15-07-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 14/07/2013

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the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine, Domaine de Tourmaline £6.99 Majestic

this adds texture and interest to its refreshing charms

2010 Muscadet de S-et-M ‘Wild Yeast’, Grands Presbyteres £7.95, Underwood

contender for the best-value white I have so far tried in 2013

2009 Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu ‘Signature’ Domaine du Haut Bourg £15.50, Sommelier’s Choice

extraordinary stuff. Spice, cream, honey and citrus fruit

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 La Vieille Ferme, Cotes du Ventoux. £5.99-6.99, Wait, Asda, Maj

masses of juicy, pepper-infused black-cherry fruit

2011 Undurraga T.H. Lo Abarca Riesling. £9.59 Majestic

delightfully perfumed dry riesling with undertones of lime

2011 Earth’s End Pinot Noir. £15.99, Marks & Spencer

cherry-sweet fragrance of red fruits and vanilla oak

the Observer – David Williams

Zalze Shiraz Grenache Viognier, South Africa 2011 (£7.99, Co-op)

perfumed quality to the sweet black fruit

M Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone, France 2011 (£7.99 Majestic)

peppery flavour; savoury and meaty

Tesco Finest Cotes de Gascogne, France 2012 (£7.99, Tesco)

pungent tang of grapefruit and lemon, and a light (12% alcohol)

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Aldi Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry (£7.29 and 11% abv)

attractively peary

Waitrose Prosecco (11% abv on offer £6.99)

less character, but would be fine for cocktails

Wholefoods Pizzolato Organic Prosecco (10.5% abv, £8.99)

attractive, fresh-tasting

Marks & Spencer Heretat El Padruell Cava Brut (11.5% abv, £7.99)

rich, slightly honeyed; a really good buy

Waitrose Cava Brut (£7.49; 11.5% abv)

perfectly serviceable, though maybe wait for an offer

Co-op Fairtrade Sparkling Rose

fruity but not oversweet, made from syrah and cinsault

M&S Moscato Rose Fizz (7.5% abv £8.99)

decadently sweet, elderflower-scented

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Finest Domaine de Sours Rose (£6.39 on offer, Tesco)

vibrant, herbal raspberry fruit (and crisp, acidic edge)

2011 Ricasoli Albia Rose (£11.99, yorkshirevintners.co.uk)

bit more depth and a touch or two of sweeter spices

2012 Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose Reserva (£8.40, tanners)

slightly acidic prickle; vibrant raspberry and blackcurrant flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Exquisite Collection Albarino 2012 Spain (12.5%, Aldi, £5.99)

Gently peachy, and thirst-quenching

Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rose 2012 (13%, Aldi, £5.99)

Wild strawberries and hay. Hello, sunshine

Zarcillo Gewurztraminer 2012 Chile (13.5%, £6.25, Wine Society)

rose petals and slices of lychee frozen in a transparent cube of ice

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Sainsbury’s Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2012. £6.99

Like a lemon the size of a fist with a dusting of salt

Marks and Spencer Grecanico 2012. £6.99

Smashing freshenss with a light fragrance

Casa de Senra Loureiro Vinho Verde 2012. £10.95, Lea & Sandeman

Snappy and sharp with a delicate spritz and aromatic finesse

Zarate Belado Albarino 2011. £25, Planet of the Grapes

The best Albarino I’ve ever tasted. Delicious and generous

CVNE Rioja Reserva 2008. £9.99 on offer, Majestic

Admirably rich, deep Rioja with mellow spice

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