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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 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

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: En Primeur

2020 Pierre Jean Villa, Primavera, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP 6x75cl

100% viognier from vines averaging 25 years. Pale yellow, with spicy aromas of lemon, orange and nectarine. Sappy, fresh, pithy, with stone fruit, creamy minerality and lots of florals. Juicy acidity; utterly fruit-driven; superb energy and length.
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur