Decanter Magazine: November 2014

On sale: Wednesday 1 October 2014

Inside the magazine this month: Spain's hottest buys under £25, Unique Barolo and Médoc Cru Classés 2004...

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Vintage Report: Western Australia Cabernets 2012: The latest in a string of great vintages, says Tyson Stelzer who selects his top 32 wines

Spain: the hottest buys under £25: Sarah Jane Evans MW picks the six most exciting regions and wine styles, and the wines to try

Regional profile: Stags Leap District: Adam Lechmere visits this near-mythical AVA in California’s Napa Valley

Serralunga Barolo: These wines have a reputation as being severe and tannic, but Stephen Brook finds today’s styles are much more mellow

Producer profile: Branaire-Ducru Jane Anson meets the man behind the quiet revolution at this St-Julien fourth growth

Premox: has the crisis moved to red wine?: Are the premature oxidation woes that beset white Burgundy now threatening your Cabernet? Jane Anson reports

Interview: Becky Wasserman: Rosi Hanson meets the pioneering Burgundy broker

How to buy a vineyard: Monty Waldin says the key to successfully making your own wine is in the planning, while Decanter staff profile three couples now living the dream

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

Médoc crus classés 2004: 48 wines tasted; 0 Outstanding No wow factor, but this good vintage is now mature and can offer reliable drinking at a reasonable price.

Ribera del Duero 2010: 71 wines tasted; 2 Outstanding An exciting tasting that showed how the newer style of Ribera del Duero is coming into its own.

Expert’s choice: Sherry & Montilla It’s worth understanding the differences between these two regions, says Sarah Jane Evans MW.

Restaurants: Brian St Pierre rates Fera at Claridges

Travel: Dolomites Michèle Shah visits Trentino-Alto Adige

Travel: My Beaune Anthony Hanson MW gives an insider’s guide

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