20-06-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 20/06/2011

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva 2005, 2 @ £5.99 Majestic

plenty of spicy flavour, this is a wine with big structure

Villa Farnia de Farnesi Trebbiano 2010, £6.99 Laithwaites

gently fragrant, light crisp white with subtle bite.

Champagne Herbet Beaufort Grang Cru, six for £162 M&S

An absolute gem with delicate almond aromas but packed with power

Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2007, £24.95, slurp

Wow! So much zing, so much complexity

Domaine Cabrol Picpoul de Pinet 2010, 2 @ £6.99, Majestic

Superb crisp white that feels simple, balanced and fresh

the Sunday Times – Katie Spicer

Frangelico (£13.75 Waitrose)

Warm, nutty, chocolaty vanilla flavours. Great in cakes and poured over ice cream

Nocino (£29 Marcantonio Foods)

A herbal-tasting walnut liqueur that sits somewhere south of sweet

Noix de la Saint Jean (£16.25 thewhiskyexchange)

A 15% fortified wine made from green walnuts

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Oudinot Vintage Champagne 2004 (£20 between 4 and 31 July ), M&S

Buttery and biscuity aromas; full-flavoured mouthful

Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut NV. £14.99, Waitrose

Dry, elegant and refreshing, it abounds with summer-fruit flavours

Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs. £8.99, majestic

Toasty, creamy, but balanced with nice citric touches

Rosé Bonbon Domaine des Diables 2010. £11.95, Lea & Sandman

Lovely, light and elegant rosé; delicious wild strawberry aromas

Casa Leona Rosé 2010. £6.99, M&S

Cherries, raspberries and other red-berry fruits; refreshing rosé from Chile

El Prado Rosé 2010. £4.99, Waitrose, ocado.com

a good, versatile, cheerful but cheapish rosé

the Observer – David Williams

Hilltop Kékfrankos, Eger, Hungary 2009 (£9.50, Wine Society)

vibrant alternative to beaujolais; dark, succulent summer berries

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde, Portugal 2010 (2 @ £4.99 Majestic)

dry, crisp and fresh, with exhilarating, lemony acidity

Marks & Spencer Bluff Hill Sparkling Rosé, New Zealand (£9.99, M&S)

positively explodes with just-ripe red berries and currants

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Suri Sandrinet Moscato d’Asti 2010 (£11.75, Berry Bros; 5% abv)

the best wine, bar none, to sip while you catch up with Wimbledon

Taste the Difference Brachetto d’Aqui 2010 (£5.99, Sainsbury’s; 5% abv)

sweet, dark, rosé-scented red; show-stopping end to an outdoor supper

Innocent Bystander’s Pink Moscato 2010 (£6.30, slurp + other stockists; 5.5% abv)

take in a cool box on a picnic along with punnets of strawberries and cream

Cornish Polgoon Aval Raspberry Cider (£12.40 direct from the winery; 7%)

not cheap, but compare it with pink champagne

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2008 Altano Douro Vilarica, Portugal, 14 per cent. £9.99, Majestic

Substantial, chewy, organic; marzipan beneath its plum and black cherry

2010 Mauricio Lorca Lirico Torrontes, Argentina, 13 per cent. £9.99, nakedwines

Lovely perfumed and flowery white with orange and clove flavours

2008 Logan’s Apple Tree Flat Merlot, Australia, 14.5 per cent. £8.99, Lockett Bros

Excellent, smooth, soft and rich merlot with raspberry and plum flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine des Roches-Neuves L’Insolite 2009 Saumur Blanc, 13%, £18.49, Caves Pyrène

combines a luscious, pear-juice quality with a tight mineral structure

Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire Famille Negrel 2010 France (12.5%, £8.99 Majestic)

delicate, pale blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah.

Taste the Difference Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2010 (13%, £5.99, Sainsbury)

clean-edged, relatively neutral wine with a creamy texture and a suggestion of herbs

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