12th September 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

P-H Morel Côtes du Rhône Villages Blanc, France 2015 (£11.99, Majestic)
freshening notes of fennel and white flowers
Emiliana Signos de Origen, Chile 2014 (£9.79, Rannoch Scott Wines)
billowing stone fruit and sweet floral and herbal fragrance
Tahbilk Marsanne 2014 (from £10.49, Hard to Find Wines; Taurus; Armit)
graceful honeysuckle and apricot-scented

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2013 (£11.99 Waitrose; 14% abv)
lush, velvety; would be a good substitute for a Saint-Emilion
Réserve de Saurine Rosé 2015 (£7 Marks & Spencer; 13.5% abv)
pronounced “terrific value”
Tesco Finest Passerina Terre di Chieti 2015 (£6, 13% abv)
hits the spot somewhere between pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc
Encosta da Vinha 2015 (£4.99 Aldi; 12.5% abv)
rich, aromatic, from the Dão region of Portugal
Nikau Point Reserve Syrah 2014 (£6.99 Aldi; 13.0% abv)
gorgeous, bright, peppery, from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Cremant du Jura 2012 Philippe Michel (£7.49 Aldi)
Yeasty nose, citric, minerally – packaged in classy bottle
Cremant du Jura 2014 Domaine Pignier (£18.99 Raeburn Wines)
Quite floral, citric fruit on palate, velvet smooth, zesty
Cremant du Jura Brut 2009 Domaine Grand (£18.95 Berry Bros)
Extra maturity here making this toasty, yeasty, full bodied fizz
Cotes du Jura Blanc Tradition 2012 Berthet-Bondet (£14.95 Wine Society)
sherry nose, sweet sour apricot, peppery and savoury finish
Arbois Chardonnay 2012 Domaine de la Pinte (£16 Marks & Spencer)
Unusual oaked Chardonnay; buttery, honeyed with hazelnut notes
Arbois Chardonnay les Bruyeres 2012 Stephane Tissot (£31 Berry Bros)
High acid, minerally, intense. Open early and decant
Savagnin ‘Varron’ 2010 Domaine Buronfosse (£19.99 Raeburn Wines)
Ouille style : mandarin and pineapple, hints of hazelnut and spice
Trousseau Rouge 2012 Domaine Pignier (£21.50 Raeburn Wines)
Deep coloured meaty Trousseau with some bottle age
Cotes du Jura Rouge ‘Trio’ 2015 Berthet-Bondet (£13.95 Wine Society)
Pale ruby, vivid red fruit aromas, lovely ripe sweet fruit
Vin de Paille Epicure 2007 Domaine Buronfosse (£24.99 hf Raeburn)
Succulently sweet with apricot and orange marmalade notes

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tasca Regaleali Bianco di Sicilia 2015, Majestic, £8.99
Elegant, appley blend – matches scallops, clams
Extra Special Nero d’Avola Syrah 2015, Sicily, Asda, £5
ripe plums, cassis and a smoky black-peppery note
Marks & Spencer Grillo 2015, Terre Siciliane, £7.50
truly delicious young white, bursting with ripe orange and lemon

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2015, £14.95 winedirect; hawksheadwines
succulent, ripe blackberry-fruit laden easy drinkability
Tedeschi Lucchine Valpolicella Classico 2013, £10.99 robertsandspeight; £12.98 vintagemarque
subtle flavours of fruit and nut chocolate; full and rounded finish
Clos des Cordelieres Saumur Champigny Cuvee Tradition 2014. £12.99 virgin
brambly, autumnal red, with terrific structure and a fine minerality

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Jasper Hill Nebbiolo 2013 Australia, 13%, Yapp.co.uk, £44
roses and pitch, along with a thicker, peppery quality
Camper Vin Chenin Blanc 2016 South Africa, Asda, £13 for 2.25l
A fruity, white, really pretty good for the price
Punta de Lobos Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Chile, 13%, Aldi, £6.99
blackcurrant leaves and lemon sherbet with a hint of pea sprouts