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2019 Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

"The saturated ruby colour is complemented by a dense and interwoven complexity of tilled earth, nutmeg, bouquet garni, with classic cedar and redand black fruits. The wine remains classic, refined,... with an elegant structure. The tannins are precise, and together with the clever use of new oak, creates the perfect backdrop to host the complex fruit spectrum. A long, and youthful finish. (Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker, Kanonkop Estate)
£220 / Case£36.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM17.5
"Inky crimson, almost black at the core. Dark, spicy, intense, powerful but introverted now. Concentrated black fruit, lovely depth and muscular richness but without being a body-builder wine. As it... opens in the glass, peppery with pure cassis and just a tiny and attractive hint of leafiness. Even a touch of violets, which is unusual on a wine dominated by the Cabernets. Chewy, long and satisfying. Dark-chocolate aftertaste. Powerful, unreconstructed, classic. Big but all beautifully in harmony. Great length. " 17.5 pts., Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM96
"The 2016 Paul Sauer is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc matured for 24 months in 100% new oak. It has a supremely well defined bouquet of pure blackberry,... boysenberry and violet aromas, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, perfectly pitched acidity and a caressing texture. This was actually tasted after a fantastic 1994 Paul Sauer was opened the previous night; who is to say that it will not age as well over the next quarter-century? Not only is this a superb wine, but it surely represents one of the best quality-to-price ratios in the world. " 96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£330 / Case£55 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Crystallum, Cinema Pinot Noir, Walker Bay 6x75cl

VM93
"The 2019 Cuvee Cinema was fermented using only native yeasts and a 70/30 ratio of whole clusters to whole berries in a stainless steel tank. The wine was then transferred to barrel (25% new), where... it remained for 11 months before bottling. It has on open and expressive bouquet of pure red cherries, red currant and rose petal aromas, blossoming with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins and wonderful symmetry at play on the precise and almost Morey-Saint-Denis like finish. Excellent. " 93 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£185 / Case£30.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Laurent Cognard, Montagny Premier Cru, Le Vieux Chateau 6x75cl

This monopole Clos vineyard, right at the top of the hill, yields fruit of rare intensity and power, with excellent balancing acidity; deservedly given a little more new oak than the rest of the... range it delivers a sublime mix of creamy citrus curd and chalky notes on the long and clean, fresh finish. Breathtaking power and elegance in this cuvee from a producer redefining expectations for a whole appellation… What a wine!
£150 / Case£25 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Morey Coffinet, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, La Romanee 6x75cl

We discovered the wines of this Chassagne-Montrachet rising star (established in its current form "only" 30 years ago, although the family cellars date from the 16th century) for the first time in... 2020, and although we were immediately impressed by the portfolio of great vineyards the Morey family cultivate, it was upon tasting the wines with Thibault Morey that we fell in love with them. The estate is run according to biodynamic principles throughout. Thibault is one of the new generation of winemakers who, through precise, rigorous work and an open mind not only to traditional and modern techniques but also to different expressions of the Burgundy terroirs, produce truly exciting wines. These are wines that combine richness and power with complexity and elegance effortlessly, and they come highly recommended. Ripe and intense, this immediately shows the fabulous opulence La Romanée is famous for. On the palate emerges impressive structure; add length and a level of complexity to rival many a Grand Cru, and you have a 1er Cru that bridges the gap with Chassagne’s most revered vineyards.
£365 / Case£60.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

NV Frerejean Freres, VV 26 6x75cl

RP94
£570 per 6 bottles IB "A blend of the 2009 and 2008 vintages, Frerejean Frères' NV Brut Blanc de Blancs VV26 was disgorged after eight years on the lees. Bursting from the glass with a rich... bouquet of dried citrus fruit, yellow apples, honeycomb, toasted bread and walnuts, it's full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a frothy mousse and a generous, expressive palate that's underpinned by lively acids. This is showing beautifully in its somewhat old-fashioned style and comes warmly recommended. The VV26 is a blend of Chardonnay from Cremant, Avize and Oger—dominated by the former to the tune of 90%—from older parcels, some of which date back to 1926. It's the highlight of the range by some margin." 94/100 - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
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2020 Domaine Anne et Herve Sigaut, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Noirots 6x75cl

VM94
"The 2020 Chambolle-Musigny Les Noirots ler Cru, from 0.5-hectares of 40-year-old vines, feels slightly more stemmy on the nose, yet it is well defined, and the pepperiness complements the darker... fruit compared to the Les Chatelots. The palate is framed by fine tannins, this Chambolle is well-structured with a Morey-like, mineral-driven finish that fans out wonderfully. Excellent. " 94 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£375 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Beaune Premier Cru, Les Teurons 6x75cl

What a lovely wine this is. Intensely floral nose with hints of mint followed by a concentrated mouthful of deep Morrello cherry with precise and well-structured tannins. It is a great example of what this vineyard can produce in the hands of a master winemaker.
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes 6x75cl

Made from carefully selected grapes from 10 tiny locations across the appellation this delightful wine has great finesse and presence. There is a stack of clean ripe cherry fruit and a lovely tannic... structure that secures its mid-term aging potential. Like all the Rossignol-Trapet wines they get the balance between high quality and great value absolutely spot on!
£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Samuel Billaud, Chablis Grand Cru, Bougros 6x75cl

The Billaud family have been producing great Chablis since 1815. 6th generation Samuel set out on his own in 2010 and it is fair to say that after a decade, his dynamic approach and great winemaking... touch have taken his domaine from a status of Rising Star to one of the very best, established growers in the region. Samuel makes precise, elegant and terroir-true expressions of every vineyard in his care. His wines are electric and simply crackle with the tension and vibrancy which can be found in the region's best wines. Offering scintillating wines from the refreshing, steely fresh Petit-Chablis through to bold and dynamic Grand Crus, Samuel Billaud is a master of his craft, and as Neal Martin points out, "We should see him right at the top of Chablis producers alongside the likes of Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat". These are singular Chablis and the sheer embodiment of purity and poise. One of the most opulent Grands Crus in Chablis owing to its deep layer of top soil, Bougros in the hands of such a winemaker as Samuel, whose tireless search for precision, elegance and textural quality yields a wine of rare balance and depth. The very top vineyards in Chablis continue to deliver a stunning value alternative to those of the Côte d'Or. Long may that continue.
£345 / Case£57.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Samuel Billaud, Chablis Premier Cru, Montee de Tonnerre 6x75cl

The Billaud family have been producing great Chablis since 1815. 6th generation Samuel set out on his own in 2010 and it is fair to say that after a decade, his dynamic approach and great winemaking... touch have taken his domaine from a status of Rising Star to one of the very best, established growers in the region. Samuel makes precise, elegant and terroir-true expressions of every vineyard in his care. His wines are electric and simply crackle with the tension and vibrancy which can be found in the region's best wines. Offering scintillating wines from the refreshing, steely fresh Petit-Chablis through to bold and dynamic Grand Crus, Samuel Billaud is a master of his craft, and as Neal Martin points out, "We should see him right at the top of Chablis producers alongside the likes of Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat". These are singular Chablis and the sheer embodiment of purity and poise.
£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien Quatrieme Cru 6x75cl

£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Jacques Carillon, Chassagne-Montrachet 6x75cl

£280 / Case£46.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Ben Glaetzer, Amon Ra, Barossa Valley 6x75cl

RP96
"Dramatic, intense and powerful, the 2016 Amon Ra Shiraz recalls the 2004 in its youth, crammed with layers of fruit, complex, savory elements and rich, velvety tannins. It's full-bodied,... characterized by notes of grilled meat, espresso, black olive, cassis, vanilla, baking spices and an undercurrent of loamy earth. Yes, it's unapologetically big and bold, the product of a warm, sunny climate and ripe grapes, but it does show a sense of decorum, restraint and elegance on the long finish." 96 pts., Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
£335 / Case£55.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

