29-04-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/04/2013

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Simply Riesling, germany. £4.79Elderflower scented with a sherbet-like buzz and dose of gentle sweetnessPaul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2012, South Africa. £11.99, M&SFloral and fresh lime aromas plus fruity, zesty flavoursSelbach-Oster, bernkastler badstube Spatlese 2011. £19.95, Berry BrosSweetnes of mango; glorious with strawberriesDr L Riesling 2010. £5.78, AsdaFruity fragrance like a sherbet lemon – sweet at first but zippier finishMorrisons vaucluse Grenache-Syrah, France. £3.99Simple, tangy, red french vino.

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Brezza Barbera d’Alba Santa Rosalia 2010 Piemonte, Italy (13.5%, Park Vintners, £19.29)

feels as if it has been hand-stitched with a tiny, fine-pointed needle

Adega de Pegoes Colheita Seleccionada 2011 Setubal, Portugal (13%, Wine Soc, £6.75)

Like smelling rich, hot lemon curd through a sawmill

Taste the Difference Awatere Riesling 2012, New Zealand(11.5%, Sainsbury’s, £9.99)

all limey and bright. Good with Thai food

the Independent Terry Kirby

Les Benedictins Chardonnay 2009. £12.99, laithwaites

luscious, creamy fruit flavours of honey, apples and tropical fruits

Terres de l’Engarran Initiales Blanc 2011. £9.25, Oddbins

full of citric fruit flavours, but richer and more full-bodied

Grand Heron PGI Cotes de Gascogne 2012. 2 @ £5.99, Majestic

really grassy and refreshing, with touches of citrus fruits

the Observer – David Williams

Domaine de Villargeau Sauvignon Blanc, France 2011 (£8.99, M & S)

bright, breezy, subtly verdant example

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2012 (2 @ £16.99 Majestic; £12.95, Wine Soc)

crackles with nervy, twanging acidity, passionfruit; grassy greenness

Ch de la Jaubertie Mirabelle Blanc, Bergerac 2010 (£12.95, fromvineyardsdirect)

mix of honeyed, subtly toasty flavours with zesty grapefruit

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Castelmaure Corbieres 2011 (£6.99, Morrisons; 14% abv)

robust rather than “softer than a feather duvet”

Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot 2009 (£11.49, Morrisons; 14.5% abv)

rather delicious; lusciously ripe

Primitivo di Manduria (£22, WineTrust100; 14.5% abv)

full, rich brambly old vine

Chamonix Chardonnay 2011 (£13, WineTrust100; 13.5% abv)

well-priced, from South Africa – it could pass for a meursault

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2010 Hilltops Semillon Chalkers Crossing, Australia, 13.5%, £13.99, Henderson’s

light lime and grapefruit acidity; toasty lees-derived substance

2011 Marques de Montino Rioja, Spain, 13%, £4.65 until 30 April, Sainsbury’s

raspberry and morello cherry fruit; gentle vanilla finish

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tanners Douro Red 2011 Portugal (tanners, £4.45 per half)

A good, honest, plummy red, smacking of cherry fruitcake

Castelnau de Suduirant 2009, Sauternes (Majestic, £11.99 per half)

candied citrus peel and luscious yellow plum

Wirra Wirra Church Block 2010, McLaren Vale (halfwine, £6.90 per half)

Juicy, fruit-forward Aussie red with blackcurrant and plum

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