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Ch Gruaud Larose 2016 | £620 per 12 IB | “Excellent” 93-95 points Neal martin

May 30th 2017


Gruaud Larose, situated to the west of Chateau Beychevelle on deep Garonne gravel soil, has the ability to produce stunning wine. The 1982 and 1986 vintages are close to 1st Growth in quality and the 1990 and 2000 are both brilliant wines. The 2016 is certainly the greatest wine produced by this estate since their 2009 and 2010.

Ch Gazin Pomerol 2016 | £720 per 12 IB | A beauty 94-96 points

May 24th 2017


Chateau Gazin, one of Pomerol’s superstar properties, have released a superlative 2016 today at £720 per 12 IB. Versus it’s illustrious next door neighbours Chateaux Petrus and Lafleur, located on precisely the same terroir, this perfectly positioned 26 hectare property offers unbelievable value by way of comparison. In 2016 Gazin has exploited all of the finest points of the appellation’s success to create a wine which has received phenomenal praise from all of the major critics.

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Ch Palmer 3ème Cru Margaux 2016 | £1,440 per 6 | “Mesmerizing” 99-100 points, JS

May 19th 2017


  Any drinker who loves the beauty of classic Margaux must consider this exceptional wine for their portfolio. In 2016 they began their latest ever picking on the 3rd October – it was a warm September but it wasn’t hot. While tasting we were told it became evident very quickly that the quality of the grapes coming into the chai was top flight.

Clos du Marquis St Julien 2016 | £470 per 12 IB | “perhaps one of the most powerful that I came across in Saint Julien” 93-95 points NM

May 17th 2017


This morning, Domaines Delon, owners of St Julien ‘2nd growth’, Ch Leoville Las Cases, have released an exceptional Clos du Marquis 2016. In our minds, this is potentially the most majestic Clos du Marquis produced to date and one that confirms its place amongst the elite wines of St Julien. It is hard to imagine how the 2015 could be improved on but the Delons have achieved this. The 2016 simply has it all.

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