Wine

A delicious, world-class Bordeaux

2009 Château Lafon-Rochet, 4ème Cru, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux

This Château Lafon-Rochet has an amazing flavour, with further ageing potential, says Matthew Jukes.

A truly spectacular chardonnay

2015 Trinity Hill, Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

This is the finest wine I have tasted under this label, says Matthew Jukes. It is scintillatingly well made.

The world’s finest Aussie shiraz

2013 La Violetta, Up! Shiraz, Great Southern, Western Australia

Don’t delay, says Matthew Jukes. When it comes to great shiraz, you need to own Up!

The best Kiwi pinot noir for just £15

2015 Yealands Estate, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand

Very few Kiwis can make stunning pinot noir at 15 quid, says Matthew Jukes. Yealands Estate is one.

Les Gendrines: a truly astounding musketeer

2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Les Gendrines, Domaine Pierre Gaillard, Northern Rhône, France

If you are seeking a bit of splendid viognier without spending 30 or 40 quid, then look to this master.

A whispering angel to guide you to the summer

2016 Whispering Angel, Sacha Lichine, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France

This is a perfect Whispering Angel and it will appeal from the moment it is poured into your glass, says Matthew Jukes.

A charming, seductive and graceful white Burgundy

2014 Berry Bros. & Rudd Puligny- Montrachet by Jean-Louis Chavy, Burgundy, France

This Puligny-Montrachet is just the wine to plug the gap while you’re waiting for 2015’s Burgundies to arrive, says Matthew Jukes.

The day I supped 600 bottles of wine and lived to tell the tale

2013 Deep Woods Estate, Redlands Cabernet / Shiraz,

If you want a sample of winemaking genius, look no further than this Aussie red, says Matthew Jukes.

A battle-torn Gigglejuice fashioned for Orcs

2012 Gigondas, Domaine Saint Gaya

Matthew Jukes tastes a heroic wine seemingly fashioned for Orcs and Ogres to slake their thirst after a bit of light slaughter.

An inexpensive Champagne that will knock your socks off

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I opened this bottle of fizz on a whim and it stopped me in my tracks, says Matthew Jukes.

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