Decanter June 2017

Decanter June 2017

Bordeaux 2016 – The red wines from across the Left and Right Banks are some of the best ever, with many potential perfect scores. Jane Anson offers a comprehensive analysis of this en primeur campaign, and picks her top-scoring and value buys

Interview: Jean-Louis Chave – John Livingstone-Learmonth talks history, nature and wine with the man behind one of the northern Rhône’s great family domaines

Chablis: buyer’s guide – Andy Howard MW takes an indepth look at the quality levels and unique terroirs of Burgundy’s ‘engine room’ and recommends 20 wines from petit Chablis to grand cru

Recorking – Wine fraud poses as many risks as oxidation, so is recorking worth it, and does it guarantee your wine a longer life? Anthony Rose reports

Striving for perfection – Is making a 100-point wine down to terroir, high-tech equipment or just good luck? Rob MacCulloch MW asks winemakers and critics

Corsica – There’s a new generation of innovative winemakers transforming this granite island, says Stephen Brook

Muscadet with extended lees ageing: 113 wines tasted – An impressive 65% of wines scored 90 points or more, including a perfect score from one judge

Australian Shiraz: 91 wines tasted –  These under-£20 wines divided our experts on quality, but they did praise the diversity of style

Expert’s choice: Douro table wines –  Danny Cameron finds fresh, elegant reds and whites from Portugal’s famous fortified region

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett eats out in London, and Sue Style dines in Switzerland

Travel: Washington State – Elaine Brown sets off from Seattle on a wine tour