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2018 Michele Chiarlo, Barolo, Cerequio 6x75cl

DE96
“Coffee, cola cubes, cherries and sweet cinnamon - such a gorgeous smell of Barolo. Smooth, delicate and refined with lifted acidity giving this such supreme drinking pleasure with subtle hints of... toasted sweet spice, dried herbs, floral scents and bright red fruits. Succulent and so joyous, the mouthwatering acidity is excellent and the overall impression is so detailed and nuanced. Careful and controlled with layers of elegant flavour. Really very good with brilliant Barolo signature. Still so fresh and expansive on the finish. Fermentation in 55l oak vats for 20 days with skins, minimum of three years' ageing; two in oak casks, one in bottle.” 96 pts. Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£300 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2012 Prunotto, Barolo, Bussia Colonnello Riserva 6x75cl

WE95
"A strong red in color with ruby highlights in color, the wine displays floral aromas of rose petals along with perfectly ripe red fruit (raspberries and pomegranates) and spicy and balsamic notes.... The flavors are intense with full, enveloping and supple tannins and a long and persistent finish and aftertaste. Its solid structure and firm body are an excellent match with meat and game dishes and with cheese." - tasting notes from Prunotto The Bussia cru is one of the most prestigious locations in the township of Monforte, the heart of the Barolo area. Within the confines of the Bussia sub-zone, Prunotto has identified a 2.5 acre plot known by local growers as “Vigna Colonnello” (“the Colonnello vineyard”). The plot enjoys a west-southwestern exposure with vines between 35 and 40 years of age. The soil consists of 25% sand, 25% clay and 50% loam. Given these special characteristics, the Colonnello fruit is fermented and aged on its own to produce a very special Barolo Riserva wine.
£660 / Case£110 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Castellare di Castellina, Sodi San Niccolo, IGT 6x75cl

WS96
"Lovely abundance and expression on the nose, you get that perfect clarity of fruit - black fruits and blackcurrant laced with violets. Strong, round and rich - this is densely concentrated with... power and punch. Gorgeous texture - dry with firm firm tannins and a direct fruit profile - tension and linearity yet there's plushness and ripeness here too. It's round yet direct but also sweet and succulent. I love that immediately juicy perfumed hit you get on the tongue, such brightness and energy here, the sweet red cherry edge is so delicious. Supremely charming but also fun, such playfulness going on with the flavours and the textures." 96 pts., Georgina Hindle, www.decanter.com
£335 / Case£55.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Bricco delle Viole 6x75cl

RP95
"The 2018 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is not super intense, but it is balanced in its own way. The wine is subdued but complete with softly yielding tannins to support an elegantly streamlined... mouthfeel. Bricco delle Viole is a high and cool growing site in Barolo at 400 to 480 meters in elevation with characteristic Sant'Agata marl soils with fossils. The wine represents a selection of fruit from over seven hectares. With fermentation in steel tank and aging in large Slavonian oak, you are invited to a silky, lifted and beautifully delicate experience with an accessible personality." 95 points, Monica Larner, www.robertparker.com
£345 / Case£57.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Fattoria Le Pupille, Maremma Toscana, Saffredi 6x75cl

RP97
"The Fattoria le Pupille 2021 Saffredi is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot that offers seamless integration of dark fruit flavors that bleed directly into spice, Tuscan cigar... and earthy iris root. This vintage is compact and firm, especially in terms of mouthfeel, and there are graceful floral tones to close. The winery team has been tweaking the oak regime, landing on 60% to 65% new oak complemented by once-used barrels. They've been working in this manner since 2019 to establish sweet and integrated tannins." 97 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£420 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana 6x75cl

"...pleasant with a non-invasive structure, a good balance in terms of acidity and density, combined with soft and well-integrated tannins. Beautiful spiciness." (Tenuta San Guido tasting note)
£105 / Case£17.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Bruno Giacosa, Barbera d’Alba 6x75cl

The 2021 is already showing the characteristics of a solar vintage, being very different from the 2019 and 2020. The 2021 yielded a Barbera of rich character, with great drinkability and structure. Dense and fleshy, accompanied by freshness of the fruit and velvety tannins.
£135 / Case£22.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Rizzi, Barbaresco, Pajore 6x75cl

JR17.5WE96
"Treiso. Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Concentrated, complex nose with hints of cardamom and nutmeg. Elegant, lively fruit followed by bags of coating, bitter-sweet tannins that... are still a little tough and with marked acidity on the finish, but this has the bones for ageing." 17.5pts., Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com, 14/5/2019
£171 / Case£28.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Giovanni Almondo, Roero, Bric Valdiana 6x75cl

VM92
The Almondo family have been in Piedmont for the past 600 years, yet their foray into winemaking only dates to 1980 when Domenico came up with an ambitious plan to create top quality wine from their... family vineyard. The result is superb, and the Roero Bric is a Nebbiolo-based red cuvée that will age beautifully and represents a stunning value alternative to the more famous names across the Tanaro river, Barbaresco or Barolo. The 2021 exhibits tell-tale floral and sweet yet crunchy red cherry aromatics, with hints of peppery spice. Lovely mouthfill and power, this is very pleasant now and will improve for the next 5 to 7 years. (Mr.Wheeler tasting note)
£160 / Case£26.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Bricco delle Viole 6x75cl

JR17.5WE96
"Transparent pillar-box red. Powerful nose of dried something. Cherries? Rose petals? Perhaps both. Super-fresh, despite the alcohol, with such great presence in the mouth. It's not nearly ready but... it's clearly destined for great things. Sweet and chewy with a strong mineral undertow. Jewel-bright fruit. Real lift but more powerful than ethereal. Even slightly pungent with a whiff of cordite. Really refreshing health juice. Great stuff." 17.5 pts., Jancis Robinson, 10/3/2021
£330 / Case£55 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Rizzi, Barbaresco 6x75cl

JR17.5
"Alba. Just mid ruby. Concentrated raspberry and strawberry with a peppery tingle and saline, minerally hints. Ripe raspberry fruit that really sticks to the elegant palate. Fresh acidity and a layer of cracking tannins on the finish. Long, precise and lithe." 17.5 pts., Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com
£122 / Case£20.33 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2021 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri 3x150cl

RP100
"Here it is: A quintessential Sassicaia that represents the excellence of the vintage and also respects the unique taste profile of this distinguished Tuscan blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc.... The Tenuta San Guido 2021 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers impeccable balance, excellent freshness and absolutely no signs of over-ripeness. The fruit balance is ideal with a hint of crunch and lasting tension from pulp and skins. The tannins are deftly managed with firm grip and enough velvetiness to add volume and length. There is no greenness on the bouquet that instead offers mulled herbs and spice, with cinnamon and clove, layered delicately between mostly red and some purple berry fruits. Redcurrant, blueberry, sweet pomegranate and Rainier cherry run strong in this vintage. A fragrant hint of heritage rose emerges with time. The oak tones are geared toward gingerbread, hazelnut, cigar, sandalwood and something like a grilled sweet red pepper. To the palate, it offers nice weight with no heavy glycerin, and a rinse of acidity that adds to the wine’s natural energy, brightness and viscosity. That marked freshness opens the wine up to long aging potential, but you still need to give it more time in bottle." 100 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£1,575Duty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana 6x75cl

JS94
“Deep and vibrant ruby red with oodles of vibrant juiciness already jumping out of the glass. Hints of toasted oak and some underlying herb notes with elegance and finesse flowing through on the... ripe mulberry and cherry palate. There is a forgiving tug of tannin to frame the beautiful structure and it is judiciously made, ambitious and age-worthy yet keeping early approachability in mind - while, if you’re lucky enough, you wait for its big brother Sassicaia to unfold”. Drink 2026 to 2035+ Mr Wheeler "Lots of mint with sage and fresh rosemary to the currant and orange character on the nose, as well as some ripe raspberries. The palate is very refined with creamy and crunchy tannins that run the length of the wine. It shows a crunchy and energetic personality. Give it a year or two to come together, but it’s showing brightness for the vintage. Drink after 2027" 94 points, James Suckling
£250 / Case£41.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 San Polino, Brunello di Montalcino, Helichrysum 6x75cl

DE96
“With unimpeded views towards Monte Amiata in Montalcino’s southeast, the Helichrysum vineyards are characterised by arid, stony soil, winds from the Sahara, and significant temperature... differences between day and night. While the 2019 possesses the vintage’s – and this site’s – signature fragrance, it disperses it with measured precision. The subtle progression leads from camomile, liquorice and fennel to cocoa and tobacco. The palate is taut, compact and concentrated yet never heavy. A dark red cherry backdrop is laced with exotic spice, while tactile tannins encircle the core with a terracotta-like cling. Tuck this away for a few years.” 96 pts., Michaela Morris, decanter.com
£300 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 San Polino, Brunello di Montalcino 6x75cl

VM92
“From San Polino’s holdings in the northeast on loamy clay soil. Exuberantly youthful and becoming, the 2019 rings out with violet and oily balsamic herbs. It gives a midweight impression – yet... is packed with brambly fruit. An orange peel flourish is heightened by zesty acidity. And as this opens, savoury iron depths are revealed. Promising but needs to come together. Solid, clayey tannins clamp down on the finish.” 93 pts., Michaela Morris, decanter.com
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana 6x75cl

