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2021 Famille Perrin, Gigondas, L’Argnee Vieilles Vignes 6x75cl

JR17
"A very deep nose, cassis, leather and ripe red fruits. Real density and concentration on the nose. A dense and pure palate with a softness of fruit, beautifully tuned tannins – delicate and layered, savoury and with poise and elegance – a pepper note on the layered finish. " 17 pts., Alistair Cooper MW, jancisrobinson.com
£216 / Case£36 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Domaine Michel Magnien, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Sentiers 6x75cl

JR17
"Cask sample. Mid crimson. Darker-fruited and more peppery than the Morey premiers crus but still fragrant with the merest hint of roses. Finely dry tannins, succulent, mouth-watering and persistent. Elegant and beautifully balanced." 17 pts., Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
£395 / Case£65.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

JR17
"Attractive and pronounced nose, notes of grilled bacon and meat with a leathery gamey note. There’s plenty of freshness and rounded but firm tannins. Excellent cedary oak spice and a linear and polished mouthfeel." 17+ pts., Alistair Cooper MW, jancisrobinson.com
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Famille Perrin, Gigondas, L’Argnee Vieilles Vignes 6x75cl

DE95JR17
"Soft, velvety, approachable and powerful. Remarkable acidity, with intense, searching tannins and driving salinity. A deeply vinous wine. The oak is present on the nose and palate for now but it... should integrate. It’s long and juicy. The alcohol feels well balanced, and this should age with real interest. 1ha plot of pre-phylloxera vines near the village of Gigondas. All aged in demi-muids, half new, half one-year-old." 95 pts, Matt Walls, decanter.com
£225 / Case£37.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

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
£294 / Case£49 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Domaine Albert Bichot (Pavillon), Pommard Premier Cru, Les Rugiens 6x75cl

JR17VM92-94
"Smoke and wild raspberry notions make for a most attractive nose, carrying a touch of reductive flintiness in the wings. The Rugiens tannins assert themselves, they are firm but crunch like starched... Atlas silk, breaking down into purest pleasure. This has class and structure, freshness and poise, lasting aroma and an overtone of poetry. Exquisite." 95 points, Falstaff.com, 03/2021
£435 / Case£72.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

JL95JR17VM93-95
"The 2022 Duhart-Milon underwent a short 15- to 18-day maceration and is raised in 50% new oak and the rest one-year-old barrels. It has a very graphite/mint-scented nose that is Pauillac through and... through. The palate is fresh and vibrant with fine tannins. This is beautifully sculpted with a vibrant pencil lead-tinged finish reminiscent of Grand Puy Lacoste. The 2022 is a fabulous Duhart-Milon that should give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure. It's a Pauillac a bit like the late Steven Spurrier insofar that it's a Pauillac always conservatively dressed in a pin-striped suit, but that's the essence of Duhart. 2030-2060" 93-95 pts, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£378 / Case£63 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2009 Les Carruades de Lafite Pauillac 12x75cl

JR17
£2,900 / Case£241.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata, Mendoza 6x75cl

JR17RP96
“... The results are breath-taking. Purple in the glass with garnet flecks, this wine delivers layers of aroma, beginning with black currant and moving on to intense, precise notes of lavender and... mint along with hints of black tea, sage and cigar box. In the mouth, austerity vies for supremacy with sheer power, a balance overseen by polished, grippy tannins placed into relief by a well-judged freshness that keeps the whole package light on its feet. This is a wine of tension foregrounded by the blend: the Malbec smooths out the Cabernet Sauvignon, which in turn brings energy to a red with an extremely long finish.” 96 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, www.vinous.com
£325 / Case£54.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2016 Enzo Boglietti, Barolo, Brunate 6x75cl

JR17
"Light, bright ruby colour with an orange hue. Beautifully lifted bouquet of red and dark fruit, fresh rose and some spice. A classy version of Brunate that combines austerity, vibrant fruit... characters and fine tannins. Persistent, fulfilling and exquisitely varietal. The silty clay soil with little organic matter is responsible for the powerful yet austere structure, the large clay patches give the complexity of flavours and aromas." Enzo Boglietti Tasting Note
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 3x150cl

JR17
"Tasted blind. Deep ruby colour. Bursting with red cherry and hints of violet on the nose, there is intrigue and joy here. The palate shows much flesh and vibrancy, with plump red berries at the... core. The acid is positively zesty yet lifts the fruit into floral tones rather than washing away the flavour. Fleet-footed and long on the finish. A wine that transparently exhibits the better elements of this vintage." 17 pts., Tom Parker MW, jancisrobinson.com
£255 / Case£85 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2021 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

JR17
"A terrific success, the 2021 Léoville Barton unwinds in the glass with aromas of blackcurrant, wild berries and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings, loamy soil and cigar wrapper. Medium to... full-bodied, deep and seamless, it's concentrated and tensile, with beautifully refined tannins, lively acids and all the class that an elevated percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon growing in deep gravel can provide. It's the first vintage vinified in the Barton family's new winery, and I suspect that contributes to the ultra-refined quality of tannin this year. The blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times." 93-95 pts., William Kelley, robertparker.com
£270 / Case£45 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2021 Bruno Giacosa, Roero, Arneis 6x75cl

JR17
A delightful simplicity here that also preserves a great inner freshness and complexity. Tropical fruit perfumes with flavours of papaya, citrus and Williams pear. There's also an inner richness that... has good fruit weight and concentration. Expect mineral tones to rise to more prominence over the next year or so. Hard to imagine a white varietal more perfectly suited for the table - we should all be drinking more Arneis!
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate