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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.

2021 Château La Mascaronne rosé: a work of art from Provence
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2021 Château La Mascaronne rosé: a work of art from Provence

This wine soars above all others with its grace, refinement and impressively long finish
17 May 2022
Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 vintage: a triumphant year
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Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 vintage: a triumphant year

The Bordeaux region has produced some exquisite wines in spite of Mother Nature, says Matthew Jukes.
4 May 2022
Wine of the week: two cunning Australian blends
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Wine of the week: two cunning Australian blends

Matthew Jukes tastes a pair of gorgeous Australian reds – a fruity shiraz mixed with glossy zibibbo, and a three-way combo of montepulciano, nero d’Av…
1 Apr 2022
A secret list of beauties for your cellar
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A secret list of beauties for your cellar

Matthew Jukes looks at the offering from Swains, a stunning new wine shop by Hampstead Heath
18 Mar 2022
2019 Bila-Haut: a tremendously juicy and spicy fellow
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2019 Bila-Haut: a tremendously juicy and spicy fellow

This hearty red is tremendously juicy and spicy with a wicked price tag.
11 Mar 2022
2020 Tapanappa: a trio of tremendous whites
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2020 Tapanappa: a trio of tremendous whites

Well-balanced and not too exuberant nor expressive, this is a finely tuned and deliciously mesmerising creation.
4 Mar 2022
2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: an exquisite and evocative French syrah
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2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge: an exquisite and evocative French syrah

This expressive syrah is as aromatic and evocative as many wines twice the price. 
25 Feb 2022
2017 Quinta da Leda: Vinous epiphanies from Portugal
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2017 Quinta da Leda: Vinous epiphanies from Portugal

These magnificent wines are a tenth of the price of Barca-Velha, but they lack nothing in passion, build-quality, epic skill and deliciousness.
18 Feb 2022
2018 Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue: an enthralling wine from Bordeaux
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2018 Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue: an enthralling wine from Bordeaux

This petit verdot is a thoroughly modern wine with a profound flavour that imprints a unique signature on your taste buds.
14 Feb 2022
Wine of the week: a superstar Beaujolais with depth and elegance
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Wine of the week: a superstar Beaujolais with depth and elegance

This awesome red combines the fruit clarity of Beaujolais and the profound depth and elegance of superstar winemaker Jean-Marc Burgaud’s top Cru wines…
28 Jan 2022
A sophisticated trio of scintillating whites
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A sophisticated trio of scintillating whites

An Australian sauvignon blanc that is as sophisticated and refreshing as any Loire superstar’s creation, plus a chardonnay and shiraz, too.
18 Jan 2022
2018 Beeslaar: a simply perfect pinotage
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2018 Beeslaar: a simply perfect pinotage

This the most attractive pinotage I have ever tasted: clean, fresh and structured and with more layers than a millefeuille.  
26 Nov 2021
Wine of the week: Farvie’s “difficult second album” is a triumph
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Wine of the week: Farvie’s “difficult second album” is a triumph

These wines taste like nothing else on earth – you simply must have some in your cellar.
19 Nov 2021
2015 Château Laforge: an absolute stunner at Aldi
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2015 Château Laforge: an absolute stunner at Aldi

This is one of the knockout clarets of the year – and at just shy of 20 quid I would load up with as much as your car's suspension will allow.
12 Nov 2021
2018 Littorai: snap up this soon-to-be legendary Californian pinot
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2018 Littorai: snap up this soon-to-be legendary Californian pinot

This is the most beautifully thought through, carefully judged, respectfully oaked and finely tuned red wine.
5 Nov 2021
2007 Quinta do Noval: a simply perfect tawny port
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2007 Quinta do Noval: a simply perfect tawny port

This is without doubt the most sensational tawny port I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes. And it is drinking perfectly right now.
1 Nov 2021
2019 The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage: a stunning red with heart and soul
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2019 The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage: a stunning red with heart and soul

This incredible Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage combines an utterly sensational taste with a thoroughly competitive price tag.  
22 Oct 2021
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