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2020 Bordeaux Pre-Arrival

For all the challenges faced by vignerons and winemakers from Bordeaux during 2020, it could be seen as a miracle anything was produced at all, let alone wines at the extremely high quality level seemingly waiting in barrel now. Certainly the weather presented its usual challenges of heat and drought, mid-season rain and mildew pressure, and the odd thunderstorm, but if you add in the uncertainty of lockdowns and availability of labour at harvest, there were no doubt many sweating on the result of the year. Thankfully for most they look to have navigated 2020 well, and are now able to offer what is the third vintage in a row of exceptional quality wines.

“Many of the reds of 2020 are at the same quality level as highly regarded bottles from the already coveted 2019 and 2018. It may be the first time in the history of Bordeaux that we have a trilogy of super vintages." - James Suckling

Professional reviews suggest 2020 will be a year to rival the stunning wines produced in both 2018 and 2019. Although 2020 was another warm to hot year, stylistically there is ample freshness, with many wines from the Left Bank comparable to those of 2019. In contrast, the Right Bank wines, and especially those of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, show a greater resemblance to the powerful and seductive wines of 2018. Certainly an appetizing prospect for lovers of both camps.

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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Gloria Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $81. 99 Bottle
    $983.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Opaque purple-black colored, the 2020 Gloria comes soaring out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums and blueberry compote, followed by suggestions of powdered cinnamon, cedar chest and menthol, plus a waft of graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate is completely coated with juicy black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, aging for approximately 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. The alcohol is 13.3%.
    92-94 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

    The 2020 Gloria has an intense nose of penetrating blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and crushed stone aromas. After 20 minutes, this just blossoms in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and just a touch of espresso and orange peel toward the finish, which remains taught and focused. What a wonderful Gloria! This might actually surpass its sibling, Château St. Pierre, this year.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Very focused and poised with blackberry, blackcurrant and graphite character. It’s full-to medium-bodied with racy tannins and a long, dynamic finish. Will be interesting to see if 2020 is better than 2019.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    Playing in the same class as the 2016, 2018, and 2019, the 2020 Château Gloria reveals a vivid purple hue as well beautiful blue fruits intermixed with gravelly earth, graphite, and crushed stone. I was able to taste this on two separate occasions and it was brilliant both times, offering medium to full-bodied richness and a powerful yet weightless mouthfeel as well as silky tannins. It also has a terrific sense of freshness. It will drink well relatively young yet keep for two decades.
    93-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $64. 99 Bottle
    $779.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2020 Grand Corbin-Despagne has a deep purple-black color and pronounced plum preserves, blackberry pie and cedar chest notes, with underlying hints of sandalwood, pencil lead and garrigue, with a waft of tobacco leaf. The medium to full-bodied palate is wearing a lot of oak at this stage, lending a chewiness to the tannins and somewhat swamping the pretty black fruit flavors, finishing long and spicy. It may take a little longer to come around than some other 2020s, but it should be worth the wait.
    92-94+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

    The 2020 Grand Corbin-Despagne is one of the most elegant, polished vintages I can remember tasting. Silky and beautifully perfumed, the 2020 is all class. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries and licorice grace this wonderfully classy Saint-Émilion.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    Attractive black-olive and spice aromas and flavors. Medium body. Medium chewy tannins. Fine-grained texture at the end with lots of black pepper, white pepper and iron.
    93-94 points
    James Suckling

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Grand Mayne Pre-Arrival Offer
    Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Grand Mayne slowly unfurls in the glass to reveal gorgeous notions of ripe black plums, dark chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry pie, plus hints of licorice, cracked black pepper and unsmoked cigars with a touch of tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of rich black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and beautifully perfumed.
    93-95+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

    The 2020 Grand Mayne is focused and delineated on a nose that offers plenty of finely chiseled scents of black cherry, bilberry, crushed rock and incense, opulent but beautifully controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe black fruit on the entry, and laced with graphite, touches of tobacco and minerals. From beginning to end, this 2020 displays wonderful tension, and there is a sense of refinement on the finish that I think has only manifested in vintages of Grand Mayne over the last 5–6 years. This delivers, or perhaps overdelivers considering the price.
    93-95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The 2020 Grand Mayne is a powerful, tannic wine. It will be interesting to see if the tannins soften. Even in the early going, the 2020 has a lot of promise. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, new leather, cedar, mint, rose petal and mocha come to life with a bit of time. The 2020 is a gorgeous wine.
    92-94 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    The 2020 Grand Puy Ducasse is a wonderful effort from this Pauillac that has always threatened to pulls its socks up. The nose is crisp and focused, featuring vivacious black fruit, cedar and light minty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and very well-judged acidity, taut at first but fanning out in a sophisticated fashion that I have not noticed on a Grand Puy Ducasse before. This might well be the dark horse of Pauillac. Chapeau! Tasted three times with consistent notes.
    94-96 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    Beautiful richness and depth, offering plums, berries and redcurrants with some walnut and hazelnut undertones. It’s full-bodied and layered. Flavorful finish. One of the best ever.
    94-95 points
    James Suckling

    The deep, inky-hued 2020 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse has a seriously impressive, balanced, full-bodied, structured style that's going to reward patience. Pure crème de cassis, black raspberry, graphite, lead pencil, and spring flower notes all define the bouquet, and it has plenty of background oak, a dense, chewy mid-palate, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It's going to need to be forgotten for 7-8 years but will evolve for 30 years or more.
    93-96 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Dark in color with a nose that quickly displays its cedar, tobacco leaf, thyme, smoke and black currant character, the wine is full-bodied and fleshy with salty tannins and a finish loaded with savory creme de cassis and a touch of chocolate. The wine is rich, supple, long, fresh and delivers a serious depth of flavor and character. This is a top vintage for Grand Puy Ducasse that will age for 3 decades with ease.
    92-94 points
    Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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    2020 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pre-Arrival Offer
    Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $153. 00 Bottle
    $1836.00 Dozen
    Closure: Cork

    A truly classic, age worthy style of wine from Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of those Fifth Growth wines that shine in great years, rivalling the very best from the region. This is most recently seen in the pairs of 2009/2010 and 2015/2016. Currently plantings on the 55 hectare estate are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.

    Other Reviews....
    The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a very refined, almost understated bouquet at first, but it opens in glorious fashion to offer precise blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, crushed stone and wild mint, gaining intensity at its own pace. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, a keen thread of acidity, layers of intense black fruit and quite a spicy, vibrant and certainly persistent finish. This is a brilliant GPL from the Borie family.
    95-97 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is an explosive, vibrant Pauillac. The bouquet alone is captivating. Lavender, grilled herbs, menthol, chocolate and crème de cassis all race out of the glass. A wine of vertical structure and precision, the 2020 is a total stunner. It simply dazzles from start to finish.
    93-96 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    This full-bodied red builds on the palate in a fantastic way with tight, compact tannins that grow and grow on the finish. Plenty of blackcurrant and graphite character and a flavorful finish. Same level as the excellent 2016.
    96-97 points
    James Suckling

    The 2020 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a more fleshy, textured Pauillac that still plays in the concentrated, focused, structured style of the vintage. Ripe black cherries, currants, toasty oak, chocolate, and tobacco leaf notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, richly textured 2020 that has velvety tannins, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 20-25 years or so.
    92-95 points
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Dark garnet in hue, the wine comes alive with its aromatic display of peppery, savory cassis, cigar box, forest floor and herbs. Concentrated, ripe, round and with richness and flesh, the big, juicy gulp of chewy cassis in the endnote is exactly what I was looking for. Wait 8-9 years and enjoy it over the next 2-3 decades after that.
    94-96 points
    Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

    Enjoyable, powerful, concentrated, not the most generous of GPLs but they have captured the essence of Pauillac, and it's hard to resist. Sappy juicy finish, full of cassis, mint leaf and pencil lead along the way with a clear tightness to the tannic frame. A yield of 31hl/ha. 75% new oak for barrel ageing.
    95 points
    Jane Anson - Decanter

    Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

    1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
    2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
    3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
    4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
    5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
    6. Errors and omissions excepted.
    7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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      2020 Chateau Grand Village Pre-Arrival Offer
      Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux, FRANCE
      $41. 99 Bottle
      $503.88 Dozen
      Closure: Cork

      Given they are under the same ownership of the Guinaudau family, Chateau Grand Village is often referred to as Chateau Lafleur’s second vineyard. The estate has been owned by the Guinaudau’s relatives for hundreds of years, however it was not until the year 2000 that they began to produce wine themselves from the property. Situated on the edge of the Fronsac region and classified as Bordeaux Superieur, the vineyard is planted to 79% Merlot and 21% Bouchets (Cabernet Franc). The terroir is similar to Saint Emilion with its mix of calcisol going down a foot or so to a bedrock mostly made up of asteria limestone. At Grand Village, they practice many of the same techniques employed at Lafleur, including pruning and de-budding adapted to each vine plant, crop thinning in summer and de-leafing. The grapes are picked by hand, followed by very careful sorting and selection. Grand Village also produces a white wine from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Semillon (15%), from a 5 acre plot.

      Other Reviews....
      The 2020 Grand Village is a blend of 21% Cabernet Franc and 79% Merlot, matured in 30% new oak. It has a well-defined bouquet of pure black cherries, cassis, iris flower and touches of crushed stone, all very sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins and fine backbone and salinity. Tightly wound with touches of brine toward the vivid finish. One of the best Grand Village vintages that I have encountered from barrel.
      90-92 points
      Neal Martin - Vinous

      Sinewy, saline, finely-boned and full of peony florals and supple raspberry fruits. You are not getting the typical Bordeaux wine, it has a serious feel and is even a little bit aloof at this point. Dark fruits, tobacco leaf and flowers - you see the sculpting hand of the winemakers, teasing out the clay-limestone freshness from the soils. An unmissable value wine in the vintage. No frost here in 2021. All the Bouchet (Cabernet Franc) at Grand Village is from massal selection at this point. Drinking Window 2023 - 2034.
      92 points
      Jane Anson - Decanter

      Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

      1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

      2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

      3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.

      4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.

      5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.

      6. Errors and omissions excepted.

      7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.

        2020 Chateau Grand Village Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
        Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $47. 99 Bottle
        $575.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Given they are under the same ownership of the Guinaudau family, Chateau Grand Village is often referred to as Chateau Lafleur’s second vineyard. The estate has been owned by the Guinaudau’s relatives for hundreds of years, however it was not until the year 2000 that they began to produce wine themselves from the property. Situated on the edge of the Fronsac region and classified as Bordeaux Superieur, the vineyard is planted to 79% Merlot and 21% Bouchets (Cabernet Franc). The terroir is similar to Saint Emilion with its mix of calcisol going down a foot or so to a bedrock mostly made up of asteria limestone. At Grand Village, they practice many of the same techniques employed at Lafleur, including pruning and de-budding adapted to each vine plant, crop thinning in summer and de-leafing. The grapes are picked by hand, followed by very careful sorting and selection. Grand Village also produces a white wine from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Semillon (15%), from a 5 acre plot.

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.

        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.

        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.

        6. Errors and omissions excepted.

        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.

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        2020 Chateau Gruaud Larose Pre-Arrival Offer
        Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $175. 00 Bottle
        $2100.00 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        Elegant yet driven with gentle power, nothing going overboard or trying too hard. This takes a beat, then it comes strongly - evident spice and flesh, full of raspberry, blueberry, blackcurrant pastille, fennel, hawthorn and liquorice. The tannins build up through the palate and press in on the final moments. Virginie Salette winemaker since 2017. A yield of 32hl/ha. Vinify at around 22-23°C, so an extremely low and slow extraction. Harvest was from September 14 to 29. A big shouldered St-Julien but with a wide nuance of flavours.
        95 points
        Jane Anson - Decanter

        79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample.
        Highest percentage yet of Cabernet in the blend. Fruit-driven and structured. Plenty of drive from the word go. Builds on the palate in persistent fashion, the refined tannins giving a long linear flow. Lovely fruit. Delicious now but has ageing potential.
        17.5/20 points
        James Lawther MW - jancisrobinson.com

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
        6. Errors and omissions excepted.
        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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        2020 Chateau Guiraud (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
        Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $47. 99 Bottle
        $575.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Guiraud is fabulous. Usually a more opulent wine, the 2020 impresses with its translucent personality. Orange confit, apricot preserves, chamomile and dried flowers all develop in the glass. I very much like the energy here. A classy, impressive wine.
        93-95 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid.
        94-95 points
        James Suckling

        Roasted nuts, pears, pineapple, white peach, mango and honeysuckle make a gorgeous perfume. On the palate the wine shines with its perfect balance between all the decadently sweet pineapples and candied apricots coated with honey, and ample refreshing acidity keeping everything balanced between sweet and fresh.
        93-95 points
        Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

        This is hugely appealing. Fleshy and exotic, with saffron and cinnamon, luscious and rich in a way that is a little atypical for the signature of Guiraud - you feel the concentration of the vintage, although the necessary lift on the finish comes in through white pepper spice, fennel, white pear and passion fruit. 2020 is the 10th vintage to be certified as organic. A yield of 8.3hl/ha, fermented and aged in 90% new oak.
        94 points
        Jane Anson - Decanter

        Full bottle 1,360 g. Undated cask sample. 65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Organic certification since 2011. Yield just 8.32 hl/ha. Fermentation and ageing in oak barrels (90% new) for 18 to 24 months.
        Very introvert aromatically at the moment although there is a bit of botrytis on the palate. Waxy, round texture and really pretty sweet. Lots of interest here.
        16.5+/20 points
        Jancis Robinson MW

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
        6. Errors and omissions excepted.
        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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        2020 Chateau Guiraud Pre-Arrival Offer
        Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $95. 99 Bottle
        $1151.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Guiraud is fabulous. Usually a more opulent wine, the 2020 impresses with its translucent personality. Orange confit, apricot preserves, chamomile and dried flowers all develop in the glass. I very much like the energy here. A classy, impressive wine.
        93-95 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid.
        94-95 points
        James Suckling

        Roasted nuts, pears, pineapple, white peach, mango and honeysuckle make a gorgeous perfume. On the palate the wine shines with its perfect balance between all the decadently sweet pineapples and candied apricots coated with honey, and ample refreshing acidity keeping everything balanced between sweet and fresh.
        93-95 points
        Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

        This is hugely appealing. Fleshy and exotic, with saffron and cinnamon, luscious and rich in a way that is a little atypical for the signature of Guiraud - you feel the concentration of the vintage, although the necessary lift on the finish comes in through white pepper spice, fennel, white pear and passion fruit. 2020 is the 10th vintage to be certified as organic. A yield of 8.3hl/ha, fermented and aged in 90% new oak.
        94 points
        Jane Anson - Decanter

        Full bottle 1,360 g. Undated cask sample. 65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Organic certification since 2011. Yield just 8.32 hl/ha. Fermentation and ageing in oak barrels (90% new) for 18 to 24 months.
        Very introvert aromatically at the moment although there is a bit of botrytis on the palate. Waxy, round texture and really pretty sweet. Lots of interest here.
        16.5+/20 points
        Jancis Robinson MW

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
        6. Errors and omissions excepted.
        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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        • Nick's Import
        2020 Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pre-Arrival Offer
        Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $81. 99 Bottle
        $983.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Haut-Bages Libéral is a powerhouse in its first impression. Veins of bright mineral notes give the 2020 its textural feel and persistence. Bright red fruit, cedar, dried flowers, mint, spice and sweet tobacco. Time in the glass brings out very pretty floral notes that add finesse and considerable aromatic presence.
        93-95 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        Unique character to this with mushroom, wet-earth, spice, and black-tea character on the nose and palate. It’s full and layered with chewy tannins that are plush and pure. Rose-bush and bark undertones to the fruit. Old merlot vines showing through! 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification.
        95-96 points
        James Suckling

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
        6. Errors and omissions excepted.
        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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        • Nick's Import
        2020 Chateau Haut Bergey Pre-Arrival Offer
        Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $41. 99 Bottle
        $503.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Haut Bergey strides out of the glass with notes of stewed black and red plums, baked blackberries and Morello cherries, plus touches of tar, unsmoked cigars and charcuterie with a touch of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate has a pleasant chewiness and just enough freshness to frame the black fruit layers, finishing long and savory.
        88-90 points
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

        Lots of crushed stone and blackberry with some walnut and mushroom. Dried-earth undertone. Medium-to full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and a savory finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Demeter certification.
        93-94 points
        James Suckling

        Full bottle just 1,260 g. Demeter certified. Cask sample taken 2 April. 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. Average yield was just 18 hl/ha. Aged for 16 months in 300-litre barrels and a 3,000-litre wooden tun.
        Blackish, concentrated crimson. High-toned nose suggests some subtlety. Lovely supple palate entry – very beguiling and distinctive. Lots of freshness and terroir expression here. The tannins are so ripe you hardly notice them; they creep up on you only at the end. This definitely treads its own path, and delivers what one might call new bordeaux with a fan of subtle flavours at the end. Chapeau.
        17/20 points
        Jancis Robinson MW

        Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

        1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
        2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
        3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
        4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2023.
        5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
        6. Errors and omissions excepted.
        7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.
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        • Nick's Import
        2020 Chateau Haut Carles Pre-Arrival Offer
        Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $49. 99 Bottle
        $599.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Haut-Carles is wonderfully fleshy and succulent right out of the gate. Black cherry, mocha, chocolate and spice give this open-knit, racy Fronsac tons of appeal. Dense and creamy, the Haut-Carles has a lot going on.
        90-92 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        Blackberry and blueberry with white-pepper and black-olive character. It’s full-bodied, yet refined and polished. Racy.
        93-94 points
        James Suckling

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        2020 Chateau Haut-Bailly Pre-Arrival Offer
        Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $290. 00 Bottle
        $3480.00 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Based in Pessac-Leognan on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Bailly has 30 hectares under vine planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. As it is only recently that the wines have truly excelled, with knock out wines in 2005/2009/2010/2015/2016, they are one of the best values in Bordeaux, but also one of the hardest to find.

        Other Reviews....
        A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2020 Haut-Bailly was harvested from the 9th to 25th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.3%. Deep purple-black in color, it prances out of the glass with naturally beautiful notions of fresh black cherries, violets, mulberries and boysenberries, giving way to hints of redcurrant jelly, star anise, tilled soil and menthol. The medium to full-bodied palate is delicately crafted with velvety/grainy tannins and fantastic freshness framing the perfumed red and black berry layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant-earth note.
        96-98+ points
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

        Deep, rich and explosive, the 2020 Haut-Bailly is magnificent from the very first taste. Dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and spice give the 2020 a level of unctuousness that is absolutely thrilling. Readers should be patient, as the 2020 is going to need time to come around. Yields are down 25% from 2019, and that richness comes through loud and clear.
        95-97 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        This has incredible power and drive with blackberry, black olive and graphite. It’s full-bodied, yet dynamic and agile, with so much polished and muscular tannin. Yet, it remains in harmony and balance. So much character. The head of the chateau calls it diabolical beauty. 25% less production than the 2019. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot.
        99-100 points
        James Suckling

        A legendary Haut-Bailly in the making, the 2020 sports a dense purple color to go with powerful notes of blackcurrants, black cherries, scorched earth, and graphite. Reminding me of the 2010, it takes plenty of air to show at its best yet is full-bodied, has a seamless texture, massive of ultra-fine tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish. It's one of the most structured, powerful Haut-Bailly I've ever tasted, yet it still has the classic elegance, nuance, and length of this terrific terroir. It will need 5-7 years (or more) of bottle age but will have 50 years of overall longevity. The 2020 is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 3% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
        96-98+ points
        Jeb Dunnuck

        Deeply colored, the wine explodes with fresh flowers, tobacco leaf, cigar box, currants, blackberry, Allspice, licorice, savory herbs and smoke aromas. On the palate, the wine is intense, balanced, silky and refined. The fruits express purity, harmony, length and complexity, finishing with layers of currants, blackberry, herbs, pepper and plums that hold your focus for at least 50 seconds. Give this at least 10-12 years of age. It will evolve and provide sensuous tasting for at least 25 or more years after that. The wine blends 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc., 14.3% ABV, pH 3.9. The harvest took place September 9 to September 25. The Grand Vin was produced from 60% of the harvest. 2020 was the first vintage produced in their new cellars.
        97-99 points
        Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

        Rich in texture and colour, this has clear layers and complexity, a wine that you want to take your time with, slow down and enjoy. One that will take its time to age also. This has a precision and a clarity to the aromatics, and a gentle buzz of minerality that gives a physical reaction in the mouth. Less exuberant than the 2018 or 2019, making this a vintage that suits the style of Haut-Bailly. A slight austerity to the tannins on the finish gives a blueberry redcurrant edge. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend (now around eight years old), usually co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes with Cabernet Franc). IPT similar to 2016, 2010, 2005, but with a softness that comes from extremely ripe tannins. Strong potential for upscoring when it bottle.
        96 points
        Jane Anson - Decanter

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        2020 Chateau Haut-Brion Pre-Arrival Offer
        Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $1275. 00 Bottle
        $15300.00 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Long before the 1855 classification of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Brion were renowned for their quality and style. When Thomas Jefferson visited the region in 1787 he noted the quality of wines in the area, creating his own hierarchy that listed Chateau Haut-Brion along with Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux, and Chateau Lafite and the finest wines of Bordeaux. This same elite group were later given First Growth status, and Haut-Brion remains the only estate outside of the Medoc to claim this honour.
        Located near the city of Bordeaux, the 48 hectare Chateau Haut-Brion vineyard is planted to 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot for the reds, while the whites are a mix of 51% Semillon and 49% Sauvignon Blanc.

