11-02-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 11/02/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Cremant de Limoux, Domaine J Laurens (France). £13.95 Roberson

Zillions of elfish bubbles, precision, zing, gorgeous intensity

Tesco Cava Brut (Spain). £4.99 Tesco

Light, lemony, fun fizz that’s simple, radiant

Champagne Veuve Monsigny, Philizot & Fils (France). £9.99 Aldi

Zesty bubbly that’s bright and crisp with a fabulous freshness

Sainsbury’s NV Rose Champagne (France). £19.99 Sainsbury’s

Pale and delicate with a zesty character that cleanses the palate

Tesco Finest Vina Mara Rioja Reserva 2007 (Spain). £9.99 Tesco

Excellent earthy richness, boldly warming with intensity spice and joy

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Waitrose Mellow and Fruity Spanish Red 2011 (13.5%, £4.99)

Breezy and plush, made entirely from the high-quality garnacha

Brancott Estate Pinot Noir South Island 2011 NZ (13.5% Majestic, £7.99)

boppy, bright, berry-scented, robust, bolstered with a little oak

Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Australia (13% swig, £29.95)

Luminous, with a hint of flint and cashew nuts, and ringingly clear lines

the Independent

Ruinart Rosé Champagne. £49.95, Jeroboams.co.uk

fruity aromas; smooth, refreshing finish make this is one to savour

Badoz Cremant de Jura. £14.85, thesampler.co.uk

light, elegant and citrussy

Krug Rosé Champagne. £270, selfridges.com

this rich, extraordinary wine is hard to find

Tsarine Rosé Champagne. £31.95, champagnedirect.co.uk

design inspired by Russian imperialist architecture

Moët Rosé Champagne. £32.99, waitrosedirect.com

intense fruit flavours, a rich, dreamy colour

Nyetimber Sparkling Rosé English wine. £45, bbr.com

some of the best sparkling wines around. This is delicious

Jenkyn Place Sparkling Rosé English wine. £24.95, bbr.com

crisp, tasty fizz; beautiful coral colour

Beringer Sparkling Wine. £8.98, morrisonscellar.com

its price means Valentine’s Day needn’t break the bank

the Observer – David Williams

Mas Coutelou Classe, Languedoc-Roussillon 2011 (£14.95, Roberson)

Bright, effortless, fluent and full of life

Freixenet Elyssia Cava Pinot Noir Brut Rosé NV (£14.99, Ocado; Tesco; Waitrose)

refined, delicately strawberry-scented; made in the same way as Champagne

Bricco Rosso Suagnà Langhe Rosso, Italy 2008 (6.25, The Wine Society)

hazy soft edge to the tannins and the damson and cherry fruit

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Hahn Estate Pinot Noir 2010 (£12.99, Corks Out, Ocado; 14.5% abv)

unusually well-priced pinot from Monterey in California

Dolcetto d’Alba Bric del Salto Sottimano 2011 (£13.25, Lea & Sand; 13% abv)

appealingly brambly

Domaine Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 2011 (£11.99 at Majestic; 14% abv)

exotically scented

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Golden Valley Grasevina Kutjevo, Croatia, 13%. £8.99, M&S

green apple flavours, clean and fresh acidity

2009 Beaujolais Villages Georges Duboeuf. 13%. £5.99 on offer, Waitrose

racy acidity, black cherry and raspberry fruit

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 Finest St Mont £6.99, Tesco

aromatic, juicy; balanced by citrus and flavours of dried herbs

2011 Jurançon ‘Cuvée Tradition’ Domaine Bellegarde £12.25, Yapp

Delicate floral aromas lead you to a refined, refreshing palate

2008 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Brumaire Ch Bouscassé £20.56, Excel Wines

This nectar oozes tropical fruit, honey and toffee apples

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