Lafite Magnum £720 per bottle DP
Red 2014 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £2,375 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £600 per case of 6 IB
Wonderful nose of cherries, cassis and oak . Packs quite a punch immediately on ... Read more
Wonderful nose of cherries, cassis and oak . Packs quite a punch immediately on entry, lots of ripe and beautifully fine tannins. Superb balance. Cassis and redcurrant fruit emerges along with more cherries and ripe sweet plums. There is a tanginess toward the finish, autumn fruits and very ripe strawberries and sweet tomatoes. Complex, delicious and very, very long. Fresh balancing acidity from start to finish. One of the wines of the vintage. RKL “The Château l’Eglise-Clinet 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked from 26 September to 4 October and 17 to 21 October respectively and matured in 70% new oak. I tasted the wine from two barrels à la Burgundy with Denis Durantou. It has a gorgeous bouquet that boasts exquisite precision. It is not an intense nose but one that unfurls in the glass, revealing red berries, myrtle and more mineralité than probably any other Pomerol ’14 that I tasted from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is utterly harmonious, the Cabernet Franc more expressive than the 10% would suggest with a long, sophisticated finish whose cousin might be say, Vieux-Château-Certan. This continues a run of outstanding vintages from Denis Durantou and should offer 20+ years of drinking enjoyment. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A wonderful wine showing dense and intense fruit as well as chewy tannins. Full-bodied with coffee, chocolate, almond and walnut flavors. Layered. Magic winemaker of Pomerol. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2014 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,175 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château L'Evangile 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Fabulous concentration on the nose, some cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oa... Read more
Fabulous concentration on the nose, some cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. Crisp acidity, real purity of fruit, very clean, fresh, silky texture on entry, delightful. Extremely fine, ripe tannins, great framework for delicious red and black fruits, good complexity to the finish which is very long. Subtle, elegant, real finesse here. Utterly delicious! RKL “Black lustrous crimson. Fresh, transparent nose. Round and seductive. Difficult to even see the tannins. Flattering and very vibrant. Long. 14.2%. Drink 2022-2037 17.5 points” jancisrobinson.com “Tightly coiled for now, offering raspberry, bitter plum and dark currant fruit that should unwind slowly. Features charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes, with a hint of loam underscoring the finish. Always among the more muscular Pomerols, with a substantial percentage of Cabernet Franc, and 2014 is no different. 93–96 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2014 1 case Château L'Evangile Magnum £965 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Lynch Bages 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 2 cases Château Rieussec 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 10 cases Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Le Petit Haut Lafitte Rouge 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Talbot 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Talbot Magnum £450 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 10 cases Clos Salomon - Givry 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Comte de Vogue - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,600 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
“The Domaine de Chevalier 2014 is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Ve... Read more
“The Domaine de Chevalier 2014 is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 30% Merlot. It has a fragrant bouquet with blackberry, black plum, cigar ash and woodland scents, complex though not as intense as its white counterpart. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, quite firm tannin that underpin a classic Domaine de Chevalier that has just the right amount of austerity at this stage. Reserved perhaps, but it is beautifully knitted together with a lovely bay leaf tinged finish. Quintessential Domaine de Chevalier...which is what we all want. 92-94 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Particularly dark crimson. Intense nose. Quite thick and dense. Then soft and beguiling on the palate. Unusually low in acidity! Quite luscious. And a cool finish. Complete. Drink 2022-2036 17.5 points” jancisrobinson.com “Very dense and beautiful with chocolate, currants and spices. Walnut and hazelnut character, too. Full body, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and fine. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com Close
White 2014 8 cases Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot - Savigny Les Beaune Clos des Guettes 1er Cru 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
"The 2014 Savigny lès Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Guettes Blanc comes from two parce... Read more
"The 2014 Savigny lès Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Guettes Blanc comes from two parcels in the premier cru. It has a detailed and precise bouquet that is nicely focused and displays very good intensity, really delivering those citrus notes and tropical tones with some confidence and verve. The palate is well balanced with an irresistible corpulence that is reined in by the acidity, gently building to an appealing, lightly spiced finish. This is an excellent wine from Louis Jadot and comes highly recommended. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2014 2 cases Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,080 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 3 cases Domaine Louis Jadot - Meursault Charmes 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
"Creamy and a touch spicy on the nose. Deep and so rich it almost tastes off dry... Read more
"Creamy and a touch spicy on the nose. Deep and so rich it almost tastes off dry but it is not. Fabulous combination of intensity and pure freshness and great length. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) Close
Red 2014 5 cases Dominique Piron - Morgon Cote Du Py 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
"Brilliant ruby-red. Powerful, deep-pitched cherry and dark berry aromas are lif... Read more
"Brilliant ruby-red. Powerful, deep-pitched cherry and dark berry aromas are lifted and sharpened by mineral and spice accents that gain strength as the wine opens up. Juicy and energetic in style, offering sweet cherry liqueur and blackberry flavors and a touch of candied violet. Musky herb and allspice notes appear on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with outstanding, floral-driven tenacity. 92 points" Vinous.com (JR) Close
Red 2014 1 case Dominique Piron - Morgon Cote Du Py Magnum £135 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Les Evocelles 75cl £1,175 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £625 per case of 3 IB
Red 2014 10 cases Eduardo Chadwick - Sena 75cl £410 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 3 cases Faiveley - Chambertin Clos de Beze grand cru 75cl £1,080 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 10 cases Jean-Baptiste Ponsot - Rully Montpalais 1er Cru 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 5 cases Jean-Marc Boillot - Macon-Villages 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 5 cases Jean-Marc Boillot - Puligny Montrachet 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases La Petite Eglise 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Very rich on the nose with toasty oak and notes of cooked blackcurrants. More re... Read more
Very rich on the nose with toasty oak and notes of cooked blackcurrants. More restrained on the palate with a firm structure and lots of freshness. Will need time to fill out but should do so. RKL “The La Petite Eglise 2014 was picked on 3 October and is matured in 50% new oak. It has a clean and generous, though comparatively uncomplicated bouquet, that is perhaps limited by the growing season. The palate is fresh and tense on the entry, a pinch of cracked black pepper at the front of the mouth. There is plenty of animation and energy in this La Petite Eglise with a fresh, almost citric finish that bodes well for the future. 88-90 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
White 2014 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
"Aromas of cooked apple, pineapple and pear with hints of honeysuckle. Full body... Read more
"Aromas of cooked apple, pineapple and pear with hints of honeysuckle. Full body, fantastic depth of fruit and intensity. Tight and muscular. Reserved. Powerful. Screw cap. Give it a year or two still but a joy to taste. 95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2014 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £480 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 2 cases Louis Jadot - Meursault Tillets 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
"I don’t know if this is autosuggestion but this has a hint of linden leaf (till... Read more
"I don’t know if this is autosuggestion but this has a hint of linden leaf (tilleul in French), a cross between blossom and herb. Smells crisper and less creamy than the Grèves Clos Blanc but that creamy mealy depth comes through on the palate. There’s a touch of spice (almost but not quite ginger). Already complex and super-inviting. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) Close
White 2014 5 cases Nathalie et Gilles Fevre - Chablis Preuses grand cru 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 5 cases Nathalie et Gilles Fevre - Chablis Vaulorent 1er cru 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 5 cases Pierre Damoy - Gevrey Chambertin Clos Tamisot 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 7 cases Rapet Père et Fils - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 5 cases Thomas Morey - Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes 1er cru 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 10 cases Almaviva 75cl £480 per case of 6 IB
White 2015 Bonneau du Martray - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £595 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Calendal - Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu' 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
"the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Calendal is a blockbuster blend o... Read more
"the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Calendal is a blockbuster blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre that offers full-bodied, rich even decadent notes of cassis, crushed flowers, liquorice, and hints of vanilla bean. It has a killer mid-palate, sweet tannin and a big finish, all of which make it just about impossible to resist. Still, it should keep nicely for 5-7 years." 94 points" erobertparker.com (JD) Close
Red 2015 50 cases Castelmaure - Le Rouge Vigneron, Corbieres 75cl £60 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Beaumont Jeroboam £100 per bottle IB
Red 2015 Château Beaumont 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Good intensity on the nose with ripe cassis and pleasing depth. Very fine on ent... Read more
Good intensity on the nose with ripe cassis and pleasing depth. Very fine on entry with soft ripe tannins and persistent, juicy fruit - sweet cherries, precise and well-defined. Very well-balanced and impressive length for a wine at this level. '15 Beaumont should drink well within 5 years and last for a further ten. Classic and serious without being showy. RKL. Close
Red 2015 Château Beaumont Imperial £120 per bottle IB
Red 2015 Château Beaumont Magnum £125 per case of 6 IB
Good intensity on the nose with ripe cassis and pleasing depth. Very fine on ent... Read more
Good intensity on the nose with ripe cassis and pleasing depth. Very fine on entry with soft ripe tannins and persistent, juicy fruit - sweet cherries, precise and well-defined. Very well-balanced and impressive length for a wine at this level. '15 Beaumont should drink well within 5 years and last for a further ten. Classic and serious without being showy. RKL. Close
Red 2015 Château Beaumont Double Magnums £180 per case of 3 IB
Red 2015 Château Bellevue (St Emilion) 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Very precise cassis on the nose and riper blackberry fruit on the palate. Supple... Read more
Very precise cassis on the nose and riper blackberry fruit on the palate. Supple and ripe with well-integrated, elegant tannins. The fresh acidity serves to lift the black fruits on the mid-palate and the ripe fruit persists well onto the finish. Very delicious. RKL “The 2015 Bellevue is a pure Merlot picked on September 17, then a pause for two weeks before picking again from October 4-7. It has quite an intense bouquet with lovely floral tones, crème de cassis mixed with licorice, almost brine-like aromas. The palate is very smooth on the entry with good weight in the mouth, plush but structured underneath with fine tannin and precision all the way through to the minerally finish. This estate deserves greater attention. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A sexy and beautiful wine with incredible blackberry, dark chocolate and salt character. Full body, chewy and powerful. Great length. 100% merlot. 96-97 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Berliquet 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Moderate intensity on the nose with notes of damsons and plums. Supple and rich ... Read more
Moderate intensity on the nose with notes of damsons and plums. Supple and rich wine throughout, tannins appear briefly then retreat and the balancing acidity pulls more ripe autumn fruits forward. A beautifully elegant Berliquet with lovely sweet fruit through to a long, balanced finish. Very fine indeed. RKL “The 2015 Berliquet is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc picked between 22 September and 9 October, 8-9 October respectively at 35 hl/ha. It has a tight, linear nose at first, precise but tightly-coiled with black cherry and bilberry fruit, a touch of slate in the background. The palate is very well balanced with elegant tannin, nicely pitched acidity, nothing ambitious or outrageous, an almost "courtly" Saint Emilion with grace and style. It should turn into a delicious wine, perhaps one more approachable than others. 91-93 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Delightfully pure, with great drive, offering a gorgeous beam of cassis, damson plum and raspberry coulis flavors. Though not shy on depth, this has a pretty iron note throughout and a long, floral-edged finish. 92-95 points” winespectator.com “Here is a wine with great pedigree near Ausone. Full body, yet fast and agile. The finish lasts for minutes. You see the chalky soil in the wine. 95-97 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Beychevelle 75cl £780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Violets, toasty oak and a little cedar on the nose. Lovely ripe fruit, structure... Read more
Violets, toasty oak and a little cedar on the nose. Lovely ripe fruit, structured but supple, bright tannins and lots of red plum and strawberry fruit balanced by good balancing acidity from start to finish. So elegant and complete, Brane has the classic delicacy of a Margaux but with no lack of concentration. The finish is long, ripe and crisp. Great Brane Cantenac. RKL “Exceptionally deep crimson. Meat and wild flowers on the nose - very interesting. Definitely out of the ordinary. Left-field wine that should not disappoint. Racy and lifted. Really very elegant. Chapeau! 17.5 points” jancisrobinson.com “This is very big and rich wine with dense and rich tannins, lots of ripe fruit. Blackberry, blueberry flavours. Muscular yet polished. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com “A super-expressive, deep wine, the 2015 Brane-Cantenac possesses magnificent intensity and pure power from start to finish. Dark red cherry, wild flowers, smoke, plum, tobacco, spice and game are some of the notes that build as the wine gains richness and volume with time in the glass. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath, but it is nearly buried by the sheer opulence of the fruit, while the creamy finish alone is striking. This a deeply satisfying wine from Henri Lurton. Brane-Cantenac is another wine that is a pure pleasure bomb in 2015. Don't miss it. Tasted three times. 92-95 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenère that was picked from 17 September until 7 October (that Carmenère was actually picked on 19 October). It was cropped at 51 hl/ha. This is classic Brane-Cantenac down the line: austere at first, almost aloof, but very well defined and over time it starts revealing lovely tobacco-stained black fruit. The palate is very well balanced with raspberry and wild strawberry on the entry, perhaps more red fruit than I was anticipating. Veins of undergrowth and cedar are in situ on this very well-balanced, reserved and classic Margaux boasting a long and persistent finish that feels satisfying, reassuring even. Not a Margaux for those that seek tons of fruit, it is nonetheless a very terroir-expressive wine that will repay those who know that this cru demands preferably 12-15 years in the cellar. Henri Lurton never wavers from his style of Margaux and it pays dividends here on this great wine for those with patience. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2015 Château Cantemerle 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Cantemerle Magnum £275 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Sherbet on the nose and lovely crisp attack of acidity and ripe cherry fruit on ... Read more
Sherbet on the nose and lovely crisp attack of acidity and ripe cherry fruit on entry. Quite a savoury palate, almost smoked and some viscosity mid-palate. Lots of ripe fruit throughout, really quite full-bodied and good length. Very good quality. RKL “A fresh and fruity red with blackberry, blueberry and cherry flavors plus a salty, minerally undertone. Medium to full body. Crisp finish. 90-91 points” jamesuckling.com Close
White 2015 Château Climens 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
“Of the 22 very promising ingredients, many are big and muscular, while some are... Read more
“Of the 22 very promising ingredients, many are big and muscular, while some are particularly spicy. As usual, Bérénice Lurton did not show the final blend, which is likely to be about 14.3% alcohol. Drink 2027-2050. 18 points” jancisrobinson “The 2015 Climens was tasted from different lots (after naughty Bérénice Lurton had successfully duped me with her April Fool's joke by saying that she had done a final blend). The fruit was picked from 8 September until 4 October at 21 hl/ha. The residual sugar is 130 grams per liter this year. Aromas that spring from samples included acacia honey, orange blossom, grapefruit and a little frangipane, all beautifully defined and gaining intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, a dash of spice on the entry, lively in the mouth with ginger and a dash of pepper tincturing the honeyed fruit, long and sustained as it fans out with vigor. This is a fabulous Climens from Bérénice Lurton and her team, and as usual, those with wise heads will opt to lay bottles down for 15 years to get the most from this special Barsac. It is destined to be a great Climens - and that's no April Fool's joke. 96-98 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
White 2015 Château Coutet 75cl £300 per case of 12 IB
“A Coutet with great depth and fruit. So much dried tropical fruit character, br... Read more
“A Coutet with great depth and fruit. So much dried tropical fruit character, bright acidity and fruit sweetness. Vivid and clean. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com “Vibrant, with a singed almond frame sprinting along, this offers nectarine, white peach and star fruit notes. Mirabelle plum and pineapple details echo through the finish. Verylong, boasting terrific range. 94-97 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2015 Château Duhart Milon 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Beautiful cool fruit on the nose with blackcurrant pastille aromas and some basi... Read more
Beautiful cool fruit on the nose with blackcurrant pastille aromas and some basil and rosemary. Compact and fresh on the palate with lovely balance. Less opulent ripe fruit but very elegant and polished and a little nutty towards the finish. Cool acidity and ripe tannins, not showy but very classy. RKL “The 2015 Duhart Milon is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot picked between September 23 and October 6, the September 17-23 respectively. It will eventually see 40% new oak during its élevage. It has a tightly-wound bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and cassis fruit, moderate complexity, perhaps just a little static at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with quite supple tannin for the normally obdurate Duhart-Milon, the acidity nicely judged with a pleasing salinity towards the finish. I would just like to see more personality come through by the time of bottling. Otherwise, this is a fine Duhart-Milon that is more compromising than the tannic "beasts" of yesteryear, and it should drink after 5-7 years in bottle. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A firm and silky red with blackberry and chocolate character. Hints of walnut. Full and chewy. Fresh finish. 91-92 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Durand Laplagne "Les Terres Rouge" 75cl £85 per case of 12 IB
