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Aladame Montagny 1er Cru Les Maroques 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £174.47
2016

Aladame Montagny 1er Cru Les Maroques 2016 (6x75cl)
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Burgundy 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £174.47
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £424.07
2015

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Laced with ripe cherry, strawberry, floral, spice, iron and leather flavors, this red is complex and charming, yet with serious tannins that ply the structure and lift the long finish. The fine balance should facilitate longevity. Best from 2024 through 2048. 1,600 cases made.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 4 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £424.07
Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £572.87
2017

Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

From a warm and sunny vintage that produced darkly concentrated fruit, the Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a teaser and a super pleaser. This is one flashy wine. This carefully calculated blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot pours from the bottle with a beautifully saturated and rich color. I double-decanted my sample before writing this review, and the wine's aromas showed immediate harmony and intensity. The wine seduces and flirts with all your senses. This vintage caps many years of study regarding blending: The Merlot is slightly decreased here, and the Cabernet Franc is slowly taking on a more important supporting role. The Petit Verdot that was used as a peppery accent two years ago has now been removed altogether. The results are pliant, seamless and fluid, and that's the big takeaway here. The wine is bountiful, round, supple and full-bodied. Unless you are decidedly not a fan of this style, there's nothing not to love. I had anticipated more tightness in terms of possible hot-vintage tannins, but I am very pleased by the general integration of the mouthfeel. The Guado al Tasso vineyards are located not too far from the sea, at a low elevation of about 60 meters above sea level. The soils are alluvial with a unique mix of limestone clay and sand, with pockets of rocks and are generally known as the Bolgheri Agglomerate. Some 120,000 bottles of this vintage hit the market in February 2020.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £572.87
Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,438.07
2018

Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2018 Ausone is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, rather predictably, the nose is almost completely shut-down on first sniff, taking considerable aeration to begin to reveal its jaw-dropping perfume of ripe black cherries, wild blueberries and plum preserves, leading to suggestions of candied violets, molten chocolate, licorice and crushed rocks with subtle cedar and pencil lead hints. The medium to full-bodied palate (14.5% alcohol) is so tightly wound and nuanced at this stage, it requires a lot of focus unravel all that is going on here. In short: a lot. The ripe, rich, black and blue fruit layers eventually give way to the beautifully cerebral earthy/minerally subtext, carried by fantastically well-knit tension, delivering an incredibly long, foundation-shaking finish. If the earth doesn't move when you drink this, you're probably not doing it right.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,438.07
Baricci Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £328.07
2015

Baricci Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The full name of this estate is Baricci Colombaio Montosoli, and indeed it is one of the protagonists of the celebrated Montosoli vineyard. The Baricci 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is highly distinguished by its mineral side (with marl, marine fossil, schist quartz and Galestro soils), and that is truly the magic of this wine. There is a pungent note of raw grape at first, but it lifts to reveal forest berry, camphor ash and subtle touches of sweet spice. These elements come together like a tightly fitted mosaic. The wine is balanced and fresh, with just enough structure to add firmness and considerable length to its polished mid-weight frame. In fact, mouthfeel is this wine's strongest suit. Acidity is never a problem in Montosoli, located on the north side of Montalcino where day and night temperature shifts play an important role in slow fruit ripening. This warm vintage shows higher extract, but the overall balance allowed Baricci to bottle using very little sulfur (which could account for that little tangy note you get on first nose). The wine went into bottle in July 2019, and 15,000 bottles were made. It was released in January 2020.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £328.07
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £259.07
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £259.07
Beau-Sejour Becot 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £328.67
2019

Beau-Sejour Becot 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

Rich plum colour. This takes its time to open, is pretty subtle at first, but then explodes in juicy fruit. Clear salinity where you can feel the slate scrape of the limestone terroir, alongside well expressed aromatics with touches of peony flowers. Elegant and succulent. Second vintage with Jean de Cournuaud as technical director. A yield of 46hl/ha. 65% new oak, with a mix of barrels and 20hl casks. 3.77pH. Harvest 18-21 September, with all the Merlots in 3.5 days instead of the usual 11 days (and in fact stretched over one month in 2018), with just 20 minutes from picking to vat. Thomas Duclos consultant.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £328.67
Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £518.27
2018

Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

Showing beautifully both times I was able to taste it, the 2018 Château Beychevelle checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that's aging in 60% new French oak. This ultra-pure, refined, gorgeously layered Beychevelle offers terrific notes of black cherries, blackberries, cassis, violets, and damp earth. Deep, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has a thrilling sense of purity and elegance as well as building structure. This is the third vintage vinified in the new cellar, and the 2018 represents a selection of 50% of the total production. It hit 14.5% alcohol with a healthy pH of 3.74 and a massive IPT of 81. Hats off to director Romain Ducolomb for another brilliant wine that I suspect will surpass both the 2015 and 2016!
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Beychevelle 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £501.47
2020

Beychevelle 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

Based on 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, the Grand Vin 2020 Château Beychevelle is a stunner that does everything right, offering a monster bouquet of black and blue fruits as well as candied violets, incense, flowers, and toasty oak. A ripe, full-bodied, incredibly sexy wine in every sense, it has a great mid-palate, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's one of the more up-front, exotic wines in the vintage and should be accessible with just short-term cellaring.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £501.47
Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £445.07
2018

Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn't want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically. Fermentations in open 225l barrels with natural yeasts and manual punch downs.
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Bibian 2016 (6x75cl)
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2016

Bibian 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

The 2016 Bibian has a tightly-wound bouquet that demands more coaxing than its peers, eventually revealing pure blackberries, raspberry, cedar and light mint aromas. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very pure and polished with some classy new oak assiduously blended. This is a classy offering and one of the best Cru Bourgeois that I have tasted this vintage. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £123.47
Bouchard Pere & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
2019

Bouchard Pere & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Its really hard to imagine how a white Brugundy could be more flinty and minerally than this super-concentrated and super-vibrant Chevalier Montrachet. Lovely aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine, tangerine and nectarine, alongside all the stony stuff. Then comes the staggeringly long finish that is totally pure and precise. From Bouchard’s 2.3-hectare holding, which comprises almost a third of the entire Grand Cru site. Drink or hold.
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Burgundy 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,978.07
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £298.07
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £298.07
Caro 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £254.87
2017

Caro 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time with blue-fruit, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Crushed-stone, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and contracted with a level of shyness to its strength. The length derives from the excellence of the cabernet. One for the cellar. Blend of 74% malbec and 26% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023, but exciting to drink all the same.
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Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £254.87
Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,627.07
2019

Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

The purity of fruit is so enticing here with strawberries, flowers, lavender and currants. Black earth, too. Some stone and cement. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,627.07
Castellare I Sodi Di San Niccolo 2016 (6x75cl)
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2016

Castellare I Sodi Di San Niccolo 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

Castellare's I Sodi di San Niccolò is the single most overlooked high-end wine in Tuscany today. The 2016 picks up where the 2015 left off. A rush of inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, licorice, gravel, blueberry and menthol builds as the 2016 shows off its exceptional balance and pedigree. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. Even so, the 2016 has been nothing less than spectacular on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. In a word: monumental.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £323.27
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £305.27
2008

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

A complex bouquet of smoky cherry, plum, iron, leather and spice is enticing, while the supple texture is laden with fading fruit, spice, sanguine and tobacco flavors. Lively and long, it firms up on the finish, where the fruit and savory elements converge. Drink now through 2033.
Collezione Privata 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £305.27
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £388.07
2018

Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2018 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, from a vineyard planted in Altamira in 1996 from an old massal selection, has contained ripeness, reflecting the less warm vintage (after 2017). The grapes were picked very early but with good ripeness because of the low yields in a very dry year. It fermented in open-top barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter oak barrels. It's a balanced and elegant Malbec with some restraint and a very fine thread in the palate, with really fine tannins. It follows the path of the phenomenal 2017, fine and elegant. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 3 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £388.07
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,339.07
2011

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate(Robert Parker) (100)

The 2011 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree comes from a lieu-dit known as Les Murets planted with 80- to 90-year-old Marsanne vines. The bouquet offers up scents of Asian spices, lychee nuts, white currant liqueur and peach and apricot marmalade. This stunning, honeyed, flamboyant white is perfection in a glass. Drink it over the next half century.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (Wine Advocate(Robert Parker)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,339.07
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,226.40
2012

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2012 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree is still firing on all cylinders, sporting heavenly notes of powdered rock, white flowers, honeyed orange blossom, white currants and a saltiness that keeps you coming back to the glass. Full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent, drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,226.40
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.
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Rhone 6x75cl 6 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £940.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £886.07
2009

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exotic, almost over-the-top expression of Marsanne, it has less minerality than the 2010, yet more of everything else with boatloads of caramelized fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers, honey and crushed rocks all soaring from the glass. Rich, layered, exuberant, unctuous and exotic, with stunning freshness despite it's thickness and weight, drink this incredible white anytime over the coming 30-40 years.
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Rhone 6x75cl 7 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £886.07
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.
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Rhone 6x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £886.07
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £900.47
1994

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (6x75cl)

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.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £900.47
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £226.07
2016

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Red-berry, wild-rose, crushed mint and dark-spice aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. The full-bodied palate is concentrated but also boasts finesse, offering layers of raspberry jam, smooth licorice and tobacco alongside a backbone of enveloping, velvety tannins. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol but the succulent fruit stands up to it. Drink 2024–2036.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 13 97 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £226.07
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £419.27
2016

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Lots going on here with black plums, ripe cherries, cedar, smoke and cocoa on the nose. Ash, chocolate, crushed walnuts and some praline. Mushrooms. This has firm, ripe tannins and a full body. Flavorful and juicy finish. Very structured. Drink after 2025.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 5 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £419.27
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)
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2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £130.67
Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £588.47
2008

Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2008 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux is far superior to the 2005. It is relatively backward on the nose, but it has startling delineation with open, natural red-berry fruit – predominantly freshly picked strawberries, raspberry and pomegranate. With continued aeration it offers a cheeky hint of white chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. This is very harmonious and feminine with a silky texture that lends it a Vosne-like finish. What a lovely 2008! Drink now-2022+
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Burgundy 6x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £588.47
De Pressac 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £152.27
2017

De Pressac 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

A sleeper in this vintage, the 2017 de Pressac is deep, plush and wonderfully expressive, with a bit more finesse than I have seen here in the past. The 2017 possesses terrific energy to match its translucent personality. Sweet floral, blood orange and spice nuances add striking aromatic top notes, The 2017 is pure class. Pressac remains one of Saint-Émilion's under the radar gems. The 2017 is pure class. Tasted three times.
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Descendientes de Jose Palacios Villa de Corullon 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £174.47
2020

Descendientes de Jose Palacios Villa de Corullon 2020 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £174.47
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Aladame Montagny 1er Cru Les Maroques 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £132.00
2016

Aladame Montagny 1er Cru Les Maroques 2016 (6x75cl)
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Burgundy 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £132.00
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £340.00
2015

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Laced with ripe cherry, strawberry, floral, spice, iron and leather flavors, this red is complex and charming, yet with serious tannins that ply the structure and lift the long finish. The fine balance should facilitate longevity. Best from 2024 through 2048. 1,600 cases made.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 4 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00
Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £464.00
2017

Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

From a warm and sunny vintage that produced darkly concentrated fruit, the Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a teaser and a super pleaser. This is one flashy wine. This carefully calculated blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot pours from the bottle with a beautifully saturated and rich color. I double-decanted my sample before writing this review, and the wine's aromas showed immediate harmony and intensity. The wine seduces and flirts with all your senses. This vintage caps many years of study regarding blending: The Merlot is slightly decreased here, and the Cabernet Franc is slowly taking on a more important supporting role. The Petit Verdot that was used as a peppery accent two years ago has now been removed altogether. The results are pliant, seamless and fluid, and that's the big takeaway here. The wine is bountiful, round, supple and full-bodied. Unless you are decidedly not a fan of this style, there's nothing not to love. I had anticipated more tightness in terms of possible hot-vintage tannins, but I am very pleased by the general integration of the mouthfeel. The Guado al Tasso vineyards are located not too far from the sea, at a low elevation of about 60 meters above sea level. The soils are alluvial with a unique mix of limestone clay and sand, with pockets of rocks and are generally known as the Bolgheri Agglomerate. Some 120,000 bottles of this vintage hit the market in February 2020.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £464.00
Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £3,685.00
2018

Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2018 Ausone is a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, rather predictably, the nose is almost completely shut-down on first sniff, taking considerable aeration to begin to reveal its jaw-dropping perfume of ripe black cherries, wild blueberries and plum preserves, leading to suggestions of candied violets, molten chocolate, licorice and crushed rocks with subtle cedar and pencil lead hints. The medium to full-bodied palate (14.5% alcohol) is so tightly wound and nuanced at this stage, it requires a lot of focus unravel all that is going on here. In short: a lot. The ripe, rich, black and blue fruit layers eventually give way to the beautifully cerebral earthy/minerally subtext, carried by fantastically well-knit tension, delivering an incredibly long, foundation-shaking finish. If the earth doesn't move when you drink this, you're probably not doing it right.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,685.00
Baricci Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £260.00
2015

Baricci Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The full name of this estate is Baricci Colombaio Montosoli, and indeed it is one of the protagonists of the celebrated Montosoli vineyard. The Baricci 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is highly distinguished by its mineral side (with marl, marine fossil, schist quartz and Galestro soils), and that is truly the magic of this wine. There is a pungent note of raw grape at first, but it lifts to reveal forest berry, camphor ash and subtle touches of sweet spice. These elements come together like a tightly fitted mosaic. The wine is balanced and fresh, with just enough structure to add firmness and considerable length to its polished mid-weight frame. In fact, mouthfeel is this wine's strongest suit. Acidity is never a problem in Montosoli, located on the north side of Montalcino where day and night temperature shifts play an important role in slow fruit ripening. This warm vintage shows higher extract, but the overall balance allowed Baricci to bottle using very little sulfur (which could account for that little tangy note you get on first nose). The wine went into bottle in July 2019, and 15,000 bottles were made. It was released in January 2020.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £260.00
Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £202.50
2020

Batailley 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This is classically structured with a wonderful finish of extremely polished tannins and an ultra long finish. So much blackcurrant, spice and cedar. Seamless. 70% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot.
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Beau-Sejour Becot 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £260.50
2019

Beau-Sejour Becot 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

Rich plum colour. This takes its time to open, is pretty subtle at first, but then explodes in juicy fruit. Clear salinity where you can feel the slate scrape of the limestone terroir, alongside well expressed aromatics with touches of peony flowers. Elegant and succulent. Second vintage with Jean de Cournuaud as technical director. A yield of 46hl/ha. 65% new oak, with a mix of barrels and 20hl casks. 3.77pH. Harvest 18-21 September, with all the Merlots in 3.5 days instead of the usual 11 days (and in fact stretched over one month in 2018), with just 20 minutes from picking to vat. Thomas Duclos consultant.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £260.50
Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £418.50
2018

Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

Showing beautifully both times I was able to taste it, the 2018 Château Beychevelle checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that's aging in 60% new French oak. This ultra-pure, refined, gorgeously layered Beychevelle offers terrific notes of black cherries, blackberries, cassis, violets, and damp earth. Deep, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has a thrilling sense of purity and elegance as well as building structure. This is the third vintage vinified in the new cellar, and the 2018 represents a selection of 50% of the total production. It hit 14.5% alcohol with a healthy pH of 3.74 and a massive IPT of 81. Hats off to director Romain Ducolomb for another brilliant wine that I suspect will surpass both the 2015 and 2016!
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Beychevelle 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £404.50
2020

Beychevelle 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

Based on 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot, the Grand Vin 2020 Château Beychevelle is a stunner that does everything right, offering a monster bouquet of black and blue fruits as well as candied violets, incense, flowers, and toasty oak. A ripe, full-bodied, incredibly sexy wine in every sense, it has a great mid-palate, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's one of the more up-front, exotic wines in the vintage and should be accessible with just short-term cellaring.
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Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £357.50
2018

Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn't want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically. Fermentations in open 225l barrels with natural yeasts and manual punch downs.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £357.50
Bibian 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £89.50
2016

Bibian 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

The 2016 Bibian has a tightly-wound bouquet that demands more coaxing than its peers, eventually revealing pure blackberries, raspberry, cedar and light mint aromas. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very pure and polished with some classy new oak assiduously blended. This is a classy offering and one of the best Cru Bourgeois that I have tasted this vintage. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.
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Bouchard Pere & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,635.00
2019

Bouchard Pere & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Its really hard to imagine how a white Brugundy could be more flinty and minerally than this super-concentrated and super-vibrant Chevalier Montrachet. Lovely aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine, tangerine and nectarine, alongside all the stony stuff. Then comes the staggeringly long finish that is totally pure and precise. From Bouchard’s 2.3-hectare holding, which comprises almost a third of the entire Grand Cru site. Drink or hold.
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Burgundy 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,635.00
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £235.00
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £235.00
Caro 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £199.00
2017

Caro 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time with blue-fruit, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Crushed-stone, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and contracted with a level of shyness to its strength. The length derives from the excellence of the cabernet. One for the cellar. Blend of 74% malbec and 26% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023, but exciting to drink all the same.
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Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £199.00
Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,342.50
2019

Carruades de Lafite 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

The purity of fruit is so enticing here with strawberries, flowers, lavender and currants. Black earth, too. Some stone and cement. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,342.50
Castellare I Sodi Di San Niccolo 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £256.00
2016

Castellare I Sodi Di San Niccolo 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