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Haut-Brion is a blend of 42.8% Merlot, 39.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.5% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 7th to 29th September, with an estimated alcohol of 15% and a pH of 3.8. Opaque purple-black colored, it leaps from the glass with a first wave of vibrant black raspberries, ripe blackberries and mulberries scents, followed by a powerful core of warm cassis, dark chocolate and violets, before bursting into an array of crushed rocks, iron ore, tree bark and black truffles notes. The concentrated, densely packed, full-bodied palate is not in the least bit heavy, delivering a refreshing backbone of red berry and dried herbs suggestions, framed by seamless acidity and very finely grained tannins, finishing on an epically long, fragrant earth note. Simply stunning.
        98-100 points
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

        The 2020 Haut-Brion is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year. Substance, depth and textural intensity elevate Haut-Brion into the realm of the sublime in 2020. All the elements are so wonderfully balanced. Inky dark fruit, gravel, lavender, violet and dark spice build as the 2020 gradually opens with some aeration. Wow.
        97-99 points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        This is a superb Haut-Brion with incredible tannins that are wonderfully fine-grained. It’s really powerful. This is very primary with so much grape-generated tannin structure. Very, very long, going on for minutes. Seductive and friendly at the start and then takes you on at the finish with so much structure. Wine of the vintage?
        100 points
        James Suckling

        Unquestionably one of the top wines in this impressive vintage, the 2020 Château Haut-Brion checks in as 42.8% Merlot, 39.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Cabernet Franc, all of which will spend 15-18 months in 77% new French oak. Its deep purple color is followed by a thrilling nose of mineral-laced blackcurrants, black raspberries, toast, spice, scorched earth, and graphite. Possessing an almost Lafite-like elegance on the palate, it nevertheless has huge dry extract, full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and beautiful tannins. Per the spec sheet, the alcohol is an estimated 15% with a pH of 3.78, so it’s no shrinking violet, yet it never shows a hint of headiness or being over the top. I finished my note with “Where can I buy some?” I suspect this wine will require a solid decade to hit the early stages of maturity and will be a 30-, 40-, or possibly a 50-year wine.
        98-100 points
        Jeb Dunnuck

        Dark, ruby, garnet in color, the wine exudes cedar, cigar box, tobacco leaf, smoke, roasted cherries, herbs, spice box and forest floor scents. What is amazing here is the incredible level of density, because it is also light on its feet, perfectly balanced, poised and energetic. Texturally, this is surreal. Picture velvet and polished silk on your palate coating each berry. The fruit offers intensity, purity and length, with a finish that exceeds 60 seconds. The seamless finish could put a smile on the most jaded taster. Do not be concerned with the alcohol levels as there is no heat. All of that is buried in the wealth of fruit. If you have the money, this is one of the great vintages of Haut Brion that promises to evolve for at least 4-5 decades with ease. The wine blends 42.8% Merlot, 39.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.5% Cabernet Franc, 15% ABV. Harvesting took place September 7-September 29.
        98-100 points
        Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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        2020 Chateau Haut-Brisson Pre-Arrival Offer
        Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $49. 99 Bottle
        $599.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        Composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Haut-Brisson has an alcohol of 13.8% and a pH of 3.65. It is being aged in French oak barrels, 35% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it hits the ground running with open-knit notes of baked black cherries, mulberries and preserved plums, plus suggestions of chargrill, star anise and tar, with a touch of menthol. The medium-bodied palate practically quivers with tension, matched by a firm, grainy texture to support the intense crunchy black fruits, finishing long and savory.
        90-92 points
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

        The 2020 Haut-Brisson is deep, fleshy and totally seductive. Inky dark fruit, plum, chocolate, leather, gravel and cloves all build as this sumptuous, opulent Saint-Émilion shows off its curves. Flamboyant and silky, the 2020 is wonderfully immediate but also has the energy to drink well for a number of years to come. This is one of the most pure, vibrant Haut-Brissons I can remember tasting.
        92-94+ points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        This is very linear and tight with beautifully crafted tannins that give a long, intense and energetic finish. The mid-palate is tight and poised.
        94-95 points
        James Suckling

        Checking in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Château Haut-Brisson brings some serious fruit, offering a monster nose of chocolate-covered blueberries, iron, tobacco, and candied violet aromas and flavors. Rich and full-bodied, it has ripe tannins and outstanding length. It pushes on the ripeness scale, yet I've no doubt it's going to show more freshness and elegance from bottle.
        92-94 points
        Jeb Dunnuck

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        2020 Chateau Haut-Marbuzet Pre-Arrival Offer
        Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
        $84. 99 Bottle
        $1019.88 Dozen
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2020 Haut-Marbuzet has a more attractive bouquet than the previous two vintage, featuring perfumed black currant, wild hedgerow, blueberry and a touch of India ink – the kind of aromatics that I associate with this property. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Very pure and velvety-smooth toward the finish. This is the best wine I have tasted from Haut-Marbuzet in several years.
        92-94 points
        Neal Martin - Vinous

        An excellent Haut-Marbuzet with blackberry and currant character, but more importantly a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins that are polished and gorgeous. It’s all here now, ready for wonderful development in barrel.
        95-96 points
        James Suckling

        A little gem of a wine, the 2020 Château Haut-Marbuzet boasts a deep purple color as well as medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, blackcurrants, tobacco, and damp earth. It’s ripe, rounded, and pure on the palate, with wonderful precision and freshness as well as silky tannins. It’s worth seeking out.
        91-93 points
        Jeb Dunnuck

        Dark in color, the wine offers notes of coffee bean, cherries, smoke, spice and peppery herbs. Medium/full-bodied, with a strong oak presence that accompanies the round textures and all the herbs, spices and fruits. The wine ends with a savory character on top of the espresso tinged finish. The oak is still quite present, so give it time to come around. If it integrates, this will be a better wine.
        91-93 points
        Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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          2020 Chateau Hosanna Pre-Arrival Offer
          Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $290. 00 Bottle
          $3480.00 Dozen
          Closure: Cork

          Other Reviews....
          Sporting an opaque purple-black color, the 2020 Hosanna gallops out of the glass with bright, vivacious scents of crushed black and red plums, mulberries and redcurrant jelly, leading to underlying scents of powdered cinnamon, lilacs, pencil shavings and damp slate with a hint of wild sage. The medium to full-bodied palate is exquisitely constructed, giving lots of nuanced, tightly wound black fruits and earthy layers with a fine-grained texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
          96-98 points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

          The 2020 Hosanna has a wonderful, compelling bouquet of deep and alluring scents of blackberry, raspberry, dried iris and incense, plus a subtle minerally element that becomes more prominent with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with superb grip and density. The wine just fills the mouth (as banal as that sounds), but it has incredible volume and depth. Clockwork precision on the finish, which maintains great freshness, but this is clearly a Hosanna that will benefit from a decade in the cellar.
          95-97 points
          Neal Martin - Vinous

          This shows very intense, old-vine character with bark, black mushroom and dark fruit. Full-bodied and creamy with unique flavors of earth and fruit. Layered and soulful. The best Hosanna ever? Merlot and cabernet franc. 45% from old vines, dating from the late 1950s.
          99-100 points
          James Suckling

          The 2020 Château Hosanna is up there with the crème de la crème of the appellation and is a true gem. Awesome cassis, candied violets, truffle, chocolate, and underbrush-like notes define the bouquet, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, silky texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a rock star of a finish. This is another magical Pomerol from the Moueix family that you couldn't have enough of.
          96-98 points
          Jeb Dunnuck

          Dark in color, the wine is loaded with truffle, flowers, black and blue fruits and spice. Full-bodied with a serious depth of flavor, the wine is rich, supple, silky, long and intense. With the texture of velvet, the perfectly ripe, sweet, plums, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and dark cocoa holds on to your palate for at least 50 seconds. The purity here is just great. Give it a decade in the cellar and this will be a beauty. Clearly, this is the finest vintage of Hosanna ever produced.
          97-99 points
          Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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          2020 Chateau Joanin Becot Pre-Arrival Offer
          Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $39. 99 Bottle
          $479.88 Dozen
          Closure: Cork

          Other Reviews....
          The 2020 Joanin Becot has a deep purple-black color and fragrant notions of Morello cherries, black raspberries, stewed plums and violets, with hints of cardamom and Sichuan pepper, plus a touch of forest floor. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy, delivering compelling freshness and a beautifully harmonious finish.
          90-92 points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

          This is very spicy with lots of crushed sea salt and cloves. Dark fruit, chocolate and blackberries. Very round, yet chewy. A luxurious red from this appellation. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.
          92-93 points
          James Suckling

          The combination of fresh, savory, spiced fruits, plums, mint and cherries is great from the get-go. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and pure, with a beautiful sweetness to fruits on the mid-palate, the wine ends with gentle polished kirsch and juicy plums. The wine is made from blending 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is clearly a new level of quality for Joanin Becot.
          92-94 points
          Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

          Full of life, with a blueberry coulis burst on the attack and raspberry leaf edging. Some austerity to the tannins, but settles in to the glass, and this should be ready to go within a year or two of bottling. A yield of 20hl/ha, low mainly from the hail at the end of May rather than the drought. They lost around 40% of the vineyard (also why less Cabernet Franc is in the blend than usual). Consultant Thomas Duclos, technical director Jean de Cornuaud. The estate is located in St-Philippe d'Aiguilhe, with a cooler terroir than Beausejour Becot, meaning harvest here was September 19th to October 9th.
          92 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

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          2020 Chateau Kirwan Pre-Arrival Offer
          Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $91. 99 Bottle
          $1103.88 Dozen
          Closure: Cork

          Other Reviews....
          Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Kirwan prances out of the glass with pretty scents of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and Morello cherries, followed by hints of lavender, black tea and dried Provence herbs, with a touch of tree bark. The medium-bodied palate has fantastic tension and fine-grained tannins framing the tightly wound red fruit and savory layers, finishing long and refreshing.
          91-93+ points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

          Extremely exotic on the nose with crushed blackcurrants, raspberries and peaches, following through to a full-bodied palate with wonderful, refined tannins that are creamy and velvety in texture. Very long and persistent with a caressing finish. Best of the trilogy?
          94-95 points
          James Suckling

          The deep purple 2020 Château Kirwan offers a rocking bouquet of jammy blackberries, blueberries, violets, cedary oak, and sappy flowers. Playing in the medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated end of the spectrum, on the palate it shows the more focused and elegant style of the vintage, with wonderful tannins and impressive purity of fruit. This is another strong showing by Château Kirwan that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and have more than two decades of longevity.
          92-94 points
          Jeb Dunnuck

          With a gorgeous depth of color, licorice, tobacco leaf, boysenberry, black plum, espresso and floral nuances come to the surface easily. Silky, refined, sweet and vibrant, the fruit lingers on the palate all the way through to the earth, spice and cocoa packed finish. This is already quite expressive and should be just great with 6 years or so of aging.
          92-94 points
          Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

          Classic and powerful with plenty of architectural features giving angles and walls as the wine stretches out. This has confidence and juice, but lacks exuberance. The tannins are pretty high, there is some chewiness, a little austere, it will benefit from softening over ageing. 7% Petit Verdot completes the blend. A yield of 33hl/ha.
          92 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

          Full bottle 1,355 g. Cask sample taken 6 April. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot.
          Black core with purplish rim. Intense blackcurrant aroma and a lovely lift from all that Cab Franc – lively dark-red fruits. Juicy, bright and yet well structured. Complete, harmonious and fresh. Not a blockbuster but all in proportion.
          17/20 points
          Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com

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          2020 Chateau L'Evangile Pre-Arrival Offer
          Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $540. 00 Bottle
          $6480.00 Dozen
          Closure: Cork

