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MoneyWeek, 20 November 2009 – 2007 Moric Lutzmannsburg, Austria

2007 Moric, Blaufränkisch Lutzmannsburg, Alte Reben, Mittelburgenland, Austria (£46.50, Huntsworth Wine tel. 020 7229 1602 & www.huntsworthwine.co.uk; www.slurp.co.uk; Clark Foyster Wines tel. 020 8567 3731).  Winemaker Roland Velich is in a class of his own.  He is a charismatic, shamanic gentleman, with impeccably tailored suits and suave,…
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MoneyWeek, 13 November 2009 – 2008 Pechstein Forst Riesling, Von Buhl, Pfalz

2008 Pechstein Forst Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Reichsrat Von Buhl, Pfalz, Germany (£34.50, Harrods tel. 020 7730 1234).  It is the black basalt soil in this vineyard which gives these Grand Cru Riesling vines their extraordinary complexity.  I tasted the full range of Von Buhl ‘08s the other day and they are a mightily impressive lot.  Pechstein…
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MoneyWeek, 6 November 2009 – 2008 Domaine les Filles de Septembre, Thongue

2008 Côtes de Thongue ‘Tradition', Domaine les Filles de Septembre, Hugues & Roland Géraud, South of France (£7.50, Yapp Brothers Ltd, tel. 01747 860423 & www.yapp.co.uk).   I think that the text-message abbreviation for the impact that this wine has on your senses is ‘OMG'.  I spent a rather wonderful afternoon last week lunching…
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MoneyWeek, 30 October 2009 – 2006 Tim Adams, The Fergus

2006 Tim Adams, The Fergus, Clare Valley, South Australia (£10.19, Tesco). It was over three years ago when this awesome wine made its debut appearance in this column (it was the 2004 vintage, back then). Tim continues his incredible ascent to the pantheon of great Aussie winemakers (where they presumably drink awesome wines all day and night!),…
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MoneyWeek, 23 October 2009 – 2006 Kepos, Maremma, Italy

2006 Kepos, Ampeleia, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy (£15.99, Corks Out tel. 01925 267 700 & www.corksout.com). I met Elisabetta Foradori years ago on my very first wine tasting trip to Italy. I visited the far north – Trentino and Alto Adige - and her Teroldego Rotaliano was not only one of the most brilliant wines of the whole tour, but it was also…
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MoneyWeek, 16 October 2009 – 2006 Spinifex Esprit, Barossa Valley

2006 Spinifex, Esprit, Barossa Valley, South Australia (£17.25, Caviste tel. 01256 770397). Pete Schell is the guy behind the Spinifex label. He is a quiet chap and a contemplative and very astute winemaker. He set up Spinifex in 2001 with the idea of making truly great wines from some of the oldest vines in the Barossa Valley. My favourite of his…
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MoneyWeek, 9 October 2009 – 2005 Landelia Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Landelia Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alto Agrelo, Argentina (£8.99, Virgin Wines tel. 0845 543 8864 & customerservice@virginwines.com). This week I am writing about a wine that I know nothing about at all! Rumour has it that Paul Hobbs (a Californian Cabernet guru) consults at the property, or at least did at some stage. It certainly…
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MoneyWeek, 2 October 2009 – 2001 Grans Murralles, Torres

2001 Grans Murralles, Torres, Conca de Barberà, Spain (£54.95, Handford Wines tel. 020 7589 6113). It is a crying shame that, after extensive research, only one merchant in the UK appears to sell this monumental wine. So, with this in mind, please give Greg Sherwood or James Handford (a brace of Masters of Wine, no less) a call and a pat on the back…
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MoneyWeek, 25 September 2009 – 2008 Jale Rosé & 2008 Whispering Angel

2008 Domaine de Jale Rosé, Cuvée Les Fenouils, Côtes de Provence, France (£56.35 per 6 bottles, Goedhuis & Co. tel. 020 7793 7900). I am feeling a little generous this week because it’s my birthday. That, and the fact that some of you think that I have peaked too early with my dismissal of all styles ‘summery’ so early in this autumnal…
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MoneyWeek, 18 September 2009 – 2004 Hegarty Chamans, Minervois

2004 Hegarty Chamans, Cuvée 1, Minervois, Languedoc, France (£15.50, Adnams tel. 020 8940 8684 & 01502 727200). I have followed this estate’s wines very closely since Sir John Hegarty and his partner Philippa Crane bought it in 2002. The transformation of the vineyards is still progressing, slowly and meticulously – this is a very painstaking…
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MoneyWeek, 11 September 2009 – Don Gonzalo, Dry Oloroso

Don Gonzalo, Dry Oloroso, VOS, Valdespino, Sherry, Spain (£24.95, half bottle £13.95, Lea & Sandeman tel. 020 7244 0522 & www.londonfinewine.co.uk). The onset of autumn signals an about turn in dining habits for me. Out go the airy fairy rosés and frisky Sauvignon Blancs and in come the thoughtful reds and lusty whites. I don’t fall all…
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MoneyWeek, 4 September 2009 – 2006 Vacqueyras, Montirius, Southern Rhône

2006 Vacqueyras, Garrigues, Domaine Montirius, Southern Rhône, France (£11.95, Berry Bros & Rudd, tel. 0800 2802440 and www.bbr.com).  The biodynamic movement is gathering pace in the wine world.  Achieving a natural and holistic balance between the soil, the vine and air surrounding it, in theory, creates a happy and hardy plant.  The lack…