12th October 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Craig Hawkins ‘Z’ Zinfandel, Swartland 2014 (£9.95, Vinoteca)

wonderfully succulent Beaujolais-like zinfandel

Mullineux Syrah, Swartland 2013 (£22.50, Vincognito, Berry Bros)

silky, floral, subtly peppery estate syrah

Truly Irresistible Chenin Blanc, Darling 2015 (£6.99, The Co-operative)

crisp, tangy, affordable chenin blanc

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Chardonnay 2011 (12.5% abv Marks & Spencer, £16)

rich, complex and has fantastic acidity, so is a great match for creamy sauces

Clervigny Arbois Reserve 2013 (12% abv, Lidl, £8.99)

savoury, nutty 100% savagnin; current French wine promotion

Cremant du Jura (Aldi, £7.29)

a notably well-priced example

Domaine Grand Poulsard 2013 (M&S £14; 12.5% abv)

Delicious; If you’re a pinot fan it would definitely appeal

Domaine de la Pinte Vin Jaune 2005 (13.5% abv, £49.95, Slurp, Hawkshead)

notes of walnuts and saffron; dark, deeply savoury

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Terrasses de Maylene St Chinian Roquebrun 2014 France (£7.99 Majestic)

smells of dried herbs and chestnuts and dried figs

La Font Reserva 2011 Valencia, Spain (£7.49 Majestic)

not a subtle or sophisticated wine, it’s a bouncy ball of a red

M+ Mencia 2012 Bierzo, Spain (£8.99 Majestic)

A very fashionable Spanish grape; this one has a little bit more concentration

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Peraj Petita Celler de Capçanes, Do Montsant 2011. £12.95, bbr

stunning, well-balanced red: ripe, full-bodied and concentrated

Ciro Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013. £8.25, thewinesociety

lovely, rounded, medium-bodied red from Gaglioppo grapes

Explorers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013. £6.99, Co-op

Classic gooseberry, tropical fruits and green vegetal flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana Sherry (Telegraph Wine from Waitrose, £12.99)

intense and rich, but still refreshing. I love it

Malvira Roero Arneis 2014 Italy (12.5%, TWfWaitrose, £8.24 October 13)

glides, with a sharp little nip at the end (I mean that in a good way)

Moncaro Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2014 Italy (12.5%, TWfWaitrose, £5.99)

herbaceous flavours, a touch of citrus and a textured riffle

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Tourmaline 2014. £6.74 Majestic

dull and neutral on the palate and short on the finish

Chateau du Cleray Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £8.49 Majestic

More depth of fruit and concentration here; racy freshness

Chateau de la Placeliere, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £9.50, Oddbins

smells of pear skins and lemons with a gentle citric fruit palate

Haut Fevrie, Les Gras Moutons, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2013. £11.95, Berry Bros

beautifully focused muscadet with citric aromas, grapefruit freshness

Chateau du Coing de St Fiacre, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £10.99, The Cave Glasgow; Drinkmonger; Exel Wines; Fine Wine Company; Harrisons Fine Wines; Lockett Bros

Ripe stone fruit flavours and a full creamy palate

Domaine Gadais la Grande Cuvee, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £8, M&S

unusual baked bread aromas with a zesty lemon tang on the palate

Domaine de Ratelles Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2013. £6.75,wine society

Bone dry tense, firm style with clean lemony fruits at a very good price

Chateau de Chasseloir, Cuvee Ceps Centenaires, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2010. £8.75, wines society

For those who like their muscadet really creamy and rich

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Huntaway Chardonnay Reserve, Gisborne, New Zealand. £7.99 on offer, Waitrose

A veneer of nutty oak is backed by a cool streak of melon

2014 AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc, South Africa. £12, Apostle, Handford, Harvey Nichols, Philglas & Swiggot, Oxford Wine, Hedonism

Stone fruit with a citrus bite

2014 Domaine Dominique Cornin Pouilly Fuissé. £17.95, Corney & Barrow

Aromatic complexity meets appley richness; beguiling