28-10-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 28/10/2013

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the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Bouquet de Syrah VdP de l’Ardèche Guy Farge 2012 (Haynes, Hanson & Clark, £12.50)

A big, happy smile of a syrah with rounded edges and a hint of dark gruffness

Extra Special Crozes Hermitage 2008 France (12.5%, Asda, £8.75)

aromatic, reminiscent of creosote, bacon fat and smooth pebbles

St Joseph Rouge Domaine Christophe Pichon 2009 France (14%, Berry Bros, £19.45)

Gorgeous, dark, inky, concentrated; approachably warm and curvaceous

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Odfjell Old Vine Carignan 2011. £14.99, virginwines

fresh black-cherry fruits mingling with leather, vanilla and chocolate

Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2012. £7.99, Marks & Spencer

bursting with flavours of citrus and pears; underlying touch of spice

Grignan-les-Adhemar Cuvee Traditionelle 2011. £7.75 Asda

accessible, medium-bodied, fruity, everyday wine, slightly spicy

the Observer – David Williams

Tbilvino Qvevris, Kakheti, Georgia 2011 (£8.99, Marks and Spencer)

honeyed spice and herbs and a slightly chewy texture

Telmo Rodriguez Almuvedre, Alicante, Spain 2012 (£8.95, Berry Bros)

exuberant example, with its swoosh of fresh inky black fruit

Ataraxia Chardonnay, South Africa 2012 (from £19.95, Jeroboams; Howard Ripley)

rich but fine-boned and resonant with smoky-mineral depths

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Sankt Nikolaus Riesling Trocken 2011 (13%; £29.99, The Winery Maida Vale)

seductively peachy; drink with rich fish or roast guinea fowl

Weingut Wittmann 100 Hills Pinot Blanc (£11.50-£11.80 Oddbins, The Wine Barn)

Another producer whose wines really appeal to me

Marks & Spencer Palataia Pinot Noir 2012 (£8.99; 13.5% abv)

A good German red to get started on; dark, plummy

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2011 Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay, Eden Valley. £10.75, Bon Vivant’s Companion

lemon-based acidic edge to the creamy but textured ripe melon and white peach

2006 Winemakers’ Selection Gran Reserva, Carinena, Spain. £5.99, Sainsbury’s

spicy vanilla backdrop; black cherry and plum given a mocha finish

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 M&S Côtes du Luberon £7.99

mid-weight, vibrant, spicy wine ideal for an autumnal stew

2010 Le Pigeoulet des Brunier, VdP du Vaucluse £11.50, Tanners

a supple, warming, sweetly fruited red

2008 Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Chsteau de Beaucastel £16.99, Laithwaites

earthy, meaty undertones. Give this an hour in the decanter before drinking

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone 2012. £6.99 Majetic

Robust with a beautiful fragrance; pair with stews, pies

M&S Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011. £7.99

A fruity stonker with a huge peppery crackle and black fruit generosity

The Exquisite Collection Gigondas 2012. £9.99 Aldi

Warming glory for a shade under a tenner; plump, spicy vino

Blason des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2011. £13.99 from Nov 6 Waitrose

warming top-notch red; powerful spice and oomph

Toro Loco Reserva 2010. £4.99 Aldi

Offering Rioja-like thrust this is great for a week night feast

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