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2016 Glenelly, Lady May, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

GS94-95
"The 2016 blend throws a particularly dark, opaque red/black colour in the glass. Dark and foreboding but also ever so inviting at the same time. The aromatics are quite defined with perhaps the... Cabernet Franc component currently punching way above its weight of 6% with seductive notes of freshly shaved cedar lead pencil spice, graphite, iron filings, iodine and the now hallmark Lady May character of dark, black, menthol cassis and peppermint crisp milk chocolate nuances. The palate is wonderfully suave and sleek, creamy and mouth coating with an accessibility and generosity of black and blueberry fruits that is very comforting and familiar. But just when you think the mouthfeel is all about silky tannins and fleshy black fruit concentration, the delicious tangy acids kick in to land this Hercules of a wine cleanly and effortlessly on the runway without even a hiccup. Like so many 2016 super-premium Cape Bordeaux blends from Stellenbosch, this wine thrills, seduces the senses and certainly impresses for the vintage. Drink from release or cellar for 10 to 15 years".94-95pts, Greg Sherwood MW, winemag.co.za
£165 / Case£27.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Castellare di Castellina, Sodi San Niccolo, IGT 1x150cl

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
£125 / 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

2019 Gaja, Barbaresco 6x75cl

"2019 Barbaresco has glaring vivid colors thanks to a good presence of anthocyanins. It immediately brings out notes of rose and wild strawberries followed by lighter notes of marzipan, wild fennel... and a hint of juniper. Tasting saline, the wine has good length and a perception of crisp red fruits balanced by bright acidity. Together with the freshness and a tense structure, they define the main characteristics of the 2019 vintage." (Winemaker's tasting note)
£930 / Case£155 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2016 Bollinger PNVZ 6x75cl

RP94
"Disgorged in January 2021, Bollinger's newly released NV Brut Blanc de Noirs PN VZ16 offers up notions of pear, apple blossom, jasmine, orange zest and fresh pastry. Medium to full-bodied, precise... and elegantly vinous, it's layered and charming, with racy acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, and it concludes with a sapid finish. It's based on the 2016 vintage, complemented by older reserve wines matured in magnum, and derives, once again, largely from the village of Verzenay." 94 pts., William Kelley, robertparker.com
Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Kumeu River, Rays Road Chardonnay, Kumeu 6x75cl

Rays Road is Kumeu River’s new vineyard site in Hawkes Bay. This limestone hillside is at 180 m altitude, with a northerly aspect. It is dry-farmed to yield high quality grapes for wine under the... Rays Road name for our Kumeu River label. This Chardonnay was hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented with wild yeast in older French Oak barrels to give a wine that is zesty and fragrant, with mineral complexity that is very true to its site. (Kumeu River notes)
£87.50 / Case£14.58 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay, Kumeu 6x75cl

Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. We are particularly careful in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for our Kumeu River Estate label. (Kumeu River notes)
£85 / Case£14.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Mondavi & Chadwick, Sena, Aconcagua 6x75cl

“The 2020 Seña is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 7% Petit Verdot (a little higher in search of acidity) from grapes harvested early, the second week of March, and... fermented mostly in stainless steel and 10% in concrete eggs. It has a moderate 13.5% alcohol and good freshness. It's subtle and layered, not only fruit but with more spice; it has polished tannins and very integrated oak after 22 months in barrique, 78% new, and with 10% of the volume in large Stockinger barrels. The warmer years seem to be nicely managed, so that it's not reflected in the ripeness but is more a matter of texture and quality of the tannins; in the warmer years, like 2017 or this 2019, the wines have a little more grip, but these are definitely finer than those from the 2017 vintage. This wine has intensity and complexity, with no mintiness or herbal notes; it's spicy and juicy, with energy and depth. It has structure, color, stuffing and acidity to develop nicely in bottle. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022.” Drink 2023-2035. 97 pts., Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com
£515 / Case£85.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Mondavi & Chadwick, Rocas de Sena, Aconcagua 6x75cl

