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Matthew Jukes

Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and his four highly-acclaimed, annual wine Reports, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piemonte and 100 Best Australian Wines are published on his website www.matthewjukes.com.

2016 Roda I Reserva: this cosmic creation was well worth the wait
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2016 Roda I Reserva: this cosmic creation was well worth the wait

From the epic nose to the depth of flavour, everything about this 2016 Rioja is astounding.
15 Oct 2021
2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted
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2020 Soalheiro: the finest Vinho Verde I have ever tasted

This exquisitely expressive, top-of-the-range wine is a true epicurean’s delight.
8 Oct 2021
2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white
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2020 Lirac Blanc: a heavenly and exotic white

Invite this keenly priced, smooth, detailed and refreshing white Lirac into your repertoire
1 Oct 2021
2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price
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2017 Sino da Romaneira: a thrilling wine at a thoroughly reasonable price

A pure and sonorous Portuguese wine with immediate charm and drinkability.
24 Sep 2021
2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera
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2016 Áster: an impeccably balanced Ribera

This is one of the most expressive old vine Riberas I have tasted, and at a remarkable price, too.
17 Sep 2021
NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue
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NV Louis Roederer: rush down to Waitrose and join the queue

This exquisite Champagne is one to celebrate and drink with enthusiasm.
10 Sep 2021
2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street
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2018 Château Deyrem Valentin: a top-flight claret on the high street

This polished Margaux is fabulous for autumnal drinking.
3 Sep 2021
2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc
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2020 Dog Point Vineyard: a classy and invigorating Kiwi sauvignon blanc

This classy, long, lean, brittle and invigorating wine comes at an extremely keen price, too.
20 Aug 2021
Wine of the week: a spine-tinglingly brilliant white from Piemonte
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Wine of the week: a spine-tinglingly brilliant white from Piemonte

Arneis is a wondrous white grape and this wine is the star of Fontanafredda's portfolio
16 Aug 2021
2019 Dalrymple: one of the most exciting Aussie pinots of the year
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2019 Dalrymple: one of the most exciting Aussie pinots of the year

This scintillating wine is tremendous value for money and is a must-buy for pinot freaks everywhere
6 Aug 2021
Four simply stunning English wines
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Four simply stunning English wines

The luxuriousness on the nose and palate point the way to a stunning future for English wine.
30 Jul 2021
2018 Close Encounters: a delicious and affordable Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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2018 Close Encounters: a delicious and affordable Châteauneuf-du-Pape

A Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the owners of the most famous châteaux of all – for just £20.
23 Jul 2021
2018 Wynns Coonawarra Estate: a simply majestic Australian cabernet sauvignon
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2018 Wynns Coonawarra Estate: a simply majestic Australian cabernet sauvignon

The extraordinary complexity of this top class wine expands on the palate in all directions.
16 Jul 2021
2016 San Leonardo: a simply astonishing legendary Italian red
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2016 San Leonardo: a simply astonishing legendary Italian red

This wine is the epitome of class and restraint – and it is just starting to drink, too.
9 Jul 2021
2019 Donna Elvira: an epic new wine from Italy
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2019 Donna Elvira: an epic new wine from Italy

This stone-fruit-kissed wine sums up an Italian summer perfectly, says Matthew Jukes.
2 Jul 2021
2018 Susana Balbo: an epic creation from Argentina
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2018 Susana Balbo: an epic creation from Argentina

This deep and luxurious Argentinian red resonates with extraordinary class, refinement and balance.
25 Jun 2021
2016 Yalumba: a simply perfect Australian red
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2016 Yalumba: a simply perfect Australian red

Every vintage of this Australian red has been nothing short of epic, says Matthew Jukes.
18 Jun 2021
2019 Quinta do Romeu: a red made by rebels and shipped by pirates
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2019 Quinta do Romeu: a red made by rebels and shipped by pirates

This Portuguese red is bursting with velvety bramble and spice flavours and is already drinking perfectly.
11 Jun 2021
2019 Stonier: an epic pinot noir from Australia
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2019 Stonier: an epic pinot noir from Australia

The Mornington Peninsula region makes arguably the finest boutique pinot noir in the world, outside of the Côte d’Or in Burgundy.
7 Jun 2021
2020 Bob Short for Kate: a Marlborough sauv with a haunting appeal
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2020 Bob Short for Kate: a Marlborough sauv with a haunting appeal

This is an energetic, organic, expressive, uniquely fascinating and memorable wine.
28 May 2021
2018 Hedges Family Estate: a violet-kissed, silky red from the US
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2018 Hedges Family Estate: a violet-kissed, silky red from the US

This standout blended red is a sensational piece of sensitive winemaking.
21 May 2021
Wine of the week: three stunning Italian reds
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Wine of the week: three stunning Italian reds

Treat your palate to these extraordinarily delicious and competitively priced wines.
14 May 2021
Wine of the week: five superb clarets drinking now
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Wine of the week: five superb clarets drinking now

Slake your thirst on some great clarets that are drinking right now, and are fabulous value for money, too.
7 May 2021
2019 Benedict White: a stunning Alpine white
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2019 Benedict White: a stunning Alpine white

This exquisite Slovenian white is made from an inspired blend of pinot grigio, furmint and riesling.
30 Apr 2021
2013 Castelnau de Suduiraut: a thoroughly delicious sweetie from Bordeaux
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2013 Castelnau de Suduiraut: a thoroughly delicious sweetie from Bordeaux

A juicy, honeyed, orange-blossom theme combined with neat acidity make this a thoroughly delicious wine.
23 Apr 2021
2019 Howard’s Folly: a far from foolish vinous venture
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2019 Howard’s Folly: a far from foolish vinous venture

This is one of the most arresting Portuguese whites I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.
16 Apr 2021
2019 Château Climens: high praise for this graceful, ethereal semillon
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2019 Château Climens: high praise for this graceful, ethereal semillon

This extraordinarily pretty wine is one of the most delicious French semillons I have tasted.
9 Apr 2021
2017 Reyneke Organic: ancient wisdom makes for better wines
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2017 Reyneke Organic: ancient wisdom makes for better wines

This stunning “claret-shaped” South African red is reaching its peak of maturity.
2 Apr 2021
2019 Bolgheri Rosso: a true Super-Tuscan blend at a fraction of the usual price
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2019 Bolgheri Rosso: a true Super-Tuscan blend at a fraction of the usual price

This stunning value red delivers a truly classy Bolgheri experience at a tenth of the price of the big guns.
19 Mar 2021
2011 Squerryes: a simply incredible English vintage
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2011 Squerryes: a simply incredible English vintage

This late disgorged wine, which has spent nine years on its lees before release, is downright spectacular.
12 Mar 2021
2018 Valpolicella Ripasso: a simply astounding ripasso
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2018 Valpolicella Ripasso: a simply astounding ripasso

The flair and richness at the heart of this Italian red is truly sensational.
5 Mar 2021
2019 Château de Bousval: an enchanting chardonnay from Belgium
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2019 Château de Bousval: an enchanting chardonnay from Belgium

Delicate, haunting and packed with vitality and verve, this Belgian chardonnay is a rare beauty.
26 Feb 2021
Wine of the week: a quartet of remarkable kiwis
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Wine of the week: a quartet of remarkable kiwis

Matthew Jukes tastes four remarkable bottles from prodigiously talented New Zealand winemaker Jules Taylor.
19 Feb 2021
Wine of the week: a pair of English beauties
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Wine of the week: a pair of English beauties

Bringing out the incandescent beauty of the ortega grape variety, these two English wines are like nothing you will have ever tasted before.
12 Feb 2021
Wine of the week: a top-flight Californian chardonnay
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Wine of the week: a top-flight Californian chardonnay

A beating heart of refreshing acidity electrifies this dynamic wine.
8 Feb 2021
Wine of the week: two sensational whites drinking now
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Wine of the week: two sensational whites drinking now

This pair of exquisite whites from two world-famous estates are both eminently affordable and drinking now. 
29 Jan 2021