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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.

Spirit 1900 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £2,120 per bottle DP
Spirit 1908 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £1,395 per bottle DP
Spirit 1909 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £1,395 per bottle DP
White 1913 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £4,500 per bottle DP
White 1918 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,200 per bottle DP
Red 1918 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £795 per bottle DP
Spirit 1918 1 bottle Domaine de Rincaulet Grand Bas Armagnac 75cl £695 per bottle DP
Spirit 1920 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £1,395 per bottle DP
Spirit 1920 1 bottle Sempé - Armagnac 75cl £695 per bottle DP
White 1922 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,950 per bottle DP
Red 1923 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £2,400 per bottle DP
Red 1928 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £2,200 per bottle DP
Spirit 1929 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £980 per bottle DP
Red 1929 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £2,750 per bottle DP
Spirit 1930 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £980 per bottle DP
Red 1933 1 bottle Château Calon Ségur 75cl £240 per bottle DP
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Red 1934 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £650 per bottle DP
Fortified 1934 1 bottle Verdelho Cossart 75cl £895 per bottle DP
Spirit 1937 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £750 per bottle DP
Red 1937 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £1,250 per bottle DP
Spirit 1938 1 bottle Domaine de Cepede - Bas Armagnac 75cl £340 per bottle DP
Spirit 1939 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £680 per bottle DP
Spirit 1940 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £770 per bottle DP
Red 1940 2 bottles Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £600 per bottle DP
Red 1940 1 bottle Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £395 per bottle DP
White 1943 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £600 per bottle DP
White 1945 1 bottle Château Lafaurie Peyraguey 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1945 1 bottle Château Talbot 75cl £750 per bottle DP
Fortified 1945 8 bottles Pierre Janny - Rivesaltes Vieil Homme 50cl £35 per bottle DP
Fortified 1945 1 bottle Sandeman 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 1947 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £850 per bottle DP
Red 1948 1 bottle Château Haut Brion 75cl £1,600 per bottle DP
Spirit 1949 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £740 per bottle DP
Red 1949 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £695 per bottle DP
Spirit 1950 1 bottle Janneau 'Grand Armagnac' 75cl £380 per bottle DP
Red 1952 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £150 per bottle DP
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Red 1952 2 bottles Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £495 per bottle DP
White 1954 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £800 per bottle DP
Red 1954 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £380 per bottle DP
Fortified 1954 1 bottle Malmsey Cossart 75cl £380 per bottle DP
Red 1955 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £1,295 per bottle DP
White 1955 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,195 per bottle DP
Fortified 1955 1 bottle Quinta do Noval 75cl £280 per bottle DP
White 1956 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,395 per bottle DP
Red 1956 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild Half bottle £995 per bottle DP
Red 1956 3 cases Château Musar 75cl £9,400 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1959 1 bottle Antonio Ferrari - Solaria Jonica 50cl £95 per bottle IB
Red 1959 1 case Château Musar 75cl £7,600 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1960 1 bottle Château Haut Brion 75cl £695 per bottle DP
Red 1960 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £540 per bottle DP
Red 1960 4 cases Château Musar 75cl £4,500 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1961 1 bottle Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £295 per bottle DP
White 1961 1 bottle Château Climens 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1961 1 bottle Château Meyney 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1961 1 case Château Musar 75cl £4,350 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1961 1 bottle Château Palmer 75cl £1,400 per bottle DP
Red 1962 1 bottle Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 4 bottles Borges 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 5 bottles Sandeman 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Fortified 1963 1 bottle Taylor 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 1964 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £750 per bottle DP
Red 1964 5 bottles Château Latour 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 1964 4 bottles Château Montrose 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1964 1 case Château Musar 75cl £3,800 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1966 2 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1966 3 bottles Château Musar 75cl £995 per bottle DP
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Red 1966 1 case Château Paveil de Luze 75cl £295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1966 1 case Château Petit Faurie de Souchard 75cl £240 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1966 3 bottles Graham 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Spirit 1967 1 bottle Baron De Lustrac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £130 per bottle DP
Red 1967 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £295 per bottle DP
White 1967 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,050 per bottle DP
Red 1967 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1967 2 cases Château Musar 75cl £2,950 per case of 6 DP
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White 1969 2 bottles Château d'Yquem 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 1969 1 case Château Musar 75cl £2,895 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1970 8 bottles Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £95 per bottle DP
White 1970 1 bottle Château La Tour Blanche 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1970 1 case Château Malartic Lagraviere 75cl £450 per case of 12 DP
Red 1970 1 bottle Château Margaux 75cl £220 per bottle DP
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Red 1970 6 cases Château Musar 75cl £2,200 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1970 1 bottle Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1971 1 case Château Latour 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1971 2 bottles Château Margaux 75cl £150 per bottle DP
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Red 1971 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,000 per case of 12 DP
Red 1972 1 bottle Comte de Vogue - Chambolle Musigny Reserve 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Spirit 1972 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 1974 3 bottles Château Musar 75cl £230 per bottle DP
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Red 1975 1 case Château de Fieuzal 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1975 1 bottle Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £275 per bottle DP
Red 1975 1 case Château Musar 75cl £1,250 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1975 4 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £145 per bottle DP
Red 1975 1 bottle Heitz - Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1976 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Red 1976 1 bottle Château Figeac 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Fortified 1977 1 bottle Taylor 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 1977 1 case Taylor 75cl £1,420 per case of 12 DP
Red 1978 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 DP
Red 1978 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 DP
Red 1978 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1978 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases Double Magnums £1,895 per case of 3 DP
Spirit 1979 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £110 per bottle DP
Red 1979 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1979 6 cases Château Musar 75cl £995 per case of 6 DP
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Spirit 1979 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £275 per bottle DP
Red 1979 1 case Les Forts de Latour 75cl £2,450 per case of 12 DP
Spirit 1980 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £110 per bottle DP
Fortified 1980 1 case Warre 75cl £740 per case of 12 DP
Red 1981 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 1981 1 bottle Château Lynch Bages Double Magnums £295 per bottle DP
Red 1981 3 bottles Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1981 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
Spirit 1981 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 1982 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1982 1 case Château Malescot St Exupery Double Magnums £1,040 per case of 3 DP
Red 1982 2 bottles Château Petrus 75cl £3,400 per bottle DP
Red 1982 1 case Château Rauzan Gassies 75cl £895 per case of 12 DP
Red 1982 1 bottle Château Talbot 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1982 1 bottle Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Spirit 1982 10 cases Domaine de Lacaze 75cl £150 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 1982 1 bottle Quinta do Noval Nacional 75cl £395 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Belair 75cl £450 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 case Château La Lagune 75cl £680 per case of 12 DP
White 1983 1 case Château La Tour Blanche 75cl £595 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Lafite Double Magnums £2,350 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 DP
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Margaux Magnum £695 per bottle DP
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Red 1983 2 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £380 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 bottle Château Pavie 75cl £140 per bottle DP
Red 1983 1 case Château Siran 75cl £295 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1983 6 bottles Cockburn 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Fortified 1983 1 bottle Quarles Harris 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Fortified 1983 6 bottles Smith Woodhouse 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Fortified 1984 1 bottle Verdelho Blandy 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1985 3 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £580 per case of 12 DP
Red 1985 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,500 per case of 12 IB
Spirit 1985 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1986 3 cases Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 case Château Cissac 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
White 1986 1 case Château Climens 75cl £795 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 1 bottle Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,560 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Grand Puy Ducasse 75cl £540 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 2 cases Château Haut Bages Libéral 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 5 bottles Château Haut Batailley 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Haut Batailley 75cl £595 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 4 cases Château La Dominique 75cl £560 per case of 12 DP
Red 1986 2 cases Château La Lagune 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £12,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 1 bottle Château Lynch Bages 75cl £130 per bottle DP
Red 1986 10 cases Château Monbrison 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 1986 6 bottles Château Palmer 75cl £160 per bottle DP
Red 1986 1 case Château Petrus 75cl £23,950 per case of 12 IB
Spirit 1986 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £220 per bottle DP
White 1987 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Château Certan de May 75cl £110 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £4,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1988 1 case Château Clos St Martin Double Magnums £650 per case of 3 DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Château d'Issan 75cl £40 per bottle DP
White 1988 1 bottle Château d'Yquem Half bottle £140 per bottle DP
White 1988 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Haut Bages Libéral 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 1988 3 bottles Château L'Arrosee Jeroboam £330 per bottle DP
Red 1988 3 bottles Château L'Arrosee Imperial £395 per bottle DP
Red 1988 2 bottles Château Latour Jeroboam £2,850 per bottle DP
Red 1988 1 case Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
White 1988 1 case Château Suduiraut Half bottle £695 per case of 24 DP
Red 1988 1 bottle Vieux Château Certan Jeroboam £1,095 per bottle DP
Spirit 1989 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1989 1 bottle Château Chasse Spleen Jeroboam £430 per bottle DP
Red 1989 1 case Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 4 cases Château Clos St Martin 75cl £540 per case of 12 DP
Red 1989 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 10 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £495 per case of 12 DP
White 1989 1 bottle Château Doisy Daene 75cl £35 per bottle DP
White 1989 3 bottles Château d'Yquem Half bottle £130 per bottle DP
White 1989 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 2 bottles Château Giscours 75cl £70 per bottle DP
Red 1989 2 cases Château Haut Batailley 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £24,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château L'Angelus 75cl £4,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 DP
Red 1989 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £4,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1989 1 bottle Gaja - Barbaresco Magnum £495 per bottle DP
Spirit 1990 1 bottle Baron de Sigognac - Bas Armagnac 75cl £95 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 case Château Clerc Milon 75cl £980 per case of 12 DP
White 1990 1 bottle Château Guiraud 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 1990 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £9,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Château La Lagune 75cl £1,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 11 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,650 per case of 12 DP
Red 1990 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £13,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1990 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £3,100 per case of 12 DP
Red 1990 3 cases Faiveley - Corton Clos des Cortons grand cru 75cl £2,350 per case of 12 DP
"Impressively youthful saturated dark red color. Deep, brooding aromas of black ... Read more
"Impressively youthful saturated dark red color. Deep, brooding aromas of black fruits, violet, licorice and tobacco reminded me of Bordeaux, if not Pauillac. Hugely rich, tactile and mouthfilling, with its fleshy black cherry and violet flavors conveying a strong impression of inky depth without coming across as heavy. A classically dry, medicinal grand cru in a distinctly masculine style, this has the stuffing and structure to last 50 years. Spreads out horizontally on the back end, finishing with building ripe, dusty tannins and palate-staining length. Not the last word in finesse but this is an uncanny powerhouse of a Burgundy. Fans of the style may rate it even higher than I do. (13.2% alcohol; 3.33 pH; 3.6 g/l acidity). Tasted March 2019. 94 points Drink 2019 - 2038" Vinous.com (ST) Close
Red 1990 2 cases Faiveley - Nuits St Georges Clos Marechale 1er cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 1992 2 bottles Christian Moueix - Dominus 75cl £195 per bottle DP
Red 1992 1 bottle Henschke - Hill of Grace Shiraz 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Fortified 1992 1 case Vesuvio 75cl £240 per case of 6 DP
Red 1993 1 bottle Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1993 1 bottle Château Latour 75cl £330 per bottle DP
Red 1993 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £2,350 per case of 12 DP
Red 1993 1 case Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1993 1 case Louis Jadot - Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er cru 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 DP
Red 1993 1 bottle Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £175 per bottle DP
Red 1993 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 DP
Red 1993 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 bottle Château Haut Brion 75cl £280 per bottle DP
Red 1994 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1994 7 bottles Château Léoville Barton 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1994 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 case Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £475 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 1994 1 case Delaforce 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1994 2 cases Dow 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 1994 1 case Graham 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1994 1 case La Rioja Alta - Rioja Gran Reserva 904 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1994 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1994 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1994 1 case Smith Woodhouse 75cl £450 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1994 1 case Taylor 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1994 1 case Warre 75cl £540 per case of 12 DP
Sparkling 1995 3 cases Bollinger RD 75cl £800 per case of 3 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Beauregard 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Beychevelle 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 2 bottles Château Clerc Milon 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 1995 3 cases Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £995 per case of 12 DP
White 1995 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £260 per bottle DP
Red 1995 2 cases Château Giscours 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Chateau Haut Brion - Bahans Haut Brion 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 bottle Château La Croix de Gay 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 bottle Château La Fleur Petrus 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Langoa Barton Magnum £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 1995 2 cases Château Le Bon Pasteur 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Château Meyney 75cl £420 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 1 case Clos du Marquis 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 6 bottles Guigal - Cote Rotie Château D'Ampuis 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 1995 1 case Henri/Georges Jayer - Echezeaux 75cl £49,500 per case of 12 IB
Red 1995 1 case Isole e Olena - Cepparello 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 5 cases Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £650 per case of 12 DP
Red 1995 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 1995 1 case Vesuvio 75cl £220 per case of 6 DP
Sparkling 1995 1 bottle Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame 75cl £120 per bottle DP
Red 1996 2 bottles Château Clerc Milon 75cl £65 per bottle DP
Red 1996 1 case Château d'Issan 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £2,030 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £9,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £540 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Château L'Arrosee 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Le Bon Pasteur 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £2,520 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £7,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 bottle Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £160 per bottle DP
Red 1996 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £850 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 3 cases Château Talbot 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Clos du Marquis 75cl £675 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £2,650 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Henri/Georges Jayer - Echezeaux 75cl £56,000 per case of 12 IB
Red 1996 1 case Hubert Lignier - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £995 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 1 case Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 DP
Red 1996 2 cases Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis Les Chaffots 1er cru 75cl £2,100 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 Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £880 per case of 12 DP
Sparkling 1997 2 cases Bollinger - Grande Année 75cl £600 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 1997 2 cases Bollinger Grande Année Magnum £650 per case of 3 IB
Red 1997 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £2,000 per case of 6 IB
Red 1997 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,650 per case of 12 IB
Red 1997 1 case Château La Fleur Petrus 75cl £800 per case of 6 DP
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Red 1997 3 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Red 1997 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £310 per case of 12 DP
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Red 1997 3 cases Château Yon Figeac 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
White 1997 4 bottles Egon Muller - Sharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Fortified 1997 7 cases Graham 75cl £420 per case of 12 DP
Red 1997 10 cases Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1998 2 bottles Château Berliquet Double Magnums £195 per bottle DP
Red 1998 2 bottles Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 1998 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £1,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Gazin 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château La Croix de Gay 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Latour 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,280 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £275 per case of 12 DP
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Red 1998 6 cases Château Pomeaux 75cl £240 per case of 12 DP
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Red 1998 2 cases Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 1998 1 case Château Soutard 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 1998 2 cases Taittinger - Comtes de Champagne 75cl £1,050 per case of 6 IB
Red 1998 1 case Vieux Château Certan 75cl £2,680 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 4 bottles Château Angelus 75cl £230 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Château Angelus 75cl £1,400 per case of 6 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £4,995 per case of 12 IB
White 1999 1 case Château Climens 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 2 cases Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £695 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Château La Mondotte 75cl £1,980 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 2 bottles Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 bottle Château Laforge 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Château Margaux Magnum £4,400 per case of 6 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 1 case Château Monbousquet 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 1999 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £275 per case of 12 DP
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White 1999 4 cases Château Rayne Vigneau Half bottle £240 per case of 24 IB
Red 1999 6 bottles Domaine de l'Arlot - Nuits St Georges Clos des Forêts 1er Cru 75cl £115 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 bottle Gaja - Costa Russi Barbaresco 75cl £180 per bottle DP
Red 1999 1 case Hubert Lignier - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 2 cases Hubert Lignier - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 2 cases Hubert Lignier - Morey St Denis 75cl £1,075 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 4 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,650 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 3 cases Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru Magnum £1,175 per case of 6 DP
Red 1999 4 cases Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru 75cl £695 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 4 cases Louis Jadot - Volnay Clos de la Barre 1er cru 75cl £795 per case of 12 DP
Red 1999 1 case Vougeraie - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 DP
Red 2000 2 cases Castell del Remei - Gotim Bru 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £5,800 per case of 6 IB
Red 2000 3 bottles Château Berliquet Jeroboam £295 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £7,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Clos de Sarpe 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Clos Fourtet 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château d'Armailhac 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Magnum £720 per case of 6 DP
Red 2000 2 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 8 bottles Château Du Tertre 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2000 3 cases Château Duhart Milon 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 5 cases Château Fombrauge 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Haut Batailley 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château La Fleur de Plince 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £5,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 bottle Château Lafite 75cl £1,080 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £14,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £3,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 6 bottles Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 8 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Le Crock 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 6 bottles Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £8,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 2 cases Château Monbrison 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £1,650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £21,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £265 per case of 12 DP
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Red 2000 6 bottles Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2000 2 cases Château Soutard 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2000 1 case Gould Campbell 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2000 1 bottle Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard 75cl £240 per bottle DP
Red 2000 1 case Les Hauts de Pontet Canet 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 2000 1 case Rostaing - Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 DP
Fortified 2000 1 case Taylor 75cl £580 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 3 cases Château Beychevelle 75cl £1,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Canon La Gaffeliere 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 1 case Château Climens Half bottle £1,895 per case of 24 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,220 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £780 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 1 case Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Magnum £795 per case of 6 DP
Red 2001 1 case Château Duhart Milon 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 4 bottles Château Kirwan 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2001 2 cases Château Kirwan 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 3 cases Château La Tour Blanche Half bottle £720 per case of 24 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,820 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Château Pavie 75cl £3,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 3 cases Château Pontet Canet 75cl £760 per case of 12 IB
White 2001 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Spirit 2001 1 bottle Domaine Boingneres - Bas-Armagnac 75cl £140 per bottle DP
White 2001 3 bottles Domaine de Chevalier - Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2001 1 case Gianni Voerzio - Barolo La Serra 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Les Forts de Latour 75cl £2,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2001 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos des Beze Grand Cru 75cl £2,450 per case of 12 DP
Red 2001 1 bottle Romano dal Forno - Amarone della Valpolicella 75cl £295 per bottle DP
White 2001 1 bottle Von Schubert - Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Auslese 188 75cl £50 per bottle DP
White 2002 1 case Château Climens 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château d'Aiguilhe - Château d'Aighuilhe 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 3 bottles Château Haut Brion Dmagnum £1,495 per bottle DP
Red 2002 1 case Château La Fleur de Bouard 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Latour 75cl £5,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £260 per case of 12 DP
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Red 2002 1 case Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
White 2002 1 bottle Comtes Lafon - Meursault Genevrières 1er cru 75cl £220 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2002 1 case Dom Perignon P2 75cl £720 per case of 3 IB
White 2002 1 case Donnhoff - Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2002 2 cases Girardin - Clos de la Roche 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 2 cases Girardin - Corton Renardes grand cru 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 2 cases Girardin - Latricieres Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,695 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Apricot Shiraz 75cl £40 per bottle DP
White 2002 1 case Joh. Jos. Prum - Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein Halves £695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2002 1 case Les Forts de Latour 75cl £920 per case of 6 IB
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Feusselottes 1er cru 75cl £780 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 2 cases Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru Magnum £1,330 per case of 6 DP
Red 2002 3 cases Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 DP
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru Magnum £1,695 per case of 6 DP
White 2002 2 cases Louis Jadot - St Aubin Murgers des Dents de Chien 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2002 1 bottle Sloan Proprietary Red 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 2003 2 cases Château Bellevue 75cl £275 per case of 6 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Chasse Spleen 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 1 case Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 12 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin 75cl £195 per bottle IB
Red 2003 1 case Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin 75cl £2,340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château de Chambrun 75cl £195 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 7 bottles Château Durfort Vivens 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2003 5 bottles Château Giscours 75cl £55 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 case Château Latour 75cl £7,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Latour A Pomerol 75cl £620 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 case Château Magdelaine 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £5,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £880 per case of 6 IB
Red 2003 5 cases Château Meyney 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 2 cases Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £760 per case of 12 IB
White 2003 1 case Château Rieussec Half bottle £360 per case of 24 IB
Red 2003 3 cases Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 3 cases Château Villa Bel Air 75cl £80 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2003 2 cases Cockburn 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 bottle Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £80 per bottle DP
White 2003 1 case Donnhoff - Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese 75cl £140 per case of 6 IB
White 2003 1 case Donnhoff - Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 75cl £120 per case of 6 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
Fortified 2003 1 case Graham 75cl £480 per case of 12 DP
Red 2003 1 bottle Greenock Creek - Alice's Shiraz 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2003 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Seven Acre 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2003 1 case Les Forts de Latour 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 bottle Numanthia Magnum £95 per bottle DP
Fortified 2003 2 cases Taylor 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
Red 2003 1 bottle Turley - Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Armand Rousseau - Chambertin Clos des Beze Grand Cru 75cl £950 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 cases Armand Rousseau - Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru 75cl £6,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 9 bottles Château Beychevelle 75cl £75 per bottle DP
Red 2004 2 cases Château Caronne St Gemme 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 8 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £165 per case of 6 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,125 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 2 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 10 bottles Château Haut Batailley 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2004 3 cases Château Haut Batailley 75cl £380 per case of 12 DP
Red 2004 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château La Conseillante 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 2 cases Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Langoa Barton 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 2 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £760 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £730 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £860 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £140 per case of 6 DP
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White 2004 1 case Coma Blanca Mas d'En Gil 75cl £180 per case of 6 DP
Red 2004 1 case CVNE Vina Real - Rioja Gran Reserva 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 1 bottle Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 case Domaine La Soumade - Rasteau Cuvée Confiance 75cl £150 per case of 6 IB
Red 2004 1 case Fattoria La Massa - Giorgio Primo 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
Red 2004 1 case Finca Torremilanos - Cyclo 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2004 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Alice's Shiraz 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Henschke - Keyneton Estate Euphonium 75cl £70 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2004 3 bottles Louis Roederer - Cristal 75cl £165 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Pesus Vina Sastre 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 2004 1 bottle Quinta Sardonia 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Alain Michelot - Nuits St Georges Aux Champs Perdrix 1er Cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Bodega Numanthia - Termanthia 75cl £220 per bottle DP
Red 2005 3 bottles Chapoutier - Cote Rotie La Mordorée 75cl £80 per bottle DP
