4th May 2015 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Schloss Gobelsberg, Sekt Brut Reserve (£22.50, Bottle Apostle; Theatre of Wine)

creamy but incisive Austrian fizz

Spice Trail Rosé (£5.19, Waitrose)

punchy berry fruit would work well with…paprika-laced goulash

Maverick Twins GSM 2012 (£16.80, Amathus Drinks; Park and Bridge)

dark savoury red; impeccable biodynamic credentials

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Villa Taurini, Grillo Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (12.5% abv, Tesco, £5.49)

it tastes like sauvignon, but the dominant grape is grillo

Grignan, Les Adhémar 2013 (£6.95 The Wine Society; 13.5% abv)

really juicy, gulpable wine of the kind to cheer you up

Aldi Exquisite Collection Malbec 2014 (£5.99; 13.5% abv)

generous, from Argentina’s Uco Valley

Chateau de Grezels Cahors 2011 (13% abv, Lidl)

handsomely packaged; a robust blend of malbec and merlot

Aldi Brasserie Radler Lemon Beer (£1.79 for four 330ml bottles)

would also go rather well with a takeaway curry

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Calmel & Joseph Saint Chinian, France. £9.99 on offer Ellies Cellar

touches of spice to enhance the pleasing, robust substance

2012 Surani Pietrariccia Fiano, Salento, Italy. £7.49 at Majestic

light, floral, perfumed white wine with an attractive, spicy orange depth

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Simply Bulgarian Merlot NV £4.20, Tesco

sweet, plummy fruit and leafy, tobacco undercurrent

2012 Almeida Garrett Entre Serras, Portugal £5.95, The Wine Society

Mid-weight, its blackberry fruit is underpinned by a pleasantly rustic bite

2014 Gamay, Vin de Pays de l’Ardeche, France £6, M&S

juicy fruit is fresh and red; spice and herbal elements add interest

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Trapiche, Estacion Malbec 2011. ~£10.50, winedirect; thedrinkshop

lovely freshness surrounds the smooth, intense flavours of vanilla, blueberries

Casa Silva, Viognier Reserva 2013. £9.89, sandhamswine; £9.95, stainton

vibrant flavours of apricots, peaches; underpinning of spice and honey

Pisano Cisplatino, Tannat 2014. £7 Marks & Spencer

gorgeously juicy red fruits and a real depth of flavour

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

El Guia Rosado, 2014 Utiel Requena, Spain (Waitrose, £5.09)

vibrant, deep cerise, red cherry-ish and dry on the finish

Esk Valley Rosé 2014 Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (thedrinkshop, £9.70)

bright pink, with lip-smacking, ripe-but-dry raspberry and redcurrant. Gorgeous

M de Minuty Rosé 2014 Provence, France (Majestic, £9.99)

Dry and refreshing, with a cranberry and lemon tang. Aperitif rosé

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Finest Tingleup Riesling, Western Australia. £7.99 until 12 May, Tesco

epitome of spring cheer, with a tongue-tingling freshness

2013 Hilltop Neszmely Dry Furmint Tokaji. £9.99, Marks & Spencer

rich in Cox’s apple fruitiness spiced with ginger and pepper

Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV. £29.99, until 12 May, Waitrose

a humdinger whose toasty aromas infuse a biscuity mousse