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2016 Taylor’s, Vintage Port 6x75cl

DE96
"Dense and heady on the nose with an attractive green, leafy edge. Sweet and pump on the palate with lovely bright cherry and damson fruit – nicely defined but not as big as some. Firm, tight-knit tannins on a long, linear finish which shows off the lovely purity of fruit. 6,500 cases in total." 96 pts., Richard Mayson, decanter.com
£280.02 / Case£46.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Rizzi, Barbaresco, Pajore 6x75cl

JR17.5WE96
"Treiso. Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Concentrated, complex nose with hints of cardamom and nutmeg. Elegant, lively fruit followed by bags of coating, bitter-sweet tannins that... are still a little tough and with marked acidity on the finish, but this has the bones for ageing." 17.5pts., Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com, 14/5/2019
£171 / Case£28.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 La Rioja Alta, Vina Arana Gran Reserva, Rioja 6x75cl

“The 2016 harvest is one of the highest quality I have seen, with a good level of volume. The vintage was characterised by perfect grapes and Viña Arana shows an immaculate balance between all... elements of the wine, showcasing the contemporary Gran Reserva style at La Rioja Alta, S.A. The nose stands out with its impressive aromatic intensity, and there is a great flavour concentration that will allow the wine to age for a very long time, and in a few years it will be superb.” Julio Saénz, head winemaker, La Rioja Alta
£186 / Case£31 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 La Rioja Alta, Vina Ardanza Reserva, Rioja 6x75cl

RP94
"The 2016 Viña Ardanza Reserva was produced with 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha that matured in used American oak barrels for three years, where it was hand-racked from barrel to barrel six times... in the case of Tempranillo and five times for the Garnacha, as it had a slightly shorter élevage of 30 months. Against all odds, I found the 2016 to be fresher than the 2015 and less developed, despite the fact that winemaker Julio Sáenz told me he considers it a warmer year. But I have found many wines I like in 2016, and the wine feels very clean and quite harmonious, younger and less developed, with more primary notes and a velvety mouthfeel. 600,000 bottles produced. The wine was bottled in June 2020." 94+ pts., Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
£119 / Case£19.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Croft, Vintage Port 6x75cl

RP94
"The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend with 104 grams of residual sugar. When last seen this was in good form. Let's check in. Darker in its flavor profile than the 2017, this is more rhubarb, plums... and blackberries. The tannins have moderated a bit, but obviously this is not exactly tamed. It is coming along fast enough so you can dive in now (or soon) with some decanting, but it certainly will show better at the end of the decade (or later)." 94 pts., Mark Squires, robertparker.com
£233.34 / Case£38.89 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 6x75cl

"Very dark crimson. Rich and spicy on the nose. Juicy and succulent. A hint of something almost overripe. Heady and very definitely not uptight. Sort of sprawls all over the palate in a devil-may-care fashion. Lots of fun, though the tannins are by no means insistent. Oddly readable, but lots of fun." 18 points, Jancis Robinson, 17/05/2018
£324 / Case£54 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Gianni Brunelli, Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva 6x75cl

RP98
"Here's a wine I am very excited to taste, given the phenomenal performance of this vintage in the annata version released last year. The Gianni Brunelli Le Chiuse di Sotto 2016 Brunello di... Montalcino Riserva reproduces that same brilliant intensity and deep inner brightness, only this Riserva has seen one more year of aging, and it shows more spice and thicker textural heft as a result. This wine is penetrating and layered with a harmonious playlist of red and purple fruits, spice, tar, cola, licorice and grilled herb. The tannins are more austere in the case of this 2,993-bottle release, and you'd do well to age it longer before popping the cork. I love the spontaneous radiance and energy captured by this estate, especially in 2016." 98 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£850 / Case£141.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Warre’s, Vintage Port 6x75cl

VM94
"The 2016 Warre.s Vintage Port was picked from 19 September, the harvest took 10 days longer than usual in order to gain optimal ripeness. II has a tightly-wound but compelling bouquet with intense... block fruit laced with clove, nutmeg and touches of smoke. This is a Warre.s with great precision and detail. The palate is sheer class: saturated ripe tannin that belie the structure underneath. There is a symmetry about this Vintage Port and a tension that keeps you returning for more. Wow. This is one of the finest Warre's that I have tasted at declaration. Bravo! Production is 4,250 cases." 94 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£282 / Case£47 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2016 Graham’s, Vintage Port 6x75cl

VM96
"The 2016 Graham's Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint... of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant. Supple tannin, a satin-like texture, perfect balance and unerring purity, this is a fabulous Graham's that effortlessly fans out and caresses the senses on the finish. This Graham's has huge potential and is going to give a lot of pleasure for many years." 96 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£300 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

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

2016 Enzo Boglietti, Barolo, Brunate 6x75cl

JR17
"Light, bright ruby colour with an orange hue. Beautifully lifted bouquet of red and dark fruit, fresh rose and some spice. A classy version of Brunate that combines austerity, vibrant fruit... characters and fine tannins. Persistent, fulfilling and exquisitely varietal. The silty clay soil with little organic matter is responsible for the powerful yet austere structure, the large clay patches give the complexity of flavours and aromas." Enzo Boglietti Tasting Note
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate