08-07-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 08/07/2013

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the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Fitou 2011 Mlle Jones, France (Majestic, £11.99 until 18 July)

Intense, highly fruited with blueberry, cassis and a sheen of oak

Domaine Jones Fitou 2011 France (The Wine Society, £14.95)

cherry tang and spice to a full-bodied red with a herby garrigue hint

Domaine Jones Blanc 2011 Cotes Catalanes (Fareham Wine Cellar, £13.15)

tinned peach, melon and angelica flavours, and a touch of clove

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Riscasoli Albia Rosé 2011. £9.45, thedrinkshop

classic rosé flavours of red fruits, with surprising length

Santa Digna Rosé Reserva 2012. £7.20, pauladamsfinewines

strawberry and cherry fruits, with a backbone of some blackcurrant

Les Dauphins Cotes Du Rhone 2012. £5 Asda (until 11 July)

redolent of southern Mediterranean sunshine. Good with barbecued food

the Observer – David Williams

Lamberhurst Bacchus Reserve, Kent, England 2012 (£11.99, Marks & Spencer)

gooseberry, red apple, and English summer-bracing acidity

Jansz Premium Cuvée, Tasmania NV (from £15.99, Booths; Oddbins; Berry Bros)

toasty but pristine non-vintage is excellent value

Yalumba Menzies Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2010 (£14, winedirect; NYoung; Cambrdge)

effortlessly sumptuous, velvety and seductive

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Beyra Quartz, (D Byrne, £9.99; 12.5% abv)

intriguingly smoky Portuguese white

2010 Boutinot Côtes du Rhône les Coteaux (D Byrne, £7.29; 14% abv)

a well-priced example

Vetiver White Rioja 2009 (D Byrne £6.99)

sumptuously lush; generally sells for between £9 and £11 elsewhere

De Chansac Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (£7.95 Whalley Wine Shop)

bright, zesty

Fabulous Ant Pinot Noir 2011 (£8.95 Whalley Wine Shop; 12.5% abv)

a good burgundy substitute that would make great holiday drinking

Matthieu Barret Brise Cailloux Cornas 2010 (£31.45 Whalley Wine; 14.5% abv)

intense, unfiltered; simply gorgeous

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2009 BenMarco Malbec (£12.99 Inverarity One-to-One)

substantial aromas that include touches of tobacco and leather

2012 Crios Torrontes (Inverarity One-to-One)

classic Torrontes but with spicy hints on the finish

2012 Colome Torrontes (£11.99 Penicuik Wines)

gentle rose-centred perfume with an integrated array of flavours

2011 Dona Paula Estate Malbec (£10.39 strictlywine.co.uk)

traditional, yet excellent

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Exquisite Collection Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12%, Aldi, £4.99)

a great everyday number; veers towards the nettles and grass style

Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir 2012 Martinborough, NZ (12.5%, Waitrose, £10.49)

lighter on its feet; This is beautifully scented – a delight

Tournon Mathilda Shiraz 2011 Victoria, Australia (13%, Marks & Spencer, £14.99)

has the hot, scented bite of freshly cracked black pepper and violets

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

M&S Rioja Campo Aldea Graciano 2009. £12.99

evokes Rioja’s tangy, earthy glory with tons of fruit

Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2012. £15.99 Waitrose

as bright and punchy as Flash Gordon tangoing with Rocky Balboa

Roc de l’Abbaye Sancerre 2012. £15.99 Sainsbury’s

As invigorating as a comet splashing down in the Arctic

Chateau Potensac Bordeaux 2009. £24.99 Tesco

A dynamite Bordeaux – light the blue touch paper

Chablis AOC 2012. £7.69 Lidl

Outrageous value for money; zooming breezy freshness

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