14-07-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 The Exquisite Collection Rias Baixas Albarino. £5.99, Aldi

peachy nose with a hint of pepperiness; tongue-tingling zestiness

2013 6285 Margaret River Chardonnay. £12.99, M&S

Aromatic note of nutty, lees-stirred complexity and peachy fruitiness

2010 Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva. £14 on offer Sainsbury

smooth succulence to the intense, cherry fruit; refreshing backbone


The Guardian – Fiona Beckett


Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007 (12% abv, £19.99 Majestic)

rich, toasty

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pouilly Fumé (£12; 12.5% abv)


Naegele Riesling Trocken 2013 (£10.99 Laithwaite’s; 12.5% abv)

mouthwateringly delicious; from the Pfalz

Cavas de Weinert 2004 (£9.75 Fraziers, £12.95 Wine Society)

lovely, mellow; well-priced Argentinian blend

the Observer – David Williams

Clos Floridene Graves Blanc, Bordeaux 2012 (£17.99, The Co-operative)

rich, weighty, slightly honeyed style, with an electric charge

Mayne de Beauregard Bergerac Blanc (£7.99, Marks & Spencer)

lighter and zestier

McWilliams Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon, Australia 2006 (£8.99, Tesco)

the adolescent Mount Pleasant is a brilliant-value introduction

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Blind Spot Rutherglen Muscat. £7.25, 37.5cl, The Wine Society

Luscious sweet wine crammed with orangey richness

Julien Sunier Morgon 2012. £43.95, 150cl, Roberson

Elegant bright red that’s perfect for chilling lightly

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano. £19, 150cl

Fun fizz for festivities and cheaper than buying two bottles

M de Minuty Provence Rosé 2013. £25, 150cl, Majestic

Light, delicate and gently scented with softness and freshness

Tesco Finest Swartland Chenin Blanc 2013. £6.99

The ultimate all-rounder for summer; packed with bright fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Tariquet Rosé de Pressée Gascogne 2013 (£9.99, oldbutcherswinecellar)

the most lovely, fruity, simple, easy, honest drink

Chateau Vieux Manoir 2011 Bordeaux France (13%, Co-op, £6.49 until July 15)

quite leafy, very lively and has a proper claret smell

Vaucluse grenache-syrah NV France (13%, Morrisons, £4.29)

lovely and juicy, tinged with dried-herb and warm-air characteristic

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

SOL LUCET KOSHU 2013 (£12.99, Marks & Spencer)

light floral nose, hint of citric fruits, very crisp, lively acidity

HISHIJAMI PRIVATE RESERVE KOSHU 2012 (£16.96, thedrinkshop.com)

Subtle appley aromas; citric fruits, finishes very short; too expensive

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Valdo Oro Puro Prosecco Valdobbiadene NV (Waitrose £8.99 until 15 July)

Lemon-meringue pie turned into fizz, very slightly off-dry

Ruggeri Quartese Valdobbiadene Brut NV Prosecco (Grt Wstrn Wine £11.96 until 31 July)

fresh, vibrant, lemony froth, with masses of tiny bubbles

Jeio Bisol Valdobbiadene Prosecco NV (Dunell’s £10.95; thedrinkshop.com £11.46)

think citrus (oranges and limes). Lightly scented with honeysuckle too