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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 delights 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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16 Products

Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Roussanne VV 2021 (3x75cl)

£265 - £318

2021

Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Roussanne VV 2021 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

Brimming with citrus and acacia-blossom aromas, this extremely concentrated dry white has astonishing tension and vitality for this appellation. How can you resist the floral honey note at the fleshy heart of this masterpiece, or the astonishing mineral freshness at the super-long finish? 100% roussanne from ancient vines. From organically grown grapes.

Rhone 3x75cl - 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description

£265 - £318

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Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £715.00
2020

Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Enveloping nose of super-ripe orange, pomegranate and cigar leaf that’s still very youthful and needs time to reveal its myriad nuances. Also notes of licorice, dried herbs and rose petals. Enormous concentration, silkiness and finesse on the expansive palate. Extravagant in the best sense of that word! The finish gets finer, the closer it gets to infinity. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Rhone 3x75cl 3 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £715.00
Bibi Graetz Colore 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £517.00
2020

Bibi Graetz Colore 2020 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

The subtlety and perfumed nature of this wine is enchanting, offering flowers, orange peel and cherries. Wonderful ripe strawberries, too. Full-bodied, but not over the top, with tannins that are polished and run the length of the wine. It’s tight, but gives you every indication of a terrific wine. You want to drink it now, and you probably should do, because it’s so alluring. Yet it will age beautifully as well. Drink or hold.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
11-13 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 10 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £517.00
Cardinale Proprietary Red 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £900.00
2019

Cardinale Proprietary Red 2019 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

Pure, classic California notes of crème de cassis, spicy oak, chalky minerality, graphite, and spring flowers emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot that's sourced from multiple mountain AVAs in the valley. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it has a deep, rich mid-palate, beautiful tannins, notable acidity, and a great, great finish. It's another brilliant wine from Carpenter that can offer pleasure today yet also evolve for 20-25 years or more.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

California 3x75cl 20 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £558.00
2019

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2019 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

One of the most exciting wines of the September Releases, and one that captures the progress and interest around terroir in the Argentinian wine scene right now. This is set at 1,500m elevation, on limestone dominant soils, and it immediately sets itself apart by its soaring aromatics that give nuance and depth, with seductively curling peony and raspberry leaf. Powerful and full of character, somehow translates the idea of minerality that is so argued over in wine - here you feel it in the slightly chalky tannins, the pulses of electricity, and dried herb and fennel studding to the fresh raspberry and red cherry fruits. So good. Ungrafted vines, Fernando Buscema winemaker.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Mendoza 3x75cl 10 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £558.00
Dalla Valle Maya 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,492.50
2019

Dalla Valle Maya 2019 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

One of the finest wines in the vintage is the 2019 Maya Proprietary Red Wine, and red wine doesn’t get any better. The usual blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, its deep purple hue is followed by an incredible bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco, dark chocolate, and crushed stone, which turns more floral, pretty, and complex with time in the glass. Full-bodied on the palate, it marries a rare sense of elegance and finesse with incredible intensity. It’s impossible to resist today yet merits at least 5-7 years of bottle age, and I have no doubt this beauty will still be enjoyable at age 50. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

California 3x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,492.50
Latour 2010 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £3,405.00
2010

Latour 2010 (3x75cl)

Vinous - Neal Martin (100)

The 2010 Latour can be summed up in two words: “The king.” It convincingly asserts its superiority over other 2010s, including First Growths, in terms of its aromatic complexity, precision, balance, intensity, complexity and persistence. Simply a faultless Latour that ranks among its greatest achievements. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Bordeaux 3x75cl 2 100 (VN (NM)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,405.00
Le Petit Cheval Blanc 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2020

Le Petit Cheval Blanc 2020 (3x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Bordeaux 3x75cl 6 - In Bond: £300.00
Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,957.50
2019

Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (99)

A sculpted but intense Masseto, with a powerful creep through the palate of liqourice, chocolate, espresso, cocoa, turmeric and smoked vanilla bean. Stunningly rich in texture and concentration, but captures the freshness of eucalypytus, raspberry leaf and crushed mint. 100% new oak, confident, with a velvety punch of flavour from beginning to end. An interesting vintage in tems of the wider conversation around grapes and climate also, as a touch of Cabernet Franc is included for the first time for added grip, from a plot within the vineyard that was planted back in 2002. They expect this percentage to rise over the coming years, begging the question of whether bottles of the old style Masseto will become a time capsule of when Merlot was possible in Bolgerhi? All the more reason to savour it now. 12 months in bottle following the barrel ageing. Director Axel Heinz, winemaker Eleonora Marconi. 100% new oak.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 99 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,957.50
Masseto Massetino 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £870.99
2020

