13-10-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Chateau La Gorce, Medoc, 2009. £11.87, christopher piper; £14, hhandc

accessible, youthful, vibrant claret, full of upfront, ripe, sweet fruit

Santuario Malbec Shiraz 2014. £7.49, ministry of drinks

gorgeous lively blackberry fruit; young and fresh and bursting with flavour

Tesco Finest Grechetto 2013. £6.99, Tesco

dominant fresh citrus flavour; little tangy, almost honeyed underpinning

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Toque Virtuoso Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Spain (Marks & Spencer, £7)

perfumed lime and apple and simple but palate-cleansing finish

Montagny 1er Cru Les Millieres 2010 Cave Buxy, Burgundy (Majestic, £9.74)

Well balanced, still tasting youthful, lightly buttered, fresh and citrussy

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2013 Rioja, Spain (Waitrose, £9.99)

cherry and strawberry notes and a sprinkle of white pepper

Primarius Pinot Noir 2011 (Tesco, £8.99)

ripe and juicy, with delicious strawberry and red cherry

the Observer – David Williams

Martinfort Carignan Selection Vieilles Vignes 2013 (£7.40, Tanners)

herby-earthy blackberry-scented southern French treat

Il Barrocio IGT Rosso Siciliane, Italy 2012 (£7.50, Corney & Barrow)

joyously plum-skin tangy, tomato pasta-friendly

Jean Louis Denois Bulles de Syrah Brut France NV (£14.95, Lea & Sandeman)

blisteringly brilliant white fizz made from red syrah grapes

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Delas Cotes du Ventoux 2013 France (13%, Co-op, £6.99)

One of those useful kitchen reds you could open

Tesco finest* Swartland Chenin blanc 2014 South Africa (14%, 1.5 litre Box, £12.99)

a white reminiscent of juicy orchard windfalls, all pear and red apples

Les Vignes Retrouvees St Mont 2012 France (13.5%, Wine Society, £7.99)

preserved grapefruit, and dry with just a suggestion of wild honey

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Okuzgozu (Wine Society £8.50; 13.5% abv)

tastes like wild blackberries

Vinkara Narince (£7.95, The Wine Society; 13% abv)

fragrant, grapey, would make a great aperitif

Tbilvino Qvevris 2011 (Marks & Spencer £8.99; 12.5% abv)

made from rkatsiteli aged in amphorae

Sula Vineyards Jewel Of Nasik Tempranillo/Syrah 2013 (M&S £6.99; 13% abv)

Rioja-ish; would be fun to pour blind for some wine buff friend

Les Copains d’Abord (Aubert & Mascoli £14.50; 13% abv)

a nice, sour cherry twist; would be delicious lightly chilled

Bargylus Blanc 2009 (£26 Wine Story; 13.5% abv)

surprisingly elegant, fresh-tasting blend of sauvignon and chardonnay

The Independent – Anthony Rose

Berry Bros Reserve Red IGP d’Oc. £8.45

exuberant liquid cherry juiciness keeps you coming back for more

2012 Abbotts & Delaunay Limoux Chardonnay. £17.99 Avery’s

veneer of toasty oak; peachy fruit and nutty lees-derived characters

2010 Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape. from £26 The Drinkshop, Halifax Wine

violet scented; spicy blackberry and plum fruit richness

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay 2012. £14.99 Cornelius, Fine Wine Co

bright acidity at its core surrounded by a mouthful of very juicy citric fruit

Thistledown Vagabond Grenache 2013 £17.99 Cork & Cask, Cross Stobs

Violet perfume notes, deep dense mouthfilling fruit

Thistledown Cunning Plan Shiraz 2013 £12.99 Cornelius, Fine Wine Co

Very pure fruit character, floral notes, hints of cedary French oak

Thistledown Basket Case Shiraz 2012 £17.99 Cork & Cask, Cross Stobs

savoury liquorice note with lush creamy mouthfeel

Thistledown Thorny Devil Grenache 2013 £14.99 Cornelius, Fine Wine Co

enticing ripe raspberry notes, but it has an elegance and lightness