15th October 2018 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, 2017 (£15.99, Waitrose)
latest pristine vintage provides a blueprint for the style
Adnams Riesling 9%, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017 (£9.99, Adnams)
nimble, bright, cirtussy and good value
Quinta do Soalheiro Alvarinho Docil 9%, Vinho Verde, 2017 (£22, Solent Cellar)
delightful combination of peachiness, white flowers and teasing acidity

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Chazalettes Extra Dry Vermouth. £22.75 Whisky Exchange, £23.45 Amazon
Delicate, herbal dry vermouth you could easily substitute for white wine
Cocchi Americano. £21.83 Master of Malt, £21.95 Whisky Exchange
Not strictly a vermouth, but a delicious aperitivo, served over ice
Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino. £13.45 Master of Malt
Dark and damsony, with a hint of allspice, nutmeg and cloves
Carpano Antica Formula. £14 a half-bottle Ocado
Dark and figgy, with a hint of liquorice. Drink neat over ice

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Extra Brut Reserve NV Fred Loimer (£21 Oddbins)
Very stylish, yeasty notes with vivid pure citric flavours
Gruner Veltliner Neuland 2016 Herbert Zillinger (£9.99 on offer therealwineco)
Zippy peppery clean light version of this unusual grape
Gruner Veltliner Kamptler Terrassen 2015 W. Brundlmayer (£19.99 Raeburn; £21.75 BBR)
Clear spicy-fresh precise character, flinty with lime and pear fruit
Greiner 2007 Schrock & Kracher (£18 on offer alpinewines.co.uk)
Amazing aromas with marmalade notes, honeyed, rounded – but elegant
Classic Blaufrankisch 2016 Hans Igler (£10.50 The Wine Society)
Smooth rounded ripe fruits and fine tannin, easy to drink on its own
Dorglagen St Laurent 2014 Gerhard Pittnauer (£16 www.winetrust100.co.uk)
Sour cherry and blackberry flavours, light juicy tangy St Laurent
Pinot Noir Select 2016 Fritz Wieninger (£24 Fine Wine Co)
Juicy delicately spicy version with a lightness of touch and minerality
Pinot Noir Reserve Lte Edition 2015 Anton Bauer (£24 topselection.co.uk)
Deep cherry and raspberry fruits, slightly herby undertones, velvety tannins.
Steinberg Zweigelt 2015 Herbert Zillinger (£18 therealwineco.co.uk)
Pronounced cherry aroma, mellow palate and light spice
Red Pitt 2015 Gerhard Pittnauer (£13.95 thewinesociety.com)
Soft smooth elegant tannins, crunchy sweet red fruits
Welshriesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2003 Josef Lensch (£27.60 hf alpinewines.co.uk)
Superb rich honeyed toffee-flavoured dessert wine

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Tio Pepe Fino (£9-£10 widely available)
massively better value than a lot of ordinary white wines at the same price
2018 Tio Pepe En Rama (£14.95 thewinesociety.com; £16.99 majestic.co.uk)
still available, but move fast if you want this treasure
Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana, (£10.00 virginwine; £8.00 sainsburys)
complex, chewy to start, clean and dry on the finish
M&S Manzanilla Sherry (£8.00 marksandspencers.com)
produced by Williams and Humbert; light, lemony, nutty

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine Joel Remy Bourgogne Rouge 2016, France 
(Lea & Sandeman, £15.95)
bright as crimson glass beads, with a fullness of flavour and a crunchy clarity
Cune Barrel-fermented Rioja Blanco 2016, 
Spain (Waitrose, £8.24 until Oct 30)
The taste of cobnuts and green apples mingles with vanilla
Castrum by Crasto Douro Red 2016, 
Portugal (Co-op, £10)
A rich and satisfying autumnal red, made from a blend of port grapes