It’s been a busy time for wines as they’ve found their way into a number of publications off the back of glowing reviews. We take a look at a few of the highlights from the press…
“Jeroboams’ (relative) exotica” Jancisrobinson.com
Jeroboams are sponsoring a wine tasting run by Jancis Robinson for the upcoming Financial Times Weekend Festival, so Jancis sat down with our very own Peter Mitchell MW to taste through a range of lesser known varieties and regions, mostly from Italy. Reducing the long list down to only a select few proved difficult as Jancis notes that she was ‘found the wines to be of a very high standard.’ Here are a few of the favourites:
Antonelli Grechetto 2015 Colli Martani – £12.95
“Organic. Deep honey colour. Attractively lifted and aromatic. Really ripe and appealing on the front palate with real grip and structure. The bottle doesn’t look that smart but this is a wine bursting with character (and alcohol). It has breadth and pungency and so much ripeness but not sweetness. It’s all kept in check by the light chewiness on the end. Lovely stuff. Very good value. Drink 2018-2010. 17/20 points.” Find it here.
Fattoria San Francesco 2015 Ciro – £11.95
“100% Gaglioppo. Healthy garnet. Intensely floral and heady. Dry finish. Fine sandy tannins. Really appetising. Verily the Barolo of the south – for a fraction of the price. Long. Very good value. Drink 2017 – 2022. 17/20 points.” Find it here.
“Wine of the Week: an ‘everyday posh’ red from Australia” Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek.com
Matthew Jukes is one of the top authorities on Australian wines, so when he says something from the southern hemisphere is truly good, take note. The wine in question comes from iconic Margaret River estate Moss Wood, from which two wines regularly feature in Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines – the estate cabernet, and the Amy’s cuvee. Their 2013 Ribbon Vale Cabernet at £29.95 sits in between in price and flavour, and, as Jukes writes, ‘borrows class from its world-famous parent, and immediacy and flair from its junior sibling.’ He notes that the 2013 vintage is ‘fully mature and utterly irresistible … smashing claret aside with the back of its hand, this is the real deal from Australia and it will blow you away.’
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