18 July 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Jean Claude Mas French Estate Organic White, France 2016 (£6.99, Aldi)
stone fruit ripeness balanced with fresh floral notes
Gérard Bertrand Minervois, France 2015 (£7.49 until 12 Aug, Waitrose)
just brilliant value on the offer price, all rippling brambly fruit
Domaine Gayda Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc, France 2015 (from £9.95, slurp; cambridgewine; hhandc; harperwells)
syrah of real purity that matches pricier northern Rhône versions
Domaine La Toupie Petit Salto Blanc, Côtes du Roussillonvb2015 (£11.50, joiedevin)
mixes fleshy peach with appetising chalky textue and salty minerals
Domaine d’Auphillac Montpeyroux Rouge 2014 (from £20, josephbarnesw; lescaves; handford)
herby, darkly fruited, layered but pulsing with energy and salty liquorice
Domaine La Tour Vieille La Pinède, Collioure 2015 (£16.50, yapp)
a whiff of the sea and gorgeous ripe berry fruit such as this

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Wiper and True Milk Shake beer (5% abv, Beerhawk £2.99)
an irresistibly smooth, sweet stout
Moor Beer Stout (5% abv, £2.50 brewery’s online shop)
fascinatingly fruity, and almost winey in character
Lost and Grounded Keller Pils (4.8% abv, £2.40 Oddbins Clifton & Blackheath)
crisp, clean
Hop-Hand Fallacy Farmhouse Ale (4.4% abv, £2.60 Oddbins Clifton & Blackheath)
refreshingly citrussy, flavoured with orange and coriander

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Taste the Difference Fronton Negrette Rose 2016 (£7 Sainsbury’s)
violet and blackfruit aromas with a hint of cherries on the palate
Fronton, A L’Origine 2014 Chateau Bouissel (£8.50 Wine Society)
Grapes: 55% Negrette with 45% Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon
Enticing plummy aroma, crunchy blackcurrant fruit flavours
Fronton, Cuvee Don Quichotte 2012 Domaine Le Roc (£17.49 Berry Bros)
Lush generous blackfruits and silky texture of the palate

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Angelito Rosado (£8, Marksandspencer.com)
full of bright, tangy red fruit flavours
Heretat El Padruell Rose Cava (£8.50, Marksandspencer.com)
zingy, fizzy raspberry and cherry notes
Lalomba Ramon Bilbao Rosada (£17.50, greatwesternwine.co.uk)
very pale pink, precise, focused minerality, intense fruit flavours
Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2015/16 (£7.99, robertsandspeight; rannochscott)
fuller, fruitier and a touch less dry
Chapel Down English Rose (£11.99, Waitrose.com)
subtle summer berry flavoured; very dry, with a bracing acidity
Chapel Down Rose Brut NV (Waitrose.com £18.49; Majestic.co.uk £19.99)
Or push the boat out with this

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Percheron Old Vine Cinsault 2016, South Africa (14%, Prohibition Wines, £7.75; Hoults in Huddersfield, £7.50; slurp.co.uk, £6.75)
smooth, slightly translucent, red tastes of cranberries and rosehips
Mullineux Old Vines White 2014, South Africa (13.5%, Berry Bros, £19.95)
textured and scented like waxy white flowers
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin 2016 (14%, Maj, £13.49; Tes £10)
A full-flavoured, broad chenin blanc; a swell of tropical fruit