18th June 2018 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Atamisque Serbal Cabernet Franc, Argentina 2017 (£14.95, Drink Monger; Hennings)
like a fresher, more incisive version of malbec at its most aromatic
Feiler-Artinger Blaufänkisch, Burgenlan Austria 2015 (£8.49 to 10 July, Waitrose)
delightfully tangy acidity; succulent red and black cherry-berry fruit
Leeuwenkuil Bushvine Cinsault, South Africa 2017 (£10, Marks & Spencer)
distinctive, thirst-quenching red; savoury-succulent

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Burra Brook Rosé 2017 £6 (on offer) Marks & Spencer, 13%
Pretty, pinky-gold Aussie made in a Provençal style
Basilicata Rosato Le Ralle Alovini 2017 £8.95 Wine Society, 13%
Stylish, fruity rosato that would go with a barbecue
Sainsbury’s TTD Barrihuelo Rioja Rosado 2017 £6.50 (on offer), 13%
Strong, dry rosado to down with a paella
Vino Rosé Sangiovese 2016 £12 Morrisons, 12%
Iconoclast Charles Smith’s seriously cool rosé from the US west coast

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

WILDFLOWER PINOT GRIGIO 2017 (12%) £6.50 Spar
Light crisp appley example of Pinot Grigio; easy quaffer, but lacks complexity.
TINO PAI SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017 (11.5%) £7 Spar
Zippy clean refreshing, rounded melony fruits, moderate alcohol level.
BRINDLE RIDGE CHARDONNAY 2017 (13%) £6.50 Spar
Soft citric notes on the palate with vanilla spice and sweet finish
GARGANEGA PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH 2017 (11.5%) £6.50 Spar
Lightweight citrusy quaffer with a blush colour
Romania: WILDFLOWER PINOT NOIR 2017 (12.5%) £6.50 Spar
Strawberry scented fruit bomb is smooth juicy; distinctively sweet finish.
COSTIERES DE NIMES 2016 Fontaine du Sud (13%) £8 Spar
Smooth textured herby peppery Grenache-based Rhone ideal for the barbeque.
BRINDLE RIDGE MERLOT 2017 (13%) £6.50 Spar
Plummy soft sweet notes, lacks depth and concentration.
LA VIEILLE FERME BLANC 2017 (13%) £7.49 Co-op
Elegant floral, white peach and nutty aperitif.
ORGANIC VERDEJO 2017 Bodegas Menade (13%) £7.99 Co-op
Greengage aromas, melony fruits with a citrus undernote.
THE LODGE HILL RIESLING 2017 Jim Barry £9.99 Co-op
Great value Clare Riesling – limey and citric with a hint of spice.
CERTO MERLOT 2017 (11.5%) £3.99 for 50 cl bt Co-op
easy to drink with soft tannins, but lacks elegance and depth.
VILLA NARDELLI CUVEE CAROLINA 2016 (13.5%) £8.99 Co-op
Modern easy drinking with ripe cherry aromas, mellow flavours
GRAN VISTA GARNACHA 2016 (14%) £4.99 Co-op
very sweet juicy fruit palate and a touch peppery.
CHATEAU LAMOTHE BERGERON 2012 (12.5%) £13.99 Co-op
Mellow plummy fruits, silky tannins with classic cedar and spice notes.

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Domaine des Carabiniers Lunar Apogée 2017 (£15.95 Davywine.co.uk)
bursting with red berry fruit flavours, it’s ideal with a big baked fish
Domaine La Clef du Recit Sancerre Rosé 2016 (£13.20 Genesiswines.com)
entirely pinot noir and suffused with the flinty minerality
Senorio de Sarria Rosado Navarra 2017 (£6.75 Thewinesociety.com)
full-bodied, raspberry fruited and deeply pink garnacha-based
Torres Vina Esmeralda 2017 (£6.99 Dylanswine; £7.99 Robertsandspeight)
delicate, citrusy and floral
Lalomba Ramon Bilbao Rosé 2017 (£19.95 Greatwesternwine; Sommelierschoice)
Bone dry, light, but intense minerality and fruit
Rosa dei Masi, Rosata della Venezie 2016 (£12.95 Winedirect, Hailsham; £13.32 Corkingwines)
a softness and depth of character to the wine
Vino Lauria Rosé di Zio Paolo (£15 Harveynichols.com)
deep blood orange, full of luscious fruit flavours
Vaglio Rosé 2017, (£10 Marksandspencer.com)
has some pinot noir, cabernet and torrontes in the mix
Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2017 (£7.99 Robertsandspeight; Winedirect)
Definitely one for the barbecue

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chateau Teyssier 2012 Montagne St Émilion (Berry Bros & Rudd, £18.50)
joyful, full-throttle, merlot-based claret; all red berries and spicy oak
Le Vieux Donjon Rouge Châteauneuf du Pape 2014 (Yapp, £36/bottle)
wild herbs and confit red fruits; already drinking nicely