22nd June 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Domaine du Colombier Chinon, France 2012 (£7, Sainsbury’s)

crisp, crunchy-fruited budget-friendly introduction

Chateau de Hureau Tuffe Saumur-Champigny 2012 (£14.35, Slurp)

raspberry-scented; perfectly modulated cherries

Charles Joguet Cuvee Terroir, Chinon France 2012 (£13.80, Tanners)

vibrant, limpid red

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Chateau Jouanin Cotes de Castillon 2012 (13.5% abv; £8.49 selected Co-ops)

Appealingly supple

Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva 2010 (13.5% abv; £7.99 Co-op)


Era Costana Rioja Crianza 2012 (13.5% abv; £6.99 Sainsbury’s)

mature, mellow; better than you have any right to expect for £7

The Cubist Old Vine Garnacha 2013 (£9.99 at Waitrose; 14.5% abv)

big, rich; from the up-and-coming region of Calatayud

Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 (13% abv; £9 Marks & Spencer)

powerful; represents fantastic value

Recanati Carignan Petite Sirah 2013 (£10 Marks & Spencer; 13.5% abv)

exotically dark-fruited; from Israel’s Judean Hills

Asda Extra Special Douro 2013 (£5)

from the region that produces port

Titus Vineyards’ Andronicus 2012 (£21.95 Lea & Sandeman, 14.9% abv)

a super-suave Napa cab

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown


limey, crisp, zingy, dry riesling

South Africa: FAIRTRADE SIX HATS CHENIN BLANC 2014(£8, Marks & Spencer)

easy going, light, appley notes and creamy palate


enticing, refreshing, zippy white; ideal summer white aperitif

South Africa: RUSTENBERG PETIT VERDOT ROSÉ 2014 (£8.99 on offer Waitrose)

medium dry, with a creamy texture and a firm finish

South Africa: L’AVENIR PINOTAGE ROSÉ 2014 (£6.50, Sainsbury’s)

surprisingly vibrant and crisp; cherry and damson fruits

Chile: TABALI ENCANTADO RESERVA SHIRAZ 2012 (£7.99, on offer Waitrose)

elegant, peppery shiraz; wild cherry and floral tones

Argentina: FINCA EL ORIGEN MALBEC 2013 (£9.99, Marks & Spencer)

very rich, ripe, succulent fruits, almost dried fruit flavour


structure, elegance and a longer finish

Australia: EXTRA SPECIAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2013 (£5.98, Asda)

rich, baked brambly shiraz with touches of vanilla on the finish

Australia: TESCO FINEST DESSERT SEMILLON 2009 (£6.79 prt half Tesco)

apricot, honey and peach notes and rich sweetness

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Quinta de Azevedo, Vinho Verde, Portugal £5.99 on offer, Waitrose

light with lemons and spring flowers; typical spritz

2014 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand £10.49 on offer, Majestic

poised, with enough pungent passion and lime fruit to be typical

2014 Grillo ‘Ariddu’, Valdibella, Sicily £12.50 (£9.50), Swig

heady aromas of peach; flavours of baked apple, nuts and spice

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Pazo Senorans Albarino, Rias Baixas, 2013. £14.99 on offer Majestic

Long-lasting mineral flavours of lemons, grapefruit, apples; hint of green herbs

Argento Seleccion Malbec 2014. ~£9, winedirect.co.uk; slurp.co.uk

Luscious, perfectly balanced Malbec, with fresh flavours of black berry fruits

Marques de Casa Concha Syrah 2012. £8 until Tuesday, Tesco

full-blooded, food-friendly Syrah with some peppery spice and vanilla

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Asda Wine Atlas Marsanne 2014 Pays d’Oc, France (£5.47)

well-balanced notes of yellow plum and apricot

Asda Wine Atlas Cigales Tempranillo 2011 Cigales, Spain (£5.97)

plenty of blackcurrant and hints of parma violet and chocolate

Asda Wine Atlas Marzemino 2013 Trentino, Italy (£5.97)

juicy, succulent, summery red, with a fresh cherryish tang

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo. £7.87, Majestic

spicy aromas lead into a peppery, cherry fruitiness

2013 Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fumé. £11.99 on offer Waitrose

herby ripeness; fine mineral aftertaste

2013 Malagousia, Domaine Ktima Gerovassiliou, Epanomi. £16.99, Wine Rack

opulent tropical fruit rounded by subtle oak; zesty acidity