29-07-2013 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/07/2013

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the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora 2011, Australia (widely available, £6)

spiced citrus along with fresh orange zest and honey

Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2008, Australia (Marks & Spencer, £7.99)

packed with peaches and a touch of butterscotch

Estrella Moscatel de Valencia NV Spain (Morrisons, £4.49)

Citrus marmalade and apricots, here, with good acidity

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Le Secret de Leoube Rosé 2011. £19.99, daylesford; £21, corneyandbarrow

Crisp, sophisticated and pale-pink; surprising depth of flavours

Coquille d’Oc Rosé, Domaine de Sainte Rose, 2012. £7.49, Waitrose

more full-bodied affair, with Shiraz and Grenache

Les Bastions Rosé Saint Mont 2012. £6.99, cellarandkitchen.adnams

displaying raspberry aromas and red-fruit tastes in abundance

the Observer – David Williams

The Liberator Episode 4, South Africa 2011 (£10.99, lsfinewines; secretcellar; handford)

richly textured but star-bright Bordeaux-style blend

Gran Lurton Corte Friulano, Argentina 2011 (£15.95, corney & barrow; roberson)

musky melon, flowers and citrus freshness

Triade Fiano/Falanghina/Greco IGT Campania, Italy 2012 (£8.99, Waitrose)

orange citrus, peach and a subtle streak of Italianate herb and nut

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Burrow Hill Somerset Cider (£2.10 ciderbrandy.co.uk, Bristol Cider Shop)

medium-dry; with a gentle sparkle

Terra d’Alter (£6.50 The Wine Society, £7.95 Lea & Sandeman; 14% abv)

appealingly soft, fruity; from Portugal’s Alentejo region

Falabella Bianco Tenuta Ulisse Terre di Chieti 2012 (£7.99, Majestic)

crisp, dry white; food-friendly

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Rio Sol Rosé Sao Francisco Valley, Brazil. £8.95, The Fine Wine Co.

aromatic and soft cranberry and raspberry touches

2012 Torres Vina Esmeralda Catalunya, Spain. £6.99, Maj, £6.63, Wait

floral and honey touches; citrus edges and a finish of sweeter spice

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine Cheysson Chiroubles 2011 France (12.5%, Jascots, £13.30)

soft and gentle, like ripe summer fruit; archetypal Beaujolais vigour

Finest* Fleurie 2011 France (12.5%, Tesco, £7.79)

some of the floral notes for which Fleurie is renowned

Hatzidakis Santorini Dry White 2012 Greece (Wine Soc, £9.95; Tanners £12.95)

intense, minerallic, sharp-edged wine

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Tesco Cava brut. £4.99

Light,lemony and the best value fizz on the shelves

Waitrose Cava Brut castillo perelada. £8.99

Fresh and easy fizz offering a sparky, upbeat flavour

Sainsbury’s taste the difference Vintage cava 2010. £9.99

bright bubbly with a toasty almond hint

M&S Single Estate Chardonnay Cava 2010. £13.99

Zesty freshness and a complex, nutty, mellow richness

Sainsbury’s Winemakers Selection Costieres de Nimes 2011. £6.99

Fragrant and spicy, this beefy red flexes its fruit

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