“A new second wine here, the 2020 Rocas de Seña is named after the rocky soils from Seña is different as it includes Mediterranean grapes in the blend. This is the first vintage produced, and... it’s a blend of 38% Malbec, 25% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Grenache (from their property in Vertientes, where the Syrah also comes from) and 8% Petit Verdot from selected plots from their property in Aconcagua. 2020 was warm and dry and saw an early harvest that delivered concentrated and powerful wines, this one at 14% alcohol and with a pH of 3.53 and 6.09 grams of acidity. It fermented mostly in stainless steel and 10% in concrete eggs, and the blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 65% of them new. The nose is very expressive, and the palate is juicy and textured palate, a little warmer and riper than the Seña, with that Mediterranean twist from the Garnacha and Syrah. It has an intense nose, quite primary, with red berries, herbs and even a citrus touch, but there is no sweetness at all. The fine tannins have grip, and the finish is dry and serious. The élevage was similar to the Seña, but in the future, they might go for a slightly shorter élevage and use some foudres. The wine has a very nice bright color and is still young and lively, very much in the serious and elegant style of the Seña, despite the warm inaugural vintage, showing in the juicy palate. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2022.” Drink 2022-2028. 93 pts., Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com
£215 / Case£35.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Casa Lapostolle, Clos Apalta, Colchagua Valley 6x75cl

RP95
"...It's creamy and juicy, with very high ripeness and a notable absence of herbal notes; it's oaky, smoky and decadent, coming through as luxurious, round, lush and velvety. It's full-bodied and has abundant, small and powdery tannins." 95 pts., Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
£450 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Jim Barry, Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley 6x75cl

RP98
"In the context of the four vintages tasted alongside each other here, the 2018 The Armagh Shiraz is the silkiest, the reddest fruited and the most compact. In my opinion, the best Shirazes/Syrahs in... this country present (within a sensible ripening bandwidth) a complex array of both sweet and savory fruit characters, not as a result of too little hang time, or too much, but purely as a result of the interaction between the brine, the soil and the climate. This vineyard and this wine achieves that complexity. So here, while the fruit has a mellifluousness and a suppleness that make it insanely attractive, I would suggest waiting a little longer for this wine to gain the momentum that it surely will gain in another year or two. Equally, if you want to see the pristine, almost sparkling fruit on show, then buy two bottles and open one tonight. It is gorgeous. This was my favorite wine here today for its silky, delicate line of tannin and fruit. In perfect sync." 98 pts., Erin Larkin, decanter.com
£990 / Case£165 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Wynns, John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 6x75cl

RP97
An enticing savoury element to the nose, a soft wood spicing, sweet with cedar and some soft scrubland thyme notes and just a hint of violet perfume. Smooth and super succulent, juicy and fresh,... instantly lively on the palate full of direction and purpose. Crunchy and bright yet also sumptuous and filling, the tannins are plump, massy and cover the mouth but gently and delicately so you get a sense of refinement and class here while still having power and concentration. It's certainly on the ripe side, with plenty of sun-kissed, concentrated fruit as well as dark chocolate and cedar. A sense of classicism to this, it's expansive and has a lovely Cabernet menthol touch at the end which is so appealing and leaves a moreish lasting impression. Ageing 16 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels; 31% new French oak, 69% in 1-4 year old French oak (85% barriques, 15% hogsheads). 96 pts., Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£447 / Case£74.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Bruno Giacosa, Roero, Arneis 6x75cl

A delightful simplicity here that also preserves a great inner freshness and complexity. Tropical fruit perfumes with flavours of papaya, citrus and Williams pear. There's also an inner richness that... has good fruit weight and concentration. Expect mineral tones to rise to more prominence over the next year or so. Hard to imagine a white varietal more perfectly suited for the table - we should all be drinking more Arneis!
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Bruno Giacosa, Dolcetto d’Alba 6x75cl

A blend of Dolcetto from hillside vineyards in Neive, Treiso, Nevigli and Alba. Luscious, velvety in texture, with ripe elderberries on the palate with slight dusty notes. Succulent, authentic, sweetly-fruited Dolcetto that is incredibly versatile with food.
£95 / Case£15.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Bruno Giacosa, Barbera d’Alba 6x75cl

A juicy and quite delicious Barbera from yet another superb vintage. And superb value form one of the region’s all-time greatest. Sumptuous and softly edged, it offers a pleasant expanse on the palate, with a fresh, zippy acidity and baskets of supple cherry and forest fruits, Will continue to delight over the next five years.
£135 / Case£22.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Ried Loibenberg Gruner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau 6x75cl

"An intense, flinty nose with of fresh herbs and white florals. On the palate, expressive, perfectly ripe apricot and peach. Round, full-bodied and intense, it is rich and refined with a saline... finish that delivers great freshness. Superb with all types of fish - even better sauces - and with dishes such as blanquette de veau or simply as an aperitif with salmon toast.
£200 / Case£33.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Ried Loibenberg Riesling Smaragd, Wachau 6x75cl

"Crystalline hued with a harmonious nose of fruit fragrance and intense minerality. More creamy minerality on the palate where juicy acidity and stone fruit combine for an incredible intensity of... sweet and bitter stone fruit flavours precisely wrought and with subtle lingering notes of white pepper. Enjoy with Wiener schnitzel, stews with giblets, creamy dishes, potato salad and ham in a crust or fried fish." Mr.Wheeler Tasting Note
£220 / Case£36.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Ried Loibenberg Riesling Smaragd, Wachau 6x75cl

£220 / Case£36.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Riesling Smaragd, Wachau 6x75cl

"Enticing florals, aromas of orchard blossom and honeyed notes. Juicy, invigorating acidity on the palate with crunchy red apple, nectarine and white peach, all carried on a gorgeously creamy texture" Mr.Wheeler Tasting Note
£155 / Case£25.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Ried Kreutles Gruner Veltliner Federspiel, Wachau 6x75cl

Subtle, red apple aromas on the nose, then bright citrus and fresh herbs with an initial, light-bodied palate coursing with fresh, natural acidity. White peach and zippy lime zest abound in a gruner that is full of energy and one to make a wonderful complement to summer salads, fresh seafood, fish dishes and all manner of spicy, Asian cuisine.
£115 / Case£19.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Weingut Knoll, Loibner Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder, Wachau 6x75cl

Seductive stone fruit nose with citrus zest and spicy notes. Lively, fresh and elegant on the palate, having a caressing acidity and a dense, mineral finish. Ideal with asparagus risotto or to accompany a spinach spatula." Mr.Wheeler Tasting Note
£90 / Case£15 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2015 Pol Roger, Brut Vintage 6x75cl

“Full, generous and voluptuous’ is how 5th generation family member Hubert de Billy describes the 2015 vintage of Pol Roger. Having decided against declaring 2014, the house was far from anxious... about the flamboyant 2015 season, which managed somehow to combine periods of humidity with such intense mid-summer heat that there was almost a drought. Hubert describes the September conditions, however, as ‘a perfect dream scenario’ for harvest and the best fruit from 20 key grand and premier cru villages was earmarked for this wine. Six and a bit years down the track and there is little to challenge such confidence. This is indeed a very fine Pol Roger, finesse, complexity and signature Pol pedigree writ large all over its beaming face. Lively gold with a silver aureole and small, elegant bubbles, the 2015 seduces immediately with its welcoming sunny disposition, spring flowers, citrus fruit and hints of brioche all conspiring in the seduction scene. This is, if anything, accentuated on the palate, with Viennese patisserie, soft honey and hints of frangipane and nougat all tempting the senses. Beneath it all classic Pol Roger harmony, every component playing its part and not a hair out of place. Dignified and regal on the finish, the 2015 manages both to excite with its sheer vivacity and reassure with its composure. Disgorged: September 2021. Dosage: 7 g/L..” 94 points, Simon Field MW, www.decanter.com
£348 / Case£58 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Catena Zapata, Adrianna Fortuna Terrae Malbec, Tupungato 3x75cl

VM95
"The 2019 Malbec Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae is made with grapes from parcel 6 of the Adrianna Vineyard, Uco Valley, planted in Gualtallary at a height of 4,400 feet and aged for 18 months in... new and second use French barrels. The pure, intense and precisely judged nose offers delicate fruit such as sweet and sour cherry alongside hints of lavender and violet and faint herbal aromas. It’s relaxed and juicy on the palate with subtle, finely grained tannins and a little chalk. The finish is elongated by fruity flavors. The year helped with the nuanced freshness in this Malbec." 95 pts., Joaquin Hidalgo, vinous.com
£195 / Case£65 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata, Mendoza 6x75cl

DE94
"Richly scented on the nose. Concentrated and full on the palate, a serious wine with intention. Driving flavours of blackcurrant and black cherry with cinnamon spice and mineral saltiness abound on... the palate with a touch of sweetness. Tannins are ripe and massy, plush and gently chewy but this has exceptional freshness that keeps the whole palate quite lifted and alive. Feels well worked and there is a sense of serious style to this. I like the expression - lovely nuance and finesse, the details are so appealing. Enjoy with some hearty food." 94 pts., Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£366 / Case£61 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur