Recommended Left Bank

These are the wines from the Left Bank which most impressed us or about which we have heard good reports this year. These are likely to be in very high demand so it is worth 'pre-ordering' to avoid disappointment.

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2019 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 2/6/2020

This is very refined and balanced with soft, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. It’s medium-bodied and round with integrated tannins. Spice and forest-floor character.This is very refined and balanced with soft, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. It’s medium-bodied and round with integrated tannins. Spice and forest-floor character. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LE BOSCQ Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LE BOSCQ Saint Estèphe

Release date: 2/6/2020

Very dark fruit on the nose, with an oaky spice. Dry and taut - the Saint Estèphe character comes through all right - graphite, pencil box and mineral. Needs five years.Very dark fruit on the nose, with an oaky spice. Dry and taut - the Saint Estèphe character comes through all right - graphite, pencil box and mineral. Needs five years. Drinking range: 2026 - 2038L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 BLASON D'ISSAN Margaux Château d'Issan

2019 BLASON D'ISSAN Margaux Château d'Issan

Release date: 15/6/2020

The 2019 Blason d'Issan has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with scents of raspberry pie, warm plums and blackcurrant pastilles plus touches of garrique, tobacco leaf and dusty soil with a hintThe 2019 Blason d'Issan has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with scents of raspberry pie, warm plums and blackcurrant pastilles plus touches of garrique, tobacco leaf and dusty soil with a hint of bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing with an approachable, soft texture, filling the mouth with crunchy red and black fruits, finishing with a lively herbal note. Rating: 88-90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 FIEFS DE LAGRANGE du Saint Julien

Release date: 16/6/2020

The second wine of Château Lagrange, the 2019 Les Fiefs De Lagrange is a charming, delicious wine in the making and has plenty of classic Saint-Julien purity and elegance as well as notes of cassis,The second wine of Château Lagrange, the 2019 Les Fiefs De Lagrange is a charming, delicious wine in the making and has plenty of classic Saint-Julien purity and elegance as well as notes of cassis, violets, damp earth, and cedarwood. It's medium-bodied, nicely balanced, and already hard to resist. It's going to drink nicely for a solid decade. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 89-91 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 5ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

2019 CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE 5ème Cru Classé Haut Médoc

Release date: 2/6/2020

Plush and dense with a fat feel, a touch of sweetness and very dark ripe fruit, then picking up graphite, mineral intensity and tannic length.Plush and dense with a fat feel, a touch of sweetness and very dark ripe fruit, then picking up graphite, mineral intensity and tannic length.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 5ème Cru Classé Macau

2019 CHÂTEAU CANTEMERLE 5ème Cru Classé MacauPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 2/6/2020

Completely delicious. A suavely polished feel. Nice red fruit lift on the palate with darker softer flesh too adding complexity and good amplitude. Creamy tannins - then a touch reedy - in a good

Completely delicious. A suavely polished feel. Nice red fruit lift on the palate with darker softer flesh too adding complexity and good amplitude. Creamy tannins - then a touch reedy - in a good way adding a classic edge, a refinement. Very smart Cantmerle indeed. One to stuff in the cellar. On the finish it is that feel again that impresses - just enough very soft tannin.

Philippe Dambrine who runs this Medoc stalwart was keen to illustrate the evolution of the work here - constantly refining their processes and getting more detailed in the vineyards. The latest update thgis year has been the new pumps - for pump over that are much gentler on the juice. It is no longer a physical pump - now it is air that pushes the juice gently from the bottom to the top. If this 2019 is the result - then what a great investment!

