16-09-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 16/09/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Quinta da Romaneira Douro White 2011 (£15, Wine Reserve, Fine Wine Co, Corks Out, Halifax)

gentle hints of peaches, blossom and pears

Crasto Douro Red 2011 Portugal (14.5%, Majestic, £8.99 when you buy two)

Rich, soft and spicy; but bright and tannic enough to satisfy the old guard

Grao Vasco 2009 Dao Portugal (13%, Waitrose, £7.99)

good hold and tannin, but an open quality too

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2010 Feiler-Artinger Blaufränkisch, Burgenland. £8.24, (was £10.99) Waitrose

Bright and peppery as a Northern Rhône syrah; spicy little number

2012 Palataia Pinot Noir, Pfalz. £8.99, M&S

Burgundian style; red berry fragrance mingles with cherry and strawberry

2004 Château d’Angludets. £29.99, Tesco

aromatic cedar-spicy maturity with beautiful cassis and blackberryish flavour

the Observer – David Williams

Innocent Bystander Sparkling Pink Moscato 2012 (£6.95, independents)

feathery light in texture; gently sparkling, subtly sweet rosé

Bergrettung Riesling Trocken, Mosel 2012 (£16, Oddbins)

tingling interplay of livewire acidity and stone fruit

Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir 2011 (£18.95, Lea & Sandeman)

Graceful, floral and pretty, but with earthy, subtly mineral depths

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Cune Barrel-Fermented Rioja Blanco 2012 (£9.99 Waitrose; 13.5% abv)

a steal at the price, and has plenty of ageing potential

Domaine Adhemar et Francis Boudin Chablis 2011 (£15.25 Lea & Sandeman; 12.5% abv)


Blandy’s 10-Year-Old Bual (£17.99 morrisonscellar; £18.22 Cambridge Wine)

deliciously nutty – should last a fair few years

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Torreon de Paredes Reserva Chardonnay Rengo Chile. £10.49, Forth Wines

polished, smooth and soft chardonnay; ripe orange and banana flavours

2009 Dao DOC Portugal. £4.50 (down from £5.75 in September), Asda

tasty, rich, plum-centred fruit; vanilla and nutmeg finish

the Telegraph – Susy Atkin

Giardini Veneto 2012, Veneto (Marks & Spencer, £6.99)

Light, lemony, with an appley bite

Chianti 2012 Villa Cerna, Tuscany (£9.99)

easy-going, juicy red, all tangy cherries and strawberries

Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Le Marche (£11.99)

A lively, perfumed red with a whiff of Parma violets

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tarabilla Vino Tinto 2012, Spain. £6.60

It’s as easy and mellow as dozing on a lilo

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Albarino 2012. £7.99

Scented as a dazzling necatrine crossed with a mirrorball

M&S Rioja Campo Aldea Graciano 2008. £12.99

Herby, earthy and spicy nifts with a palate that feels alive

Guimaro Mencia Ribeira Sacra 2011. £10.95 The Wine Society

Heady vino with more fruit than Carry on Up the Wine Aisle

Los Boldos Merlot 2012, Chile. £9.99 Majestic

Soft and approachable with a gentle ripple of spice

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