07-10-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 07/10/2013

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the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Mineralstein Riesling 2012 Germany (Marks & Spencer, £8.99)

An elegant off-dry riesling with crisp apples and juicy pears

Deen De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2008 Australia (ndjohn, £5.95; cambridgewine, £7.99)

A versatile, sweet Aussie, luscious and honeyed with ripe peaches

The Exquisite Collection Uco Valley Malbec 2012 Argentina (Aldi, £5.99)

inexpensive, ripe, juicy malbec

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2009 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet. £8.99-£9.77, Bon Coeur; Spirited Wines

Reeking of blackcurrant and mint and moreishly juicy, this melts in the mouth

2012 Royal Tokaji Furmint Special Reserve. £9.99, Laithwaites

displays ripe apple and pear aromas with a peachy quality

2008 Marques de Vargas, Rioja Reserva. £18.67, buy two = £14.99, Majestic

veneer of vanilla oak and a succulent quality of dark red and black fruit

the Observer – David Williams

Domaine Guillaume Pinot Noir VV, France 2010 (£15.60, Theatre of Wine)

fragrant pinot noir from an unheralded vinous corner of eastern France

Dom. Cauhape Chant des Vignes Sec, Jurançon 2012 (£8.75, Wine Society; Berry Bros)

piercing acidity through gorgeous tropical fruit

Dom. de la Pigeade Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, France 2011 (£8.50, 37.5cl, Stone Vine & Sun)

gentle mix of peach, mandarin and summer-garden floral fragrance

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Tesco’s Finest Torrontes 2011 (13.5% abv, on offer £4.99)

a good wine for a Chinese or Indian takeaway

Aldi Toro Loco Tempranillo (£3.69; 12.5% abv)

satisfyingly gutsy

Asda Wine Selection Garnacha Tempranillo 2012 (£5.25; 14% abv)

warm, generous

Tesco Simply Garnacha (13.5% abv £4.59)

I’ve recommended before; a reliably good buy

Aldi Bushland Barossa Shiraz 2012 (£4.99; 14% abv)

big juicy; could easily pass for an £8 wine

Aldi Andara Merlot 2012 (£3.99, 13% abv)

smooth, plummy; from Chile; a total steal

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc Viognier, France. £5.99, Aldi

perfumed peach flavours and texture; sharply crisp grapefruit edge

2012 El Esteco Tannat Calchaqui Valley, Argentina. £7.49, M&S

Delightfully full and dense; plum fruit; edge of blackcurrant acidity

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Cotes du Rhone Villages ‘Laudun’, Reserve du Boulas £8.49, M&S

perfumed blend; flavours of dried herbs and apple

2011 Saint-Peray ‘Les Tanneurs’, M Chapoutier £12.90, We Love Fine Wines

heady nose hints at a rich wine with exotic spices such as ginger

2012 Viognier, Yves Cuilleron £16.99, AG Wines

aromatic and powerful,; peach blossom, spice and grapefruit

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Lidl Chablis 2012. £7.69

The best value Chablis on the market today; refreshing, crisp and splendid

Tesco Finest White Burgundy 2011. £8.99

Gently fleshed out through subtle use of oak

Tabali Encantado Chardonnay 2011. £11.49, Waitrose

Mineral-pure white; fine freshness

Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Combes, Philippe Colin 2010. £28.50 Swig

fragrant aromas and a palate as bright and resonant as a lemon in a bell

M&S Quarter Acre Syrah 2011. £14.99

Gently smoky floral and fragrant; spicy, peppery twists

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