Decanter magazine: April 2014

On sale: Wednesday 5 March 2014

Inside the magazine this month: Médoc crus classés 2010, Northern Rhône 2012, South Australian Shriaz and boutique Chile...

April

Decanter Men of the Year 2014: Jean-Pierre & François Perrin Jane Anson meets the brothers of Beaucastel who have taken Rhône to the world

Vintage report: northern Rhône 2012:These fresh, characterful wines are well worth buying, says John Livingstone-Learmonth

Regional profile: Cornas: Robust Syrahs from this small northern Rhône AC reward cellaring, says Stephen Brook

Ningxia: one to watch: You may not have tasted a Chinese wine yet, but when you do it’ll probably come from here. Andrew Jefford reports

Gobi desert winery:Chateau Hansen hopes to put Inner Mongolia’s Wuhai region on the international wine map, discovers Anthony Rose

Rueda’s rapid rise: Sarah Jane Evans MW considers the future of this improving Spanish white wine region

Interview: Maureen Downey: John Stimpfig meets the wine world’s own Sherlock Holmes

Marlborough or Loire? Ripeness holds the key to these two different styles of Sauvignon Blanc. Stephen Brook reports

Argentinian Cabernet Franc: Plantings are small but this French grape is making a big impact, says Patricio Tapia

Médoc crus classés 2010: 58 wines tasted, 5 Outstanding Expectations were high for this concentrated, low-yield vintage. And it seems the hype is justified

South Australian Shiraz: 112 wines tasted, 7 Outstanding The superlative vintages of 2010 and 2012 shone through here, as did the Barossa Valley

Expert’s Choice: Boutique Chile The Pequeñas tasting showcased the variety offered by Chile’s smaller producers, found Anthony Rose

Restaurants: Brian St Pierre visits Rex Whistler at the Tate Britain and the Quality Chop House

Travel: Burgenland Steven Brook visits this wine region that hugs the shores of Austria’s Lake Neusiedl

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