Wine

Introducing the perfect autumnal selection

For September’s selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six beauties from Lea & Sandeman that are unashamedly gastronomic, starting at under £10 a bottle.


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.

A jaw-droppingly good rosé from Rioja

2016 Ramón Bilbao, Lalomba Rosado, Rioja, Spain

I would never have thought that Rioja could make rosé this classy, says Matthew Jukes.

A biodynamic red to blow sceptics’ minds

2013 Cullen, Mangan East Block, Margaret River, Western Australia

Cullen wines help us understand how effective biodynamic practices can be, says Matthew Jukes.

Move fast to snap up this ethereal English red

2015 Gusbourne, Pinot Noir, Boot Hill Vineyard, Kent, England

This is the most remarkable English pinot noir I have ever tasted, says Matthew Jukes.

Wine of the week: a labour of love from Australia

Bottle of 2015 Circe Pinot Noir wine

This carmine-hued Australian wine has a stunning sheen and arresting aromatic promiscuity, says Matthew jukes.

Wine of the week: a cab with serious class and complexity

2011 Vergelegen, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,

This South African cabernet sauvignon offers shocking value, says Matthew Jukes.

A unique and thrilling white – and a bargain too

2016 Château L’Hospitalet, La Reserve Blanc, La Clape, Gérard Bertrand, Coteaux du Languedoc, France

The 2016 Château L’Hospitalet is stunning – I know you will have fun with this beauty, says Matthew Jukes.

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