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2020 Domaine Gerard Thomas, Saint-Aubin, Champ Tirant 12x75cl

This single vineyard St Aubin is a real treat. It is a fresh, buttery citrus mouthful with a lovely racing acidity. It is very refreshing and joyful is a superb example of village St Aubin at it best.
£240 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine des Malandes, Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos 6x75cl

André and Gabrielle Tremblay harvested their first grapes in the Fourchaume vineyard in 1949. They passed on what is now Domaine des Malandes to their daughter, who in turn bequeathed the estate to... her children Richard and Amandine, who are now at the helm of this excellent Domaine. The wines here shine in the 2020 vintage, and manage to combine the minerality, precision and classicality of traditional Chablis, with a touch more roundness, expression and generosity. The Premiers and Grands Crus are a beacon of quality. Often considered a candidate for the greatest Grand Cru vineyard of all, Les Clos typically produces some of the longest-lived wines from the commune, and this example, made from 50-year-old vines, certainly exhibits all the qualities it needs to evolve gracefully for the next decade at least.
£295 / Case£49.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine des Malandes, Chablis Premier Cru, Vau de Vey 6x75cl

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Always a very approachable premier cru, Vau de Vey in 2020 shows delicious citrus peel and green apple, with a lovely richness to the mid-palate and a long, pithy finish. An excellent example from the village, and great value to boot.
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Albert Bichot (Long-Depaquit), Chablis Grand Cru, Moutonne 6x75cl

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*ON ALLOCATION - £570 per case of 6 bottles IB* Domaine Long-Depaquit can be traced back to 1791 when Jean Depaquit and his brother Simon moved to Chablis. They purchased vineyards and developed... their domaine into one of the most renowned producers of Chablis today. Now owned by Albert Bichot in Beaune, Domaine Long-Depaquit offers an impressive range of Premier and Grand Crus. A sustainable approach, limited yields and skilful winemaking creates incredibly invigorating and mineral-edged wines. ‘La Moutonne’, a monopole in the heart of the Grand Cru vineyards, between Vaudésir and Les Preuses is one of their most celebrated cuvées, known for its incredible precision, elegance and staying power. Whichever cuvée you choose, these are delicious, mineral rich Chardonnays of the highest order. Opening the proceedings at a Bichot tasting in London, the 2020 La Moutonne quite simply blew us away. Crushed oyster shell and citrus on the nose, followed on the palate by a superb energy with an exquisite texture. Laser-like, yet with excellent weight and power on the long finish, this is very, very special.
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2020 Patrick Javillier, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 6x75cl

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*ON ALLOCATION - £675 per case of 6 bottles IB* Undoubtedly the jewel in the Domaine’s crown, Javillier’s Corton-Charlemagne comes from a tiny climat called Les Pougets, on the hill of Corton.... It is undeniably rich and powerful, but with an underlying restraint that will be shaken off with time. There are ripe apple notes and a layered complexity with hints of hazelnut. When coupled with its incredible fineness and steely dry backbone, this is a most wonderful wine that will become an absolute classic. Outstanding – and great value when compared to other Côtes d’Or Grand Cru.
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2020 Comte Armand, Auxey-Duresses, Rouge 6x75cl

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*ON ALLOCATION - £228 per case of 6 bottles IB* One of the very finest producers in all of Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Armand is approaching its 200th anniversary very much at the top of its game.... After Pascal Marchant from 1985 to 1998, Benjamin Leroux from 1999 to 2013, Paul Zinetti is the third highly talented winemaker at the helm of this grand estate, and he is producing wines of rare depth, purity and character. The monumental Clos des Epeneaux, for a long time the only wine produced here, still gives the best Grands Crus a run for their money, but just as impressive is the unbeatable value delivered by the Auxey-Duresses cuvées and the delicacy and perfume of the Volnays. You can't go wrong at this address.
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2020 Aurelien Verdet, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, Aux Boudots 6x75cl

From his modest winery hidden off the beaten track in the little village of Arcenant in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Aurélien Verdet crafts wines of astonishing purity and precision. A highly... talented young winemaker whose following is growing steadily every year, Aurélien is no exception to the adage that “Great wine is created in the vineyard”. Indeed, he lavishes great care and attention on his 5.5 ha of vines, which he farms organically to produce fruit of superb quality. The winemaking is then all about respecting that fruit to bring the terroir through, which he does with great aplomb. A rising star to watch! Over the past few years we have been waxing lyrical about those Nuits 1er Cru vineyards abutting to Vosne-Romanée (in this case, the famous Les Malconsorts) and the sublime balance of structured power, black-fruited intensity on one hand, and the velvety texture and lifted aromatics usually associated with Vosne. Aurélien's Les Boudots once again shows off this brilliant combination with its muscular tannins, brilliant energy and polished edges.
£450 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Aurelien Verdet, Morey-Saint-Denis 6x75cl

From his modest winery hidden off the beaten track in the little village of Arcenant in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Aurélien Verdet crafts wines of astonishing purity and precision. A highly... talented young winemaker whose following is growing steadily every year, Aurélien is no exception to the adage that “Great wine is created in the vineyard”. Indeed, he lavishes great care and attention on his 5.5 ha of vines, which he farms organically to produce fruit of superb quality. The winemaking is then all about respecting that fruit to bring the terroir through, which he does with great aplomb. A rising star to watch! Wonderfully expressive with notes of violets and white pepper, Aurélien's is a characterful, full-bodied and powerful Morey Villages. The warm conditions yielded a lovely opulence to the fruit, and it shows the typical spicy element one can expect of this commune's wines, with added aromatic flourish courtesy of Aurélien's careful winemaking. A very fine villages cuvée.
£245 / Case£40.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Anne-Francoise Gros, Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru, Aux Guettes 6x75cl

The wedding of Vosne-Romanée's Anne-Françoise Gros to Pommard's François Parent led to the establishment in 1988 of this superb domaine, with excellent holdings across both the Côte de Beaune and... the Côte de Nuits. With the help of their children Caroline and Mathieu, they produce generous wines of power and depth, with gentle extraction and cool maceration giving the wines a beautifully seductive velvety texture. The bottlings' labels are all adorned with a different female head, inspired by Anne-Françoise and the artist's interpretation of the vineyard's style. Well-made reds from Savigny have performed outstandingly in this vintage, and as one would expect from a producer of this quality, the fact is fully demonstrated in this lovely wine. From the premier cru vineyard adjacent to the Bois de Chenôve there is a warm, sun-kissed bouquet of ripe red fruit here, followed by a juicy, supple, medium-full mouthful of loveliness. With plenty of structure here to take it the distance, there is no hurry, but this will be delightful in just a few years - and indeed long after.
£255 / Case£42.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Anne-Francoise Gros, Vosne-Romanee, Les Chalandins 6x75cl

The wedding of Vosne-Romanée's Anne-Françoise Gros to Pommard's François Parent led to the establishment in 1988 of this superb domaine, with excellent holdings across both the Côte de Beaune and... the Côte de Nuits. With the help of their children Caroline and Mathieu, they produce generous wines of power and depth, with gentle extraction and cool maceration giving the wines a beautifully seductive velvety texture. The bottlings' labels are all adorned with a different female head, inspired by Anne-Françoise and the artist's interpretation of the vineyard's style. Berry fruits and cherries pervade this wonderful expression of single climat Vosne-Romanée. It has a delightfully soft mouthfeel with silky tannins and a hint of toasty oak in the background. An outstandingly well-made wine at this level.
£350 / Case£58.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Benjamin Leroux, Bourgogne, Rouge 6x75cl

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Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2020 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the... Volnay commune. He remembers his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 where he spent some time staying with Richard Wheeler (Johnny's father, sadly passed away last year), memorable not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage. As Bourgogne Rouge goes, the underlying quality in this one has it already scaling the appellation ladder. Expertly selected pepper-potting of different sites from across the Hautes Côtes and Côte de Beaune, together with village wines from Pommard and further afield, provides Benjamin with the palate on which to create this outstanding introduction to his range. Ripe, heady and full of immediately accessible crunchy strawberry and violet fruit, the very soft tannins and a delightful freshness hold it all together. Smiles all 'round - unmissable!
£102 / Case£17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Benjamin Leroux, Volnay Premier Cru, Les Mitans 6x75cl

