01-04-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 01/04/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Vinha do Monte 2010 Alentejo Tinto. £6.99, Majestic

Fragrant, enticing, gloriously characterful; dark intense flavours

Finest Touriga Nacional 2011. £7.99 Tesco

Sleek fruit and oodles of flavour

Vinea Cigales Crianza 2009, Spain. £7.99 until April 7 Morrisons

Gently spicy red; rich mellow fruit

Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2010, Greece. £15.52 Spirited Wines

total gem; peachy fruit tinged with exotic aromas

Three Houses GSM, Spain. £4.49, Morrisons

easy drinking soft vino

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Kanonkop Pinotage 2010, Stellenbosch, South Africa (Majestic £19.99)

A classic among pinotages; rich with blueberry, plum and liquorice

Marks & Spencer Moscatel de Valencia NV, Spain (£6.49)

Luscious and sweet, with citrus and peach notes. Serve cool

Baron de Ley Club Privado 2010, Rioja, Spain (Waitrose, £9.99)

Not as oaky as some; youthful and intensely fruity rioja

the Independent Terry Kirby

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012. £14.95, thewinesociety

amazingly vibrant, luscious flavours; palate-tingling freshnessa

Domaine Les Grandes Costes Pic Saint Loup 2009. £12.99, Co-op

dark-black fruits and mountain herbs, undercut with spiciness

Blandys Duke of Clarence Madeira. £11.99, Wine Rack

Rich, ripe, nutty, fruity and warming; clean, dry finish

the Observer – David Williams

Tabali Late Harvest Muscat, Chile 2010 (£4.95-£6.99, Selfr; Virg; Wine Soc; Hlfax)

unctuously sweet wine; extraordinary lift and floral, muscat perfume

Producteurs Plaimont Pacherenc St Albert, France 2011 (£13.79, Corney and Barrow)

tang and acidic bite of grapefruit, lusciously crystallised tropical-fruit

Henriques & Henriques 15-year-old Bual, Madeira (~£19.95, Harrods; Nickolls & Perks)

nutty, figgy, toffeed wine from the excellent H&H is hard to beat

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

L’Ilot de Haut-Bergeron Sauternes 2010 (13.5% abv, £9.99 Marks & Spencer)

delicious; a bargain

Rustenberg Straw Wine 2010 (10.5% abv, £9.99 a half-bottle Majestic)

a sexy blend of viognier, chenin blanc and crouchen

Paul Cluver Late-Harvest Riesling 2011 (£14.99 Marks & Spencer; 10.5% abv)

glorious, a spot-on pairing for hard-to-match lemon tart

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2007 (£29.99 Waitrose 2 branches; 13% abv)

thrillingly intense wine produced from vineyards first planted in the late 1600s

Scotland on Sunday – Rose Murray-Brown

POUILLY FUISSÉ 2011 (£8.99, Lidl)

quite quaffable, a bright and fresh chardonnay with a moderate length

POUILLY FUISSÉ VIGNES BLANCHES 2011 Cordier Pere & Fils (£18.99, Majestic)

beautifully poised citrus fruits, a honeyed creamy, leesy palate

POUILLY FUISSÉ LES RONCHEVATS 2010 Saumaize-Michelin (£20.99, Raeburn Wines)

elegant, beautifully made, minerally with honeyed notes. Lovely finish

POUILLY FUISSÉ EN BULAND 2010 Daniel Barraud (£25, winedirect.co.uk)

very racy, balanced oak and long intense finish

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine des Lauriers £8, tanners

bright, saline but with more fruit weight than its Loire cousin

2010 Château d’Anglès ‘Classique’, La Clape £11.99, Ocado

oozes class; notes of dried thyme, lemon zest and the sea

2010 Matassa Blanc Domaine, Matassa £31.95, robersonwine.com

ripe pear, smoke and fresh herbs. A white to treat with due reverence

2012 Tesco Finest Argentina Malbec, Mendoza £7.99

fresh blackberries, plum and scented fragrance

2010 Chateau Montplaisir ‘Mon Plaisir’, Bergerac, France £9.99, Laithwaites

rich in dark fruit yet fresh and pure with a bite of tannin

2009 La Grola, Allegrini, Veneto, Italy £16.49, Rannoch

powerful yet subtle; black cherry, smoke and spice

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