10-11-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Aymura Elqui Syrah Reserva 2010. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Solid black-fruit flavour; balanced, satisfying

Evans & Tate Breathing Space 2013. £8.99 Majestic

all about restrained power, with lots of brambly fruit flavours

Sierra De Andia Navarra 2012. £5.50 (until 18 Nov) Sainsbury’s

robust Spanish red made from Graciano, Garnacha and Tempranillo

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

P15 Malbec 2013 Patagonia, Argentina (Majestic, £7.99 until 2 Feb)

wonderfully rounded and cherryish red, ripe but well-balanced

Taste the Difference Morador Fairtrade Malbec 2013 Argentina (Sains, £8)

very cherry, with a hint of chocolate and twist of sour cherrydrop

Nelson Malbec 2013 New Zealand (Marks & Spencer, £10)

a little lighter than most and with a fresh flavour of Victoria plums

the Observer – David Williams

Waitrose Mellow and Fruity Spanish Red 2013 (£4.99)

Sweetly brambly fruited red from Campo de Borja in Spain

Celler Pinol Portal Tinto, Terra Alta 2011 (£14.45, Berry Bros)

Succulent, savoury, earthy red from the highlands of Catalonia

Yalumba The Y Series Old Bush Vine Grenache, Australia 2013 (£11.99, Tesco)

sumptuous pepper-seasoned example from 30- to 70-year-old vines

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Taste the Difference Macon-Villages £7.95, Sainsbury’s

impressive value; textured with apples and a creamy depth

2012 Exhibition Saint-Aubin, Henri Prudhon £13.95, The Wine Society

the taste of lemons and a whisper of spicy oak

2012 Meursault Vieilles Vignes, Jean Monnier et Fils £29.99, Waitrose

Ripe pears and butter; tempered by bright acidity

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Waitrose Solera Jerezana Dry Amontillado (19% abv; £9.75)

long-established own brand; still a cracking buy

Wine Society Cava Reserva Brut (£8.50; 11.5% abv)

elegant, fresh-tasting; an absolute bargain

Quinta de Couselo ‘Rosal’ Rias Baixas 2013 (£14.99 Old Bridge)

Worth paying a little extra for; classy

Bodegas Vinaguarena Munia Toro Roble 6 Mesas 2011 (£9.95, Lea & Sandeman)

xuberant young tempranillo from the Toro region

Treintamil Maravedies Grenache/Syrah (~£14.50 PM Wine Cellars; Prohibition Wine)

gorgeous; from Bodega Maranones in Madrid

The Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Cotes du Rhone Villages. £8.50, Marks & Spencer

a twist of pepper and plenty of cherry notes, too

2013 Paul Cluver Chardonnay, Elgin. £13.99, Tesco (major stores)

subtle toasty oak and peach and pineapple; refreshingly dry

2012 Lowburn Ferry Pinot Noir, Central Otago. ~£30, winetrust100, Cambridge Wine

exudes a fresh berry fragrance with a savoury finish

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2009 Taste the Difference Vinedos Barrihuelo Rioja Crianza. £6 Sainsbury’s

smooth plum and cherry fruit which is given depth by earthy beetroot touches

2013 Camillet Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc France. £5.49 at Lidl

appealing rounded tangerine fruit with a fresh, lime-based citrus edge