For his August MoneyWeek Wine Club collection, Matthew has chosen six outstanding South African wines from Handford. "If you have yet to be fully convinced that South Africa has taken its place around the wine world’s top table, then this keenly priced sextet is guaranteed to get you over the line.", he says.
Matthew's latest wine reviews from Moneyweek magazine
2018 Jessica Saurwein Chi Riesling
An invigorating dry riesling that’s a citrus lightning strike on your senses, and a one of South Africa’s most refined and floral pinots.
You are guaranteed to be amazed at the energy and pristine freshness of this wine, says Matthew Jukes.
2017 Once & Future
This Californian zinfandel is a truly great wine with fabulous black-cherry fruit, impeccable lift and brightness, and thrilling acidity on the finish.
This wine is an instant classic, says Matthew Jukes – a smooth, enticing, beautifully balanced number.
A life-long Selvapiana fan, Matthew Jukes samples a tip off from a fellow wine scribe – and what a wine it turned out to be.
If you have yet to experience the palate-electrifying flavour of a Txakoli then you haven’t lived, says Matthew Jukes.
2018 London CRU
With a haunting perfume of elderflower and cricket-pitch cuttings, this scintillating Bacchus should be your go-to apero of the summer.
2017 Thorne & Daughters
These compelling yet delicate and savoury South African wines are fashioned from hearty raw materials.
2016 Soul Growers El Mejor
This deliciously carnal creature boasts incredible intensity and fabulous, ululating tannins.
2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly
The cosmic balance and inescapable magic of this sauvignon blanc made it a perfect 20/20 in my tasting notes, says Matthew Jukes.