21-05-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 21/05/2012

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Dominio del Plata Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. £8.99, M&S

eclectic scent of mint and thumping ripe blackcurrant richness

Pouilly-Fume Les Champalouttes 2010. £11.49. Sainsbury’s

Layered with a subtle whiff of smoke and intense citrus power

Anassa White 2007, Crete. £11.75 BBR.com

Complex, rich and thrilling white; a real find

Chateau de Cleray Muscadet sur lie 2011. £8.99 Majestic

Electrifying acidity with an invigorating edge

Reserve de la Saurine Red 2011. £6.49 M&S

Enticingly fragrant with plenty of juicy fruit flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Quinta da Bacalhoa 2008 Portugal (14.5%, Majestic, 2 @ £11.99)

Deliciously old-fashioned; suede-like texture, a smell of old leather

Torres Sangre de Toro 2010 Catalunya, Spain (13.5%, Wait £5.99 until May 26; Asd, £5.13)

great standby; soft and velvety in texture, bright and juicy in taste

Graham’s Diamond Jubilee Colheita Port 1952 Portugal (20%, Berry Brothers, £275)

glorious: as rich as Christmas pudding, tinged with the scent of ground coffee

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2011 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Jacky Marteau. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

Nettle aromas and the gooseberryish character of Loire Valley

AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc. £9.95, Jeroboams, H Nics, Woodwinters

peachy flavours and a honey-rich undertone

2009 von Siebenthal Parcela #7. £14.75, Hangingditch; Imbibros; Highbury;

cassis-like core sits at the heart of gentle tannins

the Observer – David Williams

Marks & Spencer Tapada de Villar Vinho Verde, Portugal 2011 (£6.99, M&S)

delightfully floral and lemon-fresh white blend; subtle, dainty even

La Garnacha, Salvaje del Moncayo, Spain 2010 (2 @ £7.99, Majestic)

delectable freshness beneath its exuberant raspberry and blackberry fruit

Vie di Romans Flors di Uis, Friuli Isonzo DOC, Italy 2009 (£25, Laithwaites)

heady, intense mix of honeysuckle, herbs and almonds with a mineral kick

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine Guillot-Broux 2010 Macon Les Combettes (£22, Aubert & Mascoli; 13% abv)

lovely, creamy white burgundy; It’s been organic since 1953

Le Jonc Blanc ClassIK Bergerac 2008 (£15, Aubert & Mascoli; 13.5% abv)

slightly funkier; biodynamic, bordeaux-style blend of cabernet and merlot

Roxanich Antica Malvazija 2008 (£31, Green & Blue; 13.5% abv)

exotic, buttery, quince-laden white; hazy golden colour

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2007 Astrolabe Noble Riesling (£21.99 per half, New Zealand House of Wine)

sumptuously fragrant dessert wine with appealing apricot and honeyed flavours

2010 Jean-Luc Colombo Les Pins Couchés Rosé (£8.99, Luvians)

light in colour, dry and food-friendly, with a little savoury grip

Piccini Memoro Italy, £6.49 (down £3 until 22 May), Tesco

fresh and ripe but also delivers rich cherry and dried fruit flavours

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Marks & Spencer Beaujolais Lantignié 2010, France (£7.99)

scented, refreshing red; lush, juicy raspberry and strawberry notes

Tesco Finest Teroldego 2009, Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Italy (£7.99)

fruity Italian red with fresh flavours of cherries and redcurrants

Tierra y Hombre Pinot Noir 2011, Chile (Marks & Spencer, £7.99)

particularly light, fragrant pinot with a delicate summer-pudding fruity appeal

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