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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: £690.00
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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 4 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £690.00
Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £215.00
2018

Caiarossa 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

This is extremely perfumed with violets, sage, lavender, currants and berries. Fresh and vivid. Medium-to full-bodied with super refined tannins and fruit. So subtle and refined. This is really long and gorgeous. Goes on for minutes. A change in style from past vintages and I like it. 30% syrah, 30% cabernet franc, 16% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot 7% petit verdot and 5% sangiovese. From organically grown grapes. So hard not to drink now, but better after 2023.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 22 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £215.00
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: £429.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Oct 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 13 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £429.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £411.00
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 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £411.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £411.50
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 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £411.50
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 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 12 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £354.00
Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £129.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Oct 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £129.00
Dalla Valle Maya 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,195.00
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 12 Nov 2021

California 3x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,195.00
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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 6 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 13 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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 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 12 Nov 2021

Coastal Region 6x50cl 9 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £246.00
Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,699.00
2018

Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Dec 2021

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,699.00
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 7 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,467.50
Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £745.00
2018

Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

The Real Review (98)

Very deep, dark, youthful purple/red colour, impressive in the glass. The bouquet is reserved and understated, with more earthy, savoury aromas coming first followed by cassisy cabernet-like nuances, the palate more elegant than expected with lovely purity of concentrated blackberry, blackcurrant cabernet fruit skilfully welded to neatly integrated oak characters. A cracking wine, concentrated but in no way heavy or overwrought. Indeed, it has real elegance. A delicious wine, and there's much more to come for those who are patient.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 3 98 (TRR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £745.00
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)

James Suckling (97)

Love the sweet berries, black olives, tile and fresh herbs on the nose with floral undertones. Oyster shell, too. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins that are beautifully polished and refined. Very long finish. All about finesse and wonderful length. 68% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 10% merlot and 3% petit verdot. Drink after 2023.

California 6x75cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,142.00
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Pierre Graffeuille Odyssee 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £196.50
2018

Pierre Graffeuille Odyssee 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Composed of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Grenache, and 7% Counoise, the 2018 Odyssée has a deep garnet color, bursting from the glass with a whole array of exotic spices notes—cumin seed, star anise, cardamom and cassia—over a core of stewed black plums, warm cassis and blackberry preserves, with hints of dark chocolate, lavender and tapenade. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with concentrated black and blue fruits, framed by firm, rounded tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing very long with a peppery kick. A little more structured than previous vintages and with such impressive concentration, this should easily cellar 25 years or more.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

NA 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £196.50
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 12 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Solaia 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,215.00
2018

Solaia 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

From its sloped southwesterly expired position in the sunniest 20-hectare part of Tignanello’s hillside home comes this sunkissed wine bursting with ripe raisins, blackcurrants and cherries. The texture here is so enjoyable but so is the acidity, subtly mouthwatering with creamy touches around the sides. Such depth and elegance, very well constructed, juicy and plush but at the same time this has a quiet personality. A delicious wine, Wait to drink, this has a long life ahead.
Delivery to Storage from 11 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,215.00
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 20 Oct 2021

California 3x75cl 4 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £427.50
2018

Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19.5+)

This is the most incredible Wynns Cabernet I can remember. This is a fairly heavy statement because I have been drinking these wines for 35 years and on my website you will find vertical tastings of Wynns epic reds going back to 1957. Wynns is Coonawarra’s most famous and historic wine estate and John Riddoch is its flagship wine. This is one of only a handful of Australian wines sold via La Place de Bordeaux, the elite distribution system for top Bordeaux châteaux and a limited number of top-class vins étrangers. I am convinced this wine will be one of the most sought-after non-French wines since La Place opened up its portfolio to wines like Opus One. With only 35% new French oak barriques and hogsheads involved, the sensational Coonawarra Cabernet is allowed to sing at its purest and most melodic in this spectacular vintage. What amazes me is the extraordinary complexity of perfume, flavour, depth and length in this wine. It expands on the palate in all directions without being a heavy or imposing wine. I have awarded the wine a score of 19.5+/20 in my notes, which puts it in the very highest echelons of cabernet sauvignon in the world. The balance is extraordinary, not least because, at only three years old, it can be swallowed and savoured with ease, and yet there must be three or four decades ahead for this majestic wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Oct 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 48 19.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £427.50

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