Decanter April 2017

Decanter April 2017

Top New World Cabernets under £40 – From oaked and opulent to pure, fruit-driven styles, our judges have found something for every palate and pocket

Decanter Man of the Year: Steven Spurrier – Few can rival his long, varied and influential career in wine. John Stimpfig tells the story

Vintage report: Northern Rhône 2015 – It’s a vintage tipped as one of the best in 100 years; John Livingstone-Learmonth gives his analysis and 30 top buys

Regional profile: Pézenas – James Lawther MW visits this Languedoc enclave, the latest to seek full appellation status

Argentina’s poolside reds – A growing band of producers of all sizes are aiming for a fresher, more individual style of wine, says Patricio Tapia

Producer profile: Weingut Keller – The current generation of this Rheinhessen family estate is hitting the headlines for its dry Rieslings, says William Kelley

Chilean Carmenere – Peter Richards MW charts the progress of this tricky French grape in its adopted homeland

Tuscany’s white gem – Amy Wislocki visits Gorgona to discover the story behind this island’s unique wine

Cru bourgeois 2014: 203 wines tasted – An enjoyable vintage for mid-term drinking, the best wines showing oak and fruit balance

South African Chardonnay: 120 wines tasted – The potential of cool-climate coastal regions and the great 2015 vintage were on show

Expert’s choice: Chile – Christelle Guibert picks out 30 great buys, focusing on varietal diversity and old-vine fruit

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett on Aquavit in London and William Kelley dines out at Terra in the Napa Valley

Travel: Styria – This Austrian region is paradise for active wine lovers, says Darrel Joseph