Decanter September 2017

Decanter September 2017 issue

Parting thoughts – Stepping down after two illustrious decades at the Decanter helm, Sarah Kemp shares her reminiscences

The three Léovilles – Jane Anson explores the trio of châteaux that make up the famed Léoville estate

White-hot Rioja – While reds still reign, whites are making a bid for glory says Sarah Jane Evans MW


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Sparkling wine alternatives – There’s more to fizz than Champagne. Andy Howard MW shares his sparkling tips

Interview: Ken Forrester – Tim Atkin MW meets South Africa’s King of Chenin

Vintage report: Barolo & Barbaresco – Stephen Brook assesses 2013 Barolo and 2014 Barbaresco

Vintage report: California Caberenet Sauvignon 2014 – While 2013 was a hard act to follow, William Kelley finds much to applaud in 2014

German Riesling – With a move towards bone-dry, mineral styles, Margaret Rand thinks it’s time to revisit Germany’s Riesling

Sugar in wine – Should we be worried about the use of sugar in wine? Chris Wilson investigates

Provence reds – 94 wines tasted Bandol stood out from the crowd in this varied tasting of interesting regional reds

Cru Beaujolais – 121 wines tasted As the Beaujolais revival continues, 2015 offers solid rather than exceptional cru wines

Expert’s choice: Australian Chardonnay – A focus on cool-climate viticulture is resulting in more refined styles, says Sarah Ahmed

Expert’s choice: St-Péray – Roussanne and Marsanne at their best in these delicious dry Rhône whites, reveals Matt Walls

Restaurants: Michael Caines’ Lympstone Manor wins applause from Fiona Beckett

Travel: Dalmatia – Seek out azure seas and quirky wines, says Simon Woolf

Travel: My Perth – Leeuwin Estate’s Simone Furlong shares her tips

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