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Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2020 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the... Volnay commune. He remembers his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 where he spent some time staying with Richard Wheeler (Johnny's father, sadly passed away last year), memorable not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage.
£366 / Case£61 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Benjamin Leroux, Auxey-Duresses, Blanc 6x75cl

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Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2020 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the... Volnay commune. He remembers his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 where he spent some time staying with Richard Wheeler (Johnny's father, sadly passed away last year), memorable not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage. With demand (and therefore prices) for St Aubin skyrocketing in recent years, Auxey-Duresses has replaced it as one of the best sources of value whites with more than a passing resemblance to the hallowed communes on the other side of the hill. Once again, Benjamin's hand is plain to see through this wonderfully fresh white of great textural interest - one to drink over the next 3 to 5 years, and a brilliant alternative to the classic styles.
£144 / Case£24 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Dominique Lafon, Beaune Premier Cru, Les Avaux 6x75cl

Les Avaux is rarely found on labels, with the vineyard being best known for providing the main volume for the Hospices de Beaune's Cuvée Maurice Drouhin. This example is firmly structured, ambitious and built for long-term ageing.
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Dominique Lafon, Volnay 6x75cl

Already responsible for some of the very finest white wines in the world at his family Domaine in Meursault, and for some of the best value the world of wine has to offer in their Maconnais outfit;... Dominique Lafon has also been making his own wines for 11 years now, from vineyards he either owns or manages. The Dominique Lafon wines, produced at the Château de Bligny winery, are superb, showing the value of Dominique’s talent, experience and meticulous attention to detail. Simply, these are wines produced by one of the worlds greatest vinous talents. Bordering Meursault, the cool and late-ripening " Les Lurets" vineyard provides the excellent, perfumed and delicately structured fruit for this cuvée. Elegant and perfect with 5 years' ageing.
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Dominique Lafon, Bourgogne, Blanc 12x75cl

Already responsible for some of the very finest white wines in the world at his family Domaine in Meursault, and for some of the best value the world of wine has to offer in their Maconnais outfit;... Dominique Lafon has also been making his own wines for 11 years now, from vineyards he either owns or manages. The Dominique Lafon wines, produced at the Château de Bligny winery, are superb, showing the value of Dominique’s talent, experience and meticulous attention to detail. Simply, these are wines produced by one of the worlds greatest vinous talents. This blend of fruit from powerful Meursault and lifted, highly toned Puligny has been a firm favourite here in recent years. A classy Côte d'Or white crafted by one of the most celebrated names in the region, and at a sensationally attractive price point. Here’s a wine of stunning value -- one not to be missed.
£235 / Case£19.58 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Anne et Herve Sigaut, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Noirots 6x75cl

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"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, Bourgogne, Rouge 12x75cl

Really bright ruby in appearance and showing notes of cherries and violets. It is a lovely harmonious wine already and shows great ripeness and expression that punches well above the weight of its modest appellation. It will be spot on for drinking when it arrives, but enjoyable for a good few years after that.
£192 / Case£16 / 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, Beaune, Les Mariages 12x75cl

The delightfully named “Les Mariages” vineyard historically saw newlyweds, encouraged by the two churches nearby, ambling through the rows of pinot noir after their nuptials, and meeting there. ... It is on the lower slopes adjacent to the premier cru vineyards of Les Grèves and Les Toussaints and gives rise to wines that offer more than a passing nod to those from these outstanding terroirs. Nicolas’ ‘Les Mariages’ is a very pretty and easy-going wine that oozes ripe berry fruits and has a delightful, subtle, tannic structure. It is undeniably enjoyable now but there is certainly no rush to drink this, and patience will undoubtedly be rewarded.
£295 / Case£24.58 / 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 Rully Montagne La Folie, Jobard 12x75cl

This is a really impressive wine. Lovely forward citrus fruits with an underlying richness of buttered toast and just a hint of honey. Superbly fresh once again, its fine mineral spine frames this outstanding value white Chalonnaise from a brilliant vintage.
£225 / Case£18.75 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine Jacques Carillon, Chassagne-Montrachet 6x75cl

£280 / Case£46.67 / 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