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WHITE 1893 2 bottles Château d'Yquem 75cl £4,500 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1893 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£4,500 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1920 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,650 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1920 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£3,650 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1929 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,200 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1929 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£2,200 per bottle
DP
Tasting Notes"The 1929 Yquem ranks as one of the greatest Sauternes that I have ever tasted. It was picked between 20 September and 9 October, some sugar levels reaching 26° potential alcohol. Limpid golden in colour, it has an intense bouquet with blood orange, Japanese yuzu, elderflower and golden raisins that are all delivered with the most breath-taking definition. The palate is perfectly balanced, symmetrical even, its acidity effortlessly slicing through the concentrated, rich botrytised fruit. This ranks as one of the most penetrating bottles of Yquem that I have tasted, perhaps only equaled by the 1945. Monumental. Tasted at Epure restaurant in Hong Kong. Drinking Window: 2022 - 2045. 100 points." Neal Martin, Feb '22
WHITE 1947 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £3,600 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1947 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£3,600 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1949 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,700 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1949 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£1,700 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1953 1 bottle Château Haut Brion Blanc 75cl £395 per bottle Château Haut Brion Blanc
1953 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£395 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1955 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £895 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1955 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£895 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1957 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,495 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1957 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£1,495 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1961 2 bottles Château Coutet 75cl £150 per bottle Château Coutet
1961 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£150 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1966 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £895 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1966 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£895 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1967 6 bottles Château Suduiraut 75cl £280 per bottle Château Suduiraut
1967 / 6 bottles / 75cl
£280 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1970 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £660 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1970 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£660 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1971 2 bottles Château d'Yquem 75cl £750 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1971 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£750 per bottle
DP
WHITE 1999 1 bottle Château d'Yquem 75cl £295 per bottle Château d'Yquem
1999 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£295 per bottle
DP
WHITE 2001 3 bottles Château Rieussec 75cl £120 per bottle Château Rieussec
2001 / 3 bottles / 75cl
£120 per bottle
IB
WHITE 2003 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £2,800 per case of 12 Château d'Yquem
2003 / 1 case / 75cl
£2,800 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2003 4 bottles Château Rieussec 75cl £27 per bottle Château Rieussec
2003 / 4 bottles / 75cl
£27 per bottle
DP
Tasting Notes"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
WHITE 2005 1 case Château Carbonnieux Blanc 75cl £180 per case of 12 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
2005 / 1 case / 75cl
£180 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2005 1 case Château de Fargues 75cl £630 per case of 12 Château de Fargues
2005 / 1 case / 75cl
£630 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2005 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £520 per case of 12 Château Suduiraut
2005 / 1 case / 75cl
£520 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2007 2 cases Château Doisy Vedrines Half bottle £260 per case of 24 Château Doisy Vedrines
2007 / 2 cases / Half bottle
£260 per case of 24
IB
WHITE 2007 1 bottle Château d'Yquem - Y' d'Yquem 75cl £110 per bottle Château d'Yquem
Y' d'Yquem
2007 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£110 per bottle
DP
WHITE 2007 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £450 per case of 12 Château Suduiraut
2007 / 1 case / 75cl
£450 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2008 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,350 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2008 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,350 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2009 3 cases Château Climens 75cl £295 per case of 6 Château Climens
