20-08-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 20/08/2012

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

El Guia Tinto 2011, Campo de Borja. £3.99 Waitrose
Las Falleras White 2011. £4.79 Marks & Spencer
Extra Special Rueda 2011. £8.98 Asda
Montenovo Godello 2010, Valdesil. £7.99 Majestic

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle 2010 France (13%; Lea & Sandeman)

lemon meringue taste and texture that shines through the oak

Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir 2011 Martinborough, New Zealand (Waitrose, £13.99)

some oak, but not too much, and a lovely, breezy, fresh, red berrylike lift

Domaine Biguet Saint Péray Mousseux Brut NV France (yapp.co.uk, £16.95)

peaches, almonds and a swirl of citrus

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2011 Tesco Finest* Vinho Verde. £7.29, Tesco

freshness to a summer’s evening wine of relatively moderate alcohol

2011 Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, Lower Austria. £9.99, Waitrose

freshness is underpinned by notes of white pepper and spice

2011 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay, Western Australia. £16.99, M & S

peachy-fruit richness mingled with complexity of flavour and grapefruity zest

the Observer – David Williams

Domaines Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé, France 2009 (£18.75, Corney & Barrow; Roberson)

balance between richness and tense acidity, it is classic white Burgundy

Filipa Pato Lokal Silex, Portugal 2008 (£19.95, The Wine Society)

this is full of exuberant dark fruit and subtle minerality

Yalumba Viognier, Eden Valley, Australia 2010 (2 @ £10.99, Majestic)

aromatic peachy flavour, this is a typically sumptuous example

Viña Leyda Loica Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, Chile 2008 (£9.49, Waitrose)

serious dry rosé, with its crunchy cranberry and raspberry flavours

Dominio del Plata Cabernet Sauvignon, Susana Balbo, Argentina 2010 (£8.99, M & S)

full-bodied, cassis-and-vanilla scented red

Tesco Finest Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2011 (£7.29, Tesco)

full of spring-like flavours of blossom and green herbs

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Go de Godello, Bierzo. £20.50 The Sampler

particularly lush, sexy modern Spanish white

Montenova Godello 2010/11 (£7.99 x 2, Majestic; 12.5% abv)

zippy; tastes a bit like a souped-up albariño

2011 Rustenberg Sauvignon Chardonnay (£9.99, Tesco; 13% abv)

elegant, South African white in an oaked white bordeaux style

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Grüner Veltliner 2011 £7.99 (12.5%, abv)

only 2g of residual sugar*. Not bone dry, but dry enough

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Taste the Difference Grüner Veltliner Traisental, Austria. £7.99, Sainsbury’s

interesting cocktail of flavours; ripe melon; crisp apple and lime finish

2010 Finest Somontano Aragon, Spain. £5 (until 4 September), Tesco

appealing soft and juicy red with attractive ripe, dark fruit flavours

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Zenato Villa Flora Lugana 2010/11, Veneto, Italy (Waitrose, £8.99)

herbal, nutty notes in this otherwise streamlined, crisp Italian white

Telegraph Station Semillon 2011, South Eastern Australia (Tesco, £9.99)

Soft, rounded and gently plumped up with lime and peach

Oscar Brillant Sancerre 2011, Loire, France (Asda, £9.39)

wonderfully dry and refreshing, with a clean streak of lemon

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