12-08-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 12/08/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Finest* Pouilly Fumé 2010 France (12.5%, Tesco, £10.99)

I’d drink this and not [tesco Finest Sancerre] it is very markedly better

Tapada de Villar Vinho Verde 2012, Portugal (10.5%, M&S, £6.99)

light, fresh and slightly peachy, still, but also elegantly refreshing

Domaine les Yeuses Les Epices Syrah 2010 (13.5%, Majestic, £7.99)

moody, in a good way, reminiscent of dark undergrowth in a forest

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Damia Seleccion Especial Brut Rosé. £8.99, Whole Foods

Champagne-method fizz; creamy summer pudding mousse of bubbles

2012 Taste the Difference Pouilly Fumé. £11.49, Sainsbury’s

fresh and smoky in aroma with tantalisingly gooseberry-fruit richness

2008 Rockford Moppa Springs Grenache Mataro Shiraz. £20, Cambridge Wine

powerful Rhone-style blend delivers berry-fruit opulence

the Observer – David Williams

A Mano Fiano-Greco, Italy 2012 (£7.75, nywines; valvonacrolla; slurp)

forcefully aromatic, white-peachy but crisp

Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2011 (£14.21, winebear; roberson)

meaty, earthy savouriness alongside the cascade of dark cherry freshness

Vermentino di Sardegna, Italy 2012 (£7.49, M&S)

this snappy Vermentino would make a herby, citrussy, subtly mineral choice

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Calusari Pinot Noir 2012 (13% abv; £5.99 on offer from dbmwines.co.uk)

delivers a satisfying hit of exotically dark, distinctively pinot

Maycas del Limari Pinot Noir Reserva Especial 2011 (14% abv; £11.95 Wine Society)

swoon-worthy; well worth the price

The Ned Pinot Noir Southern Valleys 2012 (£9.99 Majestic; 13.5% abv)

light, quaffable; should satisfy that pinot urge.

Soter’s Planet Oregon Pinot 2011 (13.5% abv; £19.80 RS Wines of Bristol)

that thrillingly pure fruit you look for from young burgundy

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Domaine de Pellehaut Blanc, France, 11%. £7.25 thesecretcellar.co.uk

textured pear opening develops into aromatic touches of peach

2011 Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages, Combe aux Jacques, 12.5%. £8.99 Tesco

beautifully juicy, clear cut, raspberry, black cherry and beetroot flavours

the Telegraph – HAmish Anderson

2012 Tarrango Brown Brothers, Victoria, Australia £7.99, Waitrose

Bright red cherry and plum fruit make it deliciously drinkable

2010 Beaujolais-Villages Henry Fessy, France £9.95, Oddbins

fresh black fruits and spices. A brilliant partner to cured ham

2011 Langhe Fresia Giacomo Borgogno, Italy £12.95, Eton Vintners

light-bodied yet with flavours of bitter dark cherry and damson

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

M&S Elqui PX 2011. £6.99

Breezy and zesty white; splendidly invigorating

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barrihuelo Rioja Crianza 2008. £8.99

This quality red is gently spicy with fruity oomph

Tesco Finest Pouilly Fumé 2010. £11.49

A bit of citrus glory fired from a happy cannon

Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett 2012. £15.99 Waitrose

Electrifying white that starts fruity but has a zesty finish

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2012. £7.99 Majestic

breezy, bright white packs oceans of refreshment into every glass

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