3rd October 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Equipo Navazos I Think Manzanilla en Rama Saca 2016 (from £9.62, 37.5cl, The Solent Cellar; Cambridge Wine; Uncorked)
superbly racy, briney, bone-dry Manzanilla
Maestro Sierra Fino Sherry (from £14.40, 75cl, or £10.95, 37.5cl; Bottle Apostle; Vino Vero; Honest Grapes)
characteristic nutty and umami flavours; savoury depths
Bodegas César Florido Moscatel Dorado (£15.30, 75cl, Bottle Apostle)
delicate summery, perfumed fruitiness

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Swartland Limited Release Mourvèdre 2012 (14% abv, Majestic £9.99)
robust reds; big, ballsy
Tarima Monastrell 2015 (Majestic £8.99)
from Alicante, whopping rich, porty; bears comparison with amarone
Perrin Reserve Vinsobres 2014 (13.5% abv, Majestic £12.99)
rich, spicy, from one of the area’s top crus
Altavia’s 2007 ThEnd (£24.99 Red Squirrel)
exotically dark, smoky flavours; 100% touriga nacional
Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo 2013 (14% abv, Wine Rack £10.99)
deep, dark forest fruit flavours really hit the spot for autumn

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

VINA LAGUNA MALVAZIJA 2015 (£7.25 The Wine Society)
Lightly aromatic, apple flavoured vibrant Malvazija; hint of minerality
GERZINIC MALVAZIJA 2015 (£10 Marks & Spencer)
Very lively acidity, minerally, fresh vibrant; grapefruit and citric notes
Passionfruit and lemony notes with a rich textured honeyed palate
KOZLOVIC MALVAZIJA 2015 (£10.45-£11.40 strictlywine; croatianfinewines; haywines)
enticing white pepper, grassy notes and hints of apricot and almond

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Les Jamelles Syrah 2014, Pays d’Oc, France (£6.99 The Co-Op)
reliably ripe and plummy
Cederberg Shiraz 2014 (6.74 until 11 October, Waitrose)
blackberry-loaded, lamb-loving
Araldica Barbera d’Asti 2014, Piedmont (£6.99 until 11 October Waitrose)
sophisticated Italian red; soft, fresh raspberry and redcurrant
Beronia Reserva Rioja 2011 (Majestic £14.99, £9.99 on a mixed six)
fine, award-strewn Rioja; gently spiced red berries and mellow oakiness
The Astronomer Shiraz 2014 (Majestic £5.99 in a mixed six)
excellent-value; fresh and blackcurranty
D’Aragon Old Vine Carinena 2015 (Marks & Spencer; £8)
bright and fruit; juicy strawberries; subtle hint of spicy oak
Wine Atlas Marzemino 2014, (Marks & Spencer; £5.48)
black-cherryish, easy-going
Exquisite Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Aldi, £6.49)
cassis-scented, satisfyingly rich

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Gran Araucaria Reserva Chardonnay 2013. £13.82 giftsinternational
typically satisfying, but not overwhelming, tropical fruit flavours
Majoros Deak Tokaji Furmint 2011. £11.75 hannibalbrown.com
smoke-scented, vanilla-tinged wine, packed with dried fruit and nut flavours
Domaine de Sainte rose Barrel Selection Roussanne 2013. £11.99 waitrosecellar.com
Rich, unctuous and soft, with a fresh appeal and a long finish

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2015 Foremost Hawkes Bay Syrah, New Zealand, £8.99 at Lidl
chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper; bright acidity
2014 Fleur de D’Artagnan Saint Mont, France, £8.49 at rudewines
light fresh wine enlivened by sherbet lemon acidity