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At every price level, an outstanding selection
of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW

FOOD MATCH; STRONG CHEESE

Here we are thinking of strong soft cheeses (Camembert, Brie or any of the French stinky varieties) which are best with ultra rich or semi-sweet whites - Alsace Gewurz or Pinot Gris being the obvious choices. If it must be red, go for something with lusciousness, almost to the point of sweetness.

Strong, hard cheese (mature Cheddars, Pecorino, Parmesan) can work with a variety of serious red wine - so just stick with the red from your main course or move onto Port.

Blue cheese needs sweet wine or Port.
164 2015 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£24.00
206 2016 CHARDONNAY, Jordan. Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ripe and rounded with nutty, toasty oak more...
£16.95
328 2014 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£27.00
552 2014 CARMENERE RESERVA, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£15.95
554 2014 JESTER CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Mitolo. Australia
Semi Amarone style (20% dried grapes); intense juiciness more...
£16.50
561 2015 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Vigneti del Salento. Puglia, Italy
Inky purple and sweetly rich, this is a dry red of huge intensity more...
£18.00
573 2015 MILAMORE, Renacer. Mendoza, Argentina
Amarone style (using dried Malbec grapes). Succulent and silky more...
£24.00
588 2014 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
922 2005 PINOT GRIS, Heimbourg, Selection de Grains Nobles, Zind Humbrecht. Alsace (Half bottle)
Hugely intense and exotic more...
£55.00
926 1997 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An outstanding year for Sauternes more...
£139.00
956 2013 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£21.00
964 FINEST RESERVE, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Top quality family-owned estate. A fine example of a youthful, ripe, luscious style more...
£14.50
966 2012 QUINTA DE LA ROSA, Late Bottled Vintage Port (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
974 2004 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
979 1980 VINTAGE PORT, Taylor
Still quite deep in colour, with plenty of spicy fruit in evidence, but nicely softened with time more...
£95.00
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Here we are thinking of strong soft cheeses (Camembert, Brie or any of the French stinky varieties) which are best with ultra rich or semi-sweet whites - Alsace Gewurz or Pinot Gris being the obvious choices. If it must be red, go for something with lusciousness, almost to the point of sweetness.

Strong, hard cheese (mature Cheddars, Pecorino, Parmesan) can work with a variety of serious red wine - so just stick with the red from your main course or move onto Port.

Blue cheese needs sweet wine or Port.
164 2015 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£24.00
VIEW
206 2016 CHARDONNAY, Jordan. Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ripe and rounded with nutty, toasty oak more...
£16.95
VIEW
328 2014 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£27.00
VIEW
552 2014 CARMENERE RESERVA, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£15.95
VIEW
554 2014 JESTER CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Mitolo. Australia
Semi Amarone style (20% dried grapes); intense juiciness more...
£16.50
VIEW
561 2015 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Vigneti del Salento. Puglia, Italy
Inky purple and sweetly rich, this is a dry red of huge intensity more...
£18.00
VIEW
573 2015 MILAMORE, Renacer. Mendoza, Argentina
Amarone style (using dried Malbec grapes). Succulent and silky more...
£24.00
VIEW
588 2014 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
VIEW
922 2005 PINOT GRIS, Heimbourg, Selection de Grains Nobles, Zind Humbrecht. Alsace (Half bottle)
Hugely intense and exotic more...
£55.00
VIEW
926 1997 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An outstanding year for Sauternes more...
£139.00
VIEW
956 2013 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£21.00
VIEW
964 FINEST RESERVE, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Top quality family-owned estate. A fine example of a youthful, ripe, luscious style more...
£14.50
VIEW
966 2012 QUINTA DE LA ROSA, Late Bottled Vintage Port (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
VIEW
974 2004 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
VIEW
979 1980 VINTAGE PORT, Taylor
Still quite deep in colour, with plenty of spicy fruit in evidence, but nicely softened with time more...
£95.00
VIEW
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