Category: Grape Varieties

What does Assyrtiko taste of? – ask Decanter

What does Assyrtiko taste of? – ask Decanter

A Greek Assyrtiko has won one of the top medals in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, but how much do you know about the wines made from this grape?

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What does Assyrtiko taste of…?

What does Assyrtiko taste of? – ask Decanter The Artemis Karamolegos, Assyrtiko, Santorini 2016 has won a coveted Best in Show …Continue reading »

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Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

It might be known as ‘lucky seven’ in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux red wine producers in the post-Second World War era. Jane Anson reports on a landmark tasting stretching from 1947 to 2007 at Smith Haut Lafitte, with the 2017 en primeur wines also included and three of the estate’s white wines from 1987, 1997 and 2007.

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Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac-Léognan.

A rare tasting of vintage years ending in ‘7’…

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Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s has grown to become one of Australia’s best-known names. Huon Hooke explores its history and picks some of his favourite wines from recent vintages.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s…

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Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Producer profile: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s has grown to become one of Australia’s best-known names. Huon Hooke explores its history and picks some of his favourite wines from recent vintages.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

The winery that put Coonawarra on the map for wine drinkers in the 1950s…

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Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines. Read our report on 139 wines tasted by our three-strong expert panel, with an introduction by Andy Howard MW…

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The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines, says Andy Howard MW…

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English wines to try this summer

English wines to try this summer

Try one of these English wines this summer, rated by our tastings team…

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Camel Valley vineyard.

Wines to celebrate with…

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Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

See fresh tasting notes and ratings on the flagship red wine of this Languedoc ‘grand cru’ from 2010 to 2016, plus a barrel sample of the 2017 vintage, written by Andrew Jefford and available exclusively to Premium members.

Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyards, Languedoc
A view across Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyards.

From 2010 to 2016 inclusive, plus a 2017 barrel sample…

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Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

See fresh tasting notes and ratings on the flagship red wine of this Languedoc ‘grand cru’ from 2010 to 2016, plus a barrel sample of the 2017 vintage, written by Andrew Jefford and available exclusively to Premium members.

Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyards, Languedoc
A view across Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyards.

From 2010 to 2016 inclusive, plus a 2017 barrel sample…

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Tasting Conti Costanti: Eight vintages compared

Tasting Conti Costanti: Eight vintages compared

Michaela Morris tastes Conti Costanti at the Colle a Matrichese estate, including a ‘captivating’ 1975 vintage and a piece of history from 1967…

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The Costanti vineyards

Including a ‘captivating’ 1975…

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Tasting Conti Costanti: Eight vintages compared

Tasting Conti Costanti: Eight vintages compared

Michaela Morris tastes Conti Costanti at the Colle a Matrichese estate, including a ‘captivating’ 1975 vintage and a piece of history from 1967…

Conti Costanti
The Costanti vineyards

Including a ‘captivating’ 1975…

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