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  • Powell & Son Barossa Roussanne/Marsanne 2017

    £44.99

    “Dave Powell was the founding winemaker at Torbreck (1994), where he single-handedly built the brand into a major player before being ousted in a business dispute. The 2016s are the third vintage for him and his son Callum under the Powell & Son label. Many of the vineyard sources are similar to those he worked with previously, but there’s no doubt Callum has had an impact on the style of the wines, as they’re definitively not Torbreck. The changes are subtle, but there’s a finer eye on the oak and gentle extraction, all in pursuit of intricacy and detail in the finished wines. “It’s been crucial for me to have Callum come in and give another perspective,” said Powell. The stars of the lineup are the Steinert and Kraehe Shirazes, very different expressions from very different sites, but it is impossible to go wrong with any of the latest releases.”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (238)

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  • Remelluri Granja Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva 2015

    £62.95

    “The 2015 Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha from their estate vineyards. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in barrels of different origins and sizes for 27 to 29 months. The wine shows superb, an undated style of Gran Reserva, using grapes from the three different valleys they have in Remelluri to create their grand vin. It has a classical style, but the oak and the evolution is slower, and the texture shows more of the limestone from the soils. This probably has almost 20% Garnacha, which to Telmo was the grape that was always there in Remelluri, and the grapes were harvested very late. 4,800 bottles were filled in May 2018. Drink: 2021-2030. 95 points

    There is a new wine produced at Remelluri that will be sold at the Place de Bordeaux through the négociants in September 2021. But they will not sell it under the Remelluri name.

    Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (08/21)

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  • Saint Nicolas Le Haut des Clous 2020

    £34.95

    “Aged in large foudre of 3,000 liters for one year and without racking, the 2020 Le Haut des Clous is based on 40-year-old vines and offers ripe and concentrated fruit but also a deep and pure bouquet of schist and salts. Full-bodied, round and creamy on the palate, this is a rich but pure and elegant, persistently salty and finely tannic Haut les Clous with a long and complex finish. This is an excellent 2020 from Thierry Michon. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Drink: 2022-2038. 93 points”

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (06/22)

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  • Suenen Extra Brut C+C Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru N.V.

    £69.95

    “From Suenen’s holdings Cramant and Chouilly, where the soils are deeper than in Oiry, the NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru C + C is based on the 2016 vintage and was disgorged in June 2019 with three grams per liters dosage. Unwinding in the glass with scents of sweet pastry, yellow apples, spices, white flowers and almonds, it’s medium-bodied, precise and racy, with tangy acids and an attractively fleshy core of fruit, concluding with a saline finish. Drink: 2020-2035. 93 points

    Abandoning a career as a semi-professional basketball player, Aurélien Suenen returned to his family estate in 2008. Beginning with a range of non-vintage bottles, he began producing lieu-dit bottlings from his most characterful, optimally sited parcels with the 2013 vintage. Certified organic from 2020 onwards, his vins clairs are vinified in tanks, concrete eggs and used barrels from Damy, complemented by some purchased wood from Stockinger. Tirage takes place after nine to 10 months on the lees, and nothing is released onto the market until it has seen just as long as that on cork after disgorgement. Suenen’s progress has been thrilling to watch—I’ve been following him since my student days—and the wines reviewed here are the finest I’ve seen to date from this immensely promising talent. Readers will find much to admire.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (03/21)

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  • Tenuta di Trinoro 2019

    £274.95

    “This is a stunning wine and one of the best in this report covering the icons of Tuscany. The 2019 Tenuta di Trinoro is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Fruit is sourced from the very best parcels, and the blending formula changes according to vintage and the style desired by vintner Andrea Franchetti. These vineyard parcels vary in altitude, ranging from 400 to 600 meters above sea level, and the soils are quite varied with pockets of clay, sand and rock. The Trinoro is profoundly deep and pure with a solid core of black fruit that is framed by an elegant contour of spice, tobacco, smoke and crushed stone. To the palate, the wine is long and the finish can be counted in minutes, but the entire experience is beautifully streamlined and velvety. This vintage saw an important freeze event on the 7th of May, and 9,000 fire candles were lit in the lower vineyard blocks to fight off frost damage. Drink: 2023-2048. 100 points

