27-05-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 27/05/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Tapiwey Sauvignon Blanc 2012. £8.99

Packed with ripe grapefruit zing and bold fruit flavours

Marks & Spencer Emerald Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2012. £9.99

Intense white that’s buzzing with generous fruit

Cowrie Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012. £6.79 Waitrose

Tropical appeal plus a punchy herby note

Sainsbury’s taste the difference Pouilly-Fume 2011. £11.49

Crisp, elegant white with a subtle smoky twist

Marks & Spencer lacrima di Morro 2011. £11.99

Outrageously delicious; layered with aromas of violet and lavender

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006 (14%, £13.99, Co-op)

beautiful clean-edged cut and a leafy vibrancy

Simply Muscadet NV France (11.5%, £4.50, Tesco)

A simple wine, but a good one

San Leo Asti NV Italy (7%, Waitrose, £6.99 until June 11)

sparkling, sweet (but not gloopy); sweet peas and nectarines

the Independent Anthony Rose

2011 Loimer Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal. £14.50-£16, Morrisons

Fresh, floral and fragrant with a peppery note

2010 Dog Point Pinot Noir, Marlborough. £27.50, Berry Bros & Rudd

juicy mulberry and loganberry quality with a silky texture

Tesco Simply Garnacha, Bodegas Borsao. £4.99, Tesco

bright Spanish Beaujolais-alike delivers a gluggy quaffability

the Observer – David Williams

Mayu Sangiovese, Elquí Valley, Chile 2011 (£7, Asda)

fleshy cherry, herbs and peppery spice

Blau Montsant, Spain 2011 (£9.99, Marks & Spencer; £8.95, Wine Society)

black fruit, earth, smoke, minerals, in a robust, powerful redFerme de la Sansonnière La Lune, Vin de France 2011 (£19.50, Yapp Bros)

intense tarte tatin character evolves into something much more nutty

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Stewart Brewing Black IPA (£3.25 Bon Vivant’s Companion)

Delicious; a cross between stout and IPA

Fyne Ales Jarl (£27 a case from fyneales.com; 3.8% abv)

light, citrussy; makes perfect summer drinking

Williams Brothers’ Caesar Augustus (£1.95 selected Sainsbury’s)

super-hoppy lager/IPA hybrid

Black Isle Cold Turkey (£2.30 for 550ml from the brewery)

Another good light beer – light in alcohol rather than flavour

St Andrew’s Red Rye (6.1% abv £2.55, Royal Mile Whiskies)

powerful, winey

Highland Brewing Company Orkney Porter (£2.99 alesela.co.uk)

gloriously intense, dark, raisiny brew

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Macon Villages Burgundy France. £7.49, Co-op

crisp, apple and lime flavours, good supporting acidity

2007 Lacroix Bordeaux Superieur France. £5.99, Majestic

rich, black cherry fruit is supported by appealing acidity

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott Estate £6.99, Tesco

zesty, exuberant glass that is quintessentially Marlborough

2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Dog Point £14.95, Berry Bros & Rudd

lovely fragrant grapefruit and lime-leaf-led nose

2011 Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Greywacke £24.95, Corks Out

intrigues and lures you back for more

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