11th January 2016 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache, South Australia 2014 (£12, Morrisons)
maximum succulence, not at all heavy but fluent with red berries
Cop de Ma Garnacha Tinta, Catalunya, Spain 2014 (£8, Oddbins)
sinewy and complex with nuts and paprika alongside bountiful fruit
Domaine Saint-Gayan Côtes du Rhône, France 2013 (£10.75, Yapp Brothersk)
all blackberry compote and pepper

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Aldi Chilean Estevez Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère 2014 (£4.99, 13.5%)
bright, juicy
Graham’s 10-Year-Old Tawny Port (£16 until the 26th, Waitrose; 20% abv)
20% off is pretty useful if you’re topping up after Christmas
Château Musar 2008 (14% abv, £21.60 on offer Majestic
Surveyor Thomson Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 (£33; 13.5% abv, Berry Bros)
gorgeous
Château Potensac (£23; 13.5% abv, Berry Bros)
drinking beautifully

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Mount Benson shiraz 2014 Australia (14%, M&S, £12)
sweetly fruity shiraz smells full and warm and is a classic
Bellamico Falanghina Beneventano 2014 Italy (12%, Stone, Vine & Sun, £7.95)
easeful and easy, and with a pleasing brightness
Craigmoor Shiraz 2012 New South Wales, Australia (13.5%, Waitrose, £6.19)
lighter, contemporary – rather than a blockbusting – style of shiraz

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Winemakers’ Selection Riesling 2013/14, Rheinhessen, Germany Sainsbury’s, £5
Super value for a lighter white that’s racy and snappy with fresh apple and citrus
Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Kabinett 2008, FW Gymnasium, Mosel Majestic, £9.99
Tangerines and grapefruit with a little green apple’ a shade off-dry
Dr Loosen 2014 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Waitrose, £15.99
vivaciously fruity, with tropical hints of mango and peach

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Clos Bagatelle Blanc 2014 (£13.95, Vino Wines)
comes from a sandstone plot of old vines
Wiston Estate Rosé 2011 (£35.95, Corney & Barrow, Ayr and Pathhead)
the finest vintage rosé in the UK
Soli Pinot Noir 2012 Eduardo Miroglio (£9.95, The Wine Society)
rich morello cherry fruits
One Ribera Reserva 2009 (£11.75, Oddbins)
rich, liquoricey, mellow and mature
Taste the Difference Gruner Veltliner (£8, Sainsbury’s)
Made by Markis Huber; beautiful elegant, precise wine
De Martino Legado Reserva Carmenere 2012 (£10.95, Berry Bros & Rudd)
a great value, food-friendly, carmenere
Terra Sancta Pinot Noir 2012 (£27.90, www.thenewzealandcellar.co.uk)
distinctive spice and black plummy fruits
Crystallum Agnes Chardonnay (£20.49, www.sawinesonline.co.uk)
silky citric
Clos Clare Riesling 2012 (£22.95, leaandsandeman; hallowedground)
a wine with incredible fruit purity, nerve tingling acidity
Vinalba Malbec Gran Reservado 2011 (£13.49/£17.99, Majestic Wine)
benchmark muscular malbec

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla 2012. £14.99, slurp
Rich, dark, baked black fruits, with a little touch of mocha
Marqués de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. £12.80, tanners; £13, winedirect
Smoothly elegant, structured and with a long and satisfying finish
Domaine d’Aigues Belles, Cuvée Nicole Rouge 2012. £14, yoursommelier
lip-smacking blast of Languedoc Garrigue-scented sunshine

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Marks & Spencer Syrah de l’Ardèche, Cave Saint-Désirat. £7.50, M&S
raspberry syrah is imbued with spice; sufficiently juicy-textured to make it a gluggy party drink
2014 Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache. £12, Morrisons
plump and savoury red that’s good with grills and roasts
2013 Roaring Meg Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand. £22.50, £18 multi-buy, Majestic
Sweetly berry scented with subtle oak, this Kiwi red shows a lively summer pudding freshness