28-01-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 28/01/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

El Esteco Tannat 2011 (Argentina) £6.99 M&S

Bold and fruity with huge flavours

Domaine Vistalba Vinalba Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Argentina) £8.99 Waitrose

Intense, rugged, juicy dark flavours – a real belter

Clos La Coutale, Cahors 2010 (France) £8.95 Berry Bros & Rudd

Oodles of modern fruit whilst retaining a more classic firm structure

Chateau Saint-Go Saint-Mont Rouge 2008 (France) £13.99 Vinopic.com

Amazingly tangy red that has real backbone and classic appeal

Phillipe Michel Cremant du Jura Chardonnay 2010 (France) £6.99 Aldi

Outrageously good value fizz with plenty of fine bubbles

the Independent on Sunday – Terry Kirkby

Côtes du Rhône Domaine Pierre Usseglio 2010. £12.95 on sale roberson

Gorgeous herbal and floral aromas; deep, luscious fruit flavours

Journey’s End Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2006. £9.99 on sale Tanners

Lots of upfront fruit, with characteristic touches of cassis and mint

Marques de la Sierra Blanco, Montilla-Moriles 2010. £4.99 on sale Adnams

intriguingly full-bodied white; firm, nutty, woody (but not oaky)

the Observer – David Williams

Yali Reserva Viognier, Colchagua, Chile (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

rich white full of apricot and honeysuckle

Paul Mas Viognier/Sauvignon Blanc, Languedoc 2011 (£8.29, Waitrose)

citrussy kick to the gentle apricot for a lighter, snappier white

D’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne/Viognier, Australia 2011 (£9.99, Sainsbury’s)

subtle creamy feel; opulent but pure stone and tropical fruit

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Vinha do Monte 2010 Alentejano Tinto (13.5% abv £6.99 on offer, Majestic)

ripe, brambley

Utiel Requena Valsan 1831 Bobal (13.5% abv Morrisons online £6.99)

cheery, swiggable

Domaine Massamier la Mignarde Cuvée des Oliviers (13.5% abv Berry Bros £7.95)

delicious southern French vin de pays

The Scotsman – Sean Murphy

A Burns night focus on whisky

Bladnoch 10 year-old

a nice little sherried number

Glenlivet 15 year-old French Oak Reserve

fruit and nut in a glass

Kilchoman – Machir Bay

lively little malt, like liquid gold and charcoal in a glass

Cutty Sark 25 year-old Blended Whisky

Toffee and Raisin

Arran Robert Burns Single Malt

zesty and malt-filled with notes of apples and pears

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Biberius Temperanillo 2011, Ribera del Duero, Spain (£9.99 James Nicholson)

Smacks of fruitcake and plum, with a note of mocha

Domaine Bellier Cheverny 2011, Loire, France (£10 James Nicholson)

fresh and succulent sauvignon blanc, with a bright note of tangerine

Massaya Classic Red 2009, Lebanon (£12.75, James Nicholson)

Mingles ripe red berries with spicy, savoury, leathery hints

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos white 2009 Margaret River (13.5%, Tanners, £13.40)

tight texture, a hint of cashew and peach and a gentle bloom of exotic warmth

Paparuda Pinot Noir 2011 Romania (12%, Wine Rack, £6.99)

cheap, rounded, easy to drink pinot noir

Finest* St Mont 2011 France (13%, Tesco 229 stores £6.99)

think grapefruit rind and apple; slightly glossy texture

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