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Chateau Beychevelle 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

Chateau Beychevelle 2023 has been released at £718 per case (12x75cl). making it the cheapest Beychevelle on the market and a marvellous investment grade wine with the last 5 vintages showing an... average 15% increase in value – see the graph below. It is a classic example of the benefits of buying wine ‘en primeur’ and a must buy for us all who can get some. When we tasted Beychevelle in Bordeaux last month, we were all in awe as to what a gorgeous wine it was already – all the critics agree. It is without question, one of the stars of the vintage "The 2023 Beychevelle is fabulous. As always, Beychevelle includes quite a bit more Merlot than most wines in the appellation, but the Cabernet is especially high here. Inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, mocha, licorice and lavender build in the glass. This juicy, extroverted Saint-Julien has a ton to offer. The combination of fruit intensity, acid and supporting structure is superb. The 2023 is showy, but not at all overdone. Beychevelle remains one of the most distinctive wines in all of Bordeaux. It is especially classy in this edition. Tasted two times. 2033-2063" 94-96 points, Antonio Galloni "Pure fruit to this, with blueberries, hazelnuts, walnut and blackcurrants. Just like eating grapes at this stage. It has a full body, juicy tannins and a savory finish. Remains vivid and energetic." 94-95 points, James Suckling "From a château that seems to have hit another gear over the past five to seven years, the 2023 Château Beychevelle is based on 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, pulled from 60% of the total production, and will see 18 months in 70% new French oak. Its deep purple hue is followed by a deep, rich, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien loaded with ripe red and blue fruits, leafy herbs, truffle, iron, and spring flowers. It's medium to full-bodied, has a remarkable sense of freshness and purity, velvety tannins, and outstanding length. The 2023 hit 13.3% alcohol with a rock-solid pH of 3.67." 93-96 points, Jeb Dunnuck “The 2023 Beychevelle has turned out especially well this year, exhibiting a more integrated, seductive style than recent vintages that were constructed in a punchier, more extracted register. Offering up aromas of cassis and plums mingled with notions of pen ink, violets and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a deep core of fruit and a classy, suave profile that foregrounds the estate's prime vineyard holdings on the plateau around Ducru-Beaucaillou. It's a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot that represents 50% of the estate's production.” 93-94 points, William Kelley "The 2023 Beychevelle was picked from September 13 through October 6 over 17 days of harvest, partly because of the size of the crop and not having to rush. It has the highest proportion of Merlot under winemaker Philippe Blanc (35%), and it matured in 70% new oak. This has a notably floral and tightly-knit bouquet, leaning a little more toward blue fruit than other Saint-Julien wines tasted from barrel. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with strict tannins that impart a sense of linearity. Very saline, this is a saliva-inducing Beychevelle, lightly spiced with a structured, almost Pauillac-like finish. Excellent." 92-94 points, Neal Martin
Pack Size: 6x75cl£359 (In Bond)
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In Bond£359En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Beychevelle 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

