Start 2019 as you mean to go on

Last year’s collection of MoneyWeek Wine Club wines certainly pricked the interest of a large number of wine-keen readers and this year I am kicking off the set with a phenomenal collection of wintry reds from the peerless Lea & Sandeman palate.

Three affordable bottles from an iconic winery

2016 Roero Arneis, Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte, Italy

Matthew Jukes tips three satisfying and eminently affordable bottles.

Wine of the week: two brutes tamed

Matthew Jules tastes a “downright delicious”, Italian red and its more “entry-level” sibling.

A heavenly tipple that would thrill Nosferatu

2016 A Touriga Vai Nua, Unoaked, Fitapreta Vinhos, Alentejo, Portugal

It is what Nosferatu would drink before a night of light slaughter, and he was a creature of exquisite taste, says Matthew Jukes.

Wine of the week: an epic debut from a vinous perfectionist

2016 Aristea, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch

Matthew Jukes cannot recommend this South African chardonnay enough.

Three amazing Burgundies

2014 Nerthus, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Haute Côte de Beaune, Roblet-Monnot, Burgundy, France

My featured Nerthus is a snip at 20 quid and it is stunningly structured and boldly scented, says Matthew Jukes.

A sensual, silky temptress

2012 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Colle, Tuscany, Italy

Matthew Jukes presents a Brunello to tempt even the most hardened of sceptics.

Wine of the week: a heroic red with a thrilling finish

2014 Domaine de Moncalmès Rouge, Terrasses du Larzac, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault

Matthew Jukes tastes a jaw-droppingly serious vin de pays de l’Hérault.

Wine of the week: a wondrous South African Bordeaux blend

Babylonstoren wine

Matthew Jukes tastes the the top Bordeaux blend from the luxury lifestyle retreat and wine haven Babylonstoren.

A chardonnay-challenging super-star

2015 Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Vermentino, Antinori, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

This potential super-star grape will find many more fans in a short space of time, says Matthew Jukes.

A Tuscan screamer

2012 Chianti Rufina Riserva, Vigneto Bucerchiale, Fattoria Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy

Forget overpriced Super Tuscans and oaky, says Matthew Jukes. The 2012 Chianti Rufina Riserva is all you need.

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