Red 2005 2 cases Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 75cl £950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Angelus Magnum £4,500 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £2,950 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £5,200 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Château Beaumont 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Château Beausejour Becot Imperial £650 per bottle IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 bottles Château Brane Cantenac Jeroboam £585 per bottle IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Brane Cantenac - Baron de Brane 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 cases Château Charmail 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clerc Milon 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clos de L'Oratoire 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Clos Les Lunelles 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 4 cases Château d'Aiguilhe - Château d'Aighuilhe 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 8 bottles Château de Fieuzal 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2005 4 bottles Château d'Issan 75cl £70 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Duhart Milon 75cl £850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 bottles Château Fombrauge 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Fonbel 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Giscours Dmagnum £895 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £775 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £7,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 7 bottles Château Kirwan 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château La Clotte 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Château La Fleur De Gay Imperial £695 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château La Gaffelière 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £4,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Château Lafite Magnum £1,650 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 7 bottles Château Lagrange 75cl £45 per bottle DP
Red 2005 4 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Latour 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Le Crock 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £3,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château L'Evangile - Blason de L'Evangile 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Petrus 75cl £18,000 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 5 cases Château Poujeaux 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 bottles Château Rauzan Gassies Jeroboam £420 per bottle IB
White 2005 1 case Château Rayne Vigneau Half bottle £295 per case of 24 DP
White 2005 1 case Château Rieussec - Les Carmes de Rieussec Half bottle £165 per case of 24 IB
Red 2005 3 bottles Château Talbot 75cl £55 per bottle DP
Red 2005 2 cases Château Trotanoy 75cl £1,320 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Clos du Caillou - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Clos du Caillou - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réserve 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Clos La Madeleine 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2005 5 cases Dom Perignon - Dom Perignon Rose Magnum £1,630 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
White 2005 1 bottle Domaine Ente - Meursault Les Petits Charrons 75cl £450 per bottle DP
Red 2005 3 bottles Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 3 bottles Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru Dmagnum £1,395 per bottle IB
Red 2005 6 cases Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,800 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru Magnum £3,850 per case of 6 IB
White 2005 3 bottles Donnhoff - Niederhauser Hermannshole Riesling Spatlese 75cl £25 per bottle DP
White 2005 11 bottles Donnhoff - Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule Half bottle £25 per bottle DP
White 2005 4 bottles Dr Loosen - Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 75cl £18 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Finca Torremilanos - Cyclo 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Guigal - Cote Rotie Assortment 75cl £1,095 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 1 case Hubert Lignier - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Hubert Lignier - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
White 2005 2 cases Louis Jadot - Bienvenues Batard Montrachet grand cru 75cl £695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos des Beze Grand Cru 75cl £2,950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 4 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 4 cases Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru Magnum £1,920 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru Dmagnum £2,150 per case of 3 IB
Red 2005 3 cases Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £625 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £2,500 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru Dmagnum £2,950 per case of 3 DP
Red 2005 2 cases Louis Jadot - Griottes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £830 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Griottes Chambertin grand cru Magnum £1,675 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 2 cases Louis Jadot - Latricieres Chambertin grand cru 75cl £725 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 4 cases Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru 75cl £950 per case of 12 DP
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru Magnum £975 per case of 6 DP
Red 2005 1 case Louis Jadot - Vosne Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er cru 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 bottle Louis Latour - Corton Grancey grand cru 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Red 2005 1 case Mitolo - Savitar Shiraz 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Nicolas Potel - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,080 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Pasanau - Priorat, El Vell Coster 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2005 1 case Tollot Beaut - Corton Bressandes grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2005 1 case Tollot Beaut - Corton Bressandes grand cru Magnum £1,250 per case of 6 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Belgrave 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 9 bottles Château Cantemerle 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2006 6 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £360 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 5 bottles Château Du Tertre 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2006 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château La Lagune 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 9 bottles Château L'Arrosee 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2006 2 cases Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Château L'Evangile 75cl £1,040 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Magdelaine 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Château Palmer Historical XIX Century Blend L.20.06 75cl £450 per case of 3 DP
Red 2006 3 cases Château Phelan Ségur 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 4 cases Château Saint Pierre 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 2 cases Domaine Giraud - Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache de Pierre 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2006 1 case Domaine Santa Duc - Gigondas des Hautes Garrigues 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 5 bottles La Dame de Montrose 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2006 2 bottles Noon Reserve Shiraz 75cl £60 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2006 5 cases Pol Roger - Cuvée Winston Churchill 75cl £620 per case of 6 IB
Red 2006 1 case Rudolf Furst - Centgrafenberg Spatburgunder 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2006 1 case Uccelliera - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2006 5 cases Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
White 2006 3 bottles Y' de Château d'Yquem 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Bollinger - Grande Année Rosé 75cl £800 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2007 2 cases Bollinger Grande Année Magnum £370 per case of 3 IB
Red 2007 1 case Brunier - Châteauneuf du Pape L'Accent de la Roquete 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Red 2007 5 cases Château Bellevue Mondotte 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Climens 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Château Clos de L'Oratoire 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 3 cases Château Clos Haut Peyraguey 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Coutet Half bottle £295 per case of 24 DP
Red 2007 5 bottles Château Du Tertre 75cl £30 per bottle DP
Red 2007 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £6,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £1,930 per case of 6 IB
White 2007 1 case Château Rayne Vigneau 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2007 5 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Dom Ruinart 75cl £570 per case of 6 IB
"The 2007 Dom Ruinart is the first vintage made entirely by Chef de Caves Frédér... Read more
"The 2007 Dom Ruinart is the first vintage made entirely by Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis, which shows just how long the production cycle is in Champagne. A striking, tightly-coiled wine, the 2007 Dom Ruinart will leave readers week at the knees. In this vintage, Panaïotis took Dom Ruinart, which has traditionally relied on a relatively high percentage of Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims and tilted the balance to 75% Côtes des Blancs and 25% Montagne de Reims fruit. As a result, the 2007 is much more chiseled and steely than is the norm. The citrus, slate, crushed rock, white pepper, mint and floral notes really sizzle in this powerful, dramatically rich Champagne, with bright saline notes that add freshness and vivacity to the striking finish. The 2007 is a stunning Champagne by any measure. Although it is very early, the 2007 has the potential to go down as one of the great Dom Ruinarts. It is every bit that special. Dosage is under 5 grams per liter, a pretty striking change from the 2006, which was closer to 10. Readers who can grab the 2007 won't want to miss it. 97+ points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Close
Sparkling 2007 2 cases Dom Ruinart Rosé 75cl £950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2007 1 case Domaine de Marcoux - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Domaine Giraud - Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache de Pierre 75cl £850 per case of 6 IB
Red 2007 1 case Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
White 2007 1 case Donnhoff - Niederhauser Hermannshole Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule Halves £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 case Grand Tinel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 2 cases Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Taittinger - Comtes de Champagne 75cl £450 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2007 5 cases Taittinger - Comtes De Champagne Rose 75cl £590 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2007 1 case Taylor 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2007 1 bottle Vega Sicilia - Unico Reserva Especial (90/91/94) 2007 release 75cl £295 per bottle DP
Red 2008 1 case Chapoutier - Cote Rotie La Mordorée 75cl £260 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Bellevue Mondotte 75cl £1,040 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Bouscaut 75cl £220 per case of 12 DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £4,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 2 cases Château Clerc Milon 75cl £820 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Clos St Julien 75cl £260 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 9 bottles Château de Fieuzal 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Duhart Milon 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Giscours 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 bottle Château Haut Bailly 12cl £760 per bottle IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 11 bottles Château Lagrange 75cl £40 per bottle DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Langoa Barton 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 10 bottles Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £25 per bottle DP
Red 2008 2 cases Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £4,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,800 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £160 per case of 6 DP
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Red 2008 1 case Château Palmer 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 DP
Red 2008 1 case Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2008 2 cases Dom Perignon 75cl £660 per case of 6 IB
White 2008 1 case Donnhoff - Niederhauser Hermannshole Riesling Spatlese 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2008 1 case Galardi - Terra di Lavoro 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2008 3 cases Hubert de Montille - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £420 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2008 2 cases Louis Roederer - Cristal 75cl £950 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2008 5 cases Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Brut 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Chandon de Briailles - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £540 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Angludet 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Arnauton (Fronsac) 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Ausone 75cl £720 per bottle IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £3,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 5 cases Château Bernadotte 75cl £180 per case of 12 DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Brane Cantenac Jeroboam £540 per bottle DP
Red 2009 3 cases Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Brane Cantenac Magnum £820 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Branon 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Capbern Gasqueston 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Chasse Spleen Magnum £360 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £7,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château d'Armailhac 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château de Fieuzal 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château d'Issan 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Duhart Milon 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Feytit Clinet 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Fombrauge 75cl £365 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases Château Fontenil 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Giscours 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £880 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Haut Batailley 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £6,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Hosanna 75cl £540 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £430 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Lagrange Jeroboam £395 per bottle DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Lagrange 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château L'Arrosee 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 cases Château Le Crock 75cl £210 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £2,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £930 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Léoville Las Cases Imperial £1,850 per bottle IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Leoville Poyferré - Château Moulin Riche 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £1,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £325 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 5 cases Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 75cl £520 per case of 12 DP
Red 2009 3 bottles Château Malescot St Exupery Double Magnums £340 per bottle IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £7,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux Magnum £1,920 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux Double Magnums £2,020 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £2,440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 5 cases Château Moulin St Georges 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £6,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £150 per case of 6 DP
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Red 2009 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pavie 75cl £3,300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Pichon Lalande Jeroboam £950 per bottle IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Château Pontet Canet Imperial £1,150 per bottle DP
Red 2009 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Pontet Canet Double Magnums £1,750 per case of 3 DP
Red 2009 3 cases Château Pouget 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 10 cases Château Poujeaux 75cl £335 per case of 12 IB
"Stunning nose of cassis, plum and bitter chocolate. Real concentration and a gr... Read more
"Stunning nose of cassis, plum and bitter chocolate. Real concentration and a great balance of ripeness, fine tannins and bright acidity drive the complex finish along at an astonishing clip. Delicious now, but will hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019). 95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2009 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £1,450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 1 case Château Suduiraut Half bottle £280 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 1 case Château Suduiraut Half bottle £560 per case of 24 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château Tronquoy Lalande 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Château Trotanoy 75cl £675 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 case Château Vrai Canon Bouché 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Clos St Jean - Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex-Machina 75cl £620 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 6 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 5 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2009 5 cases Dom Perignon Magnum £795 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
White 2009 1 case Domaine de Chevalier - Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £720 per case of 12 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 3 bottles Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Red 2009 3 cases Domaine Frederic Magnien - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 2 bottles Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage 75cl £360 per bottle IB
White 2009 1 bottle Faiveley - Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er cru 75cl £50 per bottle DP
Fortified 2009 3 cases Fonseca 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2009 1 case Fonseca 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Foradori - Granato Teroldego 75cl £195 per case of 6 DP
Red 2009 1 case Guigal - Cote Rotie Assortment 75cl £1,080 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 2 cases La Petite Eglise 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases La Reserve de Malartic 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 10 cases La Rioja Alta - Vina Ardanza Reserva 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Les Forts de Latour 75cl £2,150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Les Hauts de Pontet Canet 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 4 cases Poggio Scalette - Il Carbonaione 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2009 3 cases Reserve de la Comtesse 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2009 1 case Taupenot Merme - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2009 2 cases Taylor - Vargellas Vinha Velha 75cl £195 per case of 3 IB
Red 2009 1 bottle Vieux Château Certan Jeroboam £1,600 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Alain Voge - Cornas Vieilles Vignes 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Chandon de Briailles - Corton Clos du Roi grand cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Angelus 75cl £3,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £2,780 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Beychevelle 75cl £1,020 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 6 cases Château Branon 75cl £460 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Canon La Gaffeliere 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Chasse Spleen Half bottle £380 per case of 24 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £8,800 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 1 case Château Climens 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Clinet Imperial £980 per bottle IB
Red 2010 4 cases Château Clos l'Eglise 75cl £595 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,850 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 2 cases Château Coutet 75cl £310 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 3 cases Château Coutet Half bottle £320 per case of 24 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château de Fieuzal 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 4 cases Château d'Issan 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château d'Issan - Blason D'Issan 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,940 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Duhart Milon 75cl £720 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 2 cases Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £2,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Fontenil 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Gazin Dmagnum £895 per case of 3 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Giscours 75cl £580 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 £760 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Haut Bailly Imperial £995 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Château Haut Batailley 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £6,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Lafite 75cl £7,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Lanessan 75cl £195 per case of 12 DP
Red 2010 1 case Château Langoa Barton 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Château Lascombes 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Latour 75cl £11,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Le Crock 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £1,160 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 bottles Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £150 per bottle DP
Red 2010 2 cases Château Leoville Poyferré - Château Moulin Riche 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château Lilian Ladouys 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 8 cases Château Malartic Lagraviere 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Malescot St Exupery Imperial £695 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £6,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux Double Magnums £750 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux Imperial £1,495 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £6,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 10 cases Château Musar 75cl £135 per case of 6 DP
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Red 2010 1 case Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pavie 75cl £3,400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Peby Faugeres 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Pichon Baron Double Magnums £600 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Pichon Lalande Double Magnums £600 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Pichon Lalande Imperial £1,130 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Château Pontet Canet Jeroboam £1,195 per bottle IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases Château Poujeaux 75cl £330 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Poujeaux Half bottle £350 per case of 24 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
White 2010 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £160 per case of 6 DP
Red 2010 2 cases Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Château Saint Pierre 75cl £340 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Château Sénéjac 75cl £220 per case of 12 DP
Red 2010 10 cases Château Talbot 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 2 cases Cordella - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo 75cl £2,400 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,750 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Corton Cuvee Du Bourdon grand cru 75cl £940 per case of 6 IB
Red 2010 1 bottle Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru 75cl £120 per bottle IB
Red 2010 2 cases Frederic Magnien - Morey St Denis Clos Baulet 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 15 cases La Reserve de Malartic 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 5 cases La Rioja Alta - Vina Ardanza Reserva Seleccion Especial 75cl £210 per case of 12 IB
"2010 was a great vintage in Rioja in general and seems to be exceptional here, ... Read more
"2010 was a great vintage in Rioja in general and seems to be exceptional here, with a 2010 Viña Ardanza Selección Especial (what used to be Reserva Especial) that can challenge any of the recent vintages and hopefully can develop in bottle to reach the heights of years like 1973 or 1964. The wine is expressive, aromatic, very elegant and clean, with classical Rioja aromas of long aging in barrel and slow oxidation through the years in wood. The palate is polished and sleek but shows plenty of energy, with very fine, mostly resolved tannins and very good harmony and persistence. There is great complexity, and you could start smelling spice and smoke to move to earthy tones, hints of beef blood, cherries in liqueur, curry, diesel, old furniture and forest floor. A great Viña Ardanza! 95 points." Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate "Dried cherries, cedar, sandalwood, tar, treacle tart, cinnamon and vanilla. Medium body, fine-grained and very silky tannins for a wine of almost 10 years of age, bright and transparent acidity and a long, very spicy finish. Like going back in time and touching an ornate tapestry. The texture is mesmerizing. Drink now. 96 points." James Suckling Close
Red 2010 2 cases Les Pagodes de Cos 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 IB
Sparkling 2010 5 cases Louis Roederer - Blanc de Blancs 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Palazzo - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 3 cases Rapet Père et Fils - Corton Pougets grand cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2010 1 case Villa I Cipressi - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £160 per case of 6 IB
White 2011 5 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 5 cases Alvaro Palacios - Finca Dofi 75cl £120 per case of 3 IB
Red 2011 4 cases Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 3 cases Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £495 per case of 12 DP
Red 2011 25 cases Château Capbern Gasqueston 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Our old friend, the stablemate of Ch Calon Ségur...now known simply as Ch Capber... Read more
Our old friend, the stablemate of Ch Calon Ségur...now known simply as Ch Capbern...74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot vinified in a new cuverie....Deep garnet. More nuanced colour than many. This really does smell classy. Very juicy but with the stony background of any St-Estèphe. Softer than most vintages but definitely ready to enjoy already. Fresh and vigorous. Quite long. 16.5 points." Jancis Robinson March 2018 "Firm and structured, this wine, produced by the same team as classed growth Calon-Ségur, has solid architecture. It does also have fine fruitiness and acidity but it is the shape that impresses. Given time, it will develop into an elegant wine. Drink from 2018. 92 points." Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast Jan 2014 Close
Red 2011 10 cases Château Caronne St Gemme 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 5 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £130 per case of 6 IB
White 2011 2 cases Château Climens 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Clinet 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 3 cases Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 2 cases Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,195 per case of 6 IB
White 2011 2 cases Château d'Yquem Half bottle £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 5 cases Château Gazin 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 10 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £470 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Château Langoa Barton 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Larcis Ducasse 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 3 cases Château Lilian Ladouys 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 7 cases Château Meyney 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Montrose 75cl £695 per case of 12 DP
Red 2011 5 cases Château Musar 75cl £395 per case of 12 DP
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Red 2011 2 cases Château Pichon Baron 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
White 2011 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 4 cases Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 3 cases Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 2 cases Château Talbot 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2011 1 case Descendientes de Jose Palacios - Corullon Las Lamas 75cl £120 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 - Villa de Corullon 75cl £160 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 des Lambrays - Clos des Lambrays grand cru 75cl £640 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 3 bottles Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £35 per bottle DP
Red 2011 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos de la Roche Vieille Vignes 75cl £1,895 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Corton Cuvee Du Bourdon grand cru 75cl £840 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2011 2 cases Graham 75cl £650 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 Jean-Marie Fourrier - Vougeot Les Petits Vougeots 1er Cru 75cl £540 per case of 6 IB
Red 2011 2 cases La Barroche - Châteauneuf du Pape 'Pure' 75cl £360 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Taylor Fonseca Croft 75cl £150 per case of 3 IB
Fortified 2011 1 case Vesuvio 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2011 Wiston Estate - Blanc de Blancs Brut 75cl £170 per case of 6 IB
Tremendously ripe fruit aromas are perfectly matched by deep, bready autolytic n... Read more
Tremendously ripe fruit aromas are perfectly matched by deep, bready autolytic notes and floral elegance. Green apple on the palate with stone fruit and tangerine...the fruit character is so overt compared to a Champagne of the same quality level and yet the high acidity keeps the overall impression of freshness. No hint of this having had 6 years on the lees and 8 years since the harvest, it has a long life ahead of it. RKL "Time spent on lees after secondary fermentation pays huge dividends for English sparkling wine, endowed as it always is with high natural levels of acidity. That's a lesson triumphantly proved by this 2011 Blanc de Blancs, with its soft mousse, lifted, almost floral aromas and deft weave of apple, tangerine and pear fruits rippled through with yeasty, bready richness. Its concentration, poise and length are impressive and position the wine well against the stiffest competition. It's vibrant and giving now, but will hold well if stored correctly and given still more time over the next decade. Drink 2019-2028. 98 points." Points Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 "Located on the South-facing chalk slopes of the South Downs, Wiston Estate has been owned and farmed by the Goring family since 1743. The estate's winemaking origins began in 2006, when Harry and Pip Goring planted 16 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier vines, before joining with acclaimed winemaker Dermot Sugrue. The grapes for the 2011 Blancs de Blancs are sourced from the steepest, chalkiest parts of the Wiston vineyards, on a soil reminiscent of Champagne's renowned Côte des Blancs. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022. 95-97 points." Susie Barrie MW, Simon Field MW, Andy Howard MW, Decanter Magazine September 2019. Close
White 2012 2 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Benjamin Leroux - Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Beausejour Duffau 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £510 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 bottle Château Calon Ségur Double Magnums £330 per bottle IB
Red 2012 2 cases Château Calon Ségur 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Canon 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 4 cases Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £110 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 cases Château Caronne St Gemme 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Château Caronne St Gemme Magnum £125 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 2 bottles Château Cheval Blanc Double Magnums £1,440 per bottle IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 bottles Château Cos d'Estournel Imperial £895 per bottle IB
White 2012 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 8 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 Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,080 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Château Feytit Clinet 75cl £460 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Gloria 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Château Haut Bailly 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 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 £3,280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 bottle Château Léoville Las Cases Jeroboam £940 per bottle IB
Red 2012 2 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 2 cases Château Lynch Moussas Magnum £330 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 15 cases Château Musar 75cl £245 per case of 12 DP
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Not available for export. Close
Red 2012 1 case Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 bottle Château Pichon Baron Double Magnums £360 per bottle IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,060 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla Magnum £600 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Domaine De La Mordoree - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Domaine Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Origines 75cl £260 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
Red 2012 2 cases Domaine la Mordoree - Lirac Cuvee Reine Des Bois 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,695 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Corton Cuvee Du Bourdon grand cru 75cl £840 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 8 cases Frederic Magnien - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 5 cases Frederic Magnien - Chambolle Musigny Coeur de Pierre 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Frederic Magnien - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,095 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 Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Henri Germain & Fils - Beaune Bressandes 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Joseph Voillot - Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2012 1 case Laurent Ponsot - Gevrey Chambertin Cuvée de l'Abeille 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 6 cases Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £380 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 3 cases Louis Jadot - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £640 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2012 10 cases Pol Roger - Brut Vintage 75cl £295 per case of 6 IB
Sparkling 2012 5 cases Pol Roger - Pol Roger Brut Vintage Magnum £370 per case of 3 IB
Red 2012 6 cases Rapet Père et Fils - Corton grand cru 75cl £260 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 6 cases Tollot Beaut - Beaune Clos du Roi 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
Red 2012 1 case Tortochot - Morey St Denis Charmes 1er cru 75cl £375 per case of 12 DP
White 2013 4 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Clos des Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 4 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Charles Audoin - Marsannay Les Favières 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,380 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 1 case Château Coutet Half bottle £240 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 1 case Château Haut Batailley 75cl £120 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 3 cases Château La Chenade 75cl £95 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 3 cases Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £120 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 2 cases Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £1,920 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 5 cases Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 1 bottle Comtes Lafon - Meursault Clos de la Barre 1er cru 75cl £125 per bottle DP
Red 2013 3 cases Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots de Milieu 1er cru 75cl £840 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Corton Cuvee Du Bourdon grand cru 75cl £595 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Bourgogne Rouge 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 2 cases Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 IB
White 2013 1 case Jean-Marc Boillot - Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 75cl £975 per case of 6 IB
Red 2013 2 cases La Petite Eglise Magnum £195 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 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
White 2013 13 cases Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon - Viré-Clessé 75cl £225 per case of 12 IB
Red 2013 1 case Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £920 per case of 6 IB
White 2013 2 cases Louis Jadot - Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru 75cl £1,195 per case of 6 IB
White 2013 1 case Paul Pillot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru 75cl £440 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 8 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Clos des Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £920 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 2 cases Alex Gambal - Puligny Montrachet 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 1 case Alex Gambal - Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères 1er cru 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 1 case Benjamin Leroux - Chassagne Montrachet Tête du Clos 1er Cru 75cl £360 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Benjamin Leroux - Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois 75cl £195 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Canon 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 6 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Double Magnums £75 per bottle IB
Red 2014 5 cases Château Certan de May 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £1,790 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 5 cases Château Clos de L'Oratoire 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc 75cl £395 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 14 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
White 2014 1 case 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 1 case Château Du Tertre 75cl £300 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Duhart Milon Magnum £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 10 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Labegorce 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 4 cases Château Langoa Barton 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 3 cases 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 £960 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £3,680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £880 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Meyney 75cl £225 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £1,900 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Château Pontet Canet 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 2 cases Château Rieussec 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 8 cases Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Le Petit Haut Lafitte Rouge 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 3 cases Château Talbot Magnum £440 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 2 cases Château Tour St Bonnet 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 6 bottles Comtes Lafon - Meursault Clos de la Barre 1er cru 75cl £145 per bottle DP
Red 2014 1 case Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots de Milieu 1er cru 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Domaine Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £980 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 2 cases Domaine Louis Jadot - Meursault Charmes 1er cru 75cl £600 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 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,180 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Bourgogne Rouge 75cl £175 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 2 bottles Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Corbeaux 1er cru 75cl £110 per bottle IB
Red 2014 2 bottles Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Fonteny 1er cru 75cl £120 per bottle IB
Red 2014 2 bottles Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £195 per bottle IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £585 per case of 3 IB
Red 2014 1 case Dugat-Py - Gevrey Chambertin Les Evocelles 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 5 cases Frederic Magnien - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Bourgogne Rouge 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £560 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Ghislaine Barthod - Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns 1er cru 75cl £560 per case of 6 IB
White 2014 2 cases Jean-Marc Boillot - Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 1er cru 75cl £640 per case of 12 IB
"Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting, the 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1Er Cr... Read more
"Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting, the 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1Er Cru Champ Canet from Boillot has a very fine stony, gunflint and pressed flower-scented bouquet. There is a soupçon of broodiness here although it does open nicely on the palate with pretty dried apricot and Clementine notes. This is a very subtle Puligny, not overt and really open at the moment, but you have to stand back and admire the precision and detail on the finish. 2018-2033. 94 points" Neal Martin, Robert.Parker.com Close
White 2014 1 case Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £600 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 £495 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 1 case Maison Roche de Bellene - Corton les Rognets Grand Cru 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
Red 2014 28 cases Marc Roy - Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er cru 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
White 2014 1 case Paul Pillot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 5 cases Pierre Damoy - Gevrey Chambertin Clos Tamisot 75cl £850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2014 1 case Roche de Bellene - Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots 1er Cru Magnum £260 per case of 3 IB
Red 2014 1 case Simon Bize - Savigny Les Beaune Les Fourneaux 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 7 cases Albert Grivault - Meursault Clos des Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases 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 5 cases Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £620 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 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Canon 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Château Cantemerle Magnum £275 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 3 bottles Château Caronne St Gemme Jeroboam £115 per bottle IB
Red 2015 5 cases Château Certan de May 75cl £795 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Clerc Milon 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 1 case Château Climens 75cl £540 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
Red 2015 2 cases Château Clinet 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 5 cases Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 5 cases 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 5 cases Château Durand Laplagne "Les Terres Rouge" 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Château Durand Laplagne "Les Terres Rouge" Magnum £125 per case of 6 IB
White 2015 1 case Château d'Yquem Half bottle £1,495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 10 cases Château Fombrauge 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Château Giscours 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 12 bottles Château Haut Bailly Half bottle £60 per bottle DP
Red 2015 2 cases Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,095 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Haut Brion 75cl £2,350 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £5,100 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château La Marzelle 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Lafite 75cl £2,670 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £1,040 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Léoville Barton 75cl £740 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £980 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 3 cases 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 5 cases Château Malartic Lagraviere 75cl £420 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 10 cases Château Monbousquet 75cl £400 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,850 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Palmer - Alter Ego de Palmer 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Pavie 75cl £2,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Pichon Lalande Magnum £1,195 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 5 cases Château Prieuré Lichine 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
"One of the best vintages I have tried from Prieuré Lichine - this was excellent... Read more
"One of the best vintages I have tried from Prieuré Lichine - this was excellent during en primeur and even more so now it's in bottle. Restrained elegance and precision are on display, balancing out the oozing rich damson fruit and the well placed licorice edging. Well balanced, the fruit is cleanly cut and held, the ripe black fruits spliced in two. Poised, with good ripeness, a standout for me. 50% new oak barrels. Stephen Derenencourt consults. Drinking window 2015-2042. 96 points" Jane Anson, Decanter.com Close
Red 2015 2 cases 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
White 2015 4 cases Château Rieussec Half bottle £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Château Roc de Cambes 75cl £540 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 5 cases Château Saintayme 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Château Saintayme - Château Saintem Magnum £135 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Siran 75cl £295 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 8 cases Chateau Talbot - Connetable De Talbot 75cl £250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Château Talbot 75cl £495 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 1 case Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 10 cases Château Troplong Mondot 75cl £995 per case of 12 IB
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 1 case Clos du Caillou - Côtes du Rhône Réserve 75cl £240 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
Red 2015 10 cases Clos du Marquis 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Clos du Salomon - Givry 1er cru 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 6 bottles Comtes Lafon - Volnay Santenots de Milieu 1er cru 75cl £95 per bottle IB
White 2015 1 case Domaine Buisson Battault - Meursault Charmes 1er cru 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Domaine de Chevalier Magnum £595 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Domaine de l'Abbaye, Dominique Gruhier - Bourgogne Epineuil 75cl £170 per case of 12 IB
"Fresh, spicy, savoury with some oak, showing sweet cranberry and raspberry flav... Read more
"Fresh, spicy, savoury with some oak, showing sweet cranberry and raspberry flavours and the restraint and cool elegance of northern Burgundy. Complex and well balanced, with fine tannins, tangy acidity and lovely nuance. A Pinot that refreshes and caresses the palate at the same time. Drinking Window 2018-2025. 94 points" Tim Atkin MW, Decanter Magazine Close
Red 2015 1 case Domaine Ponsot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £2,050 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Duclaux - Cote Rotie La Germine 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
"Duclaux's 2015 Cote Rotie La Germine is another powerhouse Cote Rotie from this... Read more
"Duclaux's 2015 Cote Rotie La Germine is another powerhouse Cote Rotie from this blockbuster vintage. Plum and cassis fruit is framed by hints of vanilla, while the velvety tannins are given focus and length on the finish by crisp acids. The overall effect is one of harmony and balance. 93 points" Joe Czerwinski, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2015 10 cases Fonterutoli - Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Frederic Magnien - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Frederic Magnien - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £1,350 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Geantet Pansiot - Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 4 cases Geantet Pansiot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £725 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 5 cases Geantet Pansiot - Morey St Denis 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 5 cases Hubert Lamy - Saint Aubin Les Frionnes 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 5 cases Jean & Gilles Lafouge - Auxey Duresses Blanc Les Boutonniers 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 1 case Jean-Marc Boillot - Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er cru 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £580 per case of 12 IB
White 2015 6 cases Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon - Viré-Clessé 75cl £230 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Louis Clerc - Cote Rotie 75cl £320 per case of 12 IB
"Charming, elegant wines like Clerc's 2015 Cote Rotie can sometimes be overlooke... Read more
"Charming, elegant wines like Clerc's 2015 Cote Rotie can sometimes be overlooked in blind tastings. But this one stood out for its sheer finesse and complexity. Mouthwatering aromas of red berries, orange zest, clove and cinnamon lead the way, followed by a medium-bodied wine that's creamy and supple in texture. Already immensely attractive, this should drink well for a decade. 93 points" Joe Czerwinski, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2015 2 cases Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Couchereaux 1er cru 75cl £320 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
White 2015 2 cases Louis Jadot - Le Montrachet grand cru 75cl £1,100 per case of 3 IB
Red 2015 1 case Louis Jadot - Musigny grand cru 75cl £2,250 per case of 3 IB
Red 2015 1 case Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Quet 75cl £360 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Meerlust Rubicon 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 1 case Opus One 75cl £1,440 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 1 case Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £1,050 per case of 6 IB
Red 2015 3 cases Tollot Beaut - Chorey-Les-Beaune 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
Red 2015 2 cases Tortochot - Morey St Denis 75cl £280 per case of 12 IB
White 2016 20 cases Alain Chavy - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £250 per case of 6 IB
Refined mineral aromas and some smokiness on the nose with a sea-side ozone fres... Read more
Refined mineral aromas and some smokiness on the nose with a sea-side ozone freshness and some new oak. Lime zest, acacia and hazelnut on the palate, with a fresh lemon pith texture. Minerality gives the wines its length on the palate, accompanied by long, persistent fruit which will fill out with a couple of years further bottle age. RKL "The 2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru has a more conspicuous marine bent to the aromatics compared to the other Puligny premier crus, with oyster shells and mudflat scents filtering through the green apple aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fresh and vibrant entry. Now this is a very pretty Puligny in the making, very harmonious with traces of blackcurrant leaf and spice, fanning out as if the 2016 vintage was not beset by trials and tribulations. There is just a disarming flow about this Folatières and it should drink well for the next decade. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Again a light note of struck match as well as an attractive stony minerality. Tight and refined, very long and with excellent precision. Well done. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com Close
White 2016 1 case Bonneau du Martray - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £820 per case of 6 IB
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White 2016 1 case Bonneau du Martray - Corton Charlemagne grand cru Magnum £995 per case of 3 IB
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White 2016 8 cases Bruno Lorenzon - Mercurey Blanc Clos des Barraults 1er cru 75cl £340 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Bruno Lorenzon - Mercurey Rouge Champs Martin Cuvée Carline 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 20 cases Castelmaure - Le Rouge Vigneron, Corbieres 75cl £70 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 8 cases Château Angludet 75cl £245 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 1 case Château Ausone 75cl £3,950 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 5 cases Château Bellevue 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Beychevelle 75cl £860 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £640 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 1 case Château Calon Ségur 75cl £1,075 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Canon 75cl £1,495 per case of 12 DP
Red 2016 10 cases Château Cantemerle 75cl £280 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 1 case Château Clinet 75cl £895 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,800 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Cos d'Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best th... Read more
"The 2016 Cos d'Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best that I had encountered in over 20 years of visiting the estate during en primeur, so my expectations were piled high when I returned to find out how it performs in bottle. Deep, almost opaque in color, it sports a very intense but broody bouquet with fathomless deep black fruit tinged with blueberry and violet. The aromas almost seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannin that I have never witnessed in any other vintage of Cos d'Estournel. There is a beguiling symmetry to this Saint-Estèphe, as well as unerring mineralité. The persistent, tobacco-tinged finish can be felt 60 second after the wine has departed. This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d'Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure, though I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth, hence my drinking window. 13.07% alcohol. Drinking window 2030 - 2070. 100 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com Close
White 2016 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £280 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 6 cases Château d'Issan 75cl £540 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 2 cases 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 2 cases 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 Close
Red 2016 50 cases Château Durand Laplagne "Les Terres Rouge" 75cl £85 per case of 12 IB
Elegant fruit crumble aromas before even getting nose to glass. Fresh, hedgerow... Read more
Elegant fruit crumble aromas before even getting nose to glass. Fresh, hedgerow fruits, blackcurrant and intense plum fruits on the palate. Dense, punchy and mouth-filling fruit wrapped up in a very fine tannic structure. RKL. "The 2016 Durand Laplagne has a crisp bouquet with blackcurrant, mulberry and attractive floral aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little foursquare in style, but with plenty of fresh black fruit mixed with cedar towards the finish. Very fine potential here. Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Close
Red 2016 20 cases Château Durand Laplagne "Les Terres Rouge" Magnum £95 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 2 cases 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 1 case Château Figeac 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 6 cases Château Fombrauge 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 4 cases Château Fourcas Dupré 75cl £115 per case of 12 IB
Surprisingly open, with fresh raspberry on the nose and fleshier plum and blackc... Read more
Surprisingly open, with fresh raspberry on the nose and fleshier plum and blackcurrant filling out the mid-palate. Well-integrated oak, beginning to soften the grainy tannins, which are persistent on the finish. Excellent acidity balancing the plush, rounded palate. Drink 2021-2028. RKL "This is tasting beautiful this year, very enjoyable fruit extraction that manages to be intense but not overdone. The tannins are firm but could perhaps be a little more pliable to fully open up the structure of the wine. Classic, with lovely menthol notes and a good example of the work being done in Listrac right now. Planted to 44% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 91 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2016 Fourcas-Dupres has a very elegant bouquet without shortchanging on fruit. The aromatics here are packed with blackberry, raspberry and light cassis aromas, the oak nicely integrated and with a subtle estuarine note emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, grainy tannin. There is plenty of fresh, energetic black fruit here laced with black olive and a pinch of brine, fanning out towards the satisfying, long finish. Here is a great Listrac hot on the heels of their great 2015 last year. Drink 2022-2014. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2016 2 cases Château Gloria Magnum £395 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 2 cases Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Vanilla, cassis and oak on the nose. Big, chunky, ripe and velvety smooth tannin... Read more
Vanilla, cassis and oak on the nose. Big, chunky, ripe and velvety smooth tannins ease the fruit in beautifully. Quite opulent and at times verging on voluptuous but no lack of freshness – this is wonderful. Lots of cassis and redcurrants and a lovely savoury rich feel. Very long. This is classic "top-vintage GPL'. RKL "One of the successes of the vintage, the Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Racy, forward and incredibly inviting, the 2016 makes a strong first impression and then never lets up. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, white pepper and floral notes give the wine its brightness and aromatic nuance. Deep, fleshy and utterly exquisite on the palate, yet light on its feet, the 2016 exudes finesse. The flavors are remarkably vivid, but in the end, it is the wine's sublime balance that places it among the highlights of the vintage. Don't miss it! 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "Ripe, but sleek and very focused, featuring racy iron and savory notes coursing alongside the core of black currant and black cherry fruit. The fresh finish keeps everything in lockstep. Well-built. 94-97 points" winespectator.com "The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot that matured in 75% new oak. It has 13.3% alcohol this year. It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. Gone are the days when this Pauillac was as hard as nails for the first decade. The tannins are nowadays much finer and the acidity lends this tension and plenty of freshness. There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it. Like so many others, this improved with aeration, gaining ever more harmony and precision. What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "This is all about the finish with a sweet-tobacco, berry and light milk-chocolate character. Full body, very fine tannins and a juicy finish. Love the intensity and finesse at the end. Lots of energy. Could better the exquisite 2014. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Haut Bailly 75cl £975 per case of 12 IB
"Rather floral nose. Ripe and broad. Quite chewy and structured. Cool and pretty... Read more
"Rather floral nose. Ripe and broad. Quite chewy and structured. Cool and pretty dry. Pretty chewy! Lots of dynamism. Drink 2025-2040. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Haut-Bailly is a huge, powerful wine that explodes in all directions. Black cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice, menthol, incense and gravel are all pushed forward, but it is the wine's volume and pure intensity that stand out most. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 is likely to be a slow-maturing wine, but even today the phenomenal finish is a marvel. The 2016 is a great Haut-Bailly in the making. It will reward several decades of cellaring. 94-97+ points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Haut Bailly is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 26 September until 18 October. Coming in with 13.6% alcohol and an IPT of 81, which is quite close to 2010, this was quite closed at first and so I allowed my sample 15-20 minutes to open while discussing the vintage with Véronique Sanders and technical manager, Gabriel Vialard. It has a classic bouquet that is certainly less opulent and extravagant than recent vintages. This is more controlled and focused, beautifully delineated with blackberry, cedar and Earl Grey aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine-grain tannin, sappy with superb delineation and real weight and presence in the mouth. There is just the right amount of spice and salinity, the latter beckoning you back for another sip and there is a haunting pencil lead note that forms the closing credits on the aftertaste. What a brilliant Haut-Bailly, perhaps the best that I have tasted in almost 20 years of tasting at this estate. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, erobertparker.com "This young wine shows such pinpoint precision with a full body, dense fruit and gorgeous intensity. Muscular yet toned and beautiful. It really builds on the finish. Very fine-grained. So long and beautiful. Sophisticated power. Oyster shell and iodine undertones. Traditional style yet with a modern interpretation. Savory. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Haut Brion 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Haut-Brion has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features... Read more
"The 2016 Haut-Brion has a beguiling sense of purity on the nose, which features scents of blackberry, crushed violet petals, hints of dark chocolate and even a suggestion of fresh fig. Underneath all this is a seam of mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration, tightening everything up. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, a satiny texture, perfect acidity and incredible harmony. Everything here is in the right place. Quite sensual in style, conveying an enthralling sense of delineation on the long finish. About as good as you will find in this vintage. Drinking window 2026 - 2080. 99 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com Close
Red 2016 3 cases Château La Chenade 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Wonderful nose with the Cabernet Franc making a real contast to the Saintayme – ... Read more
Wonderful nose with the Cabernet Franc making a real contast to the Saintayme – lovely complexity. Delicious ripe fruit immediately and very fine, elegant tannins encircling the fruit. Almost menthol fresh acidity, real purity and precision. The tannins build on the finish and a little dry but melt away and finishes well. This is a real step up and outstanding in 2016. RKL "...a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc...It has a lovely nose that needed some coaxing from the glass, eventually revealing black cherries and touches of bergamot with Earl Grey following later. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh right from the start, very harmonious with an elegant, quite minerally finish. Very elegant, very suave, very promising. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "So delicious already with delicious depth and fruitiness, yet this always retains its balance and length. Fine tannins and a raspberry, cassis finish. You want to drink this now. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château La Clotte 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £3,500 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 5 cases Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £425 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 4 cases Château Lalande Borie 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château Langoa Barton 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Incredibly deep in colour, almost black. Controlled and precise on the nose with... Read more
Incredibly deep in colour, almost black. Controlled and precise on the nose with lovely intensity. Lovely entry with tingling, crisp acidity and super-smooth textured tannins. Medium-bodied with lots of black damson and blackberry fruit. Long, fresh and beautifully balanced. This classic Langoa is deliciously approachable but should be great for the long term. RKL "The 2016 Langoa Barton is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 29 September and 13 October. It is being matured in 60% new oak barrels. It has a very succinct bouquet, with a mixture of black and red fruit, a slight sea spray/estuarine tincture, hints of leather and brown spice in the background. The palate is very harmonious on the entry with a grainy texture. There is good backbone here, maybe just a little foursquare compared to other Saint Julien wines, but it gathers pace towards the finish that displays touches of spice and cedar. Understated and classic Langoa. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "Exceptionally dark purple. Very meaty, concentrated nose with real lift. Lots of graphite and grit. No spare flesh but truly terroir wine. Sinewy. Bone-dry finish. Very much in its own style. But long and precise. Drink 2027-2045. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com "This is really structured with great depth and power. Full body, chewy tannins, lots of fruit and a tangy, fresh finish. Solid. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "The fresh blueberry, cherry and black currant flavors give this a wide range, while racy graphite and a mouthwatering anise streak drive the finish. The fruit is so enticing that you lose track of how solidly built this is through the finish. 93-96 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 3 cases Château Léoville Barton 75cl £760 per case of 12 IB
Cereal, cassis, some herbs and mint on the nose and palate. Big ripe tannins, m... Read more
Cereal, cassis, some herbs and mint on the nose and palate. Big ripe tannins, more velvety than normal in keeping with the vintage. Perfectly pitched acidity, cool fresh mint finish – superb. Powerful, full bodied yet elegant at the same time. Fantastic - surprisingly approachable but will last for decades. RKL "Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy. Drink 2027-2047. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked from 29 September until 13 October, matured in 60% new oak and delivering 13% alcohol. It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime Leoville Barton, but (as usual) it just seems to do everything right. Maybe it's not quite up there with the stellar 2015 Léoville Barton, which I re-tasted at the time, but it is not far off. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The 2016 Léoville-Barton is superb. Precision, nuance and delineation are the signatures in a wine that speaks to class above all else. Eloquent and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is simply magnificent. There is a fair bit of tannin, but the grain is very, very fine. The 2016 is not a huge Léoville-Barton, but it is a wine of nobility and pedigree. Tasted two times. 93-96 points" vinous.com (AG) "Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. 96-99 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 4 cases Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £820 per case of 12 IB
Fresh, beautifully pure nose, citrus notes and some almonds – luxurious! Very fi... Read more
Fresh, beautifully pure nose, citrus notes and some almonds – luxurious! Very fine entry, restrained at first but then spreads across the palate. Really fresh acidity, pure and delineated red and black fruits emerge mid-palate. The tannins are very fine, elegant and cashmere smooth. Lots of spiced plum and cherries on the palate, very complex. Incredibly long, full-bodied. Superb. RKL "Deep purple. Very deep. Really rich and winning. Much more mouth-filling than the other wines from this stable. Really fresh but broad and ripe. Great freshness. Long and beautifully balanced. 13.6% Drink 2027-2045. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com "The buildup on the palate is impressive with blackberry and blueberry character. Plenty of currants, too. Full-bodied, linear and tight. Racy tannins and a long finish. Shows tension, depth, real raciness and pure finesse. A combination of the best from both 2009 and 2010. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "A huge, soaring wine, the 2016 Léoville-Poyferré is powerful, vivid and captivating. Vertical tannins and massive concentration belie the wine's 13.6% alcohol. The more virile, brooding side of Saint-Julien comes through in this decidedly potent wine. In 2016, many Saint-Juliens possess incredible richness and voluptuousness. Léoville-Poyferré is arguably the most tannic and brooding of the wines of the appellation. I suspect the 2016 will take many years to be at its very best. A rush of dark fruit, leather, smoke, tobacco and chocolate add the final shades of nuance. 94-97 points" vinous.com (AG) "The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Didier Cuvelier told me that color leeched out naturally and he conducted an 8 day pre-fermentation maceration. Matured in 80% new oak with some malolactic in barrel, it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, a killer line of acidity and perhaps one of the most harmonious Poyferré that I have encountered at this juncture. It just glides across the mouth and slips down the throat with consummate ease. Superb. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, RobertParker.com "The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one. 95-98 points" winespectator.com Close
Red 2016 9 cases Château Les Cruzelles 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château L'Evangile 75cl £2,200 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Lynch Bages 75cl £1,250 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 2 cases Château Malescasse 75cl £140 per case of 12 IB
Lively black cherry fruits, very open, deep fruit, concentrated but balanced by ... Read more
Lively black cherry fruits, very open, deep fruit, concentrated but balanced by full but rounded tannins, already delicious. RKL "An excellent Malescasse, easily one of the best tasted from this estate en primeur. Vibrant, lively black cherry and deep blackcurrant coulis flavours with very well integrated oak. The blend is 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 91 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine A big and juicy wine with walnut, berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied, long and flavorful. Spicy. Watch this, like last year. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £2,690 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Margaux 75cl £5,380 per case of 12 IB
White 2016 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Blanc du Margaux 75cl £1,050 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £1,695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Montrose 75cl £1,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £5,600 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 1 case Château Pape Clement 75cl £795 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 4 cases 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 1 case Château Pédesclaux Magnum £410 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 8 cases Château Phelan Ségur 75cl £395 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 5 cases Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,250 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 1 case Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £440 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £875 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 4 cases Château Rieussec 75cl £180 per case of 6 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 2 cases Château Rieussec Half bottle £195 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 5 cases Château Saint Pierre 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 7 cases Château Saintayme 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 3 cases Château Saintayme Magnum £140 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 50 cases Château Sénéjac 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Under the same ownership as Château Talbot. Structure and elegance are immediate... Read more
Under the same ownership as Château Talbot. Structure and elegance are immediately apparent here, with bright acidity and ripe tannins. With a little time in the glass an impressive depth of fruit becomes evident – both black and red fruits, cassis and strawberry with some herbal and capsicum notes adding complexity. Exciting to see this develop over the next few years. Drink 2023-2033. RKL "From the Bignon-Cordier family, this is a sleek, sexy Médoc with good chewy tannins and a lovely rich texture to the blackberry fruit. It has a serious edge, showing some menthol notes on the finish and a feeling of freshness that accompanies the entire experience beginning to end. Good persistency. A successful vintage here. Drinking Window 2023-2040. 91 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2016 Sénéjac has an attractive bouquet with floral-tinged red and black fruit—strawberry pastilles and just a touch of bay leaf, nicely defined and gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, very harmonious with assiduous use of new oak. This is a very stylish Haut-Médoc, one of the best that I have tasted in many years. This comes highly recommended. Drink 2022-2042. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Robert.Parker.com "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 2 cases Château Siran 75cl £250 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 2 cases Château Smith Haut Lafitte 75cl £880 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 20 cases Château Sociando Mallet 75cl £315 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 50 cases Château Tour du Moulin 75cl £120 per case of 12 IB
Immediate and intense freshness on the nose, with bright redcurrant and hedgerow... Read more
Immediate and intense freshness on the nose, with bright redcurrant and hedgerow fruit aromas and very integrated oak. The tannins take you immediately back to the UGC tastings in April '17, SO refined! Ripe plum fruits on the palate, broad and quite plush but with the freshness continuing, provided by beautiful acidity. Drinking 2020-2028. RKL Close
White 2016 5 cases Clos du Salomon - Montagny 1er cru 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2016 2 cases Cockburn 75cl £225 per case of 6 IB
"This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone underto... Read more
"This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone undertones and hints of dried roses. Full-bodied and very tight and precise. Good kick in the end. Love the polished tannins, which are totally folded into the wine. Reminds me of the 1947 Cockburn. Try in 2024. 99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 3 cases Contino - Rioja Vina del Olivo 75cl £275 per case of 6 IB
Intense vanilla and coconut aromas of American oak on opening give way to vibran... Read more
Intense vanilla and coconut aromas of American oak on opening give way to vibrant red fruits, raspberry and cherry with some licorice after a little time in contact with air. Brilliantly fine tannins with assertive acidity (presumably courtesy of the 10% Graciano in the blend) suggest a long and elegant future. Massive concentration on the mid-palate and lingering spices on the finish make this a wine for lovers of powerful Spanish reds. RKL "This is sleek and racy with a polish and beauty that is incredible. Full body, ultra-fine tannins that touch you at the beginning and take you down to a gorgeous depth of fruit. Super. A great single vineyard wine. Drink in 2022. 98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Fortified 2016 20 cases Croft Vintage Port 75cl £220 per case of 6 IB
"Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spice... Read more
"Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025. 97 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 4 cases Domaine de l'Abbaye, Dominique Gruhier - Bourgogne Epineuil 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 2 cases Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £490 per case of 12 IB
"The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée is racy and intense, with saturated... Read more
"The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée is racy and intense, with saturated cassis, plum and anise notes and a lush yet racy finish. I don't see the alcohol sticking out—it's in line with the vintage profile for me, and a terrific wine." James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator "A wine that's going to rival or surpass the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée shows the quality of this awesome vintage with its deep, powerful, concentrated style. While Laurence says her 2015s remind her of her 2010s, I find a certain 2010-like purity in this wine as well as killer notes of black raspberries, blueberries, garrigue, and pepper. Possessing both power and finesse, full body, sweet tannins, and a great finish, don't miss this beauty. 95-97 points" Jebdunnock.com Close
Fortified 2016 5 cases Fonseca 75cl £585 per case of 12 IB
"Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot... Read more
"Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025. 98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 1 case Fonterutoli - Siepi 75cl £695 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 10 cases Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Gaja - Barbaresco 75cl £885 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 Gaja - Costa Russi Barbaresco 75cl £2,195 per case of 6 IB
"The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a very botanical wine in terms of its aromas... Read more
"The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a very botanical wine in terms of its aromas, with lovely perfumes of rose, elderflower, sambuco and anise seed, along with a touch of glycerine. It then follows up with some sweetness that feels very embracing in this wine. This is the more ephemeral, delicate and floral member of the extended Barbaresco family from Gaja, with a crunchy tannic bite, but nothing too severe. There is a really good vitality and energy to this very expressive wine. Costa Russi remains the smallest of Gaja's single-vineyard wines, and Gaia Gaja warns that there will be considerably less of it starting with the 2017 vintage. Production for this wine had always varied greatly to begin with, due in part to the fragile nature of the 80-year-old vines, but about half of those were removed and replanted. It will be a while before the new vines are old enough to go online. So, with some 10,000 bottles made in 2016 and 6,000 bottles in 2015, we can count on those numbers to be split by half over the next three to four years, for sure. Drink 2023-2045. 96+ points" Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, June 2019 Close
Red 2016 Gaja - Sori San Lorenzo Barbaresco 75cl £2,195 per case of 6 IB
"If the Barbaresco Costa Russi expresses itself with purity and grace, the 2016 ... Read more
"If the Barbaresco Costa Russi expresses itself with purity and grace, the 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo struts out stacked and tall. It has firmer textural support and is not as timid or as withholding as the Costa Russi. The Sorì San Lorenzo site is located closest to the warm air currents that travel down the Tanaro River valley, and this vineyard site is always the first to ripen and be harvested. You get a stronger mineral note here with iron rust, pencil shaving and potting soil intertwined with the primary fruit, showing dazzlingly intricate complexity and depth. This vineyard site suffered in the 2017 vintage from some hail damage that hit on July 19. The quality of fruit is expected to be good, Gaia Gaja tells me, but yields will be reduced next year. Drink 2024-2050. 98 points" Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, June 2019 Close
Red 2016 Gaja - Sori Tildin Barbaresco 75cl £2,195 per case of 6 IB
"Here's a wonderfully spicy and opulent rendition of Nebbiolo and another very f... Read more
"Here's a wonderfully spicy and opulent rendition of Nebbiolo and another very full and rich Barbaresco from Gaja. The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is open, more concentrated and structured. There are pretty floral notes of rose hip or wild rose in this generous wine of broad scope. We're talking about smaller fruit here, with plums, cassis, blackberry and plenty of power. Everything came to perfect maturity in this 2016 vintage, representing that rare merge of quantity and quality. This is what you get from the dense soils of the warm, south-facing Sorì Tildìn site and similar ones where the terrain can keep the moisture locked in. The 2016 growing season was also marked by sharp diurnal shifts, and rainfall was well-timed to occur when it was needed most. 97 points" Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, June 2019 Close
Fortified 2016 3 cases Graham 75cl £310 per case of 6 IB
"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit ... Read more
"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end. 99 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2016 9 cases La Dame de Montrose 75cl £315 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 3 cases La Dame de Montrose Magnum £330 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 2 cases 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 2 cases Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £750 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 1 case Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £600 per case of 6 IB
"Rose, cherry and spice aromas introduce this light-bodied, saturated version. ... Read more
"Rose, cherry and spice aromas introduce this light-bodied, saturated version. The flavors add wild strawberry, incense and kirsch notes, while remaining persistent on the kaleidoscopic finish. Feels tense now, yet should develop nicely over time. A mineral element lingers. Best from 2023 through 2045. 97 points." Brian Sanderson, The Wine Spectator, 'Hot Wines' January 2019 Close
Red 2016 6 cases Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £660 per case of 6 IB
White 2016 Martin's Lane - Chardonnay 75cl £85 per case of 6 DP
White 2016 Martin's Lane - Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs 75cl £110 per case of 6 DP
White 2016 Martin's Lane - Pinot Noir 'Précoce' Précoce' 75cl £95 per case of 6 DP
Red 2016 4 cases Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £275 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 5 cases Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Quet 75cl £360 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 15 cases Mas de Boislauzon - Cotes du Rhone Villages 75cl £95 per case of 12 IB
Red 2016 Meerlust Rubicon 75cl £210 per case of 12 IB
White 2016 5 cases Nathalie & Gilles Fevre - Chablis Vaulorent 1er cru 75cl £240 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2016 3 cases Quinta do Noval 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
"This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished.... Read more
"This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025. 98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Fortified 2016 1 case Taylor 75cl £300 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 20 cases Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 75cl £185 per case of 6 IB
Red 2016 30 cases Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £280 per case of 6 IB
"Ripe red cherry fruit – really pure and juicy. Expressive, broad and chewy on t... Read more
"Ripe red cherry fruit – really pure and juicy. Expressive, broad and chewy on the palate, with equal portions of flavour intensity, tannin and acidity – everything in balance, but still very youthful, of course, and will doubtless intermingle with time. Drink 2021-2036. 17.5+ points" jancisrobinson.com Close
Red 2016 2 cases Tortochot - Mazis Chambertin grand cru 75cl £780 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2016 3 cases Vesuvio 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
"The greenness and stalkiness comes through here with a minty, fennel character ... Read more
"The greenness and stalkiness comes through here with a minty, fennel character as well as blueberry and violet undertones. Peppermint, too. Full-bodied and off-dry, showcasing blue fruits and a spicy, fresh finish. Try in 2022. 94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Almaviva 75cl £620 per case of 6 IB
White 2017 Bonneau du Martray - Corton Charlemagne grand cru 75cl £1,055 per case of 6 IB
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White 2017 1 case Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru 75cl £225 per case of 6 IB
Again, a very perfumed, floral nose, with an increase in complexity over the Vie... Read more
Again, a very perfumed, floral nose, with an increase in complexity over the Vieilles Vignes, great acidity, a backdrop for the mineral style of Clos St Jean Blanc, with a silky texture. RKL Close
White 2017 4 cases Borgeot - Puligny Montrachet Les Grands Champs 1er cru 75cl £210 per case of 6 IB
A premier cru bordering the Hameau de Blagny, with very stony soils, tending tow... Read more
A premier cru bordering the Hameau de Blagny, with very stony soils, tending toward a mineral style in the wines. 25% new oak. A very classical Puligny, precise and showing forward at the moment...this is very fine, 'BUY!' RKL Close
Red 2017 4 cases Borgeot - Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Earthy red fruits, cherry, with a fresh, lifted mineral style. Some clove on th... Read more
Earthy red fruits, cherry, with a fresh, lifted mineral style. Some clove on the palate, savoury notes in general balancing the fruits and giving complexity. Finish shows plenty of rustic but ripe tannins. RKL Close
Red 2017 20 cases Calendal - Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu' 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan De Dieu Calendal is going to check in beh... Read more
"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan De Dieu Calendal is going to check in behind the 2016 yet is still a rocking bottle of wine. Black raspberries, violets, spices, and hints of blood orange all flow to a rich, full-bodied, seamless 2017 that shows the style of the vintage nicely. 92-94 points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2017 Château Angelus 75cl £3,360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Ausone 75cl £1,400 per case of 3 IB
Red 2017 Château Ausone 75cl £2,800 per case of 6 IB
Red 2017 Château Beychevelle 75cl £680 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £575 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Brane-Cantenac was picked from 14 September to 2 October at 31.2hl/ha ... Read more
"The 2017 Brane-Cantenac was picked from 14 September to 2 October at 31.2hl/ha after frost destroyed 35% of the vines in April. It is matured in 75% new oak and 25% one-year old and it has 13% alcohol. It has a tightly wound bouquet with broody black fruit, tar and a touch of graphite, very Pauillac in style as usual. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very linear and precise, not a deep Margaux and unashamedly classic in style with dry, slightly brusque tannin. The finish is dominated by tobacco and pencil lead notes with healthy pinch of pepper on the aftertaste. Classic Brane-Cantenac through and through. Tasted on three occasions. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Dark currant, berry and fresh herb character. Full-bodied, juicy and flavorful. Very structured. Solid finish and length. Better than 2014? 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "A lovely wine that sits extremely prettily though the palate, with a seductive expression of florality and blackberry fruits. It's not as powerful as the past two years, but is skilfully worked with soft grilled oak notes. It doesn't sacrifice the excellent quality that this estate has been producing. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 93 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine Close
Red 2017 Château Calon Ségur 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Canon 75cl £810 per case of 12 IB
Intense, dark fruit on the nose, cool and so good. Gorgeous, succulent entry wit... Read more
Intense, dark fruit on the nose, cool and so good. Gorgeous, succulent entry with layers of sweet, dark fruit and chocolate. Beautifully fresh and balanced with wonderful finesse and length. Classic and elegant. RKL "The 2017 Canon was picked 4 to 21 September and 22 to 27 September for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc at 42hl/ha and matured in 56% new oak. There is 14.0° alcohol this year and the pH comes in at 3.66. This takes a little time to open, eventually revealing blackberry, briary, crushed stone and light iris scents. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and good backbone. Strangely, it reminds me a little of modern-day Figeac, that Cabernet component smaller here but very expressive with touches of graphite and flint towards the linear but beguilingly fresh finish. I like the manner in which the limestone shines through the wine here, something noticeable in recent vintages. Whilst not the sensational 2015 or 2016, it is a damn fine Saint-Émilion that will settle at the top of my banded score. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, vinous.com "This is very focused and fresh with limestone and crushed-stone character. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a salty finish. Shows lots of minerality already. Umami licorice undertones. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "A rich, explosive wine, the 2017 Canon exudes class from the very first taste. Huge aromatics resonate through to the palate, where the wine is deep, fleshy and beautifully layered. Effortless and gracious, Canon is a wine of real pedigree. I don't think the 2017 will reach the dizzying heights of the 2015 or 2016, but it will be interesting to see how close it gets. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, vinous.com "The deep purple-black colored 2017 Canon offers-up intense notes of crushed blackberries, black cherries and warm cassis with touches of fertile loam, yeast extract, beef drippings and iron ore plus a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with great freshness and firm, rounded tannins, it's very earthy in the mouth, finishing long and mineral-laced. A very serious wine, it is also fun, bright and vivacious and should age impressively. 94-96 points" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Clerc Milon 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
Super richness and concentration on the nose; linear, elegant and fresh in the m... Read more
Super richness and concentration on the nose; linear, elegant and fresh in the mouth with wonderful depth, creaminess and fine, black fuit flavours. With ripe, firm tannins this is going to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. RKL "Tight and compacted with chewy tannins and showing hot-stone, blackberry and blueberry character. Full body and a driven finish. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "It's immediately obvious from both colour and first nose that this has a wonderful richness to it, offering powerful cherry pit, graphite and dark chocolate notes but without being overly sweet. A serious wine that is delivering on its potential, vintage after vintage. The Cab Franc vines are on limestone and clay here, and reached perfect ripeness. Overall there is a higher percentage of both Cabernets than usual in the blend. 9% press wine. 50% new oak. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère, the 2017 Clerc Milon is deep garnet-purple in color and scented of crushed red and black currants, wild blueberries and black pepper with touches of cigar box, violets, underbrush and menthol. Medium-bodied and with a very firm structure of wonderfully ripe, pixelated tannins and exhilarating freshness, it finishes long with notes of pebbles and floral perfume. 93-95 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,295 per case of 12 IB
Super intensity on the nose with real depth. Lovely fresh entry - beautiful in t... Read more
Super intensity on the nose with real depth. Lovely fresh entry - beautiful in the mouth with lovely ripeness and lots of crunchy tannin. 2016 was a very hard act to follow but this is a magnificent effort. Certainly one of the wines of the vintage. RKL "The 2017 Cos d'Estournel is matured in 60% new oak and comprises 13% alcohol, approximately the same as the 2016. It has a more expressive and welcoming bouquet than usual, maybe more indicative of how this wine will mature in bottle, less opaque than the 2016. A common theme throughout the range from Cos d'Estournel is a Pauillac-inspired backbone/tannic structure coupled with an attractive scent wafting over from the estuary...think mudflats, oyster shells and the tang of sea spray. It gains a little intensity with aeration but never fully lets go. The palate is very well balanced with filigree tannin, rendering this one of the most approachable barrel samples from the estate in recent years. The coolness of the latter part of the season defines this Saint-Estèphe more than the precocity of June: streamlined, cool and linear with a velvety finish that feels sleek, to the point of being understated, though that belies its length and focus. This is simply a very classy wine in the making and typical of the more recent sophisticated style pursued by the property in recent years. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, vinous.com "Love tasting this wine. You almost want to drink it for its harmony and balance. Full-bodied and so complete with cloves, spices, dark berries and hints of chocolate. Wonderful integration on the finish. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "The final blend of the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers up intense scents of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, spice cake, star anise and plum preserves plus a perfumed hint of potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm yet wonderfully ripe, "sweet", fine-grained tannins at just 13% alcohol—something of a miracle in our modern times. The palate sports fantastic freshness and tons of energy emitted from the intensely perfumed black fruit layers, finishing on an epically long-lingering mineral note. Truly profound. 97-100 points" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2017 Château d'Armailhac 75cl £380 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 d'Armailhac has an opulent bouquet despite this comprising one of the ... Read more
"The 2017 d'Armailhac has an opulent bouquet despite this comprising one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever, which Philippe Dhalluin attributes to the maturity of the berries. There is some lovely cassis and blueberry fruit here with a smear of vanilla. The palate is structured with fine tannin, here the Cabernets are much more expressive with a fine bead of acidity, an attractive pencil lead tincture coming through towards the finish. This is a more floral d'Armailhac that will drink well for the next decades. [Readers should note that my sample included 60% new oak although the final blend will be 40%.] Tasted three times with consistent notes. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Opulent and powerful for d'Armailhac with blackcurrants, blackberries and black olives. Full-bodied, tannic and extremely muscular. Very well done indeed. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,480 per case of 12 IB
Wow! What a glorious entry - a profusion of pure Cab Sauv cassis fruit, wonderfu... Read more
Wow! What a glorious entry - a profusion of pure Cab Sauv cassis fruit, wonderful balance and such freshness..! Beautifully integrated tannins, great finesse and a very long finish. IF this is second only to Leoville Las Cases in St Julien, it's by a hairs breadth...RKL "The 2017 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 18 to 23 September for the Merlot, and from 25 to 30 September for the Cabernets. It is matured in 100% new oak over 18 months. It offers copious black fruit, violets, bay leaf and Asian spice notes on the nose that gathers momentum in the glass after a deceptively understated opening. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, the oak nicely integrated, not quite as harmonious as the 2016 but then again, few 2017s are. There is a rigid structure to this Ducru Beaucaillou underneath the carapace of ripe black fruit with touches of tobacco and spice lingering on the aftertaste. It is probably going to require more cellar age than many of its peers but it will be worth the wait. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "The 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou is distinctly sleek and polished, with a real air of sensuality. Finessed and racy to the core, the 2017 is all about elegance rather than the power that informed both the 2015 and 2016. Red-toned fruit, plush texture and silky tannins all contribute to the wine's restrained feel. A host of floral notes add brightness as the wine opens up in the glass. There is so much to like in the 2017. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "A little less intense and concentrated than the 2016, this focusses more on rich, smoky, finessed aromatics. The overall feel is gourmet and well textured, with some welcoming rich spice. A serious contender for the top St Julien in 2017, this has wonderfully fleshy blackberry fruits, a screech of graphite adding some mineral overtones, and a great dash of grilled oak. 7,500 cases of Ducru this year instead of 10,000 - they weren't affected by frost, but the Cabernets were just less generous this year, down to around 30hl/ha. This is accomplished winemaking, with great energy and poise. 100% new oak. 3.79pH. Drinking Window 2027-2040. 96 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "There was no frost at Ducru-Beaucaillou in 2017 due to its proximity to the estuary. This barrel sample comes from the final blend, which was made in early 2018. Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2017 Ducru-Beaucaillou is intensely scented of blackcurrant cordial, blackberries and lavender with hints of crushed rocks, iron ore, rose hips and Provence herbs plus touches of wood smoke and sandalwood. Medium-bodied, very firm and grainy in the mouth, it possesses lovely freshness, lifting the intense flavors, finishing long and minerally. Sporting an incredible core of muscular mid-palate fruit, this wine should age incredibly. 95-97+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Holy.... This is so powerful and dense with amazing depth of fruit and beautifully ripe tannins tannins. Full body, layers of fruit and tannins. It's has a long finish but then kicks off at the end. Remains classic in style. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Duhart Milon 75cl £560 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Duhart-Milon has a crisp, pencil lead scented bouquet, introverted at ... Read more
"The 2017 Duhart-Milon has a crisp, pencil lead scented bouquet, introverted at first, a little conservative with smoke and freshly rolled tobacco. It is classic Duhart-Milon really. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp, pointed entry. This is already quite austere and saline in the mouth, just a little toughness towards the finish that should soften by the end of the élevage. There is something almost standoffish about this Pauillac, a noticeable bell pepper tang developing towards the finish that lingers after the wine has departed. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, vinous.com Close
Red 2017 Château Enclos Tourmaline 75cl £265 per case of 3 IB
Red 2017 Château Enclos Tourmaline 75cl £1,060 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Figeac 75cl £1,475 per case of 12 IB
A beautiful, elegant Figeac, silky ripe integrated tannins, intense red fruit fl... Read more
A beautiful, elegant Figeac, silky ripe integrated tannins, intense red fruit flavours and so totally in balance you could very happily drink it now. Modern and precisely made but missing nothing of the character of the property and the terroir. A huge success. RKL "The 2017 Figeac was picked from 7 September to 3 October at 22hl/ha (average across frosted and non-frosted parcels) with 13.5° alcohol. It has a deep purple hue. The bouquet is very well defined, quite strict at first with well-behaved blackberry, raspberry, pressed rose petals and just a touch of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine backbone, fresh in the mouth with a sense of energy, quite precise and linear with a pinch of spice towards the finish, a little graphite lingering on the aftertaste. This is unapologetically classic in style and whilst it might be over-shadowed by the sensational 2015 and 2016 Figeac, this is an impressive follow-up to that might pair that has really put Figeac back on the map. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Deep cherry red with lots of purple. Lifted and fragrant. Finely and intensely scented. This is very fine: pure and precise, some red fruit on the palate. Succulent, juicy, scented on the palate too. Silky, charming, mouth-watering. So succulent, so precise, unforced. 18.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2017 Figeac is magnificent. Beautifully layered and exquisite in the glass, the 2017 possesses remarkable balance and harmony from the very first taste. An utterly beguiling, captivating wine, the 2017 simply has it all. Bright, red-toned fruit, mint, spice, lavender and rose petal overtones flesh out in the glass, but above all else, Figeac is a wine of total harmony. The Grand Vin includes 10% second generation fruit. Even so, production is down around 50%. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Close
Red 2017 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £645 per case of 12 IB
Classic GPL cassis intensity on the nose followd by a broad and rich palate. Tan... Read more
Classic GPL cassis intensity on the nose followd by a broad and rich palate. Tannins nicely balanced, very classic and long. A delicious, medium-weight Grand Puy Lacoste that should drink well relatively early. RKL "The 2017 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked from 15 to 29 September cropped at 45hl/ha, matured in 75% new oak. It has a clean, precise and conservative bouquet that takes time to open. I like the mineral tension here, the focus, and hints of freshly shucked oyster shell emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, fresh in the mouth with plenty of cedar and tobacco-infused red and black fruit that drive a long, slightly peppery finish. It is a quintessential Grand Puy Lacoste, sans the frills of the 2016 and yet you can already imagine this being drunk to the very last drop in about ten years time. It is simply a very likeable Grand Puy Lacoste in the making. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, vinous.com "Very pretty and focused with a tight and refined palate of juicy tannins and a savory finish. Elegant. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com "These guys often over-deliver in challenging years, and have done so yet again. As you would expect in a vintage that has produced such an excellent Lacoste Borie, this GPL is exceptional, a real success that's juicy and carefully extracted. It has weight and impact, with a Pauillac tannic hold and presence. It's one of my wines of the vintage, and a must buy. The balanced, sculpted, juicy black fruits fully deliver personality and signature style. Harvested 15-29 September, yielding 45hl/ha. 80% new oak. Drinking Window 2025 - 2038. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter.com Close
Red 2017 Château Haut Batailley 75cl £495 per case of 12 IB
The traditionally "under-stated' character of Haut Batailley seems to have gone ... Read more
The traditionally "under-stated' character of Haut Batailley seems to have gone with the change of ownership and the 2017 is much more in keeping with the style of Lynch Bages itself. The nose is tight yet concentrated with a wonderful intensity that becomes evident with time in the glass. Super freshness and dark-fruit purity in the mouth with power, persistence and excellent length. A little new oak is showing but the wine is well-balanced and very elegant. What a start for the new regime! RKL "This is very structured and serious. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful. Boom. This is one of the best Haut-Batailleys in years. From the new owners, who also own Lynch-Bages. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Haut Brion 75cl £3,950 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,475 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £2,750 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Lafite 75cl £2,475 per case of 6 IB
Red 2017 Château Lafite 75cl £4,950 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild had been blended in mid-March, a couple of weeks pri... Read more
"The 2017 Lafite-Rothschild had been blended in mid-March, a couple of weeks prior to my visit, therefore it was important to let this settle and aerate. Moreover, I returned on my final day in Bordeaux mid-April for a second reading. It feels very aloof at first, even a little green, although that ebbs away with time in the glass to reveal pure blackberry and bilberry fruit, touches of brine, cedar and graphite. Patience discloses a really quite sublime array of aromas. The palate is where all the action is: filigree tannin, very well judged acidity, harmonious and poised with a silky smooth finish that glides across the mouth. It does not possess enormous length but it is very precise and, for want of a better, less clichéd word, classic from start to finish. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This is very tight and tannic with lots of blackcurrant and sweet-tobacco character. Firm and powerful tannin texture sets this up for a long and chewy finish, yet it remains very compact and polished. It's a wine that possesses all the hallmarks of Lafite — everything from flavors to structure. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "This is delicious, a real take-a-step-back moment. There's a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon here, complex and layered with cassis and bilberry notes that tease the attack before being filled out with charcoal, slate, cedar, and even truffle hints, even at this early stage. The finish just doesn't want to quit. It's effortless but questioning, and most importantly it feels like a Lafite - for me this is a contender for red wine of the vintage. Less intense than 2016, but still just beautiful. 40hl/ha yield, unaffected by frost, or maybe just one tiny corner. 99% new oak. 3.75pH. Drinking Window 2027 - 2045. 98 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3.5% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Lafite Rothschild is a little shy on the nose to begin, opening out to scents of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and warm black plums with touches of yeast extract, charcuterie, cigar box and fertile loam plus a hint of iron ore. POW—the paradoxically ethereal, medium-bodied palate hits you with vibrant, exhilarating black fruit and previously latent floral layers, supported with fantastic freshness and super fine-grained, pixelated tannins, finishing with persistent mineral and perfumed layers. Truly. Stunning. 97-99 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £2,060 per case of 12 IB
An amazing nose, very expressive with intense black fruit notes; a sweet, lip-sm... Read more
An amazing nose, very expressive with intense black fruit notes; a sweet, lip-smacking entry with wonderful fresh acidity, medium-body but an incredible depth that hints at a long life ahead. Controlled and focused all the way through with a hugely long finish and wonderful finesse. A brilliant wine. RKL "The 2017 L'Eglise-Clinet was picked between 12 and 22 September, the Cabernet Franc coming in on the last day. Nothing was touched by the frost. It is matured in 70% new oak. Denis Durantou did not specify the exact quantity produced, "Just enough for my friends" according to his spec sheet! The bouquet is very succinct, perhaps more open than either the 2015 or 2016 at this early stage, extraordinarily pure with blackberry, wild strawberry, smoke and truffle. It just gets better and better as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, linear and focused, very fresh with pointed acidity. This is full of tension and poise, a touch of graphite emerging towards the finish that lingers in the mouth with superb salinité at the end. It completes a triumvirate for Denis Durantou after the 2015 and 2016s. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This really rolls on the palate with fantastic fruit and tannins. Full-bodied, structured and layered. Long, long finish. Impressive all the way. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "A blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 L'Eglise Clinet opens with crème de cassis, black forest cake and preserved plums notes with suggestions of underbrush, lilacs and star anise plus an invigorating spark of Bing cherries. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house with very firm, ripe tannins and very refreshing acidity supporting the tightly wound muscular fruit, it finishes with epic persistence and bags of energy. This will be extremely long lived! 96-98+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Léoville Barton 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
Real power and intensity on the nose; soft, balanced entry before classic Barton... Read more
Real power and intensity on the nose; soft, balanced entry before classic Barton tannins emerge to provide a firm structure. A real thoroughbred and not far off the quality of the 2016. This should be longer-lived than many '17s. RKL "The 2017 Leoville Barton is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of warm cassis, fresh blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it gives a fantastic core of fruit and wonderful length. 91-93+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Deepest crimson. Dark, savoury and spicy black fruit with a lovely balsamic note but also a light vanilla sweetness and a more subdued graphite layer. Complex already. On the palate, this is succulent, firm but polished. Tannins are very fine, definite. A harmonious whole and a juicy finish. Drink 2025-2037. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "This is a really excellent Leoville-Barton with wonderful cabernet sauvignon character of blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Full body, firm and lightly chewy tannins and a long and beautiful finish. This has tension and brightness. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2017 Léoville Barton has a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon this year at 93%, the remainder is Merlot. It was picked between 15 and 18 September for the Merlot and 22 to 29 September for the Cabernet Sauvignon, then aged in 60% new oak. It has a perfumed and pure bouquet that demonstrates a little more cohesion and refinement than some of its Saint-Julien peers. Blackberry and touches of bilberry fruit, cedar and crushed stone – this is a knockout nose with bags of potential. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity and beautifully integrated oak. Seriously, this is nudging (not equaling, nudging!) the 2016 in terms of quality and there are just a handful of properties where I can state that this year. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This has a stronger, tighter and more concentrated expression in this vintage than its sister property, although it's not as concentrated as its last few vintages. It's back to a more old school expression for the appellation, suiting the vintage, and it's one of the better-framed wines on display here. Good quality, with ground coffee, dark chocolate and tight cassis notes, all subtly and harmoniously put together. Drinking Window 2024-2038. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "One of the few truly exceptional Left Bank wines of the vintage, the 2017 Léoville-Barton is simply fabulous. The 2017 also has the distinction of having a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky crème de cassis, white flowers, lavender, crushed rocks, menthol and spice give the 2017 a distinctly layered, resonant feel. The 2017 offers fabulous density and structure, although the tannins need time. The blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The September rains were especially challenging for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. As a result, Cabernet is pushed up in the blend, while there is no Franc at all. Tasted two times. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Close
Red 2017 Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,775 per case of 12 IB
Rich and textured with long sweet fruit, medium-bodied with lovely bitter-sweet ... Read more
Rich and textured with long sweet fruit, medium-bodied with lovely bitter-sweet cassis, cedarwood and coffee on the mid-palate. Classically built with very fine tannins and a long finish. Wonderful finesse - one of the top wines of the vintage. RKL "The 2017 Léoville Las-Cases was picked between 15 September and 4 October, cropped at 37hl/ha and as usual, comes from the oldest vines that average around 50-years old. This year there is 13.28° alcohol. It is matured in 90% new oak and contains 7.5% vin de presse. It has a very clean and precise bouquet with blackberry, just a touch of blueberry, violet and a hint of bay leaf. This gains intensity with aeration but it is not as detailed as last year's 2016. The palate is medium-bodied with more supple tannins than usual (that word is apt – there is nothing "soft" about this Saint-Julien). It has great depth with layers of black fruit laced with graphite and a pinch of white pepper, whilst it delivers fine salinity on the sappy finish. Excellent. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Very dark with black core. This invites you in but doesn't say much in terms of aroma. It is dark, intense and sober at heart but with flashes of colour to suggest a future revelation. Super-fine texture, so much finer than I remember earlier vintages, especially at this young age. Seems almost delicate already but has amazing and effortless concentration. Already elegant. And unexpectedly juicy on the finish. Very very long. Fruit purity persists to the end. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2017 Léoville Las Cases is remarkably elegant and polished for this typically brutish Saint-Julien. Persistence more than power is the key element that distinguishes the 2017 from most other vintages and most other Saint-Juliens as well. The classic Las Cases flavor profile is very much in evidence, but in a wine that is silky, nuanced and exceptionally polished. In 2017, Las Cases is truly magical, and one of the most complete wines of the Left Bank. In a word: sublime. Don't miss it. Tasted two times. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "This is very muscular with formed and bright tannins that give the wine super drive and length. The tannins build on the finish with a lovely integration of black fruits. Serious for the vintage. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "One of the very few wines in this vintage that truly stains the glass with its wonderfully vibrant anthocyanins. This is an exceptional wine - Léoville just knows how to knock it out of the park again and again. An early vintage meant everything was blended and in barrels before Christmas, with 7.5% press wine, so this has had some time to settle down already. There's huge persistency through the palate, very similar to last year. It has presence and a grip that doesn't want to let go, and you don't want it to either. It continues to reveal itself over the course of the glass, showing slate, cassis, blackberry and charcoal. It's not as powerfully knitted as the 2016, but watch out for those tannins. I expect this will be a wine that, like the 1996 and 2016, will close down and evolve extremely slowly. Stunning aromatics. 90% new oak. 3.72pH. Drinking Window 2027 - 2042. 97 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2017 Léoville Las Cases, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot from 50- to 90-year-old vines, is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and plum preserves with notions of wood smoke, cigar boxes, crushed rocks and beef drippings. Medium-bodied with wonderful intensity and vivacity, it gives a firm, fine-grained frame and a densely packed mid-palate, finishing long and earthy. This should age incredibly! 96-98 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Léoville Poyferré 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Beautiful ripe nose with good concentration, sweet and savoury notes and some ce... Read more
Beautiful ripe nose with good concentration, sweet and savoury notes and some cedar wood. Typically soft and luxurious entry before fine tannins emerge to tame the juicy red and black fruit; medium-bodied with very good length. RKL "The 2017 Léoville Poyferré was cropped at around 50hl/ha between 20 September and 6 October at 44hl/ha. It has a gorgeous bouquet that is very pure with scents of black cherry, cassis, cedar and a touch of graphite, all very focused and neatly entwined with the 85% new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, crisp and focused, very harmonious with a touch of cedar and black pepper towards the finish. I appreciate the combination of weight and finesse here, a really quite enthralling valedictory Léoville Poyferré who is due to retire this coming July. Bon vin. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Very dark crimson with black core. Gorgeous cassis intensity and purity on the nose and just a hint of oak sweetness and spice. Firm but really supple tannins, compact and deep but with a lightness of touch to let the fruit flow first. Mouth-watering and super-fresh. Long. 13.2% Drink 2027-2042. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2017 Léoville-Poyferré boasts serious depth and concentration within the context of the year. Bright and floral, with beautifully layered fruit, the 2017 is at once gracious and powerful. Raspberry jam, chocolate, new leather and spice all flesh out in this decidedly exuberant, fleshy Saint-Julien. Many 2017s are quite open, but Léoville-Poyferré is quite reticent. Some of that may be attributable to high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in a blend composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Because of the late season rains, only 3 out of the 5 parcels that typically inform the Grand Vin were used. Tasted two times. 92-95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "Yields in 2017 were 44.34 hectoliters per hectare. The 2017 Léoville Poyferré is very deep purple-black in color with super intense notes of freshly crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and Sichuan pepper with hints of lavender, baking spices and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and grainy with restrained, understated fruit and a long, mineral-laced finish. 93-95 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "This has lower alcohol than usual, but doesn't sacrifice the mouthfeel. There's a succulent damson and cappuccino expression through the finish here, along with tautly constructed, bouncy tannins that are both expressive and powerful. It's one of the more rich and round wines in St-Juliens, as fits the house style. Extremely accomplished, it's powerful and will clearly age well. It's somewhere between 2014 and 2015 in quality, but not touching the majestic 2016. A success in the vintage, underlining again that St-Julien has had an extremely lucky 2017. Drinking Window 2026-2038. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Very tight and energetic finish to this young, new red with currant and blackberry character. Hints of crushed stones. Dense and four-square with a chewy tannin structure and a long finish. Very muscular. Serious encore to the 2016. Same level? 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Les Ormes De Pez 75cl £225 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Lynch Bages 75cl £880 per case of 12 IB
Intense and profound on the nose with rich black fruit notes. Beautifully elegan... Read more
Intense and profound on the nose with rich black fruit notes. Beautifully elegant entry with balance and nicely integrated tannins. Medium-bodied and perhaps not as flashy as usual but extremely good and with real finesse. RKL "The 2017 Lynch Bages was picked from 18 September with the young Merlot vines and finishing on 30 September. It was cropped at around 50hl/ha. It is aged in 75% new oak for 18 months. It offers good intensity on the nose, not as precise or as mineral-driven as the 2016 last year, with cedar and pencil shaving infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very refined, a touch of white pepper and cedar with impressive depth on the finish. This will be an approachable Lynch Bages, probably pre-destined to be overshadowed by the magnificent (if nascent) 2016 but it will certainly give 20 to 25 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted four times with consistent notes. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "The 2017 Lynch-Bages is a wine of impeccable balance and class. Deep, fleshy and inviting, the 2017 should be ready to deliver pleasure with minimal cellaring. All of the Lynch-Bages signatures come through in a very pretty, deceptively medium-bodied wine loaded with personality. Lynch-Bages is never a huge wine, but like most of his colleagues, proprietor Jean-Michel Cazes opted for especially delicate extractions. 92-95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "Deepest crimson. Lovely classic aroma of cassis and graphite with an attractive dusty/mineral overlay. Deep and still elegant, with refined dark fruit, super-fine tannins and a long harmonious finish. Shapely and elegant. Drink 2027-2040. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "They've had their foot on the extraction pedal here, but the extremely dark fruit has great finesse. It is broad-shouldered and savoury-edged, and each time I tasted this wine it seemed a little richer and more complete, over-delivering for the year. This is going to age extremely well. 2% Petit Verdot makes up the blend. 75% new oak. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "This is an excellent Lynch that starts off slowly and then drives at the end with dark fruit and hints of hazelnuts. Strong and focused tannins. A beautiful young wine. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Lynch Bages Magnum £895 per case of 6 IB
Red 2017 Château Margaux 75cl £4,320 per case of 12 IB
With its silky ripe tannins and wonderful texture Thibault Pontallier likened 20... Read more
With its silky ripe tannins and wonderful texture Thibault Pontallier likened 2017 Margaux to the iconic 1996; understated power, medium-bodied and with supreme finesse and incredible length, it is clearly one of the finest wines not only of the Left Bank but the whole vintage. RKL "The 2017 Margaux, matured in 100% new oak, was blended in the second half of February. It has a very pure, floral bouquet with scents of iris and violet infusing the black and subtle blue fruit. There are touches of crushed stone and with aeration, a little candied orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, very harmonious in the mouth, caressing and sensual with black fruit, hints of graphite and a light marine influence. There is a fine build to this Château Margaux, commencing almost understated but finishing with an insistent grip and a long, quite spicy aftertaste. It's not the bewitching 2015 however, it purrs like a Rolls Royce and will age with panache. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "The 2017 Margaux is one of the highlights on the Left Bank. Surprisingly powerful and virile, the Grand Vin clearly reflects the influence of a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Beams of tannin give the wine support through the mid-palate and into the finish. Estate Manager Sebastian Vergne told me the winemaking team opted to raise temperatures at the end of fermentation to gain a bit more color, depth and polymerization of tannins. The Grand Vin represents 37% of the estate's production. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Château Margaux charges from the gate with opulent kirsch, raspberry preserves, wild blueberries and cassis notions accented by roses, violets, Chinese five spice and fragrant earth with touches of underbrush and truffles. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with vibrant, ripe red and blue fruits, layering in perfume and spice nuances. It's framed by very finely grained and plush yet firm tannins and great tension, finishing with epic length. 96-98 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "This is a very dense Margaux, and especially for the vintage, with a full body, grainy tannins and a long and rich finish. Impressive depth of fruit and structure. Luscious and muscular at the same time. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £810 per case of 6 IB
Red 2017 Château Montrose 75cl £1,180 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Montrose represents 37% of the total production this year and it was c... Read more
"The 2017 Montrose represents 37% of the total production this year and it was cropped at around 45hl/ha. It has a little more volume and intensity compared to the Cos d'Estournel that was tasted immediately prior to my visit. Blackberry, raspberry, cedar and pressed flowers bloom in the glass, though there is a noticeable change with aeration after 20 minutes – hints of juniper and bay leaf, rendering a more nuanced and complex array of aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin and it feels a little chalky in the mouth, yet also tensile and certainly extremely focused. There is already a palpable sense of energy in situ, well structured and vivid, though not as complex or as nuanced as the 2016 Montrose on the finish since the growing season forbade that. I appreciate the pastille-like purity on the aftertaste and the potent tang of cracked black pepper and graphite that hang around for 45 seconds after the wine has departed. It is a fine, very classic Montrose and I suspect more approachable than those of yesteryear. Tasted twice at the château. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend this year, the highest level since 2006, because the Merlot didn't quite make it through the September rains unscathed. The wine is correspondingly powerful with a robust accompanying acidity that promises a long life. The fruit character is savoury, succulent and extremely persistent, with fleshy blackberry alongside touches of redcurrant and a pulsating freshness that keeps on coming. Harvested 12-29 September with twelve days spent actually picking, compared to sixteen days over the last few years, with more hands on deck. They have never been affected by frost, as far as they can remember, and 2017 was no exception. The wind is always such a benefit here. A normal yield of 45hl/ha, 37% of which was for the grand vin. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2025-2040. 96 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "This is pure and tight with gorgeous cabernet sauvignon character of blackcurrants, blueberries and crushed stones. Full-bodied, yet compacted and polished. It shows a long and beautiful tannin texture at the end. Just rolls off the palate. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2017 Montrose is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is a little closed at first, but with coaxing, it opens to reveal remarkable earth and exotic spice notes of crushed rocks, black truffles, star anise, cassia and fenugreek over a core of crème de cassis, blackberry preserves, violets and blueberry pie with touches of cigar box, charcuterie and black soil. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame and an exquisitely ripe, very fine-grained texture, it has wonderful freshness with electric energy and a very long, minerally finish. Possessing great poise and intensity, this is one of the greatest Montrose's I have tasted! 96-99 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Mouton Rothschild 75cl £4,320 per case of 12 IB
Complete and rounded on the nose with a wonderful creamy richness. Concentrated ... Read more
Complete and rounded on the nose with a wonderful creamy richness. Concentrated and sweet entry with very firm tannins and a certain Cabernet austerity mid-palate. Very persistent fruit however with a beautiful texture and density on the finish. Very classic Mouton. RKL "The 2017 Mouton-Rothschild was picked from 7 to 29 September and matured in 100% new oak. This First Growth is driven by the Cabernet Sauvignon, as you would expect given the high percentage, expressive pencil lead and cedar that infuse the slightly introspective black fruit. Dare I say that it actually reminds me of Latour in style? The palate is medium-bodied, finely tuned and precise, a more masculine Mouton-Rothschild compared to the last three vintages, fresh with a sustained, lightly spiced finish that lingers in the mouth. That backbone is accentuated more during my second visit in mid-April. It is a cliché but this Mouton-Rothschild is unashamedly "classic" in style, perchance "le petit frère" of the 2010 Mouton-Rothschild that also contained a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon (though before you search the archives, yes, the 2011 and 2012 contained the same proportion!) Tasted twice with consistent notes. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Vibrancy is one of the key themes of the year in the most successful properties, and this has bright, plump fruit and good depth of colour, even if it's less concentrated than the past few vintages. The Pauillac first growths have done a great job in 2017, and it's hard to question the depth of fruit and richness here - there's no doubting that this is a great Mouton. Cassis and blackberry notes are delivered with precision, but there is a clear restraint that is another signature of 2017, and perhaps doesn't reflect Mouton's personality as much as some of its neighbours. There's not the same weight of tannins as 2016 (around 70 IPT this year, still a high amount), but it's a beautiful, persistent, gorgeous wine that will age gracefully. 100% new oak. (Image is the 2015 bottle; the design for the 2017 label will be revealed later). Drinking Window 2027-2042. 96 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Healthy, glowing deep crimson with soft cherry rim. Rocky/smoky cassis lift to the aroma. Fragrant with sober and non-exotic fruit. Serious. Super-fine texture, appears gentle but is very persistent, so fresh and effortless and yet intense and long. Refined and accessible but long term too. 18 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "This is a very shy and tight Mouton with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of terracotta. Full body and very integrated tannins that are extremely polished and beautiful. Spicy and white-pepper finish. Sexy and exciting. So long and refined. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2017 Mouton Rothschild has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at 90%, with 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is already singing of crushed black currants, warm blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of violets, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves plus wafts of pencil lead and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, wonderfully delicate yet intense in the mouth (gaining some richness in the mid-palate on my second taste two and a half weeks later), it has super fine-grained, smooth tannins and incredible freshness, finishing very long with tons of tightly wound layers. Wow. This vintage is going to be very long-lived in the cellar! 97-99 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Pavie 75cl £3,360 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 Château Pichon Baron 75cl £1,175 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Pichon Baron was picked from 18 to 21 September for the Merlot and 27 ... Read more
"The 2017 Pichon Baron was picked from 18 to 21 September for the Merlot and 27 September to 3 October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very sophisticated, pure and quite intense bouquet with black fruit, cedar and potent graphite aromas. This feels very focused and the 80% new oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, very sleek and silky with a gentle grip. There is a lovely sweetness here, perhaps less austere than I was anticipating with a very long, quite spicy finish. Tasted four times with consistent notes. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Very dark with black core and purple rim. Seductively dark fruit and graphite. Seductive without being flirtatious, rather serious in fact. Deep with black fruit, not sweet, dry and super-smooth with a dry elegance and restraint. Extremely fine and surprisingly juicy on the finish. Long and elegant. Firm, compact and delicious. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "A wonderfully rich and beautiful wine, intense and concentrated but with real generosity of spirit and huge persistency. It's in keeping with the more focussed and intensely intellectual style of wine that Pichon Baron has produced over the past few vintages, meaning that the austerity of the year really suits it. The 30hl/ha yield was not because of frost, but because of their low-yielding 60-year-old Cabernet vines. 80% new oak. 50% of production went into the grand vin. Harvested 18 September to 3 October, followed by an early and rapid fermentation and blending, meaning that wines were transferred into barrel by the end of November. A wine to age, and then some. Drinking Window 2026-2042. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Pichon Baron is one of the sexiest Pauillacs I tasted in 2017. Silky, nuanced and finessed to the core, the 2017 hits all the right notes. In the glass, the 2017 possesses striking aromatic presence, vivid flavors, silky tannins and exceptional balance. In 2017, Pichon Baron is a wine of incomparable elegance and total finesse. I loved it. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "This is very centered and focused on the mid-palate with beautiful currant, coffee and walnut character. Full-bodied and superfine. Strong tannins and a long and bright finish. Lots of blackcurrants and blackberries in the end. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The grand vin represents 50% of production this year. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2017 Pichon-Longueville Baron is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of vibrant blackcurrants, black cherries and rose hip notes with nuances of potpourri, incense, licorice and pencil shavings plus touches of cigar box and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, super intense and possessing stunning poise, it has very firm, fine-grained tannins and a beautifully silken texture, with bags of freshness and a very long, perfumed finish. 95-97 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Pichon Lalande 75cl £1,116 per case of 12 IB
This is a fantastic Pichon and not far off the quality of the 2016, albeit in a ... Read more
This is a fantastic Pichon and not far off the quality of the 2016, albeit in a more structured and focussed style. The firm tannins on entry take time to give way to the elegant and luxurious fruit of a more typical Pichon Comtesse, with wonderful richness and finesse on the finish. This is an exceptional wine for the vintage. RKL "If you just taste the big name Pauillacs, you would be hard-pressed to understand that 2017 has been a challenging year. This is one of my wines of the vintage, no question. It's from 21ha, biodynamically farmed, with Vincent Masson as consultant. Just a few plots further away from the river were affected by frost. The slight austerity of 2017 is evident, with a savoury quality to the fruit, but this is exceptionally good, with plenty of stunning fruit and well defined tannins. The aromatics are very refined, and the intense cassis fruit doesn't sacrifice any intensity or power. It demonstrates the energy that Comtesse has displayed so consistently in recent vintages, with gorgeous finesse and structure to the tannins. The new cellar has raised the level of Cabernet from 65% to 70+%, with 12% press wine. This is going to age extremely well. Drinking Window 2026-2040. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine The 2017 Pichon-Lalande was picked from 7 September to 2 October and underwent a 23 day cuvaison period. It is intense on the nose, the new oak coming through a little strongly since the sample came from a new barrel, the final blend consisting of 60% new wood. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, the Cabernet Sauvignon driving this alone with layers of black fruit laced with cedar and graphite. It is a very "Pauillac" Pichon Lalande, less opulent and giving than recent vintages and more in the style of say, the 1996 or 2010. There is very good persistence on the saline finish but it is clearly a wine that is going to require more cellaring than its peers. Tasted four times in total, each time this gained more substance and density. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This barrel sample is 100% new oak, whereas the final blend will be only 60% new oak. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is very deep garnet-purple in color with an incredibly fragrant nose of roses, lavender and baking spices over a core of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and fresh plums plus touches of iron ore and underbrush. Medium-bodied and elegant with firm, grainy tannins, it's quite taut and muscular, with lots of perfumed and mineral layers and a long finish with lingering cinnamon and anise notes. 94-96 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Pontet Canet 75cl £1,010 per case of 12 IB
"This is a very charming Pauillac with texture, rippling energy and undoubted fi... Read more
"This is a very charming Pauillac with texture, rippling energy and undoubted finesse. It's deceptive, because the dark, luscious blackberry, bilberry, and damson notes are fairly fresh, with a luscious lipsmacking quality, but the tannins build over the palate. It almost tastes like a St-Julien rather than a Pauillac as they're so fine and elegant, but the Pauillac character becomes more apparent by the close of play - there's no hiding those swirling cassis, smoke and menthol notes. This has a really gorgeous tension and freshness without sacrificing concentration. They used brand-new concrete vats this year, designed by technical director Jean-Michel Comme's, for one-third of the crop. The concrete was made from sands and gravels extracted from the exact spot that the building containing them now stands, utilising geothermal heating and cooling, with as few metallic parts as possible and insulated with hemp. The wine will be aged in 50% new oak, 35% concrete vats and 15% in one-year-old barrels. They have made nearly no second wine again. Just 1% frost loss in 2017. The Merlot was harvested from 18 September, block by block over 10 days, then deleafed. The Cabernets were picked from 28 September through until 4 October. Drinking Window 2025-2038. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2017 Pontet Canet has a very ripe and pure, slightly high-toned bouquet with touches of iodine inflecting the black cherry and cassis fruit. There is a subtle floral aspect to this Pontet-Canet, more iris than violet. With aeration there are hints of graphite and crushed stone, some of its initial opulence ebbing away. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance on the entry, slightly chalky tannin, a fine sense of energy and poise. On the two readings of this wine, this was perhaps the most difference. The mid-April tasting had a very similar nose however, the palate demonstrated far more backbone, linearity and mineralité, not to mention a sapidity that was not present in the showing at the end of March. Ah yes, that's the Pontet I love. I expect this to land at the upper end of my banded score once in bottle. Tasted twice at the property. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This is incredibly transparent and refined with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full-bodied, layered and ethereal. Tannins have a crushed-stone character. Long and persistent. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com "Blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet opens with vibrant wild blueberries, black raspberries and crushed plums with notions of cinnamon stick, violets, unsmoked cigars and pencil lead plus wafts of roses, lavender and tilled black soil. Medium-bodied with very fine, incredibly plush tannins, it is deliciously savory in the mouth, with wonderful freshness and spectacular energy delivering many layers, resulting in a very long, mineral-laced finish. 96-98 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2017 Château Rauzan Ségla 75cl £630 per case of 12 IB
Very aromatic with lots of cassis and strawberries. Beautifully soft on entry wi... Read more
Very aromatic with lots of cassis and strawberries. Beautifully soft on entry with ripe, silky tannins and a delicious fruit backdrop. Balanced and very long. An entrancing Margaux. RKL "The 2017 Rauzan-Ségla is matured in 50% new oak with 14% vin de presse, which was apparently from the high quality Cabernet this year. It has a fascinating bouquet with pure blackberry, iris, crushed stone and a light estuarine influence that becomes stronger with aeration, just a faint touch of oyster shell developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp acidity, very elegant and refined, possibly the most feminine Rauzan-Ségla in recent years with a silky smooth finish. It is not the instant showstopper like the 2015 – this is more understated and needs time for its quality to be fully appreciated. Tasted on three occasions. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "This is tight and focused with a super precise palate of blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of flowers. Full body, linear tannins and a long finish. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2017 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) has a profound nose of cassis, warm blackberries and black plums with touches of baking spices, violets, mocha and smoke plus a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with a great core of sustained, energetic black fruit, a frame of fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, it finishes with great length. 94-96 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
White 2017 Château Rieussec 75cl £480 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Rieussec captures the natural intensity of the year, while also remain... Read more
