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2023 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

DE94-96VM95-97
“The 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc was picked from August 23 to September 9 at 36hL/ha and matured in 50% new oak. It has a reticent bouquet at first, requiring a few swirls of the glass to reveal... touches of orange pith, peach skin, wild fennel and light pressed white flower scents. The palate is very well balanced with a lovely creamy texture, counterbalanced by the taut line of acidity. Very poised and focused, it's somehow almost Corton-Charlemagne-inspired on the finish (perhaps due to the umami). This is a seriously fine white Pessac-Leognan.” 95-97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£640 / Case£106.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

JA96VM95-97
“The 2023 Smith Haut Lafitte is a powerhouse. In recent years, the Grand Vin has shifted toward a bit more nuance than in the past, but in 2023, small yields and thick skins yielded a somber,... explosive Grand Vin. It will need many years to be at its most expressive. Blackberry, gravel, licorice, spice, plum and chocolate are some of the many notes that emerge from the glass. Readers will find a wine of real substance and textural intensity, framed by vibrant acids. A touch of air works wonders here.” 95-97 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£540 / Case£90 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

WI96-98
"Guillaume Pouthier and his team have once again crafted one of Bordeaux's most unique and characterful wines. Revealing aromas of mulberries and raspberries mingled with notions of vine smoke,... orange zest, rose petals and spices, the 2023 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and concentrated, with a powerful, vibrant and complete mid-palate, concluding with a long, ethereal and mouthwateringly saline finish. Sensual, suave and seamless, its beautifully refined tannins are, analytically, more abundant than even those of the 2022 vintage, yet they are so brilliantly integrated as to be near-imperceptible. This blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot is crafted for longevity, though its refined structure will make it surprisingly approachable at an early age. It's maturing 70% in new oak barrels, 20% in 18-hectoliter foudres and 10% in amphorae. A creditable yield of 50 hectoliters per hectare represents a decided agronomic success in what was a challenging growing season." 97-99 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£465 / Case£77.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau de Fieuzal Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

RP94-96
"The 2023 Fieuzal reveals a bright, perfumed bouquet of mulberries and cherries mingled with floral accents of violets, lilac and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it’s... pure and seamless, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and powdery, ultra-refined tannins, concluding with a mineral, penetrating finish. This blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot stands out in this challenging vintage for gravelly, sandy terroirs. Under the adept guidance of Stephen Carrier, the estate—positioned on the border of the Pessac-Léognan appellation—has hit new heights in recent years." 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£120 / Case£20 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2019 Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94
"The 2019 Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte is fabulous. Rich, powerful and vibrant, Le Petit packs a serious punch. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine. Black... cherry, plum, new leather, licorice, mocha and dried herbs build as this effusive, generous wine shows off its racy, alluring personality. I loved it." 94 pts., Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
£98 / Case£16.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2023 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94-96
"The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from August 28 to September 6 at 45hUha. It's a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. This has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents... of lime, green apple and crushed stone—one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Leognan superb focus. There's real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer. " 94-96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£455 / Case£75.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94-96
“The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier was picked from September 7 to 30 and contains 13% alcohol. This is quintessential "DdC" on the nose: black fruit, sous-bois and hints of black olive at first, subtle... marine notes emerging with time in the glass. There's wonderful focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with pencil-shaving-tinged black fruit on the entry. Perhaps a bit grippier with more spine than one would expect (especially following the more sensual 2022), this is very traditional in style, with a tremendously long and satisfying saline finish. Superb.” Drink 2029-2060. 94-96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Haut-Brion Premier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

WI98-100
“This is an exceptional Haut-Brion, offering juice and elegant balance alongside classically structured layers, generous but restrained, sense of architecture and building blocks of a truly great... Left Bank wine. Rippling with sinewy muscles, juicy and controlled, packed with cocoa bean, espresso, liouqorice root, but none of these flavours dominate, knitted together, with a vertical lift. 100% new oak, Jean-Philippe Masclef technical director, no outside consultant.” 98-100 pts., Jane Anson, janeanson.com
£1,890 / Case£315 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

RP94-96
“The 2023 La Mission Haut-Brion unwinds in the glass to reveal aromas of ripe red fruits, dark wild berries, spring flowers, burning embers and lilac. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated,... it’s layered and textural with a dense core of fruit underpinned by youthfully firm structuring tannins. This blend of 52.7% Merlot, 29.6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.7% Cabernet Franc its likely to become fleshier and more enveloping with barrel maturation.” Drink 2025-2055. 94-96 pts., Yohan Castaing, robertparker.com
£1,110 / Case£185 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

JA95
"Excellent vintage at Malartic, rich plum colour, cocoa bean, black chocolate, anis and fennel, this is skilfully constructed. Peony and iris notes arrive through the mid palate, giving a focus on... savoury Cabernet, cassis bud, mint leaf, elegant and well measured. You can see the building blocks and feel totally confident about how well it will develop over the next decade and beyond - suggest waiting at least six to eight years before opening. Great stuff from the Bonnie family, who continue to make this an unmissable Pessac. 38.95hl/ha yield." 95 points., Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
£159 / Case£26.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

