August Collection: Handford Wines

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

Two ground-breaking South African creations

2018 Jessica Saurwein

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.

Wine of the week: a vital and perfectly flavoured Menetou

2017 Menetou-Salon, Domaine de l’Ermitage

2017 Menetou-Salon
You are guaranteed to be amazed at the energy and pristine freshness of this wine, says Matthew Jukes.

Wine of the week: the world’s greatest zinfandel

2017 Once & Future zinfandel

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.

Wine of the week: a world-class sparkler from Dorset

2014 Bride Valley, Blanc de Blancs, Dorset

This wine is an instant classic, says Matthew Jukes – a smooth, enticing, beautifully balanced number.

Wine of the week: an epic Selvapiana with bravado and panache

2016 Chianti Rufina, Vigneto Erchi, Fattoria Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy

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.

Electrify your palate with this Txakoli

2018 Flysch, Bodega Gorosti, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

2018 Flysch
If you have yet to experience the palate-electrifying flavour of a Txakoli then you haven’t lived, says Matthew Jukes.

A lively glass full of cricket-pitch cuttings

2018 London CRU

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.

Two beauties from the Cape

2017 Thorne & Daughters

2017 Thorne & Daughters
These compelling yet delicate and savoury South African wines are fashioned from hearty raw materials.

This incredible elixir is simply the best

2016 Soul Growers El Mejor

2016 Soul Growers El Mejor
This deliciously carnal creature boasts incredible intensity and fabulous, ululating tannins.

A perfect sauvignon blanc

2017 Blanc Fume de Pouilly

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.

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