The Singapour – February 2023

Bottle of single-vineyard Royal Tokaji

Treats of all types in this month's compilation from Richard Hemming.

This is a jewel-encrusted edition of my regular tasting-note round-up, featuring a five-vintage vertical of Cheval Blanc, collections from Sicily's Montecarrubo, South Australia's Thistledown and the Venetian-island vineyard of Venissa, plus a horizontal of the 2017 vintage releases from Royal Tokaji – featuring their sublime single-vineyard Aszú wines – as pictured above.

There are high scores aplenty among such exalted names, as you would hope – although not exclusively high, it must be said. Furthermore, there are some excellent discoveries among the lesser-known names. Seek out the likes of Le...