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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.

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
Wine of the week: an absolute diva from Piemonte
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Wine of the week: an absolute diva from Piemonte

Fresh onto our shelves, this is one of the most beguiling wines of the moment, says Matthew Jukes.
22 Jan 2021
Wine of the week: a perky Austrian white with style and panache
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Wine of the week: a perky Austrian white with style and panache

This Austrian grüner offers a little more flavour intrigue than your average sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc.
15 Jan 2021
Wine of the week: an insanely delicious Kiwi interloper
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Wine of the week: an insanely delicious Kiwi interloper

This silky Kiwi combines spice and tension with an underlying classiness and flamboyance.
8 Jan 2021
Wine of the week: the ultimate gift for your palate this Christmas season
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Wine of the week: the ultimate gift for your palate this Christmas season

This is one of the few English white wines that can stand shoulder to shoulder with elite-class white Burgundies.
24 Dec 2020
Six winning Christmas wines
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Six winning Christmas wines

From a 2004 Château Potensac at the peak of its powers to a top-flight Chablis exuding class and finesse, MoneyWeek’s wine columnist Matthew Jukes rou…
11 Dec 2020
Wine of the week: the Cape’s finest chenin
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Wine of the week: the Cape’s finest chenin

This South African white is a highly polished creation with stunning juiciness, breeding and undeniable style.
4 Dec 2020
Wine of the week: sound the trumpets for this genuine work of art
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Wine of the week: sound the trumpets for this genuine work of art

This sauvignon blanc from winemaker Simon Chotard is a genuine revelation.
27 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: a Burgundy with rakish swagger
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Wine of the week: a Burgundy with rakish swagger

I cannot think of a finer value red Burgundy on the shelves today, says Matthew Jukes.
20 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight
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Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight

This South African red is one of the most elegant and luxurious wines of the year.
13 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: a perfectly balanced beauty
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Wine of the week: a perfectly balanced beauty

This insanely inexpensive, obscenely-easy-to-get-hold-of wine is the best-value Rhône-shaped red in the country.
6 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence
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Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence

This wine's flavour confounds the senses and tantalises your taste buds, says Matthew Jukes.
30 Oct 2020