          Long considered one of the top three wines of Pomerol (along with Petrus and Vieux
          Chateau Certan), Chateau L’Evangile is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and
          produce a full bodied, rich, opulent, and long lived wine. The Chateau is under the same
          ownership as Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

          Other Reviews....
          Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 L'Evangile rolls effortlessly out of the glass with
          notions of mulberries, black raspberries and stewed red and black plums, plus suggestions
          of Indian spices, dusty soil and violets with a touch of iron ore. The medium to full-
          bodied palate possesses compelling freshness and a fine-grained texture to support the
          muscular black and red fruits, finishing long and earthy. This 2020 blend of 88% Merlot
          and 12% Cabernet Franc has an alcohol of 14.5% and a pH of 3.8.
          96-98+ points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

          The 2020 L'Évangile is fabulous. Aromatic, deep and fleshy, with magnificent purity of
          fruit, L'Évangile dazzles right out of the gate. Bright Franc aromatics add striking lift
          as well as vibrancy that carries through to the long, delineated finish. There is an
          energy to the 2020 that is palpable. Harvest for the Merlot began on September 3, ahead
          of a heat wave that was forecast, and wrapped up on the 14th for the Merlot and the 21st
          for the Franc. That approach worked so well here. In the past, L'Évangile and Lafite-
          Rothschild were very different stylistically, but that seems to be changing now that
          Saskia de Rothschild is spending a great deal of her time in Pomerol with the new
          winemaking team. The estate, certified biodynamic as of 2021, has been pursuing a more
          refined approach for a few years, but 2020 is the first recent vintage where the
          personality of the year seems to have aligned especially well with the current thinking
          here. The 2020 L'Évangile is easily the most Lafite-like L'Évangile I have ever tasted.
          Don't miss it!
          95-97 points
          Antonio Galloni - Vinous

          This is so floral and pure, showing crushed-grape character with some walnut and crunchy
          seeds. It’s full-bodied, juicy and fresh. Purity of fruit. Juicy and long. 88% merlot and
          12% cabernet franc.
          98-99 points
          James Suckling

          Described as a new age for l’Evangile by the estate, their 2020 Château L'Evangile showed
          beautifully, with the pure, elegant yet still ripe, beautifully concentrated style of the
          estate these days. Rocking levels of crème de cassis, black cherries, blueberries,
          graphite, and violets all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a
          terrific sense of purity, present, ripe yet firm tannins, and a great finish. It's a
          promising, elegant yet at the same time powerful 2020 that's going to benefit from 4-5
          years of bottle age and keep for 20-25 years or more. The blend is 88% Merlot and 12%
          Cabernet Franc, all raised in 60% new French oak.
          95-97+ points
          Jeb Dunnuck

          Dark garnet in color, initially you notice all the truffle, flowers, dark cocoa and plums
          with a touch of licorice in the aromatics. On the palate the wine is rich, lush, velvety
          and full-bodied. There is a beautiful richness to the texture on the mid-palate and in
          the opulen finish with its wealth of chocolate, espresso, black plum and sweet Morello
          cherries. The endnote lingers, which is what you need, as this tastes and feels so good,
          you want more of it. If you can, give this a decade of age this will really be singing.
          The wine blends 88% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV. Yields were low at 32
          hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was made from 50% of the harvest.
          96-98 points
          Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

          The sculpting of L'Evangile that began over the past few vintages continues, and the 2020
          is a gorgeous wine. Pristine fruit, silky with a whoosh of menthol. It elevates over the
          palate, both dense and light, with blueberry and raspberry fruits, and pulses of bitter
          almond and honeysuckle on the finish that gives focus and spice. Juliette Couderc joined
          L'Evangile (from DBR Lafite's Long Dai winery) in September 2020 so for the harvest of
          this wine, working alongside technical director Olivier Tregoat. 50% first wine, with no
          Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend this year because it was so over-concentrated that it
          made too much impact. Increased selective harvesting meant going through vineyard plots
          six times to bring in the grapes as they ripened. A yield of 32hl/ha. In the final year
          of organic conversion, so this next vintage 2021 will be certified.
          98 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

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          2020 Chateau La Conseillante Pre-Arrival Offer
          Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $465. 00 Bottle
          $5580.00 Dozen
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          As a wine often compared to Burgundy, Chateau La Conseillante produce one of the most refined and elegant examples in all of Bordeaux. Vines here are planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, and are situated on some of the finest land in Pomerol (with a touch of Saint-Emilion!).

          Other Reviews....
          The 2020 La Conseillante is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Seventy percent of the wine is being aged in new French oak barriques, 27% in second-fill barrels and 3% in amphorae. The alcohol came in at 14% and the pH is 3.64. Deep purple-black colored, it sails gracefully out of the glass with vivacious notes of black raspberries, kirsch and redcurrant jelly, leading to suggestions of ripe, juicy blackberries, violets, star anise and iron ore with a faint waft of dried mint. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance, delivering a quiet intensity of pure, energetic red and black berry layers with gorgeous floral and mineral sparks, framed by perfectly ripe, finely pixilated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and the most breathtaking perfume. Simply mind-blowing.
          97-99 points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

          The 2020 La Conseillante was picked September 14–17 for the Merlot and September 21–30 for the Cabernet Franc (eight picking days), the yields coming in at 37hl/ha, and matured in 70% new oak. Of the 13 parcels, four underwent vinification intégrale this year. Iridescent purple in color. The nose makes an immediate impression, delivering pure and quite precocious black currants and crushed iris flowers; subtle touches of morello cherries develop with aeration. It is beautifully defined and the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins that disguise the backbone of this exquisitely balanced Pomerol. A discreet crescendo leads to a pixelated finish of awe-inspiring persistency. The old "iron fist in a velvet glove" cliché rings true here. A deeply impressive and quite profound La Conseillante courtesy of Marielle Cazaux and her team.
          96-98 points
          Neal Martin - Vinous

          The balance and energy to this is very impressive with blackberry, black-olive, tar and walnut character. It’s full, but very compact with superb tannin quality that is intense, yet so fine-grained, building layers on the palate. A subtle and structured young wine. It really goes on and on.
          98-99 points
          James Suckling

          The 2020 Château La Conseillante is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc that saw the Merlot brought in between September 4 and 17 and the Cabernet Franc from the 21st to the 30th of September. Still resting in 70% new barrels, it's a juicy, vibrant Pomerol in every sense and has a vivid purple color to go with a great nose of blueberries, cassis, spring flowers, and violets. Showing the vintage's rich, concentrated, yet also pure and straight style, this beauty is full-bodied, has flawless balance, and terrific tannins. It’s another gorgeous wine from Marielle Cazaux that will require a solid decade of bottle age, but it will see its 30th birthday in fine form.
          96-98 points
          Jeb Dunnuck

          Dark garnet in hue, the wine explodes from the glass with its showy display of lilacs, violets, spice, chocolate, truffle, espresso and black plum liqueur. On the palate the wine is incredibly sexy with its silk and velvet textured fruits. The wine is showy, ostentatious, opulent and frankly decadent. In other words, this is everything you want in a great Pomerol. Full-bodied, rich and with length, purity and energy, the wine deftly balances density with lift, remaining with you for over 60 seconds in its seamless finish. Different in style, this could be at the same level of quality found in the perfect 2016! The harvest took place September 9-September 30, making this one of the longer harvests in the history of the estate. The wine blends 87% Merlot with 13% Cabernet Franc, 14% ABV, 3.67 pH.
          98-100 points
          Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

          There are some beautifully fragrant floral aromatics here with concentration through the mid palate and effortless balance. A little more width and opulence in the 2019 perhaps, but here you get precision and purity, and a feeling of 2010 levels of concentration. An elegant 2020, bright, confident, bursting with life. 70% new oak. A yield of 39hl/ha. 3.67pH. Gravel and clay soils, and to keep freshness they left crop cover on the old vines but on the young ploughed it into the soil so as not to have too much competition for the water. Lowered canopy also but kept shade and leaves around the bunches to protect from the sun. Picked early morning from 7am to noon, harvest of Merlot September 4 to 17, and the Cabernet Franc on September 21 and 30.
          96 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

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          2020 Chateau La Dominique Pre-Arrival Offer
          Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $110. 00 Bottle
          $1320.00 Dozen
          Closure: Cork

          Other Reviews....
          Displaying an opaque purple-black color, the 2020 La Dominique needs a fair bit of swirling and coaxing to unlock enticing scents of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and ripe plums, plus beguiling nuances of violets, aniseed and cedar chest, with a waft of cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly wound with loads of bright, crunchy red and black fruit layers, supported by finely grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with a gorgeous array of energetic mineral sparks. A property on the upward swing, this delicately crafted, beautifully restrained expression of the vintage comes highly recommended.
          92-94+ points
          Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

          The 2020 La Dominique is eye-opening. Warm, dry summer weather caused natural dehydration on the vine, which in turn yielded a Dominique of unusual depth and concentration. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare, as opposed to 50 in 2019 and 46 in 2018, which seems to work so well in giving the 2020 an extra bit of everything. Even with all its richness, the 2020 remains bright and full of energy. Red-toned fruit, pomegranate, cinnamon, menthol and rose petal all open effortlessly, but it is the wine’s sheer textural resonance that impresses most. Tasted next to the 2018 and 2019, the 2020 is quite simply on another level. Harvest started on September 10 for the Merlot and wrapped up in the 30th with the Cabernets. The blend is 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Élevage is expected to be 14 months, mostly in French oak (50% new), with about 10% of the wine aged in amphora. I can’t wait to taste the 2020 from bottle. It is a superb effort from the team led by General Manager Gwendeline Lucas and Technical Director Yann Monties.
          94-96 points
          Antonio Galloni - Vinous

          Very tight and focused red from here with blackberry, iodine and stone aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with ripe tannins that are fine-grained and show length. Pretty.
          94-95 points
          James Suckling

          Another successful vintage for La Dominique, ruby colour with violet reflections, this has the measured delivery of succulent damson and black cherry fruit, clearly gong for a gourmet-feel with grilled butterscotch and cocoa beans. It totally works - has firm tannins, cooling blue fruits and freshness through the middle, no dip in the mid palate and waves of secondary aromatics. Serious, and a clear progression of the past few vintages.
          95 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

          Full bottle 1,260 g. Cask sample taken 6 April. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 14 months in new oak (50% new) plus a little in amphora and 'vegetal polymer egg' and in a 'wine globe'.
          Dark, lustrous, blackish crimson. Sinewy, leathery nose. Sweet fruit on palate entry seems very unlike the nose but is very flattering. And then pretty dry tannins kick in. A wine with three, apparently unrelated, stages for the moment but with any luck all those elements will eventually knit together.
          16+/20 points
          Jancis Robinson MW

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          2020 Chateau la Fleur Morange Pre-Arrival Offer
          Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
          $91. 99 Bottle
          $1103.88 Dozen
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          Other Reviews....
          One of the more opulent, sexy wines in the vintage, the 2020 Château La Fleur Morange offers up a big, boisterous bouquet of blackcurrants, chocolate, iron, and loamy earth. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively textured wine with flat-out great tannins, a good mid-palate, and outstanding length. It should surpass the 2017 and 2018 and have two decades of longevity.
          94-96+ points
          Jeb Dunnuck

          Fragrant and deeply nuanced berry fruits, edges of liquorice, sage, violet and tobacco leaf. Austere and tugging on its tannic frame on the finish, a little subdued right now but they have done a great job, showcasing deft winemaking as ever. Enjoyable. A yield of 25hl/ha.
          92 points
          Jane Anson - Decanter

          Full bottle 1,340 g. Cask sample. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc.
          Dark crimson. Sappy and savoury on the nose. Then luscious fruit on palate entry but with drive, bright fruit and energy, and not a little tannin. Surely very representative of the vintage? Quite a bite on the persistent finish for now. Grown-up wine.
          17/20 points
          Jancis Robinson MW

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            2020 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus Pre-Arrival Offer
            Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $535. 00 Bottle
            $6420.00 Dozen
            Closure: Cork

            Other Reviews....
            Very deep purple-black colored, the 2020 la Fleur-Petrus leaps from the glass with bold expressions of baked black plums, molten licorice, Indian spices and blackberry preserves, plus hints of charcuterie, black olives and crushed rocks with a touch of unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate delivers compelling tension to the rich, hedonic black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and tantalizingly savory.
            95-97 points
            Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

            The 2020 La Fleur-Pétrus has an engaging, complex nose that you want to just keep... well, nosing. It offers a maze of black cherry, bilberry, crushed rock, freshly rolled tobacco and light marine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry, cracked black pepper, sea salt and light briny notes. This is quite a serious La Fleur-Pétrus; in fact, it’s not a million miles away from the 2020 Trotanoy. It will deserve cellaring for several years but will be worth waiting for.
            94-96 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

            Purple berry and blackberry aromas with cracked black pepper, violets and lavender. It’s full-bodied and layered and broadens in the mouth. Gorgeous, ripe tannins. Long and thought-provoking. A milestone for the vineyard.
            99-100 points
            James Suckling

            One of my favorite wines in the vintage is the 2020 Château La Fleur-Petrus, which reminds me slightly of the 2016, even though the growing season was quite different. A blend of mostly Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, its dense purple color is followed by a heavenly, ethereal Pomerol offering a powerful, almost Petrus-like sense of stature and density that carries incredible cassis and currant fruits as well as notes of graphite, crushed stone, chocolate, and violets. Flawlessly balanced on the palate, with a dense, layered mid-palate and building, perfect tannins, I just hope it shows this well from bottle! It should, at a minimum, match – and probably surpass – the 2009, 2016, and 2018.
            97-100 points
            Jeb Dunnuck

            Dark in color, the nose, with its bouquet of flowers, truffle, wet earth, licorice, Asian spice and red with black fruits let you know this is special. However, if you were not convinced yet, once the wine hits your palate with its silk and velvet textures, you'll be hooked. Rich, full-bodied, sensuous and sexy, the array of fruits and their purity is spell-binding. The finish lingers, expands and inspires you to take another sip to experience it all over again. One of the wines of the vintage, this stunning Pomerol will age and develop for at least 3 decades.
            97-99 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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            2020 Chateau La Lagune Pre-Arrival Offer
            Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $81. 99 Bottle
            $983.88 Dozen
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            Other Reviews....
            Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 La Lagune strides confidently out of the glass with bold, fantastically pure black fruit notes of crushed black plums, ripe blackcurrants and juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar, dried Provence herbs, star anise and smoked meats, with a hint of black truffles. The medium-bodied palate delivers tightly wound, bright, crunchy black fruits with plenty of freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long with loads of earthy and herbal sparks.
            92-94 points
            Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

            The 2020 La Lagune offers intense Cabernet scents on the nose, the black fruit, tobacco, humidor and light cedar scents bursting from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the crisp black fruit. This is a classic Médoc with just the right amount of structure and dryness, partnered with assiduous sapidity that gets the saliva flowing. It should gain a little flesh during its élevage. You might call this "proper Claret."
            91-93 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

            A firm, polished red with tight, focused tannins that flow across the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with good length and a gorgeous finish. From organically grown grapes.
            93-94 points
            James Suckling

            Showing a serious depth of color, the wine is filled with floral aromas, espresso, leaves and spicy red fruit aromas. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and refined, texturally the wine feels like spun silk. There is good length and purity here. I am really liking the spicy freshness and savor character in the lingering finish.
            92-94 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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            2020 Chateau La Tour Blanche (375ml) Pre-Arrival Offer
            Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $44. 99 Bottle
            $539.88 Dozen
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            Other Reviews....
            The 2020 La Tour Blanche is gorgeous. Apricot, dried flowers, mint, chamomile, tangerine and coconut flesh out in the glass. Creamy, resonant and super-expressive, this is an absolute delight in 2020. All the elements are nicely balanced, and pretty floral accents on the finish make it impossible to resist a second taste.
            93-95 points
            Antonio Galloni - Vinous

            Full-bodied and layered with solid phenolic texture, sweetness and intensity. Dried fruit, such as pineapple. Flavorful finish.
            93-94 points
            James Suckling

            Honey coated pineapple, buttery candied orange, lemon zest, flowers and apricots seek and get your attention. Rich, lush, sweet and fresh with ripe and overripe pineapples slathered with honey on the palate, but with enough acidity to maintain freshness.
            92-94 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

            Full bottle 1,335 g. Undated cask sample. 89% Sémillon, 5.5% Sauvignon, 5.5% Muscadelle. Conversion to organic viticulture. Yield just 1.8 hl/ha!! 'Traditional' vinification with new barrels only for the Sémillon. Sauvignon and Muscadelle are vinified in tank for aromatic freshness.
            Pale orangey gold. That pear-juice/botrytis nose plus light, interesting cheesiness. Good energy and balance. This has some of that tarte Tatin juice character. Weight but not heaviness. Light smokiness. Impressive. But just look at that yield!
            17+/20 points
            Jancis Robinson MW

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            2020 Chateau La Tour de Mons Pre-Arrival Offer
            Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $41. 99 Bottle
            $503.88 Dozen
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            Other Reviews....
            The 2020 La Tour de Mons was picked from 17 September to 1 October and aged in 25% new oak. It has a perfumed nose with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and pressed iris flower, not intense but nicely delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and pliant tannins, well judged acidity, harmonious with very impressive oak integration towards the finish. This is a delightful Margaux that should drink well for 15-20 years. One to look out for.
            91-93 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

            Really pretty and linear with a seamless, pretty core of blue fruit and firm, chewy tannins. Medium to full body. Racy and well done.
            92-93 points
            James Suckling

            A majority Merlot in the blend, this feels unforced, with sappy brambled fruits and plenty of hawthorn edging giving fresh acidities. Grilled and bitter tannins on the finish but there is sinew and interest here, and it's a good wine, pretty serious with an attractive edge of smoked cedar. Bought by the team at Marquis d'Alesme in February 2020, this is the first year that they have followed entirely from beginning to end (with the decision taken to keep distinct from Labegorce, as was a question on their purchase, and a full 17ha of vines were pulled up out of 60ha in total, to be replanted over the next 10 years). First time hand harvesting (especially complicated with Covid-19 protocols). 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 3.6pH, 25% new oak. A yield of 32hl/ha.
            91 points
            Jane Anson - Decanter

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            2020 Chateau la Vieille Cure Pre-Arrival Offer
            Fronsac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $44. 99 Bottle
            $539.88 Dozen
            Closure: Cork

            Other Reviews.....
            Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 La Vieille Cure storms out of the glass with powerful notions of plum preserves, blueberry pie and baker's chocolate, followed by suggestions of star anise, ground cloves and eucalyptus. The medium to full-bodied palate is jam-packed by rich, ripe black and blue fruits, backed up by firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and opulent.
            91-93+ points
            Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

            The 2020 La Vieille Cure is a standout. Racy and succulent to the core, it’s a total pleasure bomb. Inky dark red/purplish fruit, mocha, spice, cedar and leather build in the glass as the 2020 shows off its curvy, succulent personality. A gorgeous wine. Don't miss it.
            91-93 points
            Antonio Galloni - Vinous

            Structured, refined and polished. Medium-bodied with firm, racy tannins and a persistent finish. Nicely crafted young red.
            92-93 points
            James Suckling

            With a bit too much oak on the nose, the wine moves to its ripe, plush, lush, forward mid-palate and a finish packed with layers of blackberry, plum, chocolate covered cherry and espresso. Give this a few years for the oak to better integrate and this should be good to go.
            91-93 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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            2020 Chateau Labegorce Pre-Arrival Offer
            Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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            $719.88 Dozen
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            Other Reviews....
            The 2020 Labégorce, tasted at the château, showed a little more sensuality and cohesion on the palate compared to the sample sent to the UK. Here, I adore the cashmere texture, very pure with black cherry and blueberry fruit, fresh and saline towards the finish that fans out confidently. This is quintessential Margaux, a really disarmingly gorgeous Labégorce that should give 20-25 years' pleasure.
            92-94 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

            A tight, compact Labégorce with blackcurrant, walnut and some graphite. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a solid core of tannins and fruit. Some lead pencil. Very structured for this estate.
            92-93 points
            James Suckling

            I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.
            93-95 points
            Jeb Dunnuck

            Deeply colored, the wine pops with cigar box, truffle, cedar, currants, licorice and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, rich, lush, intense, long and energetic, the round, attention seeking finish lingers with its layers of ripe, fresh, showy, blackberries and chocolate notes. Today, it is hard to find a better wine for the money in the ever-increasingly expensive Margaux appellation. Give it 5-7 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following two decades.
            93-95 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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            2020 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pre-Arrival Offer
            Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
            $1399. 00 Bottle
            $16788.00 Dozen
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            Often seen as the most elegant of the First Growth wines, Chateau Lafite Rothschild has long been considered one of the greatest wines from not only Bordeaux, but from anywhere in the world. Prices too reflect its status as the most collectable wine in Bordeaux, spurred on since 2008 when it ruled the Chinese fine wine market.

            While the vineyards are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, each year the proportions vary according to the vintage, normally with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 80-90% of the blend.

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            Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Lafite Rothschild takes a little swirling and coaxing to unlock scents of freshly crushed blackcurrants, boysenberries and spiced plums, followed by emerging nuances of red roses, raspberry preserves, underbrush and unsmoked cigars, with a waft of cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance and finesse, featuring tightly wound layers of red and black berries and loads of mineral sparks, framed by finely grained tannins and well-poised tension, finishing with fantastic length and the most stunning perfume. Magnificent achievement. This 2020 is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, coming in at 12.8% alcohol and a pH of 3.9.
            96-98 points
            Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

            The 2020 Lafite-Rothschild is much more intense and complex compared to the Carruades this year. This First Growth bursts from the glass with beautifully defined blackberry and wild strawberry scents laced with sprigs of wild mint and juniper berries. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins that frame the pixelated black fruit. This is quintessential Lafite in that it is not a powerful or immensely structured wine, but rather a First Growth with unerring balance and harmony, one that is unashamedly classic in style. There is just the right amount of dryness on the finish to urge you back for another sip. So Lafite it has its name tattooed onto its DNA. It will begin to soar after 10 years in the cellar.
            96-98 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

            The 2020 is a super-classic Lafite-Rothschild of grace and finesse. A reticent introvert, Lafite impresses with its vertical lift and palpable energy. It is a wine of regal bearing that does not feel the need to say much, and yet everything is very clearly there. Bright acids and strong, saline notes come alive in the glass as the long, persistent finish unfolds with remarkable grace. The 2020 is simply exquisite. It's a fabulous showing from the team led by Technical Director Eric Kohler.
            95-97 points
            Antonio Galloni - Vinous

            Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
            99-100 points
            James Suckling

            The 2020 Château Lafite-Rothschild checks in as 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot brought up in roughly 90% or more of new French oak. It's a deep, inky-hued Lafite boasting incredible notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, crushed stone, and gravelly earth-like minerality. Full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with terrific purity of fruit, it has ripe tannins, a layered, seamless mouthfeel, and a great, great finish. It should surpass the 2015 and 2017 and be in the same realm as the 2018 and 2019. Despite its richness and depth, it hit just 12.8% alcohol, with an IPT of 72 and a pH of 3.5. It’s going to be just about immortal.
            97-99 points
            Jeb Dunnuck

            The compelling nose, with its showy notes of lead pencil, tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, currants, spice and wet forest leaf comes through easily. The palate is pure silk in texture. Seamlessly moving from the beginning, middle and end, the wine is fresh, bright, long and intense. The purity in the fruit, paired with its energy and lift linger for more than 50 seconds. Refined, elegant, complex and compelling, if you have the patience to wait for 15-20 years before opining a bottle, this is going to be one of the great vintages for Lafite Rothschild. The wine is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot 12.8% ABV. The harvest took place September 14 - October 4. With yields of 37 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin represents 45% of the harvest.
            97-99 points
            Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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              2020 Chateau Lafleur les Perrieres Pre-Arrival Offer
              Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux, FRANCE
              $171. 00 Bottle
              $2052.00 Dozen
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              Other Reviews....
              The 2020 Les Perrières from limestone soils is the first vintage with massal-selection Merlot (from Lafleur). It has an exceptionally pure bouquet of intense black berry and blueberry fruit, crushed stone and touches of Japanese nori. The medium-bodied palate is structured, tensile and very saline, with taut tannins and that limestone-driven pixelation clearly apparent on the finish. Vibrant, almost steely, this will require 2–3 years in bottle.
              92-94 points
              Neal Martin - Vinous

              This is a wine for those who really love going deep-diving into limestone. It performs the acrobatic, trapeze artist feat of tiptoeing high above the palate with gunsmoke, cool blueberry and redcurrant fruits and flowers curling upwards. Austere and fierce, stretching forward, then softening as it opens, although it takes its time to do so. There is really a feeling that they are doing something different here, thinking deeply about what it means to link wine's sense of a place to its expression in a glass. Brilliant. Harvest September 11 to 19. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038.
              94 points
              Jane Anson - Decanter

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                2020 Chateau Lafleur Pre-Arrival Offer
                Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $1699. 00 Bottle
                $20388.00 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

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                The 2020 Lafleur is a blend of 46% Cabernet Franc and 54% Merlot picked September 4–18. Like the Les Pensées, it is initially backward and requires 4–6 minutes’ coaxing. Then it reveals intense black fruit, iris, incense and basalt, very focused and quite serious, somehow restless at being rudely awakened during its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and superb delineation, weighty in the mouth but paradoxically weightless on the finish. There is superb attack, incredible length and a persistent saline finish. The Cabernet Franc, or Bouchet to give it its proper name in Pomerol, is in full flight in this Lafleur, although it is not as immediate as the 2020 Petrus. But it is certainly one of the appellation's most intellectual offerings and will be fascinating to watch as it ages.
                96-98 points
                Neal Martin - Vinous

                I was, to be honest, a little unsure of how the gravels here would react to the dry summer but the first hit of graphite and smoky berry fruit makes it clear Lafleur has taken the vintage in its stride. This is an excellent wine, barely showing its potential right now - it's a big year, with knitted-down tannins, serious and powerful, not austere so much as layered, complex and full of hidden energy. The floral aromatics curl up after 10 minutes in the glass, as does bitter chocolate and crushed mint. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050.
                98 points
                Jane Anson - Decanter

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                2020 Chateau Lagrange Pre-Arrival Offer
                Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $105. 00 Bottle
                $1260.00 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Lagrange leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of redcurrant jelly, ripe blackcurrants and minted blackberries, followed by nuances of dark chocolate, star anise and mossy tree bark. The medium-bodied palate is both super intense and super elegant, featuring exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness to frame the bright, crunchy black and red fruits, finishing long and mineral laced.
                94-96 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The 2020 Lagrange has a sensual, beautifully defined bouquet of mineral-infused black fruit, briar, touches of wild mint and crushed stone, conveying wonderful energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, tensile and focused, delivering plenty of energy and an almost steely but persistent finish. This is a classy Lagrange from winemaker Matthieu Bordes and his team. I always feel this Saint-Julien is underrated, but it will challenge the best 2020s from the appellation.
                93-95 points
                Neal Martin - Vinous

                The 2020 Lagrange (Saint-Julien) is bright, punchy and wonderfully energetic. Red-toned fruit, sweet spice, cedar and pipe tobacco are all beautifully delineated in this mid-weight, vibrant Saint-Julien. I very much like the depth and tension in this barrel sample.
                91-94 points
                Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                Blackberry and currant with light graphite undertones. It’s medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish.
                93-94 points
                James Suckling

                A wine that excels in the appellation, the 2020 Château Lagrange has a slightly modern vibe, with plenty of oak, yet still brings classic Bordeaux tobacco, lead pencil, and earthy minerality as well as pure cassis fruits. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and just about seamless, it’s going to require 5-6 years of bottle age but should cruise for 20-25 years in cold cellars.
                94-96 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

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                2020 Chateau Lanessan Pre-Arrival Offer
                Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $31. 99 Bottle
                $383.88 Dozen
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                Other Reviews....
                Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Lanessan has a lively nose of crushed redcurrants, black raspberries and blackcurrant preserves, plus hints of dried Provence herbs and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate has plenty of energetic red and black berry flavors, supported by grainy tannins, finishing deliciously refreshing.
                89-91 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

                The 2020 Lanessan is impressive, to say the least. Dark, layered and mysterious, the 2020 packs serious punch, the blackberry jam, incense, scorched earth and leather all melding together. I especially admire the wine's depth and textural intensity. Beautifully done.
                90-92 points
                Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                Very beautiful, fine-tannined red with blackberry and blueberry character. Lovely chocolate and hazelnut undertones. Fine tannins. Fresh finish.
                92-93 points
                James Suckling

                Readers looking for a great buy in the vintage should check out the 2020 Château Lanessan, which offers ample dark (almost blue) fruits, cassis, and spring flower notes to go with a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, balanced beauty that has enough tannins and structure to warrant 2-4 years of bottle age.
                90-92 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

                Intense raspberry fruits, chocolate shavings, tobacco leaf and liquorice. Successful overall with rippling muscular tannins and good acidity. Owned by Domaine Bouteiller, this vintage was the last year with Paz Espejo, she has left after 10 years at the helm, her successor had not been announced at time of tasting (although she was château director as well as technical director, and in this Pierre Delage has taken over the role). September 22 to October 7 for the harvest. Eric Boissenot consultant.
                92 points
                Jane Anson - Decanter

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                2020 Chateau Langoa Barton Pre-Arrival Offer
                Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $89. 99 Bottle
                $1079.88 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Langoa Barton needs a little swirling to unlock youthfully muted scents of warm cassis, black cherry preserves and boysenberries, plus hints of menthol, graphite, tilled soil and bouquet garni. The medium-bodied palate is delicately played with impressive freshness delivered by the red berry and herbal sparks within a black-fruit core, with grainy tannins to support, finishing long and invigorating.
                93-95 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The 2020 Langoa Barton has a really gorgeous, very pure bouquet of crushed violets infusing black cherry, blueberry and black plummy scents. The new oak seems a little more pronounced compared to recent vintages and yet it is in sync with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins that disguise the structure underneath, the counterbalancing acidity line keeping everything focused and fresh. This is quite an audacious Langoa, and you what? It pulls it off.
                92-94 points
                Neal Martin - Vinous

                Very pretty blackberry and blueberry character with blackcurrants and mint. It’s medium-to full-bodied with linear, tight tannins that are polished and fine.
                93-94 points
                James Suckling

                Loads of red and black currants, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and dried flower notes emerge from the 2020 Château Langoa Barton, a gorgeous looking 2020 offering medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It has the concentrated, backward vibe of the vintage yet brings remarkable opulence and texture. It's impressive.
                94-96 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

                Spicy, sweet, fresh, vibrant aromas of currants, cedar, cigar box, herbs and spice meld perfectly with the powerful, ripe, long, waves of red fruits. Here you find, bite, and crispness to the fruit, a full-body with grainy tannins needing time to expand and soften. The finish, with its tobacco, red currant, cranberry and spice keeps on going. Give this a decade and it should really start to shine.
                93-95 points
                Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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                • Nick's Import
                2020 Chateau Larcis Ducasse Pre-Arrival Offer
                Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $167. 00 Bottle
                $2004.00 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                The 2020 Larcis Ducasse has a deep purple-black color, leaping from the glass with bold notions of redcurrant jelly, plum preserves, kirsch and red roses, followed by hints of licorice, fragrant earth and spice cake, with a touch of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with fragrant red berries and profound black fruit preserves, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and lovely tension, finishing very long and fantastically layered. Absolutely, stunningly singular.
                96-98 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The 2020 Larcis Ducasse captures all the pedigree of the year in its savory, mineral-driven personality. Graphite, dried herbs, lavender, spice and menthol lend striking aromatic intensity. The 2020 is a rich, deep wine, yet it retains the classic midweight sense of structure that is a signature of the estate. The 2020 is quite simply a dazzling Larcis.
                95-97 points
                Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                Blackberry and asphalt with cool minerals and a hint of mint. It’s full-bodied and chewy with intense flavors and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of chalk and an almost salty undertone.
                97-98 points
                James Suckling

                A wine that’s going to flirt with perfection is the 2020 Château Larcis Ducasse. It’s a Saint-Emilion with an almost Pomerol-like depth and power paired with classic Saint-Emilion aromatics and minerality. Incredibly pure notes of black cherries, blackberries, white flowers, truffle, and leafy herb notes all emerge on the nose and it’s full-bodied, with a layered, multi-dimensional texture, thrilling tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. If you get a chance, buy it. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aging in 55% new French oak.
                96-99 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

                Pungent aromas of flowers, licorice, crushed rocks, oak, dark cocoa, black, red and blue fruits focus your attention. The wine offers a mineral-driven, full-bodied blast of silky, flamboyant, luscious red fruits with salty tannins. The fruit coats your palate, lingers and seamlessly expands, finishing with licorice, sensuously textured red and black fruits, espresso and oyster shell. This is on the way to developing into one of the best vintages ever produced by Larcis Ducasse.
                98-100 points
                Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

