2020 Don Melchor, Maipo Valley

The 2020 release of Concha y Toro’s top Bordeaux red is something of a triumph over the demanding vintage conditions, which were the hottest and driest in Don Melchor’s thirty-four...

2021 Balassa Bor Marty McFly Furmint, Tokaji

“Wow!” was my one-word tasting note when I initially sipped this remarkable dry Furmint from Hungary. The Tokaji region is best known for its delicious sweet wines, but that’s changing...

2021 Waitrose Loved & Found Frappato, Sicily

Young Frappato is Sicily’s answer to a juicy Beaujolais, bursting with perfume and bouncy fruit flavours. This impressive find from Waitrose comes from vineyards in Trapani and Marsala and is...

Final Score?

by Tim Atkin
You’ve come a long way, baby. Watching the final of the Euro 2022 women’s football tournament, I was reminded of an advertising slogan for Virginia Slims cigarettes, of all things,...

2020 Pietradolce Etna Rosso, Siclly

If you love Pinot Noir, then the chances are that you’ll appreciate its slightly more rustic Sicilian cousin, Nerello Mascalese. This comes from volcanic soils at 800 metres on the...

2019 Villa Antinori Toscana, Tuscany

Antinori is one of those producers that rarely, if ever, lets you down, producing everything from good value reds like this Super Tuscan blend to some of the finest wines...

2021 Arbousset Tavel Rosé, Rhône

It’s not often that I get excited about a rosé – too many of them are like pale pink spots on a pink wall – but this is the real...