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  • Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2021

    £39.95

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  • Tablas Creek Vineyard Roussanne 2019

    £36.49

    “The 2019 Roussanne is energetic and aromatic, and with its unique exotic character, it offers some potential for added complexity with another 3-5 years of bottle age. It has dynamic aromas of musk and white pepper that segue to bass tones of beeswax, roasted almonds and mushrooms. The palate explodes with ripe fruits and pungent spices and then broadens out for a long, honeyed finish. 1,300 cases were produced. Drink: 2022-2028. 93+ points”

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (03/22)

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  • Tawse Gevrey-Chambertin 2019

    £62.49

    “The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village contains 20% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a lovely, lilting brambly red berry nose infused with orange blossom and sous-bois aromas; very charming. The palate is silky-smooth on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, hints of dark chocolate infusing the red fruit and a persistent finish. Excellent. Drinking window: 2022-2032. 90-92 points

    Nowadays I reserve an entire morning to taste through the complete range of Domaine Tawse and their wide range of négociant wines under Marchand-Tawse. That is not only because of the sheer number of wines, but also because discussing the vintage with winemakers Pascal Marchand and Mark Fincham is always an illuminating exercise. “In 2019 we started late, which was different to 2018 and 2020,” Fincham told me. “It was especially late in terms of flowering. It was a cold spring and then we had a hot summer, though not as warm as 2018 or 2003. The growing season developed differently because of the lateness. It was very dry and in summer, some places where people regularly go fishing, had completely dried up and this reduced yields further and enhanced concentration. Fortunately we had small showers just at the right point. What we learned from 2018 was that we had to be very reactive in the vineyard, even though a couple of cuvées like the Longecourt reached 15.0°. But, most of the cuvées reached 13.5° to 14.0°. In 2018 people had more problems with stuck fermentation but in 2019, despite the higher alcohol, the fermentations were smoother. In 2018 the proportion of skin to juice was much higher. In 2019 there was two-thirds juice to one-third solid matter, which is a bigger proportion than normal and this lead to more concentration. In 2018 it was around one-quarter solid to three-quarters juice. We started the picking on 12 September in Beaune and finished with the Musigny on 26 September. In 2018 and 2020 you had to jump around between vineyards whereas in 2019 it was a classic order of picking. We couldn’t give the pickers a break. Since 2018 we have a world full of surprises. We used to be able to read the vintage more easily. Things are less predictable these days, though the surprises are on the good side.”

    In recent years I have been consistently impressed with the wines on both the Domaine and négociant side of this ever-expanding enterprise. As is customary, the inward investment of a wealthy entrepreneur, in this case Murray Tawse, upset the Burgundy purists that believe a Burgundy proprietor should been toiling out in their vines from dawn to dusk making sure their hands are as calloused as possible. But in vino veritas – these wines prove themselves time and again where it counts – in the wine glass. Their miniscule holdings in Musigny managed to produce a sublime 2019, whilst both their Clos Saint-Denis and Clos de la Roche are outstanding, the former just edging it at the moment. Also the Charmes-Chambertin is one of the best you will find. Away from the Grand Crus there is plenty to savour, especially in the Gevrey appellation, evidenced by wonderful showing of Lavaux Saint-Jacques and Les Champeaux. I also appreciated strong performances in the Beaune appellation, not least a superb Teurons with lip-smacking salinity.”

    Neal Martin, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra 2020

    £41.45

    “There is a lot of finesse in the 2020 Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra, with a fine texture and almost powdery, elegant tannins, and it transmits a sensation of harmony. It’s perfumed and floral and has more red than black fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, precise, clean, tasty and long. It’s ripe, but the alcohol (15%) is completely unnoticeable. In fact, it feels less ripe than the Granito from 2020 that I tasted next to it. 4,104 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2022. Drink: 2023-2030. 96 points

    Telmo Rodríguez has a project in Gredos, and I tasted mostly 2020s with winemakers Marc Isart and vineyard manager Aitor Fernández. They compare 2020 with 2016 and 2021 to fresher wines like 2018, but with the effect of the frost from late April, and the wines have less color than the 2020s and 2022s.

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (05/23)

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  • Telmo Rodriguez Pegaso Granito 2020

    £40.45

    “The sensation of ripeness in the 2020 Pegaso Granito was a little higher than the Pizarra version, despite having a little less alcohol (14.5%), a fascinating comparison every year. The grapes were fully destemmed (in past years, there was always a percentage of full clusters) and matured in 500- and 600-liter oak barrels for 18 months. The grapes from the granite are always harvested one week later, and still the alcohol is a little lower. It’s very tasty and fine-grained. The style of the wine is somewhere between the 2018 and 2019. 4,505 bottles were filled in May 2022. Drink: 2023-2029. 95 points

    Telmo Rodríguez has a project in Gredos, and I tasted mostly 2020s with winemakers Marc Isart and vineyard manager Aitor Fernández. They compare 2020 with 2016 and 2021 to fresher wines like 2018, but with the effect of the frost from late April, and the wines have less color than the 2020s and 2022s.

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (05/23)

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  • Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino di Biserno 2021

    £48.25

    “The Tenuta di Biserno 2021 Il Pino di Biserno is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet-adjacent aromas come through nicely with dark fruit, blackberry and exotic spice. The wine is full-bodied in texture and structure, although it manages slightly more contained richness on the mid-palate. That gives Il Pino a more accessible disposition. It closes with a bright note of sweet cherry.Drink: 2022-2031. 94 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (05/23)

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  • Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino 2018

    £43.95

    “A darkly floral bouquet of musky red currants and hints of savory spice wafts up from the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino. lt’s silky and pliant, with herbal-tinged red and black fruits that flow across a core of saline-minerality. The 2018 finishes long and staining to the senses, with a web of fine tannins offset by hints of citrus-tinged blackberry. There’s an underlying power here seldom seen in the 2018 vintage, but patience will be required. Drinking window: 2025-2031. 93 points”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (12/22)

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  • Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Duelecci Est 2016

    £78.95

    “The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Duelecci Est keeps you coming back to the glass with its seductive bouquet of mineral-tinged cherries, blackberries and exotic spice. With coaxing, balsam herbs, tobacco and hints of dried citrus come to the fore. It’s deeply textural, almost creamy in feel, yet perfectly balanced, offering rich dark fruits offset by hints of sour tangerine, as an air of earth tones and violets forms toward the close. This is structured and long, youthful and chewy, yet still primary and intense, promising many years of positive development in collectors’ cellars. Well done. Drinking window: 2024-2032. 94 points”

    Eric Guido, Vinous (12/21)

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  • Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole 2021

    £37.95

    “The 2021 Le Cupole (a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot) is the well-priced entry-level red from one of the most prolific and creative wine estates in Tuscany. Le Cupole is velvety and full-bodied with dark fruit, dried cherry and sweet earth or terracotta. This is an incredible value. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, and the wine is matured in neutral barrique and cement. Some 100,000 bottles were released. Drink: 2023-2035. 94 points

    Andrea Franchetti, one of the most beloved figures in Italian wine, passed away at the end of 2021 at 72 years old. Andrea created Tenuta di Trinoro, an iconic estate in Tuscany and was an Etna trailblazer. He founded Passopisciaro (now Vini Franchetti) on the Sicilian volcano. His son Benjamin Franchetti continues in his footsteps with winemakers Lorenzo Fornaini and Cologero Portanesse. Carlo Franchetti makes Pinot Noir under the name Sancaba in San Casciano dei Bagni.

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (05/23)

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  • Tenute Sella Bramaterra 2015

    £33.95

    “The 2015 Bramaterra is beguiling, complex and full of character. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, cedar, wild flowers, star anise and mint are very nicely lifted in this attractive, weightless Bramaterra from Sella. This is an especially savory style, with the fruit pushed into the background. Drinking window: 2022-2030. 91 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (06/23)

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  • Tenute Sella Lessona Omaggio a Quintino Sella 2006

    £89.95

    “Tenuta Sella’s 2006 Lessona Omaggio a Quintino Sella is a poignant reminder that we really need to drink more wines from northern Piedmont. Even better than it was last year ago, the 2006 soars out of the glass with a heady mélange of new leather, tobacco, savory herbs, black cherries and spices, all underpinned by bright saline notes that refresh the palate after every taste. 96 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (12/13)

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  • Terres de Velle Chassagne-Montrachet La Platiere 2018

    £71.95

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