RP91-93
"A blend of 60.1% Merlot, 31.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.7% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 7th to the 29th of September, the 2020 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion has an estimated... alcohol of 15.2%. Deep purple-black in color, it bursts from the glass with notions of baked black cherries, blackberry pie and plum preserves, leading to hints of ripe redcurrants, spice cake and smoked meats, plus a touch of hoisin. The big, rich, full-bodied palate is a full-on decadent mouthful, featuring lovely freshness to lift all that rich black fruit and a velvety texture, finishing long and spicy. A beautiful behemoth that is going to wow the hedonists!" 91-93 pts., Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com
£720 / Case£120 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM92-94
"The 2019 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion offers more red fruit on the nose than the La Chapelle de La Mission, perhaps more vibrant and expressive at this early stage. Touches of orange sorbet come... through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and forward. A hint of dark chocolate appears towards the generous finish that develops more structure after three or four hours in the glass." 91-93 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£593.34 / Case£98.89 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

DE95
"Concentrated ruby red colour, a little subdued on the nose, built with structure and power, concentrated and should age well. Classical, powerful, not exuberant, an impressive Chevalier that has... tannins and fruit and freshness, nothing shouting too loud. As it opens, you see a peony floral edge that is very attractive. Easily among the best in Pessac." 95 pts., Jane Anson, decanter.com
£283 / Case£47.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 HB Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

A gently oaked blend of 45% cabernet, 35% merlot, 18% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot from the property’s younger vines in this critically acclaimed, exceptional vintage, it offers immediate... drinking pleasure that is fresh, exuberant and sumptuous – pleasure that is pure Pessac. Pleasure in which the notion of craftsmanship and pedigree that is sensibly priced couldn’t be more deliciously exemplified.
£90 / Case£15 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2020 Chateau Haut-Brion, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 3x75cl

DE96
"A blend of 71.4% Sauvignon Blanc and 28.6% Semillon, harvested 20th to 27th August and with an alcohol of 13.9%, the 2020 Haut-Brion Blanc slowly unfurls to reveal notes of fresh pears, spiced apple... slices, orange zest and lemongrass, plus touches of wet pebbles, dillseed and baking bread. The medium-bodied palate wears its lightly spicy apple and pear layers with grace and sophistication, supported by a racy backbone and subtly creamy texture, finishing long and mineral laced. It will need time, but there's no doubting it's a knock-out." Drink 2028-2045. 95-97+ pts., Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com
£1,800 / Case£600 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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

VM97
"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

2020 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

DE95
"An excellent white with precision, flesh and confidence, sure to age well. A ton of white pear and some soft pepper spice keeps up the pace and lift from beginning to end, and the intensity... continues to build after the wine has left the palate - a sure sign of something special happening. A yield of 43hl/ha. Tasted twice. Unusual for me to score the red and white Chevalier at the same level, but both are extremely successful in this vintage." 95 pts., Jane Anson, decanter.com
£398 / Case£66.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM94-96
"The 2022 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is matured in 50% new oak for a planned 12 months, removed from barrel after 9 months with three months in vat after blending. It has a very perfumed nose with... yellow plums, jasmine, walnut and touches of fennel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine depth and acidity. Waxy in texture, with hazelnut and white pepper toward the saline, almost creamy finish." 94-96 Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023
£720 / Case£120 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM95-97
"The 2022 Smith Haut Lafitte was cropped at 29hL/ha between 5 and 30 September, undergoing half the extraction, aged in 60% new oak for a planned 18 months. It is fragrant and very pure on the nose:... beautiful blackberry, raspberry and liquorice. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, very elegant and focused, fine-boned with an exceptionally pure and caressing tobacco-tinged finish. This is going to grow to be a wonderful, delicious Smith Haut Lafitte. 14.5% alcohol." 95/97 Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023
£684 / Case£114 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2022 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM95-97
"The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is stunning. It exudes textural depth, intensity and pedigree from the very first taste. I imagine it will still be stellar in another few years' time. For now,... it is a wine to think about cellaring. Time brings out dried lemon peel, sage, mint, chamomile, salt and crushed rock scents that lend both vibrancy and complexity. In most vintages, the Blanc is either incredibly steely or ample in feel. In 2022, it is both. Tasted four times." 95-97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£488 / Case£81.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2016 Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

DE95
"This is so young right now, which seems crazy to say for a white wine, I know. But at two years old it has hardly begun to gather us to its side, let alone reveal its secrets. This will clearly have... plenty to show in a few years' time - white peach and pear flavours, and a gorgeous texture of slate caught against saline minerality. This is going to age, and then some..." 95 pts., Jane Anson, decanter.com
£407 / Case£67.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan 3x150cl

JR17
"Tasted blind. Deep ruby colour. Bursting with red cherry and hints of violet on the nose, there is intrigue and joy here. The palate shows much flesh and vibrancy, with plump red berries at the... core. The acid is positively zesty yet lifts the fruit into floral tones rather than washing away the flavour. Fleet-footed and long on the finish. A wine that transparently exhibits the better elements of this vintage." 17 pts., Tom Parker MW, jancisrobinson.com
£255 / Case£85 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate