09-09-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 09/09/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Zalze Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2012, South Africa (Co-op £5.49 until Sep 17)

Think smoky red berries with a hint of liquorice

Fox Gordon Princess Fiano 2011, Australia (13.5%, N Young; H Nichols; North & South, £18)

tastes slightly of pineapple and sliced fresh oranges

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough (Waitrose, £8.24 until Sep 10)

bright as a just-podded pea and as fresh as a white peach

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Muriel Reserva Rioja Alavesa. £6.66 The Co-op until 17 Sep

aromatic notes of vanilla and woodsmoke; red-cherry hearted

La Bouette de Bourgogne Blanc. £13, Averys

crisp and savoury; creme fraiche smoothness and mineral qualities

2011 Robert Oatley Shiraz, McLaren Vale. £11.99-£13.99, Bon Coeur; Philglas & Swiggot; Oddbins

peppery aromatics mingling with bright, smooth blackcurrant fruit

the Observer – David Williams

Lagunas de Laguardia Poco a Poco Tempranillo, Spain 2012 (£6.75, Oddbins)

vibrant fruit-driven; oak in a supporting role to the bright berry fruit

Tesco Finest Côtes Catalanes Carignan, France 2012 (£6.99)

crunchy red and black fruit, olive and scrubby aromatic herbs

Dry Old Palo Cortado NV (£7.95, Marks & Spencer)

intense, dry and concentrated with savoury salted nuts and a dried orange

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Fiona looks at buing wines on cross-channel routes in France

Giardini Veneto Merlot 2012, 9.5%, £6.99 Marks & Spencer

light juicy – a rare example of a decent low-alcohol red

Asda Noster Nobilis Priorat 2009 (14.5%; £7.50 until Tuesday)

mature, mellow

2011 Vidal White Series dry riesling (£9.99, Tesco)

crisp, limey; won a trophy in the What Food, What Wine competition

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 La Grille Sauvignon Blanc Loire France, 12.5%, £5.99 Co-op

fresh nettle aromas and tangy grapefruit acidity

2011 Cimarosa Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, Chile, 14% £6.99, Lidl

juicy and concentrated red cherry fruit; smoothed by nutmeg-influenced vanilla

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Quinta de Azevedo, Minho £7.99 £5.99 Majestic

refreshing fizz on the tongue allied to green apples and flowers

2012 Quinta da Raza ‘Arint’, Minho £11.99 Corks Out

aromatic notes giving way to fresh herbs and a whiff of the sea

2012 Soalheiro ‘Alvarinho’, Minho £14.95 Wine Society

aromas of citrus flowers, spice and ginger begs to be drunk

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Westons Wylde Wood Organic Cider. £1.89 Tesco

if you’re a fan of classic cider, give this baby a go

Kingscote Sparkling English Cyder. £9.99 sparklingenglishwine.com

Impeccably fresh and fruit with stunning purity

Sheppy’s Oak Matured Vintage Cider. £1.99, Sainsbury’s

Matured in oak for a richer style. Perfect for a ploughman’s

Cornish Orchards Blush Cider. £29.99 for 12, cornishorchards.co.uk

twist of fresh raspberries; ideal fruity choice

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2012. £8.99

imagine a black cherry the size of a bowling ball; whip crack of spice

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