RP96
"Looking in on the 389 can be "'can be," she says, parenthetically) a good insight into what we can expect from the upcoming Grange. Now, they are very different wines, no question, however,... stylistically they have much in common and the illumination into the season that birthed the wines in each instance. Here, the 2020 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz has consummate polish and sleek tannins, imbued as they are with graphite, black tea, licorice and resin. The fruit is pure and black and chewy... gorgeous wine. And it lives for decades. This has always been a collector's dream and continues so through this vintage. Highly recommended." 96 pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£207 / Case£34.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Morey Coffinet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Houilleres 6x75cl

We discovered the wines of this Chassagne-Montrachet rising star (established in its current form "only" 30 years ago, although the family cellars date from the 16th century) for the first time in... 2020, and although we were immediately impressed by the portfolio of great vineyards the Morey family cultivate, it was upon tasting the wines with Thibault Morey that we fell in love with them. The estate is run according to biodynamic principles throughout. Thibault is one of the new generation of winemakers who, through precise, rigorous work and an open mind not only to traditional and modern techniques but also to different expressions of the Burgundy terroirs, produce truly exciting wines. These are wines that combine richness and power with complexity and elegance effortlessly, and they come highly recommended. With a superb intensity of citrus fruit dominating its core, this village cuvée shows particularly impressive balance and body: round, rich, long and a gorgeously seductive fruit profile that finishes very cleanly and in great freshness. This lieu-dit greatly impressed us last year; in 2020, Thibault has very much upped the ante.
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Morey Coffinet, Bourgogne, Blanc 6x75cl

We discovered the wines of this Chassagne-Montrachet rising star (established in its current form "only" 30 years ago, although the family cellars date from the 16th century) for the first time in... 2020, and although we were immediately impressed by the portfolio of great vineyards the Morey family cultivate, it was upon tasting the wines with Thibault Morey that we fell in love with them. The estate is run according to biodynamic principles throughout. Thibault is one of the new generation of winemakers who, through precise, rigorous work and an open mind not only to traditional and modern techniques but also to different expressions of the Burgundy terroirs, produce truly exciting wines. These are wines that combine richness and power with complexity and elegance effortlessly, and they come highly recommended. Very intensely citrussy yet with an elegant, pithy texture and a dry, mineral finish. This is a very serious Bourgogne Blanc that will age well for 3 to 5 years, developing more savoury complexity and length.
£105 / Case£17.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Penfolds, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

RP94
"The Barossa has the ability to convey a sense of place, dirt and air in the glass. The trick is to not get in the way—a cooper does not terroir make. Despite not being the dominant region in this... blend (for specificity: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Clare Valley), the Barossa makes a potent contribution. Here, in the 2020 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, the concentrated, dry and warm vintage is on show and provides a splay of earthy, dense fruit, stretched over a framework of savory tannin. Despite Penfolds's reputation for big tannins/big oak, the fruit here overpowers both and streams out over the long finish. The heart of Barossa is here. Very good. Will get better." 94 pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£99 / Case£16.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Penfolds, Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 6x75cl

JR17
"Fruit from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully. 15 months in French (24% new) and American (12% new) oak hogsheads. TA 6.5 g/l, pH 3.6. Paler than the Bin 150. Really... intense cassis nose. Neat and fresh with lots of sweetness on the palate. Then a tense, tighter, tarry finish. Complex but still very youthful." 17 pts., Jancis Robinson
£231 / Case£38.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Alheit Vineyards, Cartology Bushvines, Western Cape 6x75cl

VM95
"The 2021 Cartology is a worthy follow-up to the 2020. It unfurls gradually on the nose with honeysuckle and light yellow plum and mirabelle scents, a mineral undertow that stealthily gains... prominence. The palate is very well balanced with just a killer line of acidity; Nashi pear and yellow plum commingle towards a resinous finish. After 10 minutes, it really beginning to fire on all cylinders - another magnificent Cartology. Superb." 95 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£162 / Case£27 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate