26 June 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Lidl Crémant de Bourgogne, France NV (£7.99, Lidl)
a soft, creamy, brioche-flavoured bargain.
Cave de Turckheim Mayerling Brut Crémant d’Alsace NV (from £12.95, Slurp)
subtly honeyed, good-value
The Society’s Celebration Crémant de Loire 2014 (£11.95, The Wine Society)
chenin blanc-chardonnay blend made for the Wine Society

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Benimaquia Tinajas 2015 (£15.85 Caves Pyrène, £17 thewinescouts; 11.5% abv)
headily perfumed; smells of orange blossom and tastes of tangerines
Slobodne Oranzista 2015 (£26.95 Vagabond Wines; 12% abv)
equally seductive; similarly sexy tangerine and quince character
Marks & Spencer Tbilvino Qvevris 2015 (£10; 12% abv)
delicious; from Georgia; fermented in traditional clay pots

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

KRASNO SAUVIGNON BLANC/RIBOLLA GIALLA 2016 (13%; £8.99 Majestic Wine)
Fresh appley aromas; green fruit flavours with herby spicy undertones
VERUS DRY RIESLING 2015 Verus Vinogradi (13%; £12.99-£13.50 therealwinecompany; Woodwinters; Field & Fawcett)
Lime and floral notes and a lot of rich texture, lovely balance
SIPON FURMINT 2015 Dveri Pax (13%; £9.95 www.thewinesociety.com)
Delicate steely crisp dry Furmint with juicy zesty green fruits
GASPER PINOT GRIGIO 2015 (13%; £12.99 Fine Wine Co; Drinkmonger)
Intense pineapple and grapefruit aromas, very rich textured palate

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2015. £7.99 Ocado; £8.99 adnams
bursting with vibrant, juicy strawberry and cherry notes
Atlantis Mencia Bierzo 2015. £8.82 cambridgewine; £10.99 sheldons
supple flavours of chocolate, dark cherries and blackberries
Château de la Pierre, Brouilly, 2015. £12.20 winedown
beguiling ripe fruit and earth flavours of the gamay grape

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2016 France (11%, Tesco, £5)
redolent of white blossom, citrus and pink grapefruit.
La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2016 France (13%, Co-op, £5.99 Telegraph Wine from Waitrose)
smells like a warm breeze and almond blossom. Not thin or acidic
The Wine Foundry Godello 2016 Monterrei Spain (13%, Aldi, £6.49)
Refreshing wash of lemon, a hint of chalk, white clover; exotic honeysuckle
Les Hauts de St Martin St Chinian 2015 St Chinian France (12.5%, Co-op, £6.99)
redolent of dried herbs and roasted chestnut skins
Jean-Claude Mas Estate Malbec 2016 France (13.5%, Aldi, £6.99)
A bright, easy-going malbec; pretty red fruit perfume
Masseria Monaci Copertino Rosso 2012 Italy (13%, Majestic, 9.99)
a slutty red that oozes languor; oak spice, fading fruit, sour cherries