11-08-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Farnese, Casale Vecchio Pecorino Terre de Chieti 2013. £12.37 thefinewinecompany

upfront fruit flavours with some creamy undertow, and a long finish

Aemilia Shiraz Vranec Petit Verdot 2013. £8.99, Waitrose

a dark wine of real concentration and power, with a nice, spicy edge

CVNE Rioja Rosado 2012. £7.64 majestic.co.uk; £7.99, thedrinkshop.com

versatile Tempranillo grapes give more body than a lot of European rosés


the Telegraph – Susy Atkins


Premium Vecchia Modena, Lambrusco di Sorbara 2013 (Grt Western Wine, £13.95)

lively red cherry fruit, tangy and properly dry on the finish

Lambrusco Bianco dell’Emilia NV Italy (Waitrose, £2.99)

vivacious green grape and peach flavours. Simple but refreshing

Reggiano Rosso 2013 Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Marks & Spencer, £6)

mouth-watering notes of sour cherrydrops and strawberries. Chill lightly


the Observer – David Williams

Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel, Provence 2013 (from £14.95, roberson; jeroboams)

strawberry and watermelon and subtle acidity

Lavinyeta Llavors, Emporda, Spain 2012 (£12.99, Cambridge Wine Merchants)

lushly evocative with dark, brambly black fruit, a wisp of smoke

Anthemis Muscat of Samos, Greece 2005 (£9.99, waitrose.com)

tastes of Christmas dried figs, honey and candied orange peel

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith


Austin’s Summer Punch. £6.99 Aldi

Great value for customising your bubbly

Aperol. £15 widely available

Pour 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, 1 part soda

Vedrenne Supercasses Creme de Cassis. £7.50 Waitrose

A squeeze of blackcurrant joy to boost whites and bubbly

Warner Edwards Elderflower-infused Gin. £33 warneredwards.com

Rounded with a floral sweetness that loves to be mixed with tonic

Co-op Truly Irressistable Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013. £6.99

Top value for a zingy, punchy wine

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Torres Vina Esmeralda 2013, Spain (11%, on offer Wait £6.59; Maj £7.21; Tes £8.49)

a fair dollop of florals – but with a fresh, skittish edge

Mullineux Syrah 2012 Swartland, South Africa (13.5%, some Waitrose & online £14.24)

Superb, chiselled, classy stuff; Bargain

Robert Oatley Finisterre Chardonnay 2011 Margaret River (13.5%, Waitrose £14.24)

Glossy but also fresh, like lemon curd with cashew nuts


The Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 de Bortoli South East Australia Chardonnay. £7.49, Majestic

grapefruit aromas are supported by a melon juiciness and nut finish

2011 Taste the Difference Priorat. £11, Sainsbury’s

sweet blackberry-scented aromas and plummy freshness

2012 Pieropan Soave Clssco La Rocca. ~£25 Wine Reserve, Highbury, Lea & Sand

floral aromas; peach and apple; enlivened by a nutty dryness


the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Taste the Difference Gewurztraminer £8, Sainsbury’s

Bold, spicy and floral; deliciously intense without being overpowering

2013 Gentil Gyotaku, Domaine Mittnacht £13.70, Theatre of Wine

Pure and fresh with a peachy, saline undercurrent,; fabulous aperitif

2007 Riesling Jubilee, Hugel £23, Wine Society

revitalising, with flavours of flowers, lemon curd and minerals