Decanter January 2017

Decanter January 2017

75 most exciting wines of 2016 With harmony, complexity and wow factor in mind, Christelle Guibert and team have compiled the best wines the global Decanter team has tasted this year, all under £55

Regional profile: Hermitage This famous northern Rhône hill is now alive to the sound of wine tourists. Matt Walls picks out the names to watch and the wines to try

Anniversary wines for 2017 Anthony Rose recommends the celebration bottles to buy in 2017, for everything from an 18th to an 80th birthday

Producer profile: Château Batailley Quality has steadily improved at this Pauillac fifth growth, which has recently released its inaugural second wine. Panos Kakaviatos reports

Stellenbosch: home of Cape Cabernet South Africa’s leading Cabernet region offers the structure of Médoc and the fruitiness of Napa, says Christian Eedes

Swiss wines Sue Style takes us on a tour of this exciting Alpine country and picks her top 12 wines

Are you losing the wine list lottery? Tom Cannavan bemoans widespread poor quality and high prices on restaurant lists

Margaret River Cabernet 80 wines tasted Wilyabrup was the standout sub-region, and 68% of wines were Recommended or more

Ribera del Duero 108 wines tasted A positive tasting with 74% Recommended or higher, but overoaking remains an issue

Rosé Champagne 99 wines tasted Overall high standards from a tasting that highlighted a lighter style of vintage and NV

Festive weekday wines Our team recommends 34 exciting wines on the UK shelves, for under £35, to enjoy over the Christmas and New Year celebrations

Restaurants Fiona Beckett visits Elystan Street in London and Quinsou in Paris

Scandinavia’s best restaurants for wine lovers Erica Landin picks the 10 top fine wine dining rooms in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland