14 March 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Luigi Maffini Kratos Fiano, Campania, Italy 2016 (from £19.75, Lea & Sandeman)
gorgeously exotic, peachy, mellifluous southern Italian
Viña Taboexa Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain 2015 (£7.99, Waitrose)
sea-breezy feel and pear-and-apricot juiciness
Taste the Difference Late Harvest Tokaji, 2015 (£12.99, 50cl, Sainsbury’s)
made by the respected Royal Tokaji Company, in typically racy style

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine Cordier Viré Clessé Vieilles Vignes 2014 (£13.95, Wine Society)
Most winelovers have a soft spot for white burgundy
Ungsteiner Scheurebe Spätlese Pfeffingen 2015 (£12.50, Wine Society)
off-dry; it will keep, too.
Janare Falanghina del Sannio 2015 (£7.56, Booths)
fresh, fruity; from Campania; it costs around £11 elsewhere
Roero Arneis Colle Rosa 2015 (£9; Booths)
Fragrant – think posh pinot grigio

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

JURANCON SEC 2014 Domaine Laguihou (£14.99 Cornelius Wines)
Dry, taut, pure and intense with vivid acidity, peachy undertones
COTES DE ST MONT LES VIGNES RETROUVEES 2014 (£7.95 The Wine Society)
Slightly fatter style; a lovely floral, citric fruity unoaked dry white
PETIT MANSENG 2015 Churton Vineyards (£38 50cl Berry Bros & Rudd)
Fabulous apricot and honeyed aroma, beautiful depth of flavour
JURANCON LA MAGENDIA 2012 Domaine Lapeyre (£12.99 37.5cl Caves de Pyrene; Selfridges; smilinggrape)
Wild flowers, pineapple and passionfruit with a superb acidity
CABIDOS VIN DOUX CUVEE SAINT CLEMENT PETIT MANSENG 2012 (£9.50 50cl Wine Society)
Enchanting honeyed floral aromas with a delicate sweetness and vibrant acidity
SYMPHONIE DE NOVEMBER 2014 Domaine Cauhape (£12 37.5cl Fine Wine Co)
Delicate sweet wine with exotic fruit aromas, ripe citric flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chapoutier Saint-Péray Effervescent “La Muse de RW” 2012
Bordeaux Index, £180 per case in-bond. Has mass, and structure, as much as any good still white might be expected to have. And it sparkles too.

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2015. £9.50 Marks and Spencer
juicy, lightly oaked, medium-bodied delight, packed with brambly vanilla flavours
H J. Fabre Barrel Selection Malbec 2014. £15.99 laithwaites
power, rich and focused concentration and beguiling freshness
The Long Way Round Pinot Noir 2016. £9.99 virginwines
softly rounded, gently fruity and herbal, a really easy-drinking wine