For his February selections, Matthew Jukes picks six great value Burgundies from top-flight specialist Haynes Hanson & Clark. Three whites from 2017 and three older, more mellow reds; all drinking now.
2008 Viña Ardanza
Uncork this stupendous Rioja and you’ll be in for a very exciting time, says Matthew Jukes.
2017 Arco Laarman
This startlingly bright and clear South African wine has the purest of all cinsault flavours.
The fruit, oak and acidity of this wine are in delightful harmony – discreetly rich while retaining a clean, crisp finish.
This Argentinian Malbec will show you what a genuinely seductive and accurate big red should taste like, says Matthew Jukes.
I encourage everyone who reads this column to buy a bottle, take it home, and deploy it with a superbly indulgent terrine this weekend.
2015 La Dama
This sensational Spanish red possesses elemental power and uncommon grace, says Matthew Jukes.
This South African sparkler is a world-class rosé and stunning value to boot, says Matthew Jukes.
This stylish Italian red offers super-suave tannins and dreamy fruit, says Matthew Jukes.
2017 DeMorgenzon, Roussanne
This standout wine shows crystalline freshness and a deep, resonant palate.
2017 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc
This New Zealand sauvignon blanc harks back to the old-style, fine wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé .