Left Bank

14Jun 2017

Château Lafite Rothschild has finally released their second tranche (we saw no sight of tranche one as the vast majority négociants sat on their allocations as quantities were tiny!) The combined first & second tranche price translates to a release offer of £2,925.00 IB per case of 6. We are pleased to have taken our […]

12Jun 2017

Unquestionably, one of the great second growths, Château Montrose have released a second tranche @ £750.00 IB per case of 6. Given the resounding praise by all the critics, the first tranche was snapped up incredibly quickly, so we are pleased to have taken 20 cases in the second tranche. 97-99 Points Neal Martin “The […]

12Jun 2017

From a longstanding favourite, Château Pontet Canet, which has been on meteoric form since 2005 and firmly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Châteaux Leoville Las Cases, Cos d’Estournel and Ducru Beaucaillou year-in-year-out and in some vintages competing with the First Growths… Alfred Tesseron and his team have produced a superb wine in 2016 @ £645.00 IB per […]

05Jun 2017

Cult favourite Château Rauzan Ségla 2016 has been in phenomenal form and their 2016 is very special too. Released at the back end of last week @ £367.50 per case of 6, we are pleased to have taken our full allocation. 96-97 James Suckling “A solid red with currant and blackberry character. Full body, soft […]

01Jun 2017

A big announcement today as Château Mouton Rothschild release with one of the most highly anticipated wines of 2016 @ £2,592.00 IB per case of 6. We have taken as much as we can get our hands on and will push for another allocation later in the campaign. All the critics agree, this is a sensational […]

30May 2017

We are now off and running and have taken a position with Château La Mission Haut Brion that was highly recommended @ £1,995.00 IB per case of 6. 98-100 Neal Martin “The 2016 La Mission Haut Brion is a blend of 57.5% Merlot and 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 19 September and 14 October, one […]

20Jun 2016

As the campaign draws to a close, Château Lafite releases their 2015 @ £4,350.00 IB per case, which represents circa 20% decrease against the ‘06, ‘07 and 2008 vintages and £2,000.00 per case cheaper than the ‘05, ‘09 and 2010 vintages. 97-98 James Suckling “Here is a Lafite with lots of muscle and tone. Very […]

15Jun 2016

The 100 Point Château La Mission Haut Brion needs no introduction and we have picked up 10 cases @ £3,150.00 IB per case. Suckling 100 “The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. […]

09Jun 2016

Cos d’Estournel is the first property you come to as you leave Pauillac, with its vineyards bordering those of Chateau Lafite Rothschild. The quality of the terroir has never been in doubt and the quality of the wines in recent vintages, including the Parker 100 point 2009, has been very impressive. One of the great […]

07Jun 2016

One of the best Pessac-Léognan wines of 2015, Château Haut Bailly was bought @ £720.00 IB per case. Only very small quantities were available. James Suckling awards 98-99 placing this above the First Growth Château Haut Brion, whereas Neal Martin scores 95-97, placing it on-par with Domaine Chevalier ‘Rouge (A ‘must buy’) and Smith Haut […]

03Jun 2016

Domaine de Chevalier has released their ‘Rouge’ @ £460.00 IB per case. This is clearly the ‘best’ buy from the Graves and so we have taken a position on this fantastic wine. Neal Martin awards 95-97, the same scores as Pape Clement and Smith Haut Lafitte, which sold incredibly well @ £625.00 IB per case. […]

19May 2016

Just released and without doubt one of the must-buy wines of the campaign so far: 2015 Chateau Giscours. This is especially exciting given how well the wines of the Margaux appellation performed in 2015. The critics were lining up to heap praise on this particular effort, with Neal Martin giving it the highest potential score […]

19May 2016

After the big release of Pontet Canet yesterday, I am sure you have seen the enthusiasm around Château Leoville Barton, which we have taken a position on 30 cases @ £580.00 IB per case. Every UK wine merchant is highly recommending it. Score: 94/96 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016 The 2015 Leoville Barton […]

18May 2016

The busiest day of the campaign for us so far – as we start with some of the big boys. BIG NEWS, Château Pontet Canet, which has been on meteoric form since 2005 and firmly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Châteaux Leoville Las Cases, Cos d’Estournel and Ducru Beaucaillou year-in-year-out and in some vintages competing with the […]

10May 2016

This morning starts with the superb Margaux property, Château Malescot Exupéry, which we are delighted to have picked up this superb and highly recommend wine @ £370.00 IB per case. James Suckling awards an astonishing 97-98 and believes that this may be “better than the legendary 2009” which sells for £640.00 IB per case. Neal […]