27-08-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 27/08/2012

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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

El Guia Tinto 2011, Campo de Borja. £3.99 Waitrose
Las Falleras White 2011. £4.79 Marks & Spencer
Extra Special Rueda 2011. £8.98 Asda
Montenovo Godello 2010, Valdesil. £7.99 Majestic

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle 2010 France (13%; Lea & Sandeman)

lemon meringue taste and texture that shines through the oak

Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir 2011 Martinborough, New Zealand (Waitrose, £13.99)

some oak, but not too much, and a lovely, breezy, fresh, red berrylike lift

Domaine Biguet Saint Péray Mousseux Brut NV France (yapp.co.uk, £16.95)

peaches, almonds and a swirl of citrus

the Independent on Sunday – Terry Kirkby

Chateau La Coste Rosé d’Une Nuit 2011. £11.99, Adnams

elegant, smartly bottled, pale-pink Provençal rosé

La Capa Roja Tempranillo Grenache 2011. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

soft, fruity and rather moreish

Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc 2011. £4.99, Majestic

lively, crisp flavours of tropical fruits, nettles and gooseberries

the Observer – David Williams

Tesco Finest Somontano, Spain 2010 (£5 until 4 September)

affordable red that is juicy and succulent rather than hefty

Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah, New Zealand 2009 (2 @ £9.99, Majestic)

peppery, pure, supple northern Rhône-like red

Mas des Dames Blanc, France 2011 (£12.95, Robersons)

rich and rounded but precise and fresh, herb-inflected white

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Spice Trail (12% abv) £6.49 Waitrose, Ocado

fruity Hungarian rosé

Gallo Barefoot Shiraz (£5 at Asda; 13.5% abv)
Zohar Torrontes (13% abv; Butlers £10.95, Corks of Cotham, £10.99)

fragrant Argentinian

Tesco Finest Cafayate-Salta Torrontes (13% abv) £8.99

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2011 Monte Vallon Chardonnay Languedoc, France, 13.5%, £6.99, Majestic

New World-style peach and pineapple flavours; careful oaking

2010 Les Jamelles Mourvedre Reserve Languedoc, 14%. £6.99, Co-op

concentrated damson and bramble fruit, rich clove and cinnamon spices

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Villa Maria Private Bin Gewürztraminer 2010/11 (Wai, Sai, £10.99; Maj, 2 @ £7.99)

Melon, lychee and grapefruit make up a fruity, off-dry cocktail

The Ned Pinot Grigio 2011, Marlborough (Majestic, 2 @ £7.99)

succulent young pinot gris with a juicy pear flavour and floral perfume

Craggy Range Riesling 2011, Te Muna, Martinborough (Hailsham, winedirect, F&M, £15.90)

hugely refreshing, tangy green apple and lemon. Pure, clean and singing

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