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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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23 Products

Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
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
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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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 4 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £422.50
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £384.00
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: £384.00
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
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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Dalla Valle Maya 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,250.00
2018

Dalla Valle Maya 2018 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A smaller production cuvée from a single parcel of the estate vineyard, the 2018 Maya Proprietary Red Wine is the normal 60/40 split of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in a mix of new and used barrels. Incredibly perfumed with complex notes of blue fruits, flowers, loamy earth, graphite, and tobacco, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, polished, silky tannins, no hard edges, and a finish that won’t quit. While this is a rich, concentrated wine, it’s the complexity, elegance, and finesse that define this cuvée, which is going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and cruise for 2-3 decades.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Dec 2021

California 3x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,250.00
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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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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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
Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2018

Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98)

Coming from Oakville, the 2018 Au Paradis gives up a deep ruby/purple hue as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, green tobacco, lead pencil, sandalwood, and dried flowers. Flawlessly balanced, full-bodied, with silky yet present tannins, it's one of those elegant, seamless wines that surprise you with its richness and depth. It reminds me of a great vintage from Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and is a brilliant, elegant, complex Cabernet that will evolve for two decades or more.

California 6x75cl - 98 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
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Peter Michael Les Pavots Proprietary Red 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,142.00
2018

Peter Michael Les Pavots Proprietary Red 2018 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson (97)

Joining La Verité as one of two Sonomas released through the Place de Bordeaux, Peter Michael’s Les Pavots is his flagship wine, and I am so happy to see it included in the September Releases. A powerful vintage with plenty of Californian generosity, but with the delicacy and finesse that this mountain site delivers so expertly. Blueberry and bilberry fruits, overlaid with scorched earth, sage and rosemary herbs, all contributing to savoury Cabernet dominance with densely-packed muscular tannins, layers of tension and grip, and a mouthwatering freshness that makes it totally moreish. 3500 cases. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

California 6x75cl - 97 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,142.00
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Quintessa 2018 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,000.00
2018

Quintessa 2018 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is beautifully polished with firm, dusty tannins to the blue fruit, as well as chocolate and cedar character. Some much earthier character, too, from mushrooms to bark. Forest flowers. Perfumed. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a soft, creamy finish. Some iron and iodine to this. So attractive at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2023.

California 3x150cl - 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,000.00
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Quintessa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £900.00
2018

Quintessa 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is beautifully polished with firm, dusty tannins to the blue fruit, as well as chocolate and cedar character. Some much earthier character, too, from mushrooms to bark. Forest flowers. Perfumed. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a soft, creamy finish. Some iron and iodine to this. So attractive at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Feb 2022

California 6x75cl 5 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Verite Assortment 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £900.00
2018

Verite Assortment 2018 (3x75cl)

Containing 1 bottle each of:

Vérité La Muse 2018 | 100 WA, 99 JD

Vérité La Joie 2018 | 98 WA, 98+ JD

Vérité Le Désir 2018 | 97+ WA, 98+ JD

Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

California 3x75cl 6 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00

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