2009 / 3 cases / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2009 1 case Château de Fargues 75cl £740 per case of 12 Château de Fargues
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£740 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2009 2 cases Château Pape Clement Blanc 75cl £1,710 per case of 6 Château Pape Clement Blanc
2009 / 2 cases / 75cl
£1,710 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2009 1 case Château Rabaud Promis 75cl £450 per case of 12 Château Rabaud Promis
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£450 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2009 1 case Château Raymond Lafon Half bottle £280 per case of 24 Château Raymond Lafon
2009 / 1 case / Half bottle
£280 per case of 24
IB
WHITE 2009 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £370 per case of 12 Château Rieussec
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£370 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2009 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £600 per case of 12 Château Suduiraut
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£600 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2009 8 cases Clos Floridene Blanc 75cl £150 per case of 12 Clos Floridene Blanc
2009 / 8 cases / 75cl
£150 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2010 1 case Château Raymond Lafon 75cl £340 per case of 12 Château Raymond Lafon
2010 / 1 case / 75cl
£340 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2010 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £380 per case of 12 Château Rieussec
2010 / 1 case / 75cl
£380 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2011 1 case Château Raymond Lafon Half bottle £295 per case of 24 Château Raymond Lafon
2011 / 1 case / Half bottle
£295 per case of 24
IB
WHITE 2013 1 case Château Suduiraut 75cl £260 per case of 6 Château Suduiraut
2013 / 1 case / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
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WHITE 2015 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £450 per case of 12 Château Rieussec
2015 / 1 case / 75cl
£450 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2016 2 cases Château Doisy Daene 75cl £280 per case of 12 Château Doisy Daene
2016 / 2 cases / 75cl
£280 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2018 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £330 per case of 12 Château Coutet
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£330 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2018 Coutet has a very intense bouquet with marmalade, clementines, mango and light apple blossom scents, all delivered with exceptional precision and delineation. The palate is vibrant and tensile on the opening thanks to a killer line of acidity that slices through the viscous fruit. There is so much tangible energy in this Coutet. This comes highly recommended. 94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2019 1 case Château Coutet 75cl £320 per case of 12 Château Coutet
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£320 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"A sweet, dense and rich white with oily character. Full and layered. Extremely long. Spicy. Very dense. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2019 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £750 per case of 3 Château d'Yquem
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£750 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2019 1 case Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,500 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,500 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2019 1 case Château Rieussec 75cl £330 per case of 4 Château Rieussec
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£330 per case of 4
IB
Tasting Notes"Pale lemon-gold in color, the 2019 Rieussec flaunts a delicately scented nose of fresh grapefruit, lemon curd, lime leaves and clover honey with wafts of jasmine, white truffles and nutmeg. The palate slowly builds, revealing layers of apple and citrus fruits with loads of savory accents, framed by refreshing acidity and a seductively oily texture, finishing on a lingering honey-nut note. 94-96 points." Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate------"Expertly constructed, with luxuriously intense pineapple, mango and apricot pit flavours matched step for step by bitter orange peel, lime juice and tingling grated ginger. Sauternes doesn't always manage to deliver such a mouth-watering mix of satin texture set against pinpoint acidity, but the late harvest 2019 - botrytis arrived when the nights were cool - made for some exceptionally successful wines in the appellation, even if yields were tiny. This is a delicious Rieussec, full of personality, and its 120g/l residual sugar leaves its trace in texture rather than in weight. First year of organic certification. 96 points" Janeanson.com
WHITE 2020 1 bottle Château d'Yquem Magnum £530 per bottle Château d'Yquem
2020 / 1 bottle / Magnum
£530 per bottle
IB
WHITE 2020 6 cases Château d'Yquem 75cl £795 per case of 3 Château d'Yquem
2020 / 6 cases / 75cl
£795 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2020 1 case Château d'Yquem Half bottle £795 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2020 / 1 case / Half bottle
£795 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 2 cases Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,590 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£1,590 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 1 case Château d'Yquem - Y' d'Yquem 75cl £850 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
Y' d'Yquem
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£850 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 2 cases Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 75cl £440 per case of 12 Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£440 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem Magnum £530 per bottle Château d'Yquem
2021 / / Magnum
£530 per bottle
IB
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem 75cl £795 per case of 3 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / 75cl
£795 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem Half bottle £795 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / Half bottle
£795 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,590 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / 75cl
£1,590 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Beautiful primary fruit boasting tropical complexity: mango, pineapple. Saltiness, according to the winemaker – and there is definitely savoury contrast in there. The marvel of this wine is its completeness – the stitching is so fine between the sugar, acidity, rich fruit and length. Opens up in the glass, with white chocolate, caramel, clotted cream, mixed peel, five-spice. As prestigious as ever, and so gratifying to drink right now. (RH) 14% Drink 2024 – 2044. 19 points". Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com------"The 2021 d'Yquem exhibits a complex bouquet of rose, exotic fruits and mandarin orange mingled with spring flowers, rose and crème brûlée, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless palate that's suave and layered, with a deep core and a long finish that's lent definition by delicate bitterness that offsets the 148 grams per liter residual sugar. This blend of 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc was matured, as usual, in all new barrels, but the new oak is perfectly integrated and barely noticeable. 95 points." Yohan Castaing, RobertParker.com------"The 2021 Yquem was tasted in Amsterdam, the first wine poured at a lunch, thereby allowing me a longer period to examine it. Slightly burnished in hue, it has a very attractive bouquet with scents of dried quince, clementine, linseed and subtle candle wax, perhaps more discrete than usual, but certainly fresh and vibrant. The palate is medium-bodied and viscous on the entry, a Yquem with perhaps a lighter chassis than recent vintages, prioritizing poise and purity over horsepower— exactly the right approach in such a challenging season. It opens wonderfully in the glass, gaining more frangipane and kaki fruit scents, though it seems to have a lighter and more tensile finish than the 2020 or 2019. As such, I suspect that it will be comparatively approachable and, of course, delicious. Readers should note that I will probably re-taste the 2021 in Bordeaux during primeur. 2030-2060. 96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"...Pale lemon-gold colored, perfumed notes of orange peel, juicy peaches, grapefruit, and honeycomb slowly emerge from the glass, followed by suggestions of jasmine tea, fresh ginger, and lime blossoms. The palate is fantastically satiny, with great tension and loads of spicy sparks complementing the citrusy flavors, finishing with epic length and a zesty lift. 54,000 bottles were made. The alcohol is 13.9%, and the pH is 3.79. 97 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Independant
WHITE 2021 2 cases Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £433 per case of 6 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£433 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon. Cask sample. Restrained, as it always is, on the nose. Though on the palate there’s a certain blossomy opulence. And impressive persistence. Based on how this wine tastes and the track record of the château, this should be a real long-distance runner… Minerals and citrus and a light lanolin character with great undertow and interest. But still pretty youthful and unformed. Drink 2025 – 2045. 17+ points" jancisrobinson.com (JL)------"Impactful from the first moment, reinforcing the success they have had in both colours in the vintage. So much flavour and texture, with lemongrass, gunsmoke, orange peel, pineapple, mango, slate, apricot pit, offering grip and length. Tasted several times and it always delivered juice, control and excitement. One of the wines of the vintage. 95 points" janeanson.com------"The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is shaping up brilliantly, bursting with aromas of citrus oil, gooseberries, crisp stone fruit, white flowers and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, it's a concentrated, textural wine that displays terrific cut and tension, allying racy acidity with chalky, structuring dry extract. 