2014 Folding Hill, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand (about £25, Amps Fine Wines, 01832-273502; Appellation Nation, 01242-541144; Hercules Wine Warehouse, 01304-617100; Butlers Wine Cellar, 01273-621638; Noel Young Wines, 01223-566744; Old Chapel Cellars, 01872-270545; Oxford Wine Company, 01865-301144; Planet of The Grapes, 020-248 1892; Prohibition Wines, 020-8444 4804; Quaff Wine, 01273-820320; Sheldon's Wine Cellars, 01608-661409; The Sampler, 020-7225 5091; The Secret Cellar, 01892-537981; The Vineking, 01737-221311).
This reads like a directory of top indie wine merchants and it is. The reason for this avalanche of fine wine companies is that these are the chosen few who will be receiving a handful of cases each of the latest release of Folding Hill Pinot from the great Tim Kerruish.
This wine is "on the water" as I write, due to arrive in early October, but by the time is it physically in the country it is likely to have sold out, so I have come up with a cunning plan and that is to alert my MoneyWeek disciples before the word gets out! Take advantage of this headstart and reserve your stock. I wrote up the 2009 on this very page four years ago and tipped it for the top. With the vines now 13 years old, the fruit on show here has gathered even more class and complexity, marking it as a very accomplished piece of winemaking indeed.
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Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (MatthewJukes.com).
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.
He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and has written a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. His four highly-acclaimed, annual wine reports – the Burgundy En Primeur Report, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report, the Piemonte Report and the 100 Best Australian Wines – are published on his website, www.matthewjukes.com.
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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