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    Australia – signs of maturity?

    Wine Australia is back on track, if the headline figures in the recently released exports statistics for 2018 shown in the graphic below are an…

    20 Feb 2019 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Wines of the week

    Kilikanoon, Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Clare Valley

    A fine Australian Cabernet that's been given time to mature and is drinking well now. From CA$21.25, £18.65, $26.98, 2477 roubles Find this wine…

    8 Feb 2019 Julia Harding MW
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    Drappier plunges to new heights

    A small tasting that revealed the fascinating and unpredictable effects of ageing champagne under the sea. ‘This is going to be a problem for us’,…

    30 Nov 2018 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    Central Otago Pinot Noir – young and old

    For the context of these tasting notes – all Pinot Noir and mostly from Central Otago – see Central Otago Pinot Noir – does it age? published…

    5 Sep 2018 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Inside information

    Central Otago Pinot Noir – does it age?

    Two years on from my first visit to Central Otago for the Pinot Noir Celebration 2016, I was back in Queenstown at the end of January this year to…

    4 Sep 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Tempier - 30-year-old rosé

    This is a longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times. See Domaine Tempier, new and (very) old for full tasting notes.There…

    19 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    When to pull the cork

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Last month we went to stay with some friends in Scotland for the…

    7 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Bojo with mojo

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See my tasting notes on these wines. 'What's an offline?',…

    17 May 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alex on taste

    In defence of longevity

    When I was little, tomato ketchup came only in glass bottles. By the time a decent amount had plopped onto the plate, your chips had gone cold. 'The…

    5 Feb 2013 Alex Hunt MW
  • Article Inside information

    So Spanish whites age?

    The first Copa de Londres, a competition devised by Paul Shinnie of Rhône to Rioja, importer into the UK of Pazo de Señoráns from Rías Baixas, to…

    21 Oct 2011 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Don't quote me

    The art of ageing

    This article by Andy Lloyd is the fifth in an irregular season of features written by previous winners of the Young Wine Writer Award. See also the…

    24 Aug 2011 Guest contributor
  • Article Videos

    Ageing wine to music

    Update: There are some interesting additions to the list of winemakers who play music to their vines/wines on the forum, with naturally the odd…

    8 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Don't quote me

    Oldies but goldies

    Here in the Languedoc we have the world's oldest collection of vinyl. Our 19 year old has just asked me, 'Mum, what's an EP?' and I write this…

    30 Jul 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    The virtues of wine aged in glass

    Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon is famously, ceaselessly, one might almost say ADD-ly, experimental.  His current preoccupation is to compare the same…

    21 Jul 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    What makes reds age well?

    Old age is complicated, for wines as for people. Should old wines that have weathered the chemical interactions of their years in bottle…

    1 Jun 2009 Julia Harding MW