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2021 Piemonte Report is now live and available to download for Members

I am delighted to announce the publication of my 2021 Piemonte Report. This is the seventh and largest initiative I have ever published, whether in book format or online, and I hope that it enlightens Piemonte lovers like never before. With 126 estates featured and just over 1500 wines tasted and no less than 123,000 words of tasting notes,…
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The Vineyard & Winery Show 2021 – 24th November 2021

24th November 2021 Kent Event Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF New for 2021: The Vineyard & Winery Show will provide vineyard owners, winemakers and growers with a fantastic opportunity to keep up to date with the latest technology, meet with suppliers & allied trades that are supporting the industry as well as having the chance…
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Matthew Williamson x Jukes – this summer’s must have alcohol-free drink

 Matthew Williamson x Jukes A quintessential Matthew Williamson design marks the launch of Jukes 8 to the permanent range of Jukes Cordialities LONDON Spring/Summer 2021 World-famous designer Matthew Williamson has joined forces with Jukes Cordialities to create a stunning new box to mark the permanent addition of the hugely popular, Provence…
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The Penfolds Collection 2021 – embargoed until 22nd July 2021  00:01 AEST

The Penfolds Collection 2021 ‘A return of the word Hermitage’ To be released for sale from Thursday 5th August 2021 at With notes and scores embargoed until 22nd July 2021  00:01 AEST  Some or all of the wines will be available from the following merchants (they are the regular ports of call for Penfolds releases) and the prices noted below…
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A late entry to my 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report – Malartic Lagravière

2020 Château Malartic Lagravière Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 50.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47.8% Merlot, 1.8% Cabernet Franc 65% new oak for approximately 18 months 26 hL/ha This is a very fine effort from Malartic which cleverly balances intense forest fruit notes on the nose, lashings of juicy oak nuances and spice with a sleek, plump palate…
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Matthew Jukes 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report

  The 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign is proving to be one of the most fascinating in years and there is value to be found, too. While the weather conditions during the growing season were anything but straightforward, this incredible region has given rise to some staggeringly delicious wines as well as some renowned estates who have missed…
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Yalumba, The Caley Vertical 2012 – 2016

Yalumba, The Caley Vertical 2012 – 2016 Notes, thoughts and scores on the finest, five-consecutive-vintage-red-wine-vertical I have ever tasted.  Made even more remarkable by the fact that these are the first five wine made under this label which is named in honour of Fred Caley Smith, a truly remarkable man whose character, memories and achievements…
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2018 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa

2018 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa - 500ml bottle (approx. £60). 100% Muscat de Frontignan 13.7%  alc 172g/L Residual Sugar 3.77 pH 6.2 g/L Total Acidity I am informed by the top man at Klein Constantia that the price will be the same as last year’s superb 2017 and all of the likely…
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2020 Elégance du Clos Cantenac, Bordeaux Rosé, France

2020 Elégance du Clos Cantenac, Bordeaux Rosé, France (approx. £42.00 per bottle and £84.00 per magnum, www.privatecellar.co.uk, www.hedonism.co.uk).   Just a few notes before we kick off this incredible wine’s commentary.  It is due to launch in the 2nd or 3rd week of July depending on shipping from Bordeaux to the UK.  The stock…
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The Six – 2019 Single Quinta Ports from the Symington Family

The Six 2019 Single Quinta Ports from the Symington Family 2019 was an unusually dry year, with half of the normal winter rainfall and very little during the summer.  The harvest was one of the longest of all time - over six weeks.  Yields were average, 1.27kg per vine.  Freshness and liveliness are the watchwords here.  There are no Classic Ports…
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2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report – Episode 25 – Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse

2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report Episode 25 - Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse A late entry to my 2020 Report, which will miss my first edition, but will be included in the second.  I couldn't keep this note to myself so I have decided to publish it free to view for Friends & Members in the meantime.   2020 Château Beauséjour - Héritiers…
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2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report – Episode 24 – Margaux

2020 Bordeaux En Primeur Report Episode 24 - Margaux 2020 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc 100% new oak 13.5% alc 36 hL/ha 36% of the harvest was used for this wine 80 IPT 3.67pH Philippe Bascaules is a fascinating chap and his commentary and frankness…