James Halliday’s articles

2009 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese

2009 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese

This is an outrageously beautiful wine, a strong contender for my Desert Island wine (if you only had one bottle...). Its fruit/acidity/sweetness is like a ballet dancer in Swan Lake, gliding across the senses in an unbroken stream of sheer bliss....

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1998 Guigal Hermitage

1998 Guigal Hermitage

Inspired by a recent tasting of Guigal 1979 Cotes du Rhone, a humble blend from the south of France, still flaunting its charms in November 2020. To prevent any misleading comparisons, Guigal Hermitage is a shiraz from the northern end of the Rhone...

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