22nd August 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Luca Roagna La Pira Barolo 2010 (£66, bentley; hedonism; uncorked)
haunting, pure example of nebbiolo; as gorgeous as they come
Domaine Patrick Jasmin Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France 2013 (£35, yapp)
peppery and floral notes and perfectly ripe red and black berries
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV (£34, Slur; rannochscot; etonvintner)
superbly rich but penetrating non-vintage; reliably gorgeous experience
Marks & Spencer Old Vines Carignan Maule, Chile 2013 (£12, M&S)
deep, chewy, earthy red wines made from re-discovered old-vine carignan
Cayetano del Pino Palo Cortado Jerez, Spain NV (£11.49, Waitrose)
the level of complexity in this richly nutty elixir is very hard to beat
Iona Sauvignon Blanc, SA 2015 (£10, thedrinkshop; dbmwines; drinkmonger; amps)
taut, electric sauvignon blanc from the lush cool-climate Elgin

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

By Ott Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 (£17.90-£19 Spirited Wine; WineTrust100)
elegant, creamy; a classy bottle by any standards
Domaine les Filles de Septembre 2015 (12.5%, £9.95 Yapp Bros)
delicious; from the Languedoc
Chapel Down 2015 English Rosé (11.5% abv, £10.99 Ocado)
delicate, pretty; mainly based on pinot noir
Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé (13.5% abv, £8.99 Waitrose)
touch of sweetness would make it a great match for a curry
Sainsbury’s 2015 Winemakers’ Selection Côtes du Rhône Rosé (£6)
La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2015 (13% abv, £6.99 Co-op)
full-flavoured
Marks & Spencer 2015 Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015 (£6.50)
bargainous; Make the most of it

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

RIOSECCO SPARKLING GLERA NV (£6 Marks & Spencer)
Light peachy aromas, vibrant mousse, just a gentle touch of sweetness
COCONOVA BRUT NV (£7 Marks & Spencer)
Drier and crisper, this fizz sprinted well with its peachy rounded style
AURORA MOSCATO ROSE NV (£9.99 slurp; SH Jones )
pretty floral, fruity and a light delicate touch
ARAUCARIA RIESLING PINOT GRIGIO 2015 Miolo (£7 Marks & Spencer)
Crisp pear, white flowers and greengage flavours
WAITROSE BRAZILIAN CHARDONNAY 2015 (£8.79 Waitrose)
A touch rubbery and baked fruit on aroma; palate is better
CASA VALDUGA LEOPOLDINA CHARDONNAY 2013 (£13.49 Waitrose)
Well balanced, with good fruit integration, depth
CASA VALDUGA LEOPOLDINA CABERNET/MERLOT/FRANC 2011 (£13.49 Waitrose)
Warm baked blackcurrant and plum aromas, a touch of vanilla
WAITROSE BRAZILIAN MERLOT 2013 (£6.59 Waitrose until 31 August)
Cherry fruits smoky red; not as plummy and juicy as a Chilean alternative
MIOLO RIQUEZA RESERVA PINOT NOIR 2014 (£11.99 Waitrose)
Very light, smooth sweet rounded Pinot Noir with surprisingly fine tannins

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Grüner Veltliner 2015, Waimea Estate, Nelson Majestic, £11.99
Fruity with lots of peachy fruit and a great bite of acid
Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2013, Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace Wine Society, £18
off-dry and intense, with exotic spice and ripe melon
Waitrose Dry German Riesling 2015, Mosel Telegraph Wine, £7.99
a bit of sugar here amid flavours of apple and pretty floral aromatics

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Il Grillo di Santa Tresa Vino Spumante. £12.75 vintageroots
Dry, a very pure fruit taste and a clean, refreshing acidity
Santa Digna Estelado Rose 2012. £12.99 finewinesdirectuk
surprisingly elegant and packed with red fruit flavours
Reichsrat von Buhl Riesling Sekt brut 2013. £18.99 laithwaites
flavours of green apples and citrus make for a really appealing aperitif

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir 2014 New Zealand (13.5%, Telegraph Wine)
a lively taste of crushed red and black berries and liquorice
Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Home Block 2012 (13.5%, Majestic, £27.50)
Beautifully aromatic; raspberries, redcurrants and bilberries
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2014 NZ (13.5%, thenewzealandcellar, £26.70)
smooth and sleek and beautifully delineated, with a lift of cherry blossom