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2023 Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

DE96VM94-96
“A great aromatic hit on the opening beats, giving way to silky tannins, spiced plum, rhubarb and slate, cassis and bilberry fruit, all showing depth and intensity. Such an accomplished wine, once... again showing how it's done. 100% new oak for malolactic and ageing, 8 coopers, 28 different toasts. 45.7hl/h yields, which is generous for this vintage in the Margaux appellation. Harvest September 14 to October 2. 3.59ph.” 96 pts., Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£267 / Case£44.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

JA98VM95-97
“The 2023 Léoville-Poyferré was picked from September 14 until October 5 at 52.78hL/ha and aged in slightly less new oak than usual, simply because of the large volume. In fact, some of the lots... commenced their malolactic fermentation in vat rather than barrel. This has an intense bouquet with black cherries and iodine, becoming more floral with aeration. The palate opens with a medium body and pliant tannins, fleshy and ripe, dovetailing into a dense and multi-tiered mid-palate. Typical Poyferré in style, blood orange and light graphite notes are embroidered into the ripe black fruit, and there is noticeable glycerol on the finish. It is perhaps the most opulent of the three Léovilles, and yet it arrives with a modest 13.1% alcohol. This is a contender for the best Saint-Julien in show.” 95-97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£337 / Case£56.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classe, Sauternes 12×37.5cl

VM98-100
"The 2023 Suduiraut (100% Sémillon) is a real stunner. Light on its feet yet wonderfully deep, the 2023 offers up a heady mix of tangerine oil, mint, white flowers, apricot and passion fruit.... Readers will find a Sauternes that is more finesse than power. The 2023 is essentially a blend of three picks. The first was done at the end of September and accounted for 20% of the crop. The core of the vineyard, about 75%, was picked in a day ten window in October, following the September rains. A smaller third pick rounded out the harvest” 98-100 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2024
£275 / Case£22.92 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classe, Sauternes 6x75cl

VM98-100
"The 2023 Suduiraut (100% Sémillon) is a real stunner. Light on its feet yet wonderfully deep, the 2023 offers up a heady mix of tangerine oil, mint, white flowers, apricot and passion fruit.... Readers will find a Sauternes that is more finesse than power. The 2023 is essentially a blend of three picks. The first was done at the end of September and accounted for 20% of the crop. The core of the vineyard, about 75%, was picked in a day ten window in October, following the September rains. A smaller third pick rounded out the harvest” 98-100 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2024
£259 / Case£43.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

"This hits you right off the first nose, driven by slate and crushed rocks, setting the tone and the architecture, guiding the fruit through the palate. Cassis, bilberry, tobacco leaf, graphite,... crushed mint, finessed and sculpted, this is a gorgeous Lafite, with fine tannins and the squid ink character that seems to be present in all of this stable of wines except Moulin de Duhart. Hidden power, where nothing is too much and yet everything is concentrated, once again proving that the terroir at this particular spot has its own personality that stands out every year. High Cabernet as ever, combined with around 15% press wine. Not the concentration of 2022, but in many ways showcasing the essence of Lafite more squarely, and this will delight anyone lucky enough to own it in future years. 45hl/h yield, highest since 2015, harvest September 7 to 29. 100% new oak. New cellar underway, due for completion in 2027. I am giving it 10 years to begin entering its opening window, a little less than usual but it will make no difference to how long you can cellar it." 98-100 points, Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
£2,460 / Case£410 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Cantemerle 5eme Cru Classe, Haut-Medoc 6x75cl

JR16+
"Nice aromatics, floral and red berry tones. Crisp and crunchy red fruit, high acidity but not too tart which then turns a little creamy with a soft powderiness to the tannins on the finish. This has... a good lift and is well made, with cool fresh tones throughout. It’s still a little lean and austere - fairly light and tapered but has an element of class with lots of drinkability. A yield of 43hl/ha. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend." 91 pts., Georgina Hindle, decanter.com
£110 / Case£18.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Beaumont, Haut-Medoc 6x150cl

VM88-90
"The 2023 Beaumont has a generous bouquet with a mixture of blackberries, red plums and sous-bois. It's not as powerful as the previous vintage, but there is always a sense of "honesty' about this... Claret that I appreciate. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins and fine acidity, quite smooth in texture, with a touch of savoriness on the finish. Enjoy it over six to eight years. " 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com
£115 / Case£19.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Beaumont, Haut-Medoc 6x75cl

