2018 Grace, Koshu Private Reserve, Yamanashi, Japan
Japan’s koshu grape is a hard one to love, but this fascinating wine has an otherworldly silkiness, says Matthew Jukes.
2018 Spätburgunder ‘S’ Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Ahr, Germany
This Alsatian gewürz is the quintessential definition of the grape in crystalline, liquid, dreamy form.
2017 Trinity Hill, Homage Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
No other wine from this challenging vintage comes close to this syrah, says Matthew Jukes – it shines out like a beacon