19th January 2015 – weekly press roundup

The Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Côtes du Lubéron Blanc. £8, Marks & Spencer

citrusy freshness and cream-texture make it go with a zing

2012 Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel, California. £9.50-£11.99, WineSoc, Tes, Asd, Maj

good with casseroles or mature cheddar

2012 Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir, Marlborough. £18.99-£19.49, Cheers, Ocado

combines loganberry fruitiness and delicate touches of toasty oak

The Observer – David Williams

Cimarosa Pedro Jimenez, Chile 2013 (Lidl, £3.99)

crisp, clean, citrussy no-frills seafood match

Lidl Chianti, Italy 2012 (Lidl, £4.39)

tomato-like acidity and cherry and plum fruit

Lidl Barolo, Piedmont, Italy 2009/2010 (Lidl, £11.99)

mix of forest floor and fruit and sand-paper tannin

The Exquisite Collection Limoux Chardonnay, France 2013 (Aldi, £6.99)

rich creamy-savoury flavours, and crisp-apple freshness

The Exquisite Collection New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013 (Aldi, £6.99)

redcurrant freshness and bright cherry-berry fruit

The Exquisite Collection Gavi, Piedmont, Italy 2013 (Aldi, £5.49)

super-tangy but fluent dry white is full of lemon zest and pith

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec 2011 (14.5% abv, £8.95 Slurp)

generous, gutsy; added dash of bonarda and petit verdot

Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (£75 Edencroft Wines)

came top in a blind tasting 10 years ago, beating Chateau Lafite

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (£11.99, Waitrose, £9.95 winedirect)

intense, mineral

Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (£14.45 Wine Palate)


Errazuriz The Blend Collection Red 2009 £14.99 northandsouthwines, £18.99 Waitrose)

vibrant, generally includes syrah, grenache and mourvedre

The Scotsman – Brian Elliot

2012 Les Abeilles De Colombo Cotes du Rhone France. £10.49 Fountainhall Wines

floral cherry and cinnamon flavours with touches of white and black pepper

2013 Pecorino Terre di Chieti Central Italy. £7.99 Waitrose

herbal, greengage fruit with just a suggestion of peach in the background

The Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Mont Saint Jean 2012 Corbières, France (Majestic, £4.99 until 2 Feb)

blackberry and plum, a sprinkle of clove and cinnamon spice

6285 Margaret River Merlot 2013 Australia (Marks & Spencer, £12.99)

packed with redcurrant and strawberry

Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel 2013 California (Waitrose, £10.49)

raspberry and blueberry, a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and full-bodied tannins

The Independent – Terry Kirby

Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco 2013. £11.99, houseoftownend

White Tempranillo with a little oak ageing; stunning, full-bodied, complex white

Domaine La Jasse-Castel Pimpanela Montpeyroux 2012. £10.95, thewinesociety

powerful but retains a fresh, drinkable quality; blackberry, spice and herb flavours

El Esteco Tannat 2013. £8, Marks & Spencer

dark, fulsome and satisfying for any meat dishes

The Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Tesco Simply Chianti £4.89

Simple it is, but it tastes of the region with soft cherry fruit

2011 Chianti Riserva Melini £9.99, Waitrose

classic chianti fruit of cherry; earthy tannins and fresh acidity

2012 Chianti Classico Riecine £16.95, Tanners

elegant, complex bottle with flavours of lavender, thyme and raspberry