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2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Goce, Kmetija Hedele, Slovenia Dry | White | Still | 13.5%

The 2018 Sauvignon Goče comes from pure ponca soils, and is a crystalline expression of Sauvignon that wows with its purity, salinity, and incredible depth. There’s an energy and purity here, and spice and floral notes on the palate, too. This is brilliant, and drinking so well now.

Ready: 2022 - 2027
2021 L'Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. One of our favourite Pomerol this year, the second wine of Gazin is full of soft red fruits, bramble and black plum. The fruit is juicy and concentrated on the palate. There's a slightly smoky, earthy note, and some mouth-filling tannins creating a fantastic texture. The slightly saline, mineral crunch makes for a really appetising finish. Delicious.

Young: 2026 - 2042
2021 Château Giscours, Cru Classé Margaux Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. Giscours is a real success in this vintage. A lovely silky, charming style with rose petals, graphite, lavender and tobacco framing a core of bramble, black cherry fruit. Fine tannins and a long minerally finish.

Young: 2028 - 2050
2021 Château Haut-Bailly, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan Dry | Red | Still

Tasted 2022. Yields reduced by 60% this year. Savoury, full of tension and a minerally lip-smacking quality. Fleshy red fruit and black berry fruit dominate the palate, with abundant fine tannins. Classic and elegant, with a lovely fresh finish.

Young: 2028 - 2054
2010 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Ruinart White | Sparkling | 12.5%

The 2010 Dom Ruinart shows a richness and texture that's utterly beguiling. This has so much vinous energy: there's a real complexity here, and a mineral length that lasts an age. This is impressive today, but will surely only get even better.

Ready: 2022 - 2035
2021 Château Haut-Brion, 1er Cru Pessac-Léognan Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2022. Spicy, smoky and brooding on the nose, the 2021 from Haut Brion is tightly coiled, full of precise dark fruit and some balancing crunchy red berries. On the palate, earthy, spicy, savoury notes add masses of complexity waiting to unfurl with time in bottle. There's lots of freshness and a bright, fruit-driven finish. 13.8%.

Young: 2028 - 2052

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