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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £272.27
2018

Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

This is extremely perfumed with violets, sage, lavender, currants and berries. Fresh and vivid. Medium-to full-bodied with super refined tannins and fruit. So subtle and refined. This is really long and gorgeous. Goes on for minutes. A change in style from past vintages and I like it. 30% syrah, 30% cabernet franc, 16% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot 7% petit verdot and 5% sangiovese. From organically grown grapes. So hard not to drink now, but better after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £272.27
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £596.87
2018

Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

So aromatic and fresh with dried flowers, sweet tobacco and hints of straw. Red fruit, cloves and green peppercorns. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins that are very fresh and refined. Fine, silky and beautiful. Hints of minerals and granite to the dark fruit. Such gorgeous length and beauty. 64% carmenere, 18% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Extremely long and poised. Cooler wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Delicious to drink already, but another three to four years will make it even better.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £596.87
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £515.03
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It’s a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly, and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £515.03
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £261.23
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It's a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £261.23
Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.07
2018

Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity—they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Oct 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 5 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.07
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £472.07
2018

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Powerfully aromatic on the nose and palate with blackcurrants, liquorice, aniseed and herbal elements. Dark fruits fill the mouth with chewy, juicy tannins. This has such a lovely eucalyptus freshness that just drives the wine from start to finish allowing the intense fruit to shine but also giving a feeling of coolness on the tongue. Really delicious with excellent structure and precision. The wine first joined the Place de Bordeaux in 2018. First produced in 1997 and now made by the father-daughter team Nicolás Catena Zapata and Dr. Laura Catena. Fermentation takes place in 500l oak barrels, concrete and stainless-steel tanks, at temperatures of 26-28ºC for about 10-15 days. The post-fermentation maceration lasts between 5 and 10 days. The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation and is then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Jan 2022

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £472.07
Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Riserva 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £226.07
2018

Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Riserva 2018 (6x75cl) Le Lucciole is an elevated version of Predappio, sourcing from the 0.8 hectare parcel of Raggio Brusa vineyard. Perched at the lofty altitude of 350 meters, this vineyard is unique in its East-facing situation and poor soils. 100% Sangiovese, this is a very special Italian born-and-bred wine of sensational quality.

The 2018 is a genuine representation of the gracefully balanced vintage. While it offers a welcoming freshness and acidity, there is also a superb concentration to support the wine to cellar in the long term. Production is ultra-limited, only 5,000 bottles were produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Emilia Romagna 6x75cl 5 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £226.07
Chiara Condello Romagna Sangiovese di Predappio 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £118.07
2018

Chiara Condello Romagna Sangiovese di Predappio 2018 (6x75cl) Clear bright ruby colour, the nose is driven by intense crunchy fruits together with floral aromas and the palate is characterised by silky tannins balanced with nice acidity and a long and fresh elegant finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Emilia Romagna 6x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £118.07
DAOU Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £380.03
2018

DAOU Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

The 2018 Soul Of A Lion is an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, made exclusively from free-run juice, blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose opens slowly, segueing from graphite and tobacco leaves, to violets and blue fruit preserves, to cinnamon, potpourri and dark spices. The palate is seamless and cashmere-like, with expansive, pure, mineral-laced fruits enlivened by a burst of freshness that highlights the perfectly ripe fruit character this vintage. The finish is very long, offering violet perfume and iron tones that linger in the mouth. This is a gorgeous wine that combines unique personality with expert craftsmanship. It drinks well now but has all it needs for a long life in the cellar.
Buy 2 or more for £362.03 each
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 42 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £380.03
Emmanuel Darnaud Saint Joseph La Dardouille 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £196.07
2018

Emmanuel Darnaud Saint Joseph La Dardouille 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96+)

Despite coming in at 15.2% alcohol, the 2018 Saint Joseph La Dardouille shows absolutely no alcohol-derived heat. With accents of crushed stone, pencil shavings and violets layered over deep cassis and blueberry fruit, this wine should prove outstanding. It's full-bodied, concentrated and richly textured, with a long, vibrant and intensely-flavored finish that also manages to be elegant. Wow.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £196.07
Garage Wine Co Cru Truquilemu 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £316.07
2018

