The Singapour – August 2023

Richard Hemming in Fortnum and Mason wine department

The high-summer Singapour, a collection of tasting notes from our correspondent in the Little Red Dot.

This month's round-up is slightly smaller than usual, since I was travelling in the UK for much of last month – the photograph above is of me surveying the selection in the basement wine department of Fortnum & Mason in London.

The tasting notes below include several wines from Álvaro Palacios and other members of his talented family, focusing on 2021 reds from Rioja, Priorat and Bierzo (see Ferran's fascinating recent report on developments in Bierzo, a region that is heavily Palacios-influenced). They...