94-96 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com------"The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc dazzles from start to finish. Bright, sculpted and sizzling with saline-infused vibrancy, the Blanc offers a beguiling mix of citrus, floral and mineral notes, delivering tremendous flavor intensity with no excess weight at all. There is a feeling of airiness and precision here that is simply mind-blowing. Readers will find a Blanc of tremendous pedigree that evokes the great vintages at this property. There was some variation in samples, but barrel samples are especially finicky at this stage, especially whites. This is a tremendous showing. 95-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"I always love the white from this estate, and they've certainly hit a home run in 2021. Based on 75% Sauvignon and 25% Semillon that will see 18 months in 35% new barrels, it offers a vibrant, vivid bouquet of ripe limes, crushed citrus, and chalky minerality, which turns more salty and subtly marine-influenced on the palate. With terrific concentration, medium-bodied richness, and a great finish, it's one of the focused, pure, racy whites that still brings density and depth. Bravo. 95-97 points" Jebdunnuck.com------"The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, picked September 13–23 at 40hL/ha, has a captivating, complex bouquet of yellow flowers, white peach, wet limestone and just a faint hint of elderflower in the background. The taut palate is well-balanced with a superb line of acidity. Conveying tangible energy from start to finish, this builds in the mouth toward a persistent finish that fans out gloriously. One of the best Domaine de Chevalier whites that I have tasted in 20-plus years. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"This is always an impressive white, with a lengthy, layered and compact palate. Lots of dried lemon, clove, fennel, green-apple and cedar. Flint and toast, too. Medium to full body. Very long. 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2022 Château Climens 75cl £670 per case of 6 Château Climens
2022 / / 75cl
£670 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2022 Château Coutet 75cl £348 per case of 12 Château Coutet
2022 / / 75cl
£348 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Luscious and sweet, sticky dates and crème caramel flavours, balanced by orange zest and lime. There is interest and contrast here, but even at this exceptional Barsac estate, owned by the Baly family, it is hard not to crave a little more lift. 92 points" janeanson.com------"The 2022 Coutet is a wild, exotic Barsac. Passionfruit, lime, dried flowers, mint, candied orange peel and apricot all run through this unabashedly exuberant sweet wine. 92-94 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com ------"Tempting dried fruit here with spice and floral character. Full and creamy with attractive acidity and a textural finish. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com------"The 2022 Coutet has a beautifully-defined nose with pure botrytised fruit tangerine, saffron, honeysuckle and orange rind hints. This has impressive focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, fine acidity, pure and harmonious. A tensile and persistent finish drags you back for another sip. Superb. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Château Mouton Rothschild - Aile d'Argent 75cl £660 per case of 6 Château Mouton Rothschild
Aile d'Argent
2022 / / 75cl
£660 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Aile d'Argent (which has been bottled under Diam 30 since 2017) has a silvery hue. It is a little contained on the nose compared to some other Médoc whites, gradually opening with beeswax and honeysuckle scents. The palate is well balanced, with crisp acidity, an attractive waxy texture thanks to the Sémillon, with a little oiliness toward the finish. Very fine. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Harvested in the month of August, the 2022 Aile d'Argent bursts with aromas of gooseberries, white flowers, lime zest and mango. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's a bright, fleshy Sauvignon Blanc-dominant blend that concludes with a saline finish. 90-92 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com------"Don't expect a big production of the white in 2022, as they saw just 16hl/h yields, mainly because Sémillon had such tiny berries, with high skin to juice ratio making things intense and concentrated. Think mango, pineapple, lemongrass, lime and mandarin zest, with a supple texture, with a delicious, and necessary, kick of bitterness on the finish. There has been a migration towards cooler terroir for the whites, still in their own vineyards either in Pauillac or just over appellation boundary. 45% new oak, 100% whole bunch pressing, zero malolactic (which is not always the case in Mouton), 3.18ph with zero adjustment ('this is not even something we ever discuss'). Harvest August 22 to 30. Second full year of Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy as technical director across the Mouton wines. 94 points" janeanson.com------"So vibrant and minerally with salt and dried apple, peach and pears. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Some phenolics. Dried fruit skin. Vivid acidity. 3.18 pH. 52% sauvignon blanc, 39% semillon, 8% sauvignon gris, and 1% muscadelle. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2022 Château Pape Clement Blanc 75cl £588 per case of 6 Château Pape Clement Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£588 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"A blend of 63% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sémillon and 2% Muscadelle, the 2022 Pape Clément Blanc exhibits aromas of spices, spring flowers, lemon, peach and hints of jasmine and grapefruit. The palate is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and satiny, with an oaky frame. The finish is long, persistent and elegantly spicy. 