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Radio WM Majestic Recommendations

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 14% Majestic – £13.49      £9.99 Mixed 6 price South African Chenin is some of the best in the world. This oaked example is beautifully textured with tropical fruit and citrusy crispness; it’s also honeyed and buttery.   Food match: Honey-glazed pork, Hawaiian Chicken with pineapple   […]

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The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc 2014 £12.50 Noel Young Wines A brilliant wine for the price from old vines with rooibos tea bushes, made by one of South Africa’s exciting new wine-making talents. It’s from Piekernierskloof which is much easier to say after you’ve had a glass of this singing, zingy, spicy wine which lingers […]

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Oldenburg Vineyards

I’ve always subscribed to the notion that older vines produce fewer but better grapes and therefore better wine. Producers brag about it on wine labels classifiying them as Old Vines/Vieilles Vignes/Viñas Viejas when they can and Alsace has now decided that any vineyard over 25 years can be described as old. Which actually makes me […]