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2020 Domaine Jacques Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet 6x75cl

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Selected fruit from nine of the best “village” vineyards go into this outstanding cuvée. Together their terroirs complement each other, and with the masterful winemaking for which Jaques... Carillon is renown, gives a rich and elegant contender for premier cru quality in all but name. It has a wonderfully ripe nose of classic lemon citrus fruit and is very precise with hints of butter and the whiff of a local boulangerie! This will be outstanding on arrival, but we beg you to give it some time.
£370 / Case£61.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Premier Cru, Vaillons 6x75cl

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Possibly one of the early-drinking Premier Crus from William Fèvre.
£185 / Case£30.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine William Fevre, Chablis 6x75cl

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The 2020 Chablis Village comes from 50 different plots around 50 years old, the majority planted at the end of the 1960s. The simple but well-defined bouquet of Granny Smith apples is light and airy.... The palate is crisp and taut with citrus lemon and saline notes. Very citric on the finish, and not long, but it conveys satisfying energy at this level.
£89 / Case£14.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Samuel Billaud, Petit Chablis 12x75cl

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The Billaud family have been producing great Chablis since 1815. 6th generation Samuel set out on his own in 2010 and it is fair to say that after a decade, his dynamic approach and great winemaking... touch have taken his domaine from a status of Rising Star to one of the very best, established growers in the region. Samuel makes precise, elegant and terroir-true expressions of every vineyard in his care. His wines are electric and simply crackle with the tension and vibrancy which can be found in the region's best wines. Offering scintillating wines from the refreshing, steely fresh Petit-Chablis through to bold and dynamic Grand Crus, Samuel Billaud is a master of his craft, and as Neal Martin points out, "We should see him right at the top of Chablis producers alongside the likes of Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat". These are singular Chablis and the sheer embodiment of purity and poise.
£150 / Case£12.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Thibault Liger-Belair, Bourgogne, Grands Chaillots 6x75cl

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A mix of fruit from Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny, now with Hautes-Côtes fruit to impart freshness, the 2020 Bourgogne Grand Chaillots has a slightly earthy, ash-tinged bouquet that... takes time to unfold. The palate is medium-bodied with tart red fruit, touch of marmalade and quince with a fresh but not long finish. Fine. Neal Martin, Vinous
£110 / Case£18.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Sylvie Esmonin, Cote de Nuits-Villages, Rouge 6x75cl

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Located in the old part of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, at the foot of the legendary Clos Saint Jacques vineyard, since 1988 the scrupulous Sylvie cultivates 7 ha under her own name. Her deep... knowledge of the vines and meticulous vinification techniques result in wines of great maturity and intensity, capable of great ageing potential. As you'd expect, these wines are in very high demand and Mr.Wheeler are delighted to be offering a selection of Sylvie’s wines for the third vintage in a row. We urge you to snap up a case or two of these sensational wines, whilst you can. An altogether fuller-bodied, yet even more red fruit-dominated cuvée than the Bourgogne Rouge, Sylvie's Côte de Nuits villages is a poised, structured and balanced style of Burgundy that will age well - and indeed will require just a little patience, requiring a good 7 to 8 years to reach its drinking window where it should stay for another 7 years or so.
£190 / Case£31.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Comte Armand, Auxey-Duresses, Rouge 6x75cl

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*ON ALLOCATION - £228 per case of 6 bottles IB* One of the very finest producers in all of Burgundy, Domaine du Comte Armand is approaching its 200th anniversary very much at the top of its game.... After Pascal Marchant from 1985 to 1998, Benjamin Leroux from 1999 to 2013, Paul Zinetti is the third highly talented winemaker at the helm of this grand estate, and he is producing wines of rare depth, purity and character. The monumental Clos des Epeneaux, for a long time the only wine produced here, still gives the best Grands Crus a run for their money, but just as impressive is the unbeatable value delivered by the Auxey-Duresses cuvées and the delicacy and perfume of the Volnays. You can't go wrong at this address.
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2020 Benjamin Leroux, Auxey-Duresses, Blanc 6x75cl

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Benjamin has been a good friend of ours since his days at Comte Armand, and his powerful, impressive winemaking style shines through in 2020 where concentration meets with backbone and guile in the... Volnay commune. He remembers his first ever visit to the UK back in 1999 where he spent some time staying with Richard Wheeler (Johnny's father, sadly passed away last year), memorable not least for the friendly dispute regarding the relative merits of local Mersea native Oysters versus their French counterparts! Benjamin’s Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans reflects the greatest attributes of this excellent vintage. Density, richness and structure are all to the fore in a cuvée which gets better with every passing vintage. With demand (and therefore prices) for St Aubin skyrocketing in recent years, Auxey-Duresses has replaced it as one of the best sources of value whites with more than a passing resemblance to the hallowed communes on the other side of the hill. Once again, Benjamin's hand is plain to see through this wonderfully fresh white of great textural interest - one to drink over the next 3 to 5 years, and a brilliant alternative to the classic styles.
£144 / Case£24 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur