23rd May 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Pieropan Soave Classico, Italy 2015 (£12.15, Eton Vintners; Noel Young)
gentle but incisive dry white; mouth filling and mouth watering
Pieropan Calvarino, Soave Classico, Italy 2013 (£14.95, Wine Society; Invinity)
pure leafy green herb, almonds, pear and salty fresh minerals
Pieropan La Rocca, Soave Classico, Italy 2013 (£21.95, Slurp; Wine Society)
Pieropan signature of softly incisive acidity and salty freshness

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Hatzidakis Santorino Assyrtiko 2014 (£12.99 Waitrose)
is a good name to look out for; piercingly intense
Ktima Kokotou Partridge In The Vines 2014 (£16.60 Maltby & Greek)
richer, weightier
Semili Mantinia Nasiakos Moschofilero 2015 (£9.75 Wine Society)
delicate, pretty
Malagousia Tetramythos 2015 (£9.95 Wine Society)
more powerful but elegant
Kir Yianni Paranga White 2014 (£10 The Greek Larder)
refreshingly swiggable
Gentilini Robola 2015 (£14.30 Theatre of Wine)
92 points from the Wine Advocate; high praise for a Greek white
Domaine Papagiannakos Savatiano 2014 (£8.99 D Byrne; £9.75 allaboutwine)
bright, crisp; delicious now, but worth hanging on to

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Grapey, peachy, sweet Eastern spice notes with a honeyed aftertaste
JUHFARK 2013 Tournai (£5.99 Lidl)
raging acidity has been tamed to a fresh vibrant quaffer
aromatic, off dry, light unoaked easy and approachable
EZERJO 2013 Akos Kamocsay (£14 Woodwinters; St Andrews Wine Co)
Light smoky oaky aromas, granny smith apple flavours
FURMINT ISTENHEGY 2013 Janos Arvay (£23 Woodwinters; St Andrews Wine)
Honeyed and quince aromas, rich textured, complex
JUHFARK 2011 Royal Somlo (£18.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
mature flavours with a soft creamy palate; distinctive
KEKFRANKOS RESERVE 2012 Ferenc Takler (£18.50 Woodwinters; St Andrews Wine)
Rich black cherry aromas, plummy depth with open voluptuous palate
IVAN-VOLGYI BIKAVER 2011 Csaba Sebestyn (£22 Woodwinters; St Andrews Wine)
Initially spicy, sweet rounded flavours, elegant, very unusual

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2015 Stellar Organics Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa. £10.99 Ellie’s Cellar
cherry, raspberry and redcurrant; supplemented by hints of mocha
2014 Côtes du Rhône Pierre Chavin Blanc France. £6.99 Lidl
creamy, ripe melon fruit, apple-centred acidity; hint of caramel

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir IGP 2013 France (13%, Booths, £9)
beautifully sappy and I really enjoyed its savoury, bosky feel
Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2013 Central Otago (Haynes Hanson Clark, £27.25)
all juicy red cherries and cherry blossom
Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Chambolle Musigny 2010 (J&B, £205/six in bond)
just beginning to gather some of the lovely autumnal smells that come with age

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Setúbal £6.75, Wine Society
powerful, herb-laden white
2012 Lafou El Sender, Terra Alta, Spain £10.99, Telegraph Wine Waitrose
plum and blackberries balanced by a spicy, lavender-infused fragrance
2013 Emilio Bulfon Piculìt Neri, Friuli, Italy £15, Bat Wine
full of character, with tart black cherry, plum and exotic spice

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Jenkyn Place Brut 2010, Hampshire. Telegraph Wine Waitrose £24.99
Lemon meringue-scented, with whistle-clean snaps of fresh citrus and mint
Hattingley Valley Blanc de Blancs 2010, Hampshire. hattingleyvalley £34.95
slightly sweeter baked apple fruit and biscuity depths
Exton Park Rosé NV, Hampshire. oldbutcherswinecellar £28.95
pale sunset orange-pink, with tangerine and red cherry