Garage Wine Co Cru Truquilemu 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

After 20 harvests comes their first Cru, the 2018 Cru Truquilemu, which they describe as "Truqui with more stuffing." It comes from a small triangular section with a lower natural yield, with greater concentration and a darker, more brooding personality. It was fermented with more stems than the other Truquilemu and with a bit of Syrah, which adds weight, depth and texture. After fermenting pieces of the vineyard separately over many years, two distinct personalities emerged, and they have bottled them separately since 2018. Truquilemu has become more ethereal after the separation, and this is sturdier, with extra stuffing but more tension. The wine has less alcohol (12.8%, and 12.5% in 2019!!) higher acidity (7.43 grams measured in tartaric acid) and an incredible pH of 3.18, amazing parameters of freshness and restraint. This is not heavier, it just seems to have the same personality but with more layers. It was produced in a very simple and slow way, fermenting in open-top lagars with some full clusters and adding lignified stems to avoid carbonic maceration, with indigenous yeasts; malolactic took 11 months (!), and the aging in used and neutral barrel was extended over two winters. For the 2018 vintage, they filled 3,449 bottles in January 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £316.07
Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £160.07
2018

Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2018 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (94)

Pale but vibrant ruby in colour, from 6.5ha of 45 year old vines on the northern slopes of Etna at 750m. So fragrant it’s crazy, soft raspberry and cranberry fruits, this is far more intense on the nose than you expect from the colour. Very approachable, easy to enjoy, fragrant with rolling waves of summer fruits, orange peel and earthy dried herbs. No need to wait to drink this, although you feel gentle tannins guiding your way through the palate. Easy to recommend this wine from Davide Rosse (originally from Piedmont, and you can see something of the delicacy of nebbiolo here, the whisper of a variety that specialises in gentle persuasion). Aged in an array of differently sized French oak barrels and casks. Got to be the best value wine of the September Releases.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Sicily 6x75cl 24 94 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £160.07
Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,899.07
2018

Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

Opulent, powerful, full-bodied, dense and intense, this incredibly rich wine offers mouth-coating layers of ripe, lush, smoke and tobacco infused dark red and black fruits. What makes this wine great is that with all its power, you also find balance, elegance, harmony and layers of complexity. The expansive finish, with its ripe fruits, tobacco leaf, smoke, barbecue and oceanic minerality holds you captive for over 60 seconds! This will age for at least 3-4 decades with ease. The wine blends 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 14.6 ABV.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,899.07
Jean Paul Brun Grille Midi Fleurie 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £158.87
2018

Jean Paul Brun Grille Midi Fleurie 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Jean-Paul Brun's 66-year-old vines in this prime lieux-dit have yielded a superb 2018 Fleurie Grille-Midi, a striking wine that unfurls in the glass with complex aromas of black raspberries, rose petals, smoked meats and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and satiny, with a bottomless core of concentrated fruit, velvety tannins and ripe acids, concluding with a long and sapid finish. This is a brilliant, age-worthy Fleurie worth special effort to track down.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £158.87
Lynch Bages 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £646.07
2018

Lynch Bages 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96-99)

Dark cassis, plum and cherry fruit flavors stream through in this red, harnessed well by bolts of iron along the way. Sweet tobacco detail echoes through the finish, which is seriously long. An extremely rock-solid wine in the making here.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-99 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £646.07
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £559.67
2018

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Sourced only from the Barossa Valley, RWT is aged exclusively in French oak, giving it two major points of difference from the rest of the Penfolds range. Always a sexy, voluptuous wine (and admittedly a personal favorite), the 2018 RWT Shiraz ratchets that up to new heights in a great Barossa vintage, boasting layers of berry-like fruit, refined vanilla shadings and baking-spice notes, plus more exotic elements like star anise and cocoa powder. It's full-bodied and plush without being unstructured in any way, with a lingering, complex finish and the concentration to age two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £559.67
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £400.07
2018

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Halliday Wine Companion (97)

