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2021 Chateau Pontet-Canet 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

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“The 2021 is the most classically Pauillac Pontet-Canet I have tasted in modern times. Medium in body, with striking aromatic presence, the 2021 screams with character. Grilled herbs, incense,... leather, lavender and plum open with a bit of coaxing, all framed by beams of tannin and bright, salivating acids that give the wine shape and real sense of direction. There's a bit more Petit Verdot in this year's blend, and that comes through in the wine's intensely savory profile. Aging is 50% in new wood, 35% in amphora and 15% in one year-old barrels. The 2021 was impressive all three times I tasted it” 93-95, Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com
£445 / Case£74.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Batailley 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x150cl

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"The 2020 Batailley is quintessential Pauillac on the nose of very focused black fruit infused with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannins and a fine bead of... acidity. Classic in style, this is lightly spiced, showing impressive depth toward the finish. This estate has enjoyed a good run of form in recent years and this 2020 continues that trend. If you love the style of Batailley, you will love this." 93-95 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£175 / Case£58.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 6x75cl

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Another top performance in the 2020 from this St-Emilion GC that can't help but get better with each vintage. Here is a merlot-led Right Bank claret of deep garnet-purple in color with powerful... scents of baked blackberries, stewed black plums and boysenberries bounding out of the glass, Then cedar, mocha, tar and lifted wafts of liquorice and cardamom. A rich, full-bodied palate densely packed with juicy black fruits, supported by velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and luxuriously.
£138 / Case£23 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine Taupenot-Merme, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, La Riotte 6x75cl

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"The 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis La Riotte 1er Cru is expressive on the nose with dark berry fruit, sous-bois, just a touch of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry, ripe red cherry... mixed with allspice and white pepper, segueing into a quite a concentrated finish with a long spicy after that might deceive you into think there are stems here. One of my picks from Taupenot-Merme this year." 93-95 pts, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£480 / Case£80 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur