15th June 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Caruso & Minini Perricone, Sicily, Italy 2013 (£8, Marks & Spencer)

brilliantly vivid, herby, dark cherry-scented Sicilian red

Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Chardonnay, Jura, France 2011 (£16, Marks & Spencer)

funky, slightly feral, ripe orchard fruit

Tbilvino Qvevris 2012 (£9, Marks & Spencer)

orange tinge, red wine-like tannin, orange citrus pith, and cherry-pit bite

Fresquito Vino Nuevo de Tinaja, Montilla-Moriles 2014 (£9, Marks & Spencer)

sherry-like, nutty-savoury

Litmus White Pinot, Surrey, England 2011 (£22, Marks & Spencer)

the spice and plump fruit of an Alsace; exhilarating English acidity

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Nord Est, Vermentino di Sardegna 2014 (£7.49 Majestic)
Villa Solais, Vermentino di Sardegna 2014 (£10.95 Great Western Wine)

a good introduction to the crisp, slightly saline Sardinian style

Argiolas, Vermentino di Sardegna 2013 (£13.70 Olivino, £15.24 Buy Fine Wine)

rich, delicately peachy; a terrific buy

Capichera, Vendemmia Tardiva Vermentino 2012 (£55.40 at Hedonism)

glorious oak-aged; powerful enough to partner roast meats

Chateau de Barbanau Cotes de Provence Rosé 2014 (£9.95 Wine Society)

pretty, fragrant; a well-priced alternative to Cassis

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown


limey, crisp, zingy, dry riesling

South Africa: FAIRTRADE SIX HATS CHENIN BLANC 2014(£8, Marks & Spencer)

easy going, light, appley notes and creamy palate


enticing, refreshing, zippy white; ideal summer white aperitif

South Africa: RUSTENBERG PETIT VERDOT ROSÉ 2014 (£8.99 on offer Waitrose)

medium dry, with a creamy texture and a firm finish

South Africa: L’AVENIR PINOTAGE ROSÉ 2014 (£6.50, Sainsbury’s)

surprisingly vibrant and crisp; cherry and damson fruits

Chile: TABALI ENCANTADO RESERVA SHIRAZ 2012 (£7.99, on offer Waitrose)

elegant, peppery shiraz; wild cherry and floral tones

Argentina: FINCA EL ORIGEN MALBEC 2013 (£9.99, Marks & Spencer)

very rich, ripe, succulent fruits, almost dried fruit flavour


structure, elegance and a longer finish

Australia: EXTRA SPECIAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2013 (£5.98, Asda)

rich, baked brambly shiraz with touches of vanilla on the finish

Australia: TESCO FINEST DESSERT SEMILLON 2009 (£6.79 prt half Tesco)

apricot, honey and peach notes and rich sweetness

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Mirabeau Pure Rosé, Cotes de Provence 2014 (13%, Waitrose)

shimmeringly pale, fragrant, grenache-syrah blend. Gleamingly good

Domaines Ott, Clos Mireille Provence Rosé 2014, France (14%, Jeroboams, Roberson)

the gentlest hint of sandalwood and spice

MiP* Made in Provence Classic Rosé 2014 (£11.95, Lea & Sandeman)

savour and herbaceous qualities of its more expensive counterparts

Chateau Ste Marguerite Symphonie Cru Classé 2014 (£19.95, Great Western Wine)

Delicate but also persistent. Brilliant

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Tinhof Blaufrankisch Leithaberg 2009. £16.60, savageselection

sumptuous red; medium-bodied but intense, gorgeous, fresh red fruits

Chateau de Flaugergues Blanc 2014. £9, Marks & Spencer

Flavours of lemons, white peaches and hints of green apple

Domaine les Terres de Beausoleil, Blanquette de Limoux. £6.99, Lidl

dry, refreshing and citric; just the ticket for a summer gathering

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

The Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir 2013 New Zealand (Aldi, £6.99)

Black cherry – fresh and smooth – is the hallmark of this great find

Domaine Mandeville Pinot Noir 2014 France (Marks & Spencer, £8)

elegant and subtle flavours of forest fruits and dried cherries

Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Noir 2013 South Africa (Tesco, £4.99 until 23 June)

Ripe, fruity and soft enough to enjoy on its own

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Molera Prosecco. £7.49 on offer Bargain Booze, Wine Rack

drier style and a crisply refreshing apple and pear mousse

2012 Cave de Saint-Desirat Saint-Joseph. £13.99, Waitrose

vivid, well-crafted, Rhone Syrah with a finesse

2012 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. £22.99-£27.60, Ocado, 31Dover, Drink Shop, Tanners

sensually perfumed Kiwi Pinot with mulberry and loganberry flavours