01-07-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 01/07/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Touriga nacional Rose 2012. £7.99

Subtle floral fun; super-fruity pink

Marks & Spencer Frappato 2012. £7.99

cherryish fruit is light bodied and as fragrant as a rose

Siansbury’s taste the Difference Greco di Tufo 2012. £10.49

Crisp, peachy refreshment with a subtle exotic twist

Cuvee Royale Brut Cremant de Limoux NV. £10.99 Waitrose

Snappy, sassy bubbly with flair

Cotes de Thongue Domaine les Filles de Septembre 2012. £9.95 Yapp

Full of fragrant, dark, summert fruit; joyful romp in a glass

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora 2011 Australia (widely available £6)

spiced citrus along with fresh orange zest and honey

Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2008 Australia (Marks & Spencer, £7.99)

packed with peaches and a touch of butterscotch

Estrella Moscatel de Valencia NV (Morrisons, £4.49 for 75cl)

Citrus marmalade and apricots, here, with good acidity

the Independent Terry Kirkby

Bodega Colome Torrontes 2012. £10.50 winedirect; £9 thefinewinecompany

Complex, distinctive and immensely appealing

Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004. £8.99, Waitrose

real mature depth from oak; distinctive baked fruits

Cotes de Provence Rose. £5.99 Aldi

refreshing, slightly spicy, full of fruit flavours

the Observer – David Williams

Paparuda Pinot Grigio, Romania 2012 (from £5.89, admans; tanner; winerack)

juicy orchard fruit quality; easy-drinking refreshment

Lis Neris Pinot Grigio, Friuli 2011 (from £12, vini-italiani; agwine; winebear)

richness, texture, ripe peachy fruit and spic; mineral freshness

Villa Maria Seddon Pinot Gris, Marlborough, 2011 (£16.99, nzhouseofwine; amps)

quince, pear and cinnamon; a standout in their range

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Mister Shiraz, £6.99 Majestic

made in Chile by an Aussie; belt of lush, ripe (but not over-jammy) fruit

Porcupine Ridge Syrah Viognier 2011 (£6.99 Majestic; 14.5% abv)

exuberant, from South Africa

La Moneda Malbec Reserve 2012 (Asda, £4.50, 13% abv)

super-smooth, from Argentina; a ridiculously good deal

Finca Flichman Malbec/Shiraz Rose (£5.99 Waitrose, 13% abv)

intense, dark, fruity; happily drink with steak or sausages

Tesco Finest Touriga Nacional Rosé 2012 (13% abv, 2 for £10)

full-on; from Portugal’s Alentejo; good with curries

2012 Exquisite Collection Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc (Aldi, £4.99, 12% abv)

cracking; Perfect for a beach barbecue

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Vinas Del Vero Gewurztraminer, Spain: 13%. £7.99 majestic

honeyed peach and fragrant lychee flavours

2012 Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon, California. 13%. £5.25 Morrisons

smooth softnes; bright, rich and concentrated bramble and cassis fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

The Exquisite Collection Gavi 2012 Italy (12%, Aldi, £4.99)

Tangy like preserved lemon; firmer and less quick-silvery than sauvignon blanc

Terre di Chieti Falabella Bianco 2012 Italy (12.5%, Majestic, £7.99)

very drinkable blend of 60% trebbiano, 30% pecorino and 10% cococciola

Finest* Falanghina 2012 Italy (12.5%, Tesco, £5.99 until July 16)

shines out for its bright clarity

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