16th May 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Viña Leyda Pinot Noir Reserva, Leyda, Chile 2014 (£9.75, Oddbins)
superbly crafted Chilean pinot; racy freshness and delicious berry fruit
AJ Adam Hofberg Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2014 (£22.50, The Sampler)
purity of fruit, dancing, incisive acidity, subtle sweetness
Fattoria San Lorenzo Verdicchio 2014 (£10.49, haywines; smilinggrape; lescaves)
luminous fresh acidity; long finish
Oddero Barolo 2011 (£23.99, Waitrose)
mix of power and high-toned prettiness
Navajas Crianza Blanco Rioja 2013 (from £6.95, thewinesociety; vincognito)
savoury oaky flavours mixed with fresh apple fruit
Marks & Spencer Dry Old Palo Cortado (£7.49, 37.5cl, M&S)
Very dry, nutty, salty and rich in umami; tang of dried citrus

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Myra Vineyards’ Misfit 2013. Premia Wines
really gorgeous blend of cabernet and shiraz from Karnataka state
Soul Tree Shiraz-Cabernet Reserve 2013 (£10.95 Kensington Wine, Bath; Soul Tree)
full, ripe, oak-aged
Grover Zampa La Réserve 2013. Amazon £34.87 for three
rich, velvety; consultant is the world renowned Michel Rolland
Jewel Of Nasik Sauvignon Blanc. £7 Marks & Spencer
the best of the bunch, but I much prefer…
Sula Dindoori Reserve Viognier 2015. £10 Corking Wines
nicely rounded; would go very well with a korma

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2014 Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard Rioja. £7.99 Majestic
lively raspberry acidity with bramble and sour cherry flavours
2014 Paul Mas Clairette du Languedoc. £8 Morrisons
textured pear fruit, suggestions of sweeter spices; long finish

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Tesco Finest Las Lomitas Merlot Colchagua 2015, Chile. Tesco, £6
This smells of dry chocolate powder and heavy black fruit
Domaine Jones Blanc Grenache Gris 2014, France (Wine Society, £13.50)
diffuse, diaphanous and herbal, like a cloud of perfumed summer air
Domaine Jones 2013 Fitou France (Wine Society £13.50; Fareham Wine £15.25)
all savoury undergrowth, figs, and a blissful sensation of depth
Domaine Jones Muscat Moelleux 2015 France (Naked Wines, Angels only £11.99)
A gentle, sweet muscat, fragrant like sweet peas and freesia

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Saumur-Champigny 2013, Domaine Lavigne, Loire. Asda £7.48
bright, juicy and dangerously drinkable; quite happy slightly chilled
St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Les Graviers 2014, Dom. du Bourg. Some Waitrose £12.99
dark, intense fruit, but with a refreshing savoury edge

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Falanghina Terredora 2014, Campania, Italy. Majestic, £9.99
Fresh but satisfying; ripe yellow fruits and subtle nuances of nuts
Moncaro Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2015. Telegraph; Waitrose, £5.99
fresh lime and a bite of red apple in this vivacious young white
Caggiano Greco di Tufo Devon 2014, Campania. greatwesternwine, £17.95
pricey, but gorgeously rich, aromatic and apricotty. Dry, long finish