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The latest releases from Australian icon, Henschke

We are delighted to offer the latest wines from the much sought-after legendary Australian winemaking family dynasty, Henschke. With over 150 years of wine-making behind them, they are now overseen by sixth generation winemaker and viticulturalist Johann.

For anyone with even the faintest interest in Australian wines, this is a collection that should be on your radar. From the beautifully fresh and complex Julius Riesling to the renowned and powerful Mount Edelstone Shiraz, there’s something for every wine lover’s cellar.

2017 Henschke ‘Tilly’s Vineyard’ Eden Valley/Adelaide Hills Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
£75 per 6 bottle case under bond

2018 Henschke ‘Julius’ Eden Valley Riesling
£120 per 6 bottle case under bond

2017 Henschke ‘Henry’s Seven’ Barossa Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro/Viognier
£120 per 6 bottle case under bond

2015 Henschke ‘Keyneton Euphonium’ Barossa Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
£170 per 6 bottle case under bond

2015 Henschke ‘Mount Edelstone’ Eden Valley Shiraz
£525 per 6 bottle case under bond

2014 Henschke ‘Hill of Grace’ Eden Valley Shiraz
£1,350 per 3 bottle case under bond

Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is for one case and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales..

Californian Icons in bond

Some great Californian wines available in bond.

2017 Linne Calodo Sticks and Stones
£825 per 12 bottle case under bond

2016 O’Shaughnessy Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
£695 per 12 bottle under bond

Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is for one case and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales..

2018 Guidalberto and Le Difese | Sassicaia’s younger siblings released

As the annual release of Tenuta San Guido’s star – Sassicaia – is upon us, as is always the way, the second and third wines: Guidalberto and Le Difese are released one vintage ahead.

Guidalberto is one of Italy’s best value wines offering a real insight into the Sassicaia-style; a wine that can be enjoyed at a younger age. It is named after the family member who planted the iconic cypress tree avenue which marks the entrance to the Bolgheri estate.

Le Difese is a Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend made for immediate drinking, featuring on the label and named after the tusks of the wild boars found roaming the extensive woodland and wildlife reserve on this revered estate.

2018 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido
£150 per 6 bottle case under bond
£160 per 3 magnum case under bond

2018 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido
£80 per 6 bottle case under bond
£85 per 3 magnum case under bond

Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is for one case and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales..

2005 Gran Reserva 890 “Seleccion Especial” | La Rioja Alta’s best ever wine?

Is the 2005 Gran Reserva 890 “Seleccion Especial” from La Rioja Alta “the new 1964”? The Gran Reserva 890 is La Rioja Alta’s premier wine and is one of Spain’s top age-worthy wines. It is only made in the finest of vintages, happening around three times a decade. It is only released once La Rioja Alta consider it ready, and in the 2005 vintage they are so sure of its quality the producer have labelled it as ‘Seleccion Especial’, using this moniker for only the third time in their 130-year history! They consider this as one of the greatest wines they have ever made.

The 2005 vintage was officially rated as ‘Excellent’ in Rioja, and at just 15 years old this is only just beginning to drink, with surely a long and illustrious future in front of it.

The wine is offered at a price of £520 for a case of 6x75cl in bond.

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Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is for one case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales..

Best of 2018 Burgundy | The Approachables

Now Burgundy 2018 En Primeur fortnight is almost over we are offering a special selection entitled ‘The Approachables‘. This selection of four cases is perfect for someone looking for wines to drink over the next three to five years, after landing later this year (2020).

The selection contains four of the vintages’ best approachable wines with a six bottle case each of: Chablis, Domaine William Fevre, Auxey-Duresses Blanc ‘Les Crais’, Domaine Pascal Prunier Bonheur, Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Marc Roy and Mercurey Clos La Perrière Villages, Château de Chamilly. The selection is offered at a price of £375 in bond.

BUY THE APPROACHABLES NOW

Stock is currently lying ex cellars in France, wines due to land in the UK by 2021. Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is for four cases (each 6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales..

2018 Bordeaux: some of our favourites from a wonderful vintage

Bordeaux 2018

The 2018 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign has now all but run its course. Neal Martin is due to taste the wines later this year and will likely add his notes and scores to the wines which will surely see interest re-ignited.

We would like to highlight a few outstanding wines which could prove tricky to get hold once they’ve sold out post en-primeur – at all levels and for all budgets. Production was massively reduced at Ch. Angludet who have produced a beautiful 2018, while the 2018 Ch. Beaumont is probably the best ever produced here; a couple of cases for the cellar seems a no-brainer. Ch. Fonplegade will no doubt look cheap at this price in the years to come – top scores, Grand Cru Classé and a reasonable price to boot, all in a vintage where St. Emilion performs admirably. Also in St. Emilion, Ch. Moulin St. Georges, under the same ownership as Ch. Ausone and looked after with the same great care, is once again one of the values of the vintage.

Our new addition, indeed, new Chateau, George 7 in Fronsac have created an exceptional 2018 with their inaugural vintage. Those that have been reading our reports will know how fond we are of St. Estephe in 2018, and it will be difficult to go far wrong with what is, for me, the best Ch. Lafon Rochet ever made. The second wine of Ch. Calon Segur, Marquis de Calon, adorned with the same heart on its sleeve as its bigger sibling, will be superb from the minute it arrives, while Ch. Lilian Ladouys punches well above its price-tag.

A few big hitters remarkably remain too: Ch. Lynch Bages, Cos d’Estournel and Ch. Troplong Mondot will all undoubtedly be harder to get hold of in a couple of years when bottled.

A full list of wines available is here.

Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles unless stated) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales. Read more….

 Vintage Port 2017: New Release

Vintage Port 2017

The magnificent 2017 Port vintage from the Taylor Fladgate Partnership and the Symington Family. 2017 sees the first ever universally declared back to back vintages for the Douro. ‘Nothing less than a spectacular year would have justified the first general ‘back-to-back’ Vintage Port declaration by our family’, report the Symington Family. These are now available to purchase in bond.

The wines are due to arrive in the UK in Autumn 2019. Price shown excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales. Read more….

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