Decanter Magazine: November 2013

On sale: Tuesday 1 October 2013

Inside the magazine this month: To decant or not - solved in our unique test, the top performing St-Emilion 2010s, Barolo 2009s tasted, great value Christmas fizz...

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Decanting guide: Bordeaux & Napa:Margaret Rand introduces the first in our three-part series on decanting, starting with a trio each of Shafer's Hillside Select Cabernet and Chateau Lynch-Bages

Figeac: the new regime: Personnel changes at this St-Emilion estate have caused an uproar, says Jane Anson

Vintage report: 2008 Brunello, 2007 riserva:Challenging vintages both, but Kerin O’Keefe finds that the top producers still made some excellent wines

Regional profile: Panzano: It's off the radar for most, but this 'cru village' of Chianti Classico is well worth a closer look, says Richard Baudains

McLaren Vale's miracle vintage: Summer 2011 was a washout for most of Australia, but Huon Hooke finds some gems here

Producer profile: De Bortoli: Tyson Stelzer meets the family behind one of Australia's most successful wineries

Napa's Eisele vineyard: Christy Canterbury MW visits this famous plot on the Araujo Estate, just bought by the owners of Château Latour

Spurrier’s World: Decanter’s consultant editor Steven Spurrier gives us a rundown of his travels and tastings this month

St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: 58 wines tasted, 2 Outstanding: Fine, structured, ageworthy wines but sadly often marred by high oak, extraction and alcohols

Barolo 2009: 140 wines tasted, 9 Outstanding: These wines bowled our judges over with their drinkability, refinement and sheer deliciousness

Expert's choice: 25 sparkling wines under £25: Choose wisely and you could be better off with these fizzes than many Champagnes, says Susie Barre MW

Weekday wines Our team recommends 25 great-value wines on the UK shelves, for under £20

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