10th October 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Tesco Côtes du Rhône Villages, France 2015 (£5)
easygoing Rhône red does a good spicy job
Tesco Finest St-Mount, France 2015 (£6)
outstandingly tangy, exotic-fruited bargain
Tim Adams Semillon, Clare Valley, Australia 2012 (£9, Tesco)
subtly toasty, herby Semillon

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Hogan Wines Chenin Blanc 2015 (£26.99 Handford, St Andrews Wine Co)
totally bowled me over
De Morgenzon 2015 Reserve Chenin Blanc (£18.95 Lea & Sandeman; 13% abv)
also drop-dead gorgeous
Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2015 (£10.95 from hawksheadwines)
delivers much of that voluptuousness at a comparatively modest price
Boekenhoutskloof’s The Wolftrap (£7.50 Four Walls Wine, £8.99 Wine Rack)
brilliant value
The Mother Rock White 2015 (£13.50 the Wine Society; 13% abv)
from Swartland; a mouthwatering white

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

POUILLY-FUISSE VIEILLES VIGNES 2014 Domaine Guerrin (£18 Oddbins)
Beautifully elegant white burgundy with gentle oaking
POUILLY-FUISSE 2015 Christophe Cordier (£16.99 Majestic)
Creamy succulent Chardonnay, just a touch of new oak
POUILLY-FUISSE 2013 Marc Dudet (£15.99 Waitrose)
zippy, refreshing, light oak, light creaminess, rounded
POUILLY-FUISSE EXHIBITION 2013/14 Frederic-Marc Burrier (£18 Wine Society)
Beautifully elegant, very ripe and very long
POUILLY-FUISSE EN VERGISSON 2013 Deux Montille (£24.99 Virgin)
Well-made rich and concentrated; a little over-oaked
POUILLY-FUISSE 2014 Chateau de Chaintre (£22.99 Aitken; Fine Wine Co)
A very elegant style with rich citrus fruits, minerally
POUILLY-FUISSE LES COURTELONGS 2013 Domaine Saumaize-Michelin (£22 Raeburn)
Smoky oak nose, citric flavours and creamy leesy palate
POUILLY-FUISSE VIEILLES VIGNES 2014 Oliver Merlin (£27.95 Berry Bros)
Beautifully dense, rich, intense, well-integrated oak
POUILLY-FUISSE 2014 Domaine Ferret(£24.99 Vino; cheerswinemerchants)
Currently youthful and taut, but with good minerality

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Muscat de St Jean de Minervois. £5
Intensely fruity, with flowers and orange zest
De Bortoli Show Liqueur Muscat NV £14 Tesco Off-the-chart
Sweet, with muscovado sugar, coffee and roasted nuts
Fonseca Terra Prima Organic Reserve Port NV £17.99 Waitrose
Intense and plum-laden, with Fonseca’s traditional backbone

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Taste the Difference Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc 2015. £6 until 11 Oct
Tangy and zesty with lime and gooseberry; bright, sunny sauv blanc
Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner 2014, Austria. £7.99 Waitrose 12 Oct to 8 Nov
green apple, citrus and a twist of white pepper on the finish
Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2014, Limari. Waitrose £9 until 17 Oct
Ripe yellow plums, laced with vanill; well-balanced white

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Paul Mas Mas des Tannes No Sulphur Added 2015, Vintage Roots, £10.95
A warm blend of carignan, grenache and mourvèdre; a goody for winter
Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2015, Vintage Roots, £10.95
herbaceous, streamlined and lithe. It’s biodynamic, too
Emiliana Organico Salvaje syrah/roussanne 2014, Vintage Roots, £12.99
like a plume of red and black wine gums, all throaty and rich