22-07-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 22/07/2013

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the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Sumarroca Rosado Brut CAVA NV, Penedes £7.95, The Wine Society

vivid, bright-pink glass of fun, full of raspberry and refreshment

Vilarnau Cava Brut NV, Penedes £11.49, Ocado

exudes moreish apple and citrus fruit

Recaredo Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2007, Penedes £23.99, AG Wines

bright, salty tension, nuts and lemon

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Lacroix, Bordeaux Superieur. £7.99, buy 2 = £5.99, Majestic

sweetly cherryish claret; underpinning of vanilla and chocolatey oak

2012 Selection des Cognettes, Muscadet de S et M sur Lie. £9.95, Roberson

bursts on to the tongue with an energetic spritz

2010 Brancott Chosen Rows Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough. £35-41, Lay&Whe, HNics

exotically intense in its nettley fragrance and its rich gooseberry fruit

the Observer – David Williams

Amalaya Blanco, Argentina 2012 (from £8.91, thesampler; nywines)

floral-verging-on-talcum powder torronté; dash of zesty riesling

Esk Valley Verdelho, New Zealand 2012 (£11.99, Oxford Wine Co)

punchy, tropical fruit salad; pineapple is washed down by grapefruit

Fratelli Berlucchi Brut 25 Franciacorta, Italy (£19.90, vini-italiani)

toasty 100% chardonnay suggests the Italians may be on to something

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2012 (£5.59 Waitrose, Majestic)

fresh and crisp; perfect for a fishy barbecue

Villa Maria Private Bin Gewürztraminer 2011 (£8.39 Maj, £9.99 some Sains)

a wine of real poise and balance; lovely with spicy Asian-style salads

Wine Society Exhibition Limarí Chardonnay 2011 (£8.95)

opulent, creamy and very well-priced

2011 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon (£21-£23.50 Hic!, Wine Soc, HarperWells)

sublime; tastes like a cross between white burgundy and white bordeaux

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Marlborough Sun Sauvignon Blanc, NZ, 13%, £9, Asda

intense grapefruit-centred acidity; tangerine; hint of minerality

2011 Naturae Cabernet Sauvignon, Languedoc, France, 15% £7.99 M&S

rich and smooth with a plum pudding nose, blackcurrant fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Germana 2-Y-O Cacha&vcedil;a (40%, ~£26 Master of Malt; D. Byrne)

redolent of dried tropical undergrowth; light, crisp edge

51 Cacha&vcedil;a Pirassununga (40%, Amazon £21.99)

much prefer it to Sagatiba, the brand that has become more established

Velho Barreiro Cacha&vcedil;a (39%, 119 Waitrose branches; Master of Malt £16.13)

Think baked marrow meets crystallised lemon

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Cava brut. £4.99

Light,lemony and the best value fizz on the shelves

Waitrose Cava Brut castillo perelada. £8.99

Fresh and easy fizz offering a sparky, upbeat flavour

Sainsbury’s taste the difference Vintage cava 2010. £9.99

bright bubbly with a toasty almond hint

M&S Single Estate Chardonnay Cava 2010. £13.99

Zesty freshness and a complex, nutty, mellow richness

Sainsbury’s Winemakers Selection Costieres de Nimes 2011. £6.99

Fragrant and spicy, this beefy red flexes its fruit

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