24-09-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 24/09/2012

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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Chile. 2 @ £8.99 Majestic

super exotic lychee aroma; sublime zinginess

Dominio del Plata Torrontes 2011, Argentina. £8.99 M&S

lemony, Turkish delight aromas, exotic richness

Thema Assyrtiko Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Greece. £11.49 Laithwaites

lemony and exotic flourishes; satisfying tropical bite

Dr L Riesling 2011, Germany. £5.79 Sainsbury’s

If you’re a fan of sherbert lemons you’ll get along brilliantly

Triade Rosso 2009, Italy. £8.99 Waitrose

Sleek, voluptuous and full of flavour

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet 2011 France (12.5%, £6 until October 2)

Refreshing, dry, unoaked, surprisingly pert for a white from the south of France

Bolney Estate Foxhole Pinot Noir 2011, England (12%, ~£16.50, Wine Pantry; winedirect.co.uk)

Fragrant, faintly hedgerowish, bright and tart

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Parcel Series Eden Valley Riesling. £6.99, Majestic

lime-rich flavours turning into honey

2009 Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages. £13, Harvey Nichols

olive and pepper aromas; fruit glossy with vibrancy and a kick

2010 Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore. £17.25, L’Art du Vin

cherryish fruit framed by oak

the Observer – David Williams

Marks and Spencer Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche Gamay 2011 (£4.99)

light, succulent red; just the thing to wash down a meaty fish

Tesco Finest Viña Mara Rioja Reserva, Spain 2007 (£9.99)

sumptuous but soft red; juicy but rich cherry and raspberry fruit

Marco Sara Frank, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2009 (£15, Aubert & Mascoli)

pretty, a touch floral; soft berry and spice flavours

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

McCrindle’s Blakeney Red (6.2% abv), £2.00 Bristol Cider Shop

fragrant – cheaper than even the cheapest cut-price wine

Dunkertons Perry (£2.45 for 500ml, Abel & Cole; £2.60, Vintage Roots; 7.5% abv)

heady, organic; you could drink in place of a pinot gris

Lyne Down Perry (£5 for 750ml, lynedowncider.co.uk)

smells of pears and honey; sweeter style

McCrindle Loiterpin (8.5% abv) £14.95Bristol Cider Shop

delicious sparkling perry

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Finest Tingleup Riesling, Western Australia. £8 until 2 October, Tesco

delightful clean and fresh lemon-based acidity; whisper of sweetness

2011 Domaine Mayole Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Morocco. £8.99 Waitrose

intense bramble and raspberry flavours enhanced with touches of spice

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Boschendal Shiraz-Cabernet 2010, South Africa (Waitrose, £9.99)

delicious blackberries, tinged with clove and pepper

Six Hats Fairtrade Shiraz 2010, Western Cape (Marks & Spencer, £7.99)

blackcurrant clout to a smoky, spicy and mocha-tinged red. Well priced

Rustenberg ‘RM Nicholson’ 2009, Stellenbosch (Majestic, 2 @ £8.99)

mulberry, blueberry and cassis; seam of vanilla and clove from oak ageing

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