04 July 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Majestic Loves… Grüner Veltliner, Hungary 2016 (£6.99, Majestic)
brisk, spicy-apply Hungarian dry white
Hacienda del Carmen, Arlanza, Spain 2015 (£14, Oddbins)
deliciously supple, violet-floral, strawberry-and-berry juicy red
Grappolo d’Oro Sauvignon, Italy 2016 (£27, 2.25-litre, When in Rome Wine)
vibrant, floral sauvignon; 2.25-litre box

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Surfer’s Path Shiraz 2016 (£8 Morrisons)
bright, breezy and utterly delicious South African.
Aldi Exquisite Collection Australia Shiraz 2015 (14.5% abv £5.79)
very decent; all the lush, ripe fruit you’d expect from Down Under
Majestic Loves… Shiraz (14% abv, Majestic £5.99)
not the subtlest of bevvies, maybe, but the price is good
Tesco Côtes de Gascogne Blanc 2016 (11% abv, £5.00)
All the bright citrus and passionfruit aromas of a New Zealand sauvignon
Fire Tree Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (12.5% abv, Aldi, £4.69)
easy-drinking; Fresh, zesty and it won’t break the bank

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Cremant de Limoux 2014 Ch Roche Lacour (12.5%; £11.99 Laithwaites)
oak fermentation; biscuity notes, richness and texture
Cremant de Limoux, Cuvee Royale Brut NV (12%; £11.99 Waitrose)
Floral notes, citric undertones and fine mousse
Cremant de Limoux Brut NV Antech (12%; £12.25 Berry Bros)
Citric and appley flavours with a honeyed spice undertone
Blanquette de Limoux 2015 Ch Rives-Blanques (12.5%; £16 Tanners)
Juicy zesty with grassy, earthy notes and pear and white fruit undertones
Dedicace Chenin Blanc 2014 Ch Rives-Blanques (13%; £11.50 Wine Society)
Zesty juicy creamy textured with refreshing crispness
Cuvee de l’Odysee Chardonnay 2015 Ch Rives-Blanques (13.5%; £14.50 Tanners)
Sleek nutty minerally Chardonnay; a match for Burgundy
Pinot Noir 2015 Domaine Begude (12.5%; £10.99 Waitrose; Stonevine)
Languedoc’s best value Pinot; crunchy red fruits with a delicacy and elegance

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Rutherford Hill Merlot 2013. £29.99 simplywinesdirect; winetreasury
deep, concentrated wine, needing time to breath and to be sipped slowly
Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. £18.50, honestgrapes; stannarywine
Packed with dark, jammy raspberry and blackberry fruits; satisfying long finish
Underwood Pinot Noir 2015. £14, marksandpencer.com
Fresh blueberry and raspberry fruit flavours; velvety mouth feel

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Lidl Crémant de Bourgogne NV, France (12%, Lidl selected stores, £7.99)
calm, smooth crémant that beady Lidl shoppers have been grabbing
The Society’s Celebration Crémant de Loire 2014 (12%, Wine Society, £11.95)
creamy texture; appley freshness
J. Laurens Les Graimenous Brut 2015 Crémant de Limoux (12%, Roberson, £14.50)
An incredibly precise, and pristine sparkler from south-western France