2016 L’exuberance du Clos Cantenac Rosé, Bordeaux, France

I must admit that I am more than a little obsessed with ultra-high end, bone dry, sophisticated rosé.  I drink an awful lot of the stuff during the warmer months because elite rosé invariably hits the spot more accurately and more often than structured reds when the temperatures climb.  While Provence is the acknowledged world rosé stronghold,…

A flurry of Italian gems and a rare Hungarian Princess in the mix this week

A flurry of Italian gems and a rare Hungarian Princess in the mix this week.2015 Barbera d’Asti, La Villa, Tenuta Olim Bauda, Piemonte, Italy (approx. £13.49, Old School Wines tel.  01782 372888, The Welbeck Farm Shop tel. 01909 500 211, The Hampstead Butcher & Providore tel. 020 7794 9210, Tiny’s Tipple tel. 0161 882 0005).  There is…

2013 Barbaresco, Bruno Rocca, Piemonte, Italy

Part two of my Piemonte focus (see www.matthewjukes.com for all previous MoneyWeek wine articles) concentrates on Barbaresco, the equally starry but much smaller wine region which sits to the north east of Barolo.  Once again, Nebbiolo is king and here the wines tend to be a little more forward and lighter than many of the blockbuster Barolos.  It…

A fascinating Descendientes de J. Palacios En Primeur Tasting

Descendientes de J. Palacios En Primeur Tasting I was fortunate to taste with Álvaro Palacios and Ricardo Pérez this morning and here are my thoughts on their fascinating new releases.  Suffice to say that 2016 is a superb vintage for them in both Priorat and Bierzo.  I will not reproduce the vintage report because the wines speak for themselves…