21st November 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Aldi The Lot Series Pinot Blanc, Baden, Germany 2015 (£9.99)
shimmering clarity of apple and pear
Domaine Marcel Diess Alsace, France 2014 (from £16.25, Lea & Sandeman)
sublimely fluent, mineral Alsace blend
Cave de Beblenheim Baron de Hoen Pinot Gris, Alsace 2014 (£10, M&S)
subtly sweet South East Asian spicing-friendly style

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Cune 2015 Barrel Fermented White Rioja (13% abv, Waitrose)
At £8.79 instead of the normal £10.99, is an absolute steal.
Berry Bros & Rudd Sancerre (12.5% abv, £14.95)
from Domaine David Sautereau, just lovely
Moulis en Médoc 2010 (£21.99; Adnams)
outclasses many clarets costing £30 or more; drinking beautifully
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chablis (£10; 12.5% abv)
reliable; should provide enjoyable drinking for at least a couple of years
Sainsbury’s Premier Cru Chablis 2014 (£16; 13% abv)
Also made by Brocard; well worth snapping up if you find it on offer
Domaine Joseph Drouhin Brouilly 2013 (£12.50 Booths; 13% abv)
fresh, juicy; drinking well now and just a delight
Finca Monteflores Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (£9.80 Booths)
rich, deep
Finca Monteflores Malbec 2015 (£9.80 Booths)
bold, well-structured

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

VERDEJO 2015 DOMINIO DE VERDERRUBI (£10.95 Drinkmonger; St Andrews Wine)
crispness, zestiness and luscious ripe fruits
JOSE PARIENTA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 (£7.99 Majestic Wine)
Rich ripe floral notes, mango and green apple fruits and good length
VINA ALBALI RUEDA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 (£6.99 Majestic Wine)
Green fruits, slightly grassy notes with herbal undertones
RUEDA BLANCO 2015 MARQUES DE RISCAL (£6.99 / £8.99 Majestic Wine)
Fresh and uncomplicated with greengage fruit aromas and balanced acidity
BERONIA RUEDA VERDEJO 2015 (£8.99 Waitrose)
Zippy, ripe and well balanced
EL QUINTANAL BLANCO 2015 CILLAR DE SILOS (£11.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
Floral ripe apricot aromas and zippy zesty fresh vibrant palate
QUINTA APOLONIA 2012 BELONDRADE (£14.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
Part barrel fermented Verdejo has a greengage aroma, weighty creamy palate

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Ch Barreyres Haut-Médoc 2012 Bordeaux, France (12.5%, Sainsbury’s, £12)
A classic Médoc, with the smell of toasty currants and cassis
Chateau Haut Gleon Rouge 2012 France (13.5%, Asda Wine Shop, £11.97)
a daddy of a Corbières that you’d normally expect to pay closer to £20 for
Domaine de Villargeau Coteaux du Giennois 2015 France (Majestic, £8.99)
tastes of blackcurrant leaves and white flowers

the Independent – Terry Kirby

La Tirela Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013. £22.00 laithwaites
chocolate, tar, figs, coffee all feature here; will only improve with age
Bodegas Arráez Vivir Sin Dormir Organic Monastrell 2014. £10.90 toscanaccio.co.uk
freshness to the brooding ripe, but very black, fruit flavours
Calmel & Joseph Terrasses du Larzac 2014. £13.99 waitrosecellar