To a perennial favourite with our in-store customers is Château Sénéjac, which we are delighted to offer and highly recommend at £112.00 IB per case.
Château Leoville Barton is released and offered @ £745.00 IB per case which has received positive reviews from the critics.
96-97 Points - James Suckling
This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015.
92-93 Points - James Suckling
Love the stone, tar and black currant in this. Full and tight with firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Spicy, too. Can’t wait to see how this evolves. Serious.
Château Pedesclaux is superb in 2016 and comes highly recommend by us and many of the leading critics @ £198.00 IB per case of six.
Neal Martin places Pedesclaux on-par with the likes of Léoville Barton, which I fear, will be released close to double the price...
Château Lagrange is a great buy and “may well rank as the finest produced” says Neil Martin. Offered at £420.00 IB per case
90-92 Points - Neal Martin “The 2016 La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Denis Durantou's estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol. It was picked 24-29 September for the Merlot and 6 October for the Cabernet Franc at 39 hectoliters per hectare and then matured in 40% new oak. It has a lovely nose that needed some coaxing from the glass, eventually revealing black cherries and touches of bergamot with Earl Grey following later. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh right from the start, very harmonious with an elegant, quite minerally finish. Very elegant, very suave, very promising.”
92-93 Points - James Suckling “So delicious already with delicious depth and fruitiness, yet this always retains its balance and length. Fine tannins and a raspberry, cassis finish. You want to drink this now.”
91-93 Neal Martin “The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou's second estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol, is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked 22-29 September and on 6 October, respectively. The yield is 40 hectoliters per hectare, and it is matured in 50% new oak. It has a very fragrant bouquet with perfumed red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit infused with minerals, like the La Chenade, very harmonious and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, crisp acidity, a little spicier than the La Chenade and perhaps with a touch more persistence on the finish. Cellar space should be made for this sensual and engaging wine, and if prices follow their trend as in previous years, it could be one of the Right Bank's outstanding values”.
Château Brane Cantenac has received huge praise from Neal Martin who places it above Château Palmer (£2,840.00), 96-98 & Rauzan Segla (95-97) and just one point off this morning’s release from Château Margaux... Suckling support’s Neil Martin’s praise by awarding 95-96 and believes it to be “One of the best ever from here”
We are delighted to offer their superb 2016 @ £315.00 IB per case of 6
Château Potensac, which is produced by the Leoville Lascases team is superb in 2016 and comes Highly Recommended @ £210.00 IB per case...
The ’16 has received excellent scores from all the leading critics’ with Neal Martin awarding 90-92, James Suckling 93-94 “a racy and focused Potensac with wonderful density and finesse as well as a firm and polished tannins that hold the whole thing together. A beautiful, reasoned young red. One of best Potensacs in a long time”
An impressive 17.0 from Jancis MW “Bright crimson. Racy and very rich and polished. Lovely tannins. Very juicy. Some tannin and potential underneath. Firm structure but no austerity. GV?” and 90 points from Jane Anson / Decanter who insists this is a “A definite buy this year”