"Cedar, cherries and leaves on the nose. Delicious crisp acidity, lots of cherry... Read more
"Cedar, cherries and leaves on the nose. Delicious crisp acidity, lots of cherry and blackcurrant fruit and nice ripe tannins. A little tobacco and nicely smoky towards the finish which is surprisingly long. Excellent wine, incredible value. RKL"The 2015 Durand Laplagne has an attractive undergrowth tinged bouquet with blackberry and wild hedgerow scents. The palate is well balanced with crisp tannin, good fruit concentration with a firm structure, fresh and perhaps a little masculine. This is an excellent Puisseguin Saint Emilion with heaps of personality and it's going to be a joy once in bottle. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
White 2015 Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,495 per case of 6 IB
White 2015 Château d'Yquem Half bottle £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Figeac 75cl £1,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Fombrauge 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Giscours 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £595 per case of 12 IB
Rosehips, red berries, violets and flower petals – wonderful nose. Sweet ripe fr... Read more
Rosehips, red berries, violets and flower petals – wonderful nose. Sweet ripe fruit on the palate with oak and crunchy acidity. Velvety tannins and some minerality towards the finish which is long and full of ripe fruit – delicious. RKL “The 2015 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, picked from 21 September. It has a rather conservative bouquet, reticent at first, gradually unfolding with truffle-tinged black fruit, the oak nicely integrated but perhaps needing a little more energy. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry, fleshier than many of its Saint Julien counterparts, quite sumptuous in terms of mouthfeel with a suave texture. There is a sense of linearity here, a strictness that particularly comes through on the finish. The purity is commendable and the tannin, fine, but what it needs is that final flourish. It just misses that killer blow on the finish and saunters to its conclusion. I hope that it gains more in barrel. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Mid crimson. Mild, well-balanced nose. Ripe but not overripe. Neat and confident. A good expression of a charming accessible vintage. Neat and comfortable. Drink 2024-2038. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “A velvety and flavourful red with dusty tannins and lots of ripe fruit. It remains fresh and balanced. Harmonious. Excited to see it develop in barrel. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Haut Bailly 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Chateau Haut Brion - Le Clarence de Haut Brion 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château La Marzelle 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Wonderful, intense nose with superb richness. And in the mouth this is great! Co... Read more
Wonderful, intense nose with superb richness. And in the mouth this is great! Concentrated and very long with sleek dark fruit, beautifully balanced and elegant. Very impressive. RKL “Lively and meaty on the nose with drive. Sweet and rewarding but without exaggeration. A hint of mint on the end. Drink 2023-2033. 16.5 points” jancisrobinson.com “This is insane. What incredible electricity to this wine! It just jolts you with incredible subtlety and length. Mineral, dark chocolate, dark berry and wet earth. From organically grown grapes. Best ever from here. 95-96 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Lafite 75cl £5,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Château Latour Martillac Blanc 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
“A brilliant and intense white with oyster shell, lemon, pear and sea salt chara... Read more
“A brilliant and intense white with oyster shell, lemon, pear and sea salt character. Full body, flavourful finish. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com “The 2015 La Tour Martillac has a gorgeous, complex nose, subtle pear and green apple scents, a whiff of the old sea spray coming in from the Atlantic. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, very complex in the mouth with lip-smacking salinity towards the finish. What a fabulous white Bordeaux from the estate, certainly one of the best that I have ever encountered. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker Close
Red 2015 Château Léoville Barton 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Ripe nose, rich cassis, strawberries – very good. Smooth creamy texture, lovely ... Read more
Ripe nose, rich cassis, strawberries – very good. Smooth creamy texture, lovely sweet fruit and a strong tannic framework. This should require longer than the Chenade. RKL “Silky and caressing in feel, with gentle rooibos tea, blood orange and raspberry notes that move gracefully, gaining depth through the finish. 90-93 points” winespectator.com "The 2015 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel/clayey soil, picked from September 15-22 and October 6 respectively, then matured in 45% new oak. The new wood is seamlessly integrated into this Lalande-de-Pomerol, more broody and introspective than the La Chenade at the moment, but very well defined. The palate is beautifully proportioned with crisp tannin, a fine line of acidity, somehow gentle and understated on the finish, but very long in the mouth. Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou. 91-93 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This is so on it with velvety tannins and rich fruit. So much fun to taste. Generous and exotic. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Lynch Bages Magnum £995 per case of 6 IB
Lovely nose of spice and lots of cassis. Real freshness on palate, firm, ripe ta... Read more
Lovely nose of spice and lots of cassis. Real freshness on palate, firm, ripe tannins with the emergence of excellent fruit concentration and fine acidity. The finish is very long with delicious cassis and damson fruit. This is a very good Lynch. RKL “A total knock-out, the 2015 Lynch Bages is racy, sumptuous and super-expressive. Raspberry jam, mocha, dark spices and leather flesh out as the 2015 shows off its broad, ample frame and inviting personality. The 2015 is a decidedly dark, flamboyant Lynch Bages with enough depth to drink well for several decades. Although a bit atypical, the 2015 Lynch Bages is nevertheless quite attractive. 91-94 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “This is packed with juicy currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit carried by warm stone and graphite notes. Offers lovely sweet spice hints through the finish, which is fleshy and integrated. Really sappy and intense, yet the smooth structure lets it all glide through beautifully. 92-95 points” winspectator.com “They 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 23 September until 2 October, matured in 75% new oak. There is an overwhelming sense of purity on the nose: perfumed, almost floral blackberry, wild strawberry, graphite and cedar scents, unmistakably Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen citrus thread that impart tension and ample freshness. Tasting this as the first wine of the day, it instantly refreshes the mouth and leaves it tingling with energy after it has departed. This is an excellent, top-grade Lynch Bages that deserves 8-10 years in bottle and then will offer three decade of pleasure, maybe more. 93-95 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Very classic style Lynch with pretty ripe fruit and tannin balanced. Full body, firm and shew tannins yet polished and refined. Alcohol and fruit balance are lower than other top years and give this wine freshness and energy. 95-96 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Malartic Lagraviere 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
“Offers a sleek, fresh feel, with plum and cassis notes streaming along, carried... Read more
“Offers a sleek, fresh feel, with plum and cassis notes streaming along, carried by a tarry hint. Stays lively through the defined finish. 91-94 points” winespectator.com “The 2015 Malartic-Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot that was harvested between 21 September and 7 October at 43 hl/ha, matured in 80% new oak. It has a tightly wound bouquet, a little more reticent than its peers at first, opening gradually with blackberry, raspberry coulis and strawberry pastilles. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen line of acidity, fresh and brisk with plenty of mineralité on the finish. This is a classic, serious Malartic with huge potential. Chapeau to the Bonnie family for creating a stupendous Pessac-Léognan. 94-96 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is a total rock star. Deep, powerful and exotic, the 2015 sweeps across the palate with stunning richness and intensity. The creamy voluptuousness of the vintage is on full display. The blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc works beautifully here. Rich, unctuous and also super-expressive, the 2015 is bursting at the seams with intensity. Dark cherry, mocha, plum and spice notes meld into the huge, effortless finish. This is an utterly thrilling wine from Malartic Lagravière, but it is also tightly wound and in need of serious cellaring. This is another stellar showing from the Bonnie family and consultant Michel Rolland. Don't miss it! 95-97 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “This shows fabulous depth of fruit and ripe tannins that last for minutes. Full body. Insane finish. Powerful. Greatest ever from here. 96-97 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,120 per case of 12 IB
Rich nose with wonderful depth, cassis and mineral tones, iodine and graphite, v... Read more
Rich nose with wonderful depth, cassis and mineral tones, iodine and graphite, very complex - with some green pepper and a little rosemary. Elegant on the palate, beautiful balance and very, very fine. Bright, crisp acidity brings out lots of sweet fruit, wild strawberries, cherries, a little rhubard and some cassis on the finish. Not massive and concentrated but smoothly textured, cool and very long. A beguiling and quite outstanding Pichon Lalande. RKL “The 2015 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was picked from 10 September with the young Merlot, finishing on 9 October. It includes 12.5% vin de presse (which incidentally was included in the blend). It has a very pure bouquet with expressive Merlot imparting black cherries and wild strawberry aromas that are embroidered with a thread of graphite. I noticed how it errs more towards black fruit with extended aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin on the entry, the Cabernet Sauvignon here in the driving seat despite that level of Merlot trying to get in a look. Together they give a sense of completeness to this Pichon Lalande that has semblances towards the great 1996. Whereas this Pauillac has a tendency to be more approachable than others, in fact, the 2015 has the backbone and substance to suggest that it will require a minimum of ten years' ageing, but patience will be amply rewarded. Nicolas Glumineau has overseen a quite brilliant Pichon Lalande here. 95-97 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This is absolutely beautiful with super tannin quality that gives you the most silky texture. Precise. It goes for minutes. Full and concentrated yet all in balance. 96-97 points” jamessuckling.com “A dazzling, towering wine, the 2015 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has put on considerable weight in just the last few months. Today, the 2015 is vivid and intense, with a huge backbone of tannin and marvelous complexity. In 2015, the Cabernet Sauvignon is pushed higher as the Merlot was less consistent in its ripening. Graphite, charcoal, tobacco, crème de cassis and new leather are some of the signatures in what is shaping up to be a super-classic Pichon-Lalande. Simply put, the 2015 is one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted four times. 96-98 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com Close
Red 2015 Château Pichon Lalande Magnum £1,135 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 Château Pichon Lalande - Reserve De La Comtesse 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Lovely cherries and violets on the nose. Soft, supple fruit on entry and sweeter... Read more
Lovely cherries and violets on the nose. Soft, supple fruit on entry and sweeter fruit mid-palate. Velvety texture from the fine, integrated tannins. Lively acidity and great structure. The finish is surprisingly long with lovely fruit on the aftertaste. RKL “Really very opulent - just like blackberry juice! Until some slightly drying tannins on the end. Very Merlot influenced with great sweetness. Early maturing. A real fleshy charmer. 13.62% Drink 2021-2030. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “The 2015 Reserve de la Comtesse is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a very fine, quite sophisticated and pure bouquet with black cherries, cedar and violet aromas, perfumed and sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, rounded tannin that is cloaked by layers of tobacco-tinged black fruit that segues into a long, lightly spiced finish. This is a delightful, quite serious deuxième vin that I suspect will age much longer than drinkers will afford it. Try to give this five years and you will be rewarded. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “The 2015 Réserve de la Comtesse is a powerful, tannic second wine that looks like it will need a few years in bottle to come together, as its structural spine is imposing at this stage. Dark, brooding and intense, the 2015 possesses magnificent depth and pedigree to burn. A host of black cherry, graphite, smoke, licorice and incense hit the building, intense finish. The 2015 is a gorgeous Comtesse, but the brooding style is going to take some time to come into its own. This is a serious second wine. Tasted four times. 90-93 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “Lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. A juicy second wine from PL. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Pontet Canet 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
Very aromatic – so many different notes of aniseed, pepper, toasty oak, a little... Read more
Very aromatic – so many different notes of aniseed, pepper, toasty oak, a little beeswax and even some spice and celery topped off with cassis and vanilla, very complex indeed. Lots of backbone, big but elegant tannins and crisp acidity. Ripe fruit appears mid palate and is strong on the finish. Very long with lots of fruit and ripe black fruits. RKL “The 2015 Pontet Canet was tasted on two occasions around two weeks apart and I noticed a superior showing the second time around. This year is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 18 September apropos the Merlot and from 28 September for the Cabernet, finishing on 3 October. It is matured in 50% new oak, 35% concrete and 15% one-year-old barrels. It has a pure and perfumed bouquet with small dark cherries, red plum and subtle violet scents, perhaps a little Margaux-like in style, the second showing demonstrating a little more red fruit character. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture on the entry. There is nicely judged acidity here, moderate depth, very supple tannin that lend this a silky texture. There is modest weight towards the second half, perhaps spicier than some of its Pauillac peers with an edgy, lightly peppered finish. It is an intriguing and complex, almost mercurial Pontet-Canet, a wine that I suspect will gain more weight during its élevage. Afford this 5-8 years in bottle and you should have a delicious, intellectual Pontet-Canet on your hands. 94-96 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “One of the wines of the vintage, the 2015 Pontet-Canet oozes class, finesse and pure pedigree. A hypothetical combination of the 2010 (for its dark fruit and tannic structure) and the 2009 (for its voluptuous fruit), the 2015 offers remarkable intensity, power and grace. A host of exotic floral and spice notes wrap around the dark, racy finish. In a word: magnificent! The 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, aged 50% in new oak, 35% in terra cotta amphora and 15% in one year-old barrels. 95-98 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux. 97-98 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Prieuré Lichine 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Precise and very clean nose of redcurrants and cassis. The palate is restrained... Read more
Precise and very clean nose of redcurrants and cassis. The palate is restrained and very poised. Clean, very fresh cool red fruits and some damson and plum as the flavours build. Very fine and the significant tannins fill out to a broad finish. RKL ““A Stéphane Derenoncourt wine. Bright crimson. Particularly refreshing. Well balanced and lively. Very juicy and energetic. Great balance. Lovely persistence. Drink 2024-2037. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “The 2015 Prieuré-Lichine is all class. Nuanced, delicate and silky in the glass, the 2015 speaks to the finesse that is such a signature of Margaux. All the elements are in the right place. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and floral notes mesh together in an effortless, gracious wine with a bright future. This is the first vintage Stephane Derenoncourt and his team made in the new cellar. Tasted two times. 91-94 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “This is really exceptional this year. Full body, very velvety tannins, wet earth, mushroom and currant character. Very stoney. Very long and flavor. Greatest wine in the history of the estate. 95-96 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Quinault L'Enclos 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
This is a beautiful wine…gorgeous aromas of baked bread and violets on the nose.... Read more
This is a beautiful wine…gorgeous aromas of baked bread and violets on the nose. Lovely ripe fruit immediately on entry and great concentration. Wonderful balance and great finesse, very long with persistent sweetness on the finish. This should drink well early and is very fine indeed. RKL “The 2015 Quinault L'Enclos is absolutely delicious. Bright, floral and nuanced, the 2015 shows off lovely class throughout. The expressive aromatics and underlying salinity are both deeply suggestive of Cabernet Franc, even though Franc is just 12% of the blend. The 2015 is a super-sexy Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring. This is pure finesse. 89-92 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “The 2015 Quinault L'Enclos includes Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 2009, representing 19% of the total blend, 12% Cabernet Franc and 69% Merlot. They now use larger 500-liter barrels, new oak but larger in size to work on the volume of the mid-palate. Aged in 50% new wood, it has a tightly wound, pure bouquet with intriguing graphite and cedar notes infusing the red berry and cassis fruit, perhaps a little Left Bank in style compared to other vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, extremely well defined, a slightly graininess in texture with that graphite element defining the finish. There is great length here, an extremely fine Quinault L'Enclos that will give a lot of pleasure with just 4-5 years in bottle. 91-93 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A purity and balance to this year with mineral, lavender and licorice character. Full body yet balanced and super silky. Bright and precise. Best ever. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Château Rieussec 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Not that dark in colour - yet. Very sweet nose with great creamy texture. Big an... Read more
Not that dark in colour - yet. Very sweet nose with great creamy texture. Big and brawny but it knows what it's doing. Pretty high alcohol. Some savoury notes. Very confident. Drink 2027-2050. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “The 2015 Rieussec, a blend of 86% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, was picked over five tries through the vineyard between 9 September and 27 October. "We had a bit of frost towards the end and 10% was harvested afterwards. The quality was affected and this was put into the second wine," winemaker Eric Kohler informed me. This year the grand vin constitutes between one-third and one-fourth of the total crop. It has a fragrant bouquet, of honey, white almond and peach, that is disarmingly seductive. The palate is refined and poised: a lovely thread of acidity here, with a keen mineral-laden finish that leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure. This is a top-tier Rieussec that hits all the right buttons. 95-97 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This is a phenomenal wine with dried pineapple and pear aromas and flavors. Full, very sweet. Incredible depth and power. Super complex. 97-98 points” jamessuckling.com Close
