For his April selections for the MoneyWeek wine club, Matthew Jukes has picked three whites and three reds – each with touches of classicism, balanced carefully with a modern sheen.
The 2018 Kottabos is not a typical Cape red in that it is leaner, more fragrant and kindlier on the palate, says Matthew Jukes.
What I like so much about this relative newcomer is that the wines from the brand are perfectly ready to drink from the off, says Matthew Jukes.
This delicious Mercurey captures the splendour of the famous 2015 Burgundy vintage, with layers of pinot noir fruit and lustiness.
This series of Niepoort wines left Matthew Jukes reeling with delight.
2017 Barbera d’Alba
This incredible new Italian red shows the lip-smacking nebbiolo grape off to the highest standard.
2017 Château Changyu Moser XV
This bright, clean and refreshing Chinese white is unlike any other wine in the world.
This is one of the juiciest, most joyous and finest value Chiantis I have tasted in years, says Matthew Jukes.
2016 Craggy Range
Matthew Jukes tastes two epic reds from New Zealand’s Gimblett Gravels wine growing area.
This tour de force from Lanson proves one should keep an open mind and not rely on labels for instruction.
The 2017 Rieslings from von Kesselstatt are true vinous magic and all obscenely good value for money.