20th April 2015 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Rogue Vine Grand Itata Blanco (£15.75, Bottle Apostle)

gorgeously textured, fresh but complex

Mas Coutelou Classe, Languedoc 2013 (£16.95, Roberson)

full of vivid, finger-staining blackberry fruit

Marc Angeli La Lune, Loire, France 2012 (£19.95, Yapp)

positively resonates with tarte tatin and nutty flavours

Dard & Ribo Crozes Hermitage, France 2011 (£24.22, Solent Cellar)

stacks of crunchy black fruit, smoky bacon and black pepper

Domaine Matassa Rouge Cotes Catalanes 2012 (£27.75, Joseph Barnes)

meaty, leathery intensity and wild woody herbiness

Radikon Ribolla, Collio, Italy 2007 (£29, Buonvino)

herbal, spicy, and zesty with a touch of red wine-like tannin

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Chateau Martinon Entre-Deux-Mers 2014(£7.95; 12.5% abv Wine Society)

remind you what terrific value bordeaux can be: crisp, zippy

Chateau Lary Bordeaux 2012 (£6.75, Wine Society 13.5% abv)

fresh, fruity, merlot-based claret

Chateau de Fauzan Minervois 2013 (14.5% abv, Tesco £8.99)

Lovely, supple; about to go on promotion at £6.99

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Los Gansos Merlot, Chile, 13.5%. £6.50 Wine Society

plum-based fruit with a mocha and cinnamon finish

2014 Hartley’s Block Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 12.5% £7.85 Waitrose

classic gooseberry flavours have real intensity

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Dunkerton’s Black Fox Cider, Herefordshire £2.29 (500ml), Waitrose

reminds me of spiced apples; satisfyingly crisp, tart

Treboom Kettle Drum Best Bitter, Yorkshire £2.94 (500ml), Brewd

starts off fruity before a blast of bitter hops provides balance

2009 Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, West Sussex £23.98, Majestic

creamy mousse and flavours of ripe pears, warm brioche and spice

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Chateau Pey La Tour Bordeaux 2010. £10.50 wine society; £12.99 cambridgewine

ripe, full-bodied, juicy, smooth blackberry cassis flavours

Purato Cataratto Pinot Grigio Terre Sicilane 2014. £8.99, Budgens

refreshing blend of citrus and tropical fruits, easily drinkable

Barbadillo Solear Manzanilla. £4.75, Waitrose (37.5cl)

superbly dry, tangy, salty, nutty Manzanilla

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Ravenswood Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2011 (Tesco on offer £7.99)

rounded, ripe; on offer until Tuesday

Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay 2013, (Tesco on offer £8.49)

fresh, pineappley; on offer until Tuesday

Languedoc White 2014 (£12 for two until 28 April, Sainsbury’s)

ripe but dry; peachy, nutty, herbal notes

Zalze red blend, South Africa (£5.99 on offer Waitrose)

full-flavoured, smooth, blackberryish

Finca Carelio Tempranillo 2011, Spain (£6.66, Majestic)

sweet strawberry tempranillo laced with leathery oak

Dveri Pax 1139 Furmint Pinot Traminer Riesling 2013. Marks & Spencer £8

fragrant, crisp, refreshing; green apple, juicy melon

Vignobles Roussellet Sauvignon Blanc NV (£4.69, Aldi)

light, lemony

Lidl Chablis AOC 2013. £8.99

a buttery, rounded treat

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Simply Bulgarian Merlot. £4.20, Tesco

stood out for everyday gluggability

2014 Terre di Faiano, Salento. £10.99, Waitrose

fragrant, floral organic dry white from Puglia

2010 La Demoiselle de Sociando. £16.50 Tesco

attractive leafy scent with cassis fruit