20-05-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 20/05/2013

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the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 Riesling ‘Portrait’, Peter Lehmann, Eden Valley £8.49, Majestic

citrus-spiked; Fantastic summer’s day refreshment

2007 The Contours Riesling, Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley £13.95, Wine Society

rich, dense, lemon-curd-infused delight. Drinking now, will develop

2012 Watervale Riesling, Mount Horrocks, Clare Valley £15.95, A G wines

mouthwatering, complex; full of lime zest, apple and blossom

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Val de Loire. £6.49, Marks & Spencer

herb and nettle scents; zesty green pepper and gooseberry fruit

2011 Zind Humbrecht Reserve Pinot Gris. buy 2 = £12.99, Majestic

intensely spicy and full-bodied; honey-flecked apple and peach

2011 Conterno Fantino Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino. £17.49, Great Western Wine

classic floral fragrance; spice-tinged cherry and plum fruit

the Observer – David Williams

von Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett, Germany 2011 (£9.99, The Co-op)

quicksilver lightness of touch without stinting on flavour

Undurraga Terroir Hunter Riesling, Chile 2011 (£9.59, Majestic)

A different take on the variety; dry and vividly zesty

Taste the Difference Aglianico del Vulture, Italy 2009 (£9.99, Sainsbury’s)

power and tannin with ethereal red-fruit and floral fragrance

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Cote Roannaise Vieilles Vignes 2012, 12% abv, £8.50 Wine Society

deliciously juicy gamay

Tyrrells Old Winery Verdelho 2012, 12% abv, £8.50 Wine Society

light, limey; refreshing alternative to ubiquitous sauvignon blanc

Sainsbury’s Portuguese Red £4.99, 12.5% abv

easy-drinking – a good glugger for a barbecue

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Ploughstone Shiraz Petit Verdot, South Africa, 14%. £4.99, Morrisons

earthy and slightly rustic structure; spicy bramble flavours

2012 Finest Tapiwey Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Chile. £6 until Wed, Tesco

slightly peppery nose; lemon based acidity; clean, herbal freshness

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge 2011 South Africa (14%, 6 for £81)

open, slightly smoky, raspberry-tinged; neither stodgy nor blocky

Schaal Chardonnay 2011 Elgin South Africa (13%, Handford, £12.99)

smartly oaked, and freshly European in style

Cape Point Isliedh White Blend 2010 South Africa (14%, Handford, £31.99)

tastes of white asparagus and hot grapefruits

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Falanghina 2012, Italy. £6.99

Ripe melon fragrance and delicately aromatic flavours

Marks & Spencer Zibibbo 2012. £7.49

abundant orange blossom and flowery aromas; packed with personality

Zenato Villa Flora Lugana 2011. £8.99 Waitrose

Soft, mellow white that’s gently floral and delicious

Pieropan La Rocca Soave 2010. £21.00, Wine Society

Exotic richness, a honeyed edge and gorgeous ripe, peachy fruit

Tesco Simply Garnacha 2012. £4.59

top value fruity glugger

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