03-09-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 03/09/2012

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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Vintage Champagne 2004 (£25.99)

toasty, creamy and tangy. Its quality comes from the vineyards

Peller Ice Cuvée (£21.90, slurp.co.uk)

smellow and fruitful, and hugely popular

Inniskillin Sparkling Icewine. Ocado has the 2008 vintage at £45.99 for 37.5cl

expensive; intensely sweet, finely crafted bubbly

Marksman English Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs 2009 (£22, M&S)

superb. layered, crisp, shrill and fabulous, like a top soprano

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lechet 2010 France. (13%, £25.50 Lea and Sandeman)

Good, lemony acidity, and quite a lot of tuffeau taste

Trimbach Riesling 2010 Alsace, France. (13%, £10.99, Majestic)

preserved limes, intense and succulent; slight edge of dried peel

Domaine Viñalba Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Argentina. (14%, £6.74, Waitrose)

airy, floral-fragrant feel then brings the deeper flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2011 Lugana. £6.98, Asda, until 4 October

sherbet-lemon aroma and bright spritzy-apple and bitter-lemon fruit

2010 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace. £10.99, Majestic

pristine fruit quality to this delicate yet full-flavoured riesling

2010 Chablis 1er Cru, Domaine Brocard. £14.99, Sainsbury’s

mineral expression behind the fruit, texture and spine of acidity

the Observer – David Williams

Charles Back La Capra Pinotage, South Africa 2010 (£7.99, Waitrose)

like Beaujolais on steroids with its super-succulent red fruits

Contesa Pecorino, Colline Pescaresi IGT, Italy 2011 (2 @ £7.99, Majestic)

baked-apple-and-almond richness with the verve and zest of a freshly squeezed lemon

Fred Loimer Zweigelt, Austria 2010 (£12.25, Oddbins)

unoaked red, full of gorgeous dark raspberry fruit with a twist of pepper

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Marks & Spencer five-year-old golden rum (40% abv; £17.99)

smells of demerara sugar and tastes like a crème brûlée topping

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference eight-year-old golden rum (40% abv; £15.69)

drier, with more complex, woody flavours.

Berrys’ Finest Demerara Rum 1988 (46% abv; £57.10)

fruit and freshness through the beguilingly woody, smoky notes

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Château de la Jaubertie Bergerac, France. £8.95, fromvineyardsdirect.com

fresh apple and pear flavours, attractive aromatic floral touches

2011 Castillo Las Almenas Tinto Valencia, Spain. £6.99, M&S

appealing, smooth and soft cherry-centred fruit, rich and nutty undertones

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Polgoon Cider (selected John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, polgoon.co.uk, £2.50)

crisp bite and sweetly delicate, yellow-apple finish. Refreshing

Polgoon Aval Raspberry Champagne Method Sparkling Apple (as above, £13.50)

blushing, juicy, extra-fruity quality. Very summery

Polgoon Cornish Black Cider (as above, £2.50 for 330ml)

dryish and tangy, the apple coming through. Serve cool with cold pork

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