Wine

October Collection: Lea & Sandeman

For his October MoneyWeek Wine Club collection, Matthew has selected some distinctly avante garde wines from Lea & Sandeman The resulting mix of stoic classicism and joyful modernism will both challenge and reward. Enjoy!


Matthew's latest wine reviews from Moneyweek magazine

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.

A low-brow but delicious Beaujolais

2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié wine

2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié
I cannot think of a young Beaujolais I have enjoyed more than this, says Matthew Jukes.

A five-star pinot noir from New Zealand

2016 Mt Difficulty wine

2016 Mt Difficulty This is one of the finest wines made in New Zealand and I cannot recommend it highly enough, says Matthew Jukes.

A terrific slightly pink sparkler from Sussex

2015 Rathfinny wine

2015 Rathfinny
The terrific, pale hue of this utterly delicious Sussex sparkler catches you unawares

A daring red for the summer barbie

2015 CVNE Imperial Reserva

2015 CVNE Imperial Reserva
This mellow and complex red is perfect for a summer barbecue – or an autumnal game dish, a wintry beef stew, or a succulent spring lamb.

An insanely well-made Kiwi sauvignon

2018 Te Whare Ra

2018 Te Whare Ra
This staggeringly delicious New Zealand white is insanely well-made with bitingly fresh fruit and laser-driven accuracy on the palate.

A uniquely delicious Aussie shiraz

2016 Paringa Estate wine

Made by one of the most sought-after wineries in Australia, this is a succulent, sensual shiraz, says Matthew Jukes.

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