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MoneyWeek Wine Club – June 2022

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a Collection of Six Scintillating Summer Wines from Tanners Wine Merchants (t) 01743 234455 (w) www.tanners-wines.co.uk (e) sales@tanners-wines.co.uk A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is priced at £190.00 (saving £29.20 on the full prices) Thank you, Tanners. Thank you for every wine on this page.…

2020 Rall, AVA Syrah, Swartland, South Africa

Every winemaking country in the world has its icon wines, and superstar winemakers and South Africa is no exception.  Over the last couple of decades, names like Eben Sadie (Sadie Family Wines), Marc Kent (Boekenhoutskloof), Chris and Andrea Mullineux (Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines), among other luminaries, have captured the attention of the world’s…

2020 Swinney, Mourvèdre Grenache Syrah, Frankland River, Western Australia

I trumpeted the inaugural 2018 releases of the spectacular Farvie wines on this page a couple of years ago.  This week sees the launch of 2020 Swinney Farvie Syrah (£99.50) and 2020 Swinney Farvie Grenache (£99.50), and they are both near-perfect wines, scoring identical 19.5/20 in my notes.  The entire suite of the 2020s is truly magnificent, and…

2021 AIX, Rosé, Provence, France (Magnum)

John Brinkley has been an ever-present influence in my 35-year wine life.  I suspect he is a fixture in thousands of Londoners’ gastronomic endeavours because his restaurants and wine shops are sensational.  I know John because he is a canny, purist wine buyer in a world where this skill has largely disappeared in favour of margin-chasing and narrow-mindedness. …

2021 Akitu, Pinot Noir Blanc, Lake Wanaka, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand

Akitu was established in Lake Wanaka two decades ago by Andrew Donaldson. Andrew planted 12 hectares of Pinot Noir, and his two red wines, A1 and A2, have climbed swiftly to the higher echelons of the New Zealand Pinot ladder. The latest red wine releases, 2019 Akitu A2 Pinot Noir (approx. £33, from the four stockists above) and 2019 Akitu A1 Pinot…

2021 Château La Mascaronne, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France

There are few properties in the South of France as breathtakingly beautiful as La Mascaronne.  There are sixty hectares of organically farmed vines here, and they form one contiguous plot surrounded by oak and olive trees on all sides.  Michel Reybier, owner of Château Cos d’Estournel 2ème Cru Saint-Estèphe and the elite La Réserve hotels in…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – May 2022

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces Six Summery Stunners from Lea & Sandeman (t) 020 7244 0522 (w) www.leaandsandeman.co.uk (e) chelsea@leaandsandeman.co.uk  A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £179.30 (saving a huge £22.30). I am exceptionally buoyed about this month’s collection of beauties.  Of course,…

2019 Smith & Sheth, Cru Heretaunga Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Every year, the generous souls at the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association send me a mixed case of the finest wines from this special subdistrict of Hawke’s Bay.  I have written up my favourite wines on three previous occasions in MoneyWeek.  My preferred 2012 was Trinity Hills Syrah, and my pick of the 2016s was a Syrah from Craggy Range. …

Matthew Jukes MoneyWeek Special Report – A triumphant year for Bordeaux

Matthew Jukes MoneyWeek Special Report 2021 Bordeaux En Primeur - A triumphant year for Bordeaux Early morning in Pomerol To fully understand the 2021 vintage, you must digest the uniquely challenging weather conditions during the growing season. A series of interlinked climatic occurrences shaped this vintage such that we cannot compare it to…

2019 Cirò Rosso, Gaglioppo, Santa Venere, Calabria, Italy

A handful of wineries in southern Italy make wines from the ultra-rare Gaglioppo grape. I remember first encountering this variety many years ago when it joined Cabernet Sauvignon in a wine called Gravello from the famous Librandi winery. The flavour of the 1999 vintage is stuck in my taste memory forever.  Duca Sanfelice, from the same estate, is…

2016 Colle Massari, Poggio Lombrone, Sangiovese Riserva, Montecucco, Tuscany, Italy

Neighbouring Montalcino, Montecucco is often described as the ‘hidden gem’ of Tuscany.  I have never visited, and this is because I have stuck to the well-trodden path in Montalcino, seeking out the vaunted Brunellos and their accordingly nose-bleed prices.  If I am brutally honest on the subject, I find many Brunello di Montalcinos either a little…

MoneyWeek Wine Club – April 2022

MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces a delicious Easter selection from Robert Rolls (t) 020 3215 0011 (w) www.robertrolls.co.uk  www.moneyweekwineclub.com A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a keenly-priced £219.00, saving £17.50 per case). Robert Rolls and Jack Chaddock run a tight ship, and they play to their strengths in the classic…