25-07-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 25/07/2011

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2010, £9.29

Like fresh lime juice to the power of two

M&S Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010, £9.99

Very refreshing with turbocharged citrus zing and complex flavours

Moss Wood Amy’s 2009, Waitrose £14.99

Punchy red and black fruit flavours; gentle zip; impressive sense of balance

Larry Cherubino, The Yard Whispering Hill Riesling 2009, £15.95 Slurp

Gentle floral aromas but also a pure, lime-like zingy crispness

M&S Piemonte Cortese 2010, £5.99

Lemony with floral hints, it’s wonderfully elfish and fresh

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Reserve de la Perriere 2010 Corbieres, France (13%, £4.99, Waitrose)

spicy typicity of the Languedoc; extremely good value

Jean-Paul Mollet L’Antique Pouilly Fumé 2010 France (12.5%, £15.99, Sainsbury)

majesty and great presence, like a broad river with eddies and undercurrents

Verd Albera, Empordà, 2010 Spain (13.5%, The Wine Society, £7.95)

Great concentration; Think neroli oil

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Stanley Estates Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010. £10.95, herculeswines

vibrant and refreshing on the palate, with stunning, intense flavours

Domaine Les Yeuses ‘les Epices’ Syrah 2009. 2 @ £6.99, majestic

lots of typical Syrah pepper and spices, with a tinge of violets

Trivento Malbec 2009. £6.48, Asda

characteristic, powerful flavours of ripe berry and dried fruits

the Observer – David Williams

Le Monferrine Barbera, Italy 2010 (£5.98, 3 for £10, Asda)

Full of juicy red and black cherries, with bright acidity

Château Ste Marguerite Grande Réserve Rosé, Provence (2 @ £9.99 Majestic)

elegant, cool and a perky blast of strawberry and raspberry

Gramona Cava Gran Reserva III Lustros, Spain 2004 (£26.95, Berry Bros)

fabulously dense, rich and textured wine; complex flavour profile

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Rustenberg John X Merriman 2008. (14.5% abv, £9.99 Waitrose)

as good a bordeaux blend for under a tenner as you’ll find

Tesco Finest Amontillado (18.5% abv,£5.29 for 50cl)

delicious, nutty; well priced

Asda Extra Special Pinot Grigio 2010 (£5.98; 12.3% abv)

well-crafted , made by Alois Legeder

Asda Extra Special Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (£7.48; 13.5% abv)

notably delicious; made by Errazuriz

Open Now Minervois (13.5% abv, £7.99 Hegarty Chaman)

a terrific, spicy blend of syrah and mourvèdre

Scotland on Sunday – Rose Murray-Brown

Gran Sasso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009. £7.99-£8.95 Fine Wine Co; Villeneuve

cherry fruit and plum flavours. Soft, deliciously easy to drink

Biferno Rosso Riserva 2006, Camillo de Lellis. £7.25-£7.99 wine society

Blackberry and plum jam, savoury, herby, velvet textured palate

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

SO Organic Pinot Grigio 2010, Italy (Sainsbury’s, £6.99)

Decent depth of lemon flavour and a zesty, clean finish

Balbi Pinot Grigio 2010, Argentina (Marks & Spencer, £6.99)

fruity and scented, hinting at spicy ginger; lip-smacking shot of lime

The Ned Pinot Grigio 2010, New Zealand (Majestic, 2 @ £7.99)

more opulent, weighty; baked apple, yellow pear and greengage fruit

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