Bordeaux 2019

2019 primeurs

2019 has produced wines that combine richness with precision and balance, along the lines of 2016 or 2010. It promises to be an excellent vintage, especially where the pricing takes note of the current market situation. Eric Boissenot, who consults to most of the major Left Bank properties, says ‘the magic of this vintage is the play of delicacy and power with an impressive natural length’ while at Pichon Lalande they say it has ‘the opulence of 2009, combined to precision and tension of 2010’. The wines show superb depth of fruit combined with good freshness and ripe tannins, the product of a year that had heat but also rain at just the right time. They are full of life with a balance and elegance that is very appealing. It is a year where Cabernet Sauvignon again seems to be dominant, with Petit Verdot also very impressive, due to a long ripening season and a harvest which lasted into October after some beneficial rain in late September. The Right Bank has also been successful with proprietors pointing to the small berries leading to concentrated wines with good aromas and tannins.

The dry whites are promising good depth of flavour combined with freshness while Sauternes looks very exciting due to rain at the right time to promote botrytis.

 

The weather

A dry and warm winter was followed by an early bud break which led to a few problems with frost and millerandage on the Merlots in particular. Warm weather followed leading to a good fruit set and then heat spikes in early July and a little bit of stress on the vines. Fortunately, there was some rain in August which limited this and helped achieve a perfect balance for the vines. The warm weather continued into September with just a bit of rain in September which helped as water was needed but there was no dilution. Overall this was a year with a perfect weather balance which has led to an excellent balance in the wines.

 

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Cellar Cases

Vintage

2019

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case of 12

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£259.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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case of 12

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£672.00

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Vintage

2019

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case of 12

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£185.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Red

Vintage

2019

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Reports from the tasters and journalists suggest that Alter Ego is ‘seductive’ this year...

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case of 6

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£270.00

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Vintage

2019

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Delicious wine. Round and soft with red and blackcurrant fruits offset…

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case of 12

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£156.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Delicious wine. Round and soft with red and blackcurrant fruits offset…

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case of 3

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£145.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Delicious wine. Round and soft with red and blackcurrant fruits offset…

Pack Size

case of 6

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£138.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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One of our favourite wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac with...

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case of 6

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£168.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

An estate growing in stature each vintage, beautifully positioned along...

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case of 6

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£630.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Beloved of the Chinese for its dragon boat motif, this year’s Beychevelle...

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case of 6

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£330.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Really rich and powerful with lovely juicy fruit, black and spicy with complexity and...

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case of 6

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£117.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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A very attractive Cantemerle with a dark inky colour to it, soft fruit, bright and juicy...

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case of 6

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£105.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Chasse-Spleen has been, dare we say it, a little underwhelming in recent years...

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case of 6

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£120.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

The team at Cissac have made a great wine this year. Fresh curranty fruit on the nose…

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case of 12

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£60.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

The team at Cissac have made a great wine this year. Fresh curranty fruit on the nose…

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case of 3

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£57.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

The team at Cissac have made a great wine this year. Fresh curranty fruit on the nose…

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case of 12

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£96.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Neal Martin of Vinous reports that Clerc-Milon from the Mouton stable...

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case of 6

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£312.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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The Wine Advocate has got very excited and announced it as a vinous...

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case of 6

Price

£684.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Another from the Mouton-Rothschild stable, we haven’t tasted but the reports...

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case of 6

Price

£186.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

With Margaux being a bit ‘uneven’ to our mind on the tasting table...

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case of 6

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£219.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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This has more richness and depth than the standard Courlat with good round, soft fruit…

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case of 6

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£54.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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A cracking wine that shone in our tasting. Brimming with cassis, blackcurrant...

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case of 6

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£159.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

The first tasting we did this campaign, as a ‘web interaction’, was with Ducru...

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case of 6

Price

£720.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Claire Villars was delighted to report the best yields from her vineyard in…

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case of 6

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£234.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

The first tasted in a trio from Claire Villars who was one of the leading lights in Bordeaux...

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case of 6

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£150.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Another very good Pomerol and a favourite of Tanners customers over the years...

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case of 6

Price

£249.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Often worthy, this year Ducasse has shone in the sunshine and produced a super...

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case of 6

Price

£138.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

As good as any Left Bank wine we tasted this year, G-P-L is once again a delicious wine…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£270.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

This is packed full of ripe Merlot fruit with plenty of plummy character, soft and juicy, warm and…

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case of 6

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£72.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

More complex Pauillac power and fruit in Claire Villars’ biodynamic wine from a...

