We would recommend you search out the top 1ers and grands Crus Burgundies from the region’s best-respected producers in the newly-released 2015 vintage; not easy to lay your hands on, but this exceptional vintage will only get more difficult (and expensive) to procure in the future.
The Rhone Valley 2015
2015 was a GREAT vintage in the Northern Rhone, and extremely good also in the Southern Rhone. Top Cote Rotie and Hermitage reds from the great producers such as Guigal, Chapoutier, Ogier and Chave are likely to increase in value over the coming years.
Italys’ Supertuscans 2013
There are still many of the best Supertuscans from this wonderful vintage available on the market at reasonable prices. I believe this is one of the finest vintages the area has ever seen and famous wines such as Masseto, Sassicaia and Solaia will surely go up in price consistently in the years to come.
Our fine wine drinking tips 2017/2018
Quite simply we’d recommend any of the above Bordeaux chateaux from recent vintages (2009 – 2016 excluding 2013) or selected older vintages. And their second wines where relevant, which at around one third of the price of the “grand vin”, generally offer good value.
We would add to this list the following:
- Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and its second wine La Croix de Beaucaillou
- Chateau Palmer and its second wine Alter Ego de Palmer
- The second wine of Chateau Margaux – Pavillon Rouge
- Domaine de Chevalier Rouge and Blanc
- Tertre Roteboeuf and its “second” wine Roc De Cambes
- Vieux Chateau Certan and its second wine La Gravette de Certan