Chateau Beychevelle 2023 has been released at £718 per case (12x75cl). making it the cheapest Beychevelle on the market and a marvellous investment grade wine with the last 5 vintages showing an... average 15% increase in value – see the graph below. It is a classic example of the benefits of buying wine ‘en primeur’ and a must buy for us all who can get some. When we tasted Beychevelle in Bordeaux last month, we were all in awe as to what a gorgeous wine it was already – all the critics agree. It is without question, one of the stars of the vintage "The 2023 Beychevelle is fabulous. As always, Beychevelle includes quite a bit more Merlot than most wines in the appellation, but the Cabernet is especially high here. Inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, mocha, licorice and lavender build in the glass. This juicy, extroverted Saint-Julien has a ton to offer. The combination of fruit intensity, acid and supporting structure is superb. The 2023 is showy, but not at all overdone. Beychevelle remains one of the most distinctive wines in all of Bordeaux. It is especially classy in this edition. Tasted two times. 2033-2063" 94-96 points, Antonio Galloni "Pure fruit to this, with blueberries, hazelnuts, walnut and blackcurrants. Just like eating grapes at this stage. It has a full body, juicy tannins and a savory finish. Remains vivid and energetic." 94-95 points, James Suckling "From a château that seems to have hit another gear over the past five to seven years, the 2023 Château Beychevelle is based on 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, pulled from 60% of the total production, and will see 18 months in 70% new French oak. Its deep purple hue is followed by a deep, rich, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien loaded with ripe red and blue fruits, leafy herbs, truffle, iron, and spring flowers. It's medium to full-bodied, has a remarkable sense of freshness and purity, velvety tannins, and outstanding length. The 2023 hit 13.3% alcohol with a rock-solid pH of 3.67." 93-96 points, Jeb Dunnuck “The 2023 Beychevelle has turned out especially well this year, exhibiting a more integrated, seductive style than recent vintages that were constructed in a punchier, more extracted register. Offering up aromas of cassis and plums mingled with notions of pen ink, violets and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a deep core of fruit and a classy, suave profile that foregrounds the estate's prime vineyard holdings on the plateau around Ducru-Beaucaillou. It's a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot that represents 50% of the estate's production.” 93-94 points, William Kelley "The 2023 Beychevelle was picked from September 13 through October 6 over 17 days of harvest, partly because of the size of the crop and not having to rush. It has the highest proportion of Merlot under winemaker Philippe Blanc (35%), and it matured in 70% new oak. This has a notably floral and tightly-knit bouquet, leaning a little more toward blue fruit than other Saint-Julien wines tasted from barrel. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with strict tannins that impart a sense of linearity. Very saline, this is a saliva-inducing Beychevelle, lightly spiced with a structured, almost Pauillac-like finish. Excellent." 92-94 points, Neal Martin
Pack Size: 12x75cl£718 (In Bond)
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In Bond£718En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 2021

The 2021 Château Duhart-Milon, a distinguished 4ème Cru Classé from Pauillac, stands out for its compelling blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot. This vintage, while facing significant... weather challenges, has showcased the resilience and finesse of the vineyard, located adjacent to the esteemed Château Lafite Rothschild. The wine reveals a bouquet of concentrated dark fruits with a hint of spice, blackcurrants, and blackberries, complemented by a touch of liquorice. Its palate is marked by refined intensity and silky tannins, alongside a notable graphite mineral core, indicative of its exceptional terroir.
Pack Size: 12x75cl£672 (In Bond)
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In Bond£672En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Duhart-Milon 4eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 2021

The 2021 Château Duhart-Milon, a distinguished 4ème Cru Classé from Pauillac, stands out for its compelling blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot. This vintage, while facing significant... weather challenges, has showcased the resilience and finesse of the vineyard, located adjacent to the esteemed Château Lafite Rothschild. The wine reveals a bouquet of concentrated dark fruits with a hint of spice, blackcurrants, and blackberries, complemented by a touch of liquorice. Its palate is marked by refined intensity and silky tannins, alongside a notable graphite mineral core, indicative of its exceptional terroir.
Pack Size: 6x150cl£687 (In Bond)
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In Bond£687En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2019

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020) A juicy, fruity wine with lots of blue fruit, blackberries and dark chocolate. Pretty depth and structure to this. Polished and structured at the same... time Neal Martin, vinous.com The 2019 Talbot has a very cohesive bouquet, "streamlined" being the operative word, before opening gradually to reveal a Pauillac-inspired aromatics, pencil shaving scents permeating the black fruit. Yet it is still unmistakably Talbot. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, creamy in texture with more depth in the middle than previous vintages (a shortcoming that, estate director Jean-Michel Laporte told me in the past he wants to address.) The great aspect of this Talbot is that it doesn't take its foot off the pedal on the finish, exerting impressive grip with that pencil lead lingering in the mouth. Superb. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score. (June 2020)
Pack Size: 6x75cl£246 (In Bond)£314.42 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond£246£314.42Immediate
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 6x75cl£243.98 (In Bond)£312.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond£243.98£312.00Immediate
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 12x75cl£487.96 (In Bond)£624.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond£487.96£624.00Future Arrival
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 6x75cl£243.98 (In Bond)£312.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
Duty StatusPrice(In Bond)Price(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)Availability
In Bond£243.98£312.00Future Arrival
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