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2019 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 10/6/2020

Plenty of punch in this Ormes de Pez, full of rich ripe black fruits, traces of exotic spices of cinnamon and saffron from the heat of the summer, and brilliant value if looking for personality andPlenty of punch in this Ormes de Pez, full of rich ripe black fruits, traces of exotic spices of cinnamon and saffron from the heat of the summer, and brilliant value if looking for personality and appellation signature in St Estèphe. Blend completed with 3% Petit Verdot. Drinking range: 2024 - 2038 Rating: 92 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

2019 CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

Release date: 11/6/2020

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 LACOSTE BORIE du Château Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac

2019 LACOSTE BORIE du Château Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac

Release date: 16/6/2020

Some traces of the warmth of summer here in that fruits are brambly with traces of fig and just a little soft on the finish. It's still a great quality Pauillac and one that will deliver thisSome traces of the warmth of summer here in that fruits are brambly with traces of fig and just a little soft on the finish. It's still a great quality Pauillac and one that will deliver this well-loved 2nd wine's signature success, but I'd pick the 2018 or 2016 as more representative of what it can do at its best. Drinking range: 2023 - 2036 Rating: 91 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 8/6/2020

Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel as of the 2018 vintage, this is a totally gorgeous wine with sleek damson fruits and a clear pocket of air running all the way through the palate and giving a mentholCru Bourgeois Exceptionnel as of the 2018 vintage, this is a totally gorgeous wine with sleek damson fruits and a clear pocket of air running all the way through the palate and giving a menthol freshness on the finish. A definite one to recommend in the vintage, firm tannins, great fruit expression and a sense of personality. Easily touching the quality of their 2016 vintage. Drinking range: 2024 - 2040 Rating: 93 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2019 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 18/6/2020

Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with walnut and coffee-bean notes. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Excellent, but not the 2018.Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with walnut and coffee-bean notes. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Excellent, but not the 2018. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU ANGLUDET Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux

Release date: 18/5/2020

From the off this unleashes a charm offensive, with lots going on. Delicious and vibrant aromatics waft from the glass. There is good weight and impact on the pretty nose. Following to the palateFrom the off this unleashes a charm offensive, with lots going on. Delicious and vibrant aromatics waft from the glass. There is good weight and impact on the pretty nose. Following to the palate where sweet damson and black raspberry flesh intertwine on a soft bed of round velvety tannins. This has good drive and a caressing feel. The fruit here clearly got nicely ripe - but this stops short of being rich. Just a real pleasure to taste and neatly layered. It finishes with a good line of juiciness that asks you back for more.

Ben Sichel has been transforming Angludet in recent years and they now operate completely Bio-dynamically in the vineyards. He's changed the élevage considerably too. The 2019 seems to be a great new marker for this Margaux stalwart. Recommended for the cellar.

Merlot 43%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45% & Petit Verdot 12%. Half of this is aged in Oak (a third new) and the other half is aged in amphora. Harvest started with the Merlot on the 17th of September and ended with the Cabernet one month later on the 17th of October.
Drinking range: 2023 - 2034L&S(May 2020)

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2019 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

2019 TOURELLES DE LONGUEVILLE de Château Pichon Baron Pauillac

Suave and sophisticated, such a subtle spice of oak, really quite voluptuous, ripe tannins, very complete. Dark fruit which is already expressive and will be delicious early drinking.Suave and sophisticated, such a subtle spice of oak, really quite voluptuous, ripe tannins, very complete. Dark fruit which is already expressive and will be delicious early drinking.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU PEDESCLAUX 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 CHÂTEAU PEDESCLAUX 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 2/6/2020

Yum. This is super. Really attractive with well-cut, glossy fruit. Bright lift then a sweet line of red berries and nice weight of flesh. Well sculpted though. A gentle floral lift of violets andYum. This is super. Really attractive with well-cut, glossy fruit. Bright lift then a sweet line of red berries and nice weight of flesh. Well sculpted though. A gentle floral lift of violets and pretty blue flowers. This is bright and yet the fruit middle is sweet and juicy. A succulent and deeply enticing 2019 with real energetic flow. Smart Pauillac at a very sensible price. You will be delighted to find this in your cellar in 10 years time!L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 5ème Cru Classé Margaux

2019 CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE 5ème Cru Classé MargauxPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 12/6/2020

Pretty nose. You want to dive into the lovely red fruit. Some good detailed layers of pretty fruit, a fragrant lift of good red berries and flowers too - but there is a smooth feel. A very silky sexyPretty nose. You want to dive into the lovely red fruit. Some good detailed layers of pretty fruit, a fragrant lift of good red berries and flowers too - but there is a smooth feel. A very silky sexy flow. Nice weight - good aromatics and balancing creamy tannins. Very attractive Margaux - delicate for the vintage but well judged. 54% Cabernet, 27% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc & 6% Petit Verdot (from their sandy soils) which adds much of the detail and definition. Just 40-42% New Oak - always tight grained. L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé PauillacPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 4/6/2020

