21-07-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Pazo do Mar Godello Alma de Blanco, Monterrei. £8.50, Oddbins

clean, appley aromas and stonefruit quality; lively Granny Smith-twang

2011 Lafou El Sender, Terra Alta. £11.49, Waitrose

texture and a bite to the wine’s dark-berry and fruit qualities

2009 Dominio de Cair, Ribera del Duero. £22.95 Halifax, Hennings, DBM

Beneath a veneer of vanilla and liquorice spice is a stylish red


The Guardian – Fiona Beckett


Aldi Exquisite Collection Muscadet S et M sur lie 2013 (11.5% abv, £5.99)

crisp, lively; a steal

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Muscadet S et M sur Lie 2013 (£7; 12% abv)

decent buy

Chateau de la Petite Giraudiere Muscadet sur lie 2013 (12% abv; £7.25 Co-op)


Chateau du Cleray Muscadet de S et M Sur Lie 2013 (£8.49 Majestic; 12% abv)

singingly pure

Cardinal Richard Muscadet S et Maine sur Lie 2012 (£8.75, Wine Soc; 12% abv)

elegant – Albarino eat your heart out

the Observer – David Williams

D Dugois Trousseau Grevilliere Arbois, Jura 2011 (£17.50, Smiling Grape; Vinoteca)

lucid spicy cherry, subtly earthy character

Gilles Berlioz Chignin Le Jaja, Savoie, France 2012 (£16.95, Vine Trail)

freshness complemented with delicate green apple and minerals

Balland-Chapuis Coteaux du Giennois 2012 (£9.99, Waitrose)

superbly racy and crisp at a much kinder price

Dom Gauby Les Calcinaires Roussillon, France 2011 (£14.50, Wine Soc; Berry Bros)

red and black fruit, but silky of tannin and fresh of finish

Sant Armettu Sartene Rouge, Corsica 2012 (£15.95, Noel Young; Vinoteca, H2Vin)

evocative Italianate red of wild herb, liquorice, dark cherry and chewy tannins

Comte Philippe de Nazelle Petit Manseng Sec 2008 (£12.90 Hedonism; Theatre of Wine)

full rich dry; shimmers with exotic fruit and fresh acidity

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Domaine Millet Petit Chablis 2012, France. £13.35, Corney & Barrow

Dazzles with polished zesty vibrancy

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chablis 2012. £10

Peachy bright and wonderful with steely focus and precision

Bessin, Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2012. £23.50, Berry bros

Bright, elegant, world-class white; dazzling, nimble splendour

Pascal Bouchard Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru 2011. £29.99 Waitrose

Rich powerful white with a toasty hint and electrifying zing

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Costieres de Nimes 2012. £7

Plump, sleek red with deep summery fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Albarino Fefinanes 2013 Rias Baixas (12.5%; some Waitrose £15.99; WineSoc £14.95)

dances like light through leaves

The Society’s Exhibition Albarino 2013, Rias Baixas (12.5%; Wine Soc £12.95)

A very good wine: a compact, deliberate albarino

Terras Gauda O Rosal 2013 Rias Baixas (12.5%; Highbury Vint £16.80; Caves Pyrene)

more structure, body and unctuosity. Beautiful wine


The Independent – Terry Kirby

Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2011. £12.95 wine society; £14.20 tanners

sumptuously aromatic, blessed with smoky, almost spicy flavours

Villa Blanche Pinot Noir 2013. £8.99, Waitrose

medium-bodied, flavours of cherries dipped in chocolate

Tagus Creek Shiraz Touriga Nacional Rose 2011. £4.50 on offer Asda

Dry, but lots of juicy strawberries and raspberries; unmissable

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Morrisons Signature Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore, Italy £5.49

Red cherries, leather and savoury spice provide lots of interest

2013 Tesco Beaujolais-Villages, France £6.49

fantastically bright, lightweight; loganberries; twist of spice

2013 Valpolicella Valpantena, Cantina Valpantena, Italy £7.99, M&S

black cherries, earth and plums. Mid-weight