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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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £689.50
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 20 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £689.50
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
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
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

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
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
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 21 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 3 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 21 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 5 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,467.50

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