Some oriental spice adds an enticing hook to the pretty aromatic nose. Laden with cigar-box notes and pretty, deep red fruit. Gets darker and more cooked on the palate, but holds its own. Rich and

Some oriental spice adds an enticing hook to the pretty aromatic nose. Laden with cigar-box notes and pretty, deep red fruit. Gets darker and more cooked on the palate, but holds its own. Rich and ripe and warming - but has a charming sleek feel. Just enough edge and lift of freshness, some menthol whiffs help with this. Smart - a little complex than some on the finish. But this is a very pleasing effort this year. Classic yet with great charm. Well shaped and a deep feel, there is lots to like. The best we remember tasting from here.

Vines are more than 50 years old now. (74% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot.)

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2019 PICHON COMTESSE 'LA RÉSERVE'

2019 PICHON COMTESSE 'LA RÉSERVE'

Release date: 22/6/2020

Réserve de la Comtesse is especially fine in 2019. Wonderfully dark, fleshy and inviting, the Réserve is just striking today. A rush of dark red/purplish fruit builds effortlessly in the glass. MoreRéserve de la Comtesse is especially fine in 2019. Wonderfully dark, fleshy and inviting, the Réserve is just striking today. A rush of dark red/purplish fruit builds effortlessly in the glass. More than anything else, the Réserve impresses for its sensual, inviting personality. It is an ideal second wine that is approachable and avoids being excessively serious, as some recent editions have been Rating: 91-93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 4ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 8/6/2020

The 2019 Branaire -Ducru is one instance where I felt that the first two bottles via the UGC shipment were not quite correct, so I requested two more direct from the château. They were different. ItThe 2019 Branaire -Ducru is one instance where I felt that the first two bottles via the UGC shipment were not quite correct, so I requested two more direct from the château. They were different. It has plenty of dark berry fruit on the nose mixed with smoke, tobacco and undergrowth scents - just classic Saint-Julien. The palate is medium-bodied with a tangy saline entry, fresh and defined by the crisp tannins. Whereas the first samples lacked a bit of cohesion, this is more focused and detailed with a seriously impressive classically styled, graphite tinged finish. Result? Best Branaire I've tasted in barrel. Kudos to François-Xavier Maroteau and his team. Drinking range: 2024 - 2050 Rating: 94-96 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 3ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU LANGOA BARTON 3ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 17/6/2020

After tasting the Mauvesin Barton this hits the palate with the volume turned up. Delicious attack. With a very satisfying weight of plummy mash and delicious darkish cherries. But there is aAfter tasting the Mauvesin Barton this hits the palate with the volume turned up. Delicious attack. With a very satisfying weight of plummy mash and delicious darkish cherries. But there is a backdrop of leather and more savour too. The earthy, almost coffee like note is a delicious extra. This is enchanting. Weight and layers are impressive - but this has great acidity and a drive that pushes on and on. This is another super effort from the Barton stable. Every cellar should have some as it will never disappoint.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 3ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE 3ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

Release date: 16/6/2020

The 2019 Lagrange was picked from 24 September and finished with the Petit Verdot on 14 October - the longest harvest at 27 days. It has quite a dense, powerful bouquet with black fruit, sous-boisThe 2019 Lagrange was picked from 24 September and finished with the Petit Verdot on 14 October - the longest harvest at 27 days. It has quite a dense, powerful bouquet with black fruit, sous-bois and cedar, taking its time to open but somehow remaining more “distant” than previous vintages of Lagrange. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, layers of black fruit with just a light citric touch. Quite a streamlined Lagrange in the context of a warm growing season, this feels agile and nimble on the finish. Excellent. Drinking range: 2025 - 2055 Rating: 94-96 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU TALBOT 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU TALBOT 4ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 15/6/2020

