Decanter magazine: June 2015

On sale: Tuesday 5 May 2015

Inside the magazine this month: Bordeaux en primeur 2014, Northern Rhône pioneers, English sparkling wine and the best regions for value...

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Bordeaux 2014 en primeur report: It’s not a vintage that can be easily compared with others, but in that individuality Steven Spurrier, James Lawther MW, Jane Anson and Ian D’Agata find much to like

Wines worth more than they cost: We asked six Decanter experts to choose the region or style they feel is most undervalued and recommend 12 great buys

Producer profile: Hugel Margaret Rand meets the 13th generation of this historic (and controversial) Alsace producer, and Thierry Meyer tastes the new Schoelhammer bottling

Made in England: English sparkling wine is a world-class product, says Susie Barrie MW, who looks at the industry’s progress to date as well as naming her top wines

Revisiting Californian Chardonnay: Linda Murphy finds producers with renewed confidence taking their expanding repertoire of wines to the world stage

Cutting-edge Northern Rhône: A reaction against a perceived homogeneity of style has led some estates – big and small – to turn back the clocks for inspiration. Matt Walls reports

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon: 86 wines tasted, 0 Outstanding: A disappointing tasting, with our experts criticising the lack of risk-taking and homogenous wines

Cape Mediterranean varieties: 65 wines tasted, 2 Outstanding: A diverse line-up, highlighting South Africa’s wealth of winemaking regions, producers and grape varieties

Expert’s Choice: New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013:‘The vintage of a generation’, finds Peter McCombie MW, where freshness and structure balance bold fruit

Travel: Finger LakesHoward G Goldberg offers the ultimate tour of this New York State wine region famous for its Riesling

Investment analysis: Bordeaux Right Bank:Ella Lister looks at how Bordeaux’s Right Bank wines are faring on the market

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