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2018 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report – featuring wines tasted on 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th January

2018 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report This is the third year in which I have published my Burgundy En Primeur Report in a series of daily posts as opposed to one larger body of work.  My old Report format required writing, designing and then proofing and this inevitably took time.  I usually managed to publish it in the week following the…
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Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011-2016

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011-2016 (scroll down for the most recent vintage release) 2011 (tasted January 2014) Thoughts on the Vintage – ‘Never so much as this year, despite having witnesses forty-six harvests since I began working in Burgundy, have I felt or understood how important luck is in the success or failure…
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2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report Final Day – 10th January 2019

2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report (All four days of my daily Reports have been combined to make this complete Report) This is the second year in which I have published my Burgundy En Primeur Report in a series of daily posts as opposed to one piece of work.  My old Report format required writing, designing and proofing and this inevitably…
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2016 Vintage Port Release – first impressions

2016 Vintage Port Release If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance. Exuberant fruit, refinement, balance, refreshing acidity, powerful tannins and commanding structure can be found in every single wine which was featured at the…
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2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné new release tasting with Caroline Frey

2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné new release tasting with Caroline Frey  10th April 2018 All Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage is being farmed biodynamically at Jaboulet and this clarity of flavour, underpinned by minerality, in every wine, is abundantly clear.  The wines of the past eras were oily and rich for the whites or heavy and often rustic for the…
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2008 Bordeaux Retrospective – 10 Years On hosted by BI Wine

 2008 Bordeaux Retrospective – 10 Years On hosted by BI Wine www.biwine.com tel. 020 7269 0703 including 20 QP Wines out of 74 Châteaux Brief vintage overview – This small harvest was notable for its relatively uninspiring vintage conditions throughout the growing season.  The fact that some superb wines were made was thanks to an Indian summer…
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Five vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – 2011-2015

Five vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011-2015 2011 (tasted January 2014) Thoughts on the 2011 Vintage – ‘Never so much as this year, despite having witnesses forty-six harvests since I began working in Burgundy, have I felt or understood how important luck is in the success or failure of a vintage’, Aubert de Villaine. 2011…
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Thank you to all of my international Friends and Members

Dear Friends and Members, A year on from launching my upgraded website design, together with the Friends and Members facilities, I am thrilled to announce that matthewjukes.com has recruited a wonderfully diverse and active international readership.  To date, there are keen matthewjukes.com wine fans in the UK, France, Australia, USA, Ireland,…
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Vega Sicilia launch 8th December 2017

Vega Sicilia launch 8th December 2017 All pricing has been confirmed this morning by Berry Bros. & Rudd 2014 Macán Clásico, Rioja, Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild / Vega-Sicilia – (£42.95 bottle, £106.95 magnum (150cl), www.bbr.com).  Clean, bright and scented, this is a more approachable wine than the 2013, which in itself was a hollow…
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Yalumba Tasting with winemaker Natalie Cleghorn

A medley of Barossa and Eden images, with Yalumba's incredible renovated cellars, centre left, & Pewsey Vale's new 1961 Block Riesling, bottom right. I enjoyed a preview tasting with Nat and saw a few brand new wines as well as some heroes on the horizon. 2017 Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley - Insanely fresh, very clean and bright, this…
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Turkey Flat with Christie & Alex Schulz and winemaker Mark Bulman

I visited Turkey Flat in October and tasted and toured with Christie and Alex Schulz and winemaker Mark Bulman.  It was an eye-opening experience. 2016 Turkey Flat Barossa Valley White - I know this wine well but it was nice to taste it again. Made from 38% Marsanne, 33% Roussanne and 29% Viognier it shows a further finessing of this tri-varietal…
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A week in Piemonte – preparing for my Piemonte Report 2018

I have just spent an incredible week in Piemonte tasting wines for my new 2018 Piemonte Report to be published in the new year.  I visiting imperial estates and tasted every wine in my path.  The 2018 Report will number well over 1000 tasting notes including a large number of 2014 Barolos and Barbarescos which will be released in the second half…