10th September 2018 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Aldi Orange Natural Wine, Romania 2017 (£5.99)
apricotty richness and textural chew
La Stoppa Ageno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 2012 (£29.20, Les Caves)
mind- and palate-bendingly beautiful
Fresquito Vino Nuevo de Tinaja, Montilla-Moriles, Spain 2017 (£9, M&S)
deliciously different, a bright, crisp, dry sherry-like style

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Ilegal Joven Mezcal, £37.15 for 50cl The Whisky Exchange
A young (joven) mezcal with a fresh, green herby taste
Quiquiriqui Joven Mezcal, £36.75 Amazon
Smoky with a touch of green chilli
Dangerous Don Mezcal, £51.25 Master of Malt
One for coffee aficionados, infused with Mexican NaomQuie beans
Papadiablo Especial Mezcal, £67.95 Hops & Barley
Delicate, sweet and gently smokey: the most elegant of the mezcals

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

EXQUISITE COLLECTION SOUTH WEST AUSTRALIA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017 (£5.99 Aldi)
Tropical fruit aromas, zippy zesty fruits, whistle-sharp acidity
SEMELI MANTINIA 2017 (£9.95 The Wine Society)
Apricot and blossom tinged white with herby undertones
TONS DE DUORUM BRANCO 2016 (£9.50 Tanners Wines)
Bright vibrant limey crisp dry white
THE CO-OPERATIVE IRRESISTIBLE GAVI 2017 (£7.99 Co-op)
Vibrant crisp dry aperitif, with fleshy fruit flavours
TRAMONTANE MACABEU 2016 (£8.99 Luvians)
Elegant unoaked aromatic with pungent, sweet sour flavours
BENDICO VERMENTINO 2017 (£7.99 Virgin Wines)
Derby dry white with floral aromas, salty notes; sweet fleshy fruits
GRUNER VELTLINER 2017 Pfaffl (£8.99 Lidl)
Juicy zesty peppery, creamy mouthfeel opulent affordable Gruner
EXQUISITE COLLECTION CLARE VALLEY RIESLING 2017 (£6.99 Aldi)
Bright zesty lime and mango flavours with refreshing acidity
THE LODGE HILL RIESLING 2017 Jim Barry (£9.99 Co-op)
Limey and citric, a hint of spice with beautifully integrated acidity
AZEVEDO VINHO VERDE LOUREIRO ALVARINHO 2017 (£8.99-£9.99 widely available)
Delicious limey aromas, vibrant citric fruits; refreshing touch of spritz
SAINSBURY’S TASTE THE DIFFERENCE GODELLO 2016 (£7 reduced from £9)
Apricot and citric fruits, nutty herby undertones; creamy leesy mouthfeel

the Independent – Stacey Smith

So Organic Prosecco (£10.00 Sainsbury’s)
very dry, vibrant, a perfect aperitif or party wine
South African So Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (£6.50 Sainsbury’s)
Full of robust, chunky fruit flavours laced with chocolate and tarry hints
Maree d’Ione Organic Fiano 2017 (£8.79 waitrose.com)
lovely, floral scented, pear and almond flavoured white
Gabriel Meffre Organic Cotes du Rhone 2016 (£9.99 waitrose.com)
rich, robust and velvety, a very typical grenache/syrah blend
Tempranillo Azan Bodegas Latue 2016 (£9.50 ocado.com)
juicy, succulent black fruit flavours
Meinklang Prosa Frizzante, (£12.99 vintageroots.co.uk)
simply gorgeous: very lightly sparkled, cherry-red, crisp, dry
Walnut Block Nutcracker Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (£13.99 vintageroots)
rich, weighty flavours of tropical fruits and green herbs
Alfredo Maestro Vina Almate 2017 (£13.69 haywines.co.uk)
packed with rich dark plum, black cherry and chocolate flavours
Bruna Pigato Maje 2016 (£24.00 redsquirrelwine.com)
Crisp, herbal, slightly saline and almost spicy
Matetic Corralillo Syrah Organic 2014 (£15.66 armitwines.co.uk)
smooth, elegant and spicy with typical blueberry and violet flavours
Masi Tupungato Corbec 2015 (£25.57 corkingwines.co.uk £25.99 farehamwinecellar.co.uk)
big and powerful, delivers concentration and depth