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2020 CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE Puisseguin Saint Emilion

2020 CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE Puisseguin Saint EmilionPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 21/5/2021

Pierre Taix has a deft hand when it comes to getting the most out of this small, organically farmed vineyard in a prime site of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. There's a lavish wave of ripe, darkPierre Taix has a deft hand when it comes to getting the most out of this small, organically farmed vineyard in a prime site of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. There's a lavish wave of ripe, dark berry-fruit on the nose. Good weight and body on the palate with those polished dark berries again, some nice spice notes too. Very fine-grained tannin and a good slug of pert acidity adds 'ping' to the well set frame. The dark fruit is joined by a hint of salinity as you reach the finish of this polished and charming St Emilion. Good drive and tension throughout - lovely wine in the vintage another under the radar winner here from the right bank..L&S (May 2021)

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2020 LE PETIT SMITH HAUT LAFITTE Blanc Pessac-Léognan

2020 LE PETIT SMITH HAUT LAFITTE Blanc Pessac-Léognan

Release date: 27/5/2021

The 2020 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blancs is more expressive on the nose compared to the Les Haut de Smith Blanc, offering scents of orchard fruit, lemon peel, Granny Smith apples and dandelion. TheThe 2020 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blancs is more expressive on the nose compared to the Les Haut de Smith Blanc, offering scents of orchard fruit, lemon peel, Granny Smith apples and dandelion. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, cohesive and poised. Palpable salinité drives the finish. Excellent. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (May 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU ANGLUDET Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux

2020 CHÂTEAU ANGLUDET Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux

Release date: 12/5/2021

Deeply inviting nose is almost pure 'Ribena' fruit. This soft and delicately framed, fruit-led hit follows to the palate. Fruit expression certainly more clear following the family's decision toDeeply inviting nose is almost pure 'Ribena' fruit. This soft and delicately framed, fruit-led hit follows to the palate. Fruit expression certainly more clear following the family's decision to ferment in concrete and then age 30% in amphorae, with only 30% getting the full New Oak treatment. Nicely ripe but no heaviness this is loaded with charm and plush florality. Red and dark berries, warm from the sunshine. Good flow, good feel and density too - but this is not overly complicated. A charming sweet vein at its core runs right to the end, This seems almost ready to drink, but in fact there's enough stuffing to see it lasting well for 10 to 15 years - a very joyful glass, there is good volume too. Merlot 42%, Cabernet Sauvignon 46% and Petit Verdot 12%.L&S (May 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBÉRAL 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2020 CHÂTEAU HAUT BAGES LIBÉRAL 5ème Cru Classé PauillacPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 7/6/2021

There is plenty of power and fruit here and while the oak always seems a little too tough and raw in this wine, in its youth, I can sense that the fruit will win this war and this will be a ratherThere is plenty of power and fruit here and while the oak always seems a little too tough and raw in this wine, in its youth, I can sense that the fruit will win this war and this will be a rather strongly flavoured, albeit medium-weight, wine going forwards. I like what is happening here in recent years and this is another good vintage on a positive path. Rating: 17+ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jun 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU FERRIÈRE 3ème Cru Classé Margaux

2020 CHÂTEAU FERRIÈRE 3ème Cru Classé MargauxPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 7/6/2021

68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep violet-edged hue. Dark fruit with cassis notes and touch of vanilla oak. Palate zesty and fresh with plenty of juice,68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep violet-edged hue. Dark fruit with cassis notes and touch of vanilla oak. Palate zesty and fresh with plenty of juice, although the oak at this stage leaves a slightly dry edge. Attractive grain of tannin. Lively, elegant and less hard-edged than in the past but the oak needs time to integrate. Drinking range: 2027 - 2040 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 3ème Cru Classé Ludon

2020 CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE 3ème Cru Classé LudonPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 25/5/2021