"The 2017 Rieussec captures the natural intensity of the year, while also remaining faithful to the house style that is now favored by the estate. A high percentage of Sauvignon Blanc (17%) adds freshness and lift to the passionfruit, pineapple, mint and lemon confit flavors. Beautifully harmonious and persistent in the glass, the 2017 has so much to offer. In this tasting, it is simply tremendous. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "Blended of 83% Sémillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec gives up beautiful notes of orange marmalade, beeswax, acacia honey and yuzu with touches of lemon tart, grapefruit pastilles and musk perfume. The palate is full, rich and unctuous with incredible layers of citrus and honeyed fruits, finishing very long and perfumed. 96-98 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
White 2017 Château Rieussec Half bottle £480 per case of 24 IB
Red 2017 Château Saintayme 75cl £130 per case of 12 IB
Lovely freshness on the nose with good intensity – very pretty cherry and cassis... Read more
Lovely freshness on the nose with good intensity – very pretty cherry and cassis notes. Medium-bodied and elegant on the palate with moderate length. This will make very tasty early drinking. RKL "Made of 100% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Saintayme gives gorgeous black cherries, crushed blackberries and cinnamon stick notes with hints of rose hips and lavender. The palate is medium-bodied with great elegance and freshness, textured with soft tannins and finishing perfumed. 87-89 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "A fresh and clean wine with blackberry, blueberry and salty character. Medium body and firm and silky tannins. 90-91 points" jamessuckling.com "Bright and fresh, with a beam of raspberry compote and a judicious overlay of anise-infused toast. A twinge of plum skin on the finish gives this a slightly extracted feel. Solid. 89-92 points" winespectator.com "The 2017 Saintayme was picked between 29 September and 9 October, matured in 30% new oak. It has a well defined, cranberry and blackberry scented nose, very natural and elegant, the oak neatly intertwined with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin, but very well balanced and surfeit with charm. You could almost run away and drink this already! But for now, we should wait until at least Denis Durantou has bottled it. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com Close
Red 2017 Château Talbot 75cl £450 per case of 12 IB
Nice ripeness showing on the nose; medium-bodied on the palate with some very ni... Read more
Nice ripeness showing on the nose; medium-bodied on the palate with some very nice sweet, jucy fruit. Refreshing acidity on the mid-palate with some well-balanced tannins. This will make relatively early-drinking and a long time before the 2016. RKL "This is solid and structured with blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, muscular and dialed-in. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 3 cases Chateau Thivin - Cote de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie 75cl £260 per case of 12 IB
"Stunning, concentrated black cherries and plenty of the characteristic acidity ... Read more
"Stunning, concentrated black cherries and plenty of the characteristic acidity of the vintage, both seamlessly interwoven with the gentle tannins and the minerality through the very long, super clean finish. Exemplary use of oak. Almost endless finish. Drink or hold. 96 points." JamesSuckling.com Close
Red 2017 10 cases Chateau Thivin - Cote De Brouilly Les Sept Vignes 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Côte de Brouilly is superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe... Read more
"The 2017 Côte de Brouilly is superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe cassis, candied violets and plums. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, structured around fine-grained but chewy tannins and tangy balancing acids, with considerable depth and substance at the core. The wine is still quite primary and will need some time to come together, but it's an excellent rendition of this storied cuvée that resembles the 2011 vintage. 94 points" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (WK) Close
Red 2017 Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £220 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Tour Saint Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok, showed much more delineati... Read more
"The 2017 Tour Saint Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok, showed much more delineation and terroir expression compared to Bellefont-Belcier tasted alongside. The aromatics are packed with black cherries, cassis and bilberry, just a light touch of the sea emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, plush black cherry and boysenberry fruit laced with orange rind and quince towards the fresh and focused finish. Very fine. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com "Dense and layered red with dark berry, volcanic ash and white pepper. Full-bodied, layered and chewy. Muscular. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Château Tour St Bonnet 75cl £90 per case of 12 IB
"The 2017 Tour St. Bonnet shows plenty of ripeness at this stage with glossy bla... Read more
"The 2017 Tour St. Bonnet shows plenty of ripeness at this stage with glossy black cherry and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite dense and powerful for a Médoc with impressive density on the finish. This punches above expectations. 88-90 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com Close
Red 2017 5 cases Clos De La Roilette, Alain Coudert - Fleurie 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
Fortified 2017 2 cases Cockburn 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
"Insane aromas of crushed berry, flowers and lifted ester like a fermenting lage... Read more
"Insane aromas of crushed berry, flowers and lifted ester like a fermenting lager. Full body, tannic yet so finely grained in texture. Extremely long and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. 2,500 cases. Try in 2026. 98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2017 Domaine de Chevalier 75cl £510 per case of 12 IB
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Domaine de Chevalier opens with a cedary ... Read more
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Domaine de Chevalier opens with a cedary waft giving way to a good core of crushed black currants, blackberries and mulberries with suggestions of black truffles, tilled soil and black olives plus a hint of smoked meats. Medium-bodied with a good, solid frame of ripe, fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, it is elegantly fruited yet well sustained on the mid-palate and long finish. 93-95+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, RobertParker.com Close
Red 2017 1 case Domaine Faiveley - Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru 75cl £1,100 per case of 6 IB
"The 2017 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru comes from two parcels. It has a cha... Read more
"The 2017 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru comes from two parcels. It has a charming bouquet of ebullient raspberry and wild strawberry aromas; hints of vanilla pod and rose petal lend complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, gentle grip and a saline, oyster-shell-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. This is one of Faiveley's most impressive offerings in 2017. Superb. 94-96 pts" Neal Martin Close
White 2017 2 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault 75cl £160 per case of 6 IB
Will spend 10 months in 15% new oak. Pithy lemon texture on the palate, zingy l... Read more
Will spend 10 months in 15% new oak. Pithy lemon texture on the palate, zingy lime acidity suggesting lots of ageing potential, good texture, complexity from white pepper and spices. Drinking advice for this would be 'drink now...and for a long time'! RKL Close
White 2017 4 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Genevrières 1er cru 75cl £310 per case of 6 IB
Ripe, spiced, rounded fruit aromas, floral and perfumed, stone fruits (peach). ... Read more
Ripe, spiced, rounded fruit aromas, floral and perfumed, stone fruits (peach). Always one of the most elegant 1er Cru and the most generous and full on the palate. Buttery richness opens out with time on the palate, delicious Meursault. RKL Close
White 2017 1 case Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Grands Charrons 75cl £185 per case of 6 IB
A 'lieu-dit' site with slightly more limestone-mineral influence than the Villag... Read more
A 'lieu-dit' site with slightly more limestone-mineral influence than the Village wine, a step up in intensity and with a hint of saline freshness. RKL Close
Fortified 2017 3 cases Dow 75cl £330 per case of 6 IB
Complex aromas of beeswax and herbs, masses of fruit concentration but it is loc... Read more
Complex aromas of beeswax and herbs, masses of fruit concentration but it is locked away at present by the exceptionally fine tannins. An impression of dryness on the finish and elegance, beautifully balanced. RKL "The Dow's 2017 reflects the pedigree that has given Dow's its legendary status in the fine wine world. Depth, intensity and power are the key hallmarks of this wine with a formidable structure that will ensure its ability to age for many decades. 2017 was a very different year to 2016 in terms of the viticultural conditions and it was interesting to watch the progression of the wine and scrutinize its quality as it developed over its first two winters. Whereas 2016 had a Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira very mild winter and exceptionally hot summer, this was compensated by abundant winter and spring rainfall. Conversely, 2017 was warm and dry throughout, although summer temperatures were closer to average, which proved to be a very significant factor allowing for complete, balanced ripening. In 2017, the mature plantings of Touriga Nacional from the eastfacing Vinha Grande parcels at Senhora da Ribeira made an important contribution. These older vines' well developed root systems and the cooler aspect of the vineyards proved their worth in the particularly hot and dry conditions. Dow's grapes are fermented in the small, specialist wineries of Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira. Our winemaking teams select various single variety plantings to vinify separately as well as some specific cofermentations, which in 2017 included combined fermentations of Sousão and Touriga Franca. They are trodden in our modern lagares and achieve ideal extractions, producing wines of great complexity." Shipper's note. Close
Red 2017 4 cases Faiveley - Corton Clos des Cortons grand cru 75cl £660 per case of 6 IB
More structure to this than the Échezeaux Orveaux, but still very approachable n... Read more
More structure to this than the Échezeaux Orveaux, but still very approachable now. Peppery spice, super fine tannins and a softness to the fruit, so unusual to taste GC wines so open at this stage, really delightful. RKL "Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Smells ripe and sweet and generous in its red fruit. A touch peppery. Gorgeous harmony between ripe, fresh, generous fruit and well-modulated structure. Succulent, fine, mildly chewy and seems remarkably accessible even now. Very, very long." 18 points jancisrobinson.com (JH) Close
Red 2017 4 cases Faiveley - Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 75cl £600 per case of 6 IB
Tremendous softness and ripeness, so approachable now for a GC level wine from c... Read more
Tremendous softness and ripeness, so approachable now for a GC level wine from cask, backed up by spice and grip on the palate. Exceptionally good value. RKL. "Cask sample. Notably light in colour. Delicate but lifted aroma, almost a touch floral. Amazingly smooth and approachable. Open, rich and spicy on the palate. Very hard to give drink dates here, it seems so accessible." 17.5 points jancisrobinson.com (JH) Close
Fortified 2017 3 cases Fonseca 75cl £320 per case of 6 IB
Explosive with black fruits, but absolutely the freshest. Blackcurrant, black c... Read more
Explosive with black fruits, but absolutely the freshest. Blackcurrant, black cherry, herbs and the same slatey mineral character you find in top wines from Priorato. No sense of heat. Very distinct, a brilliant effort. RKL. "A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish. The texture is round and velvety but the taut, sinewy tannins and a strand of crisp acidity provide firmness and structure. The layered, complex fruit typical of Fonseca holds sway over this weighty, powerful wine." Shipper's note. Close
Fortified 2017 1 case Graham 75cl £330 per case of 6 IB
Beautiful scents of bergamot and rock rose, cassis and blueberries. Utterly dis... Read more
Beautiful scents of bergamot and rock rose, cassis and blueberries. Utterly distinct in style from the other houses but one of the most 'complete' wines here, offering abundant fruit, accessibility and a fine and powerful tannic structure. If forced to choose a single port this would be the one. RKL "This wine is produced from vines at the flagship Graham's property in the Douro valley, Quinta dos Malvedos, with small parcels of top graded grapes from Quinta do Tua, Quinta da Vila Velha, and Quinta do Vale das Malhadas. In 2017 42% less rain fell at Malvedos than the 30 year average and the vines produced a small but extremely high-quality crop with extraordinary concentration. The wine was fermented in small batches at our specialist on-site winery at Malvedos. It carries the classic Graham's hallmarks – full-bodied, rich, and opulent – and will provide great drinking pleasure for decades to come. Only 5,250 nine litre cases were bottled." Shipper's note. Close
Red 2017 4 cases Hudelot Baillet - Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 75cl £180 per case of 12 IB
A little closed on the nose (tasted on an extremely damp, foggy day, low air-pre... Read more
A little closed on the nose (tasted on an extremely damp, foggy day, low air-pressure subduing some aromas) but meaty and savoury, with a tremendously fleshy, plump mid-palate and structured tannins. Dominique commented that Côte de Nuits Villages growers are increasingly looking at plots at the tops of their slopes. Labelled as 'Hautes Côtes', they often echo the style of the nearby village. Serious and structured Burgundy from a Chambolle grower but at an 'Hautes Côtes' price. RKL. Close
Red 2017 1 case Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £310 per case of 6 IB
30 to 60 year old vines. "Très jolie' on the nose, delicate floral (violet, peon... Read more
30 to 60 year old vines. "Très jolie' on the nose, delicate floral (violet, peony) and mineral crushed rock notes. Blackcurrant and mint tones at the core, very fine and open now. As with the other wines tasted so far, this seems to have an honesty and sincerity - reflecting the personality of the wine maker. The elegant style of Les Charmes comes from the high limestone content of the soils here. RKL Close
Red 2017 3 cases Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 1er cru 75cl £325 per case of 6 IB
From vines directly above our heads, growing in a plot in Dominique's back garde... Read more
From vines directly above our heads, growing in a plot in Dominique's back garden, beneath which his newly excavated cellar lies. Broad, earthy and spiced on the nose. Fills out further on the palate, with a persistence to the length, (Les Charmes is more linear by comparison). Dominique suggests 6-7 years in bottle for the Les Charmes but an additional 2 years for Les Cras. RKL Close
Red 2017 3 cases Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 75cl £210 per case of 6 IB
From 60-80 year-old vines. Full and fleshy in character on the palate, juicy bl... Read more
From 60-80 year-old vines. Full and fleshy in character on the palate, juicy black fruits, with dark blackcurrant and blueberry balanced by earthy cherry and some spice. Powerful but supple tannins with the elegant silky texture of Chambolle already evident on the finish. RKL Close
White 2017 10 cases JA Ferret - Pouilly Fuissé Magnum £240 per case of 6 IB
"Audrey Braccini has made a range of impressive wines in 2017. This is a cuvée o... Read more
"Audrey Braccini has made a range of impressive wines in 2017. This is a cuvée of 30 parcels, including six premiers crus, combining lightly wooded and stainless-steel-fermented lots. Spicy patisserie aromas lead you into a palate of pears and waxed lemons supported by good acidity. Drinking Window 2019 - 2024. 92 points." Tim Atkin MW Nov 2018 Close
Red 2017 10 cases Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £680 per case of 6 IB
Red 2017 10 cases Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle Magnum £695 per case of 3 IB
White 2017 5 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Auxey Duresses Blanc 75cl £200 per case of 12 IB
Ciselé' is an apt descriptor here, capturing the chiselled, clean angular style ... Read more
Ciselé' is an apt descriptor here, capturing the chiselled, clean angular style of the fruit, with sweet and sour notes, textured and very individual. A good example of Alexandra's style, the structure all deriving from fruit character. Very grown-up white burgundy at this price. RKL Close
White 2017 4 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet 75cl £180 per case of 6 IB
Creamy textured with more white peach aromas and stone fruit richness on the pal... Read more
Creamy textured with more white peach aromas and stone fruit richness on the palate, wrapped up in very fine acidity and with lots of concentration. RKL Close
White 2017 4 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £260 per case of 6 IB
Mineral, with zingy lime juice acidity, good length, pithy, great depth of fruit... Read more
Mineral, with zingy lime juice acidity, good length, pithy, great depth of fruit, showing real character, very fine. RKL Close
White 2017 5 cases Kumeu River - Estate Chardonnay 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
From 6 vineyard plots in Kumeu, handpicked and aged in 25% new oak. New oak evi... Read more
From 6 vineyard plots in Kumeu, handpicked and aged in 25% new oak. New oak evident at first on nose and palate, but the fruit pushed through this admirably and continues to assert itself. Pithy citrus and candied stone fruits on the nose, balanced by green and red apple flavours on the palate. Very fine texture, great length. RKL "The 2017 Estate Chardonnay has a fresh, well-defined bouquet of citrus fruit complemented by subtle scents of brioche and almond. The palate is taut and crisp on the entry with a twist of sour lemon. Very saline in the mouth, not powerful but full of tension. The aforementioned saline tang lingers on the aftertaste. Superb - one of the best Estate releases in recent years. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London. 92 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com October 2018 Close
White 2017 5 cases Kumeu River - Hunting Hill Chardonnay 75cl £120 per case of 6 IB
"The 2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a very well-defined bouquet of lemon curd,... Read more
"The 2017 Hunting Hill Chardonnay has a very well-defined bouquet of lemon curd, granite, yellow flowers and just a hint of vanilla pod that derives from the François Frères barrels. The precise, detailed palate is well defined with a crisp line of acidity and a harmonious, succinct finish of lemon curd, canned apricot and citrus fruit, all infused with light ginger and minerals. This is a complex, intellectual Chardonnay with a long, bright future ahead. A fabulous Hunting Hill. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London. 94 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com October 2018 Close
White 2017 5 cases Kumeu River - Matés Chardonnay 75cl £138 per case of 6 IB
Less open on the nose at first than the other wines, but slowly revealing broad ... Read more
Less open on the nose at first than the other wines, but slowly revealing broad peach aromas, intense but still delicate, with floral blossom notes. Maté's vineyard is planted with the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay, with its distinctive 'hen & chickens' bunches (large and small berries mixed) meaning tannins are extracted from the smaller grapes. These give the wine a powerful structure, quite in balance with the intense fruit, quite equal to Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne and indeed better than many we can think of. RKL "The 2017 Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay has a really beautiful, quixotic bouquet of apricot blossom, white peach, minerals and dandelion scents that waft temptingly from the glass. The harmonious, lightly spiced palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity and a succinct, perfectly pitched finish that offers just the right amount of sapidity. Superb. Tasted at the Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical in London. 94 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com October 2018 Close
Fortified 2017 10 cases Quinta do Noval 75cl £320 per case of 6 IB
Very vinous with fine, complex fruit aromas and something wild about it - damson... Read more
Very vinous with fine, complex fruit aromas and something wild about it - damsons and mulberry scented, hedgerow fruits as well as plenty of concentrated cassis and elemental minerality. RKL "2017 was characterised by a cold, dry winter followed by an exceptionally hot and dry spring and summer. Apart from heavy rainfall (25 mm) on 6 July at Quinta do Noval, only 300 mm of rain fell since November 2016. June was the hottest month since 1980, with temperatures reaching 42-44°C in the Douro Valley during a heat wave lasting from 7 to 24 June. Due to these extreme weather conditions, all phases of the vine's growth were 15 to 20 days early compared to 2016. The vines weathered the shortage of water and the high temperatures well. At the end of August the harvest looked very promising, with excellent sanitary conditions. Harvest started much earlier than usual due to the weather: from 17 August for the white wines and 21 August for the reds and the Ports, lasting until 28 September, with high temperatures and a total absence of rain." Shippers note. Close
White 2017 10 cases Roger Champault - Menetou Salon Clos de la Cure 75cl £125 per case of 12 IB
Red 2017 5 cases Seresin - Leah Pinot Noir 75cl £150 per case of 12 IB
Intense, fresh aromas of wild strawberry, cranberry and cherry on the nose, with... Read more
Intense, fresh aromas of wild strawberry, cranberry and cherry on the nose, with fine, structured tannins supporting the fruit on the palate, more dark cherry. Some herbal notes and spice show themselves on the mid-palate, adding to the general effect of restraint and elegance. RKL "Made from a blend of handpicked organic fruit (worked biodynamically) from three estate vineyards, yielding just two bottles per vine. It has great concentration and purity of ripe cherry fruit, showing lovely vibrancy and freshness allied to fine tannins and fresh acidity. Elegant drinking now but with the structure to age. 93 points." Decanter Magazine Jan 2019 Close
Fortified 2017 3 cases Taylor 75cl £325 per case of 6 IB
The immediate impression here is of freshness and elegance. Relatively closed o... Read more
The immediate impression here is of freshness and elegance. Relatively closed on the nose at this stage but what is there is fine and mineral and floral. Violets and black fruits with some citrus fruits too (makes me think of the 'breakfast tree' at Vargellas). Remarkable that such an intense year has only served to up the classicism of Taylor's, a classic vintage. RKL "Opaque black at the centre with a narrow purple rim. Uncompromisingly Taylor's in style, elegant and precise. The nose is threaded with very fine, linear fruit, heady and complex but restrained by a graphite minerality. Quinta da Vargellas has imprinted its signature fragrance of violets, which hangs like a scented veil over the wine, and there are discreet terroir notes of citrus, wild herbs and gumcistus. The nose is still reserved but there is impressive depth and background, as well as hints of complexities still to emerge with time. The palate is held in place by lithe, muscular tannins, firm and grippy on the finish, and ends with a powerful surge of crisp, pure berry fruit. A beautifully delineated wine, with the hallmark Taylor's poise and definition and the tantalising promise of pleasures still to come." Shipper's note. Close
Red 2017 Vieux Château Certan 75cl £1,030 per case of 6 IB
Fortified 2017 2 cases Warre 75cl £270 per case of 6 IB
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £210 per case of 6 IB
Zind Humbrecht are well-known for allowing their residual sugar levels to vary v... Read more
Zind Humbrecht are well-known for allowing their residual sugar levels to vary vintage. This has a mighty 45 grams per litre, but it's hidden under layers of intense fruit flavours, minerality and fine acidity. There are also white grape tannins from the skins, giving a red wine-like texture. RKL Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £285 per case of 6 IB
26 grams of residual sugar compared with 2 grams in 2016! Immense weight of fru... Read more
26 grams of residual sugar compared with 2 grams in 2016! Immense weight of fruit on the palate, but both sugar and fruit are balanced by brilliant minerality and acidity. RKL Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Muscat Goldert Grand Cru 75cl £125 per case of 6 IB
From the Goldert Grand Cru site which has an affinity with Muscat, planted mainl... Read more
From the Goldert Grand Cru site which has an affinity with Muscat, planted mainly with Muscat a Petits Grains (Muscat d'Alsace), which is late ripening and has higher acidity. Weighty, savoury notes on the nose, textured on the palate, suggesting skin contact. Bears no relation to the highly fruited, perfumed Muscat style from lesser growers, this has minerality and a great tensile structure provided by the acidity. RKL. "From heavy Jurassic limestone soils, the sample of the 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Goldert Muscat is pure and deep on the nose, very mineral but certainly with those highly aromatic Muscat expressions. Lush and sexy on the palate, very intense and textured, with lots of charm and very fine tannins, this is a persistently salty Goldert with enormous length and vitality as well as the generosity of a grand cru. Very promising! Tasted October 2018. 92-94 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £210 per case of 6 IB
Entrancing delicate peach skin aromas on the nose, like a very fine and intense ... Read more
Entrancing delicate peach skin aromas on the nose, like a very fine and intense peach fragrance, light and elegant. Balanced on the palate (just 12.5% abv) with some mineral intensity, quite stunning. RKL Tasted as a sample straight fro the oak vat, the 2017 Alsace Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl is pure, fresh and chalky on the very deep, intense, flinty/smoky nose. Not sulfured yet and not fermented to full dry, this is a textured, lush and finely structured Pinot with delicate tannins and charming fruit. At this stage, this can only be a very provisional comment and score. Tasted October 2018. 90-93 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £285 per case of 6 IB
Weightier and broader in style than the Windsbuhl,but with intense flinty minera... Read more
Weightier and broader in style than the Windsbuhl,but with intense flinty minerality. Ripe and powerfully concentrated fruit on the mid-palate with some spice, completely balanced and still elegant despite the weight of fruit. RKL Tasted from the sulfured vat in late October 2018, the pure and flinty 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Pinot Gris Clos Saint Urbain is rich, intense and dense in its texture. It is a powerful but balanced Pinot with fine tannins. Not really smooth but harmonious and elegant. 92-93 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Pinot Gris Rotenberg 75cl £140 per case of 6 IB
Delicate lime and honey aromas and some minerality on the nose. Very little in ... Read more
Delicate lime and honey aromas and some minerality on the nose. Very little in common with the overripe and overly 'fat' style of Pinot Gris, the quality here is about a lean intensity of fruit and a very silky texture on the palate. RKL From 35-year-old vines cultivated in a west/northwest-facing vineyard on iron-rich limestone soils of the oligocene period, the 2017 Alsace Pinot Gris Rotenberg de Wintzenheim shows notes of wet stones on the very pure and precise nose. Tasted as a sample from the vat, this is a generous, round and very elegant Rotenberg with charming texture, fine tannins and lingering salinity. Very Intense. Tasted October 2018. 92-93 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Brand Grand Cru 75cl £240 per case of 6 IB
The name 'Brand' refers to the dark brown soils here on red granite, a wam terro... Read more
The name 'Brand' refers to the dark brown soils here on red granite, a wam terroir. Old vines. Nose a little reductive at first (probably from the long time on lees, around 18 months) but then the palate leaps out, with great linear acidity, weighty fruit and hints of minerality. Tremendous potential. RKL. From pink, decomposed granite soils, the 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Brand Riesling opens beautifully aromatic, with almost tropical fruit aromas (pineapples). Very pure and flinty (gunflint), this is a full-bodied, generously lush and piquant but structured and very persistent Brand. The tannins are soft and fine, and the acidity is lively and salty. Very long and intense. A great Brand! Tasted from the cask in October 2018. 94-96 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Hauserer 75cl £160 per case of 6 IB
From 25-30 year-old vines. Scents of orange blossom, pear and soft stone fruits... Read more
From 25-30 year-old vines. Scents of orange blossom, pear and soft stone fruits on the nose. Fine powdery character on the palate, with citrus lime and spice, excellent length and development. RKL. From underneath the Grand Cru Hengst and oligocene limestone with active calcium carbonate, the sample off the 2017 Alsace Riesling Clos Häuserer de Wintzenheim was not yet fully fermented to dry but offers a clear and tart grapefruit flavor. Fascinatingly pure and chalky-mineral on the palate, with a powdery texture and lovely grapefruit and lemon flavors, this is a concentrated, substantial and very long Riesling with very fine tannins. A gorgeous, impressive Clos on its way to dry. Tasted October 2018. No Turckheim Riesling was produced in 2017. 91-93 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 75cl £210 per case of 6 IB
The sample of the 2017 Alsace Riesling Clos Windsbuhl opens super pure and powde... Read more
The sample of the 2017 Alsace Riesling Clos Windsbuhl opens super pure and powdery on the bright, fresh and mineral nose. Highly elegant and lush on the palate, this is a generous but pure, refined and chalky Riesling with very fine tannins and lingering salinity. Tasted October 2018. 93-94 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
White 2017 Zind Humbrecht - Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St Urbain 75cl £285 per case of 6 IB
From very steep slopes, the 5.5 hectare Clos Saint Urbain, which has its own ded... Read more
From very steep slopes, the 5.5 hectare Clos Saint Urbain, which has its own dedicated team of 5 full time vineyard workers. Savoury (cheesy, meaty aromas) with gunflint minerality on nose and palate, and some saline notes, with a dry and intensely long finish. RKL The 2017 Alsace Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain Riesling fermented very quickly and offers a pure and flinty note on the intense but (certainly) still reductive nose. Lush and juicy on the palate, this is a finely bitter Rangen with concentrated fruit, fine tannins and salty/mineral acidity. Very long and fresh, with rich and concentrated fruit but never without the purity of the Clos. A great wine that will need plenty of time. 95 points." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 239 (SR) Close
Red 2018 Château Beaumont 75cl £105 per case of 12 IB
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Very intense, open and ... Read more
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Very intense, open and approachable on the nose with gentle new oak aromas and red and blackcurrant fruits. Very fine, velvet tannins which frame the deep, blackcurrant and plum fruits on the palate. Possibly the much vaunted quality of the Merlot in this vintage is super-charging the blend this year, but still balanced by the assertive tannins. So balanced and lively, a delight to taste. RKL "Firm, deep and well extracted, this is a rich purple colour with sweet blackberry fruits on the nose along with some gentle spicing. It's an elegant and extremely classic Médoc wine. The tannins are already smooth and starting to integrate with the fruits. The quality bodes well for the medium-priced wines in this vintage. One of the value picks of the Médoc. Drinking Window 2023 - 2035. 91 points." Jane Anson, Decanter April 2019. Close
Red 2018 Château Beaumont Magnum £120 per case of 6 IB
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Very intense, open and ... Read more
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Very intense, open and approachable on the nose with gentle new oak aromas and red and blackcurrant fruits. Very fine, velvet tannins which frame the deep, blackcurrant and plum fruits on the palate. Possibly the much vaunted quality of the Merlot in this vintage is super-charging the blend this year, but still balanced by the assertive tannins. So balanced and lively, a delight to taste. RKL "Firm, deep and well extracted, this is a rich purple colour with sweet blackberry fruits on the nose along with some gentle spicing. It's an elegant and extremely classic Médoc wine. The tannins are already smooth and starting to integrate with the fruits. The quality bodes well for the medium-priced wines in this vintage. One of the value picks of the Médoc. Drinking Window 2023 - 2035. 91 points." Jane Anson, Decanter April 2019. Close
Red 2018 Château Beausejour Becot 75cl £552 per case of 12 IB
"This is the first vintage to be entirely overseen by Juliet Bécot, as her uncle... Read more
"This is the first vintage to be entirely overseen by Juliet Bécot, as her uncle and father have begun their retirement. New technical director Jean de Cournuaud joined the team, and it's the second year working with consultant Thomas Duclos. The changes that this team are bringing in are clear. There's a beautiful delicacy here that balances the creaminess and fleshy texture of the fruit. The aromatics gather pace in the glass while the tannins are plentiful but not heavy, serving to emphasise the minerality, slate and stunning rosemary and white pepper edge. Like some other estates in 2018, this was the longest harvest ever here, beginning on 12 September and continuing for one month, yielding 50hl/ha. There were no whole-bunch fermentation trials this time (as in 2017), as they didn't want to risk the stalks not being ripe enough. They used infusion rather than pumping over, yet the tannin count is 75IPT, showing the natural power of the vintage. It's a wine that seems to be ready to age with real grace. A mix of amphorae, 20hl Stockinger casks and 225l barrels will be used. Drinking Window 2027-2042. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2018 Beau-Séjour Bécot is fabulous. Dense, rich and explosive, the 2018 has it all. Soaring aromatics and a huge spine of tannin give the 2018 its regal contours. The 2018 was barreled down late, and it is still coming together, especially in its aromatics, but its potential is evident. A wine of tremendous character and personality Beau-Séjour Bécot dazzles in 2018. It is an utterly captivating Saint-Émilion from Juliette Bécot and Julien Barthe, along with their consulting winemaker Thomas Duclos. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2018 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is a brilliant wine based on 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 65% new oak (there's some in amphora as well) that comes from a magical terroir on the upper plateau, just outside of Saint-Émilion. This is pure limestone soils, and the wine shows it with its fresh, vibrant style as well as incredibly minerality. Vivid cassis, graphite, white flowers, and spice characteristics all flow to a medium to full-bodied, pure, incredibly elegant wine that shows the new style of this estate beautifully. It's not for those seeking overt power and opulence, but it builds incrementally on the palate, with ultra-fine tannins and a great finish. It's as classy as it gets. Give bottles 4-6 years of bottle age, and it will keep for 2-3 decades. 95-97 points" Jebdunnuck.com "The 2018 Beau-Sejour Becot is composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Merlot was harvested on September 12-25, and the Cabernet varieties were harvested on October 4, 5 and 10. Yields were 46 hectoliters per hectare, and it is anticipated that the wine will age for 16 months. Sixty-five percent of the wine will be matured in new barriques, while 35% will be aged in vats, amphorae and large oak casks of 20-hectoliter capacity. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold, expressive notions of stewed plums, blackberry pie and Black Forest cake with nuances of menthol, mocha, molten licorice and wild sage plus a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with latent energy, offering slow-releasing glimpses at dark, seductive berry preserves layers and vibrant earthy accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. 95-97 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château Belair Monange 75cl £695 per case of 6 IB
