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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 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 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 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

2020 Melody, Crozes-Hermitage, Premier Regard 12x75cl

Hints of white pepper and spice on the nose lead you to a delightful warm and forward mouthful of berry fruit compote, vanilla and liquorice. Excellent weight and texture with malleable tannins that make it very accessible in its youth, yet built for medium term enjoyment as well.
£170 / Case£14.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine Melody, Crozes-Hermitage, Etoile Noire 12x75cl

Spicy, exuberant, full-bodied, but with real underlying freshness. Very well balanced, concentrated, with great finesse of tannin; all elements along with the oak are well integrated and finish with great depth and length.
£250 / Case£20.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 M. Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage, Les Varonniers 6x75cl

DE94
"Graphite, plum and blackberry aromas. Beautifully silky, this has a good sense of fluidity but also remarkable intensity and concentration. Energetic and driven, with deep fruit and sweet tannin,... there's a mineral straightness that helps to temper that ripe fruit and ripe tannin. The alcohol is quite raised but not unbalanced; this is a cut above most Crozes-Hermitages, more serious in style and texture." 94 pts., Matt Walls, www.decanter.com
£190 / Case£31.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Jasmin, Cote Rotie, Giroflarie 12x75cl

Ampuis-based Jasmin has the advantage of choosing from 12 different plots for blending this exceptional Cote-Rotie (95% syrah, 5% viognier) which he ages for 18 months. His 'Giroflarie' is... considered by many to be the most 'Burgundian' of cuvées in the appellation, drinking quite deliciously in its youth yet also packing the stuff for a good 20 years of graceful ageing.
£360 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

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: En Primeur

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: En Primeur

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: En Primeur

2020 Paul Jaboulet Aine, Hermitage, La Chapelle Rouge 6x75cl

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.
£725 / Case£120.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

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: En Primeur