29th August 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

A Casetta White, Corsica 2015 (£9.99, majestic.co.uk)
the kind of breezy dry white that cries out for grilled fish
Mora & Memo Vermentino di Sardegna, Italy 2015 (£14.99, hennings)
superbly intense, with its green olive, sage and lemon
‘Buio’ Mesa Carignano del Sulcis, Sardinia 2014 (£13.33, etonvintners; drinkmonger)
dusky dark fruit and garrigue herb; coastal Sardinian saltiness

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Planeta Plumbago 2014 (£13.75 Noel Young; £14.50 Spirited Wines)
it does taste seductively of plums; soft, velvety
Berry Bros & Rudd Nero d’Avola 2013 (13.5%)
insidiously moreish; slightly suppler, silkier texture
Asda Extra Special Nero d’Avola Syrah 2015 (£5; 14% abv)
Morrisons Signature Nero d’Avola 2014 (£5; 12.5% abv)
represent the best value
Marks & Spencer Corte Ibla Nero d’Avola 2013 (£9, 13.5% abv)
Classy; currently on offer down from £12 is an excellent deal.

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

CHAMPAGNE A R LENOBLE INTENSE NV (£30.95 Cork & Cask)
Fruit-focused, creamy, citric with long flavours
CHAMPAGNE LENOBLE GC BdB CHOUILLY NV (£35 Luvians; Aitken Wines; Bon Vivant)
Rich buttery notes of Chouilly shine through; fleshy, ripe citric fruits
CHAMPAGNE LENOBLE ROSE TERROIRS CHOUILLY-BISSEUIL NV (£42 Stannary Wine; Fine & Rare)
rich intense rose; raspberry and acacia scents, very wine-like
CHAMPAGNE LENOBLE GC BdB 2008 (£52.50 Stannary Wine; Fine & Rare)
Outstanding; gloriously decadent: elegant long honeyed and intense
CHAMPAGNE LENOBLE GENTILHOMME GC BdB 2009 (£78 Stannary Wine; Fine & Rare)
rich aromas from oak maturation; not as good as their 2008

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Chateau De L’Aumerade, Rosé Marie Christine, 2015. £11.95 winepoole
knock out flavours of grapefruit, tangerine, herbs and a touch of spice
Maison Williams Chase 2015. £12.49 houseoftownend; £12.95 slurp
As elegant as its bottle, perfect for all fish dishes.
Haut Vol Rose 2015. £7.99 Majestic
familiar mix of red fruits, herbs and spices in an attractive bottle

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Disznóko Tokaji Dry Furmint 2015 Hungary (13.5%, Lea & Sandeman £12.95)
gentle tinge of apricot skins and citrus; glacial calm
Les Closiers Lirac 2015 France (14%, M&S, £10)
All black and red fruit with wafts of dried herbs
Morande One to One Old Vines País 2015 Chile (13.5%, Majestic, £8.99)
Think of this as a beaujolais with a bit more Chilean oomph