02 May 2017 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Les Andides Saumur Blanc, France 2015 (£7.99, Waitrose)
invigoratingly dry and tangy long-term staple of the Waitrose range
Stellenrust Stellenbosch Manor Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2016 (£8, Sainsbury’s)
burst of super ripe pineapple and apple; just fab value
La Lisse Soie d’Ivoire Chenin Blanc, France 2015 (£7.50, Hennings; Kwoff; Woodwinters)
pastel shaded peachiness and primary lemon citrus

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

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the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

BADEN PINOT BLANC LOT SERIES 18 2015 (£9.99 Aldi)
Fresh floral aromas, creamy rounded palate and light smoky hints
GRAUBURGUNDER (PINOT GRIS) SONETT DRY 2014 Dr Heger (£14 Winebarn)
Lovely vibrant light style Pinot Gris; zippy & easy drinking
RIESLING NEUWEIERER ALTE REBEN 2015 Schloss Neuweier (£8.95 Wine Society)
Very dry, zippy initially underlying depth and vibrancy. Good value
RIESLING TIEFENBACHER SCHELLENBRUNNEN TROCKEN GG 2014 Heitlinger (£21.99 Virgin)
Very serious old vine Riesling; minerality, complexity and length
CHARDONNAY SE DRY 2015 Bercher (£26 Winebarn)
Lemon, lime, melon flavours and smooth rounded palate. Very attractive
SPATBURGUNDER 2014 Wassmer (£12.95 www.thewinesociety.com) 13.5%
Approachable; silky soft rounded palate with an earthy undertone
SPATBURGUNDER 2015 Claus Schneider (£16.95 Swig)
Loved the sappy juiciness, bright strawberry aromas and fresh zippy palate
SPATBURGUNDER IHRINGER WINKLERBERG MIMUS 2013 Dr Heger (£32 Winebarn)
Ripe intense spice and cranberry aromas, distinct minerality
SPATBURGUNDER BIENENBERG GG 2013 Huber (£35 Justerinis)
Violet, cranberry and strawberry aromas, meaty richness

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Edmeades, Mendocino County, Zinfandel 2013. £17.45 pauladams’ Winedirect
raspberry, strawberry and cherry fruits dominate; real depth and intensity
Eberle Paso Robles Mill Road Viognier 2015. £19.99 virginwines
full-bodied and succulent; peach, apricots and a touch of honey
Byron Pinot Noir 2013. £19.50 danddwineshop; ndjohn
floral aromas, ripe cherry fruits, a hint of earthiness

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Ch. Poujeaux 2014 Moulis-en-Médoc France (M&S 80 stores, £32)
A waste to drink it right now; if you must, then decant it well
Gavi Produttori di Gavi 2015 Italy (Oddbins, £9.75)
Redolent of lemon and sallies out like a crisp sail
Ch. Malescasse Haut Médoc 2004 Bordeaux, France (Wine Society, £16)
all cassis and cedar, with clear architecture and energy running through it