After half a century of searching ... the 12 showpiece wines that stand above the rest
These are the bottles that Tony Laithwaite keeps going back to after half a century. Not only from the best wine regions ... but the tucked-away wineries that supermarkets can’t reach. So you’ll find Gold medal claret from Castillon, where Tony bought his first wine, as well as double Gold Gran Reserva Rioja from a bodega we introduced to the UK. Tony brought Kiwi Sauvignon to Britain, in the form of dazzling Hunter’s – still among Marlborough’s elite. He championed Argentinian Malbec too: H.J. Fabre, in this case, won “World Champion of Champions” twice on the trot! There’s a four-Gold French Chardonnay that thrashed expensive Burgundy. Plus fine Châteauneuf, Sancerre and Chablis from families we’ve known for decades.