You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time

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.

What to buy for the 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux vineyard

The 2017 Bordeaux vintage is bereft of excitement, yet is nevertheless awash with lovely wines, says Matthew Jukes.

The cosmic pleasures of Sauternes

2010 Château Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

2010 Château Raymond-Lafon
This sensational Sauternes is a total and utter screaming bargain, says Matthew Jukes.

A life-changing furmint

2016 Garten Eden, Furmint, Michael Wenzel, Rust, Burgenland, Austria

2016 Garten Eden
This producer stands out as making the finest wines from the furmint grape that I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.

A delicate and impossibly elegant chardonnay

2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa

2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards
This is pure, pale, innocent and yet firmly structured on the palate and incredibly long, says Matthew Jukes.

Three ambitious tipples from Spain

2015 Pago de los Capellanes

Three wines from the Pago de los Capellanes estate stood out from the crowd at the Wine from Spain annual tasting, says Matthew Jukes.

A mesmerisingly delicious white Beaujolais

2016 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Grande Lamure, Château de Poncié

2016 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc
This unique white Beaujolais is a delicate succulent chardonnay dressed in a diaphanous shift of subtle oak, says Matthew Jukes.

The people’s choice of Aussie sauvignon

2014 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Wakefield
This cabernet sauvignon is a perfect example of just how downright delicious today’s Australian wines are, says Matthew Jukes.

Two stunning and staggeringly serious sherries

La Cilla Pedro Ximénez sherry

Matthew Jukes tastes two sherries that he finds himself craving with unnerving regularity.

Wine of the week: the essence of spring in a glass

2016 Bergerie de l’Hortus

This beguiling white is the standard-bearer for the Languedoc region, says Matthew Jukes.

Utterly mesmerising wines from Elysian cellars

2016 Von Buhl, Bone Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

This Riesling will cast a spell on your palate like nothing you have ever tasted before, says Matthew Jukes.

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