What's New on Cru - The Latest Fine Wines on Cru World Wine

List Grid

17 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £239.27
2020

Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £239.27
Canon 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £859.07
2020

Canon 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2020 Canon is a blend of 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Franc, aging for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. It weighs in with 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.53. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with vivacious notes of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly, wild blueberries and black raspberries, plus hints of powdered cinnamon, clove oil, star anise and dusty red soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in grace, delivering exquisitely ripe, finely pixilated tannins and bold freshness to support the tight-knit black, red and blue fruit layers, finishing long with loads of exotic spices and mineral sparks. An exhilarating triumph!
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £859.07
Clos Fourtet 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £629.87
2020

Clos Fourtet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

One of the biggest successes on the upper plateau is the 2020 Château Clos Fourtet, and it does everything right in the vintage. A magical, perfumed bouquet of red plums, black cherries, white truffle, and white flowers just screams Saint-Emilion, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, flawless overall balance, a dense mid-palate, and a liqueur of rocks-like minerality on the palate. Building incrementally with time in the glass, this is thrilling stuff that should offer some up-front appeal in its youth yet benefit from 7-8 years in the cellar and keep for 30 years or more. Bravo! The blend is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc that’s still resting in 50% new French oak.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £629.87
D'Armailhac 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £358.67
2020

D'Armailhac 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A fresh, layered red with blackberry and chocolate. It’s full and beautiful. Cool finish. Soft tannins spread across the finish. Savory.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £358.67
Dragon de Quintus 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £196.07
2020

Dragon de Quintus 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A soft, round red with blackberry, chocolate and hints of spice and cedar. It’s medium-bodied with silky tannins and a juicy finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £196.07
Feytit-Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £364.07
2020

Feytit-Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

Another blockbuster in the making from this tiny estate in Pomerol, the 2020 Château Feytit-Clinet is based on a normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, hitting 14.8% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.7. The aging will span 18 months in 70% new French oak. It boasts a dense purple hue as well as a stunning nose of crème de cassis, currants, tobacco, and damp earth. About as ripe, sexy, and opulent as they come, it still shows the purity and freshness of this great vintage. It reveals more and more tannins with time in the glass, but given its mid-palate as well as its overall density, it’s going to benefit from just 3-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 20-30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £364.07
Figeac 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,139.27
2020

Figeac 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

Barrel Sample. Fantastic black currant aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon feed into perfumed Cabernet Franc. The result is a wine that is structured with powerful tannins under the joyous floral fruits. This is a wine with considerable potential while at the same time showing a fresh finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,139.27
This wine is strictly available on allocation only. If you are are interested in applying for an allocation, please click this button and an account manager will be in touch if we can process your request.
Grand Mayne 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £247.07
2020

Grand Mayne 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Grand Mayne is focused and delineated on a nose that offers plenty of finely chiseled scents of black cherry, bilberry, crushed rock and incense, opulent but beautifully controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe black fruit on the entry, and laced with graphite, touches of tobacco and minerals. From beginning to end, this 2020 displays wonderful tension, and there is a sense of refinement on the finish that I think has only manifested in vintages of Grand Mayne over the last 5–6 years. This delivers, or perhaps overdelivers considering the price.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.07
Grand-Puy Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £196.07
2020

Grand-Puy Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

The deep, inky-hued 2020 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse has a seriously impressive, balanced, full-bodied, structured style that's going to reward patience. Pure crème de cassis, black raspberry, graphite, lead pencil, and spring flower notes all define the bouquet, and it has plenty of background oak, a dense, chewy mid-palate, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It's going to need to be forgotten for 7-8 years but will evolve for 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £196.07
Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £232.67
2020

Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.67
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,111.03
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,111.03
Lagrange 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £270.47
2020

Lagrange 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

A wine that excels in the appellation, the 2020 Château Lagrange has a slightly modern vibe, with plenty of oak, yet still brings classic Bordeaux tobacco, lead pencil, and earthy minerality as well as pure cassis fruits. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and just about seamless, it’s going to require 5-6 years of bottle age but should cruise for 20-25 years in cold cellars.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £270.47
Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,713.46
2020

Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Exotic fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, peach and orange peel. It’s full-bodied with a vertical flow of layered, chewy tannins that are integrated and intense. Extremely polished and focused. Crushed stone to the fruit in the aftertaste. Some bark and forest flowers, too. Great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,713.46
Malartic Lagraviere 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £223.67
2020

Malartic Lagraviere 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (94-96)

The 2020 Malartic Lagravière, whose picking was completed on September 24, before the rains, has a bright, vivid nose of mineral-infused red fruit mixed with hints of blueberry and cassis. Very focused and precise, this is an aromatically sophisticated Pessac-Léognan. The palate is medium-bodied with graphite-tinged black fruit, hints of wild mint coming through, and lively and tensile toward the finish. This is one of the best vintages of Malartic Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-96 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £223.67
Pedesclaux 2020 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £488.26
2020

Pedesclaux 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very chewy with dusty tannins and blackberry and blueberry character. Some chocolate, too. Full and layered. Such beautiful violet and black-cherry quality at the end with some raspberries, 56% cabernet sauvignon. 34% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. First year with organic farming. A nice step-up in quality.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £488.26
Pedesclaux 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.27
2020

Pedesclaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very chewy with dusty tannins and blackberry and blueberry character. Some chocolate, too. Full and layered. Such beautiful violet and black-cherry quality at the end with some raspberries, 56% cabernet sauvignon. 34% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. First year with organic farming. A nice step-up in quality.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.27
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £572.27
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £572.27
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £186.00
2020

Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £186.00
Canon 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £702.50
2020

Canon 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2020 Canon is a blend of 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Franc, aging for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. It weighs in with 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.53. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with vivacious notes of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly, wild blueberries and black raspberries, plus hints of powdered cinnamon, clove oil, star anise and dusty red soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in grace, delivering exquisitely ripe, finely pixilated tannins and bold freshness to support the tight-knit black, red and blue fruit layers, finishing long with loads of exotic spices and mineral sparks. An exhilarating triumph!
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £702.50
Clos Fourtet 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £511.50
2020

Clos Fourtet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

One of the biggest successes on the upper plateau is the 2020 Château Clos Fourtet, and it does everything right in the vintage. A magical, perfumed bouquet of red plums, black cherries, white truffle, and white flowers just screams Saint-Emilion, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, flawless overall balance, a dense mid-palate, and a liqueur of rocks-like minerality on the palate. Building incrementally with time in the glass, this is thrilling stuff that should offer some up-front appeal in its youth yet benefit from 7-8 years in the cellar and keep for 30 years or more. Bravo! The blend is 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc that’s still resting in 50% new French oak.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £511.50
D'Armailhac 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £285.50
2020

D'Armailhac 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

A fresh, layered red with blackberry and chocolate. It’s full and beautiful. Cool finish. Soft tannins spread across the finish. Savory.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £285.50
Dragon de Quintus 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £150.00
2020

Dragon de Quintus 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

A soft, round red with blackberry, chocolate and hints of spice and cedar. It’s medium-bodied with silky tannins and a juicy finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £150.00
Feytit-Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £290.00
2020

Feytit-Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98)

Another blockbuster in the making from this tiny estate in Pomerol, the 2020 Château Feytit-Clinet is based on a normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, hitting 14.8% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.7. The aging will span 18 months in 70% new French oak. It boasts a dense purple hue as well as a stunning nose of crème de cassis, currants, tobacco, and damp earth. About as ripe, sexy, and opulent as they come, it still shows the purity and freshness of this great vintage. It reveals more and more tannins with time in the glass, but given its mid-palate as well as its overall density, it’s going to benefit from just 3-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 20-30 years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 8 96-98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £290.00
Figeac 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £936.00
2020

Figeac 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

Barrel Sample. Fantastic black currant aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon feed into perfumed Cabernet Franc. The result is a wine that is structured with powerful tannins under the joyous floral fruits. This is a wine with considerable potential while at the same time showing a fresh finish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 98 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £936.00
This wine is strictly available on allocation only. If you are are interested in applying for an allocation, please click this button and an account manager will be in touch if we can process your request.
Grand Mayne 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £192.50
2020

Grand Mayne 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (93-95)

The 2020 Grand Mayne is focused and delineated on a nose that offers plenty of finely chiseled scents of black cherry, bilberry, crushed rock and incense, opulent but beautifully controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe black fruit on the entry, and laced with graphite, touches of tobacco and minerals. From beginning to end, this 2020 displays wonderful tension, and there is a sense of refinement on the finish that I think has only manifested in vintages of Grand Mayne over the last 5–6 years. This delivers, or perhaps overdelivers considering the price.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 93-95 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £192.50
Grand-Puy Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £150.00
2020

Grand-Puy Ducasse 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-96)

The deep, inky-hued 2020 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse has a seriously impressive, balanced, full-bodied, structured style that's going to reward patience. Pure crème de cassis, black raspberry, graphite, lead pencil, and spring flower notes all define the bouquet, and it has plenty of background oak, a dense, chewy mid-palate, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It's going to need to be forgotten for 7-8 years but will evolve for 30 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 93-96 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £150.00
Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £180.50
2020

Labegorce 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (93-95)

I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93-95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £180.50
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,752.50
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,752.50
Lagrange 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £212.00
2020

Lagrange 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94-96)

A wine that excels in the appellation, the 2020 Château Lagrange has a slightly modern vibe, with plenty of oak, yet still brings classic Bordeaux tobacco, lead pencil, and earthy minerality as well as pure cassis fruits. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and just about seamless, it’s going to require 5-6 years of bottle age but should cruise for 20-25 years in cold cellars.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-96 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £212.00
Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,401.10
2020

Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Exotic fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, peach and orange peel. It’s full-bodied with a vertical flow of layered, chewy tannins that are integrated and intense. Extremely polished and focused. Crushed stone to the fruit in the aftertaste. Some bark and forest flowers, too. Great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,401.10
Malartic Lagraviere 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £173.00
2020

Malartic Lagraviere 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (NM) (94-96)

The 2020 Malartic Lagravière, whose picking was completed on September 24, before the rains, has a bright, vivid nose of mineral-infused red fruit mixed with hints of blueberry and cassis. Very focused and precise, this is an aromatically sophisticated Pessac-Léognan. The palate is medium-bodied with graphite-tinged black fruit, hints of wild mint coming through, and lively and tensile toward the finish. This is one of the best vintages of Malartic Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94-96 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £173.00
Pedesclaux 2020 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £380.10
2020

Pedesclaux 2020 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very chewy with dusty tannins and blackberry and blueberry character. Some chocolate, too. Full and layered. Such beautiful violet and black-cherry quality at the end with some raspberries, 56% cabernet sauvignon. 34% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. First year with organic farming. A nice step-up in quality.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £380.10
Pedesclaux 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £193.50
2020

Pedesclaux 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

This is very chewy with dusty tannins and blackberry and blueberry character. Some chocolate, too. Full and layered. Such beautiful violet and black-cherry quality at the end with some raspberries, 56% cabernet sauvignon. 34% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. First year with organic farming. A nice step-up in quality.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £193.50
Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £463.50
2020

Rauzan-Segla 2020 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98+)

Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Rauzan-Ségla is aging for 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It has an alcohol of 13.5% and a pH of 3.74. Deep purple-black colored, aromas of blackcurrant cordial, stewed red and black plums, chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry coulis erupt from the glass, leading to an undercurrent of tar, licorice, red roses and menthol, plus a hint of unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and yet manages seriously impressive intensity, which is well-sustained throughout the mid-palate and finish. Refined and refreshing, delivering beautifully soft, silt-like tannins and bags of bright red and black fruits, it finishes with amazing length and a stunning perfume. Between this and Château Canon, Nicolas Audebert and his team have knocked it out of the park this vintage. “The mildew was our biggest challenge this year,” said Technical Director Nicolas Audebert. “It is a very heterogeneous vineyard. More than 20 different soil types. And it is true, the August rain was not the same across Bordeaux. We have 40% Merlot in the blend, like Palmer, which works well this year. The impact of the dry period was stronger on the Cabernet Sauvignon. We had very small berries. The effect of the dryness and the ripeness is there in the wine, but there is no excess of ripeness. There is a little bit of an exotic style. It could be a place where you have a mix of culture and civilization. It is generous but extremely elegant. This was a vintage where we had to fight to get it. It’s like in rugby, when you win by just one point on a rainy day. This is a special wine for me—it has the taste of victory!”
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £463.50

List Grid

17 Products

Live Chat with a Cru Advisor
X
We use cookies. Read more