12 September 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Marsc Wine Co Barossa Frontignac, Australia 2016 (£10.99, Virgin)
graceful, floral, off-dry white
von Kesselstatt Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett, Germany 2014 (£10.99, Co-op)
a delightful example that tastes of lime and peach and flowers
Domaine Les Yeuses Epices Syrah, France 2015 (£8.99, Majestic)
liquorice, pepper and herby flavours; fragrant, spicy syrah

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Samuel Billaud Séchet 2015 (£25 Wine Society; 13% abv)
sumptuous premier cru chablis
Yalumba Organic Viognier 2016 (14.5% abv on promo £7.49 Waitrose)
a reliable Australian name to remember.
Bibo Runge Trocken Riesling 2015 (£16.75 Oddbins; 12.5% abv)
delicious, citrus and honey flavours, might strike some as sweet.

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

ASSYRTIKO 2016 Hatzidakis 13.5%; £12.99-£13.75 Wine Society; Waitrose
Bone dry, white flower scents, tangy citric fruit, full flavoured
AIDANI ORGANIC 2012 Hatzidakis 12%; £16 Caves de Pyrene; L’Art du Vin
Dense, pithy, mouthwatering minerality with a salty undertone
CUVEE No 15 ASSYRTIKO ORGANIC 2013 Hatzidakis 14%; £26 Harveynichols; lescaves; leaandsandeman
Full intense wonderful depth of fruit and salty undertones
ASSYRTIKO DE MYLOS VIEILLES VIGNES SANTORINI 2016 Hatzidakis 14.5%; £29 Wine Soc
Intense minerally style with rich guava and citrus fruits
VIN SANTO 2003 Hatzidakis 13%; £22 hf bt theatreofwine; bbr.com; Eclectic Wines
Astonishing wine with caramel, honey, raisined notes. Santorini’s nectar

the Independent – Terry Kirby

La Croix De Chaintres Saumur-Champigny 2014 (£12.79, Waitrose.com)
a medium bodied, juicy, lip smaking Cabernet Franc from the Loire
Paul Mas La Forge Marsanne, 2016 ( £10.99, Majestic.co.uk)
a little oak, mellow, rounded fruit flavours; fresh and lively
Oxford Landing Marty’s Block Chardonnay (£10.96, Amazon.co.uk)
not over oaked and well balanced.
Rioja Vega Limited Edition Crianza (£13.99, Houseoftownend.com)
splendid, sandalwood scented, richly smooth and satisfying
Serasin Rachel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 (£22.00, wine society)
lingering flavours of dense fruit, spices and herbs

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Valpolicella Ripasso 2015Italy (13.5%, M&S, £10.50)
spicy luxuriance. A cosy bear-hug for cooler evenings.
Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Goulaine VV, Bonnet-Huteau 2013 (Tanners £14.95)
stony, with a marine salinity and a lingering air of the outdoors
Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2016 Australia (14%, Telegraph Wine £7.49)
all ripe plums and smooth fruit with a savoury undertow.