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2020 Vieux Donjon (Michel Lucien), Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rouge 12x75cl

JD94-96
A beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, classic effort from this team, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape boasts a deeper ruby/purple color, traditional notes of ground pepper, Provençal garrigue,... smoked meat, and red and black fruits, a terrific mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. This is an outstanding vintage for this cuvée that’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more" 94-96pts, Jeb Dunnuck Drink 2023-2045
£330 / Case£27.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine du Tunnel, La Chanson, Condrieu 6x75cl

Stéphane Robert will typically make only 2 barrels of La Chanson vineyard in a vintage. 100% viognier, that is vinified as is his St Péray to obtain a similar level of invigorating freshness. and... aged for 8 months. Pale yellow, with a gorgeous nose of apricot and white flowers that leads to an aromatic, expansive palate redolent of stone fruit, dried herbs, almonds and white honey. A fantastic foodie alternative to white burgundy.
£235 / Case£39.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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: Immediate

2020 Domaine Les Pallieres, Gigondas, Racines 6x75cl

JD91-93
From extremely old vines are planted in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail and a Grenache-dominated blend with deep aromatics, wild brambles and sweet/savoury spice on the nose. A dense, dark, grippy palate with pronounced mineral notes that shows deeper yet extremely finessed side of Gigondas.
£110 / Case£18.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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

DE96
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault and others. Cask sample. Spicy, rather funky character on the nose. Sweet fruit but there is a hint of astringency here which takes away from... the whole. Acidity quite forward. Berry fruit on the palate. Firm tannins, less immediately appealing than many a 2020 Châteauneuf. 15.5+ pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£235 / Case£39.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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 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 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 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, 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 Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage 12x75cl

DE92
A very fine and pure expression of syrah here from Yann Chave. Made from 25-year old vines, and without oak. Generous violet floral and white pepper nose; very juicy, sweet/bitter black fruit and savoury liquorice palate; polished, elegant, precisely structured, impeccable finish with lingering pepper spice.
£195 / Case£16.25 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage, Rouvre 12x75cl

DE93
Yann’s ‘le Rouvre’ cuvée steps things up a gear, with an extra level of depth and intensity. A selection of the oldest parcels of syrah in the south of Crozes, and aged for 12 months in one... and two year-old barrels. Violet florals, blood citrus and white pepper on the nose; rich and powerful on the palate with intense, black cherry and an intriguing interplay of sweet and bitter black olive fruit. Ultra precision and polish on a long, expansive finish.
£275 / Case£22.92 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Yann Chave, Hermitage 6x75cl

DE97
Sheer Hermitage syrah elegance on full display: violet, black cherry, white pepper and liquorice nose; silky, juicy, sweet black/red cherry fruit, peppery, expansive and leading to ultra precision on a lingering finish. If you can resist the temptation of drinking this in 5 years, it will be extraordinary in 15.
£435 / Case£72.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine de la Bouissiere, Gigondas, Font De Tonin 12x75cl

Rightly described as a 'mountain' Gigondas, as its 80% grenache and 20% mourvedre are sourced at elevations between 300 and 500m just below the Dentelles de Montmirail. Compact nose of sweet, spicy... black fruit, bay leaf and olive; on the palate liquorice, juicy black and red fruit; power, rich, pure and deeply expressive, refined tannins finishing long with great precision and freshness.
£330 / Case£27.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Stephane Ogier, Cotes du Rhone, Le Temps est Venu 12x75cl

Very much and old-vine grenache nose with meaty notes and good freshness and precision that is countered by a subtle richness and ripeness. Herbs, spice and fine tannins on the finish making a great case for this appellation. Perfect for when your Chateauneufs still need a few years.
£130 / Case£10.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Pierre Jean Villa, Saint-Joseph, Preface 6x75cl

Pierre's many years in Burgundy beautifully influence his take on Rhone varietals and terroir. Here, a St-Joseph of deep, lively cherry, blackberry and violet aromas, with notes of bacon, liquorice... and black pepper corn. Nicely concentration and energy on the palate that gives lively red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavours. Long, sappy, spicy, floral and gently tannic closing showing a laser-like delineation.
£150 / Case£25 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur