30 May 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Domaine Lasserre Jurançon, France 2014 (£6.99, 37.5cl, Co-op)
luminous tropical fruit and crystallised grapefruit tang
Clos Lapeyre Jurançon Sec, France 2015 (£8.99, Smiling Grape)
penetrating tanginess, exotic fruit and brisk, Pyrenean stream freshness
Tesco Finest Côtes de Gascogne, France 2016 (£6.50)
zesty-tangy, citrussy Tesco number

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Pardon My French Want-To Ventoux (Aldi £4.99; 13.5% abv)
juicy, quaffable, beaujolais-style red
Asda Wine Atlas Ventoux 2015 £5.98 (14% abv)
a similar grenache/syrah blend; due in store on 12 June.
Pardon My French Men Are From Mars Minervois (Aldi £4.99, 13% abv)
blithe, summery, this time a blend of syrah and grenache
Pardon My French Fit You Fitou (Aldi £4.99, 13% abv)
made from grenache, carignan and syrah, that’s a bit beefier
Marks & Spencer Plessis-Duval Saumur Champigny 2015 (£10. 12.5% abv)
a fresh, scrunchy, raspberry-fruited cabernet franc from the Loire

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

LITMUS ELEMENT 20 2013 (12%; £16.99 – £22 Waitrose; Harvey Nichols)
White flowers, crunchy green apples,vanilla and coconut
LYME BAY CHARDONNAY 2015 (11.5%; £15 Marks & Spencer)
Peachy melony aromas, buttery flavours and creamy vanilla palate
GISBOURNE PINOT NOIR 2014 (11.5%; £22-£24 Hennings Wines; Honest Grapes)
Pale colour, appealing aromas of redcurrants and strawberries
SIXTEEN RIDGES EARLY RED PINOT NOIR 2014 (12.5%; £15.49-£16.49 Hay Wines)
Real varietal purity of fruit with a soft supple palate
RIDGEVIEW MARKSMAN BRUT 2013 (12.5%; £26 Marks & Spencer)
Pale in colour with deliciously crunchy red apple and hedgerow blossom notes
GUSBOURNE BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT 2011 (12%; £37 Noble Green; Wine Pantry; Butlers)
Zesty buttery baked apple flavours with marked acidity
HAMBLEDON CLASSIC CUVEE BRUT NV (12%; £29 Marks & Spencer; Berry Bros)
Biscuity and red berry aromas, savoury palate, mouthwateringly high acid
CAMEL VALLEY PINOT NOIR ROSE BRUT 2013 (12.5%; £28.99 Waitrose)
Pretty raspberry-toned and vibrant rose
WISTON ESTATE ROSE BRUT 2014 (12%; £27.50 Waitrose; wistonestate.com)
Toasty creamy blend, soft rounded and gentle on the palate

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Wiston South Downs Cuvee Brut 2013. £28.99 simplywinesdirect
Savoury, toasty and complex and a fine underlying minerality
Lyme Bay Chardonnay 2015. £15 Marksandspencers
bright and fragrant as a West Country spring morning
Gusborne Pinot Noir 2014. £21.99 henningswine
Aromatic, juicy, raspberry fruit, a hint of earth and spice

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Errazuriz Max Reserva 2014 Chile (14%, Telegraph Wine, £9.69 until June 6)
A clean structure with juicy cassis flavours.
Picnic Pinot Noir 2015 Central Otago, NZ (13%, Haynes, Hanson & Clark, £19.25)
light, bright style, with a bit of a bounce in its step
Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012 Spain (13.5%, Waitrose, £9.74 to June 6)
flavours of tobacco and cooked strawberries; great value on special offer