20th June 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Le Bernet Graves Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2015 (£7.50, Sainsbury’s)
subtly oily but fresh and grapefruit tangy
Domaine Naturaliste ‘Sauvage’, Margaret River 2013 (£25, Swig)
sauvignon-sémillon blend; taking the style to new heights
Domaine du Salvard Cheverny, France 2015 (£7.95, Wine Society; prohibitionwines; josephbarneswines; thesmilinggrape)
a little chardonnay softens and fills out the sharp sauvignon angles

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Ochota Barrels Fugazi 2014 (£29.99 Loki Wines; 13.8% abv)
one of the most exciting grenaches I’ve come across
Emil Bauer Bullshit Grauburgunder 2014 (£15.99 Loki; 12.5% abv)
from the Pfalz ; light, lush
Fabien Jouves You F**k My Wine?! 2014 (£15.99 Loki; 12% abv)
fabulously fresh, juicy red almost like a gamay

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

MINERALSTEIN RIESLING 2014 £10 Marks & Spencer
mineraly, slatey flavours of Mosel with riper peach tones of Pfalz
DR L RIESLING 2014 £5.98 Asda until 14 July
Light floral notes, just off-dry with a touch of minerality
RUPPERTSBERG HOHEBURG RIESLING KABINETT 2015 £6.50 Wine Society
Tutti-frutti sweetness, apricot and honey notes, ripe citric fruits
GREY SLATE PRIVATE RESERVE RIESLING 2014 £9.99 Waitrose
too sweet for quaffing but ideal with lightly spiced chicken curry
VILLA WOLF RIESLING 2014 £9.99 Luvians
Distinct spritz on opening, very dry, clean linear palate
PHILIPPS ECKSTEIN GRAUSCHIEFER RIESLING TROCKEN 2011 £15.60 Alpine Wines
Dash of lemon on hot slate, mature aromas with diesel notes
MY KARP RIESLING FEINHERB 2014 £11.49
Apricot and rich honeyed notes, but very refreshing
EVA FRICKE RIESLING TROCKEN 2014 £16.15 Berry Bros & Rudd
Tense fresh minerally, so pure and refined, brilliant Riesling
AXEL PAULY PURIST RIESLING KABINETT TROCKEN 2014 £14.50-£17.50 Drinkmonger; Vino
Dagger-like acidity; extremely dry, minerally Riesling
KARL MAY RIESLING TROCKEN 2014 £12.49 laithwaites.co.uk
Apple and lime fruits, vivid refreshing notes
KNIPSER JOHANNISHOF RIESLING TROCKEN 2015 £13.95 Vino Wine Shops
Very steely, searingly dry, slightly spritz on opening
DREISSIGACKER ‘ORGANIC’ ESTATE RIESLING 2014 £13.50 Drinkmonger; Cornelius; Woodwinters; Valvona & Crolla; Aitken Wines
vibrant freshness combined with succulent ripe fruits

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine Biguet St Péray Mousseux Brut NV France (12.5%, yapp £18.95)
Classy methode-traditionelle sparkler; ripe pears and apricot blossom
Pecorino Terre de Chieti 2015 Italy (13%, Telegraph Wine, £5.99)
Crisp and straight-sided, a lemony sunny-weather swiller
Domaine Richeaume Cuvée Tradition 2014 IGP France (13%, yapp, £18.50)
Hairy-chested red from Provence; ripe blackcurrant

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Taste the Difference Rheinhessen Pinot Noir 2015, Sainsbury’s £6
aroma of blackcurrant and red cherry; refreshing, modern red
The Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir 2015, Wairarapa, NZ, Aldi £6.99
Smooth and plumped up with ripe redcurrants and strawberries
Stemmari Pinot Noir 2013, Sicily, selected Waitrose £7.99
Delivers on all fronts with its raspberry and black cherry fruit

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2015 Campo Viejo Viura-Tempranillo Blanco. £8 Sainsbury’s
lively, perfumed grapefruit and apple fruit; sweetish spices
Bodegas Cayetano del Pino Palo Cortado. £11.49 per half Waitrose
brilliant palo cortado with its backbone of dried fruit, nuts and spice