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2020 Chateau Doisy Daene 2eme Cru Classe, Barsac 6x75cl

RP94-96
"Pale lemon-gold in color, the 2020 Doisy Daëne shoots from the glass with vibrant scents of lime cordial, orange blossoms and preserved ginger, plus suggestions of wild mushrooms, honey-drizzled... pears and nutmeg. The palate is seductively rich and viscous with a beautifully balanced backbone of acidity and loads of earth and spice accents complementing the preserved citrus flavors, finishing long, lifted and lively. A very impressive achievement!" 94-96 pts., Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com
£144 / Case£24 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Laroque Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 6x75cl

RP94-96
Since 2015, head winemaker David Suire (of Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarosse fame) has been responsible for this surge in quality and value at Château Laroque, and with 2020, he and his team... done it again with a seriously classy offering. Parcel selection here is key: for the grand vin, only those vines classified as Grand Cru Classé are used, which in this case make up two thirds of their total vineyard area and of these, only a further 27 of specially selected hectares. As such, this special selection gives over a vintage that is lush, rich and concentrated, with layers of velvety red, black and blue fruits, and a great purity that shines through a terrific freshness and elegance. Qualities you would expect in much pricier clarets and ones that will ensure many years of heightened complexity and sublime drinking pleasure. The grand vin is a blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aging between 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new.
£113.50 / Case£18.92 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Branaire-Ducru 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

RP94-96
St-Julien 4ème Cru Château Branaire-Ducru is situated in the extreme south of the appellation just opposite an equally renowned Chateau Beychevelle and is appreciated for the Left Bank’s more... ethereal expressions of Cabernet-led cuvées. With the late owner Patrick Maroteaux’s extensive technical improvements introduced over the past twenty years at the chateau, Branaire-Ducru ranks indisputably among Saint-Julien's finest. The 2020 is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, grown in 60 Ha of deep, gravelly soil, having spent 16-20 months in 60-65% new oak. Fresh raspberry, red currant and graphite abound, with a well-defined, grippy structure that delivers chiselled, sweet and bitter blackberry on the finish.
£186 / Case£31 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Lagrange 3eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

RP94-96
Château Lagrange is 66% Cabernet, 27% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot aged up to 21 months in 60% new oak and is grown across 102 separate parcels on two gently sloping, gravelly hillsides. Lagrange... is excellent value and of a vintage that is sure to appreciate consistently in coming years. With quality particularly high this year, yields from their impressive 138 hectares are particularly the opposite - a now-familiar narrative during the EP campaign so far. Forest leaf, cedar and a cigar box of florals enhance decent ripeness; creamy, spicy, long and vibrant fruit, it is a wine full of life and surely one to enjoy it at much length in your cellar.
£212 / Case£35.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP94-96
The wines of Château Lynch-Bages are an integral part Pauillac lineage and legacy. Blended mostly from cabernet sauvignon, they combine structure, finesse, elegance, opulence and longevity. Generous... right from its youth, they naturally develop wonderful complexities with maturity. 2020 is a blend of 60% cabernet, 31% merlot, 4% cab franc and 5% petit verdot, 75% of which aging in new oak and exemplifies precision and balance in a glass.
£520 / Case£86.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur