10-06-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 10/06/2013

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the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Simply Garnacha Rose Aragon, Spain £4.49, Tesco

Deep in colour; full-bodied, packed with strawberry fruit and spice

2012 Circumstance ‘Cape Coral’ Mourvedre Rose Waterkloof, £9.29, All About Wine

fresh raspberry, dried herbs and mint; an invigorating glass

2012 BonBon Rose Domaine des Diables. £13.95, Lea and Sandeman

moreish glass full of citrus, thyme, red fruit and the sea

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Domain Begude Chardonnay, £9.45, down to £7.49 until 11 June, Waitrose

complex, peachy chardonnay

2011 Spolverino Carpineto. £12.49, 2 = £9.99, Majestic

tobacco-spicy sangiovese-based sweet and sour cherry fruit

2011 Red Claw Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay. £17.99, Marks & Spencer

polished by a layer of oak in a restrained Chablisesque Oz dry white

the Observer – David Williams

Chateau de Mascaraas Madiran, France 2002 (£6, Tesco)

plenty of tannins; truffly savoury edge to the dark cherry fruit

King Valley Vermentino, Australia 2012 (£9, Asda)

bright, brisk, and zesty, with juicy pear and herbs

Lammershoek LAM White, Swartland, South Africa 2012 (£12.95, winedirect)

graceful, insinuating low-alcohol dry white blend

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Brusco dei Barbi 2010 (13.5% abv, £9.95 , £10.59 at invinitywines)

effectively a cut-price brunello at about a third of the price; fragrant, juicy

Fonterutoli Poggio alla Badiola 2011 (13.5% abv, £11.75 Grt Wstrn Wne)

attractive mini-supertuscan; appealingly smooth blend

Campinuovi Montecucco Rosso 2009 (£12.95; 14% abv Berry Bros & Rudd)

sensuously soft, ripe; made from organically grown grapes

Marks & Spencer Toscana Bianco 2012 (£5.99; 12% abv)

rich, earthy, one of a new range of Italian wines

Asda 2012 Wine Selection Chianti (£5; 12.5% abv)

would go down well with pizza or sausage and beans

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2011 Condrieu Les Etelles (£39, M&S)

expression of the viognier grape at its aristocratic best

2011 Finest Meursault (£19.99, Tesco)

excellent, vibrant lemon freshness, sophisticated orange-centred fruit

2010 Greywacke Chardonnay (£26, Lockett Bros)

sherbet and apple giving way to a soft yet rich, spicy vanilla finish

2012 Marisco Kings Thorn Pinot Gris (£9.99, Majestic)

fresh, mineral-charged grapefruit acidity; perfumed peach flavours

2005 Champagne Thienot (£41.90, L’Art du Vin)

delightful flowery, apple and lemon-centred freshness

Canard Duchene Authentic Green Brut Champagne (£32, Oddbins)

rounded biscuit touches and excellent mousse

2011 Waipara Hills Pinot Noir Central Otago (£12.99, Co-op)

spicy and slightly smoky; tantalising depth

2011 Brouilly Henry Fessy (£11.99, Waitrose)

soft and floral raspberry touches; fresh hints of cherry

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Henri de Lorgere Macon-Villages 2012 Burgundy, France (Aldi, £4.99)

buttery Macon rounded with ripe lemon; astonishingly well priced.

Cremant de Jura Chardonnay 2010 Philippe Michel, France (Aldi, £6.99)

there’s wholemeal biscuits, peaches and toast in there

Exquisite Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Clare Valley (Aldi, £6.99)

smooth, mellow; oozing blackcurrant, with a hint of mint on top

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Aldi Vueuve Monsigny Champagne. £12.99

Real deal Champagne. Exceptional

Sainsbury’s Champagne Blamc de Noirs. £21.99

Full of huge flavours and rich, biscuity complexity

Marks & Spencer Herbert Beaufort Grand Cru Champagne. £32

Consistently brilliant bubbly with creamy complex power

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004. £40 Majestic

Dazzling fizz with finesse, layers and a canny buy

* this is what was printed but at the price must be the brut, not Comtes – Tom
Tesco Finest Touriga Nacional 2011. £5.99

Charged with fragrant fruit; dark juicy flavours

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