23rd April 2018 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Gusbourne Estate Guinevere, Kent, England 2014 (£20, Weavers; Le Vignoble)
crystalline acidity and nutty-creaminess
Bolney Estate Pinot Noir, East Sussex 2016 (£15.99, Waitrose)
deliciously bright and appealing red berry juiciness
Astley Vineyard Old Vine Kerner, Worcestershire 2015 (£19.50, Astley Vineyard)
peachy precision

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Cave Orschwiller Les Faitières Riesling 2015/16. £12, Borough Wines
Dry with zippy, green apple acidity. Try with oysters.
Jeroboams New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. £10.95 Jeroboams
trademark gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus flavours in spades
Valpolicella Coffele 2016. £10.50 The Wine Society
A very appealing, gulpable valpol
Heinrich ‘Red’ 2015. £11.95-£13.95 winedirect, A Hadleigh, Eton Vintners
Lush, bold, cherry-flavoured Austrian red. Great with duck

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

LINDORES ABBEY AQUAVITAE £40, lindoresabbeydistillery.com
Hint of ginger and clove, welcoming citric burst with pineapple and caramel
DR HEGER GRAUBURGUNDER SONETT DRY 2014, £14.85 thewinebarn.co.uk
Greengage and green apple aromas, smooth rounded texture, juicy and vibrant

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (£10.99 Simplywinesdirect.uk)
real pure, bracing acidity
Terre de Lumiere Viognier Celliers Jean d’Alibert 2016 (£8.75 Corney & Barrow)
lightly acacia blossom scented and refreshing, a rare white from the Minervois
Le Petit Diable, Cotes Du Provence 2016, (£9.95 Leaandsandeman.co.uk)
blend of syrah, cinsault and grenache
Pico a Pico Merlot Carmenere (£9.49 Ocado.com)
youthful but medium to full bodied red
Nederburg 56 Hundred Shiraz 2016 (£5.75 Tesco.com)
punches above its weight; able to stand up to the strongest spicing
Sicilian Inycon Nero d’Avola Shiraz (£7.99 Waitrose.com)
shiraz is nicely tempered by the nero d’avola

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Château de Pitray 2012 Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux (Wine Society, £8.95)
down to its last few hundred bottles so hurry! Merlot and cabernet franc, and no oak
Premier Vin du Château de Pitray 2014 Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux (Majestic, £12.99)
gentle spice and flavours of tobacco, redcurrant leaves and lush berries
Domaine de l’A 2014 Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux (Berry Bros & Rudd, £39.95)
still has the sheen of oak and sweetly ripe fruit. A classic vintage