1st July 2019 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Coteaux Bourguignons, France 2018 (£8.50, Marks & Spencer)
free-flowing, blackberry-juicy version made from the gamay grape
Louis Latour Les Pierres Dorées 2017 (£17.89, The Drink Shop; Wine Direct)
prettiness and subtle herby-earthiness.
Domaine Grivot Coteaux Bourguignons 2016 (£22.50, House of Townend; Laithwaite’s)
captivatingly pretty and pure and a fraction of the price of a Grivot pinot.

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Prüm Mosel Riesling 2018. £5.99 Aldi
Off-dry, perfect for a prawn or veggie stir-fry
Niedermenninger Riesling Kabinett von Kesselstatt 2017. £11.50 Wine Soc
lovely, searing acidity offsets delicate sweetness
O’Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling 2016. £9.99 Ocado, some Waitrose
Ace deal on a classic, limey Clare Valley riesling
Riesling ‘1000 Eimerberg’ Federspiel, Gritsch 2017
£20.95 Vin Cognito, 12.5%.
Crisp, pure Austrian that shows how stellar riesling can be

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

VINSOBRES COTES DU RHONE 2017 (14.5%). £7.99 Lidl
Lightly spicy with blackberry fruits and black pepper
COTES DU RHONE, CLEMENT V 2018 Dom. Berthete. £11.69 Virgin Wines
Very robust, dry and chunky; tobacco and garrigue notes
COTES DU RHONE 2013 Domaine Charvin. £16.99 Raeburn Wines
interesting layers of palate complexity and a hint of minerality
COTES DU RHONE LES FOROTS 2015 J-L Colombo. £15.99 Luvians; Oxford Wine; Harrods
Dense meaty with a smooth texture, smoky spicy notes and a licquorice note
COTES DU RHONE, LA GRIFFE 2011 Dom. Villeneuve. £20.99 Raeburn Wines
Earthy, savoury with complex layers of wild flavours
COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES 2014 Jaboulet. £12.50 Rude Wines
Very rich in black fruits, complex layers of flavours
BREZEME, COTES DU RHONE 2016 Charles Helfenbein. £19.95 Great Western Wines
Lovely gutsy raspberry scented herby Syrah – very elegant on the finish
COTES DU RHONE 2017 Dom. Dieu-Le-Fit. £11.50 Berry Bros & Rudd
Black pepper, licqorice, juicily fruity, elegant tannins on the finish
COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES 2017 Dom. Quilex. £13.99 Laithwaites
Full plummy brambly notes with creamy texture and a light spicy finish
CAIRANNE, 2016 Domaine de l’Oratoire St Martin. £26 Berry Bros & Rudd
Complex elegant and densely packed; black fruit, clove and herb notes

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Marques de Caceres Reserva 2015. £10.33 thedrinkshop.com;
concentrated, black fruit flavours
Tapa Roja Yecla (£7 marksandspencer.com)
made from old vine monastrell grapes, is a good bargain
Dom. Provenquiere Malbec Petit Verdot 2017 (£9.50 errawines; £10.75 h2vin)
both juicy and succulent, but robust enough
Les Jamelles Syrah 2018 (£7 Co-op stores)
a bargain; peppery, herby, packed with dark brambly fruits
Maison Loron Beaujolais 2017 (£11.49 Majestic.com)
toothsome, velvety, elegant, red-fruit flavoured
Organic Nero d’Avola Sicilia (£5.99 Aldi.com)
massively gluggable
Co-op Irresistible Gavi Broglia 2018 (£8.50)
refreshing almond and orchard fruit flavours with a hint of smoke
Dourthe Roqueblanche Bordeaux Blanc (£6.99 until 9 July, waitrose.com)
a vibrant, zesty, grapefruit flavoured sauvignon blanc
Orange Natural Wine (£6 asda.com)
one of the bargains of the year – flavours of quince, tangerine and nuts

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Asda Extra Special Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2018, France (12%; £7)
crisp, slightly elderflowery
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (12.5%; £7)
lemon-limy, subtly grassy
Dourthe Roqueblanche Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Bordeaux (Waitrose £6.99
 until 9 July)
pure lemony streak, whistle-clean, precise and delicious. Chill it for seafood, especially fresh oysters or classic moules marinieres.
Morrisons The Best Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Loire (12.5%, £7 until 16 July)
It’s crisp and mineral in tone with a subtle grapefruit tang
Marks & Spencer The La Huasa Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Chile (12.5%; £7)
lightly pineapple-flavoured.
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Waitrose £7.99 until 9 July)
intense, gooseberry-packed
Aldi The Makaraka Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (12.5%; £5.49)
tastes of lime and passionfruit
Aldi Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2018, 
Chile (12.5%, £5.49)
masses of ripe gooseberry, pineapple and tangy passionfruit
Tesco Finest Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Breede River, South Africa
 (12.5%, £7.50)
snappy, super-fresh; plenty of lime, a hint of melon and a herbaceous note
Lidl Chevalier de Fauvert Sauvignon Blanc 2018, France (12.5%; £4.19)
admittedly simple, but green-apple and lemony