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En Primeur Latest Releases

by Giles Cooper (Head of Marketing & PR)

Today's releases are from the magical 'satellite' estates owned and managed by Denis Durantou, all-round winemaking genius and owner of the Pomerol legend L’Eglise Clinet. Even in less vaunted vintages Denis’ wines deliver the goods at an exceptional price; in better years, they become the very definition of a ‘no-brainer’. 

Our visit to taste Denis’ wines is always a highlight and 2016 was no exception. Denis has proven himself once again to be the master both in vineyard and winery: he always knows exactly when to pick, and he is the king of tannin management – his wines always boast the perfect balance of structure and finesse, generosity and ageability. 

The Wines:

  • Saintayme 2016 - GBP 125 - “This is very dense and beautiful yet it’s agile and exciting." (Suckling, 92-93pts)
  • Montlandrie 2016 - GBP 175 - "superb" (Neal Martin, 91-93pts)
  • Les Cruzelles 2016 - GBP 200 - "it could be one of the Right Bank's outstanding values.” (Neal Martin, 91-93pts)
  • La Chenade 2016 - GBP 140 - "Very elegant, very suave, very promising.” (Neal Martin, 90-92pts)

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