90-93 points" Yohan Castaing, RobertParker.com------"If you had to pick one wine that would not be afraid of the excess of the vintage, it would be Pape Clement, and certainly here they have leaned into it without being overpowered. Plenty of citrus, lemon curd, white peach and sage. Structured also, with great balance within the estate signature, helped by an attractive bitter edge on the finish. 35hl/h yield, harvest August 28 to September 2. Tasted twice. 93 points" janeanson.com------"The 2022 Pape Clément Blanc was cropped at 35hL/ha between 28 August and 2 September and matured in under 20% new oak. It is very fragrant on the nose, with lemon verbena, white peach and honeysuckle scents. Really fine definition and sense of focus. The palate is well balanced, a little steelier and more linear than recent vintages with plenty of tension on the saline finish. This should age well in bottle. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Pape Clement Blanc is a very pretty, exotic white. Drops of Muscadelle in the blend add a very pretty hint of jasmine and lime to play off the richer, riper flavors on the palate. The 2022 offers lovely density and creaminess, with plenty of orchard fruit, marzipan and chamomile flavors, yet also remains light on its feet and wonderfully fresh. Tasted three times. 93-95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Château Pape Clément Blanc is another beauty from this team, and if it puts on some weight over the course of its élevage, it will merit an even higher score. Honeyed lychee, minty herbs, melon, and stone fruits define the bulk of the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, with good concentration, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. I was able to taste this on multiple occasions with consistent notes. 94-96+ points" Jebdunnuck.com------"The purity of fruit is really impressive here with crushed apples, pears and lemons. Some mineral and stone, too. Honeysuckle. Very clear and bright. The palate is full and very direct and focused, with a long, salty dried lemon finish and minerality. Fine phenolics at the end. 63% sauvignon blanc, 35% semillon and 2% muscadelle. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2022 Château Rieussec - R' de Rieussec 75cl £228 per case of 12 Château Rieussec
R' de Rieussec
2022 / / 75cl
£228 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 R de Rieussec has a fresh bouquet with apple blossom, pear and light gooseberry scents. Fine intensity. The palate is fresh on the entry with grass clipping and gooseberry, touches of kiwi, quite precise on the finish with admirable length. Drink over the next 8-10 years. 89-91 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Sharp and tangy, bright, energetic and so lively in the mouth. Keeps a sense of calm and seriousness, the brightness softens quite quickly with more of a cool, creamy, salty touch at the end and some flinty minerality on the finish. I love the initial brightness and intensity of apple, lemon, peach and apricot fruit before it narrows into a long finish. (Drink: 2025-2032). 92 points" Georgie Hindle, Decanter.------"Saffran, lemongrass, white pepper spice, citrus, flaky pastry, bitter almond sign off, an enjoyable white wine that is full of structure and personality, if soft through the finish. Mathieu Crosnier estate director from this vintage. 92 points." Jane Anson
WHITE 2022 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 75cl £719 per case of 6 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£719 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2022 Château Suduiraut 75cl £291 per case of 6 Château Suduiraut
2022 / / 75cl
£291 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Amber in colour, with tropical fruits of passion fruit and mango on the opening beats, clear depth of flavour and contrast provided by orange peel and aniseed bitterness, low acidity. Luscious, silky, powerful, enjoyable. Pierre Montégut technical director, 7hl/h yields, 70% new barrels 30% from barrels of one vintage. 92 points" janeanson.com------"The 2022 Suduiraut is laced with hints of tangerine peel, spice, vanillin, chamomile and dried flowers. It offers a lovely mix of botrytis-inflected flavors and textures while also showing quite a bit of freshness. The 2022 is done in the lighter style the château favors these days. My impression is that it is still coming together, as the wine shows a very slight lack of cohesion that is not typical. 92-94 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Suduiraut comes from a quick and late harvest in October (three tries between 17 and 27 October with some passerillé grapes in September). Bunches were affected by botrytis but did not concentrate, at least not until a period of wind and warmth. Wild honey, quince and touches of marmalade on the nose, this opens nicely in the glass. The palate is pure and viscous in texture, with marmalade, again, and dried honey. Very open and approachable on the finish. Not profound, but quite delicious. Christian Seely said he drank this for breakfast the previous day - why not? 