16 May 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Bodegas Garzón Colinas Albariño, Uruguay 2016 (£8, Sainsbury’s)
brisk, peachy charm that I’d choose over almost any Argentine torrontés
Undurraga Cauquenes Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne, Chile 2016 (£7.50, Wine Society)
plump stone-fruit-juicy; one of the best value dry whites around
Miguel Torres Chile Reserva de Pueblo País, Chile 2014 (£9.95, Slurp)
cherry-berry Beaujolais-alike is a fine sappy, summer red

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Asda Extra Special Dão (£5.78; 13% abv)
a well-priced Dão
Anda Tempranillo/Syrah 2015 (£7.99 Waitrose; 14% abv)
vibrant, juicy, from Andalucía.
Aldi 80 Acres (14% abv, £6.99)
Fratelli’s Sette 2012 (£18.50 Wine Poole; 13.5% abv)
classy supertuscan-style sangiovese/cabernet blend

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

GRILLO & SAUVIGNON BLANC NV Castelllore (13%; £4.99 Aldi)
Light & spritzy, vibrant lemon flavours, touch of creaminess
GRILLO 2016 Cantina Paolini (12%; £6.50 The Wine Society)
Light dry zippy and fresh, more delicate than others in the tasting
ALLUMEA GRILLO 2015 (13%; £6.99/£7.99 Majestic Wine)
Herb and tangerine aromas with a rich textured palate
GRILLO VINO BIOLOGICO 2016 (13%; £8 Marks & Spencer)
Hints of honey with pear and Sicilian orange notes
SURSUR GRILLO 2015 Donnafugata (12.5%; £13.95 Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh)
Peach, herbs and honey aromas with a delicious lemon-lime flavour
GRAPPOLO DEL GRILLO 2013 Marco de Bartoli (12%; £23.25 Berry Bros)
intense and characterful with real textural feel and fruit concentration

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Urban Foxes Bacchus 2015. £13.50 marksandspencer
fresh elderflower aromas and contrasting flavours of exotic fruits
Seifried Aotea Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2016. £11.99 robertsandspeight
zesty, limey, refreshing, with masses of tropical and citrus fruits
Salneval Rías Baixas Barrica, 2015. £7.99 Lidl
dry, slightly saline, citric flavours are tempered here by a touch of vanilla

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Cave de Lugny BdB, Crémant de Bourgogne, France. Telegraph Wine £10.49 until 6 June
blissful bubbly that has the crunch of apples and the tang of lemons
Berry Bros Crémant de Limoux by Antech, France bbr.com, £12.25
dry but soft, not sour, with refreshing apple and pears
Château de l’Aulée Crémant de Loire ‘Jeanne d’Arc’, France Oddbins, £13.50
Dry and whistle-clean, but rounded out with subtle notes of buttered toast