29th November 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Bodega Volcanes Carménère, Rapel Valley, Chile 2014 (£10.99, Majestic)
suave tannins, juicy blackcurrant, subtle leafiness and spice
Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Shiraz, Australia 2014 (£13, Marks & Spencer)
exuberant example fairly billows with perfumed black fruit
Domaine Vaquer Cuvée Bernard Red, Roussillon 2014 (£10.99, Wine Sensations)
sun-filled, mouth-filling fruitines; soft, silky elegant style

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Don Papa Small Batch Rum (£32 Marks & Spencer, £33 Majestic)
roast pineapple- and vanilla-scented
Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva (£33.95, Corks Out)
a gorgeous, complex sipping rum from Venezuela
Foursquare 12-year-old Rum Sixty Six (£34.87 thedrinkshop)
drier, woodier style that might appeal more if you have a whisky palate
M&S Spiced Rum (£14 for 50cl)
flavoured with orange peel, sloe stones, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom
Asda Caribbean Spiced Rum (£11.50)
For a full-sized bottle is well priced
Rumbullion (£33.95 Ocado, £38.50 Majestic)
hit of preserved ginger and orange peel that feels very festive

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Rully Blanc 2014 David Moret (£24.99/£27.99 Fine Wine Co; Exel Wines; Maxwell’s)
Rich succulent fruits, very balanced use of oak and persistent length
Rully Blanc 2014 Remoissenet (£20 Oddbins)
Typical Rully example with a racy lively sleek style with underlying rich fruits
Rully Blanc en Rosey 2015 Maison Chanzy (£13.99 Majestic)
Delicate light crisp racy lively acidity, oak not so balanced
Rully Blanc 1er Cru Gresigny 2011 Briday (£19.99 Raeburn Fine Wines)
Developed honey nose, luscious intense palate
Rully Blanc 1er Cru Raclot 2013 Dureuil-Janthial (£22.99 Raeburn)
Very rich rounded and sumptuous barrel fermented Chardonnay
Rully Rouge en Rosey 2014 Maison Chanzy (£13.49 Majestic )
Pretty raspberry and red cherry fruit aromas, delicate
Rully Rouge 1er Cru Les Cloux 2014 P&M Jacqueson (£24.95 leaandsandeman)
Quite Beaune-like in its voluptuous fruit and smooth texture

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre at Maine 2015 (Aldi, £4.99)
very faint lemony tinge and is reminiscent of the grey Atlantic
The Project Sauvignon Blanc 2016, South Africa (Aldi, £5.99)
A pungent and very un-retiring sauvignon blanc
Truly Irresistible Fiano 2015, Italy (Co-op, £6.99)
gently reminiscent of yellow peaches, physalis and star fruit
The Society’s Grüner Veltliner 2015, Austria (Wine Society, £7.95)
seltzery taste, like Badoit, and a hint of white pepper
Booths Gavi 2015, Italy (Booths, £8)
tastes of preserved lemons with a faint skein of herbs
Domaine Lyrakis Plytó Psarades 2015, Crete (Berry Bros & Rudd, £12.50)
beautifully clean white wine; citric bite and a hint of bay leaves
Clare Valley Riesling 2015, Australia (Marks & Spencer, £13)
All zesty lemon rind and lime sorbet, and as refreshing as an icicle
Château la Canorgue Blanc Côtes du Luberon 2015 (Yapp, £14.60)
floaty, full, cloud-like texture.
Do Ferreiro Albariño 2015 Rias Baixas, Spain (Wine Society, £14.95)
Bright as a chiming bell. Peachy and gently saline
The Society’s Exhibition Pouilly Fuissé 2014, France (Wine Society, £18)
some warmth but dances with vibrant lemon and super-smart oak

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Dead End Tempranillo 2015. £19.95 nywines.co.uk
bursting with flavours of black cherries; just a hint of earth and spice
Bill Downie Petit Verdot 2015. £14.95 halifaxwine; £15.80 thebottlebank
ripe, smooth, intense black fruits; violet-tinged lightness
Hummingbird Verdelho 2016. £9.99 virginwines
lovely blend of citrus, tropical fruit flavours and a hint of creaminess