28-04-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Bodegas Castro Martin Albarino 2012. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Zesty, medium-bodied and full of flavours of pears and quince

Domaine Astruc Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012. £8.80, addisonwines.com

Concentrated, pure Cabernet Sauvignon, New World-influenced

Argento Malbec 2013. On offer £6.66 Majestic

Typical Malbec freshness, coupled with some lovely ripe brambly flavours

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Waitrose Beaujolais 2011 (12.5%, £6.69)

attractively fruity; from the excellent 2011 vintage

Tesco 2013 Beaujolais Villages (12.5%, £6.79)
Asda 2012 Extra Special Beaujolais-Villages (12.5%, £6.50)

good own-brand bojos; benefit from being served lightly chilled

2013 Château de Pizay Morgon (13%, Majestic £8.99)

worth tucking away a few bottles

Julien Sunier Fleurie 2011 (12.5%, £19.50 at Berry Bros)

sublime you can almost smell warm earth and wild flowers

the Observer – David Williams

Intellego Elementis, Swartland, South Africa 2011 (£26.99, Selfridges)

chewy, intense, apple-tangy wine

Gravner Breg Bianco, Venezia-Giulia IGT, Italy 2005 (£66.20, Hedonism)

caressing tannins and honeyed fruit, herbs and spice

Dario Princic Vino Bianco Trebez, Friuli, Italy 2007 (£19.68, Slurp.co.uk)

wild and edgy, brimming with salty minerals

Pheasant’s Tears, Rkatsiteli, Georgia 2011 (£16.99, winebear.com; Caves de Pyrene)

sherry-coloured dry wine full of almonds and dried orchard fruit

De Martino Viejas Tinajas Muscat, Chile 2012 (£13.99,buonvino.co.uk; Caves Pyrene)

grapey charm of muscat with a dry, savoury feel

Paolo Vodopivec Vitovska, Friuli, Italy 2007 (£42.49, winebear.com, Caves Pyrene)

uncompromising and complex: chewy, gutsy, but lithe and energetic

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Emiliana O Viognier Organic, Chile. £7.99, Tesco

Spot-on with a gingery spiced stir fry; peachy vino

Altano Douro Quinta de Ataide 2011, Portugal, £9.99, Waitrose

Scented and floral with a powerful black cherry tang

Mas Coutelou Classe 2012, France. £15.95, Roberson

as precious and pristine as a blackcurrant diamond

Heathcote Jasper Hill ‘La Pleiade’ 2010, Australia. £44 Yapp

Rich with spice and poise, like riding a pepper grinder

Aldi Caves des Perrieres Pouilly Fuisse 2012, France. £7.99

Classy vino for a smashing price; sharp as a lemon

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay, Limari £6.95, Wine Society

bright flavours of pear and apple; ‘have another sip’ acidity

2012 Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay, Limari £11.99, Tesco

old-school feel, rich and bold with flavours of cream and tropical fruit

2012 Grey Chardonnay, Casablanca, Ventisquero £13.59, City Beverage

powerful and textured but not overbearing; smoke, spice and pineapple

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Trapiche Pure Malbec Uco Valley, Argentina. £8.99 at the Co-op

rich and intense; plum, cinnamon and chocolate flavours

2012 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa. £8.99 until 29 April Waitrose

real depth and substance here; minty, tropical fruit flavours

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Finest South African Shiraz 2012 Swartland (Tesco, £7.49)

Very good value, a fresh and smooth style, not the least bit heavy

Petit Plaisir Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Western Cape (Marks & Spencer, £8.99)

brilliant blend; plush cassis and plum; cedary, slightly smoky hints of oak

Mullineux Syrah 2011 Swartland (Swig, £17.50 until 10 May; Handford £19.99)

Top-notch, cleverly crafted; plenty of plum and damson, supple tannins