23-07-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 23/07/2012

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine de Briançon Chinon 2010 France. 13%, M & S, £8.99

good enough to send a frisson of pleasure down your back as you sniff it

Finest Vina Mara Rioja Reserva 2007 Spain. 13.5%, £9.99 Tesco

aged in American oak, which gives it a lick of vanilla

Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc 2011 Alsace, France. 12.5%, £11.90; slurp.co.uk

subtle apricot kernel, orange, apples and pears, but barely there

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2011 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico. 2 for £10 until Tuesday

plenty of fruitiness and citrusy bite behind this Adriatic coast quaffer

2010 Jean-Luc Colombo Les Gravières, Crozes-Hermitage. £10.99 Waitrose until Tues

peppery fragrance and the spicy expression of the grape in its northerly location

2010 Maroslav-Léger Bourgogne Blanc La Combe. £15.80, The Sampler

touch of oak adding complexity to the delicate chardonnay fruitiness

the Observer – David Williams

Château Dereszla Dry Tokaji, Hungary 2011 (£10.99, armit.co.uk)

rich and round; juicy, sweet flavours of a so-ripe-it’s-dripping pear

De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault, Itata Chile 2011 (£8.99, thewinesociety)

spicy, supple red with a herbal twist that is an ideal match for bangers and mash

Black Cottage Pinot Rosé, Marlborough New Zealand 2011 (2 @ £9.99 majestic)

pale colour, delicate raspberry fruit and fish-friendly freshness

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

M De Minuty Rosé 2011 (13% abv, 2 @ £9.99 Majestic; £9.95 Roberson)

delicate, wild strawberry-flavoured; a delicious buy

Château Bauduc Bordeaux Rosé 2011. Ddirect from the château £8.95

great with radishes and also, apparently, for Thai green curry

Masserie Pisari Salento Rosato 2010 (£11.50 Vini Italiani; 13% abv)

dark, dry, refreshing, 100% negroamaro from Puglia

Inycon Growers’ Selection Nero D’Avola Rosé 2011 (£5.24 on offer larger Waitrose)

not as classy; reasonably dry; at that price, who’s complaining?

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Gran Familia Privada Rueda, Spain, 13 per cent. £5.99, Co-op

green-apple-centred acidity; hints of orange

2008 Ursa Maior Crianza Rioja, Spain, 13.5 per cent. £5.99 on offer Spar

great fruit-driven rioja; ripe blackcurrant and bramble, vanilla and tobacco

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tesco Finest Palestra Rueda 2011, Castilla y León, Spain (£7.99)

Lemon zest, pithy lime, and notes of fresh green grass and herb

Paul Mas Chardonnay 2011, Pays d’Oc, France (Majestic, £8.49)

ripe, juicy pineapple over buttered toast; nicely judged, clean, fresh finish

Felsner Moosburgerin Grüner Veltliner 2010, Austria (Waitrose, £11.49)

Splash out on this tightly wound, very crisp, green-peppery Austrian white

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