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September 16th, 2020

Decanter: September Bordeaux Place Releases

Decanter: September Bordeaux Place Releases

Tasting September releases: world-beating wines set for the Bordeaux ‘Place’

2017 Joseph Phelps Insignia – 96 Points
This has a real sense of freshness and grip. A pure expression of Cabernet with a shot of eucalyptus and menthol, extremely concentrated but with elegance and power. The tannins just grip on to your palate and don't let go leading to a lovely chewy finish. This is great stuff, with a discernibly finessed style that shows a fine tannic balance magnified through the lens of Californian heat and laced through with cassis, espresso and chocolate block. Great structure, this will take a few decades of ageing in its stride. -Jane Anson (Aug. 2020)

2017 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points
Packed with both charm and character with a powerfully spicy punch. Clear espresso flavours alongside mocha, grilled sarments, cassis and smoked bilberries. There are confident, ripped tannins also showing a muscular structure that is going to go the distance. Second vintage on the Place. – Jane Anson (Aug. 2020)

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