White 2015 Château Rieussec Half bottle £395 per case of 24 IB
Not that dark in colour - yet. Very sweet nose with great creamy texture. Big an... Read more
Not that dark in colour - yet. Very sweet nose with great creamy texture. Big and brawny but it knows what it's doing. Pretty high alcohol. Some savoury notes. Very confident. Drink 2027-2050. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “The 2015 Rieussec, a blend of 86% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Blanc, was picked over five tries through the vineyard between 9 September and 27 October. "We had a bit of frost towards the end and 10% was harvested afterwards. The quality was affected and this was put into the second wine," winemaker Eric Kohler informed me. This year the grand vin constitutes between one-third and one-fourth of the total crop. It has a fragrant bouquet, of honey, white almond and peach, that is disarmingly seductive. The palate is refined and poised: a lovely thread of acidity here, with a keen mineral-laden finish that leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure. This is a top-tier Rieussec that hits all the right buttons. 95-97 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This is a phenomenal wine with dried pineapple and pear aromas and flavors. Full, very sweet. Incredible depth and power. Super complex. 97-98 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Saintem 75cl £115 per case of 12 IB
(IDENTICAL WINE TO SAINTAYME, DIFFERENT LABEL) A really good nose! So intense a... Read more
(IDENTICAL WINE TO SAINTAYME, DIFFERENT LABEL) A really good nose! So intense and enticing with ripe cassis and cherries. Lots of ripe fruit on entry supported by fine, strong tannins. Good balancing acidity and a long finish, oak and ripe juicy cherries throughout. The 2014 was delicious, this is even better! RKL “The 2015 Saintayme is pure Merlot picked between 29 September and 9 October, cropped at 45 hl/ha and raised in 30% new oak. It has a gorgeous bouquet with blackberry and cranberry fruit, a touch of vanilla emanating from the new oak that is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with good depth, a "solid" Saintayme, a pleasant chewiness with a feisty dark berry, licorice-tinged finish. This comes recommended - a fine Saint Emilion from the hands of Denis Durantou. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “Delivers a blast of dark plum, fig and boysenberry fruit pushed from behind by ganache and licorice notes, with a long finish. Not shy in style, but integrated and caressing in feel. 90-93 points” winespectator.com Close
Red 2015 Château Saintem Magnum £130 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Château Suduiraut 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
“Round and complete with many layers of interest and an intriguingly dry finish ... Read more
“Round and complete with many layers of interest and an intriguingly dry finish after lots of sweetness and botrytis. Really well done! You could almost enjoy this already but there is lots more to come. Drink 2024-2050. 18 points” jancisrobinson.com “A ripe, rounded style, with loads of apricot, mango and glazed peach flavors, followed by a warm tarte Tatin finish. Still a touch youthfully raw, but shows serious depth. 93-96 points” winespectator.com “The 2015 Suduiraut comes with 123 grams per liter of residual sugar, more modest than some of its Sauternes peers and 4.56 grams per liter of acidity. It has a sense of completeness on the nose already: immense clarity with wild honey and quince aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure botrytised fruit, very focused and one of the most intense Sauternes you will find this year. It feels long and sophisticated in the mouth yet never overpowers, never really has to put its foot right down on the accelerator. This is a wonderful Suduiraut, not quite up to the level of the ethereal 2009...although not too far off. 95-97 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A phenomenal white with dried fruits such as apricots and mangos. Masses of bortrytis spice. Full body yet agile and bright with incredible lightness and delicacy. So much cherry blossom too. Small white flowers. Medium sweet. Ginger. Great finish. 97-98 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Talbot 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Smoky oak on the nose and lots of cologne and fern notes. Big hit of fruit on en... Read more
Smoky oak on the nose and lots of cologne and fern notes. Big hit of fruit on entry then a splash of crisp acidity - immediate appeal. Soft tannins build on the palate and there is a lot of fruit – this should be delicious quite young. RKL “The 2015 Talbot has a very typical nose for this Saint Julien estate: unapologetically classic in style, reserved even, with very subtle blackberry and briary scents tinged with pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, but it feels very linear and conservative towards the finish. Talbot rarely shows well out of barrel and can improve in bottle, so I will be a little more optimistic in my score and hope that it gains matière during élevage. 88-90 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “This distinctive wine puts a slightly chewy and austere note of warm stone alongside the vintage’s more typical lush tannins, giving this interesting contrast. The core sports solid currant and blackberry fruit, with ample length. 90-93 points.” winespectator.com “The 2015 Talbot is a bit rustic and not especially complex, but it sure is delicious. Best of all, the Talbot should drink well relatively early and be priced reasonably, making it one of the better values of the vintage. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are the consulting winemakers. 90-93 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com “A refined yet chewy young red with lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, ripe tannins and a fresh and clean finish. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 10 cases Château Thivin - Côte de Brouilly 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
"Bottled 3 weeks prior to my visit, the 2015 Côte de Brouilly was very closed on... Read more
"Bottled 3 weeks prior to my visit, the 2015 Côte de Brouilly was very closed on the nose though you can tell that it is packed to the rafters with fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with intense red and black fruit, superb mineralité and harmony, gradually building in the mouth with a compelling, tensile finish. What a fantastic Beaujolais in the making - about as good as it gets to be quite honest. If I taste a better QPR wine this year...no, just impossible. 94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2015 Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energ... Read more
Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2015 Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Gorgeous nose of vanilla, raspberry and violets with excellent concentration. On... Read more
Gorgeous nose of vanilla, raspberry and violets with excellent concentration. On the palate a lovely broad entry with a rich, velvety texture. Wonderful quality of tannin, firm yet silky-smooth, and encircling lots of sweet black fruit. Ripe, rounded, quite full-bodied yet still elegant with lots of intense Merlot fruit that persists to a long, fruity finish with delicious flavours of strawberries and vanilla. This is a superb vintage for 'VBA'; as usual it should drink very well young but the firm underlying tannins should allow it to mature and improve for well over 10 years. RKL. Close
Red 2015 10 cases Clos De La Roilette, Alain Coudert - Fleurie 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
"Deep ruby. Heady red and blue fruit, potpourri and fruitcake aromas show excell... Read more
"Deep ruby. Heady red and blue fruit, potpourri and fruitcake aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a minerally nuance with air. Combines power and finesse with a deft hand, offering palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that spread out slowly on the back half. Shows real intensity and a suave floral pastille quality on the youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a sappy blue fruit note behind. 92 points" Vinous.com (JR) Close
Red 2015 5 cases Clos du Caillou - Châteauneuf du Pape Les Safres 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
"A big step up over the base cuvée, the deeper, more purple-hued 2015 Châteauneu... Read more
"A big step up over the base cuvée, the deeper, more purple-hued 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Safres offers a downright smorgasbord of Provençal herbs, spices, wild strawberries, garrigue, and black cherry aromas and flavors. About as seamless and sexy as they come, with full-bodied richness and building tannin, as well as incredible purity, I just hope it shows this well from bottle! 93-95 points" RobertParker.com (JD) Close
Red 2015 2 cases Clos du Caillou - Côtes du Rhône Réserve 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
"Probably the Côtes du Rhône of the vintage (which is not unusual), the 2015 Côt... Read more
"Probably the Côtes du Rhône of the vintage (which is not unusual), the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Reserve got a few expletives in the notes and is a giant killer! Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by awesome notes of black raspberries, graphite, crushed herbs and licorice. Full-bodied, incredibly pure and elegant, with serious depth and power, it’s a fabulous effort that I’d be thrilled to have in the cellar. 93-95 points" RobertParker.com (JD) Close
White 2015 Clos du Salomon - Montagny 1er cru 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2015 Croft Quinta de Roeda 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Domaine de Chevalier Magnum £555 per case of 6 IB
White 2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot - Beaune Les Greves 'Le Clos Blanc' 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot - Savigny Les Beaune Clos des Guettes 1er Cru 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% ... Read more
"The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah aged in a mix of concrete tanks and small barrels) has fabulous notes of crème de cassis, blackberry jam, roasted herbs and graphite. Full-bodied, ultra-pure and with incredibly polished tannin, it’s up with some of the best vintage of this cuvée to date. It will need 2-3 years of cellaring and have two decades of longevity. 94-96 points" RobertParker.com (JD) Close
Red 2015 Domaine Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Domaine Louis Jadot - Meursault Charmes 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 10 cases Eduardo Chadwick - Sena 75cl £490 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2015 Fonseca Guimaraens 75cl £230 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Frederic Magnien - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 75cl £300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Geantet Pansiot - Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 25 cases L'Ameillaud - Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages 75cl £75 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Couchereaux 1er cru 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Couchereaux is a little charmer on the nose wi... Read more
"The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Couchereaux is a little charmer on the nose with wild strawberry, briary and blackcurrant scents entwined with fine mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a gentle grip, neatly integrated oak and very fine detail on the finish. What a delicious and expressive Beaune from Louis Jadot. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Les Drazey Domaine Gagey 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Cailleret 1er cru 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £1,120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Corton Grèves grand cru 75cl £630 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Corton Grèves Grand Cru was demonstrating some reduction on the nose, ... Read more
"The 2015 Corton Grèves Grand Cru was demonstrating some reduction on the nose, though underneath lie some decent black fruit that should offer good vigor once in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet supple tannin, well-judged acidity, harmonious in the mouth with a gentle but insistent grip on the silky smooth finish. Once the aromatics gain their cohesion and clarity, which they will, this will be a very fine Corton Grèves. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Les Poissenots 1er cru 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Marsannay Les Longerois 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Marsannay les Longeroies has a well-defined bouquet with ample red che... Read more
"The 2015 Marsannay les Longeroies has a well-defined bouquet with ample red cherry and strawberry fruit; a touch of bergamot and iris in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and strawberry fruit, plenty of joie-de-vivre here with a brisk, playful finish. This is a delight. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains 1er cru 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Louis Jadot - Pernand Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre 1er cru 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos de la Croix de Pierre has a lovely bl... Read more
"The 2015 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos de la Croix de Pierre has a lovely blackcurrant leaf and raspberry-scented bouquet that is both detailed and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple texture, a racy line of acidity, leading to a harmonious black cherry and quite spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a very fine Pernand-Vergelesses from Louis Jadot. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Garenne 1er cru Duc de Magenta 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er cru 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
"The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières, under the "Domaine Héritier... Read more
"The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières, under the "Domaine Héritiers du Jadot" label, was more reserved than the Puligny Clos de la Garenne when I tasted them side by side, but it opens with attractive limestone and granitic aromas. The palate is crisp on the entry with vibrant acidity, well balanced with orange zest and a touch of tangy marmalade lending complexity on the taut and focused finish. Excellent - this is one of Jadot's best whites this vintage. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Fortified 2015 Taylor - Quinta de Vargellas 75cl £230 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 Vieux Château Certan 75cl £2,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Angelus 75cl £3,500 per case of 12 IB
Fabulous nose of cassis and wild strawberries – wonderful purity. Lovely entry w... Read more
Fabulous nose of cassis and wild strawberries – wonderful purity. Lovely entry with super-smooth, polished, ripe black fruits and tangy, crisp acidity. Emergence of powerful tannic structure mid-palate following through to an intense, long, sweet but beautifully fresh finish. Incredibly good. RKL "One of the more surprising wines of the vintage, the 2016 Angélus shows a level of finesse that has not exactly been the norm here in recent years. Persistent and energetic on the palate, the 2016 Angélus boasts tons of nuance, with plenty of detail in all of its elements. A closing burst of Cabernet Franc-inflected floral and spice overtones give the wine an exotic flair. The 2016 is a fabulous Angélus. It's as simple as that. 94-97+ points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Angelus is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc and 60% Merlot with much of the production zoning in on the more clayey soils that are ideal in a dry growing season like this. Picked from 4 to 21 October and matured entirely in new oak, it has a very intense bouquet with multilayered blackcurrant, blueberry and floral notes, very refined and precise, not unlike the 2010 in some ways, but I would argue this is more sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, symmetrical in terms of focus with just the right amount of sappiness on the saline finish. It is a superb Angelus from the de Boüard family, destined to give pleasure over many, many years. Once in bottle, I expect it to land towards the top of my banded scale. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Incredible depth of fruit to this Angélus, which is dense yet also agile and energetic. There’s just so much dynamic fruit and tannin structure. Makes you want to taste and taste. What a young wine! We will see if 2016 is better than 2015. Both are great. 99-100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Angludet 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Lovely concentration on the nose with intriguing savoury and ripe fruit, greenga... Read more
Lovely concentration on the nose with intriguing savoury and ripe fruit, greengages and cassis. Silky texture on the palate with striking balance of tannins, ripe black fruits and vibrant acidity. Very long, lots of ripe fruit and silky oak tannins on the finish. After a succession of excellent vintages Angludet is delicious again in 2016. RKL Close
Red 2016 Château Beaumont 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Crushed berries on the nose – lovely intensity. This is very dense and beautiful... Read more
Crushed berries on the nose – lovely intensity. This is very dense and beautiful yet it is agile and exciting and so fresh! Great balance with perfectly ripe and integrated tannins. Blueberries, chocolate and walnuts. Full to medium body and beautiful length. Juicy fruit on the mid-palate and very good length. RKL “A juicy and pretty wine with berry and chocolate character, a medium body and a clean finish. Clearly better than the 2015. 91-92 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Bellevue (St Emilion) 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Under the same ownership as 1st Growth Château Angelus but at a fraction of the ... Read more
Under the same ownership as 1st Growth Château Angelus but at a fraction of the price; fabulously fresh nose, menthol, mint and cherries. Full bodied palate with lots of elegant, ripe and beautifully textured tannins. Creamy, supple and perfectly balanced. Red fruits throughout to a long, very clean, fresh finish. Excellent wine. RKL "This is very exciting this year with a profound depth and power of fruit in addition to mineral undertones. Full and intense. Great finish. Better than the 2015? 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Chateau Beychevelle - Château Beychevelle 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Beychevelle 75cl £420 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Very deep in colour and great, ‘classic’ nose of cassis and tobacco. Firm tanni... Read more
Very deep in colour and great, ‘classic’ nose of cassis and tobacco. Firm tannic grip on entry which releases to allow cool raspberry and strawberry fruit to spread across the mid-palate. Fresh and elegant, delicious fruit concentration and spices emerge on the long finish which promises great things to come over the long-term. Another great Branaire. RKL "The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked from 28 September until 19 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare, one of the longest harvest periods at the estate. The nose is quite intense with black fruit infused with pencil shaving and a touch of tobacco, unashamedly classic in style, a little distant compared to some other Saint Juliens but undeniably well defined and full of character. The palate is structured and masculine, exerting a firm grip in the mouth, spicier than its peers with cracked black pepper complementing the black fruit, tobacco and smoke towards the structured finish. There is great length here, very persistent in the mouth, a little "rougher" in texture than others, but that will be smoothed out during élevage and in bottle. Give this Branaire-Ducru five or six years in bottle because it has great potential, one of the best produced at the estate in recent years. (NB This sample was taken from a new barrel, though the final blend will be 60%.) 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Juicy, savoury nose. Fresh and fine-boned. Could only be bordeaux – tant mieux! Silky texture with some energy. Drink 2026-2043. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "Branaire-Ducru is gorgeous in 2016. A rush of inky blue/purplish fruit, licorice, violet, lavender and dark spices give the wine its rich, textured feel. Gracious and nuanced, in the classic Branaire style, the 2016 possesses lovely depth and sensuality, with no hard edges and terrific overall balance. Time in the glass brings out the wine's more floral and spiced notes. Above all else, Branaire is a wine of finesse despite its considerable intensity. It is also arguably the most polished of the Saint-Juliens. Tasted two times. 92-95 points" vinous.com (AG) "This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien. 94-97 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £315 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £630 per case of 12 IB
Intense and pure on the nose with fresh, ripe fruit with lovely cassis notes; el... Read more
