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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
L'Aventure Optimus 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £225.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Oct 2021

California 6x75cl 10 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £225.00
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 24 Dec 2021

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,699.00
Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,002.00
2019

Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

Tasted before bottling, the 2019 Massetino is shaping up beautifully. This is the third vintage made of the Merlot-based wine enhanced with a small part of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is what distinguishes this euphemistically diminutive expression of Masseto, and it is its distinctive vinous signature. The 2019 vintage is soft and pliant but also incredibly rich and layered. It offers generous black fruit with ripe cherry and blackberry. Spice, tobacco and campfire ash fill in the rear and build the aromatic profile of this wine that is already stacked tall and proud. We still need to see how the 2019 plays out in the bottle, and I am especially interested to gauge how the thick and rich fruit concentration works against the less pronounced acidity of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Tuscany 3x75cl 2 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,002.00
Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £408.00
2019

Mazzei Siepi 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (99)

The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass. Dense and layered, with striking detail, the 2019 is so impressive. The flavors are bright, bold and punchy. An exceptionally beautiful and riveting wine, the 2019 is rich and concentrated, but not at all heavy. What a total knock-out.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 5 99 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £408.00
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
Orma 2019 (6x75cl)

£267 - £294

2019

Orma 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a tight and powerful Orma with solid tannins that beautifully frame the fruit in the wine. Full-bodied and focused with intense structure and fruit character. Perhaps the best Orma ever. Give this four or five years to open. Try after 2025.

Tuscany 6x75cl - 97 (JS) Read Review/Description

£267 - £294

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
Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,368.00
2011

Palmer 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute. A tour de force in winemaking, the Palmer team merits accolades for achieving this level of quality in a more challenging vintage than either 2009 or 2010. The “wine of the vintage” in Margaux, tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, a final blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a severe selection (only 55% of the production made it into Palmer) are the reasons for this success.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,368.00
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
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
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
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
Petrolo Galatrona 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £378.50
2019

Petrolo Galatrona 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Blackberries and black cherries with lavender and violets on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety, chewy tannins, yet the fruit is very intense with vibrancy and energy. Muscular, yet agile. Pure and poised. A unique definition of merlot in Tuscany. Drink after 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £378.50
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
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £234.00
2016

Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

This is so aromatic and floral with cedar, dried roses, and black cherries. It’s full-bodied, yet so refined and tight with silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and focused. Needs time to open, but shows beautiful finesse and focus. Drink after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 42 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £234.00
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £468.00
2015

Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

A very opulent style with loads of black-cherry, plum, chocolate, cookie, and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and very layered with loads of fruit and spices. Extremely long and flavorful. Needs time to come completely together, but so gorgeous. Drink now or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 20 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £468.00
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
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £648.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 4 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £648.00
Rothschild & Concha Y Toro Almaviva EPU 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £198.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 3 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £198.00
Sena 2019 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £459.00
2019

Sena 2019 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Aconcagua 1x300cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £459.00
Sena 2019 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £1,020.00
2019

Sena 2019 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Aconcagua 1x600cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,020.00
Sena 2019 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £515.00
2019

Sena 2019 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Aconcagua 3x150cl 12 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £515.00
Sena 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £479.00
2019

Sena 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Aconcagua 6x75cl 8 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £479.00
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
Telmo Rodriguez YJAR Rioja 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £378.50
2017

Telmo Rodriguez YJAR Rioja 2017 (3x75cl)

Decanter (98)

The first time a Spanish Rioja has been offered via the Place de Bordeaux. The new wine by oenologist-winemaker Telmo Rodriguez, was definitely one of the wines of the tasting. It is a 3.8-hectare, single-vineyard cuvée from the limestone foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa and made from a massal selection of Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Granegro and Rojal. A gorgeously dense and rich nose, concentrated and a balanced combination of perfumed elements, fruit and spices - cherries, ripe plums and liquorice. Tannins gently settle on the tongue but the flavours are impactful and so precise. It’s a bold wine but seriously defined and charming, super fresh and elegant. And you really feel the limestone terroir in the clarity and cleanliness of flavour. Superb. A production of 7,000 bottles that will be sold in its entirety through Bordeaux.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Rioja 3x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £378.50
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 10 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £900.00
Vinedo Chadwick 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £659.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Feb 2022

Central Valley 3x75cl 17 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £659.00
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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