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2021 Chateau Doisy Daene 2eme Cru Classe, Barsac 12×37.5cl

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"The 2021 Doisy Daene is fabulous. Sweet floral notes, orchard fruit, mint and passion fruit all lend notably flavour intensity. The 2021 is rich and unctuous, but not at all heavy. It is a fabulous example of both the chateau and the vintage. " 93-95 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£180 / Case£15 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

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 Batailley 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

VM93-95
"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
£169 / Case£28.17 / 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

2020 Domaine Taupenot-Merme, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 6x75cl

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"The 2020 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru was very closed on the nose despite encouragement. This feels very introverted. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, more expressive... here in the mouth than on the nose with black pepper, bay leaf and clove towards the finish. Give this a few years in bottle and wait for the aromatics to blossom." 93-95 pts, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
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