Our Winter Wines list has just been published in the middle of (if only for marketing reasons) a satisfyingly cold spell. It’s Sod’s Law that every time we print a list with any mention of the C-word (Ch***tmas) the sun seems to beat down unrelentingly for days afterwards.
So, best offers? Look no further than Kangarilla Road. I’ve always had a soft spot for Kevin O’Brien’s wines, which are exclusive to Majestic and both look and taste great. From McLaren Vale just south of Adelaide, they get more sophisticated and elegant with every vintage, but retain the essential attractive fruitiness that first set Aussie wines on path of worldwide success. And they have recently been recognised by the hugely influential critic Robert Parker, getting marks in the high 80s and 90s. For the record – we were there first!