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2023 Chateau Langoa Barton 3eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

“The 2023 Langoa Barton is a very accomplished wine, the family's new winery having permitted more precise, parcel-by-parcel winemaking as well as gentler handling of the fruit to deliver a wine... with all this estate's customary intensity of flavor but more polish and refinement. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and dried rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, with an inky core of fruit, vibrant acids and plenty of suave structuring tannin. This classic blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc is sure to number among the intelligent purchases of the en primeur campaign”. 93/95 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2024
£175 / Case£29.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Haut-Brion Premier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

“This is an exceptional Haut-Brion, offering juice and elegant balance alongside classically structured layers, generous but restrained, sense of architecture and building blocks of a truly great... Left Bank wine. Rippling with sinewy muscles, juicy and controlled, packed with cocoa bean, espresso, liouqorice root, but none of these flavours dominate, knitted together, with a vertical lift. 100% new oak, Jean-Philippe Masclef technical director, no outside consultant.” 98-100 pts., Jane Anson,
£1,890 / Case£315 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau du Tertre 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

"Enjoyably velvety and silky fresh aromatics, this is Cabernet dominant in character, meaning slim and savoury, and hard to argue with. Has plenty of grip and power as it opens, with cassis bud,... blackberry and crayon, together with gentle crushed mint leaf and smoked earth. 60% new oak for ageing, Helfich family new owners since 2021, Cynthia Capelaere estate director, Romain Beurienne technical director, continuing to work biodynamically as they have since 2008. Blend completed early during October, 60% new oak for ageing. The Cabernet Franc vines here are more than 60 years old, and it's an estate that is getting a lot of love and investment since the new owners arrived." 93 points, Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, April 2024
£162 / Case£27 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Dauzac 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

“The 2023 Dauzac is a racy, heady wine. Although by no means the last word in complexity, Dauzac offers plenty of immediacy and overall appeal. Red/purplish-hued fruit, spice and floral notes open... effortlessly. Dauzac is pretty intense texturally but not overdone, as it was a few years ago. It's a stylish Margaux to enjoy over the next 15-20 years.” 91-93 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

"The 2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a heady, sumptuous Saint-Julien. The aromatics alone are captivating. Truffle, rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate, spice and menthol build in a creamy, lavish Ducru.... The 2023 is a classic Bruno Borie wine that emphasizes textural opulence. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous floral and spice-driven top notes. The balance of opulence and vibrancy is compelling." 95-97 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£745 / Case£124.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau de Fonbel, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12x75cl

I"ntense redcurrant, blueberry and blackberry fruit, good vivacity and crunch, with tannins that have austerity but enough juice running through them to ensure balance. This is higher Merlot in the... blend than Château Simard from the same range, but the character of the fruit is darker and more textured. Enjoyable." 92 pts., Jane Anson,
£160 / Case£13.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau de Fieuzal Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

"The 2023 Fieuzal reveals a bright, perfumed bouquet of mulberries and cherries mingled with floral accents of violets, lilac and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it’s... pure and seamless, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and powdery, ultra-refined tannins, concluding with a mineral, penetrating finish. This blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot stands out in this challenging vintage for gravelly, sandy terroirs. Under the adept guidance of Stephen Carrier, the estate—positioned on the border of the Pessac-Léognan appellation—has hit new heights in recent years." 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing,
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

“The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion unwinds in the glass to reveal aromas of ripe red fruits, dark wild berries, spring flowers, burning embers and lilac. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated,... it’s layered and textural with a dense core of fruit underpinned by youthfully firm structuring tannins. This blend of 52.7% Merlot, 29.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.7% Cabernet Franc its likely to become fleshier and more enveloping with barrel maturation.” Drink 2025-2055. 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing,
£1,110 / Case£185 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

"The 2023 Lynch-Bages is a dark, brooding wine. In so many vintages, Lynch-Bages is a wine of sensuality, but in 2023, it is quite the powerhouse. Formidable tannins wrap around a core of black... fruit, spice, menthol, licorice and gravel. This is a somber, introspective Lynch-Bages with a ton of Cabernet Sauvignon character. I can't wait to taste this from bottle." 94-97 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£420 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

"The 2023 Léoville Barton is a lovely classic in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and blackberries mingled with notions of pencil shavings, licorice and violets. Medium to... full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's layered, concentrated and suave, with beautifully refined tannins, vibrant acids and a long, penetrating finish. Benefiting from the Barton family's new highly functional winery, as well as experimentation with more discreet cooperage choices, it's somewhat reminiscent of the estate's terrific 2016. The 2023 blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc." 94-96 pts., William Kelley,
£335 / Case£55.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Clos des Lunes, Lune d’Argent, Bordeaux 6x75cl

"The 2023 Lune d'Argent was picked from August 28 to September 21 over several passes through the vines. It comprises 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. The Lune d'Argent has an open nose, a... little lighter than expected, though it gains intensity with aeration. Scents of Golden Delicious apple and light grass clippings emerge from the glass. The palate is nicely balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and sapid, presenting a lovely umami sensation. It has a fair bit of complexity toward the pithy finish thanks to that Semillon. Excellent." 90-92 pts., Neal Martin,
£55 / Case£9.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

"The 2023 Duhart-Milon was picked September 7 to October 3 and contains 15% pressed wine, matured in 50% new oak. It has a much more backward bouquet than the Moulin, displaying well-defined yet... tightly coiled graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that belie the backbone of this Pauillac. That graphite element is accentuated in the mouth and controls the classic finish that could only come from this appellation. This is excellent, but patience is required." 93-95 pts., Neal Martin,
£342 / Case£57 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

"The 2023 Clos du Marquis might very well be the best Clos du Marquis I have ever tasted. A wine of freshness and verve, the 2023 is all nuance. Sweet red plum, blood orange, spice, flowers, mint and... white pepper are all finely cut. The 2023 shows more vibrancy, less oak extraction and more refined tannins than in the past. It's a glorious wine in every way. This early tasting is hugely promising. Clos du Marquis could turn out to be one of the real surprises of 2023." 93-95 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 6x75cl

"The 2022 Le Petit Mouton has an intense bouquet with violet infused cassis and blackberry fruit, just a faint touch of Medjool dates in the background. It opens extremely confidently in the glass.... The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. Structured, granular in texture and multi-layered, it's quite difficult to recognize this as a mere Deuxieme Vin. Long on the aftertaste, this is an outstanding Le Petit Mouton". 92-94 pts., Neal Martin,
£1,098 / Case£183 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

"Structured and powerful, this is not as forbidding as En Primeur in many vintages of Las Cases, showing both flesh and florality, but the tannic walls of this great estate remain fully in place,... coupled with layers of cassis and bilberry fruits, subtle hints of bitter aniseed, fennel, cola, espresso, squid ink, textured slate tannins. Expect inky depths and unashamed austerity, a wine that will take its time to open, making no excuses for demanding patience. So so good, with a balance and classicism that delivers on the best of the vintage. 80% new oak, 6.6% press wine, 3.79h, harvest September 9 to October 2, 43hl/h yield. First year in the new cellars, with 43.5ha going into the main wine from the historic walled vineyard site." 98 pts., Jane Anson
£831 / Case£138.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau d’Armailhac 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

“The 2023 d'Armailhac is a plump, juicy wine that very much captures the generous side of the year. Succulent red plum, spice, new leather, rose petal and pomegranate are nicely amplified.... Armailhac can have a slight edginess in its tannin profile, but today, that is not especially evident. This is a very sexy, almost opulent d'Armailhac, despite having the most Cabernet Sauvignon ever in the blend.” 90-92 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£204 / Case£34 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Clerc Milon 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

“The 2023 Clerc Milon was picked from September 7 to 29 and is matured in 55% new oak It has much more fruit concentration on the nose than the Pastorelle—quite precocious, with blackberry and... cassis fruit. It's floral and more flamboyant than the d'Armailhac. The palate is very well balanced with a slightly creamy texture and a lovely mouthfeel. Its concentration is neatly counterbalanced by the acidity, and it feels very harmonious and long on the finish. Superb. If Mouton-Rothschild is beyond your budget—yes, I am familiar with that feeling—then this is where you should look.” 92-94 pts., Neal Martin,
£330 / Case£55 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Angelus Premier Grand Cru Classe A, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 6x75cl

"The 2023 Angelus is elegant and polished right out of the gate. Floral top notes and bright acids bring out the more refined side of Angelus. The 2023 shows how much Angelus has evolved in recent... years. Bright red-toned fruit, blood orange, mint and rose petal lend notable verve. The blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. About half of the Franc is being raised in foudre. All the elements are so well integrated for a young wine. It is one of the best recent vintages I have tasted." 94-96 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£1,560 / Case£260 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Chantalouette, Pomerol 12x75cl

“The 2023 Chante Alouette, a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, possesses a fresh, elegant bouquet of dark wild berries, flowers and chocolate. Medium-bodied, round and supple, it’s delicately juicy with powdery tannins and a long, ethereal finish.” 89-91 pts., Yohan Castaing,
£170 / Case£14.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau La Serre Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 6x75cl

“The 2023 La Serre was picked September 13 to October 4. This has a lovely, sensual nose with raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and just a hint of vanilla. It's always one of J-P Moueix's more... seductive entry-level wines. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannins, fine acidity, a velvety mouthfeel and a vivid, red cherry and black pepper finish. Very promising.” Drink 2026-2038. 90-92 pts., Antonio Galloni,
£220 / Case£36.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Plince, Pomerol 12x75cl

“Berry-fruit aroma. Smooth, supple and easy-going. Not too ambitious but more elegance and less oak than the past.” Drink 2027-2036. 16 pts., James Lawther MW,
£240 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

"Excellent vintage at Malartic, rich plum colour, cocoa bean, black chocolate, anis and fennel, this is skilfully constructed. Peony and iris notes arrive through the mid palate, giving a focus on... savoury Cabernet, cassis bud, mint leaf, elegant and well measured. You can see the building blocks and feel totally confident about how well it will develop over the next decade and beyond - suggest waiting at least six to eight years before opening. Great stuff from the Bonnie family, who continue to make this an unmissable Pessac. 38.95hl/ha yield." 95 points., Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
£159 / Case£26.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Batailley 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

"Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Very densely woven nose with aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, blackcurrant spurs, ripe blackberries and elderberries, fine toasting,... subtle oak. A wine with elegance, purity and great freshness, precision and purity. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins, finely grained, complemented by juicy fruit quoting the nose, excellent structure and length. Another great Batailley." 96 pts., Markus del Monego MW, MS "Beautiful fruit with currants and blackberries, as well as notes of walnuts and chocolate. So much blackberry fruit here. Aromatic. Medium- to full-bodied with very fine tannins on the deep and structured palate. Racy and long finish. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot and 2% petit verdot." 95-96 pts., James Suckling.,
£162 / Case£27 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Angludet, Margaux 6x75cl

“Yields were impacted dramatically for organically and biodynamically-run vineyards in 2023, and the crop at Angludet was more than halved compared to an average year, which resulted in an... impressively intense and concentrated cuvée. Expressive on the nose, it follows on the palate with a gloriously seductive, velvety texture and opulent mix of blackcurrant liqueur, gentle winter spice and juicy blueberries on the finish. Lovely, fine-grained tannins give it a classy structure. Absolutely delicious." Mr Wheeler Note
£144 / Case£24 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur