New Releases

2022 Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2023. 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Another great wine by the team at Canon-La-Gaffelière. Fantastic balance with densely packed, ripe black fruit on the nose and palate. There's a lot of richness and depth here but just as much finesse and savoury character, leaving it long and appetising on the finish.

Young: 2026 - 2048
2022 Château Haut-Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2023. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. 14.2% abv. Owned by the Cazes family of Lynch Bages. The 2022 is firm and structured, with intense black fruit and densely-packed tannins. This is very much destined for the long haul. As it opens up in the glass, a silky texture emerges with graphite and spice lifting from the core of dense black fruit. Very impressive.

Young: 2032 - 2055
2022 Château Nenin, Pomerol Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2023. Rich, creamy, plush and concentrated. There's blackberry, plum, blueberry and subtle raspberry on the nose and palate, with a velvet texture and sweet spice like cinnamon and clove. From the Delon family of Léoville-Las-Cases.

Young: 2028 - 2050
2022 La Mondotte, Grand Cru St-Emilion Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2023. Complex and energetic with lots of aromatic and floral character. Dark berry fruit and blueberry, with lavendar, dried herbs and some more lifted fresh mint towards the finish with salty notes. Dark chocolate richness but vibrant and fresh on the finish.

Young: 2029 - 2052
2022 Clos de l'Oratoire, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2023. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Complex and energetic with lots of layered aromatic blue fruit and raspberry. Red cherry, black cherry and plum make a juicy, concentrated mid-palate and there are cooler, saline notes towards the finish.

Young: 2029 - 2049

Recent additions to our fine wine broking list


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