28 March 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Extra Special Douro, Portugal 2014 (£5.48, Asda)
sweet dark berry fruit with a dusting of oak; easygoing
Quinta do Vale Meao Meandro, Douro, Portugal 2014 (from £16.99, Fareham Wine Cellar; Uncorked; Bottle Apostle; Handford Wines; Hennings Wine)
mix of deep dark fruit, violet aromas and a hard-to-define, moreishly mineral quality
Quinta Pellada Outeiro, Dão, Portugal 2014 (from £11.49, Quaff; Honest Grapes)
gently grippy, exuberantly red-fruited; from gifted winemaker Alvaro Castro

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Felugan Feliciana Lugana 2015 (£14.25, Lea & Sandeman)
mouthwatering; from around Lake Garda, which would make a lovely aperitif
Andrea Oberto Barolo Vigneta Albarella 2011 (£44.95, Lea & Sandeman)
sensuously silky; one special bottle and it will age beautifully
Melis Bovale Isola dei Nuraghi 2015 (£11.50 Tanners)
really intriguing red from Sardinia; perfect with roast lamb
Morrisons’ Valpolicella Ripasso 2014/15 (£7.50; 13% abv)
Richer and sweeter than valpolicella, but not as alcoholic as amarone
Majestic Cantina di Negrar Corvina 2015 (£8.99)
bitter cherry flavours
Araldica Barbera D’Asti Superiore 2014 (Waitrose, £6.99)
generous, fleshy; a good example currently on promotion

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

ARIYANAS SECO, SOBRE LIAS FINAS 2015 (£14 Indigo Wines; Georges Barbier; Hook & Ford)
Very aromatic, grapey aromas, rich textured leesy palate
ARIYANAS ROSADO 2015 Bodegas Bentomiz (£13.14 Indigo Wines; Georges Barbier; Hook & Ford)
Floral scented citrus flavoured rose with delicious hints of spice
ARIYANAS PETIT VERDOT 2015 Bodegas Bentomiz (available ex cellars)
Rose petals and pepper; deep coloured, well-structured, voluptuously fruity
ARIYANAS TINTO 2013 Bodegas Bentomiz (available ex cellars)
Red fruit aromas, spicy undertones, distinct herby notes and soft tannins.
ARIYANAS NATURALMENTE DULCE 2011 Bodegas Bentomiz (£11.50 37.5cl Indigo Wines; Georges Barbie; Hook & Ford Wines)
Fabulous melon and honey aromas – with a hint of spice, floral undertones
ARIYANAS DULCE, TERRUNO PIZARROSO 2009 Bodegas Bentomiz (£24 37.5cl Indigo Wines; Georges Barbier; Hook & Ford Wines; Yorkshire Vintners)
Mature dessert wine with caramel and honey aromas, hints of raisins

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Nyetimber Rose NV. £39.99 Waitrose.co.uk; various independents
infinitely refreshing, precise flavours of red fruits, spring flowers and brioche
Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2015. £10 Marksandspencer.com
sophisticated, zesty, citric, refreshing spring white
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 Marlborough. £33 Majestic
lush, textured, complex, with terrific depth of red berry fruit flavour