17-06-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 17/06/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2012 Clare Valley (12.5%, Majestic, £9.99)

piercing as a whistle; scent of lilac and the pungency of lime rind

Best’s Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2009, Australia (14.5%, All About Wine £194.70/6)

earthy flavours of souk, spice rack and medicine cupboard

Diana Madeline Cullen 2010 Margaret River, Australia (13%, Edgmond Wines £58.99)

Oh, the perfume on this. It’s beautiful, and there’s an arresting intensity

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Piccini Sasso Al Poggio, Tuscany. £8.99 on offer Morrisons

aromatic, dark-cherryish Tuscan sangiovese in the ‘Intense’ category

2011 Paulett’s Polish Hill Riesling. £13.74, buy 2 = £10.99, Majestic

lime-zesty fragrance; stylish riesling; tropical citrus zest

2011 Tournon Mathilda Shiraz, Victoria, Australia. £14.99, Marks & Spencer

scented cinnamon aroma; resembles spice and pepper Crozes-Hermitage

the Observer – David Williams

Finest Falanghina, Puglia, Italy 2012 (£6.99, Tesco)

orange-zesty, box-fresh white

The Society’s Saar Riesling, Germany 2011 (£8.95, thewinesociety.com)

Low in alcohol (11%) but high in flavour; soft as a ripe peach

Domane Wachau Terraces Gruner Veltliner, Austria 2012 (£9.99, Waitrose)

lively dry white has a dash of celery salt and white pepper

Domaine de Majas Blanc, France 2011 (from £11.72, winebear; noblegreen)

minerals, herbs, citrus and stone fruits; taut, complex and cool

Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2011 (from £15.95, Berry Bros; Handford; swig)

Deep and pure with the variety’s classic verdant-meets-tropical sharpness

Valdesil, Pezas de Portela Godello, Spain 2010 (£25, Lay & Wheeler)

gorgeous ripe, slightly honeyed peach, pear and lemon

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Sainsbury’s Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2012 (£5.99, 13.5% abv)

fresh-tasting merlot from the Languedoc

Mas de la Tour Merlot Domaine Bonfils (£6.99, Lea & Sandeman; 12.5% abv)

proves supermarkets don’t have a monopoly on bargains

Marks & Spencer Dolcetto d’Asti (£6.99; 13% abv)

a good example; vivid, cherry-flavoured

Pizarras de Otero 2011 (£6.99 Majestic; 14% abv)

lively, juicy; would make great barbecue drinking

Anakena Single Vineyard Tama Pinot Noir 2011 (13.5% abv, £6.99 Majestic)


Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon (£5.25 per half, The Wine Society; 13.5% abv)

headily fragrant

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2011 Picpoul de Pinet Domaine de Morin, 12.5%. £6.83, Linlithgow Wines

Herbal, minty aromas give way to textured greengage and jaffa orange

2009 Taste the Difference Aglianico del Vulture, 14%. £9.99, Sainsbury’s

surprisingly soft, nicely balanced red with bramble and blackcurrant

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Finest Vermentino 2012 Sicily, Italy (Tesco, £7.99)

Subtle lemon, lime and melon mingle here, with a dry, slightly grassy finish

Zibibbo 2012 Sicily, Italy (Marks & Spencer, £7.99)

tangy like lemon squash, refreshing and green-grapey

Triade Fiano/Falanghina/Greco 2012 Campania, Italy (Waitrose, £8.99)

ripe pear and citrus notes. Juicy but well balanced

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Grenache Rosé 2012. £7.99

Brilliantly fruity all-rounder packed with peach and soft red fruit

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Fronton Rosé 2012. £7.99

Rich and spicy with cherry and strawberry flavours

Mirabeau Rosé Cotes de Provence 2012. Waitrose £8.99

Intensely fruity and enthrallingly bright

Marks & Spencer English Rosé 2011. £11.99

Pale as an onion skin yet charged with aromatic zest

Tesco Finest Cotes Catalanes Carignan 2012. £6.99

Genius red. Wondrous perfume and full-fruit flavour

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