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2016 Vintage Port Release If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance. Exuberant fruit, refinement, balance, refreshing acidity, powerful tannins and commanding structure can be found in every single wine which was featured at the […]

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The very first Provençal rosé gin ever made is launched this week and it is delicious – see below! 2017 Peter Yealands, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£11.59, Waitrose).  With more depth and a longer finish than most Kiwi Sauvignons, this Reserve level wine is genuinely dry and it shows none of the soapiness […]

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I popped into newly-revamped Jeroboams on Pont Street, in Belgravia, the other day and set about tasting twenty wines, all priced under £20.  It was a tremendous experience, not least because Wine Director Peter Mitchell MW is eminently aware that it is a doddle to buy the dear stuff, but fiendishly difficult to track down […]

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2017 Whispering Angel, Caves d’Esclans, Sacha Lichine, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France I have been tracking this wine since day one – and I mean eleven years ago when Sacha Lichine realised his dream to launch an elite Provence Rosé.  As every year rolls by Whispering Angel reaches out to thousands more palates.  Nowadays millions […]

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The Ricasoli family, from the Castello di Brolio in Giaole in the heart of Tuscany, has been immersed in wine since 1141. Their family tree, reproduced in a print from 1584, is one of the first images of the Chianti region and they exported their wines from the late 1600s to both Amsterdam and England.  […]

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Things are looking Rosé While it has taken our wine industry two or three decades to finesse its sparkling offering into a world-class beast and, of course, there is much more to come, the still rosé sector is a toddler, just finding its feet.  Having said this, the last three years have seen a marked […]

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The post Vineyard Magazine – April Issue – Things are looking rosé appeared first on Matthew Jukes.

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A few crazy deals on whites this week and two debut bargain-priced reds to snap up. 2016 Hill-Smith Estate, Eden Valley Chardonnay, South Australia (£11.99, reduced to £8.99, until 15 May, Waitrose).  Loopy price alert – I say this because I know just how stunning the grapes are in this wine and if this flavour […]

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MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines from Lea & Sandeman (t) 020 7244 0522 quote MoneyWeek (w) www.leaandsandeman.co.uk All of the prices mentioned are exclusive to this MoneyWeek offer and based on cases of 12 bottles.  You can buy a mixed, ‘tasting’  or two bottles of each wine for £160 (reduced from £186.60) www.moneyweek.com/wineclub Lea […]

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I tasted the new releases from pioneering Rhône heavyweights Guigal the other day and it was business as usual until I encountered the cheeky 2016 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc (approx. £12.99, www.portlandwine.co.uk, www.noblegreenwines.co.uk, www.lokiwine.co.uk).  The new vintage of this justly revered white wine classic is absolutely terrific.  A complex blend, with Viognier leading the way, this is […]

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The post 2016 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu-Dit, E. Guigal, Northern Rhône, France appeared first on Matthew Jukes.

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2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné new release tasting with Caroline Frey  10th April 2018 All Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage is being farmed biodynamically at Jaboulet and this clarity of flavour, underpinned by minerality, in every wine, is abundantly clear.  The wines of the past eras were oily and rich for the whites or heavy and often […]

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