The wine here is aged half in traditional new oak barrels - and the remainder in small concrete eggs. The results are very good! Aromatic and nicely floral on the nose, red fruits here but soon turnsThe wine here is aged half in traditional new oak barrels - and the remainder in small concrete eggs. The results are very good! Aromatic and nicely floral on the nose, red fruits here but soon turns quite dark and serious. Attractive shape and feel overall, but really quite intense with a dark fruit line at the core. Lovely polished tannins don't completely hide the firm frame. Finishes with an admirably 'Trad' feel and flow. Very good.
The hot and dry summer means that the 2020 harvest is smaller than 2019 by 10-15%. a much repeated story this year. However, the La Lagune team are really pleased with how the vines coped with the drought and put their resilience down to the organic farming that has been practiced here for years.
L&S (May 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 4ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

2020 CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 4ème Cru Classé Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 20/5/2021

2020 marks the 60th year of Tesseron family ownership here and is a celebrated release. It also is the first time that 2 of Bordeaux's most famous consultants have worked together on a wine - with2020 marks the 60th year of Tesseron family ownership here and is a celebrated release. It also is the first time that 2 of Bordeaux's most famous consultants have worked together on a wine - with Jean-Claude Berrouet and Eric Boissenot collaborating on the blend with Basile Tesseron.
The nose here is floral and attractive. Really draws you in. Bright and energetic attack. Really good. Glossy, but still pretty fruit. There is great underlying weight and intensity that adds a serious feel after the more gentle and inviting opening. Basile Tesseron is rightfully delighted with this release rating it as possibly the estate’s best ever. It marks a significant step in Lafon Rochet’s evolution, as he embraces ever greener credentials with huge developments in the estate's farming practices and bio-diversity. Their organic certification starts this year. Basile is trying to make a real difference to this land and the resulting wines are proving this approach to be most wise! (Release volumes is down 50% on a normal vintage)
L&S (May 2021)

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2020 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2020 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Cru Classé Pessac-LéognanPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 3/6/2021

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Spicy nose. Pretty saline and mineral on the palate – non flashy but with lots locked in there. And no shortage at all of tannin but it's ripe 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Spicy nose. Pretty saline and mineral on the palate – non flashy but with lots locked in there. And no shortage at all of tannin but it's ripe enough. Very much a work in progress but with a certain lusciousness of embryonic fruit. Drinking range: 2030 - 2050 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2021)

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2020 ALTER EGO du Château Palmer Margaux

2020 ALTER EGO du Château Palmer Margaux

Release date: 7/6/2021

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Very much in the Alter Ego mould – lively, fruit-driven with that vineyard-fresh feel but with a little more structure than previous years. Pure50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Very much in the Alter Ego mould – lively, fruit-driven with that vineyard-fresh feel but with a little more structure than previous years. Pure and appetising but will age. Drinking range: 2026 - 2035 Rating: 17+ Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2021)

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2020 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2020 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

Release date: 10/6/2021

Market Insight: Gruaud shot themselves in the foot in 2019. No one tasted it, but I can't help but remain convinced that they made their best wine ever. So much has been done to revamp the ChateauMarket Insight: Gruaud shot themselves in the foot in 2019. No one tasted it, but I can't help but remain convinced that they made their best wine ever. So much has been done to revamp the Chateau and vineyards, with this being the first vintage to truly reap the rewards. I think going forward, if they ever get scored, we'll be seeing wine at the 95+ point level. Low yields in St Julien this year will probably only contribute to quality.L&S (May 2021)

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2020 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Blanc Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2020 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Blanc Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Release date: 3/6/2021

Market insight: Another victim of its own back vintages, when you can buy the 2010 for £50 more than the 2019, it stifles the incentive. That said, we love the wine and it deserves to be selling forMarket insight: Another victim of its own back vintages, when you can buy the 2010 for £50 more than the 2019, it stifles the incentive. That said, we love the wine and it deserves to be selling for more - £50 per bottle really won't be much to ask for the 2020 and there's a lot of fun to be had owning verticals.

Tasting note: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon. Quite reserved on the nose. There's lots of texture and good weight on the palate. Lovely depth of fruit with notes of passionfruit & citrus. Good level of phenolics too and nice acidity. A very well poised wine that should be very approachable in a few years.
L&S (May 2021)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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