2nd March 2015 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Pizarras de Otero Bierzo, Spain 2013 (£6.66, Majestic)

all crunchy berry fruit and floral freshness

Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas, Bierzo, Spain 2009 (£19.50, Swig; Lay & Wheeler)

cherry-freshness, but darker fruit, spicy oak and savoury, earthy bass notes

Dominio do Bibei Lalama Ribeira Sacra, Spain 2010 (£19.95, Caviste; Berry Bros)

raspberry fruit is matched with elegant tannins

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Greywacke 2013 Wild Sauvignon (14% abv, 37.5cl £13.50 oldbridgewine)

now available in-half bottles

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (13.5% abv, £9.99 The Wine Reserve)

classic Marlborough style. Good with goat’s cheese

Sileni Marlborough Cellar Selection 2013 (12.5% abv, £7.95 ND John Swansea)

fuller, more rounded, less aggressive character

Ata Rangi Sauvignon 2013 (13% abv, £13.10 slurp)

Good with tomato and basil salad

Te Whare Ra Toru (£19.99 North And South Wines; 13.5% abv)

totally delicious, also has a dash of gewürztraminer

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet California

unashamedly fruit forward; smooth red cherry and blaeberry flavours

2013 Extra Special Palacio de Vivero Rueda Spain

crisp, tongue-tingling, green apple acidity provides appetising freshness

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Boschendal Lanoy Sauvignon Blanc 2014, South Africa (Majestic, £6.74)

Passionfruit and lime really sing out; good-value

Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2013 Cederberg, South Africa (Waitrose, £8.99)

nicely rounded but vibrant green-apple and guava-fruit flavours

Cornelia Swartland White 2014 South Africa (Marks & Spencer, £10)

juicy with a rich texture and note of yellow pears

Co-op Fairtrade Truly Irresistible Sauvignon Blanc 2014. £4.99 until 9 March

lemony, gooseberry-tinged

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Vibo Punta del Viento 2011, Chile. £17.68, spiritedwines

Big red-fruit flavours and a long, savoury finish

Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2011, Bulgaria. £9.95, thewinesociety

soft, cherry flavours, with a seriously smoky, spicy edge

Aldi Fleurie 2013. £6.49, aldi

light-bodied, sweet smokiness; subtle, silky red-berry fruits

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Jean Garde Unoaked Chardonnay, Boschendal £8.75, Sainsbury’s

tropical fruit is tempered by a bright, zesty acidity

2014 Cape Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc, £10, Marks & Spencer

This is fabulously taut, herbaceous and lime-infused

2012 Cartology, Alheit Vineyards £24, thewinesociety.com

honey, spice and quince; acidity and smoky, salty side

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc Coastal Region. £8.99 on offer Waitrose

refreshing, herbal-scented; gooseberry flavours

2012 Vina Leyda Canelo Syrah. £11, Oddbins

intensely aromatic; succulently juicy mouthful of blackberry fruit

2009 Spalletti Brunello di Montalcino. £23, Sainsbury’s

sumptuous cherry aromas are enhanced by succulent sour flavours