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2018 Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 6x75cl

VM17.5
"Inky crimson, almost black at the core. Dark, spicy, intense, powerful but introverted now. Concentrated black fruit, lovely depth and muscular richness but without being a body-builder wine. As it... opens in the glass, peppery with pure cassis and just a tiny and attractive hint of leafiness. Even a touch of violets, which is unusual on a wine dominated by the Cabernets. Chewy, long and satisfying. Dark-chocolate aftertaste. Powerful, unreconstructed, classic. Big but all beautifully in harmony. Great length. " 17.5 pts., Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien Quatrieme Cru 6x75cl

£275 / Case£45.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild & Nicolas Catena, Caro, Mendoza 6x75cl

VM95
Formed in 1999, Bodega Caro (precious in Spanish) represents a partnership between two of the wine world’s more elite profiles pursuing the supreme expression of their respective legacies and in... terms of Mendoza-based terroir. In more tangible terms, this means producing and blending the purest, most sublime Mendoza cabernet sauvignon and malbec their combined expertise and experience can accomplish. Authentic Argentinian identity with world-class Bordelais style. In maturation, the wine generally spends 18 months in oak, 80% of which new, and interestingly, blending proportions can vary dramatically, depending upon vintage conditions. In the case of the 2018 Caro, it is 76% malbec and 36% cabernet sauvignon, both coming from Paraje Atlamira in the Uco Valley.
£200 / Case£33.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau Pichon Baron 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

£640 / Case£106.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru 6x75cl

VM96
£350 / Case£58.33 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien 6x75cl

£1,260 / Case£210 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau L’Eglise-Clinet Pomerol 6x75cl

VM98
£1,025 / Case£170.83 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan 6x75cl

VM92
"The 2018 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, which impressed from barrel, has a gorgeous, sensual bouquet of showy black fruit, potpourri and incense, almost Saint-Émilion in style and very well defined.... The focused, poised palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, very good tension and splendid weight on the finish. It ranks as one of the best Second Wines of Haut-Brion that I have tasted. Not to be underestimated." 92 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£594 / Case£99 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Elvio Cogno, Barolo, Ravera 6x75cl

RP94
“The Elvio Cogno 2018 Barolo Ravera is becoming one of the most important wines in Novello, and it performs very nicely in this more challenging vintage. In fact, 2018 helps to cement Ravera's... steadfast reputation precisely because it performs so well despite spells of humidity and heat. The wine shows small-berry detailing with rust and crushed stone at the back. There is a point of bitterness that accompanies the tannins of this full-bodied wine. Production is 15,000 bottles.” 94 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£325 / Case£54.17 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Elvio Cogno, Barolo, Cascina Nuova 6x75cl

RP93
"“The 2018 Barolo Cascina Nuova is fine-tuned with plenty of wild berry, cassis, grilled herb and crushed stone. The aromas are quite classic for Nebbiolo, but what stands out here is the... directness and freshness with which they are delivered. The tannins are tucked carefully inside the smooth, silky character of this elegant wine. 20,000 bottles were produced.” 93 pts., Monica Larner, robertparker.com
£180 / Case£30 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2018 Chateau Giscours 3eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

VM94
"The 2018 Giscours was tasted alongside the 2019 for comparison. This is more extravagant on the nose, delivering slightly more red fruit, black pepper and touches of graphite. This has opened since... I last tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with bold tannins, very smooth and more sensual than the 2019, and more flamboyant, though perhaps without the same precision. Still, this is very fine." 94 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£270 / Case£45 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Chateau d’Issan 3eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

VM92
"The 2018 Château d’Issan offers fragrant blackberry, cedar and light peppermint scents on a nose that gently unfolds with aeration. This is charming and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with... sappy black fruit and fine intensity. A dusting of dark chocolate appears toward the finish, which needs some time to fully cohere; cellar it for 4–6 years. A very capable Margaux that should develop well in bottle." 92 pts., Neal Martin, www.vinous.com
£270 / Case£45 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Penfolds, Grange, South Australia 6x75cl

RP99
"This wine comes with high expectations—as does the vintage. The 2018 vintage across South Australia (and cheekily, we could probably extend the accolade to all of Australia) was excellent. It was... warm, but without incident, and responsible for powerfully ripe, serious wines. Many producers made some of their best wines in this vintage. So here, to the 2018 Grange: there is spiced raspberry, lashings of salted licorice, red curry paste, layers of forest berries, rendered lamb fat and crushed pink peppercorns to start. In the mouth, the tannins close around the fruit with the same polish and seamlessness as the 2008, possibly the 2004? Very different vintages, but there is a textural similarity for me. This is polished and glossy and so very pretty. It contains 3% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, and 69% Barossa, 18% McLaren Vale and the balance from Clare Valley. Each of the regions brings with it its own characteristics. Barossa brings the red dirt, blood, deli meat and rust. McLaren Vale brings the plush purple fruits with a side of meat and licorice. Clare brings the polish, the opulence and the velvet texture. With their powers combined, this is an extraordinary Grange. One of the true greats, which will only get better as it ages." 99 pts., Erin Larkin, robertparker.com
£2,175 / Case£362.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur