14-04-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Gottelmann Dautenpflanzer Riesling Halbmond 2007. £11.95, fromvineyardsdirect

Stunning, complex, bone-dry German Riesling; Smoky, fruity

M&S Zibibbo 2012. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

Sherbety flavours of lemons and limes; underlying touch of spiciness

Monte Velho Branco 2012. £6.75, thewinesociety; £7.99 cambridgewine

appealing everyday white; tangy, invigorating wine.

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

2011 Broc Vine Starr Sonoma County Zinfandel (12.7%, £25.95, Roberson)

heady aroma of rose petals would win you round

Ottoventi Punto 8 2013 (£7.75, Wine Society; 13% abv)

delicious, crisp Sicilian white that would be perfect with fish

Hilltop Corvinus 2012 (£6.50, Wine Society; 13% abv)

vividly fruity, springlike red made mainly from the kekfrankos grape

Domaine des Marrans Chiroubles 2011 (£13.62, Christopher Piper; 12.5% abv)

a little rustic, but the fruit blossomed beautifully the next day

the Observer – David Williams

Intellego Elementis, Swartland, South Africa 2011 (£26.99, Selfridges)

chewy, intense, apple-tangy wine.

Gravner Breg Bianco, Italy 2005 (£66.20, Hedonism Wines)

caressing tannins and honeyed fruit, herbs and spice.

Dario Princic Vino Bianco Trebez, Friuli, Italy 2007 (£19.68, slurp.co.uk)

wild and edgy, brimming with salty minerals, spice

Pheasant’s Tears, Rkatsiteli, Georgia 2011 (£16.99, winebear.com; Caves Pyrene)

sherry-coloured dry wine full of almonds and dried orchard fruit.

De Martino Viejas Tinajas Muscat, Chile 2012 (£13.99, buonvino.co.uk; Caves Pyrene)

grapey charm of muscat with a dry, savoury feel.

Paolo Vodopivec Vitovska, Carso, Friuli, Italy 2007 (£42.49, winebear; Caves Pyrene)

uncompromising and complex: chewy, gutsy, but lithe and energetic

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

The Society’s Corbiers 2012. £7.50 Wine Society

Silky finesse, fragrance and a core of dliciously firm cherry

Calvet Minervois 2011. £6.49, Tesco

Hearty as a handshake from Big Daddy

Domaine de Fontesque Corbieres 2011. £9.99 M&S

An ocean of black fruit. Fulsome, weighty, smoky

Hecht & Bannier Saint Chinian 2010. £15.50 theknottedvine.com

Intense, herby, and with fistfuls of fruit

Aldi Alsace pinot Blanc. £6.79

Beautiful peachy and pear scent with a floral fragrance

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Castelao Syrah, Tesouro da Bodega, Portugal £7.49, Tesco

full of juicy, brambly fruit; burly, rustic nature

2012 Pinot Noir Signature Series, Robert Oatley, Australia £13.25, Oddbins

all restraint and elegance with the fruit red rather than dark

2007 St Chinian Cuvee Bardou, Laurent Miquel, France £15.49, buygreatwine

ripe and powerful wine with flavours of spice, earth and plum

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Winemakers’ Selection Petit Verdot; South Australia. (£5 Sainsbury’s)

cherry notes on the nose; cherries mixed with raspberry and vanilla

2013 Duo Des Mers Sauvignon Viognier; SW France. (£6.25 Wine Society)

viognier’s fresh pineapple with the sauvignon’s gooseberry background

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Muriel Reserva 2008 Rioja, Spain (Majestic, £7.99 until 28 April)

Soft, ripe and juicy with strawberries and a hint of vanilla oak

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva 2010, Italy (Sainsbury’s, £17.99)

ripe, wild strawberry and red plum notes and subtle traces of cigar box

Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2008 Australia (M&S, £7.99 for 37.5cl)

ripe peach and mango drizzled with honey; citrus peel twist