Festive wine recommendations from UK press

West Cape Howe, Book Ends Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (£16.95, Jascots)

West Cape Howe, Book Ends Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


In the Financial Times Jancis Robinson MW reveals the second part of her top 100 festive wines, focusing on “well-bred reds”. She said all the wines on her list have been culled from the 10,000 or so she tastes each year, “generally scoring 17/20”.

She added that “unlike so much fine wine on sale, they are all ready to drink”. Of this wine Robinson wrote that: “Everyone in the Médoc should be made to taste this wine. It’s so clean. Maybe just a teeniest tad too sweet for some palates but we are talking such slight nuances here. It is also wonderfully interesting and well balanced, admittedly from a perfect vintage for south western Australia.”

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