Intense and pure on the nose with fresh, ripe fruit with lovely cassis notes; elegant entry, so smooth, before tannins and acidity emerges mid-palate. Medium-bodied with wonderful finesse and blackcurrant fruit that persists long on the finish. Fantastic length. The finest Brane in recent years and probably ever! RKL "“Dark purplish crimson. Neat, unforced, smells fully ripe. Salty finish and a fine spread across the palate. Bone dry, but not too drying, finish. Cool, unforced and sophisticated. Very competent indeed. Drink 2026-2044 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "“This is really strong from Brane-Cantenac this year with toned muscles and beautiful fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and polished. Shows wonderful intensity and density yet remains reserved and very tight. Very impressive from here. Grabs you. One of the best ever from here. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere picked from 22 September until 17 October (the tiny parcel of Carmenere picked three days later). The yields came in at 51 hectoliters per hectare and it is matured in 75% new oak and 25% one-year-old barrels, the final alcohol level 13.3%. It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the "Pauillac of Margaux." The palate is simply the best that I have ever tasted at the estate, without question. This has presence, but also weightlessness, filigree tannin and perfectly pitched acidity, with real intensity and drive. The tension here is outstanding and the persistence is incredibly long. It is not the showiest of all the 2016s by a long stretch, and yet it is everything you could possibly want from a Margaux. Like Beychevelle this year, the 2016 Brane-Cantenac puts recent vintages in the shade, thanks not only to the growing season, but also a new punching down system in their gravity-fed winery that was completed in 2015. The 2016 is a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Canon 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Cantemerle 75cl £270 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Cantemerle comes across as raw and not fully put together. Even so, th... Read more
"The 2016 Cantemerle comes across as raw and not fully put together. Even so, the wine possesses superb richness, volume and depth. Iron, smoke, raspberry jam and succulent cherry notes are all pushed forward. Plush and racy, with striking depth, this succulent, expressive Haut-Médoc is built for pleasure. Tasted two times. 89-92 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Cantemerle has a tightly wound bouquet and it never quite delivers the detail and mineralité that some of its peers have produced in this vintage. There are attractive undergrowth scents and a touch of tobacco, but it does not leap from the glass with joy. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth of fruit, blackberry laced with cedar and graphite. One sample was missed a little precision, however, a second and third demonstrated much more precision and tension. My score reflects this. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Dense and chewy already with plenty of ripe tannins and bright fruit. Vivid acidity. Full body, a firm and silky texture and a flavorful finish. Lots going on. Excellent follow-up to the great 2015! 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Great wine! Rich, ripe, rounded, very ripe tannins providing nice grip at first ... Read more
Great wine! Rich, ripe, rounded, very ripe tannins providing nice grip at first then releasing with crisp acidity and fine red fruit flavours. Very long and impressive; great value for money. RKL “Blackberry and walnut character plus hints of stones. Full body, plenty of blackcurrant flavors and chewy tannins. Better than the 2015. 91-92 points” jamesuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
"A solid and linear young wine with blackcurrant and berry character, a medium t... Read more
"A solid and linear young wine with blackcurrant and berry character, a medium to full body and a savory finish. Another excellent, young Chasse-Spleen. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Chasse-Spleen has a very elegant bouquet with neatly integrated oak, the terroir really showing through here, hints of cedar and smoke emerging with time. The palate is fresh as a button on the entry. It is cut through with a superb line of acidity that engenders superb tension, the tannins firm but fine with a subtle marine influence towards the persistent finish. This is a fabulous Chasse-Spleen, the best I have ever tasted from the estate. It could end up at the top of by banded score. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £6,400 per case of 12 IB
Fabulous nose of apples, violets and roses followed by a real hit of ripe fruit ... Read more
Fabulous nose of apples, violets and roses followed by a real hit of ripe fruit on entry. Lots of raspberry, figs and quince flavours with a real array of spices. Real tannic backbone and structure all round, fresh acidity, beautifully balanced, delicious and very long. Real power and freshness. Excellent. RKL "A wine of precision and extraordinary beauty, the 2016 Cheval Blanc is also one of the highlights of the year. In the glass, it is precise, delicate and understated. Hints of espresso, plum, spice and wild cherry all develop in the glass, but it is the wine's feel and vivid personality that stand out most. I expect the 2016 will put on weight during its aging, both in barrel and later in bottle. It is an absolutely stunning wine in every way. 96-99 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and (the return of) 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from the gravel soils since in this vintage the vines showed absolutely no stress. It delivers 14.25% alcohol with an IPT of 75 and a pH 3.67, which Pierre Lurton told me is a little lower than normal. As usual, it is matured in 100% new oak. It has a very pure, correct and quite penetrating bouquet with black cherries, blackcurrant, graphite and a touch of wild mint. It is bashful at first but opens with confidence with aeration (incidentally, I allowed my sample 40 minutes to open). The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin and a killer line of acidity that imparts so much freshness from the starting gun. That soupçon on Cabernet Sauvignon does make a difference, lending a subtle vein of graphite that runs throughout the wine. It remains linear, with laser-like focus towards the extraordinarily persistent finish, pencil lead on the "HB" aftertaste. This is a classic and intellectual Cheval Blanc, not as charming perhaps as the 2015 Cheval Blanc, but it will unquestionably age gracefully over decades not years. 97-99 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is very powerful Cheval with searing tannins and bright fruit, acidity and mineral undertones. Full and muscular yet beautifully formed and polished. It’s all about the form to this. Better than 2015. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Clos Fourtet 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Vivid, creamy, ample and explosive in all of its dimensions, the 2016 Clos Fourt... Read more
Vivid, creamy, ample and explosive in all of its dimensions, the 2016 Clos Fourtet maintains striking aromatic freshness and tension despite its intensity. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The final blend is 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. The 2016 spent about four weeks on the skins. New oak is around 60 percent. This is a superb showing from an estate that has been on a roll. Tasted three times. 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "This is a solid and structured 2016 with fabulous density and freshness. Full-bodied yet vibrant and exciting. Wow. We will see. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Clos Fourtet is a blend of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in 60% new oak. It has a generous, well defined licorice-tinged fruit that is very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, blackberry and boysenberry fruit with that salted licorice theme continuing. This Clos Fourtet has impressive concentration, yet there is real elegance and persistence, fanning out wonderfully towards the finish. Mathieu Cuvelier has overseen another outstanding Clos Fourtet. Tasted twice, with a second bottle demonstrating a tad more backbone but equally admirable. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Gorgeous from the get-go, with plum sauce, cassis and violet notes streaming through, showing ample richness yet relying more on cut, while anise, black tea and chalky mineral flavors persist on the finish. A beauty in the making. 96-99 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
White 2016 Château Coutet 75cl £295 per case of 24 IB
White 2016 Château Coutet 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Coutet has an intriguing bouquet, more exotic than I have noticed in t... Read more
"The 2016 Coutet has an intriguing bouquet, more exotic than I have noticed in the past, scents of tangerine and dried pineapple, not quite the mineral drive that I expect from Coutet. The palate is serviced back to normal: a very fine line of acidity, great delineation, taut and focused with a brisk and precise finish. I just hope that the aromatics get their house in order during the barrel maturation so that it matches the palate. At the moment, I will be prudent with my score. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Oily and dense with lots of sliced-cooked-pineapple, honey and light spice character. Full body and a long and spicy finish. Lasts a long time on the palate. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château d'Armailhac 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Good concentration of cassis fruit on nose and palate. Very fine, ripe tannins a... Read more
Good concentration of cassis fruit on nose and palate. Very fine, ripe tannins and silky texture, quite linear in style, precise and focussed. Palate becomes more savoury as it develops and fills out with autumn plums and damsons. Beautifully balanced with a long, elegant finish. Excellent. RKL "Very dark, blackish purple. Perfumed and rather seductive. Pretty chunky and solid. Tannins more in evidence than in some(though admittedly this is my first Pauillac in a long run of wines). A long-distance runner. Very juicy. Drink 2027-2045. 17- points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 D'Armailhac is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked between 27 September and 14 October. The bouquet is very impressive, typical d'Armaihlac in terms of the opulence and flamboyance with lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a subtle floral note developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp and tensile entry; there is immense purity here with some lovely blue fruit appearing on the finish. This is a d'Armailhac that is emboldened by unprecedented tannic structure that gives it real backbone and a sense of authority. Quite simply, this is one of the best wines of Château D'Armailhac that I have tasted, somehow not a million miles away from Grand Puy Lacoste in style. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Inviting, with notes of currant preserves and cherry sauce giving way to taut charcoal and singed alder accents. The chalky finish is a bit tight, but the stuffing is there. This has really good energy. 92-95 points" winespectator.com "This is really tannic and muscular for d’Armailhac. Perhaps the most powerful ever. Full and chewy yet balanced and polished. Very, very impressive. Greatest ever? 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château de Pez 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
"Textbook for the AOC, with a bright core of damson plum and bitter cherry flavo... Read more
"Textbook for the AOC, with a bright core of damson plum and bitter cherry flavors, laced with fine chalky tannins and backed by a pretty lilac note. 88-91 points" winespectator.com "This is very powerful and rich with gorgeous depth and intensity. Full and excellent. Another new name to watch. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 de Pez appears to be benefitting from a long-term replanting program at the estate. This is a blend of 53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. The IPT is quite high at 80, and there is 13.9% alcohol. It has a pure and comely bouquet with black cherries and blackcurrant pastilles, just a touch of crushed violets that emerge with time. The palate is really quite lovely: very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, quite saline in the mouth, perhaps the finest tannic structure that I have encountered during many years of tasting this Saint Estèphe, with a long persistent finish. Maybe this is the "dark horse" of the appellation this year. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château d'Issan 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 D'Issan is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot cropped be... Read more
"The 2016 D'Issan is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot cropped between 29 September and 19 October, and matured in 50% new barrels. The alcohol is 13.3% and with a pH of 3.71. It has a very classic, slightly introverted bouquet with a light marine influence coming through, but remaining very reserved, a little aloof. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and fine delineation; it is very crisp and focused, a classic Margaux through and through with outstanding salinity and persistence towards the precise finish. This is a beautiful D'Issan for long-term ageing, on par with the 2015. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is so energetic for a young d’Issan with lots of white pepper, crushed stones and blackberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and great length. One of the greatest ever. Superb depth and intensity to this real Bordeaux. Wow. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
White 2016 Château Doisy Daene 75cl £295 per case of 24 IB
White 2016 Château Doisy Daene 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
"This is very serious with lots of spicy, botrytis character and a deep and dens... Read more
"This is very serious with lots of spicy, botrytis character and a deep and dense palate. Full-bodied, very sweet and long on the finish. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Doisy Daene has a generous bouquet with lovely scents of yellow flower and peach infusing the honeyed aromas. The palate is fresh on the entry with tangy orange peel and peachy notes, very harmonious and viscous in texture, leading to a detailed and persistent finish that is one of the most delicious I can remember from this Barsac estate. This wine will always be tinged with sadness, since it coincides with the passing of Denis Dubourdieu. But his legacy will live on in his wines, including this one, which is magnificent. Drink 2021-2060. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
White 2016 Château Doisy Daene - Grand Vin Sec 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
"The Doisy Daëne 2016 Blanc Sec is one of those wines that just makes you fall h... Read more
"The Doisy Daëne 2016 Blanc Sec is one of those wines that just makes you fall head over heels in love with white Bordeaux and makes you wonder why you spent all that money on white Burgundy grand crus. The bouquet is just heavenly with white peach, orange pith and citrus notes that are seamlessly integrated with the oak. The palate is extremely well balanced with a nigh on perfect strand of acidity, shimmering with energy and blessed with a very precise, razor-sharp finish that has just a faint tang of salinity. Just superb. Drink now, leave it, do what you want. Tasted August 2017. 93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 Doisy Daene has a generous bouquet with lovely scents of yellow flower and peach infusing the honeyed aromas. The palate is fresh on the entry with tangy orange peel and peachy notes, very harmonious and viscous in texture, leading to a detailed and persistent finish that is one of the most delicious I can remember from this Barsac estate. This wine will always be tinged with sadness, since it coincides with the passing of Denis Dubourdieu. But his legacy will live on in his wines, including this one, which is magnificent. Drink 2021-2060. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Du Tertre 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Concentrated nose of redcurrants and wild strawberries – lovely! More strawberr... Read more
Concentrated nose of redcurrants and wild strawberries – lovely! More strawberries and plums on the palate and silky smooth, ripe tannins balanced perfectly but tangy citrus acidity. As palate warms, it develops slightly more exotic, verging on peach fruit flavours – very rich, delicious and long. Good in 2016 – even better than the ’15? RKL "The 2016 Du Tertre is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 19 October. Estate manager Alexandre van Peek told me that this represents one of the highest levels of Cabernet Sauvignon in recent years. Matured in 35% new oak, it has a harmonious bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and mineral scents that are neat and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite saline on the entry, understated at first, but gaining weight in the mouth and delivering a precise and minerally, classic Margaux finish. All it's missing is the persistence on the finish. It just seems to rush out the exit door before you've really gotten to know it. Hopefully it will develop that side during barrel maturation. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Bright and engaging, with lots of bay, savory and tobacco notes out front, backed by lively plum, cherry and raspberry coulis flavors. The sleek, mineral-edged finish pulls the fruit and herb elements together. Distinctive. 90-93 points" winespectator.com "A dense and tight red with currants, blueberries and hints of walnuts. Changes from pure fruit and then back to wet earth. The purity in the cabernet, the linear tannins and the drive with acidity behind it makes it one of the best Tertres ever. Better than 2015? 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,695 per case of 12 IB
Wow, what a nose! Underlying intensity of ripe cassis overlaid by an ethereal co... Read more
Wow, what a nose! Underlying intensity of ripe cassis overlaid by an ethereal complexity with notes of coffee and tobacco leaf – utterly entrancing. Dense and thick on entry, super-rich with beautifully integrated tannins (rare in a Ducru at this stage). Wonderfully smooth throughout with lovely balancing acidity teasing out more black fruits, coffee and spice throughout the palate to a long, long finish – incredibly long. Delicious. RKL "One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou is simply magnificent. Vertical structure and intensity in all of its dimensions make a strong opening statement. Dark blue and black fruit, spice, new leather and smoke run through this superb, spectacularly rich, voluptuous Saint-Julien. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. Nothing really stands out. In the end, the 2016 is a wine of spectacular balance and pure class. The natural richness comes through in the gravitas and profoundness of the finish. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 comes in at just 13.5% alcohol. Tasted two times. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot cropped at 36 hectoliters per hectare between 24 September and 14 October and matured in 100% new oak barrels (for a total of 18 months). The alcohol level comes in at 13.63% with a pH of 3.71. The bouquet is very closed at first, and so I aerated the Grand Vin by transferring from one glass to another. It gradually unfurls to reveal scents of blackberry, bilberry, cedar and a touch of pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm backbone cloaked in layers of black fruit. The new oak is probably more present here than some of its peers, but there is more than sufficient substance to absorb that. The mineralité surfaces right towards the persistent finish, completing what is a Ducru Beaucaillou built for the long term. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Very focused and reserved with a mineral, blackberry, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and refined. Walking a tightrope between steely tannins and and dark fruit. This is highly intellectual and unique. Great finish. Remake of the extraordinary 2014? Stronger than the 2015, for sure. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "Offers a scintillating display of roasted apple wood, incense and warm ganache before the core of cassis, plum preserves and raspberry reduction starts to step forward. The finish, loaded with grip but remarkably polished, pulls everything together. A huge, undeniable wine, overt in style. 97-100 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 Château Duhart Milon 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Deep ruby in colour. Raspberries and juniper berries on the nose - precise and v... Read more
Deep ruby in colour. Raspberries and juniper berries on the nose - precise and very fine. Broad and full on entry with ripe, savoury tannins. Rounded and full on the mid-palate with juicy red fruits and crisp, balancing acidity. Lovely underlying sweetness and a long finish. Very delicious. RKL "67% Cabernet Sauvignon picked from 3 to 12 October,33% Merlot picked 26 to 29 September. Dark glowing crimson. Black pepper and intensity on the nose. Bone dry and enormous energy and savour. Real elegance and some majesty. Neat and well balanced. Bravo! Very much speaks of the vintage with its freshness and intensity. Drink 2027-2042 17+ points" jancisrobinson.com "… The bouquet is tightly wound with blackberry, cigar box and sous-bois aromas that gently unfold in the glass. This is classic, conservative Duhart-Milon. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, just a touch of black pepper enlivening the black fruit. Overall, this represents in some ways a return to the slightly more austere style of Duhart-Milon, yet there is perhaps now more approachability and certainly plenty of freshness. For me, this is a step up from the 2015 and it comes recommended. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A firm and silky young red with a medium to full body and lovely chocolate, cedar and currant character. Flavorful finish. One of the best in a very long time. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Enclos Tourmaline 75cl £295 per case of 3 IB
“This is very close in quality to the great 2015. Full body yet complex and laye... Read more
“This is very close in quality to the great 2015. Full body yet complex and layered. Very refined. Fine grained tannins. Super tight. A real beauty here. Only 3,000 bottles. Beautiful follow up. Second vintage. 96-97 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Figeac 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
"Splendid texture and finesse to this young Figeac with a pure silk texture. Ful... Read more
"Splendid texture and finesse to this young Figeac with a pure silk texture. Full-bodied and ultra-fine. Lovely combination of fruit and freshness. The polish is gorgeous to this. Precision redefined. Pretty follow-up to the 2015. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "Tight and backward, with a wall of cocoa and loam out front, but the core of cassis and blackberry fruit is prodigious, and the mix of charcoal, tobacco and warm paving stone notes making up the finish cuts a seriously wide swath. This needs to be tamed by its élevage though. 95-98 points" winespectator.com "Lively and very Figeac. Just as it should be. Zesty and confident and of the place. Rich palate entry and then lovely freshness. Firm and glorious. Like an arrow. Very pure. Frédéric Faye and the Manoncourt family should be very proud. Classic. Racy and juicy and beautifully balanced. Long. 14% Drink 2024-2040. 19 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Figeac is a blend of 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked from 23 September until 20 October at 49 hectoliters per hectare with 13.9% alcohol. The acidity is 3.67 pH, and it matured in 100% new oak (focused on five cooperages). This is a property that opened a new chapter in 2013, when Michel Rolland's services as a master blender have been called upon and engendered far greater harmony between the three grape varieties, now all singing from the same hymn sheet. It has a crisp blackberry nose, a little closed at first, opening nicely in the glass and offering raspberry coulis, pencil box and subtle mint aromas—classic Figeac in many ways. The palate is extraordinarily well balanced with a fine lattice of tannin sculpted to perfection. There is a slight edginess to this Figeac that I adore, the Cabernets very expressive, more so than the 2015, with graphite infusing every pore of the black fruit. This Figeac has an outstanding structure and a saline finish that beckons you back for another sip. The 2015 Figeac was stunning and the 2016 no less. Tasted on four separate occasions, and in the end, only one (banded) score became inevitable. 98-100 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Fonbel 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Vibrant refreshing nose of cassis and redcurrant jelly, very pretty and with lov... Read more
Vibrant refreshing nose of cassis and redcurrant jelly, very pretty and with lovely intensity. Cool, fresh very pure palate – menthol, verbena and then black plums and damsons emerging through a great framework of fine silky tannins. Wonderfully ripe fruit, crisp acidity, very long, very good indeed. Pure class at this level. RKL "The 2016 Fonbel is a blend of 70% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 7% Carmenere picked from 29 September until 18 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare. It has a pretty cranberry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet, quite transparent and terroir-driven with nicely integrated oak (30% aged in new oak). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a lively and breezy Saint Emilion, not the most complex you will find but full of personality. The freshness suggests that this will drink early, and that Carmenere just gives it something different (although Pauline Vauthier mentioned that she will regraft some of those vines). 88-90 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "A balanced and fruity wine with an almost Burgundian mouthfeel and balance. Medium body and a juicy finish. 90-91 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Giscours 75cl £270 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Giscours 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Lovely ripe red fruit nose with smoky notes. Fine, silky tannins and ripe fruit... Read more
Lovely ripe red fruit nose with smoky notes. Fine, silky tannins and ripe fruit – darker fruit with hints of licorice and coffee. Lovely, fresh balancing acidity on the mid-palate and a moderate finish. This has all the ingredients for another great Giscours and should fill out in due course. RKL “Glowing purple. Concentrated and sappy - real energy here. Glossy and fresh. Really exuberant. Perhaps not one of the most earnestly fashioned for the very long term but a real crowd-pleaser. Drink 2024-2040 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Giscours is fabulous. In fact, the 2016 may be one of the best recent vintages of this wine I have tasted. Dense, powerful and voluptuous in the glass, the 2016 possesses superb depth and intensity in all of its dimensions. The fruit is creamy and textured, while the flavors are remarkably precise throughout. Hints of smoke, licorice, tobacco and incense lead into the potent but well-judged finish. 91-94 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Giscours is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, the highest percentage of Cabernet in recent years, picked between 26 September and 20 October. It was cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare with 13.2% alcohol, which is a little less than in 2015. Naturally that dominant proportion of Cabernet drives the aromatics with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas. The palate is very well structured, more masculine than the 2015 and maybe without quite the same level of precision, but there is great density and length to this Giscours. I found that improved in the glass, gaining more energy from the ether. It is an impressive follow-up to last year's Giscours. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is extremely long and linear with a powerful and refined texture of superfine tannins. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished. The finish is very, very impressive. Snaps at the end. Better than the 2015? 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Gloria 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red and black fruits and some oak on the nose, very appealing. Darker fruit char... Read more
Red and black fruits and some oak on the nose, very appealing. Darker fruit character on entry with good depth and concentration. With firm tannins with a rich texture this could be a keeper. RKL "Dense and layered red with berry and tobacco character, a full body and a savory finish. Got it all here. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Gloria is striking. Ripe, dense and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2016 exudes class. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, pomegranate, rose petal, cinnamon and licorice notes abound, but it is the wine's juiciness and overall texture that are most appealing, A super-classic Saint-Julien, Gloria delivers serious quality for the money. Despite its obvious depth and fleshiness, the 2016 Gloria is also one of the most restrained, gracious Saint-Juliens readers will come across. 92-95 points" vinous.com "The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc… This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost reluctantly unfolds and unveils subtle pencil box and dry tobacco aromas. The palate is more outgoing than the aromatics with a vibrant, almost citrus-fresh opening, tensile tannins and a satisfying sense of energy. This feels nimble and agile in the mouth with a touch of white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. You come away with the feeling that this Gloria has something up its sleeve for those with patience to cellar it for eight to ten years. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Shows a flash of mint before giving way to a torrent of blueberry, blackberry and cassis flavors, pushed by energetic acidity and juicy, brambly grip. Plum cake and anise line the finish, along with a flash of tobacco. Lots going on here. 93-96 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £730 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 Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Gorgeous nose, typical Gruaud liquorice notes with cedar and cassis – wonderful ... Read more
Gorgeous nose, typical Gruaud liquorice notes with cedar and cassis – wonderful intensity. Beautiful entry, supple palate, lots of fresh black fruits and crisp acidity. Very fine, integrating tannins, very proper and correct with great depth. Long and elegant. This is a first-rate Gruaud. Delicious. RKL "Initially there's a whiff of sweet oak, and then underneath there is the vineyard and real savour. Ripe but not forced. Good stuff with a 'mineral' whiff. Not a blockbuster but very well balanced with lovely length. Drink 2025-2045. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "This delivers a pure beam of cassis and cherry preserves, underscored by a layer of warm dark earth. Stays polished in feel, with lovely freshness on the relatively open-knit finish. 91-94 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc this year, picked between 29 September until 15 October (with the Petit Verdot) and matured in 80% new oak, the remainder one or two years old. The alcohol is a modest 13.02%. It has a generous bouquet with scents of blackberry, briary, a touch of sandalwood and tobacco, gaining more precision as it aerates in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, certainly one of the most finessed Gruaud Larose in recent years, with perfectly judged acidity. I love the focus here, a little understated at first but you cannot deny the intensity and precision on the finish. Moreover, this seems to be a slightly more detailed Gruaud, nuanced and long in the mouth. Excellent—and I suspect it might be a little more approachable than some of its peers. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Full-bodied, layered and juicy young wine. Very tannic yet ripe and intense. Powerful finish. This will be excellent. Better than the 2015. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Haut Bailly 75cl £995 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 Château Haut Brion 75cl £2,575 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Haut Brion 75cl £5,150 per case of 12 IB
Deep ruby/ink and thick pink legs. Sweet peas, some cassis and beeswax on the no... Read more
Deep ruby/ink and thick pink legs. Sweet peas, some cassis and beeswax on the nose. Fine, ripe and luscious tannins coating the surfaces of the mouth. Very pure fruit definition, ripe cassis, redcurrants and a tart blackberry note towards the finish. Rather brooding at the moment and an incredibly long finish just confirms the quality here. Real finesse - 2016 Haut Brion can take all the superlatives you can throw at it. RKL "Even deeper colour than La Mission. Broad and spicy and very rich and a compote of warm bricks. (La Mission is more muscular and obviously tannic.) Firm and not over the top. Prances. Transparent and very much Haut-Brion. Drink 2028-2050. 19 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the jewels of the vintage. Towering, powerful and intense, the 2016 is marvelously complete in all of its dimensions. Gravel, bacon fat, black cherry, smoke, leather and licorice are all pushed forward. The 2016 is quite rich, but never heavy. It is especially polished, even understated Haut Brion built more on finesse than power. 95-98 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Haut Brion is a blend of 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 19 September and 13 October. Jean-Philippe Delmas told me that this represents a touch more Merlot than last year's vintage. It clearly has a more powerful and intense bouquet compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion, although maybe not the same killer level of detail and delineation. The palate is beautifully balanced with arching tannins that insistently grip the mouth. There are layers of black fruit, minerals, sea salt and a touch of crushed violets. Unlike the 2015 Haut-Brion, this is more linear, stricter and you could argue more nimble on its toes. Yet maybe it does not quite have the same depth and labyrinthine complexity that made the 2015 such an astonishing wine. Nevertheless, this 2016 is not far behind and it will be fascinating to compare in the future. 97-99 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is a monument for Haut-Brion and reminds me of the great 1998 but in a modern and bright style. Full-bodied, very tannic and superbly structured yet always agile and vivid. Its energy and dynamic nature grabs you by the shoulder and tells you it’s great. Staggeringly precise. It can’t get better than this, can it? 100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Haut Brisson 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
“Deep crimson. Scented and peppery on the nose and then gently sweet on the pala... Read more
“Deep crimson. Scented and peppery on the nose and then gently sweet on the palate. Much less drying than most. Charming! Drink 2022-2035 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “Soft and velvety wine with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and pure finish. Another winner. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 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 Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
Blackcurrant and red berry fruit on the nose and through to the palate. As ever ... Read more
Blackcurrant and red berry fruit on the nose and through to the palate. As ever more delicate and precise than neighbouring Evangile. Vibrant acidity and fruit on the palate. Beautifully ripe tannins, firm but well-integrated and perfectly balanced. Menthol and licorice build towards the finish, with cassis and even a hint of kiwi fruit. As ever La Conseillante is about charm over raw power and the 2016 has it in spades. Utterly entrancing. RKL "The 2016 La Conseillante is one of the undisputed stars of the vintage. Dark, rich and voluptuous, with no hard edges and exceptional balance, the 2016 has been simply extraordinary on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, lavender and spice notes flesh out in the glass, but it is the wine's textural feel and overall balance that stand out most. The 2016 is plush, deep and textured, yet retains the super-classic midweight feel that is such a Conseillante signature. 95-98 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 La Conseillante is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked from 22 September to 13 October and 12-17 October at 39.5 hectoliters per hectare. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux told me that there is 13.8% alcohol, nearly one degree less than in 2015, with a pH of 3.65 and it is matured in 70% new oak. This has a succinct bouquet that is stylistically not that far removed from its neighbor Vieux Château Certan: detailed and understated at first with scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow and a touch of pressed flowers. The palate is very well balanced with a fine backbone, but what really marks out this La Conseillante is the salinity that comes through on the second half. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth, reveals a little spiciness towards the finish whereupon it gently fans out, leaving a touch of black pepper on the saline aftertaste. This is a classic La Conseillante and the best since the majestic 2010. Similar to that vintage, it will require several years in bottle, but it will be well worth the wait. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is the greatest Conseillante in modern times. Full body and incredible tannins that are polished and velvety. The texture lasts for minutes. I am speechless. What a young and awe-inspiring wine! 99-100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château La Lagune 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
"Dark crimson with a slightly pale rim. Strong balsam notes on the nose - distin... Read more
"Dark crimson with a slightly pale rim. Strong balsam notes on the nose - distinctive! Very full and supple. I would guess there was some strict selection here to have such ripeness. Some freshness on the end. A satisfying whole. Quite long. Drink 2026-2042. 17- points" jancisrobinson.com "At least for this writer, the 2016 La Lagune is a return to form after their 2015 did not light my fire last en primeur. Lucid purple/black in color, it has a very intense bouquet with blackberries and sloes, whilst maintaining delineation and focus, almost pastille-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, perhaps just a little brittle on the entry, though it is commensurate with others 2016s that I tasted in barrel. I appreciate the focus and the "correctness" of this La Lagune, notwithstanding the freshness and tension that defines the persistent finish. This is a long-term wine, so do not be afraid to give this four or five years in the cellar. This is an excellent La Lagune, one of the best in recent years. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £3,950 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 Château Lafite 75cl £5,800 per case of 12 IB
A little closed at first then real cassis, raspberry and bubblegum aromas to the... Read more
A little closed at first then real cassis, raspberry and bubblegum aromas to the fore. Wow what an entry, so layered and complex already with a wonderful depth of dark fruit beneath the surface; ripe and fine tannins lacing the cassis and rhubarb fruit. Crisp acidity encourages flavours of pomegranate, more cassis and even some beeswax note mid-palate. This seems to be the most concentrated and complex Lafite we have seen for years – a very exciting wine. RKL "The 2016 Lafite-Rothschild is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot picked from 23 September until 12 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon (and unused Petit Verdot). It has 13.3% alcohol, a pH of 3.65 and the IPT of 74. Matured in 100% new oak, it has a fresh and vibrant bouquet whilst retaining the classicism of this First Growth. This is more subtle than Mouton-Rothschild or Latour, which is always the case at en primeur, yet there is a brooding intensity that draws you in as it unveils some gorgeous blackberry and graphite aromas. The palate is just superb. This has more density, more vigor, more depth and you could even argue more ambition than the 2015 Lafite-Rothschild showed last year. It gently grips the mouth with unerring focus and symmetry, just a touch of spiciness developing with a long, saline finish that lingers two minutes after the wine has departed. Lafite-Rothschild always develops and meliorates in barrel during its élevage and I suspect this will ultimately turn out to be a regal Lafite-Rothschild. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Even stronger and more toned than the excellent 2015, this Lafite shows incredible power yet also finesse. Full-bodied, superfine and chewy wine. Muscular yet agile. Goes on for minutes. Stunning. Perhaps the greatest Lafite since the legendary 1959? 100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Lagrange 75cl £430 per case of 12 IB
Raspberry and redcurrant flavours build well alongside powerful yet silky tannin... Read more
Raspberry and redcurrant flavours build well alongside powerful yet silky tannins. Lovely fresh acidity, becomes more savoury towards the finish. Very fresh and lively yet correct. Excellent. RKL "This has some serious grip along the edges, with graphite and iron notes working together to support the core of cassis, blackberry and açai fruit flavors. The long finish has the pure, fresh character of the vintage. 92-95 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Lagrange is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot that is matured in 50% new oak. The yield came in at 46.5 hectoliters per hectare, lower than in 2015. It has a very well defined bouquet with intense black cherry, red plum, touches of cedar and with continued aeration, a hint of blueberry. It certainly is one of the most expressive Lagrange that I have tasted (and I write that having tasted them all back to the early 1980s). The palate is extremely well balanced with tensile tannin, vibrant and animated with blackberry, crème de cassis, a hint of orange zest. This is a great Lagrange, one that almost "zings" around the senses, barely able to contain the energy. A superior Lagrange to the 2015, this may well rank as the finest produced. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Powerful red with a rich and tannic center palate. Full body, lots of depth and a long and chewy finish. Indeed, this shows potential. Much better than the 2015. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Lalande Borie 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 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 Château Le Crock 75cl £210 per case of 12 IB
