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2018 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe, Ex-Chateau release 6x75cl

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"The 2018 Montrose is dazzling. Whereas so many 2018s are opulent and broad, Montrose is a wine of vertical explosive power. Ripe Cabernet aromatics soar out of the glass, making a strong first... impression. Black cherry, leather, licorice, graphite and menthol develop later as the 2018 starts to open in the glass. The energy, vibrancy and drive here are palpable right out of the gate. Montrose is one of real stars of 2018. Don't miss it!" 97 pts., Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com
£770 / Case£128.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future Arrival

2018 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM97
"The 2018 Léoville Poyferré has a glorious bouquet of layers of black cherry, blueberry, violet and potpourri that is opulent yet (paradoxically) effortlessly controlled. The palate is... medium-bodied with supple tannins. Some of the puppy fat that enveloped this wine from barrel has gone, revealing more backbone and an impressive sense of cohesion and symmetry on the finish. This is an outstanding Léoville Poyferré that has gained another level of complexity since I tasted it from barrel." 95 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£405 / Case£67.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Chateau Haut-Bailly Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

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"The 2018 Haut-Bailly soars out of the glass, showing magnificent poise that only grows with time. Sweet, perfumed aromatics, silky tannins and mid-weight structure add to its considerable allure.... Ripe red berry fruit, spice, blood orange, licorice, cedar, tobacco and menthol are all woven together in an effortless, classy Haut-Bailly that delivers the goods. I suppose the 2018 doesn't quite have the explosive energy of the very best years, but it more than makes up for that with its sensual, seductive personality." 97 pts., Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com
£510 / Case£85 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classe, Sauternes 6x75cl

VM97
"The 2019 Suduiraut is absolutely stunning. Rich, heady and explosive, but in the vibrant style that marks the wines of today, Suduiraut is a real head-turner. An exotic melange of apricot jam,... orange confit, spice, candied ginger and pineapple all soar out of the glass. The 2019 is creamy and intense, but not at all heavy. The 130 grams of residual sugar are perfectly integrated. Magnificent."
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

VM97
"The intense bouquet features blackberry, crushed rock, touches of crushed flowers and a hint of lavender. The palate is beautifully balanced with layers of red berry fruit, orange peel, cedar and... just a touch of graphite. As I said in my previous assessment, it does not set out to be a powerful Brane-Cantenac, which means that it retains a fine elegance toward the finish and a touch of white pepper mixed with clove on the aftertaste. (Still) excellent." 95 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£282 / Case£47 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur