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2020 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert 6x75cl

JR16.5
Beautifully expressive, floral with a gorgeous core of violets, followed on the palate by a richly-fruited core complemented by savoury, meaty, umami notes on the finish. Gently grippy with ripe and impressively fine-grained tannins, the structure is perfect for this to peak between 2027 and 2030. (Mr Wheeler Tasting note)
£99 / Case£16.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage, La Maison Bleue 3x150cl

DE92
“Mostly sourced from les Murets, the 2020 Hermitage La Maison Bleue is a solid effort, with appealing notes of blackberries, raspberries and espresso on the nose. It's full-bodied and rich, yet... streamlined and focused, with savory tones of black olives appearing on the softly dusty finish. It should drink well young, yet age well for more than a decade.” 92-94 pts, Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com Drink 2026-2045
£230 / Case£76.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage, La Maison Bleue 6x75cl

DE92
“Mostly sourced from les Murets, the 2020 Hermitage La Maison Bleue is a solid effort, with appealing notes of blackberries, raspberries and espresso on the nose. It's full-bodied and rich, yet... streamlined and focused, with savory tones of black olives appearing on the softly dusty finish. It should drink well young, yet age well for more than a decade.” 92-94 pts, Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com, (Drink 2023-2035)
£215 / Case£35.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage, La Chapelle Rouge 3x150cl

DE93
Blood-orange/grapefruit zest on a tight, polished nose; great minerality with deeper, plummier notes. A creamy, bitter black fruit palate; beautifully textured with an authentic, savoury, olive... tapenade core freshened further by a persistent streak of granite minerality and more juicy, deep citrus fruit. Proper grip and structure; very clean, long, peppery finish. Sheer elegance; utterly delicious.
£750 / Case£250 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Quartz 6x75cl

JR17
"Deepest colour of the four Clos du Caillou cuvées (plenty of Syrah). The aromatics are again restrained but there’s an attractive pitch of fruit and a spicy note that grows with aeration. Rich... and sweet, the fruit really concentrated on the palate. Tannins firm but very fine and completely interwoven with the fruit. Another for ageing." 17 pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£310 / Case£51.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Safres Rouge 6x75cl

JR17+
"90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. Aged 18 months in foudres. Organic. Cask sample. Reticent nose with just the semblance of dark and red fruit. Palate rich and intense, the fruit concentrated, the tannins powerful and long. Freshness on the finish. Clearly built for ageing." 17+ pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, La Reserve 6x75cl

JR98-100
"Huge intensity of burgundian red-berry fruit. Explodes on the palate. Layers of fruit with oh-so-fine tannins and amazing freshness and length on the finish. Real persistence aromatically. Powerful but elegant and restrained. Huge potential for ageing." 17.5 pts., James Lawther MW, www.jancisrobinson.com
£580 / Case£96.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, l’Ermite Blanc 6x75cl

JD100
"Another perfect wine in the lineup is the 2020 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc, and white wine simply doesn’t get any better. I’ve never found another white that conveys a sense minerality and liquid... rock like this cuvée, and the 2020 offers a piercing bouquet of white currants, quince, honeyed flowers, charcoal, and scorched earth, with celery seed and wild fennel notes developing with air. A huge, rich, massive wine, it has awesome purity and precision and a great finish. It’s one of my favorite white wines in the world. This demands 3-5 years of bottle age and will have 20, 30, if not 40 years of longevity, although, I find estimating the evolution of Hermitage Blanc one of the most challenging and difficult parts of the job." 100 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£1,780 / Case£296.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, De l’Oree 6x75cl

JD98-100
"Also all Marsanne from the eastern side of Hermitage, raised in 15% new demi-muids, the 2020 Ermitage De L’Orée is full-bodied and concentrated, yet stays tight and reserved on the palate. Giving... up beautiful white currant, crushed stone, spice, honeysuckle, and charcoal aromas and flavors, it’s a serious, age-worthy Hermitage that needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years, and it will evolve for over two decades." 98-100 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£770 / Case£128.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Le Meal Blanc 6x75cl

JD100
"I was blown away by the 2020 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which is certainly the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted. From the pure south-facing Méal lieu-dit (which is the warmest terroir on... Hermitage), it was vinified and aged 70% demi-muids (10% new) and 30% in stainless steel. Straight-up heavenly notes of white currants, powdered rock, celery seed, honeysuckle, and toasted almonds all define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with that rare mix of richness and freshness. Hermitage Blanc doesn’t get any better. I love this today, yet it will certainly benefit from a year or two of bottle age, drink well for 3-5 years, at which point, it’s probably best to wait until a solid 15 years after the vintage." 100 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£725 / Case£120.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Saint-Joseph, Granits Blanc 6x75cl

JD97
"Quite possibly the finest white in the appellation, the 2020 Saint Joseph Les Granits Blanc is all Marsanne from what I would consider the best terroir in the appellation, the south-facing slopes of... the Saint Joseph lieu-dit just south of Tournon. White currants, honeyed peach, celery seed, spice, and a wonderful sense of minerality define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, pure, seamless, and just a heavenly white you could easily put in a lineup of Hermitage Blanc. Drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years." 97 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£225 / Case£37.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, l’Ermite Rouge 6x75cl

RP96-98
"The inky hued 2020 Ermitage L’Ermite is heavenly stuff, but as usual, it’s not for the instant gratification crowd. It’s also the first vintage where they’ve kept some stems as well,... although it’s impossible to tell at this young stage. Vibrant and pure cassis and blue fruits as well as powdered stone and liquid rock-like characteristics define this primordial yet flawlessly put together Hermitage. It has a finish that won’t quit and is another legendary wine from the team at Chapoutier." 98-100 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£1,230 / Case£205 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Le Pavillon 6x75cl

