05-03-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 05/03/2012

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Paul Mas, Gardemiel Vineyard Malbec 2010, France. On offer £6.99 Majestic

fragrant, bulging with black fruit flavours; a hint of chocolate

Emiliana O Viognier 2010, Chile. £7.99, Tesco

scented, summery fruity flavours with a jostle of aromatic spice

Chateau de Vieux Parc Corbieres 2008, France. £11.25, Jeroboams

meaty and smoky vino; smouldering chunky wine

Chateau Aydie Madiran 2008, France. £13.49 Waitrose

Burly and rich with surprisingly vibrant flavours

Planalto Douro White Resereva 2010, Portugal. On offer £5.99, Majestic

Delicate floral fragrance and excellent value for money

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

The Society’s Corbières 2009 France (14.5%, The Wine Society, £7.25)

reminds me of stewed figs, mulching compost and clean hay

Domaine de Fontesque Corbières 2009 France (14.5%, M&S, £9.99)

think swirling dry autumn leaves and dried figs rather than anything wetter

Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2010 Spain (14.5%, Majestic, 2 @ £13.99)

less of a velvet touch and more firm lines than some Priorats

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Lindauer Rosé, NV, New Zealand. £7.99 on offer Majestic

yeasty aromas and raspberry ripple-style mousse

2009 Aglianico, Terredora, IGT Campania. £12.95, Jeroboams/Laytons

Scented with dark berry fruits tinged with spice and etched with a bramble fruit

2007 Mas d’Auzières, Sympathy Pour Les Stones. ~£14, Loeb, Good Wine Shop, Hangingditch

Syrah; smoky, spicy and full of blackberry fruit

the Observer – David Williams

Taste the Difference Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2010 (£5.29 on offer Sainsbury’s)

invigorating refreshment; nutty richness alongside the lemony fruit

Domaine Balland-Chapuis Côteaux du Giennois, Loire 2010 (£7.99 on offer Waitrose)

gentle floral nose reminiscent of apple blossom and a citrussy palate

Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir, Patagonia, Argentina 2010 (£18.95, Lea & Sandeman)

sensual and silky; better than any sub-£20 red Burgundy I’ve tried

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Hilltop Cserszegi Füszeres 2011 (£5.25, The Wine Society)

lemon and grapefruit peel on the nose, fresh lemon juice on the palate

Kaiken Malbec Bonarda Limited Selection 2009 (2 @ £7.49 Majestic)

smooth, full-bodied; would be a cracking with steak

The Crater Rim 2010 Pinot Noir (£12.95, Lea & Sandeman; 14% abv)

lovely, pure fruit but it isn’t excessively jammy

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2010 Rawnsley Estate Chardonnay, Australia, 12.5%. £5.49 until 13 March, Tesco

apricot flavours skilfully balanced with gentle, lemon-based freshness

2011 Casa Leona Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile, 13.5%. £7.49, M&S

spice and mocha touches yet vibrant black cherry fruit

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Zohar Torrontés 2009, Salta (regencywines.co.uk, £10.50)

softer pears and lime, a richer texture, and is fab with spicy prawns

Co-operative Fairtrade Torrontés-Chardonnay 2011, La Rioja (£4.99)

aromatic and bright with passion fruit and lychee notes

Viñalba Seleccion Torrontés 2011, Lujan de Cuyo (Majestic, 2 @ £7.99)

snap of fresh lemon zest and kiwi, and green apples on the finish

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