Red fruits and tangy rhubarb on the nose. Lovely sweet entry with great finesse.... Read more
Red fruits and tangy rhubarb on the nose. Lovely sweet entry with great finesse. Cool, ripe fruit with fine tannins and good balance. The fruit builds on the mid-palate and and persists on a long and really impressive finish. This is very good. RKL "The 2016 Le Crock is a blend of 46% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It has an intense bouquet, showing quite noticeable new oak compared to some of its peers although there is a modest 30%. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin. This feels grainy in texture, one of the Left Bank wines that could be a doppelgänger for 2010, with a grippy, slightly masculine finish. Hopefully, it will develop more flesh during its élevage. 88-90 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This sports the fresh feel of the vintage, with a thread of bay adding energy to the mix of dark plum and red cherry fruit. Reveals a pleasant chalky spine on the finish. 89-92 points" winespectator.com "This is very tight and structured with excellent tannins and density. Cool and racy. Best ever! 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £1,380 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Léoville Barton 75cl £745 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 Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £795 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 Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Pure cassis on the nose, very linear and clean. Less supple tannins but ripe cas... Read more
Pure cassis on the nose, very linear and clean. Less supple tannins but ripe cassis fruit through to a slightly chalky yet smooth finish. RKL "The 2016 Lés Cruzelles is a more serious, structured wine than the Chenade. Beams of tannin give the wine its sense of energy and drive. Blue and purplish hued stone fruits, licorice, lavender, menthol and graphite are nicely delineated. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2016 will need a year or two in bottle to be at its best. I was not at all surprised when Denis Durantou told me he planned to give the 2016 an extra month or two in barrel. The wine will probably need all of that added time in barrel to fully come together. 90-93 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou's second estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol, is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked 22-29 September and on 6 October, respectively...It has a very fragrant bouquet with perfumed red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit infused with minerals, like the La Chenade, very harmonious and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, crisp acidity, a little spicier than the La Chenade and perhaps with a touch more persistence on the finish. Cellar space should be made for this sensual and engaging wine, and if prices follow their trend as in previous years, it could be one of the Right Bank's outstanding values. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Very refined nose of cassis, oak and rosemary. Linear on the palate, very clean,... Read more
Very refined nose of cassis, oak and rosemary. Linear on the palate, very clean, fresh and a significant vein of cassis fruit throughout. Soft, ripe and integrated tannins form a lovely framework for this precise, classically styled Ormes de Pez. RKL "The 2016 Les Ormes de Pez is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 28 September until 12 October. It has an impressive bouquet: blackcurrants, boysenberry and crème de cassis, all with very well integrated new oak. There is a lot of panache here, a word perhaps I have not associated with this Saint Estèphe in recent years. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a lovely grainy texture, quite pure with lovely blackberry, melted tar and slightly savory, almost meaty notes. Harmonious right to the end, this is an excellent Les Ormes de Pez that seems to revel in the 2016 vintage. This might be one of the best wines from the estate. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Powerful and structured with lots of blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, tight and tannic yet polished and beautiful. Fantastic. Juicy. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château L'Evangile 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
Very dark, virtually opaque and wonderful deep pink legs. A wonderfully intense ... Read more
Very dark, virtually opaque and wonderful deep pink legs. A wonderfully intense nose with cassis, raspberries, dark licorice and coffee notes - absolutely stunning. Wow! Wonderful entry, full, ripe and dark with lovely sweet plum fruit elevated by fresh acidity and silky, ripe, elegant tannins. Very linear tannic framework holding everything together. Amazing definition and depth. Licorice and cool cassis on the long, long finish. RKL "Extremely deep colour. Very intense, concentrated wine. Sweet start. Very muscular. Almost like cassis cordial! Massive 14.5% alcohol. Exotic and distinctive. Big and muscular. Brooding. Savoury. 14.5% Drink 2030-2050 17.5 points” jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 L'Evangile is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc; the latter suffered more stress than the Merlot this year, especially the younger three and ten-year-old plantings. It was picked from 26 September until 10 October, which is earlier than many other Right Bank properties. It has a clean and precise bouquet with mineral-infused black fruit, more "distant" than the 2015 last year. With time, that small proportion of Cabernet Franc becomes more evident. The palate is medium-bodied with firm and grainy tannin. This is very structured as this Pomerol is wont to be, a gentle grip in the mouth, touches of tar and tobacco towards the finish that needs a little more flesh. I feel that this will develop during its élevage. This is excellent, although I do miss the contribution of the Cabernet Franc. 94-96 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Jean-Pascal Vazart has done a magnificent job with the 2016 L'Évangile. Silky and caressing on the palate, the wine soars out of the glass with extraordinary perfume. Somehow it manages to be incredibly dense and deep yet stay light on its feet. Perfectly ripe, silky tannins add to an impression of total finesse. Captivating and riveting in its beauty, the 2016 L'Évangile is without question one of the most brilliant and memorable wines of the year. Vazart gave the 2016 lots about 31 days on the skins, with a gentle extraction, followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "This is a remake of the great 2015 but it’s much finer and more sophisticated. Such great quality and very sexy. Full body and ultra-polished and clean tannins. Salty, dark fruit. Superb length. Want to drink it! 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Lilian Ladouys 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
"Juicy, with a lively streak of anise running through the middle of the plum and... Read more
"Juicy, with a lively streak of anise running through the middle of the plum and bitter cherry core. The finish has solid, fresh grip. 90-93 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Lilian Ladouys is a blend of 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 62% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot picked between 3-17 October and matured in 30% new oak. It has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow and graphite, plenty of fruit here with excellent delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with ebullient red berry fruit laced with white pepper and bay leaf, a touch of brown spice towards the generous finish. Very fine...this is a step up from the 2015. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Firm and silky with a lovely depth of fruit and polished tannins. Some cedar and berry. Full and dense. Excellent length. Energetic acidity at end. Yes. Better than the super 2014. Best ever. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Margaux 75cl £5,150 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 3%... Read more
"The 2016 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, plus 1% of Petit Verdot, representing 28% of the total production. This is the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon apart from 2013, which was due to the poor Merlot. It was cropped around 50 hectoliters per hectare depending on the grape variety, for example it could be up to 65 hectoliters per hectare in some sectors. Lucid in color, it has a detailed and precise bouquet with mineral-rich blackberry, raspberry coulis and limestone scents. It feels very perfumed, though not powerful like many Grand Vins in 2016. The palate is a different creature to the aromatics. Here is the intensity of the vintage with shimmering black fruit laced with spice, a killer line of acidity and an irresistible crescendo on the finish. Then, graphite lingering on the aftertaste, a nod to Pauillac perhaps. The aftertaste is so long you could probably write a letter to your friend enthusing about this wine before the aftertaste fades. Doubtless it is destined to be compared to the magnificent 2015 Château Margaux and to be truthful, there's a hair's breadth between them. In a word: crystalline. 97-99 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A purity of fruit marks this Margaux with lots of currant and berry character. Full body, bright acidity and round tannins. It’s a larger and more expanded style of Margaux. A wine with a heart and body. Strong. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Margaux is magnificent in the best tradition of the Château Margaux style, which always speaks more to finesse than power. Above all else, the 2016 is a wine of superb persistence, understated power and total refinement. There is wonderful depth and intensity to the ripe red and purplish-hued fruits, accompanied by mint, rose petal and sweet spice overtones that develop in the glass. The 2016 finishes with great aromatic lift and freshness. It has been absolutely compelling on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. 97-100 points" vinous.com (AG) Close
Red 2016 Château Meyney 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Intense cassis on the nose and palate and softening to plums on the palate. Won... Read more
Intense cassis on the nose and palate and softening to plums on the palate. Wonderful, rich fruit entry, full-bodied and powerful. Grippy tannins, thick texture and a long sweet finish. If neighbour Montrose is too expensive one could do a lot worse than a case of 2016 Meyney! RKL "The 2016 Meyney has quite an opulent and flamboyant bouquet, which is something I do not expect from this Saint Estèphe. It seems to calm down in the glass and attains more delineation and poise. The palate is sweet on the entry with impressive precision, quite linear in style with blackberry, graphite and smoky notes, leading to a finish that offers satisfying persistence. Excellent. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Solid and incredible depth reminds me of the Meyneys of the 1960s that were so structured and incredible. Full-bodied yet polished and refined. Super structure. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Montlandrie 75cl £175 per case of 12 IB
Fabulous ripe nose of cassis and redcurrants. A little ‘dry’ mid palate as the ... Read more
Fabulous ripe nose of cassis and redcurrants. A little ‘dry’ mid palate as the tannins build. Very cool, mint leaf fruit and very grippy tannins at first on the finish. These release and leave a lovely black fruit and licorice taste. RKL “...Very deep crimson. Intense nose. Sweet start and very dramatic. This should be worth looking out for over the next few vintages. Real improvement this year! Drink 2021-2029 17 points” jancisrobinson “This has a more broody bouquet than the two Lalande-de-Pomerols, just a touch of leafiness originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon that enhances the complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure, more saline than the Les Cruzelles, backward at the moment, but the Cabernets impart some lovely graphite notes on the saline finish. Superb. Expect this to land towards the top of my banded score once in bottle. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com “Very fine and polished with pretty tannins, balance and fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean. All about clarity. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Montrose 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Wow - stunning nose of violets, rhubarb and vanilla on the nose and raspberries,... Read more
Wow - stunning nose of violets, rhubarb and vanilla on the nose and raspberries, menthol and mint on the palate too. Very, very fresh and amazing intensity. Rounded, seamless entry with velvety tannins and extraordinarily smooth mouth-feel. Cool chamomile and a little ginger on the mid-palate, perfect crisp, tingling acidity and just palpable alcohol. Beautifully linear and refined. Montrose is absolutely one of the top wines of the vintage. RKL "A solid and tight Montrose with a linear structure of ripe tannins that gives wonderful length and energy. Full-bodied, yet reserved and toned. Stone and mineral character underneath is impressive. Beautiful center palate. The class and focus are marvelous. Better than 2015. This is what Montrose is all about. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Montrose is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc (no Petit Verdot this year) picked between 23 September to 14 October and matured in 60% new oak. It has a very sophisticated bouquet with blackberry, briary, a touch of blue fruit and violets. Sometimes this Saint Estèphe can be a little broody at en primeur, but this certainly is more expressive, maintaining very fine delineation and precision, unfolding with each swirl of the glass and revealing a hidden graphite/marine influence. The palate is very fresh on the entry. The first facet of this wine that strikes you is the freshness that lasts from start to finish. This is an animated, vivacious Montrose that starts in almost understated fashion yet builds in the mouth towards what is almost a sensual finish, not a descriptor often applied to Montrose. It is a disarmingly and hauntingly beautiful 2016, extremely long and the aftertaste lasting two or three minutes. NB This is one example where I felt my second visit, over a fortnight after the first, revealed a wine with much greater potential, and I therefore raised my banded score accordingly. 97-99 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,150 per case of 12 IB
This has an incredible nose – like smelling very finest perfume ever made! Some... Read more
This has an incredible nose – like smelling very finest perfume ever made! Some camomile, a little orange blossom, a hint of juniper and a little jasmine. Fine acidity and a cascade of red fruits on entry, building on the mid-palate with black fruits – cassis, some tobacco, a little smoke and cedar wood. Velvety-smooth, ripe tannins encircle the mass of concentrated fruit with vanilla, rhubard and cassis on the very, very long finish. Undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage. RKL "Exceptional crimson. Real lift and transparency. Quite a soaring dry style with great texture and refreshment. Very strong style statement. Infusion of Cabernet. A sort of amalgam of cassis and tar in that very Mouton way but with 21st-century lift and transparency. Quite brave in a way. Bone dry and utterly embryonic compared with most of the 2016s (with the notable exception of Las Cases). Drink 2030-2055. 18.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "On first impression, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild is incredibly reminiscent of the 1986, especially in its aromatics. On the palate, the 2016 naturally reflects the more finessed personality of the year as well as 30 years of continual refinements in vineyard and cellar work. Graphite, grilled herbs, smoke, crème de cassis, bittersweet chocolate and ripe plums are some of the many flavors that flesh out in the glass in an utterly captivating, exquisite Mouton that I had to taste twice and then directly from barrel because of its pure allure. Although it is early, the 2016 Mouton is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. 95-98+ points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the latter two co-fermented, picked from 26 September and finished on 14 October. As usual, it is being matured in 100% new oak. It has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, cold limestone and crushed violet aromas that if anything, appear to gain vigor with aeration in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, juicy tannin. There is a lot of fruit packed into this Mouton-Rothschild and therefore one can feel the weight in the mouth, yet the acidity keeps everything on tip-toes. The finish has superb precision and opulence, completing a Mouton-Rothschild that will rivet you to the spot. Tasted on two occasions, the second confirming that this is simply a magnificent wine. Whichever artist eventually designs the label is going to be drinking well. 98-100 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is a phenomenal, muscular red that shows incredible power and depth. Full-bodied and with great concentration of tannins but this remains agile and polished. The form to this is stupendous. Such precision and clarity. The new 1986 but better. 100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Palmer 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit V... Read more
"The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 29 hectoliters per hectare between 3 and 18 October. Matured in 65% new oak (my sample coming from a used barrel), the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary and mineral scents; it is very focused, but maybe less extrovert and more classic in style compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, quite firm in the mouth with slightly tarry black fruit, hints of black truffle developing towards the finish that feels masculine and linear. It has very impressive length, completing what is an intellectual Palmer, one that I suspect will really blossom in bottle. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Sophisticated and polished from the outset, the 2016 Palmer is utterly captivating. Dark shades of fruit, accented by hints of smoke, leather and discreet French oak open up in the glass, but it is the wine'e effortless, gracious personality that stands out most. The 2016 literally hovers on the palate with exquisite grace. I can't wait to see how it ages. 95-98 points" vinous.com (AG) "I wrote that the 2015 was incredible, and this 2016 is again. It’s equally structured and powerful as the 2015, yet there’s an underlying intellectual serenity to this wine. You taste it, and you want to know and experience it even more. Full and tannic yet ever so polished and beautiful. Mesmerizing. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. 99-100 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
Amazing deep colour, almost opaque,‘Classy and classic’. Very fresh, clean, quit... Read more
Amazing deep colour, almost opaque,‘Classy and classic’. Very fresh, clean, quite linear nose, cassis and redcurrants. Fabulous crisp acidity, lots of ripe, fresh fruit. Strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants again on the finish. Beautiful silky feel, ripe tannins. Delicious. RKL "The 2016 Alter Ego de Palmer is a blend of 40% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot this year (a little less Merlot than usual). That exuberant Merlot drives the aromatics along, almost citrus-like with scents of blood orange and blueberries soaring from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry, quite sharp acidity at first, quite structured for an Alter Ego with a grippy finish. I think the new oak will bind this together, this sample coming from a used barrel. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Very bright dark glossy crimson. Very rich and sweet and approachable. Round and fresh. Meaty. Very, very sweet start and then chewy. Lots going on here but not that much tannin, much less than in most other 2016s. Very juicy. 13% Drink 2022-2030. 16.5 points" jancisrobinson "The 2016 Alter Ego represents a fairly big departure is style from what has been the norm in recent vintages. Bright red stone fruit, tobacco, flowers and herbs. The combination of less Merlot and naturally lower alcohol are among the factors that have contributed to an especially silky, perfumed Alter Ego built on considerable finesse. 90-93 points" vinous.com (AG) "This is very concentrated yet soft and fresh in texture. Full-bodied and round and mouth-filling. So impressive how it fills your mouth yet remains fresh. It’s so framed. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Pape Clement 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Rich nose, lots of cassis, plum and quite meaty. Creamily textured, ripe fine ta... Read more
Rich nose, lots of cassis, plum and quite meaty. Creamily textured, ripe fine tannins encircling lots of plum and cherry fruit. Crisp acidity, beautifully balanced and great structure. Elegant and velvety smooth on the finish, very long – superb. RKL "The 2016 Pape Clement is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, picked from 30 September until 19 October at 48 hectoliters per hectare. The first bottle that I tasted with Bernard Magrez and his team felt a little overdone, but I had a strong suspicion that it was not a representative bottle. A second bottle was more restrained on the nose with blackberries, red plum, a touch of cloves and a light iodine influence. I love the delineation and detail here. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-infused entry, plenty of black fruit, saline in the mouth with great depth and cohesion on the long and tender finish. It continues Pape-Clement/Bernard Magrez' move towards a more classic style compared to the previous decade. Tasted four times, once as I mentioned, unnecessarily richer in style, but the other three consistent. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is phenomenal with a density and finesse that are hard to remember for this wine. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Seamless texture and salty undertones. Goes on for minutes. Truly great. What a barrel sample. 97-98 points" JamesSuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Pavie 75cl £3,500 per case of 12 IB
Always a ‘big’ wine, this year the Pavie is more subtle, less showy and ultimate... Read more
Always a ‘big’ wine, this year the Pavie is more subtle, less showy and ultimately more classic than recent vintages. Lovely nose of cassis and cherries, wonderfully intense. Black and red fruits weave in and out between lots of fine, ripe tannins. Beautifully textured, perfectly balanced and very precise. Long and very rich – outstanding. RKL "This is a head-turner, with intense raspberry, cassis and boysenberry reduction notes pumping along, inlaid with a graphite edge and backed by waves of roasted apple wood, anise and fruitcake. Yet as large-scale as this is, it’s still harnessed by a fine, chalky minerality through the finish. "Wow" wine. 97-100 points" winespectator.com "....As Gérard Perse explained, this is a Pavie that has taken stock and shifted in direction in recent years, reflecting more of its exceptional terroir instead of winemaking. It has a very intense bouquet that is extremely well-defined and shrugs off that higher alcohol level. You can find the graphite vein courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the underlying tension, while a second bottle had a soupçon more florality. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe, supple tannins that gently caress the mouth. It feels beguiling and charming, totally different in style compared to say Cheval Blanc, offering a more sensual take on the 2016 growing season. It is a very impressive follow-up to the 2015 Pavie and may surpass it once in bottle. 98-100 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is more compressed and tighter than the 2015. It’s full-bodied, but very tight and focused. So linear and long. Love the gorgeous finesse. Goes on for minutes. All about finesse...new profile. 99-100 points" jamessuckling.com "Seamless, sumptuous and super-expressive, the 2016 Pavie is a real head-turner. It will be years before the 2016 is ready to show all it's got. Even so, it is an absolutely stunning wine. The 2016 is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, which is the most Franc that has ever gone into the Grand Vin. That gives the wine striking aromatic nuance to play off the exquisite, layered fruit. The 2016 is an exceptional wine by any measure. In a word: magnificent! 97-100 points" vinous.com (AG) Close
Red 2016 Château Pédesclaux 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Pedesclaux is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit ... Read more
"The 2016 Pedesclaux is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, picked between 29 September and 18 October, matured in 60% new oak. It has a tightly-wound bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit, a touch of iodine and graphite. I like the subtle nature of this Pedesclaux, the brooding intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp and fresh, a gorgeous salinity and a long and persistent, lightly spiced finish. This leaves the 2015 Pedesclaux far behind. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is very tight and focused with a precise, almost percing depth. Full body, ultra-refined and a long finish. Fantastic length. Great elegance here with power. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,350 per case of 12 IB
Ripe, black autumnal fruit on the nose, spicy, quite intense but controlled. Lov... Read more
Ripe, black autumnal fruit on the nose, spicy, quite intense but controlled. Lovely mint freshness on entry and silky smooth tannins. Lots of cassis and black pastille fruit mid-palate and crisp acidity. Elegant and very correct. Excellent. RKL "Dense, dramatic, splashy wine with great balance and lift. Lots of energy and masses of old Cab in here. Really snazzy. Long. 13.3% Drink 2026-2050. 18.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between 3 and 18 October at 39 hectoliters per hectare for estate (therefore the Grand Vin will be less). It is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one year old for 18 months. It has a very intense, extremely pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and graphite notes; it is a straight-down-the-fairway Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tensile opening, that seam of graphite penetrating the black fruit. There is a wonderful structure here, unapologetically classic in style with just the right amount of austerity on the aristocratic finish. The aftertaste is incredibly long, lingering after two or three minutes in the mouth. This is a majestic Pichon-Baron and it may well to surpass both the 2009 or 2010. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Has the pure, fresh, racy feel of the vintage, which is even more admirable considering the depth of the red currant, plum and cherry preserve flavors at the core and the power of the structure on the back end, pulling in accents of graphite and loam. A thumper of a Pauillac. 96-99 points" winespectator.com "I have been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a remake of the legendary 1990 Pichon Baron. Full body, ultra-polished yet powerful tannins and a glorious finish. The will evolve beautifully. The core of fruit and tannins are great. A truly great Pichon Baron. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,420 per case of 12 IB
How beautiful! Wonderful perfumed nose, some cassis and raspberries with fantast... Read more
How beautiful! Wonderful perfumed nose, some cassis and raspberries with fantastic intensity and concentration. Very luxurious, velvety tannins immediately on entry and sustained throughout. Balancing acidity and hints of cassis, apple and some spice, broad, soft and very rich but ultimately medium-bodied and incredibly refined. This is a classic Comtesse – powerful and potentially very long-lived yet ‘feminine’ and almost delicate in its finesse. RKL "Linear and racy with ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous center palate. Full-bodied, tight and so polished. The classicism and beauty are exceptional. Love the texture. Better than 2015? 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "Light savory and tobacco notes peek out from the core, but a ball of cassis and blackberry fruit is still coiled up with the strong iron spine. This is to be expected. Very pure, with a long finish. Risk-free cellaring. 95-98 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc (compare that to the 2010 that had 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, for example--that should give you some pointers). The alcohol level is 13.32% and a pH of 3.76. I tasted from a new oak barrel and the final blend will include around 60% new wood and 40% one year old, which is something I took into account. It has a very succinct bouquet, one that is almost understated at first, gradually unfolding with blackberry, cedar and graphite scents, in the vein of say the 1986 or 1996 Pichon Lalande of the past. The palate is very well balanced and what I appreciate here is that it is still as much identifiable as Pichon Lalande as it is a Pauillac and a 2016. There is that touch of roundness imparted by the Merlot, even though the Cabernet dominates the blend, surely the terroir sculpting the wine. It gently builds in intensity, maintaining freshness, a gentle but insistent grip towards the finish and a very long aftertaste. This is probably just a notch up on the outstanding 2015 Pichon-Lalande, a Rolls Royce with a purring engine. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A deeply emotional, moving wine, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is simply extraordinary. The tannins are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit, while the 100% new oak is remarkably well integrated at this stage. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2016 possesses remarkable polish for such a big wine. The purity of the flavors is simply captivating. Scents of graphite, smoke, leather, tobacco and menthol soar from the glass, enhancing a core of deep, plush, dark fruit. All the elements fuse together in a wine of nearly unparalleled beauty. Although not inexpensive, Pichon-Lalande is arguably the single finest relative value in ageworthy wine in Bordeaux right now. Readers should do whatever they can to pick up the 2016. It is without question one of the wines of the vintage and potentially a legendary wine in the making. 97-100 points" vinous.com (AG) Close
Red 2016 Château Pichon Lalande - Reserve De La Comtesse 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,370 per case of 12 IB
Enticing nose of cocoa, violets, vanilla beans and green asparagus – stunning! A... Read more
Enticing nose of cocoa, violets, vanilla beans and green asparagus – stunning! A rush of fruit on entry, cassis and fruit pastilles, very concentrated. Fine tannins reign it in however and grip momentarily before releasing and allowing more black fruits to emerge. Really ‘fresh’ and a little tangy orange mid-palate. Again a more restrained, classic style in 2016, very elegant, great concentration and the showiness of previous vintages. Long on the finish and delicious with menthol, cedar and a little sandalwood. RKL "Very dark crimson. More savoury and sumptuous than many of its neighbours. Blackberry compote and very round and rich and satiny. Very round. Almost too sweet but that is to complain needlessly. Already rich and enjoyable but masses of tannins too. Long and throbbing. Excellent with freshness and cleanliness and round. Pretty sweet though so it's a definite style. Drink 2024-2050 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Pontet-Canet is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 39% Merlot, less Cabernet this year because of the size of the berries. I tasted the wine on two visits to the property around two weeks apart, plus additional tastings at négoçiants. It has an intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, sloes and fresh mint, just a hint of black truffle in the background. It is certainly a little more opulent compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a little spicier than I expected (in a positive sense) with gentle grip in the mouth. It fans out with confidence, a voluminous Pontet-Canet with an extremely persistent aftertaste, and a saline and balsamic finish. This is an extravagant Pauillac for the vintage that will age over many years. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 Pontet-Canet has been absolutely brilliant on the three occasions I’ve tasted it so far. Exotically ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it brings together the richness of the 2009 with the structure of the 2010. There aren't too many other 2016s where that is the case, but it is undoubtedly true here. The 2016 is a spectacular wine by any measure, while Pontet-Canet confirms its rarefied place as a true original in Bordeaux. Technical director Jean-Michel Comme added that Cabernet Sauvignon plays a slightly lesser role in the blend because the berries had less juice than normal at harvest. Comme also bumped up the new oak slightly, to 55 percent. The rest of the wine was aged in neutral oak (10 percent) and amphora (35 percent). In a word: Superb. Tasted three times. 96-99 points" vinous.com (AG) "Vivid and full of energy with blackberry, currant and salt. Full body, intense and long. Harmony. Purpose. Classicism. The mineral and currant character is all year. A seamless tannin texture. Great wine. You want to drink it now! 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Potensac 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Very deep pink in colour. Clean, fresh, very pure red fruits on the nose. A line... Read more
Very deep pink in colour. Clean, fresh, very pure red fruits on the nose. A linear, precise wine with excellent ripe fruit and nicely textured tannins providing good structure. The wine become richer and meatier as it opens out in the glass. Very impressive. RKL “The 2016 Potensac is a blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, cropped at 55 hectoliters per hectare between 5 and 19 October (11 days of picking), then matured in 30% new oak. Jean-Hubert Delon told me that his team was selective in the winery and so the Grand Vin only comprises 55% of the total production. It actually shares the potent marine/estuarine influence of the Chapelle de Potensac, plenty of black fruit here, maybe a little rustic but with plenty of character. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite linear at first, opening nicely in the mouth to reveal a spicy and lively middle and finish. This has a little more panache than the 2015 Potensac, more detail towards the finish, and it should give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade or more. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Bright crimson. Racy and very rich and polished. Lovely tannins. Very juicy. Some tannin and potential underneath. Firm structure but no austerity. GV? Drink 2024-2033. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com “What a racy and focused Potensac with wonderful density and finesse as well as a firm and polished tannins that hold the whole thing together. A beautiful, reasoned young red. One of best Potensacs in a long time. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Poujeaux 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
"A red with a tight palate of dark fruit and spices plus chewy tannins. Medium b... Read more
"A red with a tight palate of dark fruit and spices plus chewy tannins. Medium body, integrated tannins already and a chewy finish. Solid. 91-92 points" jamessuckling.com The 2016 Poujeaux has an impressive bouquet with plenty of blackberry, briary and cigar box aromas that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry. This is a "smoky" Poujeaux with commendable depth and structure, a little more "solid" than recent vintages with good depth on the black pepper-tinged finish. The 2015 Poujeaux was very good, but this may well surpass that and achieve the level of some of the legendary wines from yesteryear. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Prieuré Lichine 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Delicately scented nose, roses and a hint of jasmine. Lovely ripe red fruits on ... Read more
Delicately scented nose, roses and a hint of jasmine. Lovely ripe red fruits on entry, tangy citrus acidity – real energy. The tannins emerge mid palate and firm but supple. Very good length, a little unsettled at the moment but all the components seem to be there. RKL "The 2016 Prieure-Lichine took a little encouragement from the glass, eventually revealing blackberry, blueberry and violet aromas, just a touch of earthiness in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin cloaked in plenty of succulent black fruit tinged with graphite and smoke. I admire the linearity of this classic Margaux, quite persistent in the mouth with satisfying freshness from start to finish. I am sure this will reside at the top of my banded score once in bottle. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Layered and rich with plenty of ripe fruit and ripe tannins. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a citrusy finish. Excellent like the 2015. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Prieuré-Lichine is one of the most beautiful and expressive wines of the year. Dark, sensual and inviting, it possesses remarkable depth and textural richness. All the elements are in the right place. Silky tannins, bright red fruit and soaring, lifted aromatics all contribute to the wine's sensual personality. Consulting winemakers Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are doing absolutely brilliant work here. The new winery, inaugurated with the 2015 harvest, is giving the team the flexibility to pick and vinify smaller lots, which is one of the reasons quality has improved in recent vintages. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times. 93-96 points" Vinous.com (AG) m Close
Red 2016 Château Quinault L'Enclos 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Ripe red strawberries and cassis on the nose and palate. Lovely entry – fresh a... Read more
Ripe red strawberries and cassis on the nose and palate. Lovely entry – fresh and elegant. Good backbone of ripe tannins but beautifully balanced. Very long with wonderful finesse. Now under Cheval Blanc management this property is really fulfilling its potential. RKL "The 2016 Quinault L'Enclos is soft, gentle and inviting. Succulent red cherry, plum, rose petal and spice accents give the wine a lovely sense of floral lift. The Cabernet Franc is quite expressive at this early stage. Silky tannins add to an overall impression of grace and finesse. 88-91 points" vinous.com (AG) "A very fine bead of tannin runs through the entirety of this wine. Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a juicy finish. Polished. Straight and firm. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Quinault l'Enclos is a blend of 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 68% Merlot, continuing the team's program of increasing the proportion of Cabernet, picked from 20 September and finishing on 7 October. It is matured in 50% new oak (500-liter barrels) and one-year-old barrels. It has a very pure bouquet with macerated black cherries, a touch of blueberry, a subtle flinty note just tucked underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry. This feels very fresh and lively in the mouth, perhaps a little more compact than others I tasted, although that is probably because it had been taken from barrel less than an hour before my visit. It is very precise on the brisk, punctual graphite-tinged finish, an almost clinical Quinault l'Enclos that will benefit from five or six year aging in bottle. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2016 Château Quintus 75cl £1,180 per case of 12 IB
Beautiful nose, cedar and cassis, very pure and clean. Very rounded, full-bodied... Read more
Beautiful nose, cedar and cassis, very pure and clean. Very rounded, full-bodied. Lots of ripe tangy cassis fruit with very ripe, fine tannins. Damsons and prunes on the finish which is long. Very classic and elegant, less the seductive and creamy style of 2015. RKL "Dark purplish crimson. Silky and appetising and now it's getting really good! Fresh and zesty. Polished and very successful in this sixth vintage. Appetising and sophisticated. Croquant. Long. Spicy. Drink 2024-2040. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Chateau Quintus, of course under the umbrella of Domaine Clarence Dillon (Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion), is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc picked between 3 and 20 October. This is the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc since the debut in 2011. Matured in just under 30% new oak, it has a slightly broody bouquet at first with black fruit and hints of allspice and clove. The palate is nicely structured, with the Cabernet Franc lending this impressive backbone (more than the 2015) and a slightly masculine, grippy finish that suggests it will be a long-term proposition. Excellent. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A tight and concentrated young Quintus with blackberry, blueberry and salt character. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and lightly chewy. Grows on the finish. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "One of the real surprises of the vintage, the 2016 Quintus is superb. Creamy and ample on the palate, with striking depth to its dark, fleshy fruit, it possesses exceptional balance. All of the previous vintages have been good, but each of them has lacked something. The 2016 is the first vintage in which I can say Quintus is not missing anything. Now, what remains to be seen is how high this wine can go. The 2016 is exceptionally vivid and nuanced, with seemingly endless layers of fruit that virtually cover the tannins, and a long, sublime finish. 93-96+ points" vinous.com (AG) Close