2018 Château Bélair-Monange, Saint-Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé "Darkest cr... Read more
2018 Château Bélair-Monange, Saint-Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé "Darkest crimson. Black fruit, pencil shavings and a touch of oaky char on the nose. Compact and refined in texture on the palate, very fine tannins. Much the most elegant of the Moueix stable, with impressive persistence and harmony even now, just needs a lot of time to unfurl and for the tannins to release the fruit in all its richness. Finishes fresh and dry and clean in the mouth even if the oak is blocking it a little at the end. Powerful but not overbearing. Drink 2028-2040. 17.5 points." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019 "The 2018 Bélair-Monange is a bold, racy and exuberant wine endowed with tremendous textural richness and overall intensity. Sweet spice and floral notes wrap around a core of super-ripe stone fruit in this decidedly flamboyant, racy Saint-Émilion. In 2018, Bélair-Monange is not exactly subtle, but it is quite delicious and full of allure. Even so, Bélair-Monange will be enjoyed most by readers who like overt wines. 93-96 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 "The 2018 Château Bélair-Monange comes from limestone soils (from the upper plateau as well as the hillside) and is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Its inky purple color is followed by notes of crème de cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, and earth as well as subtle spicy oak. Elegant, seamless, and full-bodied on the palate, with beautiful tannins and a great, great finish, it's a thrilling 2018 that should be approachable with 2-5 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more. It should match or exceed both the 2015 and 2016. 95-97+points." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019 "A gorgeous wine, with concentrated power offset by lift and lyricism. It fully expresses the character and personality of its location on the limestone plateau, showing real juiciness and a focussed minerality, with extremely flavourful crushed raspberry and blackberry fruits, and touches of peony and rose on the nose. This is delicious, graceful, spicy and persistent, with notes that spiral both downwards and upwards. The violet reflections are off the chart. Drinking Window 2027 – 2042. 97 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 "Ripe and dense in feel, with layers of plum, fig and boysenberry fruit. The structure is decidedly stony, revealing a long echo of tobacco. Among the more backward wines at this early stage, but seriously long and well-built. 96-99 points." James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2019 "A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Belair Monange comes bounding out of the glass with all the energy and vigor of a pedigree puppy, offering notes of warm plums, wild blueberries, black raspberries and Morello cherries with touches of chocolate box, lilacs, underbrush, menthol and damp soil plus a waft of incense. Full-bodied, rich and decadently layered in the mouth, the densely packed layers are charged with energy, supported by firm, velvety tannins and a racy line of freshness, finishing very long and very spicy. 97-99 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, April 2019 "This is very linear and structured in a classical way for Bordeaux with a very focused and tight core of beautiful fruit that gives an agile and vivid palate of pretty fruit and bright acidity, not to mention the ultra fine tannins, which deliver a seamless and limitless finish. 98-99 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com April 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Beychevelle 75cl £359 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château Beychevelle 75cl £718 per case of 12 IB
Really opulent black fruits but also some fine herb and crushed rock minerality ... Read more
Really opulent black fruits but also some fine herb and crushed rock minerality on the nose. Very fine chalky tannins, leading to intense, succulent blackcurrant and cherry fruits. Exceptionally long with a good balance of freshness and concentration. RKL "The 2018 Beychevelle is an exceptional, utterly vivid wine. Deep and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2018 has so much to offer. Super-ripe black cherry, crème de cassis, licorice, new oak and chocolate infuse this unctuous, spectacularly ripe Saint-Julien. Beychevelle is exotic, flamboyant and full-throttle, not to mention absolutely stunning. The high presence of Merlot in the blend gives Beychevelle much of its sensuality. What a wine! The 2018 is 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Beychevelle wafts sensuously from the glass with fragrant Black Forest cake, potpourri, star anise and black tea scents over a core of black raspberries, warm blackcurrants and kirsch with touches of fallen leaves and lavender. Full-bodied and packed with fragrant red and black fruit layers, it has a firm, velvety texture and fantastic freshness lifting the very long, perfumed finish. Beautiful! Anticipated time in barrel is 18 months, 60% new and 40% second fill. The tentative blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. 94-96+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Showing beautifully both times I was able to taste it, the 2018 Château Beychevelle checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that's aging in 60% new French oak. This ultra-pure, refined, gorgeously layered Beychevelle offers terrific notes of black cherries, blackberries, cassis, violets, and damp earth. Deep, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has a thrilling sense of purity and elegance as well as building structure. This is the third vintage vinified in the new cellar, and the 2018 represents a selection of 50% of the total production. It hit 14.5% alcohol with a healthy pH of 3.74 and a massive IPT of 81. Hats off to director Romain Ducolomb for another brilliant wine that I suspect will surpass both the 2015 and 2016! 95-97+ points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Branaire Ducru 75cl £462 per case of 12 IB
Classic Branaire on the nose and typically tightly-furled at this stage; however... Read more
Classic Branaire on the nose and typically tightly-furled at this stage; however, pretty, supple fruit on entry, red fruits and wonderful balance. Plenty of tannins appear mid-palate but these are more than matched by the depth of rich, dark fruit. Very fine, great length. RKL "Branaire-Ducru has managed to produce an exceptionally balanced and refined St-Julien in a year when that was not the easiest task. Depth and complexity is clear, although it's just a little held back right now. The architecture is such that there are walls to scale and depths to plumb, but with less generosity overall. 53hl/ha yield. Drinking Window 2027-2040. 93 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Branaire-Ducru begins just a tad reduced with broody tar, rubber and fried herbs scents giving way to a fragrant core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry coulis with touches of smoked meats and tobacco. Full-bodied, firm and rugged in the mouth with brawny, muscular fruit and a sturdy frame of grainy tannins, it finishes long and savory. 92-94 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "This is a fantastic Branaire with deep and dark fruit, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Lots of raspberries, too. Full-bodied with firm and creamy tannins and a super long finish. We will see if it's better than 2016, but on its way. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2018 Château Brane Cantenac 75cl £620 per case of 12 IB
"The 2018 Brane-Cantenac captures all of the natural richness of the year. Ample... Read more
"The 2018 Brane-Cantenac captures all of the natural richness of the year. Ample, creamy and resonant, the 2018 offers quite a bit of intensity while retaining its mid-weight sense of structure. Dark red cherry, mint, spice, and dried rose petals are some of the signatures. Even with its obvious volume the 2018 retains lovely aromatic freshness and nuance. The 2018 is an especially juicy, open-knit Brane-Cantenac. Grilled herbs, menthol, spice and anise add an attractive upper-register to the perfumed finish. The blend is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times. 92-95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "This is a serious wine, with well constructed walls and floor, but it's full of life too, with brambled, succulent and generously-extracted fruit on the nose. It has less immediate charm than some in the appellation and will take a while to come round, but it has clear ageing ability and is one to savour. You feel the precision and confidence in how it presents itself. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend - there was no Carmenère in the grand vin in 2018. 45hl/ha yield. 70% new oak. Drinking Window 2027-2042. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "What strikes me about this Brane-Cantenac is the gorgeous center palate of ripe fruit, which gives an impression of generosity, yet it's tight and reserved at the same time. Fine and polished tannins follow on and drive this gorgeous fruit. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The grand vin 2018 Château Brane-Cantenac checks in as 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that fermented in wooden tanks and saw malolactic fermentation and aging in 70% new French oak. It's a beautifully layered, sexy beauty loaded with notions of blackcurrants, spicy oak, camphor, and dried tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and layered on the palate, it has a seamless texture, sweet tannin, remarkable freshness and purity, and a great finish. Count me in as a fan. This is another irresistible 2018 that should be snatched up by readers. It will keep for 25-30 years. 94-96+ points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Calon Ségur - Marquis de Calon 75cl £237 per case of 12 IB
53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright, bright raspberry and plum fruit arom... Read more
53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright, bright raspberry and plum fruit aromas on the nose, but with unexpected structure and fine tannins on the palate. The nose is a promise of things to come on the palate, a brilliant second wine. RKL "Inky core with purple rim. Riper and initially sweeter on the nose than the Capbern. Juicy blackberry and cassis. Sweet and juicy on the palate too, with finesse that is all elegant tannins but the bright fruit lifts the structure to a long, fresh and cool finish. Mouth-watering and moreish. Clean, dry finish. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2018 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur is a drop-dead gorgeous second wine from Calon Ségur. Bright, lifted and punchy, the 2018 has so much to offer. Expressive floral, savory and spiced notes from the Cabernet add shades of nuance to a core of dark red and purplish berry fruit. Beautifully textured and inviting, the Marquis is positively stunning in 2018. ...a gorgeous second wine from Calon Ségur. Tasted four times. 91-93 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "Deep purple-black in color, it gives up opulent scents of Indian spices, menthol and plum preserves with a core of crème de cassis, baked cherries and raspberry pie plus a hint of sandalwood. Big, rich, full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it has bags of black fruit preserves and exotic spices with a firm, plush frame, finishing long with a minty lift. Definitely one for the hedonists! 92-94 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Another second wine from this brilliant vintage that tastes more like a grand vin, the 2018 Le Marquis de Calon Segur offers a full-bodied, ripe, incredibly sexy profile that carries terrific amounts of currants, plums, graphite, and leafy herb-like aromas and flavors...a head turner that's going to drink spectacularly well right out of the gate. 93-95 points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Capbern 75cl £190 per case of 12 IB
This is a tremendous Capbern and probably the finest since the 2009 (then with t... Read more
This is a tremendous Capbern and probably the finest since the 2009 (then with the suffix 'Gasqueton'). Wonderful intensity on the nose with red and black fruit, broad and ripe on the palate. Fresh acidity, very fine tannins and a long finish. RKL "A tasty, extremely appetising Capbern that, after tasting, makes you you already look forward to drinking in bottle. It has a real elegance to its black fruits, and the tannins have a softness and succulence to them, leading on to a mouthwatering finish. Harvest took place between 19 September and 8 October, around one week earlier than in a classic year according to Laurent Dufau, and yielding 37hl/ha. 3.7pH. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2024-2036. 92 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot. pH 3.75, 60% new oak. Barrel sample. Deepest purple. Dark and stony, lovely slaty nose. Firm, chalky, dense and still with lovely freshness. Not the same richness as the 2009 but with great purity and definition. More serious, less seduction. Long and great structure. So pure in its dark cassis fruit. Cool with a touch of liquorice on the finish. 14.6%. Drink 2023-2029. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "Deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant scents of black raspberries, kirsch and fresh blackcurrants with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and forest floor plus a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, rich and packed with juicy fruit, it has a firm line of grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift. 91-93 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com " A fresh and firm Capbern with lots of dark berries, chocolate and hints of hazelnuts. Medium to full body and dense, lightly chewy tannins. Mineral undertone. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2018 Château Carlmagnus (Fronsac) 75cl £110 per case of 12 IB
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Carlmagnus gives pronounced notes of plum... Read more
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Carlmagnus gives pronounced notes of plum preserves, baked blueberries and mulberries with touches of mocha, licorice and tar. Full-bodied and jam-packed with opulent, expressive black and blue fruit, it has a firm, velvety frame and fantastic freshness, finishing long and layered. 92-94+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,294 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château Clerc Milon 75cl £365 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château Clerc Milon 75cl £730 per case of 12 IB
Unexpectedly supple with baked fruits, spices and complex floral notes on the no... Read more
Unexpectedly supple with baked fruits, spices and complex floral notes on the nose leading to very fine fruit purity on the palate which asserts itself over the tannins. Plenty of power but the overall impression is of elegance. A prime example of the 18s being both forward and for long ageing, a great surprise and a great success. RKL "60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenère; 50% new oak. Barrel sample. Very dark cherry colour. Beautifully aromatic – not just pure black fruit but tea leaf and a touch floral. Silky and fresh, elegant in its texture. Juicy and fresh on the finish and much more open than the Armailhac just tasted, the tannins not as thick. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2018 Clerc Milon is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Grapes were harvested a bit later here than at Mouton, from September 17 to October 10. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold scents of warm cassis, blackberry compote and dark chocolate with hints of Morello cherries, baking spices and dried roses plus a waft of underbrush. It has a wonderfully rich, confidently sensuous palate with plenty of spicy layers and a velvety texture, finishing long and perfumed. This should age incredibly. 93-95 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Very generous and dense with layers of gorgeous blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied and so layered with fantastic tannin backbone at the same time. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The progression of this property continues to be evident in the glass with a beautiful classicism, full of life and layers comprising dark spice and touches of black pepper against blueberry and cool fruits, pumped up by black chocolate and liquorice. It's confident and clearly has a fierce quality to the tannins giving a long life ahead of it. The harvest started on September 17, one week later than Mouton because of its cooler terroir, with the blend completed by 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmanère.... Drinking Window 2026-2040. 96 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine Close
Red 2018 Château Clinet 75cl £385 per case of 6 IB
Intense, vibrant floral aromas (Lilies) with huge density on the palate which tr... Read more
Intense, vibrant floral aromas (Lilies) with huge density on the palate which transforms into a beautifully succulent wine with chalky tannins and a crushed rock minerality not so noticeable elsewhere. The texture here comes from those fine tannins and the overall impression is of a wine balanced perfectly between power and elegance. RKL "The 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon (which is more Cabernet than usual) that was brought up in slightly more new oak than normal, aging in 75% new and 25% once used French oak. Sporting a saturated purple color, it has a massive perfume of black and blue fruits, crushed violets, spice, and orange blossom. Full-bodied, deep, expansive, and layered on the palate, it's an incredibly hedonistic and sexy wine that shows the best of this great vintage. It's going to be hard to resist on release and knock your socks off over the following two decades or more. 96-99 points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Clos Fourtet 75cl £1,008 per case of 12 IB
Red 2018 Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £888 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château Cos d'Estournel 75cl £1,776 per case of 12 IB
"Intense cassis fruits, graphite and violet aromas on the nose leading to really... Read more
"Intense cassis fruits, graphite and violet aromas on the nose leading to really a really silky, voluptous texture on the palate, dense rather than showy at the moment. The tannins really are so fine this year and the fruit purity and overall balance are just stunning. RKL" "This has some austerity on the attack, then announces its arrival in the inimitable way that Cos is able to do: with a slow build up of exotic spices, liquorice root, cedar and cassis. It stretches out through the palate and you keep waiting for the tannins to punch through like they did in 2010, but it doesn't happen, even though this is a big wine...There's a great menthol freshness on the finish...It has the luxurious signature of Cos, the glamorous touch that you look for in this wine - like at Mouton and at Angelus - that is part of their DNA, but it's also married to elegance and a touch of slate minerality. This is a wine that you would be thrilled to own....A candidate to upscore when in bottle. Drinking Window 2028-2042. 97 points". Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The beautiful integration of ripe fruit and ripe tannins gives the wine a layered and agile mouthfeel. Soft and gorgeous with silky tannins that really kick in at the finish and carry the wine for a long time. 98-99 points." jamessuckling.com "Deeply colored, the 2018 Cos D'Estournel shows the incredible purity and elegance that this estate delivers these days as well as fabulous crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, and spicy oak aromas and flavors....it builds with time in the glass and has a full-bodied, decadent yet also seamless mouthfeel, layers of tannins, and a great finish. This is as classy as it gets and certainly a candidate for the King of Saint-Estèphe in 2018. Given its purity and balance as well as depth of fruit, it should offer loads of pleasure in its youth yet also evolve nicely for 3-4 decades. This estate has been on an incredible roll over the past 7-8 years and this is another killer wine...97-99+ points" Jebdunnuck.com "A regal, soaring Saint-Estèphe, the 2018 Cos d'Estournel is also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. On the palate, the 2018 is dark and sumptuous, with striking aromatic presence and silky tannins that wrap around a rich core of exotic fruit. Black cherry, savory herbs, leather, spice and menthol build in the glass in a wine that is both aromatically intense and richly textured. The 2018 has been nothing short of breathtaking on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Don't miss it. 97-100 points." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "...deep purple-black color and drifts effortlessly, gracefully, seductively out of the glass with slowly unfurling notions of blackcurrant cordial, wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and plum pudding with touches of violets, licorice, wild roses and yeast extract plus a waft of loose tobacco. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of super firm, super ripe tannins and seamless freshness to back up the vibrant, crunchy, oh-so-muscular fruit, finishing long with loads of mineral layers. Amazing structure will keep this beauty for at least half a century and probably a full one! 97-100 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château de Fieuzal 75cl £360 per case of 12 IB
Lovely dark mulberry-scented fruits on the nose, with deep plummy fruit and some... Read more
Lovely dark mulberry-scented fruits on the nose, with deep plummy fruit and some chocolate on the palate, firm tannins and quite closed, but the depth suggests this has sufficient fruit to balance the structure (from around 5 years). RKL "Very attractive center palate with dark-berry, walnut and cedar character. Just a hint of bark. Medium-bodied. Juicy finish. 92-93 points." James Suckling, jamessuckling.com April 2019. "This feels closed in and confident but is not giving much away. It has a silky texture with firm and bristling tannins - you can feel the latent power, pretty much in line with 2010 or 2016 in terms of its construction. Liquorice and dark chocolate are joined by freshly cut herbs and black pepper notes. Great stuff. The winemaker is Stephen Carrier, with no consultant used. Drinking Window 2025 - 2034. 94 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com April 2019. Close
Red 2018 Château Ducru Beaucaillou 75cl £1,728 per case of 12 IB
Extraordinary, intense, mineral nose followed by a cool, fine entry in the mouth... Read more
Extraordinary, intense, mineral nose followed by a cool, fine entry in the mouth. The fruit comes through on the mid-palate, and keeps coming...wow, what concentration and power. Massive tannins, 95 IPT!, but ripe and super-fine. A long finish with great elegance and finesse. Wonderful. RKL "Extremely complex, this is tight and holds on with an initial austerity. The plentiful tannins layer up right through the palate, but they are sandwiched by gorgeous blackberry and cassis fruits. There's an inkiness and a spice box feel here, with notes of dried herbs, black olive tapenade and graphite, all generously present. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more the flesh of the fruit takes precedence and yet the wine manages to also convey a St-Julien classicism. This has all the elements to age exceptionally well, and to give great pleasure along the way. Harvested 19 September to 10 October. 3.7pH. 95IPT. 100% new oak. Drinking Window 2028-2042. 97 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a wine of pure and total sensual beauty. Layers of intense fruit nearly cover the massive tannins that lurk beneath. Sweet floral notes, spice, mint, lavender and rose petals all grace a sublime Ducru that is long on class and character. In most recent vintages, Ducru has been a tannic behemoth, but the 2018 is remarkably silky, sumptuous and nuanced. In 2018, Ducru is not an obvious wine, but it is exceptionally beautiful. The 2018 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. New oak is 100%. Tasted two times. 95-98 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "The 2018 Ducru-Beaucaillou is composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, to be aged 18 months in 100% new barriques. It has a pH of 3.7, 14.5% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 95. Very deep purple-black in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant, showy scents of cinnamon stick, wilted roses, star anise, fallen leaves and Ceylon tea with a core of blackcurrant cordial, black cherry compote, violets, chocolate mint and espresso plus a waft of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, opulent and decadently fruited with layer upon layer of black/blue fruit and floral nuances, it has an exquisitely ripe, fine-grained frame and fantastic freshness supporting the multifaceted, beguiling fruit, finishing with tons of fragrant flowers and mineral sparks. At once beautifully elegant and wonderfully bold. About 7,000 cases of the grand vin will be produced, really focusing on the area around the estate. 97-99 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "This is so layered and beautiful with incredible tannin quality. Full-bodied with a caressing texture that reminds me of the finest cashmere. So layered. You want to swallow this. Brings a smile to the face. Wow. So well crafted. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com "The grand vin of this terrific estate, the 2018 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is based on 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that will spend 18 months in new barrels. It's as classy as they come, boasting a deep purple/blue color as well as awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, crushed rock-like minerality, and violets. Haute couture at its finest, with full-bodied richness, building structure and tannins, and remarkable purity, it's certainly in the same ballpark as the magical 2016. It will be approachable in just 4-5 years yet keep for 40+. 97-100 points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Duhart Milon 75cl £325 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château Duhart Milon 75cl £650 per case of 12 IB
"Black core with barely a rim. So wonderfully scented, like the Clerc Milon. Bla... Read more
"Black core with barely a rim. So wonderfully scented, like the Clerc Milon. Blackcurrant tea, pure cassis, almost floral, but so pretty. Firm and dry but super-refined on the palate, dry tannic finesse. Finely balanced for the long term. Dark and savoury and full of such refined elegance and dark finesse. A beauty. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2018 Duhart-Milon is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, with the Cabernet Sauvignon harvested September 25 to October 4 and the Merlot harvested September 17-25, and it has 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, woodsmoke, potpourri and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, rich and laden with layers of black fruit preserves and spices, it has a velvety texture and just enough freshness, finishing long. Very impressive—the densest, most opulent Duhart I have tasted! 93-95 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "A wine that is often austere during En Primeur but is here showing its seductive side with a generous texture lending a wonderful richness through the palate giving it the feel of a 2009, although clearly loaded with tannins, but of a softer style than 2010 or 2016. It has a juiciness rippling with bramble fruit on the attack, then the herb, slate and liquorice root come in through the mid-palate adding complexity and gravitas. Harvest took place between 17 September and 4 October. 73IPT. Drinking Window 2026-2040. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "This is a very powerful Duhart with blackcurrant and blackberry character. Lots of graphite and black tea. Full-bodied and muscular with lots of formed muscles and great length. Could be best ever? 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com "The 2018 Château Duhart-Milon checks in as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot that hit 14% alcohol. Beautiful black currants, smoked earth, chocolate, and damp earth notes flow to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant Duhart-Milon that has ultra-fine tannins, a weightless texture, terrific balance, and a great finish. Seemingly all about finesse and elegance, it builds nicely on the palate and has a great finish. It should match or exceed the brilliant 2009. 94-96+ points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Enclos Tourmaline 75cl £309 per case of 3 IB
"Wow. The purity of fruit in this wine is stupendous with crushed raspberries an... Read more
"Wow. The purity of fruit in this wine is stupendous with crushed raspberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, very layered and gorgeous with superbly fine yet forceful tannins and a driven finish. A triumph. Pure-merlot magic here. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2018 Château Enclos Tourmaline 75cl £1,236 per case of 12 IB
Red 2018 Château Figeac 75cl £1,086 per case of 6 IB
"Inky with purple rim. A little bit spicy on the nose, scented and ripe but not ... Read more
"Inky with purple rim. A little bit spicy on the nose, scented and ripe but not overripe, that touch of nutmeg that I found on the Nénin. Ripe and pure. Very smooth and rich on the palate, remarkably soft when you know the quantity of tannins. Smooth and accessible, rounded and luxurious but balanced by the freshness. Grainy texture but fine grained. Second tasting of a cooler sample (the temporary tasting room was a tent and the samples warmed up quickly when the sun was out): fragrant with small black berries, opens up to a more scented beauty, still some spice but also a hint of roses. Greater finesse and freshness at a cooler temperature. Concentrated but so round on the finish. More Cabernet Sauvignon would have given a hardness on the finish, says Faye. Cool chalky finesse. Fine-grained persistence and freshness with a surprising juiciness on the finish. Drink 2024-2034. 18 points." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019 "Back to a more traditional blend after last year's frost impact, Figeac has done a wonderful job of harnessing the opulence of the vintage while maintaining freshness. This is extremely focussed and precise, with a silky texture and inky depths, developing complexity as the flavours unfurl. These are big tannins but they steal up on you, doing that subtle creep that's such a marker of the vintage. Powerful, utterly gorgeous and clearly a wine that will age well, this is equal to the estate's excellent 2016. Harvest ran from 17 September to 12 October, giving a 39hl/ha yield (with 70% organic farming, 30% bio-control). 65% of the crop went into the grand vin. 3.7pH. Drinking Window 2027 – 2042. 98 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 "The 2018 Figeac is simply magnificent. A regal, soaring wine with tremendous vertical lift and nuance, the 2018 is marvelously complete from the very first taste. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. Medium in body and refined, the 2018 is vibrant, with fine tannins and, frankly, quite a bit more freshness than I expected to see given the very dry, sunny summer. Rose petal, mint, lavender and spice add nuance to a core of red/purplish fruit. Harvest started on September 17 and finished on October 12. Yields were 39 hectoliters per hectare, just shy of the historical average of 42/32...The 2018 Figeac is brilliant. That's all there is to it....96-99 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 "Tasting like a hypothetical blend of the 2015 and 2016, the 2018 Château Figeac offers that rare mix of elegance and sexiness that makes it the most Médoc-like wine from the Right Bank...it offers a saturated purple color as well as incredible notes of liquid violets, exotic flowers, crème de cassis, and spice box. Full-bodied, multi-dimensional, flawlessly balanced, and with awesome purity of fruit, it's going to flirt with perfection in 4-5 years and keep for 3-4 decades or more. Hats off to director Frédéric Faye for another viscerally thrilling wine that's up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. 97-99 points." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019 "Deep purple-black in color, it charges out of the gate with vivacious black and red cherries, cassis, warm plums and wild blueberries scents plus fragrant hints of violets, star anise, tilled soil and forest floor with wafts of Ceylon tea and chocolate box. Full-bodied and jam-packed with energetic, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid, firm, grainy frame and loads of bright, refreshing sparks lifting the dense layers on the very long, savory finish. Wow—the Cabernet really makes itself known this vintage, and it is good. The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that this is a Bordeaux wine without peers. In my view, this is the finest Figeac ever produced. 97-99 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019) "This shows wonderful precision and focus with dark-berry, tobacco, and blueberry character. Full-bodied, tight and vivid. Solid and structured. Really powerful for Figeac. The real new style here of Figeac that harkens back to the great wines of the 1950s and 1940s. This year, equal parts of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. 98-99 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019 "This is pretty gorgeous, with a velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage. 97-100 points." James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Fonbel 75cl £160 per case of 12 IB
Lovely concentration of red and black fruits, beautifully supple tannins and goo... Read more
Lovely concentration of red and black fruits, beautifully supple tannins and good balance. This should drink relatively early. RKL "Always one of the more accessible of the Vauthier range, this is really good in 2018. It's rich and lyrical, with lovely aromatics and great clarity to the raspberry and redcurrant flavours. It has firm but flexible tannins, and is altogether rather delicious. Touches of spice reveal themselves on the finish. Harvested 24 September to 8 October with a 30hl/ha yield. 30% new oak.Drinking Window 2024-2036. 91 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "A juicy and rich young wine with lots of fruit and density. Round and soft tannins with hints of freshness at the same time. 91-92 points" jamessuckling.com "Made up of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carménère, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Fonbel gives up spicy notes of Sichuan pepper, cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of warm red and black cherries, mulberries and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has wonderful freshness and a soft, creamy texture supporting the vibrant red and black fruit preserves flavors, finishing with a peppery lift. 91-93 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château Gazin 75cl £750 per case of 12 IB
