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2021 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. Full of classic Pauillac character with firm structure, herbal lift, graphite complexity and a core of savoury dark fruit. This isn't overly opulent, but has lots of power, complex licquorice and leather notes, and a mineral-tinged finish. 13%.

Young: 2026 - 2044
from £79.00
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2021 Château Peymouton, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. Peymouton in 2021 shows a good level of ripeness with fresh, sappy red berries and some darker, more brooding fruit underneath. The structure is firm at this early stage, with lots of fine tannins and fresh acidity. The whole palate is tightly wound, ready to age gracefully in bottle.

Young: 2026 - 2040
from £25.00
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2021 Château Pichon-Longueville (Baron), Cru Classé Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. This vintage is the smallest there has ever been, but the wine is fantastic, full of tension and pure Cabernet character, with more Cabernet Sauvignon than ever in the blend. There's purity and a density to the wine, without the fruit character being overly ripe. There's great freshness here with minty notes on the mid-palate and a cranberry crunch on the finish.

Young: 2026 - 2052
from £222.00
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2008 Amarone della Valpolicella, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto Red | Still | 16.5%

Ready: 2022 - 2040
2021 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. Rich, powerful, and inky with concentration of blackberry, raspberry, pepper, and dark chocolate flavours. Spicy, clove notes from 50% new oak. There’s a real lift and elegance to this to carry that generosity, possibly from some careful use of whole bunch fermentation. It finishes long, with saline flavours balancing the richness of this seriously impressive Moulis.

Young: 2028 - 2046
2009 Amarone della Valpolicella, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto Red | Still | 16.5%

Ready: 2022 - 2045
1986 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Cru Classé Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Drinking beautifully now, this 1986 from Grand-Puy-Lacoste is classic Pauillac, with soft, developed black fruit, graphite and mint flavours. There is still some weight and firmness to the tannins, and the blackcurrant and blackberry flavours are dense and concentrated. There are more savoury tones on the palate with tobacco, woody herbs, earth and truffle.

Ready: 2022 - 2045
from £290.00
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1986 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Cru Classé Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Drinking beautifully now, this 1986 from Grand-Puy-Lacoste is classic Pauillac, with soft, developed black fruit, graphite and mint flavours. There is still some weight and firmness to the tannins, and the blackcurrant and blackberry flavours are dense and concentrated. There are more savoury tones on the palate with tobacco, woody herbs, earth and truffle.

Ready: 2022 - 2042
from £145.00
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2021 Réserve de Pichon Comtesse, Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. One of our favourite second wines this vintage, this is medium-bodied and appetising, with mineral notes, spicy cedar, and grippy tannins. The fruit character is restrained but ripe and mostly of dark berry fruits. Refined and savoury, this is a lovely wine.

Young: 2026 - 2038
from £68.00
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