One of our most popular releases annually and a firm UK favourite from Saint-Julien, Château Talbot is in our opinion one of the best value left bank clarets. This 2023 has surpassed all... expectations and is offered on the UK market this morning 20.1% down on last year’s 2022. This is a classical style Claret which is absolutely gorgeous, it will last for many years to come and as Neal Martin says, may even be better than the 2022, we concur after tasting in Bordeaux. “A medium- to full-bodied red with very fine tannins. It’s firm and structured, showing a bright, dark-fruited character. Focused, with a good center-palate and a lingering finish. Really polished." 94-95 points, James Suckling "More proof that Talbot is on a roll, revved up and ready to take off. This is a brilliantly juicy but understated Talbot, lovely quality, classically-minded with cassis, blueberry, mint leaf, cocoa bean, espresso and powerful grilled fennel. Great stuff. 60% new oak for ageing, and a generous 54hl/ha yield." 94 points, Jane Anson "The 2023 Talbot is another strong wine for this re-emerging estate. Powerful, deep and impressively resonant, the 2023 is striking. Dark-toned fruit, new leather, lavender and dried herbs build over time. There's terrific depth and intensity here, with fine balance to match. This is a superb showing from Talbot and the team led by Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte. Drink 2030-2053." 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous "Offering up aromas of dark berries, baking chocolate, plums, espresso roast and crushed mint, the 2023 Talbot is medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich but lively core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, penetrating finish. Harvested over the course of fully four weeks, it's a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that attained 13% alcohol." 92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate "The 2023 Talbot contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to date, at 77%. It was picked from September 13 to October 6 at 54hL/ha according to winemaker Jean-Michel Laporte. Matured in 60% new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet that, like one or two fellow Saint-Julien wines, discretely unfolds in the glass. Quite precise with blackberry, cedar and light pencil box scents, there is a Pauillac-like tincture here. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled, grainy tannins. It’s overtly classic in style, albeit with more mid-weight depth compared to some vintages of Talbot. Displaying fine cohesion and sapidity, this fans out on the finish, with a deft touch of white pepper livening things up. This is a very promising Talbot, and I may actually prefer it to the previous vintage." 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Pack Size: 12x75cl£462 (In Bond)
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In Bond£462En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

One of our most popular releases annually and a firm UK favourite from Saint-Julien, Château Talbot is in our opinion one of the best value left bank clarets. This 2023 has surpassed all... expectations and is offered on the UK market this morning 20.1% down on last year’s 2022. This is a classical style Claret which is absolutely gorgeous, it will last for many years to come and as Neal Martin says, may even be better than the 2022, we concur after tasting in Bordeaux. “A medium- to full-bodied red with very fine tannins. It’s firm and structured, showing a bright, dark-fruited character. Focused, with a good center-palate and a lingering finish. Really polished." 94-95 points, James Suckling "More proof that Talbot is on a roll, revved up and ready to take off. This is a brilliantly juicy but understated Talbot, lovely quality, classically-minded with cassis, blueberry, mint leaf, cocoa bean, espresso and powerful grilled fennel. Great stuff. 60% new oak for ageing, and a generous 54hl/ha yield." 94 points, Jane Anson "The 2023 Talbot is another strong wine for this re-emerging estate. Powerful, deep and impressively resonant, the 2023 is striking. Dark-toned fruit, new leather, lavender and dried herbs build over time. There's terrific depth and intensity here, with fine balance to match. This is a superb showing from Talbot and the team led by Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte. Drink 2030-2053." 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous "Offering up aromas of dark berries, baking chocolate, plums, espresso roast and crushed mint, the 2023 Talbot is medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich but lively core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, penetrating finish. Harvested over the course of fully four weeks, it's a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that attained 13% alcohol." 92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate "The 2023 Talbot contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to date, at 77%. It was picked from September 13 to October 6 at 54hL/ha according to winemaker Jean-Michel Laporte. Matured in 60% new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet that, like one or two fellow Saint-Julien wines, discretely unfolds in the glass. Quite precise with blackberry, cedar and light pencil box scents, there is a Pauillac-like tincture here. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled, grainy tannins. It’s overtly classic in style, albeit with more mid-weight depth compared to some vintages of Talbot. Displaying fine cohesion and sapidity, this fans out on the finish, with a deft touch of white pepper livening things up. This is a very promising Talbot, and I may actually prefer it to the previous vintage." 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Pack Size: 6x75cl£231 (In Bond)
Duty StatusPrice(In Bond)Availability
In Bond£231En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.