Be the first in Britain to bag these liquid-gold gems
Buy these show-stopping wines and blow your mind in the most elegant way imaginable, says Matthew Jukes.
2016 Riesling, Grand Cru Schlossberg, Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France£35.60, Justerini & Brooks, 020-7484 6400, Justerinis.com
This week, I have a shopping list for you from my favourite estate in Alsace. Not only was the 2016 vintage a gem in this region, but every single wine here is arriving on these shores next week, so you can be the very first in the UK to own these eminently affordable, liquid gold wines.
First, 2016 Pinot Blanc Rserve (£18.80) is my favourite incarnation of this grape in the world. 2016 Riesling Cuve Tho (£24.60) is made from old vines and this is one of the most linear and enthralling rieslings in the whole region. My featured wine comes from a magnificent Grand Cru vineyard and it shows incredible tension and finesse. Even though it is young its magnificence is patently clear to comprehend, and the length on the palate is absurd.
I rarely recommend gewurz, but 2016 Gewurztraminer Rserve Personelle (£25.20) flies in the face of all of the traditional descriptors for this grape. This wine is quiet, precise, demure and heartbreakingly refreshing with an exquisite nose, but no trace of sweetness or fat on its frame. Lastly, 2016 Gewurztraminer Altenbourg (£37.60) packs lime leaf and jasmine into the gewurz model, shunning unwanted soapiness and tropical tones for restrain and unutterably majesty.
My advice is to buy every single one of these show-stopping wines and blow your own mind in the most elegant way imaginable.
Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (MatthewJukes.com).