“Bright ruby red and with a lovely ripe and aromatic hedgerow fruit nose, accompanied by a whiff of cassis and vanilla to round things off. Beautifully balance fruit and tannins already, and a... crisp underlying acidity to provide the underpinning for medium term ageing. The cabernet sauvignon in the blend takes you down the Bordeaux route, but there is always a question mark raised by the sangiovese as to where in Italy it sits. No matter - this is the best of both classic varieties expressed through its Tuscan terroir. Really lovely”. Drink 2026 to 2035 Mr Wheeler.
£125 / Case£20.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri 6x75cl

RP100
"Here it is: A quintessential Sassicaia that represents the excellence of the vintage and also respects the unique taste profile of this distinguished Tuscan blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc.... The Tenuta San Guido 2021 Bolgheri Sassicaia offers impeccable balance, excellent freshness and absolutely no signs of over-ripeness. The fruit balance is ideal with a hint of crunch and lasting tension from pulp and skins. The tannins are deftly managed with firm grip and enough velvetiness to add volume and length. There is no greenness on the bouquet that instead offers mulled herbs and spice, with cinnamon and clove, layered delicately between mostly red and some purple berry fruits. Redcurrant, blueberry, sweet pomegranate and Rainier cherry run strong in this vintage. A fragrant hint of heritage rose emerges with time. The oak tones are geared toward gingerbread, hazelnut, cigar, sandalwood and something like a grilled sweet red pepper. To the palate, it offers nice weight with no heavy glycerin, and a rinse of acidity that adds to the wine’s natural energy, brightness and viscosity. That marked freshness opens the wine up to long aging potential, but you still need to give it more time in bottle." 100 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£1,575Duty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Castellare di Castellina, Sodi San Niccolo, IGT 6x75cl

WS96
"Lovely abundance and expression on the nose, you get that perfect clarity of fruit - black fruits and blackcurrant laced with violets. Strong, round and rich - this is densely concentrated with... power and punch. Gorgeous texture - dry with firm firm tannins and a direct fruit profile - tension and linearity yet there's plushness and ripeness here too. It's round yet direct but also sweet and succulent. I love that immediately juicy perfumed hit you get on the tongue, such brightness and energy here, the sweet red cherry edge is so delicious. Supremely charming but also fun, such playfulness going on with the flavours and the textures." 96 pts., Georgina Hindle, www.decanter.com
£245 / Case£40.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana 6x75cl

DE95VM93
“The 2021 Guidalberto, San Guido's blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is soft, succulent and alluring right out of the gate. The supple contours of Merlot lend fleshiness to this mid-weight,... racy Maremma blend. Ripe red cherry fruit, spice, leather and tobacco are nicely pushed forward. Best of all, the 2021 will drink well right out of the gate.” 93 points, Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com
£220 / Case£36.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino 6x75cl

VM96+
"Impressive from the first tilt of the glass, the 2018 Brunello makes it a heady burst of exotic spice and crushed ashen stone giving way to black dried cherries and grilled herbs. This combines the... energy of the vintage with the dark balsamic tinged fruits from Montalcino’s southern reaches as zesty acidity maintains balance throughout, and flinty minerals saturated towards the close. It finishes long, long and structured, yet its tannins are more rounded than anticipated, creating a classic feel, but also a mouth watering sensation that tricks the taster back for more. Easily one of the top wines of the vintage, the 2018 is not to be missed." Drink 2026-2036 96+ points, Eric Guido, www.vinous.com
£170 / Case£28.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Enzo Boglietti, Barolo, Brunate 6x75cl

JR16.5RP94
“The 2018 Barolo Brunate shows ripe and soft fruit with mature cherry, blackberry, wild raspberry and dried sage. This is a fine and delicate wine that creeps up on you in terms of intensity,... structure and power. Give it a few moments in the glass, and this wine goes from being tame to opulent in just a few steps.” 94 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Enzo Boglietti, Barolo, Case Nere 6x75cl

RP93
"The organic Enzo Boglietti 2018 Barolo Case Nere is delicate and fine with small-berry aromas, cassis, dried violet, blood orange and rusty nail. Fruit comes from La Morra, and you can anticipate softer tannins and a more open-knit mouthfeel as a result." 93 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Prunotto, Barbaresco Secondine 6x75cl

VM92
"The 2019 Barbaresco Secondine is a classy, elegant wine. Sweet perfumed aromatics meld into a core of sweet red cherry fruit, pine, spice, menthol, licorice and tobacco. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2019 has plenty of depth and tons of complexity to match. This is a fine showing." 92 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£396 / Case£66 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 San Polino, Brunello di Montalcino, Helichrysum 6x75cl

"Unique aromas of dried flowers and sandalwood with ripe black cherries. Breath-taking. It’s full bodied yet rather agile and weightless with fine dusty tannins that float across the palate. Wonderfully done for this difficult vintage. Gorgeous and delectable now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." 96 pts., James Suckling (Nov, 2021)
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate