07-07-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Te Mata Hawkes Bay Gamay Noir 2013. £12.95, thewinesociety

succulent, Beaujolais-style Kiwi; crunchy, fresh berry fruits

Soave Classico Pieropan 2013. £14.50, petershamcellar; £15.95, roberson

flowery aromas and smoky, almond, slightly citric flavours

Ch Beaulieu Cuvee Alexandre 2013. £9.44 thedrinkshop; £11.76 winepalate

crisp herbal, strawberry and raspberry flavours

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007 (12% abv, £19.99 Majestic)

rich, toasty

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pouilly Fumé (£12; 12.5% abv)


Naegele Riesling Trocken 2013 (£10.99 Laithwaite’s; 12.5% abv)

mouthwateringly delicious; from the Pfalz

Cavas de Weinert 2004 (£9.75 Fraziers, £12.95 Wine Society)

lovely, mellow; well-priced Argentinian blend

the Observer – David Williams

Alaia Txakoli, Spain 2013 (£11.99, Marks & Spencer)

exhilarating chase of low-alcohol citric and mineral refreshment

A Bonhomme ‘Fiefs de la Brie’ Muscadet, France 2013 (£7.99, Tanners; Adnams)

hint of yeasty, ozoney savouriness to go with the lemony fruit

Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Italy 2013 (£10.25, Vintage Roots)

teases and tingles; notes of fennel, almond and ripe pear

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Luise Felipe Edwards Carmenere Shiraz, Chile. £5.99 Waitrose

Rocking red laden with gentle spiciness and stacks of dark fruit

Domaine de Montval Syrah 2012/13. £7.49 Majestic

Fragrant, peppery, intense and superb

Mayu Syrah Reserva 2007, Chile. £10.50 Adsa

A stunning hoard of big black fruit flavours with smoky depth

Yves Cuilleron Cote Rotie Terres Sombres 2011. £49.99 Wine Rack

Scented peppery red; balance of intensity and elegance

SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2012, Australia. £20 The Wine Society

Impeccable fragrance, plump texture, vivid dark fruit

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Taste the Difference Beaujolais-Villages £7.25, Sainsbury’s

vibrant, raspberry- and spice-scented, low in tannin

2012 Wien 2, Pfaffl, Weinviertel, Austria £12.60, Bottle Apostle

juicy, uncomplicated berry fruit; leafy, herbaceous side

2012 7 Fuentes, Suertes del Marques, Tenerife £14.95, Wine Direct

smoke, red peppercorns and leather before dark plum and blackberries

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Chateau David Bordeaux, France, 13%. £7.50 Sainsburys

fruity, straightforward; attractive soft cherry fruit

2013 Miguel Torres Days of Summer Muscat Reserva, Chile, 12%. £6.99 Co-op

brilliantly counterbalanced by lime-based acidity and crispness

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Kamm & Sons British Aperitif (thedrinkshop, masterofmalt, from £26.99)

Rich, honeyed depths and warm, gingery spice counter the bitter note

Pedro’s Almacenista Selection Fino Jerez, Spain (Majestic, £9.74 on offer)

pale copper, olive-scented with a nutty hint, and whistle-clean taste

Vilarnau Brut Cava Nature Reserva, Spain (thedrinkshop, £10.48; Ocado, £11.99)

Worth seeking out, this superior cava; lean, exceptionally dry style