This show was published 08 December 2006
Matthew Jukes is wine writer for the Daily Mail read by an estimated 10 million readers. He tells us how Robert Joseph convinced him that wine was his calling not physics, to the relief of his physics tutor. Every year he produces a Burgundy and a Bordeaux report, but it is in Australia that Matthew comes into his own, publishing his top 100 wines showing the great diveristy of Australian wines. We discuss Hunter Valley Semillon and the new, younger styles now starting to be released.
Matthew is a Pinot fan and gives his view on how the New World is going in producing top end Pinot Noir - Matthew thinks that some of the more modern, Robert Parker driven wines may not age much beyond 5 years.
Matthews Christmas 2006 recommendations:
Green Point Rose sparkling wine Oddbins, £13.99
Owned by Moet and Chandon. The wine is sealed under a crown cap.
Taste the Difference Albarino 2005, Sainsbury's £5.99
Floral Viognier-like nose, Riesling-limey palate with dry Sav Blanc finish.
Val do Sosego Albarino 2005, Oddbins, £6.99
Great texture, good with food.
Vina Fuerte Garnacha 2004, Waitrose, £4.99
Light red, herbal juicy style, smooth & fresh, perfect with turkey.
Tinto da Anfora Bacalhoa 2003, Waitrose £5.99
Matthew rates this his best value red wine for 2006. Spicy, dark full and friendly.
Marananga Dam, Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2004, M&S, £9.99
Made by acclaimed winemaker David Powell, Matthew calls it a class wine at a smart price.
De Bortoli Show Reserve Muscat NV, Majestic, Oddbins £8.99
Top fortified wine from Australia. 10-15 years old. Great value for money.
Techincal Notes Clones
The UK Wine Show is sponsored by ThirtyFifty. Our team of wine tasters are busy entertaining and educating UK consumers to help them get the most out of wine.
The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.