19th October 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Truly Irresistible Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (£6.99, the Co-op)

a gloriously zippy, verdant, citrusy bargain

Trapiche Pure Malbec, Uco Valley,Argentina 2014 (£8.99, the Co-operative)

unoaked Pure Malbec being particularly joyous and fragrant

Bibbiano Chianti Classico, Italy 2012 (£9.99, the Co-operative)

unforced, unoaked, cherry-filled Chianti Classico

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

De Martino Gallardia Cinsault 2014 (£12.50 Berry Bros & Rudd; 13%)

exuberant, juicy, beaujolais-like; from the country’s exciting Itata region

Vieja Tinajes Muscat 2014 (£12.78 Les Caves de Pyrene; 13% abv)

exotic, peachy; aged in amphorae

Caliterra Dstnto 2014 (£12.70 The Whalley Wine Shop; 14% abv)

a vibrant blend of malbec, petit verdot and carignan

Tscharke The Master Montepulciano 2012 (£14.99 Imperial Wine Co; 14% abv)

Barossa-made; sexy

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Quinta do Vallado Reserva Field Blend 2010, Douro (Fareham £27.50; winedirect £29.95)

big, deep, rich wine, prickly like cacao nibs and dark as a vast cave

Quinta do Crasto Douro Red 2013, Portugal (14%; Majestic, £7.99 on offer)

Superb-value red with fruitcake richness

Quinta do Noval, Cedro do Noval 2010, Douro (Berry Bros & Rudd, £19.75)

civilised and wild, heartily robust but also impeccably tailored

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Principe de Viana Edicion Limitada 2010/11. £10.99, directwineshipments

Elegantly structured, smooth and rounded, very satisfying

Quinta Nova Pomares Branco 2014. £8.25, wine society; £9.95, tanners

Green apples and mixed citrus fruit flavours dominate, with a crisp finish

Chateau Mukhrani Saperavi 2013. £7.50 until 2 November Marks & Spencer

Warming, rustic, boisterous red from Georgia

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora 2013, Australia (£4.99 until 27 Oct, Tesco)

Peachy, citrusy, lusciously sweet depths. Serve cool

Peter & Peter Riesling 2013, Mosel, Germany (£5.99 until 27 Oct Tesco)

If you prefer off-dry whites, the peachy, citrus-tangy

Asda Extra Special Nero d’Avola-Syrah 2013 (£5 until 28 December)

appealingly mellow, peppery, ripe Italian red from Sicily

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chilean Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (2 for £12 until 27 Oct)

exuberantly fruity but well-balanced

Pizarras de Otero Rosé 2014 (£6.66 Majestic until 26 Oct)

ripe and juicy but dry Spanish rosé

P15 Malbec 2014, Patagonia, Argentina (£7.99 Majestic until 26 October)

full-bodied, ripe and sleek malbec, fresh and young, rounded on the finish

Palataia Pinot Noir 2014, Pfalz, Germany (£8 M&S until 2 November)

elegant, lively German red with its succulent cherry tang

Waitrose in Partnership Cava NV, Spain (£6.66 until 21 October)

which tastes of frothy lemon sherbet and green apple peel

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Tourmaline 2014. £6.74 Majestic

dull and neutral on the palate and short on the finish

Chateau du Cleray Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £8.49 Majestic

More depth of fruit and concentration here; racy freshness

Chateau de la Placeliere, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £9.50, Oddbins

smells of pear skins and lemons with a gentle citric fruit palate

Haut Fevrie, Les Gras Moutons, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2013. £11.95, Berry Bros

beautifully focused muscadet with citric aromas, grapefruit freshness

Chateau du Coing de St Fiacre, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £10.99, The Cave Glasgow; Drinkmonger; Exel Wines; Fine Wine Company; Harrisons Fine Wines; Lockett Bros

Ripe stone fruit flavours and a full creamy palate

Domaine Gadais la Grande Cuvée, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014. £8, M&S

unusual baked bread aromas with a zesty lemon tang on the palate

Domaine de Ratelles Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2013. £6.75,wine society

Bone dry tense, firm style with clean lemony fruits at a very good price

Chateau de Chasseloir, Cuvée Ceps Centenaires, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2010. £8.75, wines society

For those who like their muscadet really creamy and rich

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Pandolfi Price Los Patricios Chardonnay, £19.75, Berry Bros

opulent, complex and restrained

2011 Arbois Savagnin, £31, Berry Bros

distinctive sherry-whiff honeyed nuttiness

2013 Nerominiera, Enrico Esu, Carbonia, Sardinia £15.95, Berry Bros

fragrant, succulently moreish damson-filled rosso

Domaine Treloar 2011 Three Peaks GSM, Côtes du Roussillon, £11.95, Lea & Sandeman

good value

2012 Graciano, Bodegas Casa Primicia, £12.95, Lea & Sandeman

satisfyingly full-flavoured rioja; pure, berry-fruity

2012 Rosso di Montalcino, Ginestreto Fuligni, £20.95, Lea & Sandeman

sweetly voluptuous, sour cherry-savoury

2013 Folie de Roi Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, £9.95, Corney & Barrow


2010 Chateau Rauzan-Gassies, £42.50, Corney & Barrow

surprisingly approachable Bordeaux classic

2014 Susana Sempre Blanco from Mallorca, £10.95, Tanners

fresh and peachy

2013 Allegracore Etna Rosso, Romeo del Castello, £19.50, Tanners

classic mulberryish, mineral

2014 Three Valleys Branco, Douro White, £23.95, Tanners

intensely flavoured, meursault-like

2012 St Chinian Les Truffieres, Chateau Milhau-Lacugue, £13.75, Yapp

spicy, dark berry-fruited

2012 Cote La Vialliere, Domaine Champet, £33, Yapp

classically elegant, spice and pepper-scented

Adnams Selection Chianti, Fattoria San Donato, £8.99

juicily savoury 2014

2012 Petite Sirah, Pali Wine Co, £12.99, Adnams

a spicy powerhouse California red