Masseto Massetino 2020 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The Masseto 2020 Massetino (Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc) is extremely generous and rich. This wine puts it all out there in full view with a bouquet that is stitched together with ripe blackberry and black cherry preserves, black stone or pencil shaving, sweet spice, cigar, smoke and tar. This was a warm and sunny vintage, and you feel the power of those sunbeams locked within the dark, opulent and concentrated fruit on display here. This is a special treat, and the 2020 edition offers a clear identity for Massetino. This vintage comes close to out-powering the bouquet of the 2019 Masseto also hitting the market now.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £870.99
Promontory Napa Valley 2017 (3x75cl)

£2,010 - £2,613

2017

Promontory Napa Valley 2017 (3x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Lovely fragrance to the nose, smells inviting. Lifted and fresh straight away, this has focus and is quite straight at the moment, linear with a precision that keeps it quite tight from start to finish. You can sense the detail and the definition to the fruit - herbal spiced red berry fruits with tons of liquorice giving a sweet, sticky aspect and some fresh mint notes too that come in towards the end. Feels well handled, it's quietly confident with no excess, it certainly doesn't shout loudly but it's well balanced and captivating. Markedly different to some of the other Napa Cabernets.

California 3x75cl - 98 (DC) Read Review/Description

£2,010 - £2,613

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Telmo Rodriguez YJAR Rioja 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £376.50
2018

Telmo Rodriguez YJAR Rioja 2018 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Such a deep yet complex and sophisticated nose, showing discretion, perfume and finesse. A hint of violet extract to the black cherries, crushed blueberries and cocoa powder aromas, together with Spanish cigars that slowly evolve to truffle, black pepper, incense and freshly chopped herbs. Juicy, yet really composed and dry, with medium to full body and abundant, immaculately fine-grained tannins that unwind evenly on the palate. A style that is restrainedly plush and refined, showing superb precision, cohesion and length, when you give it enough time in your glass. If Las Beatas is the fine Burgundy, then this would be Telmo Rodriguez’s Rioja answer to world-class Bordeaux. Decant it to let the complexity come through. Drink through the next 20 plus years.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Rioja 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £376.50
Tesseron Pym Rae 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £810.00
2018

Tesseron Pym Rae 2018 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

The 2018 Pym-Rae can be thought of as a hypothetical mix of the 2016 and 2017, with more sexiness and opulence than the 2017 and a touch more elegance and precision than the 2016. Wonderful cassis, violets, tobacco, lead pencil, and chocolate notes define this beauty, and it's full-bodied, with a gorgeous sense of elegance and purity, perfect tannins, and an incredible finish. This stunningly majestic, flawlessly balanced Mountain Cabernet already offers pleasure yet will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and it should be a 50-year wine. Bravo!
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

California 3x75cl 9 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £810.00
Verite Assortment 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,230.00
2019

Verite Assortment 2019 (3x75cl)

Le Desir - James Suckling (100)

Sublime cabernet franc aromas of currants, flowers and citrus. Full-bodied with incredible purity of fruit and length. You don’t feel the tannins, but they are there. The acidity gives you dynamic reality and perfect length. A truly great wine. 83% cabernet franc, 8% merlot, 5% malbec, and 4% cabernet sauvignon. Best from 2026.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

California 3x75cl 4 100 (Le Desir - James Suckling) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,230.00
Vina Cobos 'Cobos' Malbec 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £924.00
2019

Vina Cobos 'Cobos' Malbec 2019 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

A compact and polished Cobos with lots of dark fruit, as well as green olives, flowers and stems. Raspberries and forest fruit, too. Full-bodied, very tight and compressed. Melted tannins give great presence and mouth-feel, but the feeling is that they are invisible. It goes on for minutes. Sensational. So sophisticated and thoughtful. An archetypal malbec from Argentina. Better after 2027.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Mendoza 3x75cl 18 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £924.00
Vinedo Chadwick 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £695.00
2020

Vinedo Chadwick 2020 (3x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Gorgeous nose with tobacco, cherry and strawberry nuances, incredibly aromatic. Beautifully textured and supremely balanced, so smooth with tannins that are there but fine and gently supporting the fruit. Everything in balance. Coffee, cinnamon, liquorice, all gentle and nuanced just giving the small details. Feels well controlled and purposeful. There is concentration no doubt but this has exceptional acidity, fruit forwardness, concentration and poise. A full bodied wine with plenty going on but finessed with a real sense of class to it. Delicious and so drinkable even now. Ageing 22 months in French oak barrels (75% new) and 25% foudres.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
8-10 weeks

Central Valley 3x75cl 19 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £695.00

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