Delicious - more texture to the tannins than the lush nose might lead you to think. A suede-like scrape is gorgeous. Fabulous freshness. This has bounce and lift that carries that pretty,Delicious - more texture to the tannins than the lush nose might lead you to think. A suede-like scrape is gorgeous. Fabulous freshness. This has bounce and lift that carries that pretty, nicely-sweet fruit dancing along. Really impressive. There is a sophistication to the ripe black and blue skinned berry fruit. Pure and long with a good, satisfying middle. Well done, a great St Julien benchmark.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 3ème Cru Classé Margaux

2019 CHÂTEAU D'ISSAN 3ème Cru Classé MargauxPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 15/6/2020

70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Merlot. This is another standout from our tasting of Margaux this year. A good, high Cabernet level means the real DNA of Issan is on show. We loved this in 2018 - but70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Merlot. This is another standout from our tasting of Margaux this year. A good, high Cabernet level means the real DNA of Issan is on show. We loved this in 2018 - but the 2019 just pips that in terms of clarity and lift. There are some good guts here. So discreetly firm that you barely notice what is holding together the deep and richly ripe black fruit. There is a sharp gloss to the cassis character and smart wood spice and violets too. A pleasing plumpness in the middle from the neatly ripened Cabernet. Lovely. This is serious. No hard edges but such purity - long and totally pleasing. L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2019 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Cru Classé Pessac-LéognanPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 4/6/2020

‘Delicious. Nose invites you in, more ethereal than most we’ve tasted so far. Nicely spiced, red flesh dominates the palate, but this is subtly complex with mineral lines and fresh herbs weaving‘Delicious. Nose invites you in, more ethereal than most we’ve tasted so far. Nicely spiced, red flesh dominates the palate, but this is subtly complex with mineral lines and fresh herbs weaving through. There is lift and coolness. A fresh purity. Well sculpted, firm plum flesh has a touch of bite. But this is harmonious, with everything in check. Quite a classic feel with some darker notes and a refreshing lift on the finish that keeps you coming back. Long and charming. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.’L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2ème Cru Classé Margaux

2019 CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC 2ème Cru Classé MargauxPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 18/6/2020

The 2019 Brane-Cantenac was cropped at 50hl/ha between 18 September and 9 October. Matured entirely in new oak, it is in possession of an almost pixelated bouquet with beguiling blackberry, bilberryThe 2019 Brane-Cantenac was cropped at 50hl/ha between 18 September and 9 October. Matured entirely in new oak, it is in possession of an almost pixelated bouquet with beguiling blackberry, bilberry and crushed limestone aromas. I find this less austere than some vintages of Brane-Cantenac at this prenatal stage. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with filigree tannins, very harmonious, not a deep or powerful Margaux, yet very delineated. There is that signature touch of greenness that I often find on Brane-Cantenac on the finish, though I have learned through experience that this is assimilated with bottle age, so have a cool cellar handy. Excellent. Drinking range: 2028 - 2060 Rating: 94-96 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ème Cru Classé PauillacPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 16/6/2020

Red fruits jump out of the glass here. Ooh that is good. Such class. Really intense but lacks the fat or gloss of so many. Tasting after Tourelles de Longueville this has a really defined poise andRed fruits jump out of the glass here. Ooh that is good. Such class. Really intense but lacks the fat or gloss of so many. Tasting after Tourelles de Longueville this has a really defined poise and grace. Yet the fruit is rich too - nicely filled out in the middle - but brighter throughout. Some gorgeous, peppy red fruit - with good juicy acidity that keeps it flowing nicely. Some fine, dusty tannins build gently - and this ends with nice grip and energy. 2019 is a great GPL and has a long charm-filled future. (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot.)L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 5/6/2020

A dark nose full of intent. Pencil lead and firm fruit - follows to the palate. Broad and intense but neatly contained. Quite firm for now, quite 'rock-like' - not monolithic but big and brawny withA dark nose full of intent. Pencil lead and firm fruit - follows to the palate. Broad and intense but neatly contained. Quite firm for now, quite 'rock-like' - not monolithic but big and brawny with impeccable fruit. Black cherry and blackberries hold the attention. This is loaded with everything it will need to become a delicious glass of proper Pauillac - but of the set here it is the least showy for now. Impressive though.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON 2ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 17/6/2020

