27th July 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Brookford Shiraz-Cabernet 2014 (£6.95, Amps; Great Grog; Halifax Wine Co)

ripe and juicy red; superb-value blend

Mas du Colombel Faugeres, France 2013 (£8.99, Majestic)

supple, peppery blend; Syrah, grenache, mourvedre and carignan

La Pamelita Sparkling Red (£12.99, Aitken Wines; Bottle Apostle; Harvey Nics)

explosion of bubbles and juicy plum and cherry

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Island Hopper (£1.85 Marks & Spencer; 4.5% abv)

a very drinkable pale ale from Berkshire

Double Hopped Citra IPA (£1.85 Marks & Spencer; 5.9%)

incredibly citrussy; from Oakham Ales in Peterborough

Suffolk Jester IPA (£2.40 Marks & Spencer; 5.2% abv)

rather more butch; made from hops grown in Worcestershire

Nine Hop Kent Pale Ale (£2.40 Marks & Spencer;4% abv)

from Westerham; as hoppy as it sounds

Cornish Pale Ale (£2.40 Marks & Spencer;4.4% abv)

satisfyingly full-flavoured, bottle-conditioned

Co-operative Bumble Bee Ale (£1.75; 4.6% abv)

really refreshing, natural honeycomb flavour

Williams Bros Seven Giraffes Extraordinary Ale (£1.99 Co-op; 5.1% abv)

In Scottish stores; attractive summery, but not cloyingly sickly

Pressure Drop Pale Fire (£2.60 Oddbins; 4.8% abv)

big, hoppy

Five Points Hook Island Red (£2.60 Oddbins; 6% abv)

rich, savoury, almost winey

Beavertown Neck Oil Session IPA (£2.30 Oddbins; 4.3% abv)

A cracking drop for a barbecue

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 M de Minuty Rosé, Cotes de Provence. £9.99, Majestic

a consistently excellent glass of pale-pink summery joy

2014 Esprit de Provence Rosé, Le Grand Cros, Cotes de Provence. £13.50, Noel Young

a stunner with all the subtle, fine lines and red-berry fruit you expect

2014 Whispering Angel Rosé, Château d’Esclans, Cotes de Provence. £16.99, Waitrose

all about restraint and elegance, with notes of herb, citrus and the sea

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Domaine des Oullieres Rosé 2014, Coteaux d’Aix. £10.95, yapp

pale pink but vibrant flavours of raspberries and other red berries

Les Esquerades Lirac Rosé 2014. £10, Marks & Spencer

just a bit meatier, with spice notes on top of the red fruits

Clos Rocailleux Braucol Rosé 2013. £11.99 redsquirrelwine

distinctive; really punchy, assertive berry flavours; fine, elegant acidity

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Finest Premier Cru Champagne NV (Tesco, £15.99 until 4 August)

lovely balance; a yeasty biscuit note

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé NV (John Lewis, £30)

Dry, slightly peppery, but with generous fruity notes

Drappier Champagne Brut Nature Zero Dosage NV (slurp.co.uk, £34.95)

made in a dry, whistle-clean, fragrant style

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Ricossa Barbera d’Asti Italy. £6.49 until Tuesday, Co-op

bramble fruit; touches of mint and savoury spice

2012 Trimbach Alsace Riesling France. £11.99 selected Majestic

slightly viscous, savoury texture; glorious tropical fruit flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 Palataia Pinot Grigio, Pfalz. £7.50 until 3 Aug, Marks & Spencer

this appley dry white has a refreshing zing

2012 Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay. £10.99, The Co-operative

burgundian-style complexity that builds into peach and citrus

2013 Cartology, SA. £24.99 – £30.90. SAwinesonline, Harrogate FW, Woodwinters, Hedonism

floral aromas, richness and superb saline finish