10-02-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Pazos del Rey Godello, Monterrei. £9.99, Marks & Spencer

attractively balanced between fruit opulence and a lively zing

2012 Magpie Estate Black Craft Shiraz, Barossa. £11.95-£12.99, SWIG, D Byrne, N Young, WoodWinters

spicy aromatics, blackberry richness and savoury acidity

2007 Contino Rioja Reserva. £20-£23.49, Wine Society, Berry Bros, Waitrose

alluring smoky, liquorice-spicy, scented character

the Observer – David Williams

Clos Canarelli Figari Blanc, Corsica 2011 (£29.75, H2vin.co.uk; Selfridges)

cool stony feel; fragrant Mediterranean herbs and salty preserved lemon

Jardins de Bonpas Luberon Blanc, Luberon 2012 (£7.99, Tesco)

graceful perkiness and lift to ripe orchard fruit and blossom

Te Whare Ra Tohu, Marlborough, NZ 2012 (£19.85, Prohibition Wines)

spicy-floral quality and gentle textural richness

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Sainsbury’s Rosé Champagne (£21.99; 12% abv)

very decent

Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2010 (£31, Oddbins; 12% abv)

very attractive, but much the same price as the real thing

Pongracz Sparkling rosé (£10.99 Morrisons; 12% abv)

tastes of crushed strawberries and totally looks the part

Graham Beck Brut Rosé (£9.99 Majestic; 12% abv)

delicious soft strawberries-and-cream flavour

Jansz Premium Rosé (£13.25 – £14.99, Hailsham Cell; winedirect 12.5% abv)

delicate, pretty, pale; consistently reliable

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

JANSZ BRUT ROSÉ NV (£16, www.ocado.com; Bon Vivant, Oddbins)

creamy depth of flavour and length

GRAHAM BECK BRUT ROSÉ NV (£10.99 until 3 March, Majestic Wine)

yeasty nose, fine mousse and lively fruit. It’s good value too

UNDURRAGA BRUT ROSÉ NV (£6.99, until 3 March, Majestic Wine)

quite simple and lacking complexity; well priced; very quaffable

TORRES ESTELADO BRUT ROSÉ NV (£12, Aitken Wines, Dundee)

very attractive, richly fruity fizz

RESERVE DE SOURS BRUT ROSÉ NV (£12.20 Exel Wines; Marks & Spencer)

delicious freshness and light red fruits

LANGLOIS CHATEAU CREMANT DE LOIRE ROSÉ NV (£15, Luvians; Noble Green; Highbury)

pretty pink colour, lively and refreshing

MOUNT BLUFF SPARKLING ROSÉ NV (£11.99, Marks & Spencer)

light easy-quaffing chardonnay and pinot noir fizz

SPUMANTE ROSATO A MANO NV (£16.95, Valvona & Crolla)

robust, unusual quaffer and quite pricey

ROSADO CAVA PRESTIGE BRUT NV (£9.49, Marks & Spencer)

very acceptable rosé made from trepat, monastrell and garnacha

CAMEL VALLEY BRUT ROSÉ NV (£27.99, www.camelvalley.com)

fine 100 per cent pinot noir fizz showing great potential for the future

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Waitrose Brut NV Champagne France (12%, Waitrose, £10.99 37.5cl)

Supermarket own-labels tend to be very solid and this is no exception

Macon Villages Domaine M et B Talmard 2012 (13%, The Wine Society, £5.75 37.5cl)

beautiful, unoaked chardonnay; smooth and curvy, like a pebble from a river

Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2010 Italy (14.5%, Lea & Sandeman, £8.50 37.5cl)

as warm and comforting as sitting in front of a cast-iron stove

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Bodegas Castelao Tesourada Syrah 2012, Portugal. £5 until Feb 25 Tesco

Plump with fruit without being over-heay

The Ned Pinot Grigio 2013, New Zealand. £10.99 Majestic

Supple pinky hue, rich texture – a zippy peachy wine

Taste the Difference Old Sweet Pedro Ximenez. £7.99 Sainsbury’s

Multi-award winning sticky

Sandeman 20-Year-Old Tawny Port. £34.95 Lea & Sandeman

Concentrated fruit. Serve slightly chilled with salted almonds

F. Villard, L’Appel des Sereines Syrah 2011. £10.95 Swig

Fragrant aromas and laced with elegant, bright berry fruit

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Henriques & Henriques 3-year-old Full Rich NV, Madeira £10.49, Waitrose

intense flavours of raisin, dark brown sugar and fig

Barbeito Boal Reserva NV, Madeira £13 (500ml), Oddbins

rich toasted nuts and Christmas pudding; zesty acidity

Blandy’s 10-year-old Sercial, Madeira £17.99 (500ml), Morrisons

citrus peel and a mellow, comforting background of old wood furniture