20/05/2019 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Te Awa Left Field Albariño, Gisborne, NZ 2018 (£10.95, Wine Society)
squeaky clean and bright with its ripe, floral-inflected fruit
Pazo de Señorans Albariño, Rías Baixas 2017 (£15.95, Hennings; Virgin)
breeziness and fleshiness with a shellfish-ready citrus-and-mineral edge
Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho, Portugal 2018 (£9.69, Rannoch Scott; Kwoff)
such as the graceful, vital, subtly floral wine

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Montgomery Rondo 2017. £17.95 Cheers Wine Merchants
Rondo may be the UK’s great red hope; wild, wonderful and Welsh
Westwell Field 2018. £19.50 Urchin Wines; westwellwines.com
Another exciting red – redolent of wild cherries and pomegranate
Albury Organic Silent Pool Rosé 2018. £18.95 from the winery
For fans of Provence rosé – pale pink, delicately fruity
Gusbourne Guinevere 2016. £29.80 Hedonism; from the cellar door
An opulent, creamy chardonnay that’s really classy

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

GRUNER VELTLINER LOIBENBERG 2016 Pichler-Krutzler £36 Raeburn Wines
Rich peachy fruits with celery undertones, zesty tangy palate
GRUNER VELTLINER LOIBENBERG 2014 Pichler-Krutzler £33 Raeburn Wines
Rich intense baroque style, succulent fruits with minerally undertones
GRUNER VELTLINER SUPPERIN 2013 Pichler-Krutzler £38 Raeburn Wines
Very rich lush apricot and fig aromas, very rich and concentrated
RIESLING KELLERBERG 2016 Pichler-Krutzler £42 Raeburn Wines
Attractive citrus bouquet with a hint of honey, intense flinty palate
RIESLING LOIBENBERG 2013 Pichler-Krutzler £36.50 Raeburn Wines
Opulent ripe apricot and plum bouquet, more honey and plumpness on the palate
RIESLING KELLERBERG 2015 Pichler-Krutzler £42.20 Raeburn Wines
Juicy baroque style; rich full succulent very ripe orange aromas

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Macon Milly Lamartine Clos du Four 2017 (£14.95 wine society)
fresh, lemony edge to its creamy full-bodied flavours
Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Sainte-Claire 2017 (£14.95 wine society)
even more mineral, unoaked purity
Le Grand Mere Touraine Sauvignon Cuvee Prestige (£12.99 laithwaites)
weightier, creamier, almost savoury edge; grassy sauvignon character
Martin Pomfy Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (£14.95 tanners)
fullish, herbal flavours. Serve with any shellfish
Telmo Rodriguez Mountain Blanco, Malaga (£19.89 ocado)
richly flavoured but dry wine, with ripe, tropical fruits
Mount Brown Estates Pinot Gris, 2016 (£13.95 davywine)
a lusher style but retaining that characteristic Kiwi freshness
Mount Horrocks Watervale Semillon 2016 (£21.20 theaustraliancellar)
both creamy, savoury and intense; balancing green apple and pear fruit
Bird in Hand Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017 (£18.90 tanners; £19.99 waitrose)
citrus and apricot flavours, restrained oak; elegant, mouth-filling

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Exquisite Collection Touraine Rosé 2018, France (Aldi, £5.99)
fragrant, fuller-flavoured, Loire pink; woodland berries and rosehips
Domaine Saint-Félix Rosé 2018 Languedoc, France (Lea & Sandeman, £7.95)
redolent of wild strawberries with a hint of watermelon
La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2018, France (Co-op, £7.75; Waitrose, £8.79)
satisfying texture (slightly powdery) and fresh flavours
Château Sainte Eulalie Printemps 2018 Minervois, France (Wine Society, £8.50)
tastes vestigially of baked redcurrants and thyme
Contesa Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018, Italy (Wine Society, £8.25)
a deeper-coloured rosé that has a creamy feel in the mouth
Chateau du Roüet Provence Rosé 2018, France (Co-op, £8.50)
Feather-light, with a subtle quiver of spice
Umanu Gris de Cinsault sciaccarellu 2018, France (Wine Society, £8.50)
A Corsican rosé; delicate but insistent savoury/earthy taste
Reserve du Boulas Côtes du Rhône 2018, France (M&S, £9.50)
combination of freshness, florality and fruit