26-08-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 26/08/2013

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the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tapada de Villar 2012 (Marks & Spencer, £6.99)

Green apples and tangerines burst out of this sunny, summery white

Quinta de Azevedo 2012 (Majestic, £5.99 until 2 September)

Filigree-light, dry white with pure, clean flavours of pear, apple and lemon

Casa da Senra Loureiro 2012 (leaandsandeman.co.uk, £10.95)

more intensely flavoured; juicy, bright lemon, mango and pineapple flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Torres Vina Esmeralda. £8.29, Waitrose, Tesco.com, Tanners

delightfully jasmine-like in its fragrance with a juicy quality of lychee

2009 Chateau Senejac, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux. £12.99, Co-op

aromatic liquorice and vanilla spice behind the dark cherry and blackcurrant

2011 Robert Oatley Margaret River Finisterre Chardonnay. £18.99, Waitrose

underlying nutty characters and limey freshness; meursault-like complexity

the Observer – David Williams

Barbeito Rainwater Reserva Madeira (£12.58, cambridgewine; hangingditch; amps; winesociety)

fruitcake-rich and simultaneously refreshing

Luis Felipe Edwards Seleccion Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 2012 (£7.99, asda.com)

Dry and vividly verdant without being too green-pepper pungent

Bodega Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal, Spain 2010 (£11.69, selfridges; virginwines)

nothing vague about this big red – it’s like beaujolais on steroids

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Fiona looks at buing wines on cross-channel routes in France

Domaine Wachau Terraces 2012. £9.99 Waitrose

Not cheap but great value for a characterful dry white

Asda Garnacha tempranillo £4.25

A generous, ripe, warming red

Tesco Finest Cotes Catalanes Grenache 2012. £5.49

Another gutsy red – not in Tesco Express

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2011 La Patrie Gaillac Perle France, £8.99, Sainsbury’s

extra degree of texture; clean green apple and grapefruit flavours

2010 Carta Vieja Reserva Ltd Release Cabernet Franc, Chile, £8.95, FromVineyardsDirect

concentrated plum and mulberry fruit; soft and supple tannins

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Tesco Cava Rosé Spain £4.99

pink, fizzy glass of raspberry-infused fun

Moussamoussettes Rosé NV, Loire Valley, France £14.15, Wine Bear

red cherry and tart cranberries roam around in a creamy, frothy mousse

Gosset Grand Rosé Champagne, France £55, Laithwaites

complex palate of spice, intense strawberries and citrus

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Falabella Bianco 2012. £7.49 Majestic

Refreshing with a subtle floral touch

Triade Fiano/Falanghina/Greco 2012. £8.99 Waitrose

impeccable blend with an intensely peachy, upbeat style

Lugani Ca’die Frati 2012. £12.50 The Wine Society

fulsome, fleshy and bright as a mirrorball

Corte de Soave Classico 2012. £12.20 Sascots

picture a giant nectarine exploding from an iceberg

Marks & Spencer Diantha 2012. £9.99

radiates sunny, lemony fruit and pumps out good cheer

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