22nd February 2016 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Touraine Sauvignon 2014 (£8)
gooseberry, grass, elderflower and citrus; racy clean-cut Loire sauvignon
Marks & Spencer Dolcetto d’Asti, Italy 2014 (£7, M&S)
a simple, joyful, refreshing, crunchy red
Villiera Traditional Barrel-Fermented Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2015 (£12, M&S)
cream, toast and honey are the result of fermenting this wine in oak barrels
Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia 2010 (£15.99, Waitrose)
pure, ripe blackcurrant, a suave ample feel, and a subtle herbal note
David Reynaud Crozes-Hermitage Beaumont, Rhône 2013 (£19, Vinoteca)
silky texture and that hard-to-define savoury, peppery, meaty quality
Glaetzer-Dixon Uberblanc Riesling, Australia 2014 (£19.95, Swig)
superbly incisive dry white; white flowers and lime

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Paardebosch Pinotage (£15.95, Vincisive; 12.5% abv)
gorgeously gulpable; a wine you could even serve lightly chilled
Fram Pinotage 2012 (£29, Swig; 14% abv)
vibrant; is also a cracker – as, indeed, it should be for that price
Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2014 (£11.99 D Byrne, £13.25 Palmers
Try it next time you have a plate of charcuterie
Blank Bottle Familie Moord 2014 (£25 Swig; 14% abv)
incredibe; a wine you’ll adore if you’re a red burgundy fan
Tesco’s Finest Swartland Shiraz 2015 (14% abv; £5.50)
made by Swartland pioneer Adi Badenhorst; a total steal

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Barbadillo Amontillado VORS 30YO Sherry (21.5%, Hedonism, Farr, ~£110)
smells of the ghosts of macadamia nuts, coconut, dried citrus
Taste the Difference 12-Year-Old Amontillado Sherry (19%, Sainsbury’s, £8)
rich but dry sherry that tastes of dried nuts and raisins
Fernando de Castilla Fino en Rama Sherry (15%, Hennings £9.99 for 37.5cl)
punchy, yeasty fino; bottled “en rama”, meaning without filtration

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

The Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2014 13.5% (£12.99)
Hints of lemongrass, appley notes and a touch of spice; rich zesty flavours
The Goose Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 13.5% (£13-£14)
Bold red with sweet black cherry and cassis aromas, velvet smooth palate
The Goose Pinot Noir 2013 13.5% (£18.99)
Well-made Pinot with herb and liquorice aromas with earthy forest floor notes
Retief Goosen’s ‘The Goose Wines’ are available from Ellies Cellar; De Burgh Wines; Vinos Winesk; Hard to Find Wines
Holden Manz Rose 2015 14% (£10)
Full chunky very fruity with some intensity – better with food
Holden Manz Barrel Fermented Avant Garde Chardonnay 2014 14% (£24)
Very juicy, very ripe citric fruits, rich leesy, full-flavoured and oaky
Holden Manz Vernissage Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2013 14% (£9.99)
Spicy aromas, upfront fruit flavours
Holden Manz Visionaire 2012 14.5% (£14)
A powerful slicker red with blackcurranty Cabernet fruit dominating
Holden Manz wines are available from Woodwinters; Oxford Wine Co; Cambridge Wine Merchants; Butlers Wine Cellar; Hennings; Soho Wine; The Secret Cellar; sawineonline.co.uk

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Torre Solar Macabeo, Sobre Lias 2014. £7.99, Solent cellar; thegoodwineshop
Intense citric and tropical flavours of limes and pineapples
Shorn Limited Black Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014. £7, Morrisons
distinctive grass-and-gooseberry- meets-tropical fruit flavours
Vermentino Sicilia Mandrarossa 2014. £5.95, thewinesociety
bursts with zingy peach, lime and lychee flavours. Ideal for parties

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Mount Bluff Sparkling Brut Rosé. £11 until 7 March Marks & Spencer
Zesty, crisp raspberry and redcurrant flavours; lovely with canapés
Camel Valley Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé Brut. £28.99, Waitrose
think strawberries, cream and mowed lawns
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV. £43.99 until 15 March Waitrose
refined red berry and brioche flavours