    “Tenuta di Trinoro is a vast mosaic of soil types,” says proprietor Andrea Franchetti, who lives in a rustic farmhouse overlooking the vines. The high-density vines are over 20 years old and their root systems are fully developed. The estate counts 23 hectares of vines between 400 and 620 meters in altitude. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are the heart of the estate, and there are smaller plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as well. High-density planting, fruit selection in the vineyard, low yields, full phenolic ripeness and concentration give these wines a unique and unmistakable personality, Franchetti explains: “The wines are extreme in their perfumes, color and taste. They can be enjoyed in the near term but are also built for long aging.””

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (10/21)

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  • Tenuta di Trinoro Bianco Trinoro 2019

    £58.75

    “Only in its third year, this Semillon-based white is a relatively new experiment for a vintner who has made important strides in modern Italian red wine. The Tenuta di Trinoro 2019 Bianco di Trinoro is beautifully smooth and silky rich in texture. The intensity of the mouthfeel gives momentum and a lasting flavor profile. Orchard fruit, pear, apricot and fleshy apple segue to a mild point of mineral or crushed stone. The fruit is harvested from one of the estate’s highest plots (at 630 meters in altitude) with sandy soils. Production is only 2,446 bottles. Drinking window: 2021-2030. 93 points

    “Tenuta di Trinoro is a vast mosaic of soil types,” says proprietor Andrea Franchetti, who lives in a rustic farmhouse overlooking the vines. The high-density vines are over 20 years old and their root systems are fully developed. The estate counts 23 hectares of vines between 400 and 620 meters in altitude. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are the heart of the estate, and there are smaller plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as well. High-density planting, fruit selection in the vineyard, low yields, full phenolic ripeness and concentration give these wines a unique and unmistakable personality, Franchetti explains: “The wines are extreme in their perfumes, color and taste. They can be enjoyed in the near term but are also built for long aging.””

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (10/21)

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  • Tenuta di Trinoro Palazzi 2019

    £237.95

    “Because of frost and a cold spring, some of the vineyard parcels at this estate saw late harvest dates. But the Merlot was the first to come off the vines by the 14th of September. The Tenuta di Trinoro 2019 Palazzi is a pure expression of Merlot with incoming fruit from the Palazzi vineyard that is characterized by dense clay soils. The wine’s intensity is what stands out most, and that power is fueled by lovely nuances of black fruit, spice, sweet tobacco and baker’s chocolate. The alcohol content weighs in at 15.5%. Palazzi excels in terms of mouthfeel. The smooth richness and deep softness achieved here is only possible with this grape. Furthermore, it seems only possible in this spectacular, sun-drenched corner of undiscovered Tuscany known as Sarteano. Drink: 2022-2045. 96 points

    “Tenuta di Trinoro is a vast mosaic of soil types,” says proprietor Andrea Franchetti, who lives in a rustic farmhouse overlooking the vines. The high-density vines are over 20 years old and their root systems are fully developed. The estate counts 23 hectares of vines between 400 and 620 meters in altitude. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are the heart of the estate, and there are smaller plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as well. High-density planting, fruit selection in the vineyard, low yields, full phenolic ripeness and concentration give these wines a unique and unmistakable personality, Franchetti explains: “The wines are extreme in their perfumes, color and taste. They can be enjoyed in the near term but are also built for long aging.””

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (10/21)

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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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  • Terres de Velle Meursault Les Luchets Vieilles Vignes 2017

    £62.95

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  • Terres de Velle Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes 2018

    £89.75

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  • Thillardon Chenas Vibrations 2022

    £31.95

    “The 2022 Chénas “Vibrations” comes from sedimentary and granite soils. It underwent a minimum 20-day maceration, the two parcels blended together after a barrel selection. This offers a perfumed nose of wild strawberry, redcurrant and sous—bois with faint touches of orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a very attractive piquancy. Plenty of spice develops toward the finish, lingering in the mouth long after the wine departs. Drinking window: 2024-2032. 91 points”

    Neal Martin, Vinous (04/24)

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