VM88-90
"The 2023 Beaumont has a generous bouquet with a mixture of blackberries, red plums and sous-bois. It's not as powerful as the previous vintage, but there is always a sense of "honesty' about this... Claret that I appreciate. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins and fine acidity, quite smooth in texture, with a touch of savoriness on the finish. Enjoy it over six to eight years. " 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com
£52.50 / Case£8.75 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94-96
"The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from August 28 to September 6 at 45hUha. It's a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. This has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents... of lime, green apple and crushed stone—one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Leognan superb focus. There's real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer. " 94-96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£455 / Case£75.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94-96
“The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier was picked from September 7 to 30 and contains 13% alcohol. This is quintessential "DdC" on the nose: black fruit, sous-bois and hints of black olive at first, subtle... marine notes emerging with time in the glass. There's wonderful focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with pencil-shaving-tinged black fruit on the entry. Perhaps a bit grippier with more spine than one would expect (especially following the more sensual 2022), this is very traditional in style, with a tremendously long and satisfying saline finish. Superb.” Drink 2029-2060. 94-96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Langoa Barton 3eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

RP93-95
“The 2023 Langoa Barton is a very accomplished wine, the family's new winery having permitted more precise, parcel-by-parcel winemaking as well as gentler handling of the fruit to deliver a wine... with all this estate's customary intensity of flavor but more polish and refinement. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and dried rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, with an inky core of fruit, vibrant acids and plenty of suave structuring tannin. This classic blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc is sure to number among the intelligent purchases of the en primeur campaign”. 93/95 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2024
£175 / Case£29.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Pontet-Canet 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP96-98
"With the 2023 vintage, this estate has crafted a wine of unprecedented aromatic intensity and precision that marks a significant evolution. Revealing an elegant, fresh bouquet of mulberries and... cassis mingled with notions of violets, gentian and menthol, the 2023 Pontet-Canet is medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional, with a pure and precise core of fruit that's framed by ultra-refined tannins and a powerful but controlled profile, concluding with long, mineral, licorice-inflected finish. It's the result of more daring harvest decisions than in previous years: By picking the Merlot earlier to highlight fresh, fruity notes rather than baked, sun-kissed flavors and simultaneously delaying the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest until after September 28 to refine tannins, the 2023 Pontet-Canet marks a significant evolution at this renowned estate. At this early stage, its élevage appears to be more discreet, too. This wine, which I'd be delighted to own, is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, matured in 50% new oak barrels, 35% amphorae and 15% once-used barrels." 96-98 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£395 / Case£65.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Haut-Brion Premier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

WI98-100
“This is an exceptional Haut-Brion, offering juice and elegant balance alongside classically structured layers, generous but restrained, sense of architecture and building blocks of a truly great... Left Bank wine. Rippling with sinewy muscles, juicy and controlled, packed with cocoa bean, espresso, liouqorice root, but none of these flavours dominate, knitted together, with a vertical lift. 100% new oak, Jean-Philippe Masclef technical director, no outside consultant.” 98-100 pts., Jane Anson, janeanson.com
£1,890 / Case£315 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau du Tertre 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

JA93
"Enjoyably velvety and silky fresh aromatics, this is Cabernet dominant in character, meaning slim and savoury, and hard to argue with. Has plenty of grip and power as it opens, with cassis bud,... blackberry and crayon, together with gentle crushed mint leaf and smoked earth. 60% new oak for ageing, Helfich family new owners since 2021, Cynthia Capelaere estate director, Romain Beurienne technical director, continuing to work biodynamically as they have since 2008. Blend completed early during October, 60% new oak for ageing. The Cabernet Franc vines here are more than 60 years old, and it's an estate that is getting a lot of love and investment since the new owners arrived." 93 points, Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, April 2024
£162 / Case£27 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Dauzac 5eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

