13th June 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant 2015 (£18.50, dbmwines; lescaves)
delicate sparkling rosé would make a fine toast to a life well lived
Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge, IGP Pays d’Hérault, France 2014 (£26, bbr.com)
elegant, light in alcohol, mixing cassis with aniseed and garrigue herb
Taste the Difference Languedoc Rouge, France 2015 (£7, Sainsbury’s)
Jean-Claude Mas (is) the man behind the warm-hearted TTD red

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

La Fleur d’Amelie Rosé 2015 (£10 M&S; 12.5% abv)
pretty, merlot-dominated Bordeaux rosé
Lidl Le Rosé de Madame S 2015 (£5.49 12.5% abv)
gloriously thirst-quenching rosé
Cantine Valle Isarco Müller Thurgau 2015 (£6.99 Lidl; 12.5% abv)
fromm Alto Adige; ideal if you like aromatic whites
Le Heron Côtes de Gascogne 2015 (£5.99 Lidl; 11.5% abv)
delicious, elderflower-scented

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

OUR FATHER’S SHIRAZ 2014 (£25 www.ourfatherswines.co.uk)
Very overt wild berry and violet aromas, lush soft palate
in its prime right now with soft spicy richness; mellow length
LA RIOJA ALTA VINA ARDANZA RESERVA 2007 (£19.75/£23.25 Majestic Wine)
delicious coconut and vanilla aromas, rich velvet smooth palate
ST JOSEPH ROUGE 2005 Domaine de la Cote Ste Epine £17.99 Raeburn Wines)
brilliant value for those who like their reds spicy and mellow.
Violet, chocolate notes, lush damson fruits with a soft velvety texture
CHATEAU LANESSAN 1998 (£17.99 offer price laithwaites.co.uk)
Mature & mellow, still holding up well after 18 years.
CHATEAU LARCIS DUCASSE 2004 (£46 Raeburn Wines, Edinburgh)
Classic mature St Emilion with a minerally linear style; silky soft texture
DINGAC 2011 Mateo Vicelic (£25 Berry Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com)
Fascinating spicy cherry fruited red with similar raisiny sweetness to Zinfandel
AMARONE CLASSICO DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2011 (£58 Drinkmonger; Villeneuve; Fine Wine Co; Luvians)
Dark chocolate notes, lush intense mouthfeel and bitter sweet soya notes
PENFOLDS FATHER GRAND TAWNY (£19.99 www.laithwaites.co.uk)
Very refined elegant Australian fortified wine – a mature nutty tawny
CHAMPAGNE CHARLES HEIDSIECK RESERVE BRUT NV (£43 Drinkmonger; Lockett Bros; Luvians; Aitken Wines; Valhalla’s Goat; The Wine Society)
rich biscuity aroma, creamy honeyed palate

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Ermita del Conde Albillo, Castilla y León 2013 (13%, Wine Society, £10.95)
lively lemony flavours; roasted hazelnuts and toasted almonds tang
Dry Furmint 2013 Hungary (13%, M&S, £10)
calm and subtle with gentle hints of ripe pear, sushi ginger
Zalze Chenin Blanc 2013 South Africa (13.5%, Asda Wine Shop, £7.95)
combines zing with those warmer flavours, like a peach daiquiri

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence 2015 (Aldi, £5.99)
lovely red cherry fruit and a light creaminess
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Contesa 2015 Italy (The Wine Society, £7.25)
Purple-pink rosato that tastes of raspberry sorbet, ripe and moreish
Taste the Difference Bordeaux Rosé 2015 (Sainsbury’s, £8)
Pale and delicate, a crisp wine made from merlot grapes
Las Falleras Rosado 2015, Utiel-Requena (Marks & Spencer, £5)
not subtle, but delivering loads of juicy red berries
Domaine la Chautarde Rosé 2015, Provence (Majestic, £8.99)
hints of rosehip and cranberry. Pour with salted almonds
Tanners Rosé 2015, Cotes de Gascogne (Tanners, £7.50)
Fairly light at 12% with the flavour of freshly picked strawberries
Waitrose Portuguese Rosé 2015 Tejo (£5.99)
rich with redcurrants, with a whiff of Parma violets too

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Le Versant Grenache Rose Pays d’Oc 2015. £9.00, The Secret Cellar
red fruit flavoured, fullsome rosé
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhône Rose 2014. £10.50, farehamwinecellar; £11.95, winedirect
Grenache is given added spiciness and complexity with Cinsault and Syrah
Le Grand Cros Domaine Rose 2015. £10.95, bbr.com
gorgeous orange-pink, fragrant with citrus aromas and delicious