04-11-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 04/11/2013

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the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Taste the Difference Cotes du Rhone Villages. £6.99, Sainsbury’s

This berry-fruited red is just the ticket

2008 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva. £14.99, Morrisons

Delightfully mature in its sweet, gamey aromas; cherryish fruit

2010 Avignonesi Vino Nobile. £26, M&S

richly cherryish rosso; succulent fruit; mellowed into textured finesse

the Observer – David Williams

Pedro’s Almacenista Selection Fino Sherry, (£8.99, Majestic)

brilliant Pedro’s Almacenista range includes this brisk fino

Domaine Philippe Bornard Savagnin Les Marnes, Jura, 2007 (£25.95, Roberson)

funky mix of nuts, stone fruit and south Asian spices

Weinert Carascal, Mendoza, Argentina 2008 (£7.95, The Wine Society)

old-fashioned, soft, mellow, savoury red for fans of traditional Bordeaux

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Morrisons Rich & Spicy (13.5% abv, £4.49)

hearty red to drink on bonfire night or with pizza

Marks & Spencer Tikves Smederervka Rikaciteli 2012 (£6.99; 12% abv)

from Macedonia, a quirky, fragrant, almost retsina-ish white

Cheverny Domaine du Salvard 2012 (£10.50; 12% abv, Oddbins)

crisp Loire sauvignon with a touch of passion fruit

Manz Platónico 2012 (14% abv £9.99, Oddbins)

smooth, ripe blend from the Alentejo in Portugal

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Elki Pedro Ximenez Elqui Valley, Chile. £7.75, Bon Vivant’s Companion

textured orange and lemon fruit; herby, fennel flavours

2011 Bouton Larroze Braucol Cotes du Tarn. £8.99, Abbey Wines

intense black cherry and mulberry flavours; undercurrents of vanilla

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Alamos Malbec Catena, Mendoza, Argentina £6.99 Majestic

hearty; dark plums, blackberry and chocolate

2012 M&S Hunter Valley Shiraz, New South Wales, Australia £9.99

pepper, raspberry; Refreshing and drinkable

2008 Corbières-Boutenac ‘Atal-Sia’, Ch. Ollieux-Romanis. £17, Wine Soc

spice and floral elements contrasting the dark fruit

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Benedict Slovenian White 2012. £7.50 The Wine Society

Superbly fresh with a gentle scent and long-lasting flavours

Marks & Spencer Thymiopoulos Malagouzia 2012. £8.99

Apricot and orange blossom abound in this fantastic floral vino

Royal Tokaji Dry Furmint 2011. £8.49 Majestic

Think squishy peaches, apricots and pineapple

Waitrose Romanian Pinot Noir 2012. £6.99

Light-bodied, easy red from the lime-rich Carpathian hills

Aldi Veuve Monsigny Philizot & Fils Champagne. £12.99

Upbeat intensity and truffly scent

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Bouquet de Syrah VdP de l’Ardeche Guy Farge 2012 (Haynes, Hanson & Clark, £12.50)

A big, happy smile of a syrah with rounded edges and a hint of dark gruffness

Extra Special Crozes Hermitage 2008 France (12.5%, Asda, £8.75)

aromatic, reminiscent of creosote, bacon fat and smooth pebbles

St Joseph Rouge Domaine Christophe Pichon 2009 France (14%, Berry Bros, £19.45)

Gorgeous, dark, inky, concentrated; approachably warm and curvaceous

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