Penfolds g3 - a remarkable new wine from Peter Gago

This copy is embargoed until 19th October 2017 Penfolds g3 – tasted with winemaker Peter Gago on 13th September 2017 Penfolds has released a special wine blended from three Grange vintages spanning seven years, named Penfolds g3.  A Penfolds first, the vintages of 2008, 2012 and 2014 (a vintage of Grange which will be globally released in […]
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Three brand new South Africans this week and an eleven minute rosé!

A fabulous collection of wines this week including no less than three brand new South Africans! 2017 FirstCape, Special Cuvée Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa (£7.79, Waitrose).  This was one of the finest value white wines at the recent annual South African wine tasting.  Bursting with lemon zest and green apple freshness this […]
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The Great Australian Red 2017 - the blend that defines Australia - The Results

Celebrating 12 years of TGAR New labels triumph in The Great Australian Red The winners of The Great Australian Red 2017 represent an exciting set of relative newcomers, showcasing a continued and exciting evolution for Australia’s definitive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  In a resounding statement of the value of this blend, the winner of The […]
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2013 Teodosio, Aglianico del Vulture, Basilisco, Basilicata, Italy

I often think of grape varieties as having character traits.  Sauvignon Blanc – ‘light-hearted’, Zinfandel – ‘boozy’, Pinot Noir – ‘aloof’, Cabernet – ‘commanding’, Tempranillo – ‘dashing’, Nebbiolo – ‘noble’ and so on.  There is one grape which I have never written up to date in MoneyWeek in my 582 columns and this is because […]
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