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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £940.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Moving to the three single vineyard Hermitage Blancs, these are all perfect wines yet offer distinct characters. The 2019 Ermitage De L’Orée comes from more limestone soils in the Les Murets lieu-dit, on the eastern side of the appellation and was brought up in 15% new demi-muids. It reveals a vivid gold hue to go with gorgeous honeyed peach, white currants, quince, crushed stone, and white flower-like aromas and flavors. This full-bodied white has terrific concentration, a rich, layered mouthfeel, beautiful acidity, and a finish that just won't quit. Offering more fat and opulence than the L'Ermite and more minerality than the Le Meal, this pinnacle Hermitage Blanc needs a year or three of bottle age, then should drink nicely for 5-7 years, at which point it's best forgotten in the cellar for another decade. It should last for 20-30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £940.07
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,170.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

Coming from vines just above the Le Méal and around the Chapel, the 2019 Ermitage L’Ermite is 100% Syrah that was brought up in just 20% new French oak. It's a massive wine by any measure and reveals a dense ruby/blue hue as well as incredible smoked meats, cassis, graphite, white flowers, and a liquid rock-like minerality. These all carry to a full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal Hermitage that has building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and incredible length, all while staying light on its feet and flawlessly balanced. It shares some similarities to the 2018 yet might be even more concentrated.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 8 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,170.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,036.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

Massive red and black fruits, smoked meats, graphite, asphalt, licorice, and ground pepper notes all soar from the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal, which is 100% Syrah from the more loess soils and full-south facing Méal lieu-dit. This puppy is locked and loaded on the palate, with a huge, rich, mouthfilling style, ripe tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,036.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £886.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. It's certainly the more early drinking of these three single vineyard releases, yet it still deserves 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £886.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £507.56
1994

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 1994 Ermitage Le Pavillon (Chapoutier drops the H out of respect for the ancient spelling of Hermitage) is another blockbuster, phenomenally concentrated wine. Le Pavillon is generally among the top three or four wines of France in every vintage! The 1994's opaque purple color, and wonderfully sweet, pure nose of cassis and other black fruits intertwined with minerals, are followed by a wine of profound richness, great complexity, and full body. It is almost the essence of blackberries and cassis. There is huge tannin in this monster Ermitage, that somehow manages to keep its balance and elegance. Made from a parcel of vines (which I have walked through), some of which pre-date the phylloxera epidemic, the 1994 Ermitage Le Pavillon should be purchased only by those who are willing to invest 10-12 years of cellaring. It will not reach full maturity before the end of the first decade of the next century, after which it will last for 30+ years.
Ex-Domaine, OWC In Stock in Bordeaux

Rhone 1x150cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £507.56
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,342.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

The 2019 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the Bessards lieu-dit, which is just to the west of the Le Méal, but the soils are drastically different, with the Bessards being pure broken granite soils, and in this reviewers opinion, the best terroir in the world for Syrah. Thrilling crème de cassis, gunflint, acacia flowers, violets, and spicy nuances give way to a full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant Hermitage that has incredible class in its tannins, flawless balance, and the depth and length to evolve for 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 20 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,342.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £634.07
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

Moving to the single vineyards, the 2019 Ermitage Les Greffieux is packed with potential, offering lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit as well as notes of bouquet garni, truffly earth, spice, and pepper. With building tannins, full-bodied richness, and a ripe, multi-dimensional texture, this powerful yet also elegant 2019 will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and cruise for 20+ years in cold cellars.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 15 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £634.07
Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape VV 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.87
2018

Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape VV 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96+)

The quality of the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes has soared over the past 4-5 years, and while older vintages has a touch of austerity and rusticity, new releases show more balance, polished tannins, and finesse, while still showing classic old vine Grenache power. The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (90/10 Grenache and Mourvèdre) boasts a deep purple color to go with full-bodied richness, building tannins, lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit, and complex notes of garrigue, pepper, and violets. I’d put this up with the top wines in the vintage.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.87
Domaine du Roucas de St Pierre Gigondas 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £139.67
2017

Domaine du Roucas de St Pierre Gigondas 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

Gleaming black-cherry and plum flavors pulsate through this rich, penetrating blend of Grenache (70%) and Syrah (30%) sourced from rocky limestone and marl soil. It's a dark, sultry wine offset by tangs of salty minerality and firm, gripping tannins. This vibrant red should improve through 2030 and hold further.
8 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 8 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £139.67
Dumien-Serrette Cornas Patou 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £218.87
2019

Dumien-Serrette Cornas Patou 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

Coming from pure granite soils of the Patou lieu-dit, the 2019 Cornas Patou is another brilliant wine in the making from this small family estate. Revealing a dense purple hue as well as awesome black and blue fruits, ground pepper, beef blood, and spring flower-like aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, building yet ripe tannins, and a monster of a finish. It might need a decade to hit maturity, but it’s a phenomenal Cornas that will evolve for 20-30 years.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £218.87
Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £496.80
2015

Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

I loved the 2015 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis from barrel, and this beauty does not disappoint from bottle. Coming from a handful of top sites, it’s made in the same fashion as the top La Las, seeing four years in new barrels. Deep purple-hued with a classic bouquet of black raspberries, jammy blackberries, acacia flowers, vanilla bean, and spice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a great, great finish. Savvy readers will stock up on this beauty. Give it 3-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £496.80
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,716.07
2015

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

As good as Hermitage can get, the 2015 Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave reminds me of a hypothetical mix of the 2010 and 1990 with its incredible purity, finesse, and elegant paired with awesome depth and structure. This heavenly wine exhibits a deep purple color as well as a powerful bouquet of crème de cassis, blackberries, dried violets, graphite, and crushed rocks, with a liquid mineral component that’s just about impossible to find outside of the Bessards lieu-dit in Hermitage. Full-bodied and massively concentrated on the palate, yet with laser-like precision and clarity, it needs a solid decade of cellaring and will keep for 40+ years or more. It’s not as sexy or overt as the Cuvee Cathelin, but is every bit as good.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,716.07
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,236.07
2018

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As virtually all of the various components of Chave's 2018 Hermitage were still separate, I've given a rating that reflects the variability I saw when tasting through the barrels and made a guess regarding Jean-Louis's blending sensibilities and available volumes. For example, the Péléat (92 - 94), a pretty, red-fruited element could add freshness but is likely to be a small portion of the blend (if it's even included). More impressive were the lush, mouthfilling Les Beaumes (95 -97) and stony, elegant Le Méal (94 - 96). Lots from L'Ermite (98 - 100) and Les Bessards (98 - 100) will likely make up the bulk of the blend, oozing with liquid stone, intense blueberry and cassis fruit, and possessing firm yet ripe structures.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,236.07
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,216.06
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Oct 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 3 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,216.06
Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,430.94
2018

Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

I was blown away by the 2018 Saint Joseph. We’ll see if it matches the blockbuster 2015, but my money is on it being in the running for one of the finest to date. A blockbuster styled Saint Joseph with considerable power and minerality, it nevertheless has loads of class and elegance as well as classic aromatics of dark fruits, crushed stone, damp earth, and olive tapenade. Despite the warmth of the vintage, there’s a sense of coolness and elegance here paired with serious fruit that makes this wine special. Note, while the 2017 was 100% not destemmed, the 2018 was 10% destemmed.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,430.94
Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £336.46
2015

Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great depth and drive. This will live super long. Try after 2020.
5 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 4 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £336.46
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Moving to the three single vineyard Hermitage Blancs, these are all perfect wines yet offer distinct characters. The 2019 Ermitage De L’Orée comes from more limestone soils in the Les Murets lieu-dit, on the eastern side of the appellation and was brought up in 15% new demi-muids. It reveals a vivid gold hue to go with gorgeous honeyed peach, white currants, quince, crushed stone, and white flower-like aromas and flavors. This full-bodied white has terrific concentration, a rich, layered mouthfeel, beautiful acidity, and a finish that just won't quit. Offering more fat and opulence than the L'Ermite and more minerality than the Le Meal, this pinnacle Hermitage Blanc needs a year or three of bottle age, then should drink nicely for 5-7 years, at which point it's best forgotten in the cellar for another decade. It should last for 20-30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,795.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

Coming from vines just above the Le Méal and around the Chapel, the 2019 Ermitage L’Ermite is 100% Syrah that was brought up in just 20% new French oak. It's a massive wine by any measure and reveals a dense ruby/blue hue as well as incredible smoked meats, cassis, graphite, white flowers, and a liquid rock-like minerality. These all carry to a full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal Hermitage that has building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and incredible length, all while staying light on its feet and flawlessly balanced. It shares some similarities to the 2018 yet might be even more concentrated.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 8 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,795.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £850.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

Massive red and black fruits, smoked meats, graphite, asphalt, licorice, and ground pepper notes all soar from the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal, which is 100% Syrah from the more loess soils and full-south facing Méal lieu-dit. This puppy is locked and loaded on the palate, with a huge, rich, mouthfilling style, ripe tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £850.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £725.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air. It's certainly the more early drinking of these three single vineyard releases, yet it still deserves 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £725.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £418.50
1994

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 1994 Ermitage Le Pavillon (Chapoutier drops the H out of respect for the ancient spelling of Hermitage) is another blockbuster, phenomenally concentrated wine. Le Pavillon is generally among the top three or four wines of France in every vintage! The 1994's opaque purple color, and wonderfully sweet, pure nose of cassis and other black fruits intertwined with minerals, are followed by a wine of profound richness, great complexity, and full body. It is almost the essence of blackberries and cassis. There is huge tannin in this monster Ermitage, that somehow manages to keep its balance and elegance. Made from a parcel of vines (which I have walked through), some of which pre-date the phylloxera epidemic, the 1994 Ermitage Le Pavillon should be purchased only by those who are willing to invest 10-12 years of cellaring. It will not reach full maturity before the end of the first decade of the next century, after which it will last for 30+ years.
Ex-Domaine, OWC In Stock in Bordeaux

Rhone 1x150cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £418.50
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,105.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

The 2019 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes from the Bessards lieu-dit, which is just to the west of the Le Méal, but the soils are drastically different, with the Bessards being pure broken granite soils, and in this reviewers opinion, the best terroir in the world for Syrah. Thrilling crème de cassis, gunflint, acacia flowers, violets, and spicy nuances give way to a full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant Hermitage that has incredible class in its tannins, flawless balance, and the depth and length to evolve for 30+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 20 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,105.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £515.00
2019

Chapoutier Ermitage Les Greffieux 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

Moving to the single vineyards, the 2019 Ermitage Les Greffieux is packed with potential, offering lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit as well as notes of bouquet garni, truffly earth, spice, and pepper. With building tannins, full-bodied richness, and a ripe, multi-dimensional texture, this powerful yet also elegant 2019 will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and cruise for 20+ years in cold cellars.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Jun 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 15 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £515.00
Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape VV 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £194.00
2018

Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape VV 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96+)

The quality of the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes has soared over the past 4-5 years, and while older vintages has a touch of austerity and rusticity, new releases show more balance, polished tannins, and finesse, while still showing classic old vine Grenache power. The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (90/10 Grenache and Mourvèdre) boasts a deep purple color to go with full-bodied richness, building tannins, lots of cassis and black raspberry fruit, and complex notes of garrigue, pepper, and violets. I’d put this up with the top wines in the vintage.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £194.00
Domaine du Roucas de St Pierre Gigondas 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £103.00
2017

Domaine du Roucas de St Pierre Gigondas 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

Gleaming black-cherry and plum flavors pulsate through this rich, penetrating blend of Grenache (70%) and Syrah (30%) sourced from rocky limestone and marl soil. It's a dark, sultry wine offset by tangs of salty minerality and firm, gripping tannins. This vibrant red should improve through 2030 and hold further.
8 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 8 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £103.00
Dumien-Serrette Cornas Patou 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £169.00
2019

Dumien-Serrette Cornas Patou 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

Coming from pure granite soils of the Patou lieu-dit, the 2019 Cornas Patou is another brilliant wine in the making from this small family estate. Revealing a dense purple hue as well as awesome black and blue fruits, ground pepper, beef blood, and spring flower-like aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, building yet ripe tannins, and a monster of a finish. It might need a decade to hit maturity, but it’s a phenomenal Cornas that will evolve for 20-30 years.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £169.00
Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £414.00
2015

Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

I loved the 2015 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis from barrel, and this beauty does not disappoint from bottle. Coming from a handful of top sites, it’s made in the same fashion as the top La Las, seeing four years in new barrels. Deep purple-hued with a classic bouquet of black raspberries, jammy blackberries, acacia flowers, vanilla bean, and spice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a great, great finish. Savvy readers will stock up on this beauty. Give it 3-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £414.00
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,250.00
2015

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

As good as Hermitage can get, the 2015 Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave reminds me of a hypothetical mix of the 2010 and 1990 with its incredible purity, finesse, and elegant paired with awesome depth and structure. This heavenly wine exhibits a deep purple color as well as a powerful bouquet of crème de cassis, blackberries, dried violets, graphite, and crushed rocks, with a liquid mineral component that’s just about impossible to find outside of the Bessards lieu-dit in Hermitage. Full-bodied and massively concentrated on the palate, yet with laser-like precision and clarity, it needs a solid decade of cellaring and will keep for 40+ years or more. It’s not as sexy or overt as the Cuvee Cathelin, but is every bit as good.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,250.00
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,850.00
2018

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As virtually all of the various components of Chave's 2018 Hermitage were still separate, I've given a rating that reflects the variability I saw when tasting through the barrels and made a guess regarding Jean-Louis's blending sensibilities and available volumes. For example, the Péléat (92 - 94), a pretty, red-fruited element could add freshness but is likely to be a small portion of the blend (if it's even included). More impressive were the lush, mouthfilling Les Beaumes (95 -97) and stony, elegant Le Méal (94 - 96). Lots from L'Ermite (98 - 100) and Les Bessards (98 - 100) will likely make up the bulk of the blend, oozing with liquid stone, intense blueberry and cassis fruit, and possessing firm yet ripe structures.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,850.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £999.99
2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (20++)

Like La Maison Bleue, La Chapelle barely moved an inch over the five days that it sat open (and gradually oxidising) on my tasting bench. This is a monumental wine with the finest Syrah nose I have seen since the ethereal and intriguing beauty of the remarkable 2016 vintage and also the monolithic stance of the legendary 1990. However, this is not to say that this vintage can be directly compared to either year. There is a latent power about this wine that is as elusive as it is impressive. This solaire vintage has certainly given La Chapelle a sense of foreboding power and yet there is so much grace here, too. You could be sniffing a handful of granite and gravel, a bouquet of freshly picked herbs, a mortar of freshly ground pepper or a punnet of juicy black fruit and yet there is so much more to discover here. What I find so remarkable about this wine is that it does not show any trace of over-ripeness nor does it have any unwanted oiliness or excessive alcohol. In spite of its richness and depth, this is a pristinely refreshing wine with crunch and crackle of filigree tannin which enlivens every sip. In this regard, it is a far less obvious superstar than the preening 1990 and it is a more erudite and statuesque model than the esoteric 2016. In short, this is one of only a handful of vintages of La Chapelle to which I have awarded a perfect score and who is to say that this will not happen again before too long? The care and attention in this entire portfolio of wines are evident and the hard work and holistic approach are not only paying off in the vineyards but also in the glass, too, and this makes 2019 another phenomenally successful vintage for Jaboulet.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Oct 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 3 20++ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £999.99
Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,999.00
2018

Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

I was blown away by the 2018 Saint Joseph. We’ll see if it matches the blockbuster 2015, but my money is on it being in the running for one of the finest to date. A blockbuster styled Saint Joseph with considerable power and minerality, it nevertheless has loads of class and elegance as well as classic aromatics of dark fruits, crushed stone, damp earth, and olive tapenade. Despite the warmth of the vintage, there’s a sense of coolness and elegance here paired with serious fruit that makes this wine special. Note, while the 2017 was 100% not destemmed, the 2018 was 10% destemmed.
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Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,999.00
Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (6x75cl)
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2015

Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great depth and drive. This will live super long. Try after 2020.
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Rhone 6x75cl 4 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £266.99

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