07-04-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Venturer Rueda Verdejo. £4.99, Aldi

appetisingly dry Spanish white showing from Aldi

2012 Vasse Felix Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia. £15.99, Majestic

complex nutty notes and seductive ripe melon

2010 Domaine du Pere Caboche, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. £21, Yapp Bros

Strawberries with cardamom spiciness; rich, juicy blend

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Wine Society Albinea Canali Lambrusco Ottocentonero (11.5% abv, £7.95

gloriously exuberant; brims with gorgeous, dark-cherry fruit

Tenuta Pederzana Il Grasparossa di Castelvetro 2013 (£11.95 Corks of Cotham)

isn’t quite as immediately alluring – less fruit, more herbal and mineral

Lambrusco Quarticello Neromaestri 2012 (12% abv, £15 Noble Fine Liquor)


Sainsbury’s Winemakers Selection Lambrusco dell’ Emilia Rosato (£2.50)

You know what? It’s not bad. It’s sweet, yes, but not sickly

the Observer – David Williams

Asda Lugana, Italy 2012 (£7, Asda)

a swish of cooling acidity and the merest hint of sweetnes

Antonelli Trebbiano Spoletino, Umbria, Italy 2011 (£13.95, Jeroboams)

white flowers, apples, honey and nuts

Terredora Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy 2012 (£13.99, Waitrose)

gorgeous clarity of herbs, green olives and lemon

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Paul Mas Cabernet de Cabernet 2012, France. £6.99 Majestic

A rich and soft blend – limited availability

Chateau Pitray 2010, Ffrance. £9.50 Wine Society

First-class wine; punches well above its price

Saumur Rouge Cave de Saumur 2011, France. £9.75, Yapp

Summery, spicy and fruity red

Oldenburg Vineyards Caberent Franc 2010, South Africa. £23.95, Berry Bros

Deep, aromatic and intense as a hug from a giant

Venturer vermentino 2013, Italy. £4.99 Aldi

Lemony with a hint of grilled almond; summery, fresh.

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Gamay, Vin de Pays de l’ArdEche, France £5.49, M£S

Pretty and floral with red fruit and savoury edges

2011 Saint Mont Les Vignes Retrouvées, France £10.99, Smiling Grape

instantly appealing with flavours of tangerine and the tropics

2013 Terlaner Classico, Cantina Terlaner, Alto Adige, Italy £14.99, AG Wines

ripe pears, spice and cream combine; power and interest

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

ARGENTINA Faldeos Nevados Fiano 2012 Dominio del Plato (£8, Wine Society)

surprisingly crisp, refreshing, taut minerally wine

ARGENTINA Don David Torrontes Reserve 2012 Michel Torino (£9.39, Villeneuve)

very distinct crisp, dry, mountain freshness to the palate

CHILE Legado Limari Chardonnay 2011 De Martino (£8.50, Wine Society)

superbly made with a clean, citric mouthfeel

CHILE Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay 2011 Errazuriz (£14.95, Ellies Cellar)

very sleek, elegant, restrained chardonnay; not smothered with oak

ARGENTINA Santa Ana Unanime 2007 Santa Ana (£17.50, Swig)

leafy, cedary cherry-fruited savoury flavour and rich chocolate undertones

CHILE Legado Reserva Syrah 2012 De Martino (£11.49, L’Art du Vin; Caves Pyrene)

Superb and still very approachable in price

CHILE Sideral 2009 Vina Altair (£14.89, WoodWinters)

French oak; light chocolate and toast notes

URUGUAY Gran Bodegon Tannat/Merlot 2009 Familia Deicas (£21, Wine Society)

serious blend, with 30 months maturation in barrique

BRAZIL Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas 2006 (£17.99, southamericanwinesonline)

Pricey, but beautifully mature with mellow bouquet, damson undertones

ARGENTINA Vinalba Malbec Gran Reservado 2010 (£13.99 Majestic Wine)

lush, voluptuous, damson-rich fruits, fruit forward and sweet

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Chateau Sainte Eulalie 2012 (Wine Society £6.95, Tanners, £8.95)

no-nonsense, fruity and relatively soft; juicy red plum and blackberry

Les Vieilles Vignes de Maris 2011 (Waitrose, £10.99)

A rich scent of black fruit pastilles and spicy, oaky hints

Abbotts £Delaunay Cumulo Nimbus 2010 (Averys, £16.99)

almost meaty, and with a rich but smooth plummy finish