5th October 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Taste the Difference Chilean Pinot Noir 2013 (£8, Sainsbury’s)

superb-value Chilean made by Errazuriz for Sainsbury’s

Malvira Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2012 (£11.99, Waitrose)

affordable, rose and dark-cherry delights

Chateau Castera, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2009 (£22, Borough Wines)

nicely maturing claret, like wild mushrooms, is an autumnal treat

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

GD Vajra Le Albe 2010 (£29.19 Brook & Vine; 14.5% abv)

gorgeously silky, supple barolo

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barbaresco 2012 (£10; 14% abv)

mellow; surprisingly well priced for that normally costly wine

Barberani Foresco 2013/14 (14% abv, Wine Society £7.95)

From Umbria; delicious Tuscan drinkalike

Tibor Gal Titi Egri Bikaver 2012 (£17.50 Oddbins; 14.5% abv)

a blend of kekfrankos, kadarka, cabernet franc and syrah

Andert Rülander 2013 (£19.50 Les Caves de Pyrène)

glorious, orange wine from Austria

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Terrasses de Maylene St Chinian Roquebrun 2014 France (£7.99 Majestic)

smells of dried herbs and chestnuts and dried figs

La Font Reserva 2011 Valencia, Spain (£7.49 Majestic)

not a subtle or sophisticated wine, it’s a bouncy ball of a red

M+ Mencia 2012 Bierzo, Spain (£8.99 Majestic)

A very fashionable Spanish grape; this one has a little bit more concentration

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Peraj Petita Celler de Capçanes, Do Montsant 2011. £12.95, bbr

stunning, well-balanced red: ripe, full-bodied and concentrated

Ciro Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013. £8.25, thewinesociety

lovely, rounded, medium-bodied red from Gaglioppo grapes

Explorers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013. £6.99, Co-op

Classic gooseberry, tropical fruits and green vegetal flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana Sherry (Telegraph Wine from Waitrose, £12.99)

intense and rich, but still refreshing. I love it

Malvira Roero Arneis 2014 Italy (12.5%, TWfWaitrose, £8.24 October 13)

glides, with a sharp little nip at the end (I mean that in a good way)

Moncaro Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2014 Italy (12.5%, TWfWaitrose, £5.99)

herbaceous flavours, a touch of citrus and a textured riffle

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Pablo Y Walter Malbec Mendoza, Argentina. £10.25 Vino Wines

dark, dense and concentrated; touches of cloves and a mineral-centred depth

2014 Jean-Luc Colombo La Redonne Cotes du Rhone Blanc. £9.74 on offer Waitrose

clean and pithy apple-centred acidity, a smooth and creamy texture

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Huntaway Chardonnay Reserve, Gisborne, New Zealand. £7.99 on offer, Waitrose

A veneer of nutty oak is backed by a cool streak of melon

2014 AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc, South Africa. £12, Apostle, Handford, Harvey Nichols, Philglas & Swiggot, Oxford Wine, Hedonism

Stone fruit with a citrus bite

2014 Domaine Dominique Cornin Pouilly Fuissé. £17.95, Corney & Barrow

Aromatic complexity meets appley richness; beguiling