RP98-100
"Chapoutier's 2020 Ermitage le Pavillon shows a more chiseled, defined structure than the other 2020s, suggesting greater potential longevity. This full-bodied effort is loaded with purple... raspberries and cassis, but it remains tight and taut, showing fascinating tension and elegance allied to great depth and length. Impressive!" 98-100 pts., Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
£1,105 / Case£184.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Le Meal Rouge 6x75cl

JD98-100
"A ripe, sexy, opulent Hermitage, the 2020 Ermitage Le Méal has lots of black raspberry, violet, spring flower, and cured meat-like aromatics. It shows its Méal origin on the palate, where it’s... full-bodied, has a creamy, velvety, opulent mouthfeel, ultra-fine tannins, and one gorgeous finish. It’s certainly the most extroverted in the lineup, but it still brings plenty of focus, freshness, and structure." 98-100 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£900 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Les Greffieux 6x75cl

RP95-97
"The 2020 Ermitage Les Greffieux is more elegant yet still full-bodied, with ripe, rounded tannins. Giving up notes of chocolaty dark fruits, truffle, woodsmoke, and earth, it’s a classic,... mouth-filling expression of this vineyard, which is located just below the Le Méal and consists of deep, almost pebbly soils. All Syrah aging in a mix of barrels and demi-muids, it’s going to be a ripe, sexy, yet balanced Hermitage that will offer pleasure with just short-term cellaring." 96-98 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£515 / Case£85.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Cote Rotie, La Mordoree 6x75cl

RP94-96
"The quality of this cuvée continues to be sky high, and I loved the 2020 Côte Rotie La Mordorée. Medium to full-bodied, utterly seamless, and as elegant as they come, it has already complex notes... of black raspberries, smoked game, cassis, new leather, and some rocky mineral-like nuances. Made from 100% destemmed Syrah that’s still resting in 30% new barrels, it will have 20-25 years of longevity." 97-99 pts., Jeb Dunnuck
£475 / Case£79.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Saint-Joseph, Le Clos 6x75cl

JD95-97
"Dense black fruit overlaid with violets - very much in the Mauves style of Saint-Joseph. Peppery and spicy. Full-bodied without heaviness, this feels dense but not overly thick. Tannins are chalky... but melting, like 100% pure cocoa. The oak is a little more pronounced than with Les Granits, but it's well integrated. Lifted finish. There's intense concentration and deep, dark tannins, but it's all very well balanced. May prove to be the vintage yet of Le Clos." 95 pts., Matt Walls, decanter.com
£475 / Case£79.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine du Tunnel, Cornas, Vin Noir 6x75cl

Another example of the new and refined direction in which Tunnel take Cornas. No longer the rusticity that had been typically associated with the appellation; rather, an enticingly elegant, polished... nose of black cherry and liquorice; an ultra silkiness on the palate, grippy, dense, dark black fruit and flavours of olive tapenade and corresponding sweet spice. Fresh, clean, powerful length. From 80-100-year-old vines.
£285 / Case£47.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine du Tunnel, Cornas 6x75cl

Cornas in a most refined and invigorating style. Serious polish and elegance here from an appellation more typically known for its rustic edge. Leafy, sweet & spicy black fruit on the nose with... earthy, mineral tones. On the palate, lovely interplay of sweet black olive and bitter tapenade flavours. Good grip; supremely precise, elegant, long finish. Quite superb.
£225 / Case£37.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine du Tunnel, Saint-Joseph 6x75cl

An enticing expression of this more 'rustic' of appellations, still starting with a beautifully refined nose of black pepper, spice, bay leaf and mineral notes. On the palate, invigorating streaks of... creamy minerality; juicy black bitter/sweet olive fruit and liquorice that is clean, grippy and lingering. It promises supreme drinking pleasure in 5-7 years' time.
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Cotes du Rhone, Le Bouquet des Garrigues Rouge 12x75cl

RP90-93
“…a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Counoise and Mourvèdre—boasts vibrant aromas of lavender and ripe red raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, smooth, silky and complex, it's a beauty…” 90-93 pts., Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
£180 / Case£15 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Stephane Ogier, La Rosine , Collines Rhodaniennes IGP 12x75cl

Peppery, juicy with great purity, clarity and bags of ever-so-welcome bittersweet olive tapenade fruit. Gentle, silky tannins and invigorating, savoury snap finishing up. From one of Northern Rhone's most revered producers, one of Rhone's best-value syrahs.
£180 / Case£15 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Stephane Ogier, Cote Rotie, Mon Village 12x75cl

Made from a blend of different plots from Côtes Blonde and Brune with an intensely fragrant nose. Deep, plump raspberries and blackcurrant coulis on the palate with mouth-coating tannins that provide structure and depth. An enduringly fresh, long finish. Really delicious.
£538 / Case£44.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Blanc 6x75cl

DE94
"A much broader, riper aromatic profile than its Clos la Roquète. White flowers, citrus oils, rich and ripe pear. Full-bodied, broad and unctuous, it's precise both aromatically and in texture; a... perfectly balanced Vieux Télégraphe blanc for early drinking - longevity is hard to predict at this stage. All from La Crau. Mostly aged in foudres and demi-muids, plus a few barriques, two of which were new this year." 94 pts., Matt Walls, www.decanter.com
£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur