Decanter Magazine August 2010

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Write from the heart
We give the UK's top newspaper wine columnists free rein to pick their favourite offbeat styles, however obscure…

Know your vintages
We all know about the glorious '82 vintage in Bordeaux, but what about Burgundy, the Rhône, Italy and Spain? Bone up with our round up of the wonder years

Decanter interview: Randall Grahm
Bonny Doon's Rhône Ranger talks to Adam Lechmere about his search for a true vin de terroir and following his internal compass

Diamonds in the Rùfina
Despite winemaking improvements, the wines of Chianti Rùfina have retained their edgy charm, says a pleasantly surprised Stephen Brook

Rebuilding, from the ground up
Having lost the Sauvignon Blanc crown to New Zealand, Sancerre winemakers are keen to claw it back, discovers Margaret Rand

Humble yet high-class
After last month's stellar Chablis premier cru panel tasting, Stephen Brook sniffs out the best village-level Chablis from the ripe 2007 and 2008 vintages

The slow path to stardom
Château Pontet-Canet is arguably Bordeaux's property of the moment. Anthony Rose traces its rise back to the daring move to biodynamics

Capital gains
Debra Pearce explores an underrated Australian region that is making waves with its elegant, cool-climate Shiraz

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