Decanter-December-2015

Inside Decanter December 2015: Champagne prestige cuvées, 25 top sparkling wines under £25 and Marsannay reds.

Decanter December 2015 contents:

  • The other Cabernet: Cabernet Franc: It’s time to fall in love with the perfume, aromatics and sultry texture of this fabulous grape. Ian D’Agata kicks of a tour of the finest from Bordeaux, Italy, Loire, New Zealand and South America
  • Ribera del Duero: Burgundy lovers will love this region’s diverse, terroir-driven expressions of a single grape variety, says Pedro Ballesteros
  • Champagne: prestige cuvees: Tyson Stelzer on the evolution of a glamorous category
  • Farewell to the flute: Why those in the know would never drink their fizz from a flute, by Anne Krebiehl MW
  • 25 top sparkling wines under £25: Susie Barrie MW’s picks, just in time for the festive season
  • Bordeaux: Clerc & Duhart-Milon: They share a similar name, but they’re not directly related. Jane Anson profiles the pair
  • Producer profile: Fonseca: At 200 years old, this Port house still has its eye on the future, finds Ruchard Mayson
  • Vintage report: NZ Pinot Noir 2014: This great vintage is a must-buy for fans of New Zealand Pinot, says Cameron Douglas MS, who picks his top 30 buys
  • Brunello di Montalcino 2010: 99 wines tasted, 5 Outstanding: ‘Outstanding’, ‘exceptional balance’ – an acclaimed vintage wows the tasting team
  • Marsannay reds: 68 wines tasted, 0 Outstanding: Stick to the names you trust in this good-value Burgundy appellation, our tasters advise
  • Expert’s choice: Madiran: These tannic beasts have been tamed into wines of purity, says Andy Howard MW
  • Travel: King Valley, Australia: Nina Caplan takes a trip along the ‘Prosecco Road’

Decanter December 2015 Waitrose