Castellare's I Sodi di San Niccolò is the single most overlooked high-end wine in Tuscany today. The 2016 picks up where the 2015 left off. A rush of inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, licorice, gravel, blueberry and menthol builds as the 2016 shows off its exceptional balance and pedigree. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2016 needs a few years in bottle to fully come together. Even so, the 2016 has been nothing less than spectacular on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. In a word: monumental.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £256.00
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £241.00
2008

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

A complex bouquet of smoky cherry, plum, iron, leather and spice is enticing, while the supple texture is laden with fading fruit, spice, sanguine and tobacco flavors. Lively and long, it firms up on the finish, where the fruit and savory elements converge. Drink now through 2033.
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Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £310.00
2018

Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2018 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, from a vineyard planted in Altamira in 1996 from an old massal selection, has contained ripeness, reflecting the less warm vintage (after 2017). The grapes were picked very early but with good ripeness because of the low yields in a very dry year. It fermented in open-top barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter oak barrels. It's a balanced and elegant Malbec with some restraint and a very fine thread in the palate, with really fine tannins. It follows the path of the phenomenal 2017, fine and elegant. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 3 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £310.00
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,102.50
2011

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate(Robert Parker) (100)

The 2011 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree comes from a lieu-dit known as Les Murets planted with 80- to 90-year-old Marsanne vines. The bouquet offers up scents of Asian spices, lychee nuts, white currant liqueur and peach and apricot marmalade. This stunning, honeyed, flamboyant white is perfection in a glass. Drink it over the next half century.
Ex-Domaine Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (Wine Advocate(Robert Parker)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,102.50
Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,022.00
2012

Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Oree Blanc 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2012 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree is still firing on all cylinders, sporting heavenly notes of powdered rock, white flowers, honeyed orange blossom, white currants and a saltiness that keeps you coming back to the glass. Full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent, drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,022.00
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.
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Rhone 6x75cl 6 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £725.00
2009

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exotic, almost over-the-top expression of Marsanne, it has less minerality than the 2010, yet more of everything else with boatloads of caramelized fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers, honey and crushed rocks all soaring from the glass. Rich, layered, exuberant, unctuous and exotic, with stunning freshness despite it's thickness and weight, drink this incredible white anytime over the coming 30-40 years.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 7 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £725.00
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 2023

Rhone 6x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £725.00
Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £737.00
1994

Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1994 (6x75cl)

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.
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Rhone 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £737.00
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £175.00
2016

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

Red-berry, wild-rose, crushed mint and dark-spice aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. The full-bodied palate is concentrated but also boasts finesse, offering layers of raspberry jam, smooth licorice and tobacco alongside a backbone of enveloping, velvety tannins. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol but the succulent fruit stands up to it. Drink 2024–2036.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Oct 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 13 97 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £175.00
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £336.00
2016

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Lots going on here with black plums, ripe cherries, cedar, smoke and cocoa on the nose. Ash, chocolate, crushed walnuts and some praline. Mushrooms. This has firm, ripe tannins and a full body. Flavorful and juicy finish. Very structured. Drink after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 11 Sep 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 5 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £336.00
Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £95.50
2020

Clos La Gaffeliere 2020 (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Bright plum, cranberry and cherry fruit, some easy-to-love freshness. Unfussy and appealing with a limestone kick and chalky finish. Second wine of Château la Gaffelière, made since 1985. Has its own separate wine cellar, with grapes that come from specific plots.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £95.50
Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £477.00
2008

Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2008 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux is far superior to the 2005. It is relatively backward on the nose, but it has startling delineation with open, natural red-berry fruit – predominantly freshly picked strawberries, raspberry and pomegranate. With continued aeration it offers a cheeky hint of white chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. This is very harmonious and feminine with a silky texture that lends it a Vosne-like finish. What a lovely 2008! Drink now-2022+
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Burgundy 6x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £477.00
De Pressac 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £113.50
2017

De Pressac 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

A sleeper in this vintage, the 2017 de Pressac is deep, plush and wonderfully expressive, with a bit more finesse than I have seen here in the past. The 2017 possesses terrific energy to match its translucent personality. Sweet floral, blood orange and spice nuances add striking aromatic top notes, The 2017 is pure class. Pressac remains one of Saint-Émilion's under the radar gems. The 2017 is pure class. Tasted three times.
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Descendientes de Jose Palacios Villa de Corullon 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £132.00
2020

Descendientes de Jose Palacios Villa de Corullon 2020 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2022

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 6 - In Bond: £132.00

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