As ever, Burgundy is high on my list of priorities.
Meursault Les Perrières 2000, Domaine Joseph Matrot: Refined white Burgundy for ageing. Matrot wines often require over ten years to become fully mature. £40 from Berry Brothers and Rudd.
Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Clos-des-Forêts-St.-Georges 2002, Domaine de l’Arlot: Arlot wines are quite silky and smooth, they age well but are very enjoyable with only a few years on them. £30.70 from Howard Ripley.
Coleraine Cabernet Merlot 2002, Te Mata: I am not the biggest fan of Cabernet, but this is a good, elegantly structured wine from New Zealand. £24.95 from Ten Acre.
Pommard Vaumuriens 2003, Domaine de Courcel: A really good village wine from de Courcel. As I have mentioned in the past de Courcel made some of the best 2003s; they have lots of ripe fruit, but are perfectly balanced. £23 from Howard Ripley.
Mission Vale Chardonnay 2003, Bouchard Finlayson: One cannot drink Grand Cru white Burgundy every day, this is a pleasing little wine that provides ample pleasure for the price. £11.95 from Ten Acre.