Every September, distribution network La Place de Bordeaux releases a number of new wines to the market. The platform has become increasingly popular with wines from outside Bordeaux – for example, Francis Ford Coppola’s Napa winery has recently announced its plans to use La Place. As such, Liv-ex has revealed its top picks for the forthcoming month.
Opus One 2015
The 2014 vintage received acclaim from numerous critics, but James Suckling has already admitted he likes the 2015 “slightly better,” scoring it 98 points.
Almaviva’s 2015 stole the show last year when it was announced as James Suckling’s 2017 wine of the year. The 2016, while not a perfect 100-point scorer, is still a “very fine and elegant” offering. Suckling gave it 97 points.
This Super Tuscan received 100 points from James Suckling, who called it “truly phenomenal” and asked if it could be “the greatest Solaia ever.”
Antonio Galloni has described the 2015 as “simply extraordinary,” awarding it 99 points and noting that “I can’t remember ever tasting a young Masseto with this much pure harmony.”
Beaucastel, Hommage J Perrin 2016
A firm favourite with critics, this one was awarded 98-100 points by Joe Czerwinkski of The Wine Advocate, and 99 points by Matt Walls of Decanter.