23-09-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 23/09/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Sandeman LBV Port 2007 Portugal (20%, Waitrose, £12.99 until October 8)

delicious prune, mulberry and roasted fruit flavours

Casa d’Aragona 2010 Salice Salentino Italy (13%, Majestic, £6.99)

tastes of frankincense and bramble jelly

Jansz Premium Rose NV Tasmania (12.5%, Oddbins, £15.25; winedirect £13.95)

shell-pink sparkling wine is just lovely

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Elegant Frog Vigonier, Pays d’Oc. £8.69, Sainsbury’s

honeysuckle aromas and a ripe, lightly oaked apricot fruit

2012 Langhe Arneis, Cantine Ascheri. £12.99, Marks & Spencer

its peachy ripeness supported by a glossy texture

2009 Natale Verga Barolo. £23, buy 2 = £18, Majestic

textured mulberry fruit framed by a scented spiciness

the Observer – David Williams

Chateau Jolys Cuvee Jean Jurancon (£14.49, Waitrose)

candied tropical and orange fruit and mountain-fresh acidity

Ostler Blue House Pinot Gris Waitaki, New Zealand 2010 (£18.50, Berry Bros)

rich and attractive, shimmering with quince and spice

Tesco Finest Alsace Gewurztraminer (£7.99, Tesco)

exotic like really good Turkish delight

Joh Jos Prum Riesling Kabinett (£15.95, Corney & Barrow)

a dancing, joyous low-alcohol white

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Veneto (£14.99, Imbibros; Roberson; Tesco; Rannoch Scott)

lighter but still sumptuous take on Amarone from northeastern Italy

Domaine des Aubuiseres Cuvee de Perruches Vouvray (2 @ £8.99, Majestic)

off-dry (9 grams of sugar), but its brisk apple-store character

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Erdinger, Urweisse (£2.89, beerritz.co.uk; 5.2% abv)

more character than its basic weissbier

Riedenburger Hefe-Weizen (£2.45 at Vintage Roots; 5.2% abv)

organic; made in a fresher, more citrussy style

Waitrose Bavarian Dunkel Weissbier (£1.54; 5% abv)

rich, malty; would go well with pulled pork and smoky sausages

Brauerei Heller Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen (beerhere.co.uk 20 x £53.83)

love-it-or-hate-it, Marmite of a beer that smells of bonfires and bacon

Handwerk All-Day IPA (£2.99 50cl Corks of Cotham; 5.5% abv)

wonderfully fragrant and hoppy; more restrained than many IPAs

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2011 Maison Fort du Roi Chablis, France. £7.99 until 1 October, Tesco

soft and gentle touches of orange, develops a layer of lime

2011 Luis Felipe Edwards Merlot Reserva, Chile. £5.99 until 6 Oct, Morrisons

ripe and concentrated cherry and blackcurrant fruit

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Macon Rouge £9.99, M&S

Darker in profile than usual; none the less juicy and satisfying

2010 Marsannay, Yalumba, Sylvain Pataille £14.50, Wine Society

vibrant blackberry fruit and stony background

2010 Maison Roche de Bellene £30, Laithwaites

let it unfurl and reveal its nuances of perfume and red fruit

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut. £19.99 Ocado

crisp English sipping fizz with brisk, bright flavours

Ridgeview Marksman Blanc de Blancs 2009. £26 M&S

Zesty and bright – a perfectr aperitif

Nyetimber Rosé 2008. £45 Berry Bros

rich and zesty with a stellar summery character

Wiston Estate 2008. £32.95 Corney & Barrow

Super-sharp with a rapier edge, it’ll age gracefully

Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvee 2009. £31 Furleighestate.co.uk

A rich national treasure to revel in; ace bubbly

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