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MoneyWeek, 12 June 2009 – 2006 McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos, Margaret Rive

2006 McHenry Hohnen, 3 Amigos White, Margaret River, Western Australia (£11.99, Handford Wines tel. 020 7589 6113 , Edward Sheldon tel. 01608 661409, The General Wine Company tel. 01428 722201, Bablake Wines tel. 024 7622 8272). The great David Hohnen (one of the coolest men on the planet – think matinee idol meets surf dude) is one of the brains…
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MoneyWeek, 5 June 2009 – 2007 Clonakilla O’Riada Shiraz, Canberra, Australia

  2007 Clonakilla, O'Riada Shiraz, Canberra, Australia (£26.99, Majestic Wine (Fine Wine stores only & www.majestic.co.uk, Noel Young Wines tel. 01223 844744).  Wine epiphany moments happen every so often, luckily, and last weekend, I and my friends shared a massive one!  After a volley of super, big, lusty, lunchtime reds, a request was issued…
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MoneyWeek, 29 May 2009 – NV Larmandier-Bernier, Terre de Vertus, Champagne

NV Larmandier-Bernier, Terre de Vertus, 1er Cru Non-Dosé, Champagne, France (£49.99, Selfridges Wonder Bar tel. 020 7318 2476).  I am completely and utterly obsessed with ‘small grower' Champagnes.  Producers like André Jacquart, Jacquesson, Bèréche, Jérôme Prévost, Claude Carré, Dehours, J. Dumangin, Egly-Ouriet, Gatinois, A. Margaine,…
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MoneyWeek, 22 May 2009 – 2004 Chapel Down Pinot Reserve, England

2004 Chapel Down, Pinot Reserve, England (£24.99, selected Nicolas, Fortnum & Mason tel. 020 7734 8040, Wholefoods Market tel. 020 7368 4500, www.englishwinesgroup.com). I tasted all of the wines on show at the annual English Wine tasting a few weeks ago, so you don’t have to. And I must admit that you, collectively, owe me one! I really struggled…
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MoneyWeek, 15 May 2009 – 2007 Riesling, Léon Boesch, Alsace

2007 Riesling, Domaine Léon Boesch Alsace, France (£15.00, Green & Blue Wines tel. 020 8693 9250 and www.greenandbluewines.com). Once in a while I get a real shock when I am tasting new wines and this week’s coronary moment came when I stumbled across Nick Brookes from Vine Trail (tel. 0117 921 1770) and his range of Alsatian wines from Léon…
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MoneyWeek, 8 May 2009 – 2006 LYM Tannat, Uruguay

2006 LYM Tannat, Gimenez Mendez, Las Brujas, Montevideo, Uruguay (£136.95 inc vat and delivery / case of 12 bottles, The Maidenhead Wine Company tel. 01628411273 & www.maidenheadwine.co.uk ). I have never, in my wine trade life of twenty-two years, written up a wine from Uruguay. I have tasted many hearty reds, most made from the muscular, swarthy…
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MoneyWeek, 1 May 2009 – 2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Réserve des Oliviers, France

2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Réserve des Oliviers, Domaine Chante Cigale / Maison Favier, Southern Rhône, France (21.00, SWIG, www.swig.co.uk or tel. 08000 272272). I am assured that this wine arrives in the country in the next few days and that SWIG will physically have stock shortly thereafter, so please register your interest immediately, but…
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MoneyWeek, 24 April 2009 – 2008 Brothers and Sister Viognier, Adelaide, SA

2008 Brothers & Sisters Viognier, Adelaide, South Australia (£59.34 for a case of 6 bottles (£9.89), Marks & Spencer Wines Direct). Natasha Mooney is one of Australia’s greatest winemakers. A young, energetic and talented woman, she consults in Chile, South Africa and Portugal and back home, in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, her…
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MoneyWeek, 17 April 2009 – 2006 Tim Adams Semillon, Clare Valley, SA

2006 Tim Adams Semillon, Clare Valley, South Australia (£9.19, Tesco) Tim Adams (known affectionately as Bonecrusher, thanks to his wince-inducing handshake) is one of the unsung heroes of the Australian wine scene. I have known him for over twenty years, which coincides neatly with the period in which Australia has taken us all by storm in the wine…
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MoneyWeek, 3 April 2009 – 208 Jurançon Sec, Domaine Bellegarde

2008 Jurançon Sec, Domaine Bellegarde, South West France (£10.95, Yapp Brothers Ltd of Mere, tel. 01747 860423 & www.yapp.co.uk). Spring has well and truly arrived here, and if you are not in the mood yet then cast off that gloomy, occluded look with this wine - your very own livid, shocking, battery pack. This bracingly dry, sprightly, citrus-imbued,…
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MoneyWeek, 27 March 2009 – 1999 Pol Roger Vintage Brut, Champagne

1999 Pol Roger, Vintage Brut, Champagne, France (£45.00 approx, Berry Bros & Rudd, Majestic, selected Oddbins, Wine Society and many others).   The annual Champagne Tasting, held at the The Banqueting House in Whitehall last week, was a very popular event indeed - no surprise there. The various Houses set out their tables around the room, but…
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MoneyWeek, 20 March 2009 – 1996 Quinta do Portal Moscatel

1996 Quinta do Portal Moscatel Reserva, Douro, Portugal (£14.95, Great Western Wine tel. 01225 322800, Hennings Wine Merchants tel. 01798 872485, Hanging Ditch Wines tel. 0161 832 8222). Question – which winemaking country has the most unrealized potential in the world? The answer, no matter which way you decide to analyse the question, is Portugal.…