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2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, La Reserve 6x75cl

JR98-100
"Huge intensity of burgundian red-berry fruit. Explodes on the palate. Layers of fruit with oh-so-fine tannins and amazing freshness and length on the finish. Real persistence aromatically. Powerful but elegant and restrained. Huge potential for ageing." 17.5 pts., James Lawther MW, www.jancisrobinson.com
£580 / Case£96.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Blanc 6x75cl

DE94
"A much broader, riper aromatic profile than its Clos la Roquète. White flowers, citrus oils, rich and ripe pear. Full-bodied, broad and unctuous, it's precise both aromatically and in texture; a... perfectly balanced Vieux Télégraphe blanc for early drinking - longevity is hard to predict at this stage. All from La Crau. Mostly aged in foudres and demi-muids, plus a few barriques, two of which were new this year." 94 pts., Matt Walls, www.decanter.com
£195 / Case£32.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Quartz 6x75cl

JR17
"Deepest colour of the four Clos du Caillou cuvées (plenty of Syrah). The aromatics are again restrained but there’s an attractive pitch of fruit and a spicy note that grows with aeration. Rich... and sweet, the fruit really concentrated on the palate. Tannins firm but very fine and completely interwoven with the fruit. Another for ageing." 17 pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£310 / Case£51.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Safres Rouge 6x75cl

JR17
"90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. Aged 18 months in foudres. Organic. Cask sample. Reticent nose with just the semblance of dark and red fruit. Palate rich and intense, the fruit concentrated, the tannins powerful and long. Freshness on the finish. Clearly built for ageing." 17+ pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Vieux Donjon (Michel Lucien), Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rouge 12x75cl

JD94-96
A beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, classic effort from this team, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape boasts a deeper ruby/purple color, traditional notes of ground pepper, Provençal garrigue,... smoked meat, and red and black fruits, a terrific mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. This is an outstanding vintage for this cuvée that’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more" 94-96pts, Jeb Dunnuck Drink 2023-2045
£330 / Case£27.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Domaine Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rouge 6x75cl

DE96
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault and others. Cask sample. Spicy, rather funky character on the nose. Sweet fruit but there is a hint of astringency here which takes away from... the whole. Acidity quite forward. Berry fruit on the palate. Firm tannins, less immediately appealing than many a 2020 Châteauneuf. 15.5+ pts., www.jancisrobinson.com
£235 / Case£39.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur