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Decanter July 18

   

 

The July 2018 edition of Decanter (www.decanter.com) - released 1st June - features a bundle of excellent reviews, and we are delighted to offer some 23 wines from them (see foot of page for all of their clickable product pages and the links in the text below).

  • There's an expert review of New Zealand Pinot Noir(s) by Anne Krebiehl MW, in which our perennial favourite and South Island superstar, the Felton Road Block 5 2016 (from Bannockburn in Central Otago) scores a well-deserved 95 points, and is accompanied by fine specimens at more (and very) everyday prices by Saint Clair, Yealands and Seifried.
  • The much under-discovered whites of Argentina are well revealed in an expert review (by Andy Howard MW) of ... er.. Argentine whites. Three wonderful wines by Matias Riccitelli, Susana Balbo and Colomé (superb value this, at ~£11) are well worthy of a spot in any mixed case.
  • Dry German Rieslings - the top-bracket Grosses Gewächs category - get the full panel review/blind tasting treatment...
  • ... as does premium Australian Shiraz, where we lay claim to a good dozen contenders, including the Outstanding/95-point Castagna Genesis 2013 from the much-undervalued Beechworth sub-region.
  • And the ever-excellent Weekday Wines awards 92 points to one of our favourite cool-climate Chardonnays, Trapiche's Costa & Pampa 2016 from Mar del Plata in Argentina, much used in recent Exel tastings.

And for our full, filterable/searchable compendium of Decanter-recommended wines from the last two years, click here.