18-06-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 18/06/2012

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Cuvee Chasseur, France. £4.69 Waitrose

Soft, fruity and excellent southern French red

Vins de Pays d’Ardeche gamay, France 2011. £4.79, M&S

Very light-bodied red that’s simple, light and fruity

Extra Special Soave Classico 2011, Italy. £5.98 Asda

pleasing intensity and upbeat freshness

Finest Falanghina 2011, Italy. £5.99 Tesco

Glorious floral twist with zinging pure resonant flavours

Matsu el Picaro Toro 2011, Spain. £7.99 Majestic

Intense, sleek, joyful rich red; gorgeous fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

El Guia Blanco 2011 Vino de Mesa Spain. 11%; Waitrose, £3.99

Fresh, bright, crisp, very light; a gentle wash of grass

Berrys’ Good Ordinary White 2009 Bordeaux. Berry Bros & Rudd, £6.25

a tang like baked grapefruit; waxy texture; hay and tinges of woodruff

Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico 2011 Italy. 13%; Sainsbury’s, £6.99

light and aqueous with a faint spritz and gentle savoury twist

Tapada de Villar Vinho Verde 2011 Portugal. 11%; Marks &Spencer, £6.99

Limpid and ephemeral; gentle prickle of CO2 and traces of apricot kernel

Cono Sur Bicycle Gewürztraminer 2011 Chile. 13.5%; Booths, Waitrose, £7.29

Think rose petals and lychee juice frozen into an ice cube

Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2011 Australia. 12.5%; £7.99 until June 19

freshly squeezed lime and clementine juice. Dances in your mouth

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2011 Les Jardiniers Sauvignon Blanc, Val de Loire. £6.49, Sainsbury’s

fragrant; elderflower notes and delivers on its gooseberry-fruit

2010 Ogier Lirac Réserve. £8.99, The Co-operative

opulent but spice-tinged raspberry and cherryish fruit

2008 Toolangi Vineyards Chardonnay, Australia. £18.50, Berry Bros

elegant, cooler-climate chardonnay; appley and melon fruitiness

the Observer – David Williams

Valdesil Montenovo Godello, Spain 2010 (2 @ £7.99, Majestic)

orchard fruit and graceful acidity; a great example

Les Larmes de Pierre Coteaux du Giennois, France 2011 (£9.99, Laithwaites)

bristles with pure, classic sauvignon flavour

Château Léret-Monpezat, Cahors, France 2000 (£20, tesco.com/wine)

core of black and red berry fruit; framework of tannin softened delectably

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Tesco Simply Côtes du Rhône 2011 (13.5% abv, £3.79)

Thoroughly decent, brilliant value

Tesco Finest Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011 (£6.99; 14% abv)

riper, more structured, made by the same producer

El Guia The Rosado (12% abv ,£3.99 Waitrose)

very drinkable

Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico del Vulture 2008 (£10.99 Waitrose; 14% abv)

delicious, mature, southern Italian red (in John Lewis and Canary Wharf)

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay, Chile. £6.99 Majestic

superb-value, creamy chardonnay; clean, lemon-based acidity; rounded orange fruit

2007 Little J Zweigelt Niederosterreich, Austria. £9.99, Inverarity One to One

ebullient and bouncy acidity; soft raspberry and ripe cherry fruit

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Domaine Pieretti 2011, Coteaux du Cap Corse Rosé, Corsica (£13.95 Yapp)

refreshingly tart strawberry fruit and a subtle smoky whiff

Domaine Les Filles de Septembre 2011, Côtes de Thongue (£8.95 Yapp)

Savoury notes of spice, pepper and a trickle of treacle

Domaine de L’Idylle Vieilles Vignes 2011, Savoie (£10.95 Yapp)

floral honeysuckle scent, fresh zingy fruit and a vanilla smack on the finish

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