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"One of the finest Sauternes I've been lucky enough to taste in some time, the 2022 Château Suduiraut is 100% Sémillon that hit 13.9% natural alcohol, with 190 grams per liter of residual sugar. Still resting in 70% new barrels, this monster of a Sauternes offers a huge nose of honeyed citrus, orange marmalade, spice, brioche, and almond paste. Full-bodied, rich, and massively concentrated, nevertheless, it somehow stays flawlessly balanced, fresh, and light on its feet. 97-99 points" Jebdunnuck.com------"Wow. This is incredibly concentrated with such depth and power. Dried oranges. Full-bodied with some phenolic tension that frames the wine perfectly. Dried apricots and peaches. Incredible richness and freshness. Spicy and flavorful. Tastes more like a BA from Germany! 100% semillon. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £488 per case of 6 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£488 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from 22 August to 1 September. It has an instantly satisfying bouquet as it "launches" scents of passion fruit, lemon rind and patisserie scents, very well-defined and focused. The palate is intense on the entry and impressive in weight and density. Perhaps there's not quite the tension of the previous vintage, but it is long and thickly textured on the finish. Excellent. 2028-2048. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Touch of reduction on the first nose, intense, gunsmoke-filled aromatics, clearly aimed at extremely long ageing. Great quality, stands out for its serious structure, with clove, aniseed and fennel woven through citrus and white pear, has weight and manages to stay on the savoury side of ripe. Needs time and food. Tasted twice. 40th harvest of Olivier Bernard (meaning a special label), 33% new oak. 94 points" janeanson.com------"The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc offers up aromas of pear, nectarine, crushed mint jasmine and lemon, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate with a mineral-driven profile. It's lively and bright, with a delicate, penetrating finish animated by racy acids. This blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon, matured entirely in large wooden foudres and 500-liter barrels instead of the traditional barriques, is one of the finest white wines of the vintage, and one of the few that transcends its limitations. 93-96 points" Yohan Castaing, RobertParker.com------"The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is stunning. It exudes textural depth, intensity and pedigree from the very first taste. I imagine it will still be stellar in another few years' time. For now, it is a wine to think about cellaring. Time brings out dried lemon peel, sage, mint, chamomile, salt and crushed rock scents that lend both vibrancy and complexity. In most vintages, the Blanc is either incredibly steely or ample in feel. In 2022, it is both. Tasted four times. 95-97 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Domaine De Chevalier Blanc brings more dimensions and layers, as well as richness. Based on 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon, aging in 40% new oak, it has a beautiful perfume of honeyed citrus, subtle tropical flowers, and chalky, minerality nuances. This carries to a medium to full-bodied white with plenty of density and depth, nicely integrated acidity, and a gorgeous finish. I wouldn't be surprised to see this end up in the top handful of whites in the vintage. 95-97+ points" Jebdunnuck.com------"A deep and layered white with rich and intense structure. It’s full yet agile with so much energy and intensity. Cooked apple, lime zest and nougat with oyster and sea bed undertones. Fascinating already. 98-99 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2023 Château Climens 75cl £645 per case of 6 Château Climens
2023 / / 75cl
£645 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2023 Château Cos d'Estournel - Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc 75cl £720 per case of 6 Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc
2023 / / 75cl
£720 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2023 Château Coutet 75cl £360 per case of 12 Château Coutet
2023 / / 75cl
£360 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"A Barsac with dried-apple, apricot and spice character. The botrytis comes through with a healthy and clean nature to it. Medium-bodied and medium-sweet with a spicy finish. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com------"The 2023 Coutet has a tightly-wound bouquet that demands more coaxing than its peers. It typically already possesses laser-sharp focus and is less flamboyant than fellow Barsacs, underpinned and sharpened by its limestone soils. The palate is well balanced with intense botrytised fruit, lightly spiced dried honey and orange rind notes, just a hint of apricot in the background, stretching out on the finish that lingers on the tongue. I am not sure it is the best Coutet in recent years, but it is certainly a very fine contribution to the vintage that should age well in bottle. 94-96 points." Neal Martin, Vinous------"Beautiful aromatics, fresh acidity that picks things up from the first moment, crisp citrus, mango, pineapple, grated ginger, and a twist of bitter aniseed on the finish. Richly concentrated, reflecting small yields, but once again a wine that shows the huge potential of this style in the 2023 vintage. Harvest between September 20 and October 11. 96 points" janeanson.com
