2015 L'Exubrance du Clos Cantenac Ros, Bordeaux, France (£19.99, arriving in the UK in April, Private Cellar, 01353-721999, PrivateCellar.co.uk).
If you haven't already, you must get in touch with Private Cellar to order your 2015 Chteau de Sours Ros for your summer parties. As always, it is simply stunning and the price slidesdown to only £8.50 for hefty orders.This is a pre-Budget price and the offer ends this weekend, so if you want any bottles, magnums, double magnums or imperials, you must shout now!
Martin Krajewski, owner of ros experts Chteau de Sours, lured his talented winemaker daughter Charlotte over from her job in New Zealand for a very special project last year. The 2015 is already set to be an epic vintage in Bordeaux, but even she didn't expect him to ask her to make a top flight ros from the family's Saint-Emilion property, Clos Cantenac.
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My featured wine is phenomenal like nothing I have ever tasted. A tiny amount of stock has been made, including a handful of magnums, and you must speak now if you want to own the rarest ros on earth.
Fermented in 15% new French hogsheads and using second- and third-fill white wine barrels that they purchased from a "well-known producer in Pessac-Lognan", L'Exubrance is a bottle with a vinolok closure (see the photo) and it is as close to heaven as it gets.
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Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades and during this time has written 14 wine books.
Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, the One Day Wine School, an indulgent day of tasting and learning first performed in 2006.
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Matthew is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine and, with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’. He was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner.
Matthew is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. His thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.
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