01-10-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 01/10/2012

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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tio Pepe Fino En Rama. £13.95, Tanners
Tesco Finest Saint Mont 2010. £6.99
Chateau Teyssier Puisseguin St Emilion 2007. £9.99 Majestic
Bollinger 002 for 007. £150, Harrods

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Cepa Lebrel Rioja Reserva 2008 Spain (13.5%, Lidl, £5.99)

all mushy strawberries, relaxed vanilla oak, and the smell of an old house

Finest* Vina Mara Rioja Gran Reserva 2004 Spain (14%, Tesco, £13.79)

the fruit has long ago melted into the oak; does what it sets out to do jolly well

Contino Vina del Olivo 2007 Spain (14%, Wine Soc, £47.50; Berry Bros, £58)

glorious top wine. Will repay cellaring

the Independent on Sunday – Terry Kirkby

The Vidal Legacy Syrah 2009. £13.99, thewinereserve; £16.19, thedrinkshop

packed full of aromas of blackberries, plums, violets and pepper

Château Clément Termes Gaillac Blanc Perlé 2011. £8.99, M&S

deceptively subtle flavours of lime, lemon and sherbet

Old Vines Garnacha 2011. £5 (on offer from £8.99; ends Tuesday), Tesco

concentrated, rich, smooth red, with loads of character

the Observer – David Williams

Cramele Recas Paparuda Pinot Noir, Romania 2011 (£5.70-£5.90 Adnams; Tanners)

fragrant, berry-scented, Beaujolais-style red

Bruno Fina Kebrilla Grillo, IGP Sicilia, Italy 2011 (£9.60, Tanners)

reminded me of crystallised oranges; Rich and deep in flavour

Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, France 2011 (£19.25, Yapp Bros)

its flavours marry white peaches and red apples

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Real Companía de Vinos Verdejo 2011 (13% abv, 2 @ £4.99 each Majestic)

vigorously zesty, sauvignon-ish white, is a good deal

Luis Felipe Edwards Signature Pinot Noir Reserva 2011 (2 @ £5.99 Majestic)

lush, raspberry-scented pinot that would be great with seared salmon

Domaine Laborie Vin de Pays d’Oc (12.5% abv, £5.50 Wine Society)

For an everyday red, you’d be hard pushed to find a better deal

Domaine les Yeuses Vermentino (13% abv, £6.95 Lea & Sandeman)

crisp, fresh, unconfected Languedoc white

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Finest Tingleup Riesling, Western Australia. £8 until 2 October, Tesco

delightful clean and fresh lemon-based acidity; whisper of sweetness

2011 Domaine Mayole Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Morocco. £8.99 Waitrose

intense bramble and raspberry flavours enhanced with touches of spice

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Taste the Difference Côtes de Provence Rosé 2011, France (Sainsbury’s, £7.99)

Delicate strawberry-and-cream flavour, there is a refreshing crisp zip

Doña Dominga El Rebaño Shiraz 2010, Colchagua, Chile (Waitrose, £7.49)

Inky purple in colour with spiced blackberries and damsons on the palate

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NV, Champagne, France (Majestic, £18)

very pale, coppery hue and light, crisp, biscuity style

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