VM91-93
“The 2023 Dauzac is a racy, heady wine. Although by no means the last word in complexity, Dauzac offers plenty of immediacy and overall appeal. Red/purplish-hued fruit, spice and floral notes open... effortlessly. Dauzac is pretty intense texturally but not overdone, as it was a few years ago. It's a stylish Margaux to enjoy over the next 15-20 years.” 91-93 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM95-97
"The 2023 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a heady, sumptuous Saint-Julien. The aromatics alone are captivating. Truffle, rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate, spice and menthol build in a creamy, lavish Ducru.... The 2023 is a classic Bruno Borie wine that emphasizes textural opulence. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous floral and spice-driven top notes. The balance of opulence and vibrancy is compelling." 95-97 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£745 / Case£124.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau de Fonbel, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 12x75cl

JA92
I"ntense redcurrant, blueberry and blackberry fruit, good vivacity and crunch, with tannins that have austerity but enough juice running through them to ensure balance. This is higher Merlot in the... blend than Château Simard from the same range, but the character of the fruit is darker and more textured. Enjoyable." 92 pts., Jane Anson, janeanson.com
£160 / Case£13.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau de Fieuzal Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

RP94-96
"The 2023 Fieuzal reveals a bright, perfumed bouquet of mulberries and cherries mingled with floral accents of violets, lilac and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it’s... pure and seamless, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and powdery, ultra-refined tannins, concluding with a mineral, penetrating finish. This blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot stands out in this challenging vintage for gravelly, sandy terroirs. Under the adept guidance of Stephen Carrier, the estate—positioned on the border of the Pessac-Léognan appellation—has hit new heights in recent years." 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

RP94-96
“The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion unwinds in the glass to reveal aromas of ripe red fruits, dark wild berries, spring flowers, burning embers and lilac. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated,... it’s layered and textural with a dense core of fruit underpinned by youthfully firm structuring tannins. This blend of 52.7% Merlot, 29.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.7% Cabernet Franc its likely to become fleshier and more enveloping with barrel maturation.” Drink 2025-2055. 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£1,110 / Case£185 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

JA96VM94-97
"The 2023 Lynch-Bages is a dark, brooding wine. In so many vintages, Lynch-Bages is a wine of sensuality, but in 2023, it is quite the powerhouse. Formidable tannins wrap around a core of black... fruit, spice, menthol, licorice and gravel. This is a somber, introspective Lynch-Bages with a ton of Cabernet Sauvignon character. I can't wait to taste this from bottle." 94-97 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£420 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

RP94-96
"The 2023 Léoville Barton is a lovely classic in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and blackberries mingled with notions of pencil shavings, licorice and violets. Medium to... full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's layered, concentrated and suave, with beautifully refined tannins, vibrant acids and a long, penetrating finish. Benefiting from the Barton family's new highly functional winery, as well as experimentation with more discreet cooperage choices, it's somewhat reminiscent of the estate's terrific 2016. The 2023 blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc." 94-96 pts., William Kelley, robertparker.com
£335 / Case£55.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Clos des Lunes, Lune d’Argent, Bordeaux 6x75cl

VM90-92
"The 2023 Lune d'Argent was picked from August 28 to September 21 over several passes through the vines. It comprises 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. The Lune d'Argent has an open nose, a... little lighter than expected, though it gains intensity with aeration. Scents of Golden Delicious apple and light grass clippings emerge from the glass. The palate is nicely balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and sapid, presenting a lovely umami sensation. It has a fair bit of complexity toward the pithy finish thanks to that Semillon. Excellent." 90-92 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£55 / Case£9.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

VM93-95
"The 2023 Duhart-Milon was picked September 7 to October 3 and contains 15% pressed wine, matured in 50% new oak. It has a much more backward bouquet than the Moulin, displaying well-defined yet... tightly coiled graphite-infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that belie the backbone of this Pauillac. That graphite element is accentuated in the mouth and controls the classic finish that could only come from this appellation. This is excellent, but patience is required." 93-95 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£342 / Case£57 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM93-95
"The 2023 Clos du Marquis might very well be the best Clos du Marquis I have ever tasted. A wine of freshness and verve, the 2023 is all nuance. Sweet red plum, blood orange, spice, flowers, mint and... white pepper are all finely cut. The 2023 shows more vibrancy, less oak extraction and more refined tannins than in the past. It's a glorious wine in every way. This early tasting is hugely promising. Clos du Marquis could turn out to be one of the real surprises of 2023." 93-95 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur