James Button

Taferner, Rubin Carnuntum 2015

Some tarry, rubbery notes sit alongside vanilla and wild strawberry aromas. The palate offers up flavours of baked strawberry, vanilla and cream, with lifted violet hints...

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…