Red 2016 Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £365 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £730 per case of 12 IB
Beautiful colour and roses on the nose. Very supple, silky smooth palate of ripe... Read more
Beautiful colour and roses on the nose. Very supple, silky smooth palate of ripe black fruits and fresh acidity. Long, refreshing, clean, mouth-watering finish. Fresh and classic. More typically-Margaux-like than the 2015. RKL "The 2016 Rauzan-Ségla is a more-than-worthy follow-up to the stellar 2015. The flavors are dark and boldly sketched, with stunning intensity to fill out the wine's vertical, soaring frame. A deep, complex wine, the 2016 Rauzan-Ségla is built to deliver pleasure for many decades to come. This is stunning, multi-dimensional wine of the highest level. Wow! Tasted four times. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot picked between 20 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare. The wine is being aged in 60% new oak for 18 months. It has 13.2% alcohol. It has a very powerful and intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fruit concentration: layers of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, segueing into what feels like a very spicy and peppery second half that seems to calm down and attain more nuance with aeration in the glass. It is a wonderful follow-up to the 2015 last year, although not quite with the same audacity and bravado. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows richness and excitement. Juicy and sexy undertone to this. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
White 2016 Château Rieussec 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Rieussec is a blend of 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscad... Read more
"The 2016 Rieussec is a blend of 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle picked form 26 September until 4 November. It has a much more straightforward bouquet compared to the 2015 with light honeysuckle and white flower aromas. There is good acidity in the mouth thanks the passerillé berries, nicely balanced with a touch of orange zest towards the linear finish that will hopefully gain more weight during its élevage. It is likely to be an earlier-drinking Rieussec than the 2015. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 Rieussec is gorgeous. Despite the relatively low acidity of the vintage, it preserves a good deal of aromatic freshness, with plenty of lemon confit, passion fruit and coconut overtones. The decision to lower the Sémillon a touch and increase the Sauvignon Blanc has paid handsome rewards. The 2016 is not a truly profound Sauternes - that would have been nearly impossible this vintage - but it comes close. Quite frankly, it is nearly impossible to spit. 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "Lots of botrytis here in addition to dried mushrooms and dried fruit such as pineapple and peaches. Medium to full body. Medium sweet. Very long and intense. A triumph. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
White 2016 Château Rieussec Half bottle £395 per case of 24 IB
Red 2016 Château Saintayme 75cl £135 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Château Sénéjac 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Under the same ownership as Château Talbot. "Dense and layered with blueberry an... Read more
Under the same ownership as Château Talbot. "Dense and layered with blueberry and chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Racy and refined already. 92-93 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Siran 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
"Dark purple. Some excitement and risk on the nose here. Nicely Margaux but pret... Read more
"Dark purple. Some excitement and risk on the nose here. Nicely Margaux but pretty intense. Sweet start but enough freshness. Not the most concentrated but nicely judged. Drink 2023-2040. 17- points" jancisrobinson.com "...The nose, for want of a better word, is very charming. No, not powerful nor is it flamboyant, yet the aromas are nicely focused and it has a disarming sense of purity: blackberry, bilberry and just a very faint hint of liquorice. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, good grip in the mouth and fine purity. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015 Siran and tasting the two side by side, this is one of the very few occasions in the appellation where I think it might surpass it. Edouard Miailhe has radically improved Siran in recent years (see last year's report) and this is certainly one to watch. Drink 2022-45. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is a great follow-up to the 2015! Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. Solid core of ripe fruit and intense tannins. A triumph... again. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £465 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £930 per case of 12 IB
Very concentrated nose of cassis, plums, black cherries and really quite savoury... Read more
Very concentrated nose of cassis, plums, black cherries and really quite savoury, meaty notes and iodine. Cassis on the palate, masses of fine, ripe delicately textured tannins and fresh acidity tying it all together. Powerful yet well behaved, very precise and composed. Excellent. RKL "Blackish crimson. Nose that manages to combine flesh and ripeness with freshness. Some restraint here and some very natural flavours. A quiet king. Great appetising wine with the ripeness of the vintage. Very classy. Drink 2024-2042 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "Seductively fleshy and creamy in feel, with alluring dark plum and fig notes laced with singed bay, black tea and dark earth hints. The broad finish has the grip and cut for definition. A beautiful wine in the making. 95-98 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was picked between 29 September and 19 October at 35 hectoliters per hectare. It is being matured in 60% new oak for a total of 18 months. "We have never been so proud of our Cabernet Sauvignon," winemaker Fabien Tietgen told me. Now, this has a much subtler bouquet than recent vintages, you could argue, more intellectual than the 2015 Smith-Haut-Lafitte. First there are aromas of blackberry, briary and just a hint of iodine, then underneath that, marine-like aromas such as freshly shucked oyster shells, pressed flowers and a touch of brown spice. There is wonderful delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of tightly-wound black fruit, intermingling with smoke, black pepper, spice box and a touch of bay leaf. This is an extremely precise Smith-Haut-Lafitte, certainly a cerebral 2016 that might well be approachable young, yet will certainly age in consummate style. The château's own tasting note reads "What more could one possibly want from a wine?" The answer to that is: "Another bottle." 96-98 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Wow. This is incredibly rich and exotic. Full-bodied, so deep and long. It lasts for minutes. Perfectly polished tannins evidence how texturally focused and supple this is. Decadent and enticing. From organically grown grapes. Super quality of cabernet is on show here. We will see if 2016 is better than 2015. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Château Talbot 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Very pretty on the nose with black fruits and notes of paprika spice. Ripe plum ... Read more
Very pretty on the nose with black fruits and notes of paprika spice. Ripe plum and damson fruit on the palate with very good balance and great depth. Excellent concentration through to the finish with cool refreshing acidity. This is a delicious Talbot and is highly recommended. RKL "Very dark and shiny. Not that intense but very well mannered. Sweet, almost thick, start. Very flattering. If I had to choose one wine to represent the vintage in typical style I might well choose this one – though the hint of heat on the end is a little worrying. Should be rewarding in the end. Great harmony. Drink 2025-2045 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. At first, the aromatics seem standoffish, but you gradually warm to its charms. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an edginess to this Talbot, and it does not quite possess the harmony and charm of other Saint Julien 2016s. But, there is personality here—a bit curmudgeonly and yet you keep going back to take another sip. One to watch. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A full-bodied red that stays in check with a firm and lightly chewy tannin backbone. Full body and an intense finish. Shows excellent potential. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2016 Talbot is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Black cherry, plum, gravel, smoke, lavender and mint all flesh out in this decidedly imposing, vertical Saint-Julien. Concentrated and forbiddingly tannic at this stage, the 2016 is going to need at least a few years to start coming into its own. It should age gracefully for decades...92-95 points" vinous.com (AG) "Pure, with a core of cassis and blueberry fruit streaming through, carried by ample yet embedded graphite-edged grip. Keeps a fresh feel through the finish. Lovely. 93-96 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
"This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in... Read more
"This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Clos du Marquis 75cl £470 per case of 12 IB
Lovely richness on the nose and palate. Considerable tannins but ripe and forgi... Read more
Lovely richness on the nose and palate. Considerable tannins but ripe and forgiving with a lovely silky texture. Lots of fruit, with cassis, damsons and plums. Although very ripe and richly textured it maintains a wonderful freshness. Long finish, very good. RKL "73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. 55% new oak. Exotically rich on the nose! I would never have believed I could encounter such richness at this address. Some real life here. Racy and rich and lots of black fruit. Richness but some structure too. Racy. 13.55% Drink 2023-2040 17 points” jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Clos du Marquis is a striking Saint-Julien. Vibrant, nuanced and finely sculpted, it captures the essence of the appellation in its dark fruit and inviting personality. Freshly cut flowers, mint, berries and sweet herbal notes are all laced together in the glass. Medium in body and very classic in feel, the 2016 is showing very well today. 91-94 points" vinous.com "..The bouquet is very intense at the moment with small black cherries, incense, iris and a touch of shucked oyster shells. The palate is beautiful, perhaps one of the most powerful that I came across in Saint Julien, certainly no shy retiring flower, yet it effortlessly manages to retain the precision and tension one expects from this cru. There is a firm back bone here, but the tannins are so precise that you barely notice, while the aftertaste has superb salinity. This is a majestic Clos du Marquis, but it will require several years in the cellar. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com “The clarity and beauty of this young red are brilliant with blackberry, blueberry and mineral undertones. Full and racy. Long and wonderfully polished. Racy. Better than the 2015. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "This is stacked, with dark plum, cassis and blueberry reduction notes forming the core. The serious spine of graphite and tar is thoroughly embedded, so the finish is long and polished. A beauty. 93-96 points" winespectator Close
Red 2016 Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £320 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Ripe, fruity nose. Lively palate, very tangy acidity and plump ripe fruit, lots ... Read more
Ripe, fruity nose. Lively palate, very tangy acidity and plump ripe fruit, lots of black and redcurrants held in check by very fine, elegant tannins. Silkily textured, very composed and intact through to a long minerally finish. Excellent. RKL "Intense raspberry and boysenberry fruit drives along, flecked with anise hints and scored with roasted apple wood details. A touch toothy on the finish, with a loamy note, but the fruit takes an encore, which is a great sign for the future. 93-96 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a wine of total precision and class. Today, the flavors are remarkably primary, while the tannins, unusually, are totally buried by the fruit. It will be many years before the 2016 is ready to show all of its cards, but it is a brilliant wine in the making. Dark red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal infuse the strikingly delineated, vibrant finish. 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot picked between 4-21 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare, and matured in 35% new oak. Oh yes! This is a perfumed bouquet that unfolds beautifully in the glass with blackberry, cedar, smoke and a light marine influence, not unlike Japanese nori. The palate is medium-bodied with such fine tannins that it bought to mind Burgundy rather than Bordeaux. There is a grainy texture here, quite saline in the mouth with an entrancing sense of symmetry, very classic but not austere on the finish, with a long and saline aftertaste. This is an outstanding Domaine de Chevalier from the busiest man in Bordeaux, Oliver Bernard. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "A dense and tight DC with minerals, crushed stones, cement and blackcurrants. Full, tight and racy. Gorgeous. Leaf and tobacco undertones. Very tannic. Tight. So structured. Complex. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Smoky notes on the nose with floral undertones. Silky smooth, fine tannins on en... Read more
Smoky notes on the nose with floral undertones. Silky smooth, fine tannins on entry, pure cassis, raspberry and vanilla flavours on the palate. Lovely concentration and texture, fresh acidity and good weight. RKL "The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, representing about one-third of the total production. It has a clean and precise bouquet, very polished and developing crushed violet scents with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite crunchy, firm tannin on the entry. Quite saline in the mouth, masculine and grippy with just a little toughness on the finish that should mellow by the time of bottling. Best give this Deuxième Vin a couple of years in bottle if you can. 90-91 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "Shows a slightly dusty edge, but the core of fruit bursts with friendly cassis and cherry compote flavors. Cedar and singed vanilla accents score the finish. 90-93 points" winespectator.com "The second wine of Lynch is linear and tight with beautiful blackberry and currant character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and an energetic finish. Super concentrated on the center palate. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Beautiful deep violet colour. Great concentration of ripe fruits on the nose – i... Read more
Beautiful deep violet colour. Great concentration of ripe fruits on the nose – intense Cabernet Sauvignon. What a beautiful entry! So sweet and ripe with plums and cherries and lots of superb, fine tannins and a fabulous texture. Very long with sweetness and tannins persisting on the finish. Extraordinary quality for a second wine. RKL "This is lovely from the get-go, with notes of warm ganache and incense in front of a core of alluring crushed blueberry, açai and cassis flavors. Polished and suave on the finish. 91-94 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that is matured in 60% new oak for 12 months and the remainder in one-year-old barrels. It has quite a rich and opulent bouquet, quite glossy with scents of kirsch, crushed strawberry, crème de cassis and a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sumptuous tannin counterbalance but a keen thread of acidity (the pH is 3.65). There is great tension here, immense purity with quite a structured, almost flinty finish that is classic in style. Though it is a Deuxième Vin, it deserves several years in bottle. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com “This is very tight and focused with blackberries, blackcurrants and licorice. Lots of crushed stones, too. Full-bodied, tightly wound and pretty. Exciting second wine from Ducru. 94-95 points” jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 La Dame de Montrose 75cl £310 per case of 12 IB
More Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon this year (usually the other way round) and ... Read more
More Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon this year (usually the other way round) and a lot more Petit Verdot. Fragrant and beautifully elegant on the nose with lovely concentrated cassis. Fresh acidity and very fine, integrated tannins with lovely dark, sweet fruit. This is deliciously approachable already so should be a very tasty early-drinker. RKL "52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. This has absorbed all the Petit Verdot in 2016. Exceptionally deep blackish crimson. Not especially expressive on the nose but really deep and intense on the palate. Very dense for a second wine but with a good raciness and energy. Rather elegant and flattering without resorting to sweetness. Quite cool on the end. Lighter and less dense than the grand vin. Drink 2024-2039. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "… It is often a difficult Deuxième Vin to taste en primeur, and it often meliorates considerably during its élevage. Here, the aromatics took some time to coalesce in the glass: blackberry, graphite and a noticeable oyster shell aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth, grainy in texture with very fine balance towards the finish where the quality of the vintage showed through. Doubtless those aromatics will improve and gain harmony by the time it is in bottle, and indeed, when I returned for a second visit I discerned a little more finesse and prettiness on the finish. This is a delightful La Dame. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 La Dame de Montrose is plump, juicy and seductive from the very first taste. Bright floral notes give the wine lovely aromatic expansiveness. Sweet red cherry, plum, pomegranate and sweet spice notes are all pushed forward. In many vintages, La Dame is a smaller-scale version of the Grand Vin, but in 2016 it is almost unusually polished and sensual, an impression that is enhanced by voluptuous, almost opulent fruit and ripe, silky tannins. In 2016, La Dame is also dominated by Merlot, which no doubt contributes to its personality. 89-92 points" vinous.com (AG) "A linear and fine rendition of Montrose’s second wine with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Structured. Racy. 91-92 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 La Petite Eglise 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Mint tea, sweet peas and some violets on the nose – very fragrant. Ripe concentr... Read more
Mint tea, sweet peas and some violets on the nose – very fragrant. Ripe concentration of fruit, sweet strawberries, vanilla, some sherbert and cereal on the palate, really delicious, quite long, excellent. RKL “The 2015 La Petite Eglise is pure Merlot picked on 24 September at 41 hl/ha and matured in 45% new oak. It has a vivacious, precocious bouquet for a deuxième vin, kirsch and raspberry coulis, a touch of orange blossom. It is not an exotic bouquet, but it knows how to have fun. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, good depth in the mouth, perhaps just a little pinched on the finish at the moment, but it will have its fingers pried open by the end of its élevage. As such, give this a couple of years in bottle before broaching. 90-92 points” Neal Martin, erobertparker.com “A gorgeous second wine, the 2015 La Petite Eglise exudes raciness. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, hard candy, blood orange, rose petal and mint give the Petite Eglise an exotic edge that is compelling. There is a level of Pinot-like sweetness and overall purity here that is impossible to miss. This sensual 100% Merlot will give readers immense pleasure over the next decade or so. This fruit was brought in on September 24. 90-93 points” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com Close
Red 2016 Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £375 per case of 12 IB
Very fine entry, concentrated, linear and elegant. Lots of tannins but ripe and ... Read more
Very fine entry, concentrated, linear and elegant. Lots of tannins but ripe and very well integrated. Fresh acidity but beautifully balanced with a clean, long finish. Powerful and classic without being massive in the mouth. Classy and very impressive. RKL “Fresh, muscular, racy nose. Sweet start – really rather flirtatious! Racy and elegant. But not for the long term. 13.02% Drink 2023-2032. 17 points” jancisrobinson.com “The brightness and focus to this second wine of Cos are certainly impressive. You can see the quality. Full body, a tight and focused palate and beautiful fruit and density. Ultra-fine tannins. Gorgeous. Sophisticated. 93-94 points” jamessuckling.com Close
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