02-09-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 02/09/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2010 (14%, Berry Bros & Rudd, £14.50)

a very true Chianti Classico from Castellina

Le Citronnier 2012 France(11.5%, Laithwaite’s £6.99 from Sep 6)

Lemony with mild floral hints, like a meadow. Refreshing, too

Amalaya de Colome Malbec 2011 Argentina (14%, Majestic, £8.99)

Calm and controlled with a little lift as you smell it. Beautiful

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Vidal Reserve Series Pinot Noir Hawkes Bay 2011. £13.62, thedrinkshop.com

mixture of earthy, fruity aromas and crunchy, bright cherry flavours

Chateau Pigoudet ‘La Chapelle’ 2012. £8.99 Majestic

full of notes of red-berry fruits and wild herbs. Perfect for fish

Louis Jadot Macon-Aze 2012. £7.79 until 10 Sep, Waitrose

Spot-on flavours of melons and apricots with just sufficient lemony acidity

the Observer – David Williams

Chateau Senejac, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2009 (£12.99, Co-op)

in larger stores; blackcurrant, cedar, teasing tannin, and freshness

Legaris Verdejo, Rueda, Spain 2012 (£8.49, Wine Rack)

tropical fruity directness, dressed up here with a dash of herbs

Villa Maria Taylor’s Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (£11.99 from 4 Sep Tesco)

fairly shimmers and dazzles with its nettly greenness and fluency

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Fiona looks at buing wines on cross-channel routes in France

Bramley and Gage blackberry liqueur (18%, £14.10 bramleyandgage.co.uk)

goes with Yotam Ottolenghi’s gin-soaked berry dessert

Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel 2012 (11.5%, £4.99 Majestic)

luscious, from Chile’s Limari Valley

Cantine de Vita Marsala Dolce (18%, £9.99 Waitrose, WaitroseDirect)

appealingly orangey , would do nicely

Black cherry concentrate(£2.59 Persepolis in Peckham)

refreshingly tart black cherry concentrate

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé, France, 12%. £7.25 thesecretcellar.co.uk

aromatic blossom touches to underpin the strawberry, raspberry and red cherry

2012 Exquisite Collection Australian Shiraz, 14.5% £5.99 Aldi

ripe bramble and intense black cherry fruit; oOak seems to be used sparingly

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Quinta de Azevedo, Minho £7.99 £5.99 Majestic

refreshing fizz on the tongue allied to green apples and flowers

2012 Quinta da Raza ‘Arint’, Minho £11.99 Corks Out

aromatic notes giving way to fresh herbs and a whiff of the sea

2012 Soalheiro ‘Alvarinho’, Minho £14.95 Wine Society

aromas of citrus flowers, spice and ginger begs to be drunk

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Sainsbury’s Winemaker Selection Corbieres. £5.99

An honest bottle for your week night tippling

Tesco Finest Swartland Chenin Blanc 2011. £6.99

Supreme quality for a white at this price. Fleshy and fab

Marks & Spencer Secano Pinot Noir 2012. £8.99

Light, bright and juicy enough to work with everything from burgers to kebabs

Laithwaite’s Sauvignon Blanc 2012, France. £8.99

packed with flashes of electrifying citrus fruit flavour

Tesco Finest White Burgundy 2011. £8.99

Strikes a balance between subtle freshness and more rounded texture

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