07 August 2017 – wine press roundup

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Flysch Txakolina 2016 (£14.50 Berry Bros & Rudd; 11% abv)
would be fantastic with chargrilled squid
Aldi Animus Vinho Verde (10.5% abv)
for £4.99 you can hardly complain; refreshing spritz
Vinho Verde Quinta da Lixa 2016 (10.5% abv, £7.50 Great Western Wine)
prettier, floral character
Lidl Zenit Tornai Princeszet 2016 (£5.99; 12.5% abv)
a mouthwateringly juicy white that would go with a seafood cocktail
Lidl Dornfelder (12.5% abv; £4.99)
from the Pfalz, delicious light red
Domaine Cordaillat 2016 Reuilly (£13.99 Davis Bell McCraith ; 13% abv)
a summer evening in a glass

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

EXQUISITE COLLECTION LIMOUX 2015 Jean Claude Mas (£6.99 Aldi)
Rich buttery, plump citric fruit palate with a hint of toasty oak
LES FOSSILES REUILLY BLANC 2016 Denis Jamain (£14.99 Virgin Wines)
Crisp sleek minerally Sauvignon Blanc with moderate alcohol
ALTANO DOURO WHITE 2016 (£9.99 Tanners; Wine Society; winedirect)
Remarkably fresh with vibrant grapefruity flavours and melony softness
ESK VALLEY VERDELHO 2015 (~£12.99 nzhouseofwine; Luvians; Oxford Wine)
Light pear aromas, orange citric flavours; full rich palate
FIANO SANNIO 2016 (£9.50 Marks & Spencer)
Crisp, pear and grapefruit with zesty freshness
SEMELI FEAST 2016 (£9 Oddbins)
Crisp dry lightly aromatic, grapey blossomy; a touch of spice
THE LODGE RIESLING 2016 Jim Barry (£9.99 Co-op; £10.99 Majestic)
Firm zingy steely dry Riesling with limey fruits
CHEVERNY 2016 Domaine du Salvard (£8.95 The Wine Society)
Zippy aromatic & grassy, unoaked blend; oily texture
EXQUISITE COLLECTION GAVI 2016 (£5.49 Aldi)
Crisp dry unoaked quaffer
BASTIONS V BUSH VINE CHENIN BLANC 2016 (£9.99 Virgin Wines)
Appley crispness, hints of tropical fruit; hint of minerality

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Chateau de Bouchassy 2016 Lirac (£9 Tesco.com)
ripe and boisterous; would be ideal with sausages
Domaine Gayda Syrah 2014,(£9.95 slurp.co.uk)
smoother, more elegant; perfect for lamb or chicken
Terrazas de los Andes Malbec (£15.49 Ocado.com)
from Mendoza, packed with rich, black fruits

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

André Bonhomme Mâcon-Villages 2015 
(13.5%, The Wine Society, £11.50)
made from 50-year-old vines and has plenty of personality
Hill-Smith Estate Eden Valley Chardonnay 2015 Australia 
(13%, Waitrose, £10.99)
Detailed and satisfying, wild yeast gives it complexity
finest* Falanghina 2016 Italy 
(13%, Tesco, £7.20 until Mon)
subtle orange tang; chablis drinkers often seem to enjoy