Lovely core of ripe fruit, very good intensity. Good depth, lots of tannin and v... Read more
Lovely core of ripe fruit, very good intensity. Good depth, lots of tannin and very long. Vibrant red and black fruit, likely a long-lived Gazin. RKL "The 2018 Gazin was impressive all three times I tasted it. Powerful and vibrant, with terrific persistence, the 2018 has more than enough supporting structure to balance the natural richness of the year. Grilled herbs, scorched earth, iron, licorice, mint and dried flowers give the red/purplish toned fruit a decidedly savory dimension that is hugely attractive. Some samples showed quite a bit of tannin, but the wine has more than enough breadth to develop beautifully during élevage and beyond. Tasted three times." (Score not released as at 02.05.19). Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com April 2019 "This is very tight and polished with a compact and beautiful palate of blackberries, currants and black olives. Full-bodied yet structurally solid with a very long finish. 94-95 points." James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com April 2019 "Dark plum and blackberry reduction flavors pick up light ganache and licorice snap notes along the way. Has the vintage's grip on the back end, giving this a serious feel. 93-96 points." The Wine Spectator, April 2019. Close
Red 2018 Château Giscours 75cl £546 per case of 12 IB
Red 2018 Château Gloria 75cl £347 per case of 12 IB
Mid-way between the concentrated expression of Leoville-Poyferre and the austeri... Read more
Mid-way between the concentrated expression of Leoville-Poyferre and the austerity of Talbot. Very finely balanced, with fine chalky tannins, hedgerow fruits with no hint of over-extraction, perfectly judged in 2018 by the look of this cask sample. RKL "Gloria is fast becoming one of the most exciting insider wines of the entire Bordeaux region, and that rare species of a non-classified St-Julien. The fruit here is brambly, textured and autumnal, and again the alcohol seems generous but balanced, with plenty of St-Julien finesse. It has a feeling of not needing to go too far to convince anyone. This is some austerity here but there's a bounce to the tannins through the mid-palate, while the alcohol is clearly there but not dominant, helped I would expect by relatively generous yields of 46hl/ha. Very good quality. Drinking Window 2027 - 2040. 93 points." Jane Anson, Decanter April 2019. "The 2018 Gloria is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up expressive notions of warm red and black currants, black cherries and boysenberries with hints of spice cake, cedar chest, pencil lead and menthol. Full-bodied with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins, it has a lively line cutting through the dense, savory layers, finishing on a lingering spicy note. The blend is currently 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated aging is for 14 months in oak barriques, 40% new. 92-94 points." Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate April 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 75cl £670 per case of 12 IB
Lots of perfumed violets and delicate spice on the nose, dark cassis fruit and f... Read more
Lots of perfumed violets and delicate spice on the nose, dark cassis fruit and fresh acidity. Very focused on the palate, with the intense, firm tannins giving way to fruit on the finish. Plenty of evidence of elegance and freshness, GPL seems to be moving towards a more restrained style, based on the evidence of this year. RKL "This is a deep and beautiful 2018 with blackcurrant, wet-earth and fresh-tobacco undertones. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Gorgeous finish. The tannins kick in at the end. Fine texture. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "Another success from Grand-Puy-Lacoste – it's bright and full of juice, prioritising vibrancy over power. As such, it has a touch less Pauillac typicity than in the absolutely brilliant 2016 vintage at this estate, although as it unfurls through the palate you do get the menthol, cassis and smoked cedar that is just such a beautiful sign of ripe Cabernet up in this corner of the world. They were extremely careful with extraction because of the high alcohols, so grapes underwent the shortest maceration to date with no pumping over just an infusion during the extraction process. Drinking Window 2026-2040. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "A wine of precision, energy and nuance, the 2018 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berry fruit grace this exquisite, nuanced Pauillac. Medium in body, understated and classy, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the highlights of the year. In a word: impeccable. The 2018 is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot from yields of 40 hectoliters per hectare. 93-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Close
Red 2018 Château Gruaud Larose 75cl £660 per case of 12 IB
Not so full-bodied as some other wines from this commune at the same level, clas... Read more
Not so full-bodied as some other wines from this commune at the same level, classical and exact, with fresh acidity emphasizing hedgerow and red fruits and some cedar notes. Suspect there is more generous black fruit here waiting to reveal itself with some time in bottle. RKL "This is good quality, not exactly generous but clearly carefully extracted - they kept the simultaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentations to between 24°C and 26°C. It's packed full of flavour, with real precision to the fruit. Bramble and hedgerow scents suggest a firm acidity and a structure that's built to last, while still being appetising and full of pleasure. As it opens in the glass, liquorice and dark chocolate come to the fore. A wine that will age well without question. 85% new oak. Drinking Window 2027-2040. 94 points". Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "This is really generous and rolls off the tongue with ripe and velvety tannins and a fresh undertone. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Extremely long and flavorful. Very complex already. 95-96 points". Jamessuckling.com "The 2018 Gruaud Larose is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.88 and 14.2% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of menthol, lilacs, licorice and cloves plus wafts of fallen leaves and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with a taut core of ripe, densely packed, muscular fruit, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Very exotic Gruaud! 95-97 points". Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château Haut Bages Libéral 75cl £365 per case of 12 IB
Tremendous intensity, quite hard on initial tasting but returning to it the dept... Read more
Tremendous intensity, quite hard on initial tasting but returning to it the depth of fruit becomes apparent, hedgerow freshness to the fruit suggesting another property which has succeeded in making a fresh, lively wine in this vintage. RKL. "A more unfussy than slick wine, less sumptuous than some as is often the case with this estate, but as you sit with it you start to realise there's real quality here. It has a juiciness and integrity to the cassis and bilberry fruit, alongside brambles and hedgerows, with chewy tannins that build slowly through the palate providing a welcoming cushion of support. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040. 92 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com April 2019. "A fantastic wine with lovely depth of ripe fruit and transparency and beauty. Full bodied. Succulent and rich tannins to the gorgeous fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. 96-97 points." James Suckling, jamessuckling.com April 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Haut Bailly 75cl £1,040 per case of 12 IB
Fragrant and floral on the nose, with deep, dark succulent black fruit, fine cha... Read more
Fragrant and floral on the nose, with deep, dark succulent black fruit, fine chalky, tannins (concentrated by the low amount of water at harvest) and lots of minerality on the palate. Lots of layered complexity on the palate, savoury (coffee), earthy herbal notes adding layers to the richness of the fruit. RKL "Black core. Intense black fruit, less open than Haut-Bailly II, as you might expect, but just as intense in fruit. Deep, more chewy than velvety but the layers of tannin are very fine, there are just a lot of them. A more savoury quality on the palate than in the Haut-Bailly II. Packed with fruit but all coiled up on itself. Big but nothing sticks out. Clean, dry, dark-chocolate finish. Very ripe Cabernet cassis but with the freshness of the Merlot (they always pick the Cabernet late and the Merlot early). Juicy at the core. Big, harmonious and smooth. Embryonically elegant in its power and concentration. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "The 2018 Haut-Bailly speaks with real authority and class. Deeply spiced notes lead into a core of red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, licorice, new leather, menthol and tobacco. Vivid and dramatic in bearing, the 2018 possesses striking resonance from start to finish. There is plenty of tannin as well, but it is pretty much buried by the sheer luxuriousness of the fruit, while the mid-palate and saline-infused finish show terrific freshness as well as purity. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com "...harvested September 17 to October 9, and the wine has 14.4% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it opens slowly with profound notions of Black Forest cake, crème de cassis, roasted nuts and black olives, unfurling to reveal notions of menthol, crushed rocks, molten licorice and chargrilled meat plus a hint of lilacs. Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with layer upon layer of vibrant black fruits and mineral nuances, it has a solid backbone of firm, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with compelling restraint and exciting energy. 96-98+ points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "Incredible depth of fruit to this with a center palate that shows superb character and texture. I love the hazelnut and coffee-bean undertones to the beautiful fruit, which shows great finesse. Full-bodied yet compact and tight, giving a sense of agility and flight to the wine. Extremely tight and polished tannins. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com "This is a serious 2018, structured, layered and full of Haut-Bailly signature. The texture is striking, with the silkiness emphasised by a pH of 3.87 and a relatively high alcohol that is effortlessly integrated into the body of the wine. The complexity builds slowly through the palate but the persisting feeling is of menthol, a lifting off and peeling back of the intensity, revealing the fresher more nuanced notes underneath. There's a lot of the 2015 character here, in terms of its enjoyable structure and generous fruit, but it's more like 2016 in its serious finish, and there's no question that this will age well. The IPT is 86, more than the 84 measured in the 2010, but you don't feel it in the same way here. 5% Cabernet Franc completes the blend, co-fermented with Petit Verdot because they like the balance that it gives. 21hl/ha yield. Drinking Window 2027-2042. 98 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "A wine that's going to flirt with perfection...its deep purple color is followed by a fabulous bouquet of pure crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, graphite, and damp earth. An incredibly powerful, opulent wine, it nevertheless has sensational purity as well as the freshness and elegance that's the hallmark of this terrific estate. It will drink well in just a few years yet keep for 20-25 years or more. 97-100 points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Haut Batailley 75cl £520 per case of 12 IB
"Dark and pure on the nose just a touch stony/smoky to add finesse to the fruit.... Read more
"Dark and pure on the nose just a touch stony/smoky to add finesse to the fruit. Oak is quite evident on the palate but there's fruit to fill it out. Less aromatic than the second wine (new name: Verso) but there's still a restraint and subtlety in a powerful vintage. Long on the finish yet the persistence is gentle. Fine-grained tannin texture. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "This is a lovely wine from the second vintage under Lynch Bages' ownership, full of power and poise and controlled precision. It has a slightly unusual blend owing to a greater proportion of Merlot than has been used in previous vintages, but it doesn't suffer in terms of concentration due to the thick skins and structure of the Merlots in 2018, and what you get instead is a creamy, velvety texture through the mid palate. It has lots of tannins but they have the enrobed quality that comes from the higher than usual alcohols, and are extremely seductive. It's more lightly framed than the Lynch Bages, as it was in 2017, and is enjoyable. 3.61pH. 81IPT. Drinking Window 2024-2036 93 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Blended of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot aging in 60% new barriques, the 2018 Haut Batailley is very deep purple-black in color and takes some coaxing to reveal profound notes of dark chocolate, crème de cassis, blueberry pie and anise with waves of raspberry pie, lavender and Indian spices. Full, very tightly would and jam-packed with layers of crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long with a mineral hint coming through. 92-94 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com "I can't remember a Haut-Batailley this tannic, yet the tannins are savory and very ripe with beauty and purity. Full-bodied, chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com "The grand vin 2018 Château Haut-Batailley is a beauty and is comprised of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot brought up in 60% new French oak. It's an attractive, elegantly styled wine that has lots of juicy Merlot notes of black cherries, graphite, scorched earth, and spice. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and with terrific purity on the palate, this brilliant Pauillac is going to be approachable in just a few years and will evolve gracefully. This wine hit 14.3% alcohol with 3.61 pH and an IPT of 81. My money is on it being one of the best to date from this estate. 93-95+ points" Jebdunnuck.com Close
Red 2018 Château Haut Brion 75cl £2,450 per case of 6 IB
Dark black fruits, with floral and spiced (Curry Plant) aromas, with some meaty,... Read more
Dark black fruits, with floral and spiced (Curry Plant) aromas, with some meaty, animal notes. The fruit seems locked away at this stage but there is clearly an enormous amount going on here beneath the surface. Very sustained on the palate with nothing overdone. Tannins are super-integrated, something resinous about the mouthfeel. Great complexity and resounding length. Hard to like for now but will be easy to love as it ages. RKL "Deepest black-cherry colour. Much more subdued on the nose than La Mission but has intense purity. Finely textured and yet dense, the freshness lifting it off the ground even with all the underlying power. Deep-rooted purity and wonderful persistence, all tied up and just with that slight rocky character that finishes dry but not drying. Impressive elegance in a powerful vintage. Firm, dry and yet so much more supple than many wines. Very slightly toasty on the finish but the oak is swallowed by the fruit. Drink 2028-2048. 18 points." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019 "Haut-Brion majors on the black fruit spectrum and it looks dark and menacing warning off all-comers. The tannins are superb here and they have none of the dryness and tart characteristics of La Mission, preferring to be super-fine and powdery. They don't get in the way of the flow, but the fruit, while complete, is refusing to budge an inch. I can detect some serious complexity here but this is a belligerent wine and it refuses to open up in the glass. The intensity of the flavour is staggering and I venture that this will be another great Haut-Brion, but you have to be extremely patient for it to emerge from its chrysalis. 19+ points." Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019 "A beautiful Haut-Brion that combines generosity and elegance. It's rich, and velvety, with a vibrant ruby rim, all conveying structure and a sense of power. The flavour floods in through the mid-palate, displaying wonderfully vibrant blackberry, blueberry, slate, touches of blond tobacco, freshly cut herbs and exotic spicing. You can feel in the texture that it's a warm year, not holding back. It's powerful but elegant and unforced at the same time, with some brambled edges that give a welcome sense of acidity and a touch of bitterness...Drinking Window 2027 – 2044. 98 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 "Deep purple-black in color, it is much more closed than the La Mission. It holds back for the first few minutes, reticent to reveal what slowly uncoils to give wave after wave of exotic spices—cardamom, cassis, star anise and fenugreek—over an opulent core of red roses, Black Forest cake, warm cassis and black raspberries with nuances of cigar box, crushed rocks, truffles, tilled black soil, iron ore and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is truly profound, with restrained black fruit and spice layers slowly offering mineral sparks and savory suggestions within a rock-solid frame of firm, super fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This will take longer to come around than the La Mission, but it will be well worth the wait. 97-99+ points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019 "...as deeply colored as its stablemate but has a darker, smoky bouquet of blackcurrants, roasted herbs, tobacco, and gravelly earth. Silky, polished, and ethereally textured on the palate, with beautiful tannins as well as mid-palate density, it's one of the most regal, classic wines in the vintage. 97-99 points." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019 "The length and texture to this wine is so very impressive. It's not so much the sheer power that is impressive here, rather the form, tension and exquisite form that the abundant, fine-grained tannins provide. It lasts for minutes on the palate. A classic beauty in the making. 98-99 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château La Chenade 75cl £145 per case of 12 IB
Seemingly riper on the nose with lovely, leafy Cab Franc notes in evidence. Swee... Read more
Seemingly riper on the nose with lovely, leafy Cab Franc notes in evidence. Sweeter on entry than the Saintayme with delicious red fruit flavours combining with the darker, plummy fruits. Elegant and very long. RKL "This is super fresh and juicy - an easy wine to recommend. It's full of well-ripened autumnal fruits and is in fact pretty concentrated in terms of flavours – a wine that shows just how fully the grapes ripened on gravel soils in 2018 and yet maintains its floral aromatics and sense of easy elegance. 30% new oak was used. A yield of 40hl/ha. Drinking Window 2024-2038. 92 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "This is really delicious and fresh with lovely dark berries and purity at the same time. Medium body, fine tannins and a lovely finish. 92-93 points" jamessuckling.com Close
Red 2018 Château La Conseillante 75cl £1,008 per case of 6 IB
"This is extremely good quality with a lovely persistency, luscious and luxuriou... Read more
"This is extremely good quality with a lovely persistency, luscious and luxurious with richly textured tannins that place you perfectly in the heart of Pomerol. It's inky and concentrated with clear liquorice from the start and an abundance of flowers and fruit; violets and iris followed by black chocolate alongside subtleties of woodsmoke and coffee that curl out of the glass after a few minutes. It has bouncy tannins with a 95IPT but they're so hugely silky that you can be pretty sure this is going to age every bit as well as the 2016. They continued with all biodynamic and organic farming here except for one treatment during flowering against mildew which meant they had to stop the certification process. 3% will be aged in amphoras, the rest in barrel. Michel Rolland consults. A yield of 32hl/ha. 3.65pH. Drinking Window 2028 – 2044. 97 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 "The 2018 La Conseillante is magnificent. A wine of real vertical lift and explosiveness, the 2018 is distinguished by its spine of energy, freshness and purity of fruit. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, mocha, lavender spice and mint develop in the glass, but it is the wine's overall sense of harmony that truly stands out. The 2018 showed tremendous vibrancy and vitality, with superb mid-palate richness and phenomenal balance all three times I tasted it. It is without question one of the wines of the vintage. The blend is 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage that includes a touch of wine aged in amphora, just 3%. Don't miss it! 95-98 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 "The 2018 La Conseillante is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.65 pH and 14% alcohol. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare; Merlot was harvested September 19 to October 1, and Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 4. Very deep purple-black colored, it comes charging out of the gate with energetic notes of wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and warm black plums plus hints of lilacs, damp soil, cardamom and cloves with gentle wafts of cast iron pan and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with elegant black fruit and earthy layers, framed by soft, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. 96-98+ points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, April 2019 "This is a forceful red, showing blueberry and blackberry character with violets and light wet earth. Clarity and beauty with so much transparency and focus. Full-bodied, firm and silky with lots of white-pepper and salt undertones. 97-98 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019 "The 2018 Château La Conseillante checks in as a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak, with a small amount in amphora. Yields here were a light 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the 2018 is a respectable 13.5% natural alcohol. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux commented that the secret to the vintage was to be a lazy winemaker (i.e. hands off). Her 2018 boasts a saturated purple color as well as incredible purity in its blue and black fruits, spice, liquid flower, and violet-like characteristics. Full-bodied, pure and seamless on the palate as well, it's flawlessly balanced, with building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It's going to flirt with perfection. Hats off to Marielle for another magical wine from this estate, which has quickly risen into the top echelon of estates in Bordeaux. 97-100 points." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £1,500 per case of 6 IB
Red 2018 Château La Mission Haut Brion 75cl £3,000 per case of 12 IB
Restrained and not overt on the nose, but fresh blackcurrant and blackberry frui... Read more
Restrained and not overt on the nose, but fresh blackcurrant and blackberry fruits in evidence, confirmed on the palate with stupendous minerality and slightly dry on the finish. Very ripe and fine filigree tannins sustain the wine through the mid-palate and finish as it unfolds. RKL "Deepest crimson with very dark core. Intense, pure aromatic cassis and a hint of cassis leaf, though fully ripe. Smells very Cabernet. And the tannins are upright and structured but extremely lithe and supple. No thickness here. Agile. Just a little chewy on the finish. So seemingly approachable and full of energy. 17.5+ points" jancisrobinson.com (JH) "An extremely fine Mission, just beginning to say its piece. It's dense, gorgeously velvety in texture and bursting with fruit and energy. On the palate you get liquorice and dark chocolate notes, showing clear generosity while easily walking the line of balance. The longer it sits in the glass, the more the minerality takes hold on the mid-palate, doling out its tiny sparks of electricity and holding your attention. The subtle smoke, freshly cut herbs and tight tannins steal up on you, planting their flag in the finish. Drinking Window 2023 - 2032. 97 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine "Straight up awesome notes of black raspberries, smoked earth, melted licorice, and tobacco all emerge from this deeply colored 2018, and it develops a beautiful violet and floral quality with time in the glass. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, with subtle background oak and sweet tannins, it's one sexy yet also seamless 2018 that does everything right. 97-99 points" Jebdunnuck.com "Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal a beguiling nose of earth and soft-spoken fruit, opening with wild blueberries, wet slate, pencil lead and fresh black cherries giving way to a serious core of blackcurrant cordial, baked plums and wild sage, and then exposing delicate wafts of rose hip tea and candied violets. Full-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound and super intense with amazing restraint and energy focused around very firm, exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing incredibly long and fantastically multilayered. Extraordinary wine. 98-100 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château Lafite - Carruades de Lafite 75cl £2,195 per case of 12 IB
"This is an extremely fine-grained Carraudes with a complex character of chocola... Read more
"This is an extremely fine-grained Carraudes with a complex character of chocolate, walnut, cedar and a hint of graphite. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and chewy but, at the same time, agile and light. Savory finish. Special. 95-96 points." James Suckling "The second wine of Lafite is the 2018 Carruades De Lafite (56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc). This ruby/purple colored effort offers classic Lafite elegance and purity as well as lead pencil, red and black currants, and tobacco. Elegant, silky, ultra-fine and beautifully balanced, with ripe tannins, it's a smoking second wine that's going to keep for 2-3 decades. 94-96 points." Jeb Dunnuck Close
Red 2018 Château Lafon Rochet 75cl £384 per case of 12 IB
Lots of freshness, energy and life here. Supple and forward, the blackcurrant a... Read more
Lots of freshness, energy and life here. Supple and forward, the blackcurrant and cassis fruit is very accessible, but under-pinned by a great structure. RKL "I presume Basile Tesseron is feeling pretty relieved that he decided not to continue with organics in February 2018, as the ability to be more flexible with treatments proved pretty important during the rest of the season. The result is very good, full of juice and life, with crunchy blackberry and cassis fruits that are up there in expression with the 2016. It has clear quality, but is also pretty austere, with good slate minerality and touches of hedgerow. It feels like a wine with good life ahead and something to say. 4% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. Harvested 24 September to 11 October. 3.7pH. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038. 94 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 A wine of lovely finesse the 2018 Lafon-Rochet offers a striking combination of fruit density and nuance, all in an understated style that is quite appealing. Dark cherry, sweet tobacco, menthol, dried flowers and mint all run through this silky, supple Saint-Estèphe. As always, Lafon-Rochet is one of the more laid back, elegant wines of the appellation. Even so, the 2018 has lovely mid-palate sweetness and silky tannins, both of which add to its considerable appeal. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Yields were a healthy 50 hectoliters per hectare, higher than the average, which is closer to 42-45. 92-95 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Lagrange 75cl £420 per case of 12 IB
Dense on the nose but the dark black cassis fruit is evident, in massive concent... Read more
Dense on the nose but the dark black cassis fruit is evident, in massive concentration without giving the impression of being over-extracted. Lots of spicy intensity on the palate too, whilst still being balanced. A bit of a bruiser...in a good way. Given time this should be a very impressive Lagrange indeed. RKL "The 2018 Lagrange is off the charts. Bold, plush and beautifully resonant in the glass, the 2018 possesses tremendous richness and textural intensity. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, espresso, mint and licorice build in a racy, sumptuous Lagrange loaded with personality. The 2018 is one of the best recent vintages I have tasted. Tasted two times. 92-95 points." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com April "This rivals the 2016 for sure, although the sense of gravity is perhaps just a little less effortless as it was in that incredible vintage. It's closed in and tight on the nose with slightly reductive notes, but it opens up after a few minutes to reveal another good quality St-Julien. A serious wine, it has well structured walls and a moat around the cassis fruit. It's not quite at the level of 2010 but is halfway there, making you stop and think before its gentle power takes over. Drinking Window 2027 - 2040. 94 points." Jane Anson, Decanter April 2019. Close
Red 2018 Château Langoa Barton 75cl £435 per case of 12 IB
Lovely ripeness evident on the nose here; rich entry to the palate with a delici... Read more
Lovely ripeness evident on the nose here; rich entry to the palate with a delicious chewy sweetness. The tannins are very firm and the overall sense is of balance but considerable power. RKL "There's real freshness to the crushed-raspberry and blueberry character of this young red. Medium-to full-bodied and zingy with energetic tannins. Crisp finish. Lovely purity of fruit to this. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com "The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Langoa Barton is slightly shy at this nascent stage, revealing wonderfully pure, warm red and black currant scents with nuances of blueberry preserves, chocolate mint, smoked meat and a waft of bouquet garni. Full-bodied, rich and sporting a lot of vibrant, juicy fruit in the mouth, it has firm, rounded tannins and a lively backbone lifting the fruit to a good, long finish. 92-94 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert.Parker.com Close
Red 2018 Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £1,300 per case of 6 IB
Initially quite closed and unapproachable, but with endless finesse and and a re... Read more
Initially quite closed and unapproachable, but with endless finesse and and a reassuringly dry note on the palate suggesting balance. Tannins are noticeably finer than the Petite L'Eglise and there is more minerality and freshness. Gradually unfurls in the glass to show black cherry and other deep black fruits, but retaining the savoury impression overall. Very fine and for long-ageing. RKL "This is rich, with layers upon layers of black chocolate, ripe fleshy blackberries and raspberries tempered by acidity and tannins that support, pushing the entire palate slowly onwards and upwards. It has all the generosity of the vintage but tempered with Durantou's amazing ability to sculpt freshness out of the fruit his vineyards deliver. It's immensely seductive and powerful with more evident flesh than the 2016 – a wine that's going to run and run. Drinking Window 2028 – 2040. 97 points." Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019 "Maintaining freshness in the wine was a priority for Denis Durantou at L'Eglise Clinet. "The pH developed quite quickly," he said. "We had to test it every day; we had made a conscious decision to pick before it got too high. At a maximum of 3.7 pH, we pick. As soon as we have an evolution—a flavor change—we decide to pick." Merlot was picked September 18-26 and Cabernet Franc on September 28. The resulting wine has a 3.63 pH and 14.5% alcohol and will be aged in 70% new barriques. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 L'Eglise Clinet is deep purple-black in color and opens with beguiling truffles, forest floor, mossy bark and black tea scents, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves, licorice and candied violets plus wafts of tar and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, concentrated and jam-packed with muscular fruit, the velvety-textured palate delivers layer upon layer of savory and earthy accents, finishing with a lingering mineral lift. 96-98 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, April 2019 "The 2018 L'Eglise-Clinet is a powerful, tightly wound wine. In fact, it is one of the most reticent Pomerols I tasted, which makes it hard to evaluate today but probably bodes extremely well for the future. Dark and brooding in the glass, the 2018 has too much to offer. A wine of real gravitas and power, the 2018 is likely to need the better part of the next decade to open up, and even that probably won't be enough. Spice, leather, lavender, rose petal and tobacco gradually develop in the glass, but what really comes through is the sheer depth and intensity of the year. 95-98 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 "One of the true "wow" wines in the vintage, the 2018 Château l'Eglise-Clinet is a blockbuster offering stunning notes of black currants, roasted herbs, truffle, earth, and graphite. It's a ripe, voluptuous, and incredibly opulent wine that has full-bodied richness, no hard edges, silky tannins, and gorgeous length. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, all harvest in September, and raised in 70% new oak. It has remarkable purity, as well as balance, and will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades or more. 96-98 points." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019 "Lush in feel, with boysenberry reduction and crushed plum flavors, carried by a polished, solid structure. A mineral hint filters through on the finish, adding length and cut. 95-98 points." James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2019 "This is incredibly powerful with fantastic depth and length. It goes on for minutes. Full-bodied yet so tight and intense. Blackberries and hints of spice. It has such energy and persistence. It is a wine that makes you really reflect. Bravo. Tiny production. 99-100 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019 Close
Red 2018 Château Léoville Barton 75cl £755 per case of 12 IB
Cassis and violets on the nose. Structured, muscular and weighty on the palate.... Read more
Cassis and violets on the nose. Structured, muscular and weighty on the palate. Very textural, tannins far more powerful but also more refined than anything so far in this flight with lots of mineral character. Restrained and elegant, fruit balanced by savoury notes, great concentration, likely very long-lived and will need some time in bottle before drinking. RKL. "The 2018 Léoville-Barton is fabulous. Graphite, gravel, crème de cassis, mint, violet, spice and exotic spices are some of the many notes that infuse this stunningly beautiful unctuous Saint-Julien. In 2018 Léoville-Barton has an extra dimension of volume and resonance, yet it never loses its super-classic mid-weight structure and regal bearing....93-96 points." Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019 "Deep garnet-purple in color...simply sings of crushed black cherries, blackcurrant cordial and wild blueberries with touches of violets, dark chocolate, allspice and cardamom with a waft of stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited in the mouth, the generous fruit has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and layered. 94-96 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019 "....While never the most showy or opulent, this team always fashions a fresh, focused, incredibly age-worthy wine, and the 2018 follows suit, revealing a vivid purple color, notes of crème de cas