New Releases

Hibiki 21-year-old Whisky, Japan Spirit | Whisky | 43%

Hibiki 21 Year Old is a remarkable blend of malt and grain whiskies from the Suntory distillery portfolio, creating a harmonious and balanced dram. It has been awarded the ‘World’s Best Blended Whisky’ four times at the World Whiskies Awards (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2019). It is Japan’s most renowned blended whisky and one of the finest in the world.

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mayacamas, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley Red | Still

Founded in 1889, Mayacamas is one of the most iconic properties in California. With vineyards planted 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea-level, this has some rugged, mountain, wild herb character alongside ripe blackcurrant and plum. A timeless style of Napa Cabernet that more than matches up to the best of the old world, this has character, charm and savoury elegance.

Ready: 2023 - 2050
2013 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut, Taittinger Dry | White | Sparkling | 12.5%

Comtes de Champagne has become one of the most sought-after and successful Champagne releases in recent years. It has a huge fan base, and for a very good reason. The wines are absolutely delicious. The ageing potential of Comtes de Champagne is well documented, and the 2013 has all the requisite qualities to make old bones. It is so silky smooth, gliding to a low speed, long, tapered finnish. It has been released at the perfect moment, just as the wine reveals its faultless dimensions. It should go on making fans happy for many years to come.

Ready: 2023 - 2040
2013 La Côte aux Enfants Champagne, Bollinger White | Sparkling

This cuvée made its first appearance with the 2012 vintage. It is the only Bollinger Champagne sourced from a single plot, grand cru La Côte aux Enfants in the village Aÿ. It’s a steep-sided 4 hectare vineyard established by Jacques Bollinger between 1926 and 1934. This historic piece of land has two defining features: the south slope, which had been vinified as a still red wine (coteaux champenois), and the north-west slope, which was previously used exclusively to blend into La Grande Année Rosé. Now these Pinot Noir vines have emerged as a source of a hugely exciting single vineyard vintage Champagne, revealing Bollinger’s knack for making a vinous, Burgundian style of sumptuous Champagne. The wine was fermented in oak barrels and aged for 7 years on its lees.

Ready: 2023 - 2040

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