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Port Lincoln, Robe, Padthaway, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit. Matured 12 months in 50+yo vats. The effortless, unassuming self-assuredness of St Henri holds a unique and beloved place in the assemblage of Penfolds heroes, and 2018 marks a particularly special release. Accomplished, spicy, glossy black fruits of grand integrity unfold to magnificent effect in the glass, contrasting a fine-boned frame of rigid yet graceful, powder-fine tannins that carry a finish of long-lingering line and alluring appeal. I look forward to spectating from the sidelines as its fruit slowly unfurls over the decades to come. An adorable St Henri that exemplifies all that this label stands for.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (HWC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £400.07
Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £620.87
2018

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)

James Halliday (99)

72% Tasmania (predominantly Central Highlands and Coal River Valley, with a little Derwent Valley), 22% Tumbarumba (for minerality and linearity), 6% Adelaide Hills (for richness); matured eight months in 60% new French oak barriques. An ultra-cool climate blend of Tasmania, Tumbarumba and Adelaide Hills fruit wastes no time in setting the terms of engagement with a wine of infinite class. The flinty/smoky aromas introducing an almost painful intensity on the mercurial palate, a celebration of white-fleshed stone fruits. It has made light work of 8 months in 100% new French oak. Struts its stuff without a care in the world.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 10 99 (JH) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £620.87
PerSe Gualtallary Inseparable 2018 (4x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £136.71
2018

PerSe Gualtallary Inseparable 2018 (4x75cl)

Decanter (95)

Fans of Edgardo Del Pópolo and David Bonomi's limited-production PerSe wines will welcome this new addition to the portfolio – with 10,800 bottles made it has by far the highest availability of any of their cuvees. The Malbec used to make Inseparable comes from Monasterio, a tiny, prestigious sub-region of remote Gualtallary in Uco Valley. Hand-picked, fermented in concrete and aged for 14 months in neutral French oak, this is a lifted and refined style of Malbec. Savoury aromas on the nose, with intense cassis, notes of cherries, spice and violets. Tightly coiled black fruit and fine-grained tannins on the palate, opening into intense black berry fruit, with juicy cherry notes, spice and savoury/gamey undertones, but with lovely freshness and a mineral backbone. From what Del Pópolo describes as 'a classic Mendoza vintage – warm and dry', this is an impressive inaugural vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Mar 2022

Mendoza 4x75cl 30 95 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £136.71
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £181.67
2018

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018 (6x75cl)

Greg Sherwood MW (94)

We all know when Produttori del Barbaresco decide not to bottle all their great nine grower crus, the resulting wines are all blended into the Barbaresco DOCG normale cuvee. 2018 is just such a vintage and sure enough, eager collectors have been waiting for this super charged Nebbiolo release. On initial examination, the wine shows the most pretty, lifted, inviting aromatics of dried rose petals, crushed coriander, tart red cherries, salty blueberries and a seductive red liquorice complexity. On the palate, there is an attractive translucent purity and silky filigree tannins that combine with a suave, lithe, harmonious concentration of red cherry candied fruits, touches of tar, saline cassis, sloe berries and a finish that typifies true, pure classical Nebbiolo fruit. While the seductive allure of the perfumed aromatics currently outpace the slightly backwardness of the palate fruit density and structure, all the signs in the glass point to another extremely fine and supremely attractive Barbaresco release. Drink from 2022 to 2034+.
Buy 2 or more for £169.67 each
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Piedmont 6x75cl 24 94 (GS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £181.67
Reyneke Syrah 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.07
2018

Reyneke Syrah 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

The 2018 Syrah Biodynamic was hand-sorted before being transferred into Nomblot concrete tanks for alcoholic fermentation, where 30% of the grapes are left whole bunch, the berries on stalks crushed to avoid carbonic fermentation at the bottom of the tank. The remaining 70% of grapes are destemmed. The wine takes two or three minutes to find its groove, then offers detailed blackberry, raspberry preserve, clove and wild fennel aromas, hints of bilberry jam emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, saturated tannins and plenty of dusky black fruit mixed with garam masala and bay leaf. Beautifully defined on the finish. Stunning.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Coastal Region 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £213.50
2018

Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

This is extremely perfumed with violets, sage, lavender, currants and berries. Fresh and vivid. Medium-to full-bodied with super refined tannins and fruit. So subtle and refined. This is really long and gorgeous. Goes on for minutes. A change in style from past vintages and I like it. 30% syrah, 30% cabernet franc, 16% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot 7% petit verdot and 5% sangiovese. From organically grown grapes. So hard not to drink now, but better after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £213.50
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £484.00
2018

Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

So aromatic and fresh with dried flowers, sweet tobacco and hints of straw. Red fruit, cloves and green peppercorns. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins that are very fresh and refined. Fine, silky and beautiful. Hints of minerals and granite to the dark fruit. Such gorgeous length and beauty. 64% carmenere, 18% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Extremely long and poised. Cooler wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Delicious to drink already, but another three to four years will make it even better.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £484.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £422.50
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It’s a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly, and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £422.50
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £211.00
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It's a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £211.00
Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £90.00
2018

Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity—they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Oct 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 5 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £90.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £380.00
2018

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Powerfully aromatic on the nose and palate with blackcurrants, liquorice, aniseed and herbal elements. Dark fruits fill the mouth with chewy, juicy tannins. This has such a lovely eucalyptus freshness that just drives the wine from start to finish allowing the intense fruit to shine but also giving a feeling of coolness on the tongue. Really delicious with excellent structure and precision. The wine first joined the Place de Bordeaux in 2018. First produced in 1997 and now made by the father-daughter team Nicolás Catena Zapata and Dr. Laura Catena. Fermentation takes place in 500l oak barrels, concrete and stainless-steel tanks, at temperatures of 26-28ºC for about 10-15 days. The post-fermentation maceration lasts between 5 and 10 days. The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation and is then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Jan 2022

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £380.00
Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Riserva 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £175.00
2018

Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Riserva 2018 (6x75cl) Le Lucciole is an elevated version of Predappio, sourcing from the 0.8 hectare parcel of Raggio Brusa vineyard. Perched at the lofty altitude of 350 meters, this vineyard is unique in its East-facing situation and poor soils. 100% Sangiovese, this is a very special Italian born-and-bred wine of sensational quality.

The 2018 is a genuine representation of the gracefully balanced vintage. While it offers a welcoming freshness and acidity, there is also a superb concentration to support the wine to cellar in the long term. Production is ultra-limited, only 5,000 bottles were produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Emilia Romagna 6x75cl 5 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £175.00
Chiara Condello Romagna Sangiovese di Predappio 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £85.00
2018

Chiara Condello Romagna Sangiovese di Predappio 2018 (6x75cl) Clear bright ruby colour, the nose is driven by intense crunchy fruits together with floral aromas and the palate is characterised by silky tannins balanced with nice acidity and a long and fresh elegant finish.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Emilia Romagna 6x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £85.00
DAOU Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £310.00
2018

DAOU Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

The 2018 Soul Of A Lion is an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, made exclusively from free-run juice, blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose opens slowly, segueing from graphite and tobacco leaves, to violets and blue fruit preserves, to cinnamon, potpourri and dark spices. The palate is seamless and cashmere-like, with expansive, pure, mineral-laced fruits enlivened by a burst of freshness that highlights the perfectly ripe fruit character this vintage. The finish is very long, offering violet perfume and iron tones that linger in the mouth. This is a gorgeous wine that combines unique personality with expert craftsmanship. It drinks well now but has all it needs for a long life in the cellar.
Buy 2 or more for £295.00 each
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 42 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £310.00
Emmanuel Darnaud Saint Joseph La Dardouille 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £150.00
2018

Emmanuel Darnaud Saint Joseph La Dardouille 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96+)

Despite coming in at 15.2% alcohol, the 2018 Saint Joseph La Dardouille shows absolutely no alcohol-derived heat. With accents of crushed stone, pencil shavings and violets layered over deep cassis and blueberry fruit, this wine should prove outstanding. It's full-bodied, concentrated and richly textured, with a long, vibrant and intensely-flavored finish that also manages to be elegant. Wow.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94-96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £150.00
Garage Wine Co Cru Truquilemu 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £250.00
2018

Garage Wine Co Cru Truquilemu 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

After 20 harvests comes their first Cru, the 2018 Cru Truquilemu, which they describe as "Truqui with more stuffing." It comes from a small triangular section with a lower natural yield, with greater concentration and a darker, more brooding personality. It was fermented with more stems than the other Truquilemu and with a bit of Syrah, which adds weight, depth and texture. After fermenting pieces of the vineyard separately over many years, two distinct personalities emerged, and they have bottled them separately since 2018. Truquilemu has become more ethereal after the separation, and this is sturdier, with extra stuffing but more tension. The wine has less alcohol (12.8%, and 12.5% in 2019!!) higher acidity (7.43 grams measured in tartaric acid) and an incredible pH of 3.18, amazing parameters of freshness and restraint. This is not heavier, it just seems to have the same personality but with more layers. It was produced in a very simple and slow way, fermenting in open-top lagars with some full clusters and adding lignified stems to avoid carbonic maceration, with indigenous yeasts; malolactic took 11 months (!), and the aging in used and neutral barrel was extended over two winters. For the 2018 vintage, they filled 3,449 bottles in January 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £250.00
Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £120.00
2018

Giovanni Rosso Etna Rosso 2018 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (94)

Pale but vibrant ruby in colour, from 6.5ha of 45 year old vines on the northern slopes of Etna at 750m. So fragrant it’s crazy, soft raspberry and cranberry fruits, this is far more intense on the nose than you expect from the colour. Very approachable, easy to enjoy, fragrant with rolling waves of summer fruits, orange peel and earthy dried herbs. No need to wait to drink this, although you feel gentle tannins guiding your way through the palate. Easy to recommend this wine from Davide Rosse (originally from Piedmont, and you can see something of the delicacy of nebbiolo here, the whisper of a variety that specialises in gentle persuasion). Aged in an array of differently sized French oak barrels and casks. Got to be the best value wine of the September Releases.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Sicily 6x75cl 24 94 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £120.00
Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,402.50
2018

Haut-Brion 2018 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

Opulent, powerful, full-bodied, dense and intense, this incredibly rich wine offers mouth-coating layers of ripe, lush, smoke and tobacco infused dark red and black fruits. What makes this wine great is that with all its power, you also find balance, elegance, harmony and layers of complexity. The expansive finish, with its ripe fruits, tobacco leaf, smoke, barbecue and oceanic minerality holds you captive for over 60 seconds! This will age for at least 3-4 decades with ease. The wine blends 56% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 14.6 ABV.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,402.50
Jean Paul Brun Grille Midi Fleurie 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £119.00
2018

Jean Paul Brun Grille Midi Fleurie 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Jean-Paul Brun's 66-year-old vines in this prime lieux-dit have yielded a superb 2018 Fleurie Grille-Midi, a striking wine that unfurls in the glass with complex aromas of black raspberries, rose petals, smoked meats and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and satiny, with a bottomless core of concentrated fruit, velvety tannins and ripe acids, concluding with a long and sapid finish. This is a brilliant, age-worthy Fleurie worth special effort to track down.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £119.00
Lynch Bages 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £525.00
2018

Lynch Bages 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96-99)

Dark cassis, plum and cherry fruit flavors stream through in this red, harnessed well by bolts of iron along the way. Sweet tobacco detail echoes through the finish, which is seriously long. An extremely rock-solid wine in the making here.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-99 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £525.00
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £453.00
2018

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Sourced only from the Barossa Valley, RWT is aged exclusively in French oak, giving it two major points of difference from the rest of the Penfolds range. Always a sexy, voluptuous wine (and admittedly a personal favorite), the 2018 RWT Shiraz ratchets that up to new heights in a great Barossa vintage, boasting layers of berry-like fruit, refined vanilla shadings and baking-spice notes, plus more exotic elements like star anise and cocoa powder. It's full-bodied and plush without being unstructured in any way, with a lingering, complex finish and the concentration to age two decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £453.00
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £320.00
2018

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2018 (6x75cl)

Halliday Wine Companion (97)

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Port Lincoln, Robe, Padthaway, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit. Matured 12 months in 50+yo vats. The effortless, unassuming self-assuredness of St Henri holds a unique and beloved place in the assemblage of Penfolds heroes, and 2018 marks a particularly special release. Accomplished, spicy, glossy black fruits of grand integrity unfold to magnificent effect in the glass, contrasting a fine-boned frame of rigid yet graceful, powder-fine tannins that carry a finish of long-lingering line and alluring appeal. I look forward to spectating from the sidelines as its fruit slowly unfurls over the decades to come. An adorable St Henri that exemplifies all that this label stands for.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 3 97 (HWC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £320.00
Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £504.00
2018

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2018 (6x75cl)

James Halliday (99)

72% Tasmania (predominantly Central Highlands and Coal River Valley, with a little Derwent Valley), 22% Tumbarumba (for minerality and linearity), 6% Adelaide Hills (for richness); matured eight months in 60% new French oak barriques. An ultra-cool climate blend of Tasmania, Tumbarumba and Adelaide Hills fruit wastes no time in setting the terms of engagement with a wine of infinite class. The flinty/smoky aromas introducing an almost painful intensity on the mercurial palate, a celebration of white-fleshed stone fruits. It has made light work of 8 months in 100% new French oak. Struts its stuff without a care in the world.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 10 99 (JH) Read Review/Description In Bond: £504.00
PerSe Gualtallary Inseparable 2018 (4x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2018

PerSe Gualtallary Inseparable 2018 (4x75cl)

Decanter (95)

Fans of Edgardo Del Pópolo and David Bonomi's limited-production PerSe wines will welcome this new addition to the portfolio – with 10,800 bottles made it has by far the highest availability of any of their cuvees. The Malbec used to make Inseparable comes from Monasterio, a tiny, prestigious sub-region of remote Gualtallary in Uco Valley. Hand-picked, fermented in concrete and aged for 14 months in neutral French oak, this is a lifted and refined style of Malbec. Savoury aromas on the nose, with intense cassis, notes of cherries, spice and violets. Tightly coiled black fruit and fine-grained tannins on the palate, opening into intense black berry fruit, with juicy cherry notes, spice and savoury/gamey undertones, but with lovely freshness and a mineral backbone. From what Del Pópolo describes as 'a classic Mendoza vintage – warm and dry', this is an impressive inaugural vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Mar 2022

Mendoza 4x75cl 30 95 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £138.00
2018

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018 (6x75cl)

Greg Sherwood MW (94)

We all know when Produttori del Barbaresco decide not to bottle all their great nine grower crus, the resulting wines are all blended into the Barbaresco DOCG normale cuvee. 2018 is just such a vintage and sure enough, eager collectors have been waiting for this super charged Nebbiolo release. On initial examination, the wine shows the most pretty, lifted, inviting aromatics of dried rose petals, crushed coriander, tart red cherries, salty blueberries and a seductive red liquorice complexity. On the palate, there is an attractive translucent purity and silky filigree tannins that combine with a suave, lithe, harmonious concentration of red cherry candied fruits, touches of tar, saline cassis, sloe berries and a finish that typifies true, pure classical Nebbiolo fruit. While the seductive allure of the perfumed aromatics currently outpace the slightly backwardness of the palate fruit density and structure, all the signs in the glass point to another extremely fine and supremely attractive Barbaresco release. Drink from 2022 to 2034+.
Buy 2 or more for £128.00 each
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Piedmont 6x75cl 24 94 (GS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £138.00
Reyneke Syrah 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £90.00
2018

Reyneke Syrah 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

The 2018 Syrah Biodynamic was hand-sorted before being transferred into Nomblot concrete tanks for alcoholic fermentation, where 30% of the grapes are left whole bunch, the berries on stalks crushed to avoid carbonic fermentation at the bottom of the tank. The remaining 70% of grapes are destemmed. The wine takes two or three minutes to find its groove, then offers detailed blackberry, raspberry preserve, clove and wild fennel aromas, hints of bilberry jam emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, saturated tannins and plenty of dusky black fruit mixed with garam masala and bay leaf. Beautifully defined on the finish. Stunning.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Coastal Region 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £90.00

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