James Button

Lumière, Hikari Koshu 2015

Lumière are the oldest family-owned winery in Japan, founded in 1885. They received a Japanese Royal Warrant in 1918, and even have their own French inspired restaurant...

Kurambon Wine, Sol Lucet Koshu 2016

Kurambon Wine was founded in 1913, originally operating as a cooperative until 1962. Yeasty, creamy citrus fruits abound on the nose, while the palate features more of a stone fruit…

Majestic, Definition, Sancerre 2015

This own-label Sancerre represents great value. It has a bright nose of citrus and mineral, while the palate shows good intensity, with crisp green apple...

Asda, Sancerre 2015

Made by Loire legend Joseph Mellot, this supermarket Sancerre over-delivers for the price point...

Henri Delattre, Rosé NV

This Champagne has delightful red fruit aromas, while on the palate there is a vibrant lemon sherbet mousse backed up by raspberry coulis and black pepper...

Veuve Clicquot, Vintage Rosé 2008

Veuve have re-introduced partial barrel maturation with the 2008 vintage; five percent of the wines were aged in French oak casks to add seasoning and complexity to the final blend...

Castello Banfi, Belnero 2012

Made from Sangiovese (and a smattering of international varieties) grown on the hills of Montalcino, this is quintessential Tuscany...

Prats & Symington, Prazo de Roriz 2015

From the makers of Chryseia, this deep, dark wine can be immediately identified as a Douro red thanks to the fine, very grippy tannins and juicy blueberry fruit...

Garzon, Tannat 2014

With a consultant winemaker from Tuscany and a cool, Atlantic climate, this wine has a hint of the old world about it...

Lidl, Comté Tolosan 2015

A pleasant wine with a soft, fruity citrus character and a saline tang. Quite savoury and drinkable, with a juicy honeydew melon finish...

Cuvée Royale, Côtes de Gascogne 2015

A great wine for salads and fish. It has herby, citrus aromas that lead into flavours of melon, citrus, dried herbs and a touch of salinity...

Lidl, Côtes du Rhône 2015

It is not so common to see white Côtes du Rhône as it is red, which is a shame. This example is rounded, with green apple and a touch of…

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Le Volte 2014

From the Ornellaia stable comes this beautiful red of impeccable breeding. An annual production of around half a million bottles doesn't detract from the quality on offer; it demonstrates a…