                Great consistency over the past few years at this property but this is really stepping things up a level. With poise and depth of flavour, we are digging down through the layers. Extremely elegant, a wine that is precise and pared back and totally delicious. You can almost feel the points of minerality poking into your tongue, but then they melt into a softer more luxurious whole, with blackberry, cassis and black chocolate. Great stuff. Tasted several times, and every time it shows itself to be something out of the ordinary. A brilliant wine that I thoroughly recommend getting hold of. 50% new oak. A yield of 38.5hl/ha. Owned by Famille Gratiot-Attmane, but with the Nicolas Thienpont team overseeing winemaking.
                97 points
                Jane Anson - Decanter

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                2020 Chateau Laroque Pre-Arrival Offer
                Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $56. 99 Bottle
                $683.88 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                The 2020 Laroque is a blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aging for around 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The alcohol is 14.5%. Displaying a deep purple-black color, it slowly unfurls in the glass to reveal fantastically opulent notes of Indian spices, rose oil, dark chocolate and licorice, over a core of blueberry preserves, stewed plums and mulberries, plus a hint of dried mint. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with layers of black and blue fruits, accented by exotic spices and supported by a racy backbone and velvety tannins, finishing long and perfumed. Gorgeous.
                94-96 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The 2020 Laroque is silky, sensual and polished right out of the gate. Crushed flowers, cedar, mint and sweet pipe tobacco meld into a core of red/purplish berry fruit. What I like most about the 2020 is its incredible finesse and impeccable balance. This is another terrific effort from Laroque under the leadership of technical director David Suire. Tasted two times.
                93-95 points
                Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                The 2020 Laroque was cropped at 34hl/ha, picked September 21–30. It has a very composed bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and crushed limestone scents, beautifully defined with very well integrated oak. You could just nose this all day. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, blueberry and a judicious pinch of black pepper. This is very harmonious and as fresh as a daisy. Possibly the best Laroque that winemaker David Suire has overseen to date.
                93-95 points
                Neal Martin - Vinous

                This is really focused and linear with tight, minerally tannins that are polished and energetic. It’s medium-to full-bodied with dark and blue fruit in the center palate. Long and focused.
                94-95 points
                James Suckling

                Dark garnet in color with purple edges, the wine is lush, rich and concentrated. Opulent in texture, with layers of velvety, red, black and blue fruits, crushed rocks, chocolate and licorice, there is a gorgeous sense of purity, richness, length and freshness here. The wine shows elegance and refinement as well as layers of fruit on the palate and in the finish.
                94-96 points
                Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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                2020 Chateau Lascombes Pre-Arrival Offer
                Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $150. 00 Bottle
                $1800.00 Dozen
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                Other Reviews....
                Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Lascombes comes skipping out of the glass with bright, cheery scents of raspberry coulis, blackberry preserves and fresh blackcurrants, plus suggestions of pencil shavings, dried roses and charcuterie with a waft of bouquet garni. The medium to full-bodied palate has great tension and energy, delivering crunchy red and black fruit layers and a firm, grainy frame, finishing long with an herbal lift.
                92-94 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The 2020 Lascombes is gorgeous. Inky and deep, the 2020 is brimming with character. There is a bit less opulence than in some recent vintages, but that is not a bad thing. And plenty of inky dark fruit, leather and spice flavor. The 2020 is an attractive, mid-weight Lascombes with a good deal of richness and fine balance. Lavender, cloves, spice and new French oak linger on the suave finish.
                92-94 points
                Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                Blackberries and spices, such as cloves and nutmeg, as well as licorice and hints of graphite. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins, yet they are polished and beautiful. Structured. Solid.
                94-95 points
                James Suckling

                A terrific success in the vintage, the 2020 Château Lascombes sports a dense purple color as well as gorgeous black and blue fruits interwoven with plenty of toasty oak. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has velvety tannins, good mid-palate density, and beautiful overall balance. It’s one of those wines that brings plenty of ripe fruit yet always has a solid sense of elegance and purity. Tasted twice.
                92-94 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

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                2020 Chateau Lassegue Pre-Arrival Offer
                Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                $51. 99 Bottle
                $623.88 Dozen
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Lassegue needs a little swirling to begin, to unlock bright, cheery scents of fresh blackberries, black raspberries and redcurrants, plus hints of black cherry preserves, charcoal, woodsmoke and underbrush with a waft of tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate has a firm structure of ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness to support the generous black fruits, finishing long and earthy.
                92-94 points
                Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                The energy and focus of this wine is excellent with blackberry, salt, chalk and stone aromas and flavors. Some tar, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine, firm tannins and a long, flavorful finish.
                94-95 points
                James Suckling

                The 2020 Château Lassegue is another brilliant Saint-Emilion in the making. Offering a full-bodied, rich, textured, and at the same time pure and precise style on the palate, it has classic notes of ripe black cherries, charcoal, crushed stone, and truffly earth. Emerging from the home estate of Pierre Seillan, who’s the force behind the Verite wines in Sonoma, this beautiful 2020 is going to require just 2-4 years of bottle age yet keep for 15+.
                92-94 points
                Jeb Dunnuck

                A measured yet powerful grip holds interest from beginning to end of the palate. This is just dripping with salinity from crushed stones, graphite and slate - a physical presence that balances beautifully with the fleshy black cherry and damson fruits, and the chocolate shavings. An excellent quality Lassegue, hard hitting and muscular but with pace and persistency. 52% new oak barrels (from 15 different forests - always a key signature of this estate's ageing policy). 3.6pH, average vine age between 50 and 60 years old.
                95 points
                Jane Anson - Decanter

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                  2020 Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $180. 00 Bottle
                  $2160.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Other Reviews....
                  Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Latour à Pomerol rolls out of the glass with intense notes of fresh blackberries, Morello cherries and boysenberries, followed by suggestions of iron ore, wild sage, unsmoked cigars and pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a great concentration of taut, muscular red and black fruits with a firm, grainy frame and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering ferrous note.
                  92-94 points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Latour à Pomerol is a rich, heady wine that appears to still be coming together. It offers tons of depth, but a bit less in the way of cohesion. Blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather and spice give the 2020 plenty of layers, while a whole range of savory accents add aromatic presence on the virile finish. Time in the glass brings out the wine's creaminess nicely.
                  92-94 points
                  Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                  Lots of floral notes with tobacco, green olives and hints of brown sugar. Black cherries, too. It’s full and juicy. Really solid this year. It has a historical sensibility to it. 100% merlot.
                  94-95 points
                  James Suckling

                  Beautiful black cherry and mulberry fruits as well as spice, chocolate, graphite, and tobacco emerge from the 2020 Château Latour A Pomerol, a rich, full-bodied, concentrated 2020 with beautiful tannins and a great finish. This is another brilliant wine from the Moueix team that readers will love.
                  94-96 points
                  Jeb Dunnuck

                  Dark garnet in color, the wine is all about its truffle infused perfume that comes along with deep chocolate, licorice, black plums, tobacco leaf and espresso. On the palate, this is where the action really takes place with its silk and velvet textured mouth-feel. Sexy, sensuous and rich, the perfectly ripe, dark basket of plums is drenched in chocolate, wet earth and spices. This stunner will age and evolve for 20-30 years with ease.
                  94-96 points
                  Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

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                  2020 Chateau Latour Martillac Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $64. 99 Bottle
                  $779.88 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Other Reviews....
                  The 2020 Latour-Martillac offers an enticing bouquet of black fruit infused with black olive, background citric scents lending a bit of zest. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, well-integrated oak and impressive depth. This is a very assured and confident Latour-Martillac that continues their strong run of form. Perhaps one of the dark horses of the appellation in 2020, this should be on your primeur shopping list.
                  93-95 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  This really builds on the palate with blackberry, blueberry and stone aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Creamy finish.
                  93-94 points
                  James Suckling

                  The deep inky colored 2020 Château Latour-Martillac is another classic Graves from this vintage with loads to love. Lots of red, blue, and black fruits, notes of flowers, chocolate, and gravelly earth, medium to full-bodied richness, impeccable balance, and silky tannins all make for an outstanding, undeniably impressive 2020 that shines more for its elegance and purity than outright power and richness. It will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and cruise for two decades.
                  92-94 points
                  Jeb Dunnuck

                  Chocolate, liquorice, some bitter points that accompany the fruit from beginning to end, this is one of the best in terms of focus and precision. There is clearly excellent colour extraction, you get real glass-staining purple, but the flavours are more austere and tannic than the colour might suggest. Well chosen coffee and chocolate expression that remains elegant and pointed. Good stuff, needs time, but will grow into a classic elegant wine. A yield of 38hl/ha.
                  94 points
                  Jane Anson - Decanter

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                  2020 Chateau Latour Martillac Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $64. 99 Bottle
                  $779.88 Dozen
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                  Other Reviews....
                  The 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc has a fragrant nose of lemongrass, spiced pears and lime leaves, plus hints of fresh peaches and shaved almonds. The medium-bodied palate has an impressively racy backbone cutting through the intense citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing long and zesty.
                  91-93 points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Latour-Martillac Blanc has a more reserved bouquet compared to its peers, but still quite compelling, with crushed rock infusing the dried yellow flowers, white peach and chai tea scents. I could nose this all day. The very well-balanced palate is quite intense, offering a fine bead of acidity and plenty of tension and mineralité toward the saline finish. If I was going to spend my money on one dry white Bordeaux this year, it might well be this.
                  93-95 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  A dense yet fresh white with sliced lemon and cooked apple. Green mango, too. Phenolic tension. Full-bodied and layered. Solid phenolics at the end.
                  92-93 points
                  James Suckling

                  I love this white, it has confidence and power and a sense of direction as well as a slate minerality that drags though the palate in a good way. Savoury white fruit - good stuff. A yield of 44hl/ha, 25% new oak. 14 months ageing on lees.
                  93 points
                  Jane Anson - Decanter

                  Full bottle 1,325 g. Undated cask sample. 68% Sauvignon blanc, 32% Semillon. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
                  Inexpressive on the nose, but in such a way that suggests the wine may have hidden depths. Very salivatory and much drier than some of its peers. Rather fine-boned and with lots of energy and drive. Appetising.
                  16.5/20 points
                  Jancis Robinson MW

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                  2020 Chateau Le Gay Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Pomerol, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $225. 00 Bottle
                  $2700.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, Chateau Le Gay is on a roll over recent vintages. Since 2005 the wines have started to reach the peaks they showed with legendary vintages from the 1940’s and 1950’s culminating with the stunning pair of 2015 and 2016.