86% Cabernet Sauvignon & 14% Merlot. Just wonderful. Pure and vibrant with grip and flow. Such purity to the crunching cassis berry fruit. Some herb notes add another dimension, some violets and some86% Cabernet Sauvignon & 14% Merlot. Just wonderful. Pure and vibrant with grip and flow. Such purity to the crunching cassis berry fruit. Some herb notes add another dimension, some violets and some eucalyptus too. A gravelly mineral line adds to the focus and energy. This is proper Bordeaux, not old fashioned - but classically shaped and completely delicious. A lithe tension flatters the fruit and keeps your palate on its toes. Very smart and completely charming but without the sense that this is too manicured or too polished - just very fine indeed. Another winner from Lillian this year.L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 16/6/2020

This year Gruaud-Larose is one of a handful who made the decision to send out no samples by courier, at all - in fear they would not arrive in the best shape. They have stuck to this so we have notThis year Gruaud-Larose is one of a handful who made the decision to send out no samples by courier, at all - in fear they would not arrive in the best shape. They have stuck to this so we have not tasted this - and nor has anyone else!L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

2019 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ème Cru Classé Saint JulienPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 8/6/2020

A confident and well expressed Beychevelle, this is bristling with blackberry and cassis fruits, creamy through the mid palate as so many of the best wines are in this vintage. It's broad shoulderedA confident and well expressed Beychevelle, this is bristling with blackberry and cassis fruits, creamy through the mid palate as so many of the best wines are in this vintage. It's broad shouldered which takes it a little out of appellation signature, but the glamour is well balanced by a lovely crushed mint leaf finish. Harvest September 23 to October 10, 55% of production in this main estate wine, 45% in the 2nd wine. 60% new oak. 3% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Drinking range: 2028 - 2044 Rating: 94 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

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2019 CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2019 CHÂTEAU LYNCH BAGES 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 10/6/2020

This takes hold from the first moment and powers along, delivering a ton of black brambly fruit, liquorice, grilled cedar and Pauillac confidence. The tannins are pretty chewy, really closing in onThis takes hold from the first moment and powers along, delivering a ton of black brambly fruit, liquorice, grilled cedar and Pauillac confidence. The tannins are pretty chewy, really closing in on the end of play, giving no doubt that this is going to age slowly and for many decades, but there is a creaminess to the overall structure that is already evident. Drinking range: 2029 - 2046 Rating: 97 Jane Anson, Decanter(May 2020)

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2019 PAVILLON ROUGE du Château Margaux

2019 PAVILLON ROUGE du Château MargauxPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 18/6/2020

Intense and exciting. Dark though, a serious edge to the fruit. Damson and sloe and some mulberry - then nicely ripe dark raspberries too. Lots of seasoning here - some toast and some crackedIntense and exciting. Dark though, a serious edge to the fruit. Damson and sloe and some mulberry - then nicely ripe dark raspberries too. Lots of seasoning here - some toast and some cracked peppercorns. This leads to a more mineral stony line a thread of undergrowth and hedgerow - with elderberry and a waft of very dark, salted chocolate. The feel is broad and richly weighted - but still quite well bound up. We tasted this throughout the afternoon and it loosened up the rich tannins softening slowly - the juice getting more generous and inviting over time. A seriously serious second wine! What a delight this will be to revisit in 10 or more years' time. Bravo!L&S(Jun 2020)

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2019 PETIT MOUTON Pauillac Château Mouton Rothschild

2019 PETIT MOUTON Pauillac Château Mouton RothschildPRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 9/6/2020

Yes! A serious feel. Lovely brightness and energy here. Good almost lightweight feel when it hits the palate - but lots going on. Juicy, pretty red fruits and super flow. No excess weight - just veryYes! A serious feel. Lovely brightness and energy here. Good almost lightweight feel when it hits the palate - but lots going on. Juicy, pretty red fruits and super flow. No excess weight - just very delicious. Stewed strawberry and sweet smashed red cherries, and a faint note of mocha - all held in place with good, firmish grip that balances it all and keep this charging on so well. It is the quality of the tannins that really impress here, a perfect frame for the delicious, deep fruit core, just enough rub to remind you this is not so 'Petit' after all.L&S(Jun 2020)

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