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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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6 Products

Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £449.50
2019

Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

A generous array of ripe black and blue fruit with pink peppercorns, green olives, dried flowers, toffee and chocolate orange. It’s full-bodied with firm, creamy and velvety tannins. Long and polished. Lovely salted caramel and olives at the end. Keeps going. Unfolds on the finish. 70% carmenere, 18% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £449.50
Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £147.00
2019

Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Aromatic and herbal nose of thyme, bay leaves, currants, blackberries, licorice and pomelo pith. Medium-bodied with a fleshy, delicious and open palate. Ripe tannins. Plush and caressing finish. 49% carmenere, 30% merlot, 18% cabernet sauvignon and 3% petit verdot. Drink now or hold.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Central Valley 6x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £147.00
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £916.50
2020

Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Fresh and deep nose, full of blueberries, minty cassis, mussels, cigars, dark spice and roasted sesame oak, which will need a year or two to fully integrate. A medium-to full-bodied Almaviva with supple, silky tannins and a wealth of black and blue fruit that provides a lot of charm now. Voluptuous and flattering on the palate, hallmarked by its tension and taut texture. Very long. This is the 25th anniversary bottling. 68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better from 2024.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £916.50
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva EPU 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £198.00
2020

Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva EPU 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Lots of finely roasted sweet spice and roasted sesame to the blackberries, cassis and iron, together with hints of blue fruit and cured meat. A medium-to full-bodied palate, filled with rather generous sweet berries. Fleshy, supple and savory with quite fine-grained tannins and a long finish. First year with 10% new wood. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 12% carmenere, 5% merlot and 2% cabernet franc. Already delicious, but can hold, too.
Estimated Arrival to France:
5-6 months

Central Valley 6x75cl 5 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £198.00
Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

£360 - £468

2019

Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (95)

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real, from Alto Jahuel, spent 20 months in barrels, 83% of them new. Garnet red with a purple sheen. The nose presents black currant, blackberry, cedar, balsamic and ashy notes from the aging process, as well as orange peel, graphite and a minty backdrop. The best qualities are the broad, polished tannins and the silky feel. Lingers at length at the back of the mouth, leading to a fruity, complex finish followed by an aftertaste of sour cherry.

Central Valley 6x75cl - 95 (VN) Read Review/Description

£360 - £468

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
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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