27th June 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Baily and Baily Folio Riesling, Clare Valley 2014 (£8.99, Waitrose)
a charge of dry and tangy refreshment
Mt Horrocks Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley 2015 (£16.99, invinitywines; nywines)
wiry, steely and limey
Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling Trocken, Nahe 2014 (£20.50, fourwallswine; averys; philglas-swiggot; justerinis)
gently incisive, floral, mineral single-vineyard bottling

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Lustau Puerto fino (15.5% abv, Laithwaites £14.99 Noel Young £15.5)
bottled in the spring and you need to drink it fresh
Pedro Almacenista Fino (£11.99 Majestic)
full-flavoured
Pedro Almacenista Amontillado (£11.99 Majestic)
Complex, nutty; even better
Fernando de Castilla Antique Palo Cortado (£23.50 Vin Neuf, £30 Halifax Wine)
spectacular; think liquid salted caramel

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

THE EXQUISITE COLLECTION ALBARINO 2015 (£5.99 Aldi)
Peach & apple with a floral herby undertones, a good glycerol feel
WAITROSE SOUTH AFRICAN CHENIN BLANC 2015 (£5.99 Waitrose)
Dry racy Fairtrade quaffer for aperitif or with a summer salad
CHATEAU VARTELY FETEASCA REGALA 2015 (£5.75 The Wine Society)
Blossomy hay aromas, soft ripe fruit palate, smooth silky
VINA MAIPO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 (£4.75 Sainsbury’s; Tesco)
acceptable as a quaffing aperitif’, zippy and fresh
DR LOOSEN RIESLING 2014 Price: £5.98 Asda until 14 July
Light floral notes, just off-dry style, racy fresh, hint of minerality
LA MERIDIONALE CHENIN BLANC/GRENACHE BLANC/ROUSSANNE 2015 (£5.49 Lidl)
Exotic fruit flavoured juicy Chenin Blanc with just a hint of oak
VIN DE PAYS DU GERS 2014 (£5.50 Marks & Spencer)
Light bodied appley dry unoaked white; Very easy, approachable
SENORIO DE SARRIA ROSADO 2015 (£5.95 The Wine Society)
Vibrantly fruity without being too sickly with a good dry finish
EXTRA SPECIAL MENDOZA MALBEC 2014 (£5 Asda)
Deep dark colour, plenty of ripe blackcurrant and damson fruits
Spain: 3C CARINENA 2014 (£5.25 The Wine Society)
Youthful, juicy, warm baked fruits on entry, but bags of flavour
ESTEVEZ PINOT NOIR RESERVA (£4.99 Aldi)
not an elegant Pinot but lots of rumbustious rich ripe fruits
Spain: GRAN VISTA GARNACHA 2015 (£4.99 Co-op)
Very youthful peardrop and cherry notes with a sweet juicy fruit
WAITROSE ROMANIAN PINOT NOIR 2015 (£5.99 Waitrose)
Smells of peardrops and raspberries, very smooth silky palate

the Independent – Terry Kirby

The Society’s Exhibition Cote De Brouilly 2015. £8.50, thewinesociety
a medium bodied, fuller flavoured Beaujolais
Bouvet Rubis Demi Sec
slightly tannic, with full flavours of raspberries and damsons. £11.99, Majestic
Brown Brothers Tarrango 2014. £7.00, Sainsbury’s
Youthful and fresh, with refreshing red berry fruit flavours
Cantina di Gambellara, Gambellara Classico 2015. £9.95 halifaxwine; nywines
fragrant with scents and flavours of nut and lemon
Gasper Malvazija 2014. £12.49 thewinereserve; thebenchwinebar
flavours of honeydew melon, hints of tropical fruits and almonds
Principe de Viana Edicíon Blanca 2015
fresh and zippy, but done with elegance, finesse and a long finis .£11.45 perfectcellar

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2015 Morgadia de Torre Alvarinho Vinho Verde. £9.99 Majestic
ripe, perfumed, nectarine and pear fruit; lively pink grapefruit acidity
2014 Signature Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy. £7.50 Morrisons
cherry and plum centred with bold strawberry acidity