WHITE 2023 Château Coutet Half bottle £395 per case of 24 Château Coutet
2023 / / Half bottle
£395 per case of 24
IB
WHITE 2023 Château Doisy Daene 75cl £372 per case of 12 Château Doisy Daene
2023 / / 75cl
£372 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"There’s a refined focus and beauty to this, with spice and honey character. Medium-bodied, sweet and poised. Flavorful at the end, in an elegant way, with density and tension. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com------"Pale gold with vibrant edging, starts with concentrated and intense clove spices, luscious apricot fruit, opening to show juicy, sculpted slivers of steel and lime juice. A return to form for this excellent Barsac wine after the succulent but unbalanced 2022. Great stuff from this legendary Dubourdieu property, although once again the yields are extremely low and the character is more concentrated than you find in vintages like 2021. Ageing starts with 10 months in oak barrels, followed by 9 months in stainless steel tank before bottling. 95 points" janeanson.com------"The 2023 Doisy-Daëne, a blend of 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, takes time to unfurl on the nose. Notes of lemon curd, dried peach and a touch of marmalade are all nicely defined, developing subtle pithy elements with aeration. The palate is just wonderful. Very harmonious with perfectly judged acidity, it’s extremely pure with a tensile finish. This is Barsac in full flight. It will be outstanding once bottled. Bravo! 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2023 Château Guiraud 75cl £480 per case of 12 Château Guiraud
2023 / / 75cl
£480 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Guiraud, now made by former Yquem winemaker Sandrine Garbay, has a rather reticent nose at first, opening with orange pith and pear aromas. It just needs a bit more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with a tangy opening. It’s a little spicier than its peers—marmalade and stem ginger, with more peachiness toward the finish. It feels harmonious and poised, but I would wait until the aromatics open, so give it four to five years after bottling. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Vivid gold in colour, laced with white peach juice, grilled pear, stone fruits, lime juice, opulent but with sculpted lift and zest, this extends outwards and upwards through the palate, capturing the pleasure of 2023 sweet wines in Bordeaux. Has spice and character, gorgeously expressive even now, and will age with ease. Sandrine Garbay, long time winemaker of Yquem, is director at this 128ha estate, that has been farmed organically since 2011. Harvest began on September 27 and continued through to October 13. 96 points" janeanson.com------"You really see the class and botrytis character here with clarity and focus. Notes of spice, mushroom powder, subtle apricot and honey. It’s medium-bodied, fresh and bright with nice sweetness at the end. A modern and precise Sauternes. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2023 Château Pape Clement Blanc 75cl £546 per case of 6 Château Pape Clement Blanc
2023 / / 75cl
£546 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2023 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 75cl £0 per case of 12 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
2023 / / 75cl
£0 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Aromas of white fruits, crisp orchard fruits, spices, smoke, spring flowers and pear introduce the 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, layered and textured wine with a fleshy core of fruit and racy acids, concluding with a mineral, fresh and long finish highlighted by delicate notes of thyme and garrigue. Comprising 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris and matured in 50% new oak, this blend is among the finest white wines produced at this address. 94-96 points" Yohan Castaing, RobertParker.com------"The 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc was picked from August 23 to September 9 at 36hL/ha and matured in 50% new oak. It has a reticent bouquet at first, requiring a few swirls of the glass to reveal touches of orange pith, peach skin, wild fennel and light pressed white flower scents. The palate is very well balanced with a lovely creamy texture, counterbalanced by the taut line of acidity. Very poised and focused, it's somehow almost Corton-Charlemagne-inspired on the finish (perhaps due to the umami). This is a seriously fine white Pessac-Léognan. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Another exceptional vintage for Smith-Haut-Lafite Blanc. It’s so complex and structured, offering a palate that feels similar to the texture of a red wine with a velvety tannin structure. There’s a lot going on here. Spice, crushed seashell and citrus blossom. Salty, too. Weightless and so long. 90% sauvignon blanc, 5% sauvignon gris and 5% semillon. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2023 Château Suduiraut 75cl £260 per case of 6 Château Suduiraut
2023 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Suduiraut is pure Sémillon that was picked from the end of September with more passerillage berries. After the rain, the first botrytis picking began on October 1 and lasted over the next 12 days, when botrytization was rapid. Seventy percent of the crop was picked on this date, which was essential for maintaining purity of fruit. The harvest concluded on October 17 after three tries through the vineyard. Matured in 50% new oak, it has a lovely, beguiling bouquet with dried honey, quince, almond and saffron aromas that are beautifully defined. The palate is well balanced with a spicy, tensile opening. Very impressive richness matches with a silver bead of acidity here. This is armed with immense purity on the finish that effortlessly manages the 150g/L residual sugar. Supremely gifted Suduiraut, ahoy. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"The purity of the botrytis grabs your attention, with density and intensity to the dried fruit, sweetness and length. Very spicy and long. Almost oily. Really rich. 150g/L residual sugar. 100% semillon. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com------"Killer juice, the 2023 Château Suduiraut has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of honeyed orange, white flowers, warm croissant, and spice. This carries to a full-bodied Sauternes with a round, layered mouthfeel, terrific sweetness of fruit, and bright acidity. 96-99 points" Jebdunnuck.com------"The 2023 Suduiraut (100% Sémillon) is a real stunner. Light on its feet yet wonderfully deep, the 2023 offers up a heady mix of tangerine oil, mint, white flowers, apricot and passion fruit. Readers will find a Sauternes that is more finesse than power. The 2023 is essentially a blend of three picks. The first was done at the end of September and accounted for 20% of the crop. The core of the vineyard, about 75%, was picked in a day ten window in October, following the September rains. A smaller third pick rounded out the harvest. 2026 - 2043 98-100 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
WHITE 2023 Château Suduiraut Half bottle £275 per case of 12 Château Suduiraut
2023 / / Half bottle
£275 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Suduiraut is pure Sémillon that was picked from the end of September with more passerillage berries. After the rain, the first botrytis picking began on October 1 and lasted over the next 12 days, when botrytization was rapid. Seventy percent of the crop was picked on this date, which was essential for maintaining purity of fruit. The harvest concluded on October 17 after three tries through the vineyard. Matured in 50% new oak, it has a lovely, beguiling bouquet with dried honey, quince, almond and saffron aromas that are beautifully defined. The palate is well balanced with a spicy, tensile opening. Very impressive richness matches with a silver bead of acidity here. This is armed with immense purity on the finish that effortlessly manages the 150g/L residual sugar. Supremely gifted Suduiraut, ahoy. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"The purity of the botrytis grabs your attention, with density and intensity to the dried fruit, sweetness and length. Very spicy and long. Almost oily. Really rich. 150g/L residual sugar. 100% semillon. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com------"Killer juice, the 2023 Château Suduiraut has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of honeyed orange, white flowers, warm croissant, and spice. This carries to a full-bodied Sauternes with a round, layered mouthfeel, terrific sweetness of fruit, and bright acidity. 96-99 points" Jebdunnuck.com------"The 2023 Suduiraut (100% Sémillon) is a real stunner. Light on its feet yet wonderfully deep, the 2023 offers up a heady mix of tangerine oil, mint, white flowers, apricot and passion fruit. Readers will find a Sauternes that is more finesse than power. The 2023 is essentially a blend of three picks. The first was done at the end of September and accounted for 20% of the crop. The core of the vineyard, about 75%, was picked in a day ten window in October, following the September rains. A smaller third pick rounded out the harvest. 2026 - 2043 98-100 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
WHITE 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 75cl £455 per case of 6 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
2023 / / 75cl
£455 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from August 28 to September 6 at 45hL/ha. It’s a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon. This has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents of lime, green apple and crushed stone—one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Léognan superb focus. There’s real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"Got to be the most consisent of all Pessac Léognan whites, sets out its stall immediately with fresh acidities and fennel spice, giving a kick and lift, classically nuanced and structured. White pear, sage, liqourice root, savoury as all hell, and so moriesh. Working with Stéphane Derenocourt since 2018 on the whites (longer on the reds). 96 points" janeanson.com------"This is layered and complex with an impressive mineral tension and depth. Medium- to full-bodied, very long and persistent. It has oyster shell, crushed stone and citrus peel character with racy acidity coming through, adding to its length and tension. Very long and firm at the end with a backbone of fine tannins for a white. 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon. 97-98 points" jamessuckling.com

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