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2017 Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

£500 / Case£83.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley 6x75cl

RP95
"Hung deli meat, star anise and blackberry adorn the nose of the 2017 Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz. Discerning this is akin to peering over the counter at an Italian deli, with meat, cheeses and... garlic hanging from the ceiling: it's enveloping and welcome. On the palate, the wine is bright and concentrated, with layers of salted blueberry, licorice and staunch (yet fine) tannins. It has flexibility and pliability, but it also has shape and form—all of it encased in a medium-bodied shell. It is savory and lean above all else, with bacon fat adorning all edges." 95+ pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£555 / Case£92.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Klein Constantia, Vin De Constance, Constantia 3x150cl

JR18
"Lustrous mid gold. Dried apricot, orange blossom and citrus peels on the nose, suffused with nutmeg, clove and coffee cream, and an earthy, spicy, saffron-like note. Richly sweet and unctuously... textured, but with a streak of acidity that balances beautifully, and gives a preserved grapefruit and lemon flavour. Fantastic length." 18 pts., Tim Jackson MW, jancisrobinson.com
£375 / Case£125 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 G.D. Vajra, Barolo, Bricco delle Viole 6x75cl

JR17.5WE96
"Transparent pillar-box red. Powerful nose of dried something. Cherries? Rose petals? Perhaps both. Super-fresh, despite the alcohol, with such great presence in the mouth. It's not nearly ready but... it's clearly destined for great things. Sweet and chewy with a strong mineral undertow. Jewel-bright fruit. Real lift but more powerful than ethereal. Even slightly pungent with a whiff of cordite. Really refreshing health juice. Great stuff." 17.5 pts., Jancis Robinson, 10/3/2021
£330 / Case£55 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

VM97WI98
“The 2017 Latour, which was bottled mid-June and mid-July, has a tightly wound bouquet with black fruit, pencil lead and a strong marine influence. This is utterly compelling. The palate is... medium-bodied with fine tannins, what you may call an "athletic" Latour. There is no "fat" hear, just pure black mineral-infused fruit with quintessential Pauillac notes of graphite and a touch of cedar on the persistent finish. Superb. Drink 2024-2060.” 97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com (March 2020), February 2020 “A blend of 92.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.8% Merlot, and 0.1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Latour is deep garnet in color. It needs just a bit of convincing to get it to reveal gorgeous notes of warm cassis, black raspberries, and juicy black plums, plus wafts of violets, licorice, and cumin seed with a hint of cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate expands as the nuanced mineral, black fruit, and earthy layers unfurl, beautifully framed by ever-so-plush tannins and amazing tension, finishing long and perfumed. This is such a gorgeous Latour!” 98 pts., Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, December 2022
£2,435 / Case£405.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Penfolds, Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra 6x75cl

VM92
@Dark violet color. Aromas of ripe dark berries, candied flowers and baking spices, olong with hints of cola and mocha. Shows very good depth os well as energy to its sweet cherry-cold and blackberry... flovors, which spread out steadily through the bock half. Closes long, smoky and smooth, with repenting spiciness and even tannins that add subtle grip." 92 pts., Josh Raynolds, vinous.com
£114 / Case£19 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 6x75cl

JR17
"Attractive and pronounced nose, notes of grilled bacon and meat with a leathery gamey note. There’s plenty of freshness and rounded but firm tannins. Excellent cedary oak spice and a linear and polished mouthfeel." 17+ pts., Alistair Cooper MW, jancisrobinson.com
£230 / Case£38.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Mas Daumas Gassac, Vin Pays Rouge, IGP 12x75cl

£336 / Case£28 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 La Rioja Alta, Vina Ardanza Reserva, Rioja 12x75cl

"A more vibrant and fruitier expression of Ardanza this year with strawberries, mussels, warm spices and berries. Round and silky on the palate with lovely spices and a long, nicely saline finish. A nice touch of creaminess works really well here and further extends the finish." 95 pts., James Suckling
£238 / Case£19.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac Cinquieme Cru 6x75cl

RP94
£440 / Case£73.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Graham’s, Vintage Port 6x75cl

VM95
"The 2017 Graham's Vintage Port was picked from August 28 at Malvedos, though production is one-third less than the previous year. Here the Touriga Franca was particularly early ripening. It has an... expressive nose, a mélange of red and black fruit, fig jam, dates and touches of clove, aromatics that are very seductive if perhaps just missing the intellectual capacity of the Dow's. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins, a gorgeous Graham's with hints of espresso and cloves that tincture the multi-layered fruit that veers towards black rather than red towards the finish that fans out without a care in the world. This is perhaps one of the more flamboyant Vintage Ports that is likely to drink earlier than the Dow's, yet that takes nothing away from what is a beautifully crafted Graham's. Total production is 5,250 cases." 95 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£336 / Case£56 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Croft, Quinta da Roeda Serikos Vintage Port 3x75cl

JR17.5+VM97WE95
“The maiden 2017 Serikos from Croft comes from the oldest vines located in Quinta da Roeda. The name refers to the quinta's involvement in silk production and the texture of the wine. It was picked... from August 31 and was notable for the density of its musts from the thick-skinned grapes. Almost opaque in colour, it has a spellbinding bouquet of intense blackcurrant, crushed violet petals and later, star anis and camphor. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, a silver bead of acidity that slices through the multi-layered, intense black fruit laced with white pepper and sage. This is endowed with unerring symmetry, predictably a silky texture and outstanding crispiness towards the never-ending finish. Regal. Total production is 2,425 bottles.” 97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£300 / Case£100 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 6x75cl

“The 2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port was picked from August 21 to September 28 under perfect conditions. It has a tightly wound bouquet that requires a lot of aeration. Eventually it reveals... fabulous, detailed aromas of cassis, bilberry jam, crushed stone and pressed violets, later hints of orange blossom and quince. The palate is pure class. Saturated tannins, wonderful structure but the headline is the intensity of fruit. I cannot remember a Noval with this penetration, almost overwhelming the senses as layers of effervescent black plum and cassis fruit segue into a spicy finish that fans out like there is no tomorrow. Is this the best Quinta do Noval ever?” 97 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£330 / Case£55 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Sadie Family, Palladius, Swartland 6x75cl

WS95
"Palladius 2017 displays the magnitude of layers that is to be expected from a blend of 11 varietals across 17 vineyards, but unlike the previous two vintages there are more fresh fruit flavours and... the stone fruit and peach skin aromas almost suggest a cooler vintage… this is in part the result of us picking slightly earlier than usual to try and save plant reserves for the vines to deal with the drought. This wine normally has more tropical aromas, but this year there is none of that to be found. Some white cassis and green apple skin make up a very restrained version with salty, mineral and slight honey and lime undertones. This Palladius spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks." - The Sadie Family tasting notes
£595 / Case£99.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Sadie Family, Palladius, Swartland 1x75cl

WS95
"Palladius 2017 displays the magnitude of layers that is to be expected from a blend of 11 varietals across 17 vineyards, but unlike the previous two vintages there are more fresh fruit flavours and... the stone fruit and peach skin aromas almost suggest a cooler vintage… this is in part the result of us picking slightly earlier than usual to try and save plant reserves for the vines to deal with the drought. This wine normally has more tropical aromas, but this year there is none of that to be found. Some white cassis and green apple skin make up a very restrained version with salty, mineral and slight honey and lime undertones. This Palladius spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks." - The Sadie Family tasting notes
£99 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 San Polino, Brunello di Montalcino, Helichrysum 6x75cl

"Unique aromas of dried flowers and sandalwood with ripe black cherries. Breath-taking. It’s full bodied yet rather agile and weightless with fine dusty tannins that float across the palate. Wonderfully done for this difficult vintage. Gorgeous and delectable now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." 96 pts., James Suckling (Nov, 2021)
£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Penfolds, Grange, South Australia 6x75cl

£1,986 / Case£331 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Paul Cluver, Seven Flags Chardonnay, Elgin 6x75cl

VM93
"The 2017 Seven Flags Chardonnay was matured in French oak barrels for nine months using 31% new oak, the rest second- and third-fill. The nose is a little more closed than the Estate Chardonnay at... this early juncture, although there is a brooding intensity here. This is well defined, displaying hints of dried honey and white peach with aeration. The palate is fresh and crisp with hints of Golden Delicious and orange peel, the oak very well integrated and with an almost Meursault-like, nutty finish. Give this two or three years in bottle. Excellent. " 93 pts, Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£280 / Case£46.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2017 Sylvie Esmonin, Cote de Nuits-Villages, Rouge 6x75cl

£133.32 / Case£22.22 / 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

2017 Kanonkop, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM92
£180 per case of 6 bottles IB "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has a glorious, feisty bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and cassis aromas that burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with... supple tannins, a silky-smooth texture and a cohesive, polished finish that is irresistible. Simply a top-class Cabernet Sauvignon." 92 pts., Neal Martin, vinous.com
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate