Wine

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.


An elite and indulgent shiraz

2014 Mitolo, Marsican Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The 2014 Mitolo is no headbanger, says Matthew Jukes. But it is a frighteningly indulgent wine.

The new French Revolution is coming – prepare your palate

2014 Château Mazeris, Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

The more vocal châteaux, from the less starry communes of Bordeaux, are finding their voices, says Matthew Jukes.

Be the first in Britain to bag these liquid-gold gems

2016 Riesling, Grand Cru Schlossberg, Domaine Weinbach

Buy these show-stopping wines and blow your mind in the most elegant way imaginable, says Matthew Jukes.

A futuristic and memorable German red

2015 Weingut Anette Closheim, Rouge, Nahe, Germany

Expect this cool, slippery, startlingly attractive style of relatively light red wine to catch on here, says Matthew Jukes.

A beautiful chardonnay with lissom curves

2016 Lea & Sandeman White Burgundy, France

If you only buy one 2016 white Burgundy, says Matthew Jukes – make sure it is this one.

A fitting finale for this year’s columns

2013 Reyneke, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Matthew Jukes picks a perfect South African red with which to round off the year.

A great accompaniment to the Christmas goose

2014 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

Matthew Jukes picks a chardonnay fit to be served at your festive feast.

Six wines for the Christmas table

2012 Quinta da Romaneira, Reserva Douro, Portugal

Matthew Jukes tips his favourite festive tipples to see you through Christmas.

Gertie makes for thrilling and engaging company

2016 Gertie Cabernet Franc by Ben Marx, Clare Valley, South Australia

Gertie is as vital and engaging as any cab franc I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.

A celestial beauty steps into the light

2016 Domaine Naturaliste, Rachis Syrah, Margaret River, Western Australia

Domaine Naturaliste will make you reconsider syrah from the Margaret River, says Matthew Jukes.

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