18-08-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Finest Sauvignon Blanc Furmint 2012 Stajerska, Slovenia (Tesco, £7.99)

Softer style, but still dry, with a gentle pear and apple flavour

Waitrose Hungarian Pinot Grigio 2013 Hungary (£5.99)

Subtle stuff with mouth-watering tones of grapefruit and pear

Marks & Spencer Dry Furmint Tokaji 2013 Hungary (£9.99)

Tangy lemon and lime with angelica and green pear hints

 

the Observer – David Williams

Taste the Difference Barbaresco, Italy 2010 (Sainsbury’s £9.99)

cherry-and-rose scented partner for mushroom risotto

Turkey Flat Butcher’s Block Marsanne Viognier Roussanne, Aus 2012 (£12.74 Majestic)

creamy, weighty, honeyed, honeysuckle- and peach-scented

Acustic Celler Blanc, Montsant, Spain 2012 (£12.49, Cambridge Wine)

rich in golden apple, peach and honeyed herbs, and full in texture

Hunky Dory ‘The Tangle’, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 (£11.99, Waitrose)

boldly, richly aromatic; ginger spicy, floral and exotic-fruited charms

Quinta do Crasto Reserva, Douro, Portugal 2011 (£19.99, Adnams)

almost untamed intensity and power; wild floral-violet note

McHenry Hohnen Margaret River Grenache, Australia 2013 (£14.99, Marks & Spencer)

all about the sheer exuberant charcuterie-ready juiciness of its dark berry fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chateau Beaumont Les Pierrieres Blanc 2013, France (12.5%, Lea&Sandeman, £8.95)

Direct. Bold. Punchy. Bright. Golden lemon, tinned grapefruit and oak

Extra Ordinary White 2013 Graves, France (13%, Berry Bros & Rudd, £12.50)

just beautifully balanced, sandy, supple, gentle and yet tasty

Clos Floridene Graves Blanc 2012 Bordeaux, France (13%, Co-op, £17.99)

Oaked but supremely elegant. Filigree

 

The Independent – Anthony Rose

 

2011 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Duc de Termes, Plaimont. £5.99 37.5cl, Tesco

honeyed sweet white; coats the tongue with a moreish glacé sweetness

2012 Pablo The Cubist Old Vine Garnacha Calatayud. £9.99, Waitrose

imperious red shows opulent cherry fruitiness and a seductive richness

2013 Fillaboa Albariño, Rias Baixas. £17.95, Berry Bros, TheDrinkShop

smells of fresh pear and almond tart and delivers a fresh prickle on the tongue

 

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Taste the Difference Chilean Chardonnay £8, Sainsbury’s

fresh and vibrant with green apples, melon and a touch of tropical fruit

2013 Chardonnay Montsable, Pays d’Oc, France £9.99, Elwood Wines

textured and with subtle spice, ripe pear, flowers and a little cream

2012 Beaujolais-Villages ‘Marguerite’ Ch. Thivin £14.30, Christopher Piper

Citrus gives way to butter, spice and peach. A dense, powerful wine