                  Other Reviews....
                  Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Le Gay erupts from the glass with scents of molten licorice and dark chocolate, giving way to a tantalizing core of baked black cherries, prunes and blackberry preserves, plus a hint of cardamom. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent, featuring layers of black fruits and exotic spices with a firm yet velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. A hedonic powerhouse!
                  94-96+ points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Le Gay needs a little coaxing from the glass, but responds with blackberry, bilberry, pressed iris and subtle brine scents that gain intensity with aeration; the oak is very well integrated. The medium-bodied palate features fine, grainy tannins and beautiful, very pure black fruit tinged with licorice. Superb delineation toward the finish, which fans out with style. This is a wonderful Pomerol, Le Gay fulfilling its potential as one of Pomerol’s dark horses. Superb.
                  95-97 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  This is a young red with great intensity and vision that starts off slowly and builds with energy and verve. It’s so minerally with salty, chalky and spice undertones to the cool and vibrant, purple and subtle-fruit flavors. The tannins are wonderfully toned and polished and build on the palate to deliver something very special.
                  98-99 points
                  James Suckling

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                  2020 Chateau Le Prieure Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $94. 99 Bottle
                  $1139.88 Dozen
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                  Other Reviews....
                  The 2020 Le Prieure is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, with 14.3% alcohol. It is aging for an anticipated 16 months in French oak barriques, 35% new. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little swirling and coaxing to reveal fragrant notes of lilacs, underbrush and sandalwood over a core of Morello cherries and plum preserves, plus a waft of woodsmoke. The medium to full-bodied palate has beautiful energy and tension, featuring layers of juicy red and black fruits with a plush texture, finishing long and perfumed. What a stunner!
                  93-95 points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Le Prieuré is fabulous. Inky and deep, with tremendous vibrancy, it dazzles from start to finish. Blueberry jam, graphite, menthol and lavender build as the 2020 gradually shows off its pedigree. Bright saline and mineral notes punctuate the mouthwatering finish. Technical Director Pénélope Godefroy has taken the farming and winemaking principles she learned at Latour and the other Artemis Group properties and applied them at Siaurac, Vray Croix de Gay, and the crown jewel Le Prieuré, all of which are now owned by French insurance company Suravenir. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. Le Prieuré is quite simply one of the most beautiful, striking wines being made in Saint-Émilion today.
                  95-97 points
                  Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                  The 2020 Le Prieuré is very intense on the nose of pure blackberry, raspberry preserve and subtle blueberry scents, the oak extremely well integrated. The medium-bodied palate delivers velvety tannins and a mélange of red and black fruit laced with blood orange and hints of marmalade. This is a nimble, tensile Saint-Émilion with real puissance toward the finish and a persistent spicy aftertaste. Wonderful.
                  94-96 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  This is really something with pure blackberry and blueberry character. Chewy yet ultra fine tannins. It goes on and on. Could challenge the great 2016.
                  95-96 points
                  James Suckling

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                  2020 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $590. 00 Bottle
                  $7080.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the larger classified estates in Bordeaux, with the Second Growth Saint-Julien property totalling 98 hectares. Winemaking is very traditional, using old oak vats for fermentation, and up to 90% new French oak for maturation. While the wines can look rather austere in their youth, from great years they can resemble some of the finest First Growth wines as they reach maturity.
                  The Chateau also produces a second wine, Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases (from 2009), which is not to be confused with Clos du Marquis, a wine that is always produced from a separate parcel and is considered a standalone brand.

                  Other Reviews....
                  The 2020 Léoville Las Cases is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot, aging in 80% new French oak barriques, weighing in with an alcohol of 13.68%, a pH of 3.8 and an IPT (tannins index) of 79. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from the 21st to the 27th of September, the Merlot from the 12th to the 15th of September and the Cabernet Franc on the 18th and 19th of September. With an opaque purple-black color, it slowly unfurls to reveal beguiling notes of fresh blackcurrants, Morello cherries, candied violets and dark chocolate, giving way to an undercurrent of crushed rocks, unsmoked cigars, clove oil and fragrant earth. The medium-bodied palate is a powerhouse of energy, delivering tightly wound red and black fruits, mineral and floral layers, supported by fantastic tension and incredibly ripe, silt-like tannins. The finish has jaw-dropping fragrance and depth.
                  96-98 points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Léoville–Las Cases was picked September 12–29 and matured in 80% new oak with 13.68° alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon is in the driving seat on the nose, offering almost saturnine black fruit, pencil shavings and cedar, perhaps one of the most Pauillac-like bouquets that I have noticed on this wine out of barrel, which is no surprise considering its vines adjoin that appellation. The palate is medium-bodied, strict and linear at first, that Pauillac tincture the continuing theme thanks to conspicuous graphite/pencil lead notes interwoven into the black fruit. There is plenty of freshness here and impressive weight, yet no sense of heaviness toward the finish.
                  96-98 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  This is incredibly classic in style with so much currant, lead pencil, crushed stone and sweet tobacco. It’s full-bodied with minerally, stoney and powerful tannins. It goes on and one. Real Las Cases here. Solid as a rock. Progresses to violet, graphite and licorice at the end.
                  98-99 points
                  James Suckling

                  The flagship 2020 Château Léoville Las Cases checks in as 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Merlot, raised in 80% new French oak. Hitting 13.68% in alcohol with a Ph of 3.8 and an IPT of 79, it shows the dense, concentrated, focused style of the vintage and it's going to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Deep purple-hued, with an incredible sense of minerality in its blackcurrant and black cherry fruits, it's full-bodied, has a rich, layered mid-palate, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It's a beautiful wine and holds onto the more inward, concentrated style of the vintage while still showing serious depth of fruit. It's going to take a decade (or more) of bottle age to get anywhere close to the early stages of maturity but will keep for 30-40 years.
                  95-97+ points
                  Jeb Dunnuck

                  Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with aromas of tobacco leaf, cigar box, cedar, herbs, black currants, coffee and spice. Refined, fresh, polished and firm, the fruit is vibrant, long and intense. The tannins are ripe almost creamy in texture. The finish is long, regal and compelling, leaving you with layer, of black currants and cassis. Give this at least 12-15 years before popping a cork and enjoy it for the next 3 decades after that. The wine is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, 13.68% ABV, 3.80 pH. The harvest took place from September 12 - September 27, making this the earliest vintage since 1989.
                  96-98 points
                  Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

                  A subtle intensity where the power steals up on you through the palate - this is an excellent example of what Las Cases can deliver. Intellectual, concentrated and reined in for the foreseeable future. You get the full array of serious St-Julien character - pencil lead, cigar box, cassis bud, bilberry, earth and granite-edged tannins, this needs time. Very little press wine was used because this has such a plainly evident natural intensity. Needs time, but knowing how this estate is a slow burner even in generous vintages, you are going to need a lot of patience for this vintage to reach its drinking window. Impressive, not yet showing its heart. May be upscored once in bottle. This is 1% less than 2018 and 0.5% less than in 2019 in terms of alcohol. 3.65pH. A yield of 34hl/ha.
                  96 points
                  Jane Anson - Decanter

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                  2020 Chateau Leoville Poyferre Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Saint Julien, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $217. 00 Bottle
                  $2604.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Chateau Leoville Poyferre is part of the trio of properties formed when the large 200 hectare Leoville estate was divided in 1840. Seen as the most plush and exotic of the group, Leoville Poyferre has also been the most consistent since 2000. While much of the plantings are intermixed with those of Leoville Las Cases, the Grand Vin comes from a total of 60 hectares, and is planted to 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.

                  The estate also produces a second wine, Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, along with the previously unofficial second wine Moulin Riche which comes from a dedicated 21 hectare plot.

                  Other Reviews....
                  Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Léoville Poyferré comes bounding out of the glass like an energetic young pup, delivering exuberant scents of crushed black cherries, juicy blackberries and warm cassis, with hints of ground cloves, dark chocolate, lilacs and tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is wonderfully plush, delivering bags of ripe black fruits with a seamless backbone of acidity, finishing long and spicy.
                  95-97 points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Léoville Poyferré builds on the success of recent vintages, offering intense yet exquisitely defined black cherries, wild strawberry, cassis and crushed stone aromas. It is high-toned as usual but not quite as hedonistic as the recently tasted 2018. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that belie the backbone of this Saint-Julien. Slightly lactic in texture toward the spicy finish; the oak will be assimilated by the time of bottling, leaving a very suave and sophisticated wine that will give 30–40 years of drinking pleasure. Easily one of the classiest offerings from this Saint-Julien in recent years.
                  95-97 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  Impressive purity of fruit on the nose with crushed raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries. Some lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with very polished, intense tannins that go on for minutes. The quality and precision of the tannins are impressive, giving the wine form, energy and equilibrium.
                  96-97 points
                  James Suckling

                  Cut from the same cloth as the 2016 with its focused, pure, yet concentrated style, the 2020 Château Léoville Poyferré reveals a dense purple color as well as ultra-classic notes of crème de cassis, graphite, toasted spice, and unsmoked tobacco. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it has brilliant mid-palate depth and ripe, velvety tannins, all making for a beautiful Saint-Julien that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and shine for 30-40 years or more. Tasted three times.
                  95-97+ points
                  Jeb Dunnuck

                  Silky, polished, lusciously textured and rich, the wine pops from the glass with incense, smoked berries, cherry blossoms, creme de cassis, tobacco leaf and blue fruit. Full-bodied, silky and opulently textured, this concentrated wine offers layers of deep, ripe fruits that simultaneously coat your palate, yet feel fresh and vibrant. The flamboyant, seamless finish builds in intensity as it expands on your palate.
                  96-98 points
                  Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

                  Rich and concentrated with violet reflections and a wall of tannins. Well structured, it sets its feet deep in the ground and will need time to soften and develop. Good quality with depth. The tannins are far more present than the alcohol, setting it apart from the 2018. A yield of 35hl/ha. Harvest september 14 to 30. Planted blend (not 2020) 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
                  96 points
                  Jane Anson - Decanter

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                  2020 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion Pre-Arrival Offer
                  Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                  $235. 00 Bottle
                  $2820.00 Dozen
                  Closure: Cork

                  Other Reviews....
                  Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion issues forth a beguiling array of savory scents—black olives, charcuterie, bouquet garni and Sichuan pepper—over a core of bright redcurrant jelly, black cherries and cassis scents, plus fragrant hints of rose petals and preserved mandarin peel. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing and elegantly styled yet with a rock-solid backbone of firm, finely grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This is a stunning expression of the vintage that should be long lived and age with fantastic grace.
                  95-97+ points
                  Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                  The 2020 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is dazzling, but it is also a wine of reserve and understatement. I image it will be some years, at the very least, be fore the 2020 is ready to show all it has to offer. Today, it is not particularly expressive. The aromatics, which are usually so penetrating are quite shy, although the significant presence of Cabernet Franc that distinguishes this wine comes through in its energy and sense of drive. I can't wait to taste the 2020 from bottle, and won't be at all surprised if it turns out even better than this note suggests.
                  95-97+ points
                  Antonio Galloni - Vinous

                  Exotic fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, peach and orange peel. It’s full-bodied with a vertical flow of layered, chewy tannins that are integrated and intense. Extremely polished and focused. Crushed stone to the fruit in the aftertaste. Some bark and forest flowers, too. Great potential.
                  97-98 points
                  James Suckling

                  On another level, the flagship 2020 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is one heck of a dense, backward, concentrated wine that’s going to require bottle age. Coming in with the same technical analysis (acidity and alcohol) as the 2018, this full-bodied beauty offers a thrilling nose of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, charcoal, and gravelly earth. Full-bodied on the palate, with a terrific mid-palate and wonderful purity, it holds things close to its vest yet has flawless balance, impeccable purity, and just a great, lengthy finish. Nevertheless, this is one big bruiser of a wine that’s going to demand bottle age. Do your best to hide bottles for 7-8 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following three to four decades.
                  96-98 points
                  Jeb Dunnuck

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