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September has become one of the most exciting times in the fine wine calendar. We have a wealth of releases expected in the coming weeks including some of the hottest vinous commodities on earth.


Just in case you think we are exaggerating, in a single month we will see the release of Latour, Opus One, Inglenook, Phelps Insignia and Seña among others... can they be described as anything but the pre-eminent wines of their regions?


Pre-order now to make sure none of these iconic masterpieces passes you by. When they do hit the market in the coming weeks, without fail they will sell out with remarkable speed.

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Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £475.00
2007

Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more.

Rhone 6x75cl - 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £475.00
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Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £349.99
2019

Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (18)

Cask sample, tasted at the domaine. What a stunning nose! Piercingly fresh and expressive notes of violet, garrigue and black-olive tapenade. Defined tannins support the fresh zesty mid palate and is all beautifully encased in a toasty cape of dark fruit.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 1 18 (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £349.99
Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £385.00
2020

Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2020 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Dec 2022

Rhone 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £385.00
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £660.00
2018

Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Blackberry, blackcurrant and mint with some sage and crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are in-check and nicely polished. Smoke, toasted oak and bark at the end, complementing the fresh yet ripe fruit. Drink after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 19 Jan 2022

California 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £660.00
Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £419.50
2019

Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

A perfumed nose of cherry, wild strawberry, forest floor, dried flower, smoke and spice box. It’s medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins and lively acidity. Round and balanced with a velvety texture. Layered with a long, savory finish. Unfiltered. Drink or hold.

Oregon 6x75cl - 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £419.50
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Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £411.00
2019

Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive combination of dried fruit and spices with black cherries and plums. Aromas of flowers and sandalwood, too. Full-bodied and very refined, yet intense, with plush, velvety tannins that are wonderfully integrated and intertwined with the fruit. Ripe center palate. Tight at the end, suggesting the need for some serious bottle age. Very structured. Try after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 5 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £411.00
Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £216.50
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 31 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £216.50
Cardinale Proprietary Red 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2018

Cardinale Proprietary Red 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is based on a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that spent 22 months in 81% new French oak. It’s a wonderfully complete, borderline perfect wine that shows the class of this estate as well as the vintage, revealing a seamless, full-bodied style that carries lots of blackcurrant, graphite, lead pencil, and tobacco aromatics, a deep, layered mid-palate, ultra-fine tannins, and flawless balance. As with most of Chris’s 2018s, it’s a wine that builds slowly with time in the glass, offering a layered, singular character. It’s a gorgeous 2018 that can be drunk today with ample pleasure, but it will ideally be given 4-6 years of bottle age, at which point it should evolve gracefully for 30-40 years.

California 6x75cl - 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
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Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £490.00
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 18 Feb 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £490.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £385.00
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 18 Feb 2022

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £385.00
Cheval des Andes 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £354.00
2018

Cheval des Andes 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2018 Cheval des Andes is a blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in small lots in 3,000- to 8,000-liter tanks and matured 40% in 225-liter oak barrels, 40% in 400-liter oak barrels and the remaining 20% in 2,500-liter oak vats for 13 months. Ninety percent of the oak used was French and the rest a blend of Austrian, Slovenian and German oak, 50% of it new. 2018 has been one of the best vintages in recent times in Mendoza, and the wine shows it. It's a cooler vintage, and the wine has improved in freshness and elegance without losing any clout. It's 14.5% alcohol and has a pH of 3.73. This is young, juicy, elegant and balanced and still has some herbal and toasted notes; it's medium to full-bodied, with the creamy and luxurious texture of the modern Bordeaux, ultra fine tannins and a long, dry and precise finish. It's still undeveloped and seems to have all the components and the balance between them for a long and positive development in bottle. With wines like this, I sometimes wish I had a time machine so I could see them in 20 years from now... I think this is the finest Cheval des Andes I've ever tasted. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Dec 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 5 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £354.00
Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £225.00
2018

Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2018 Le Petit Clos, a second wine born in 2014, was produced with a blend of 53% Carmenere, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot from organically and biodynamically certified vineyards even if the bottled doesn't carry the seals. It's ripe and powerful with the Apalta signature, earthy and stony. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and matured in French barriques for some 22 months. It's full-bodied with a lush texture and round tannins, a softer version of the 2016. 89,472 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 6 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £225.00
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)

£978 - £1,076

2016

Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and punchy, with striking aromatic lift and energy. There is so much explosive power. Then again, that is pretty typical of these red soils and well-exposed sites in Oakville's eastern corridor. Today, the 2016 is supremely inviting, but it will be even better in another few years' time. Bright, bold and punchy, with tons of aromatic intensity and energy, the Cabernet dazzles from start to finish. Grace and power are rarely so compelling.

California 6x75cl - 97 (VN) Read Review/Description

£978 - £1,076

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £480.00
2019

Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Very perfumed and aromatic with blackcurrant, sweet-tobacco and Spanish-cedar character. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that build on the palate and take the fruit and other flavors to an endless finish. More refined than the perfect 2018 and almost as compelling. Drink in 2023 or after.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Central Valley 6x75cl 14 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £480.00
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2018

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

One would be hard-pressed to find a more definitive showing of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Just enough oak-treatment apparent on the nose to add complexity, melting perfectly into the brooding, dark black fruits underneath. The palate is plush, forward and dusty with a subtle, snappy quality to the finish. It has become rare that the premier (and most expensive) wine from a Napa producer is not simply a bigger and riper iteration of other wines in the lineup. Such is not the case with Inglenook
Delivery to Storage from 1 Jan 2022

California 6x75cl 5 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

£245 - £269

2019

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

California 6x75cl - -

£245 - £269

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Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £895.00
2017

Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz 2017 (6x75cl)

Halliday Wine Companion (96)

Largely standard vinification with individual blocks ex the Armagh Vineyard, 10 days on skins, some blocks given 3 weeks post-ferment maceration. Elegance isn't the aim of The Armagh, but the '17 vintage has made it easy. Richly flavoured with dark fruits, savoury tannins balance and lengthen the palate.

South Australia 6x75cl - 96 (HWC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £895.00
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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £282.00
2018

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Very pretty blackberry, blackcurrant, walnut, forest-flower and dark-walnut aromas follow through to a full body with round, juicy tannins that are fine-grained and beautiful. Lovely length and generosity, but reserved at the finish to give it tension. Mostly from the Soscol vineyard. 97% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Jan 2022

California 6x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £282.00
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £978.00
2018

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. This needs time, but is so approachable and gorgeous. One of the best Insignias ever. Alive and changing all the time. 40% Stags Leap AVA. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Jan 2022

California 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £978.00
Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2018 (6x50cl)
In Bond: £246.00
2018

Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2018 (6x50cl)

Decanter (98)

A gorgeous wine, texturally brilliant with such intensity while not being overpowering or too much. The overall feeling is so satin-like, smooth and intense with layers of wild honey, orange blossom, caramel, pear, white peach and a delicate smokiness. The aromas alone are enough to get your excited about this wine. A density of sweetness settles at the back of the throat reminding you that this is a sweet wine as there’s so much freshness and life to it. Everything in balance and in its place. Exceptional. Drink now to enjoy the youth or wait for further evolution.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Jan 2022

Coastal Region 6x50cl 5 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £246.00
L'Aventure Chloe 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2019

L'Aventure Chloe 2019 (6x75cl)

California 6x75cl - - In Bond: £1,000.00
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L'Aventure Cote a Cote 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2019

L'Aventure Cote a Cote 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-99)

The 2019 Cote a Cote might be the best yet, offering an incredible perfume of jammy blackberries, spice, and violets. The purity of fruit is stunning. It’s full-bodied, has a seamless, elegant texture, and is just a heavenly wine in the making. The blend is similar to the 2013 and 2014 and is one-third each of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre.

California 6x75cl - 96-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
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L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £402.50
2019

L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99)

Lastly, the 2019 Estate Cuvee is 50% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot, which is a classic blend for this cuvée. Not far from the style of the 2018, yet possibly slightly more approachable, it has a killer bouquet of jammy black and blue fruit as well as notes of smoked earth, crushed rock, and peppery herbs. Super-rich, full-bodied, and loaded with fruit, it nevertheless has purity, balance, and structure.

California 6x75cl - 97-99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £402.50
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L'Aventure For Her 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2019

L'Aventure For Her 2019 (6x75cl)

California 6x75cl - - In Bond: £1,000.00
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L'Aventure Optimus 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £217.50
2019

L'Aventure Optimus 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

Extremely aromatic with ripe cherry and berry aromas, as well as flowers and citrus. Medium to full body with fine, polished tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is really well done and one of the most balanced L’Aventures I have encountered. Syrah, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years.

California 6x75cl - 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £217.50
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Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £410.00
2019

Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass. Dense and layered, with striking detail, the 2019 is so impressive. The flavors are bright, bold and punchy. An exceptionally beautiful and riveting wine, the 2019 is rich and concentrated, but not at all heavy. What a total knock-out.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £410.00
Opus One 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,467.50
2018

Opus One 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Extremely perfumed and floral with lavender, lilacs and violets to the sweet, ripe berries, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Some slate and graphite, too. It’s full-bodied, yet ever so balanced and refined, with super fine tannins that last for minutes. Fresh herbs, such as bay leaf and lemon grass highlight the dark fruit. The quality of tannin is exquisite with wonderful polish and refinement. Lasts for minutes. So wonderful to taste now, but better after 2026.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Dec 2021

California 6x75cl 3 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,467.50
Orma 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £271.00
2019

Orma 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a tight and powerful Orma with solid tannins that beautifully frame the fruit in the wine. Full-bodied and focused with intense structure and fruit character. Perhaps the best Orma ever. Give this four or five years to open. Try after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £271.00
Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,360.50
2011

Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. A tour de force in winemaking, the Palmer team merits accolades for achieving this level of quality in a more challenging vintage than either 2009 or 2010. The “wine of the vintage” in Margaux, tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, a final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a severe selection (only 55% of the production made it into Palmer) are the reasons for this success.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,360.50
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Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £745.00
2018

Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

The Real Review (98)

Very deep, dark, youthful purple/red colour, impressive in the glass. The bouquet is reserved and understated, with more earthy, savoury aromas coming first followed by cassisy cabernet-like nuances, the palate more elegant than expected with lovely purity of concentrated blackberry, blackcurrant cabernet fruit skilfully welded to neatly integrated oak characters. A cracking wine, concentrated but in no way heavy or overwrought. Indeed, it has real elegance. A delicious wine, and there's much more to come for those who are patient.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Jan 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 3 98 (TRR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £745.00

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