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case of 6

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£144.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Juicy and well balanced wine with soft red fruits and ripe, easy tannins...

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case of 6

Price

£93.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Part of the Lafite stable, this is a very fine wine. Critics praise the sublime...

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case of 6

Price

£876.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

We visited in 2018, first time in a long while and were impressed by the thought...

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case of 6

Price

£255.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Juicy black fruit with a hint of rich dried prune and a dash of spice on the nose...

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case of 6

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£54.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Excellent wine with good freshness, juicy cassis fruit with spicy hints...

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case of 6

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£57.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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You can’t miss this property with its bright yellow walls, just up the road from Cos…

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case of 6

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£171.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

A very classy wine with juicy black fruits with touches of violet. Fresh...

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case of 6

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£60.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Often regarded as the lesser sibling of the historic pair of ‘Bartons’...

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case of 6

Price

£177.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Stablemate of Pavie-Macquin, the Thienponts have an equally delicious but rather...

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case of 6

Price

£280.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Super rich wine with layers of blackcurrant fruit, soft and velvety but with acidity…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£105.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Simply lovely. Touch of violet on the nose, then blueberry and blackberry on the…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£324.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Once again almost perfect marks from the Wine Advocate and James Suckling…

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case of 6

Price

£873.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Hints of smoke on the nose mingled with black and red fruits. Really plummy character…

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case of 6

Price

£66.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Critical acclaim from Neal Martin (92-94 points) who has tasted it...

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case of 6

Price

£108.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Part of the Pedesclaux stable which has seen massive investment, we really enjoyed...

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case of 6

Price

£75.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

An impressive Lynch-Moussas to mark 100 years of ownership by the...

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case of 6

Price

£141.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Another great effort from the newest member of the Barton stable – the château…

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case of 6

Price

£67.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Big and full wine with plenty of structure but also rich black...

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case of 6

Price

£48.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Not yet tasted by many, at least Jane Anson of Decanter has been there and reports…

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case of 6

Price

£600.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Such an historic property for us with its connections to the Sichel family going back years...

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case of 6

Price

£999.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Superb balance and breadth on this, a perfectly ripe, well-balanced core of black fruit…

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case of 6

Price

£363.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Wow, what a seductive creation this is. Simply delicious and inviting from...

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case of 6

Price

£295.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Not tasted by us but some excellent scores and remarks have put this right...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£594.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Good soft fruit on the nose, with a big, silky palate full of blackberry...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£72.00

Qty.

 

Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Slightly mixed reviews, Neal Martin a bit cautious while the American critics…

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case of 6

Price

£94.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

You always get lashings of lovely black fruit in Puygueraud and this year sees...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£54.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon has performed really well in places in 2019, no more so than Tanners…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£211.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Dense wine, a touch reserved at the moment but with plenty of body and cassis fruit...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£69.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Dense and inky in colour, chocolatey on the nose and then more density on the palate…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£300.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Cool and sophisticated wine with masses of fruit but perfect balance…

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case of 6

Price

£195.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

Much more Merlot in the second wine makes this ‘second’ ridiculously easy to drink…

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case of 6

Price

£102.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

We really missed our visit to Chevalier this year, and not just because of the fabulous lunch...

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case of 6

Price

£247.50

Qty.

Vintage

2019

Notes

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£726.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Ducru-Beaucaillou's second wine has a wonderfully aromatic side to it...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£169.50

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

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Montrose’s second wine is always a class act, purity and savoury sides to the fruit…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£159.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

The second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is ultra-reliable, well-made and has plenty…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£105.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

The star wine from Jonathan Maltus, the secret being possibly that Le Dôme...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£594.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

With the ‘grand vin’, Calon-Ségur, rarer than hen’s teeth you can at least...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£114.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£168.00

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Spring/Summer 2022

Vintage

2019

Notes

The last wine made by the late-lamented Denis Durantou. Typical of his style...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£63.00

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Vintage

2019

Notes

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£111.00

Qty.

White

Sweet

Vintage

2019

Notes

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£171.00

Qty.

Vintage

2019

Notes

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£156.00

Qty.

Vintage

2019

Notes

93% Semillon, 7% Sauvignon. Ripe, waxy lemon nose, that Sicilian lemon aroma which is quite heady…

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£222.00

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