29-08-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/08/2011

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Bordiere Nord Marsanne Viognier 2010, 2 @ £5.99, majestic

Imagine a lemon, peach and apricot fused into a superfruit

Tesco Finest Soave Superiore 2009, £6.99 Tesco

subtle fragrance, softly refreshing peach-like flavour

Flors de Nelas Selecão 2009, Dão 2009. £7.99, Sainsbury’s

sleek texture, attractive floral aromas and a twist of spice

Castillo la Paz Tempranillo/Syrah 2010, Spain. £6.99, Waitrose

oodles of dark fruity flavour, a whiff of floral scent

Tesco Finest Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2010, £7.99 tesco

Crisp, appley invogoration, a touch of richness and subtle hint of spice

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

D’Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. (14.5%, £10.99, some Sainsbury’s)

beautifully classic, tower-like structure to this brambly 100 per cent Aussie cab

Santa Rita 120 Carmenere 2010 Rapel Valley, Chile (13.5%, larger Co-ops, £6.99)

A ruffled texture, bolstered with thick ripeness; black tea leaves and mulberries

Château Lascombes 1996 Margaux, France (12.5%, M&S 60 stores and online, £60)

richly perfumed; dry floral smell that reminds me of a bunch of violets

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Marks & Spencer 2010 Fiano Sannio DOC. £5.99, until 4 September

crisp appley and pear fruitiness; clean, dry aftertaste

2009 Baron de Ley Graciano. £8.99, Tesco

rich, dark cherry and mulberry fruit characters; trenchant blade of acidity

Pol Roger Réserve NV Brut Champagne. £28 until Monday week, Majestic

stylish toasty aromas and intense baked apple mousse that explode on the tongue

the Observer – David Williams

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir, Australia 2009 (£27.90, slurp; £24.16 Nickolls & Perks)

seductive, graceful, sleek and complex

Domaine Vistalba Viñalba Malbec/Syrah, Argentina 2009 (£8.48, Asda)

really punchy blend; luscious dark fruit towards the plummy end of the spectrum

The Society’s Exhibition Gewurztraminer, Alsace 2007 (£13.95, Wine Society)

notes of spice and flowers in bloom and a caressing, silky feel

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

2009 Caligiore Malbec (£8.99, vinceremos.co.uk; 14% abv)

gorgeous; drink it with something deeply savoury

Bucaro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 (£9.99, vinceremos; 14% abv)

smoky brambly red; Perfect for a rich aubergine bake.

Château La Rezé Minervois Blanc 2010 (£8.99, tesco.com; 13% abv)

lush blend of roussanne, grenache blanc and muscat

Chateau La Rezé Minervois Rouge (£8.99, tesco.com; 12.5%)

blend of syrah and mourvèdre, is terrific, too

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2011 Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. £7.99 until 6 Sep, Tesco

lively gooseberry-based acidity using quality grapes.

2010 Piccini Orange Label Chianti. Two for £10 until 30 Aug, Sainsbury

Light and young chianti, with soft, cherry and currant tanginess

2010 Siegel Riesling Mosel, Germany. £8.49, Inverarity One to One

Beautifully clean riesling with lime-based acidity and tropical fruit

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Jacob’s Creek Riesling 2010, Australia (Sains, Waitr, Booths, from £7.59)

succulent lemon and lime, and a mouthwatering finish

Mullygrubber Semillon-Chardonnay 2010, Australia (greatwesternwine.co.uk, £6.75)

Well-balanced, juicy but not cloying; pineapple and papaya and a dab of butter

The Opportunist Sauvignon Blanc-Riesling, Adelaide (regencywines.co.uk, £6.99)

tangy, zesty, lime-scented; a hint of fresh fennel on the finish

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