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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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24 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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
7-9 weeks

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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Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £501.50
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.
Estimated Arrival to France:
9-11 weeks

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £501.50
Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £220.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Central Valley 6x75cl 6 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £220.00
Dalla Valle Maya 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,155.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

California 3x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,155.00
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.
2 In Stock

Central Valley 6x75cl 2 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
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 weeks

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

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
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.
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 weeks

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.
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 weeks

California 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £978.00
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.
Estimated Arrival to France:
9-11 weeks

California 6x75cl 2 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
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
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
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
Quintessa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £882.50
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.
Estimated Arrival to France:
10-12 weeks

California 6x75cl 2 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £882.50
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva 2019 (6x75cl)
£648.00
In Bond: £599.00
2019

Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

The aromas of iodine and blackcurrants with roses and lavender make the wine extremely perfumed. It’s full-bodied with a tight, fine-tannined palate that shows linear flow through the center palate. It’s vertical and integrated, adding depth and serious quality to the wine.
Estimated Arrival to France:
9-11 weeks

Central Valley 6x75cl 4 97 (JS) Read Review/Description £648.00
In Bond: £599.00
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva EPU 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £291.00
2019

Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva EPU 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and fresh flowers. Very cool and pure. Medium-bodied with fine, linear and very integrated tannins that are compressed and silky-textured. New second wine of Almaviva. Needs time to open. Try after 2024.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Central Valley 6x75cl 4 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £291.00
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

In Stock in France

California 3x75cl 6 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Vinedo Chadwick 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £652.00
2019

Vinedo Chadwick 2019 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Subtle and very beautiful with currants, tarragon, basil and rose petals in the aromas. It’s full-bodied, yet agile and so fine-textured with superb tannins that provide multi-layers on the palate. It’s refined, yet powerful at the end. Suggests greatness and longevity. Lots of blackcurrants, stones and violets in the after taste. Cabernet sauvignon with a touch of petit verdot. This needs three or four years to show its true greatness.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Central Valley 3x75cl 3 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £652.00

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