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Matthew Jukes

Wines to drink in 2021
Best wines to drink in 2021
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Wines to drink in 2021

Matthew Jukes gives his verdict on which bottles to enjoy this year
12 Apr 2021
Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight
2017 Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Rabelais, Stellenbosch, South Africa
In Review

Wine of the week: a Rabelaisian delight

This South African red is one of the most elegant and luxurious wines of the year
16 Nov 2020
Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence
2019 Cedro do Noval, Vinho Branco, Noval, Douro, Portugal
In Review

Wine of the week: the most magical Douro white in existence

Discover a flavour that confounds the senses and tantalises the taste buds
6 Nov 2020
An opinionated shiraz from the Clare Valley
2014 Tim Adams, Schaefer Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
In Review

An opinionated shiraz from the Clare Valley

This inky and powerful Australian red comes with one of the most affordable price tags for a wine of this build-quality
23 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif
Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling, Kabinett, JJ Prüm, 2018, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
In Review

Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly exciting aperitif

This riesling is a bargain and a beauty. And at a sniff under 20 quid, it is positively irresistible
16 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: one of the greatest grenaches
2018 Swinney, Farvie Frankland River grenache, WA
In Review

Wine of the week: one of the greatest grenaches

This very serious red from Australian vineyard Swinney’s Farvie label tastes like nothing else made from the popular grape variety
5 Oct 2020
Wine of the week: a perfect and thrilling tightrope routine
2018 Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy
In Review

Wine of the week: a perfect and thrilling tightrope routine

This 2018 Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia is a delicious and well-thought-through wine
7 Aug 2020
Wine of the week: an eruption of intense flavour from Etna
2019 Le Sabbie dell’Etna, Etna Bianco, Firriato, Sicily, Italy
In Review

Wine of the week: an eruption of intense flavour from Etna

This Italian white could herald one of the most welcome renaissances in the modern wine world
31 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: one for the ardent oak-lovers
2018 Cordillera de los Andes, Chardonnay, Miguel Torres, Limarí Valley, Chile
In Review

Wine of the week: one for the ardent oak-lovers

This 2018 Cordillera is a handsome, flavour-packed, expressive wine with perfectly balanced, hedonistic levels of oak
17 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: a new dawn for Douro reds
2016 Quinta da Romaneira, Reserva, Douro, Portugal
In Review

Wine of the week: a new dawn for Douro reds

With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal wine
8 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay
2019 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
In Review

Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay

With stunning depth and juiciness, plush, but controlled oak and serious length, this is a phenomenal wine
3 Jul 2020
Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature
2017 Barbaresco, Bruno Rocca, Piemonte, Italy
In Review

Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature

This luxuriously appointed Barbaresco contains hedonistic edges that gently tease the palate
19 Jun 2020
Wines of the week: two brilliant English sparkling wines
2015 Fox & Fox, Mayfield, Essence Pure Chardonnay Brut
In Review

Wines of the week: two brilliant English sparkling wines

These two new releases are worthy of extremely high praise
12 Jun 2020
Wines of the week: five exquisite creations from Burgundy
2018 Saint-Romain, Sous le Château, Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson, Burgundy, France
In Review

Wines of the week: five exquisite creations from Burgundy

This is an absolute gem of a quintet from Burgundy – and you must taste them all
5 Jun 2020
Wine of the week: a pulse-quickening sherry
La Gitana, Manzanilla En Rama, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
In Review

Wine of the week: a pulse-quickening sherry

Matthew Jukes tastes a bone dry, palate-invigorating, sharply tangy sherry
22 May 2020
Wine of the week: a joyous Bojo and a classic white Burg
2018 Côte de Brouilly, Les Grillés, Domaine Chevalier-Métrat, Beaujolais, France
In Review

Wine of the week: a joyous Bojo and a classic white Burg

An epic Beaujolais Cru with a tiny price tag, and a good old classic, infantryman white Burgundy
15 May 2020
Wine of the week: a mind-blowing rosé
2018 Château d’Esclans, Les Clans, Côtes de Provence, France
In Review

Wine of the week: a mind-blowing rosé

People go gaga for this sophisticated, amazing, Provençal rosé
7 May 2020
Wine of the week: a very special pinot noir from New Zealand
2017 Seresin, Leah Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
In Brief

Wine of the week: a very special pinot noir from New Zealand

The fruit in Seresin Leah Pinot Noir is direct, pure and resonant
23 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: the most memorable gig in the wine world
2018 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu-Dit, E. Guigal, Northern Rhône, France
In Review

Wine of the week: the most memorable gig in the wine world

3 Apr 2020
Wine of the week: a truly sublime Gavi
2018 Gavi di Gavi, Lugarara, La Giustiniana, Piemonte, Italy
In Review

Wine of the week: a truly sublime Gavi

This Gavi producer makes some of the most sensual and rewarding styles of white wine in Italy
20 Mar 2020
Wine of the week: three epic Châteauneuf-du-Papes
2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Solitude, Southern Rhône, France
In Review

Wine of the week: three epic Châteauneuf-du-Papes

This estate Châteauneuf and its two siblings are quite simply the finest releases from this much overrated appellation
6 Mar 2020
Wine of the week: an utter stunner from Germany
2018 Spätburgunder ‘S’ Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Ahr, Germany
In Review

Wine of the week: an utter stunner from Germany

This German pinot noir balancing mid-palate fruit density with a cool, long finish
28 Feb 2020
Wine of the week: a bafflingly sublime Kiwi syrah
2017 Trinity Hill, Homage Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
In Review

Wine of the week: a bafflingly sublime Kiwi syrah

No other wine from this challenging vintage comes close to this syrah – it shines out like a beacon
21 Feb 2020
Wine of the week: a breathtaking, lip-smacking gewurz
2018 Gewürztraminer, Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France
In Review

Wine of the week: a breathtaking, lip-smacking gewurz

This Alsatian gewurz is the quintessential definition of the grape in crystalline, liquid, dreamy form
17 Feb 2020
Wine of the week: a super-smooth and mesmerising shiraz
2013 Paracombe, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
In Review

Wine of the week: a super-smooth and mesmerising shiraz

Buy this incredible, mesmerising shiraz and help rebuild Australia's fire-ravaged wine country.
29 Jan 2020
Wine of the week: a superb red from Georgia
NV Vachnadziani, Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia
In Review

Wine of the week: a superb red from Georgia

The most convivial welcome for those who are new to Georgian wines
23 Jan 2020
Wine of the week: Kiwi sauvignon blanc is back on track
2019 Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
In Review

Wine of the week: Kiwi sauvignon blanc is back on track

This New Zealand sauvignon blanc is a serious, handsome, angular creation that harks back to the great wine of the Loire Valley.
17 Jan 2020
Wine of the week: a textbook Tuscan beauty
2016 Chianti Classico, Casaloste, Tuscany, Italy
In Review

Wine of the week: a textbook Tuscan beauty

This textbook Tuscan beauty boasts an abundance of unexpected flavour dimensions.
13 Dec 2019
Wine of the week: a thrilling sem-sauv blend
2018 Aristea sauvignon blanc/semillon, Elgin, South, Africa
In Review

Wine of the week: a thrilling sem-sauv blend

This sem/sauv blend from Bordeaux walks the tightrope between lush fruit and dramatic acidity with rare precision.
12 Dec 2019
Wine of the week: a sensational red from Minervois
2016 Château Maris, Les Planels, Cru La Livinière, Minervois, Languedoc, France
In Depth

Wine of the week: a sensational red from Minervois

This sensationally well-balanced wine not only challenges the greats from Minervois, but from the northern Rhône, too.
21 Nov 2019
Wine of the week: an impressive and charming thoroughbred
2018 Fleurie, La Roilette, Domaine Coudert, Beaujolais, France
In Review

Wine of the week: an impressive and charming thoroughbred

Grab a case of this pedigree specimen and you will be amazed at the breeding on display.
15 Nov 2019
Wine of the week: a wondrous dry white wine
2018 G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc Sec, France
In Review

Wine of the week: a wondrous dry white wine

This wondrous dry wine triggered widespread adulation at one of Matthew Jukes’ recent Bordeaux dinners.
4 Nov 2019
Two ground-breaking South African creations
2018 Jessica Saurwein, Chi Riesling, Elgin, South Africa
In Review

Two ground-breaking South African creations

An invigorating dry riesling and one of South Africa’s most refined and floral pinots.
20 Sep 2019
Wine of the week: a vital and perfectly flavoured Menetou
2017 Menetou-Salon, Domaine de l’Ermitage, Laurence et Géraud de la Farge, Loire, France
In Review

Wine of the week: a vital and perfectly flavoured Menetou

You are guaranteed to be amazed at the energy and pristine freshness of this wine.
6 Sep 2019