31-03-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Marksman Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs 2010. £26, Marks & Spencer

fabulously complex with toasty flavours, spices and fruit

Canard-Duchene Authentic Reserve Brut NV. £19.99 until 1 April Waitrose

a nice balance between fruit and intensity

Jansz Premium Cuvee NV. £15.25, Oddbins; £12.95, hennings

gorgeous, light, ethereal flavours of lemons and fresh brioche

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Nieto Sentiner Bonarda (£8.99, M&S)

lovely natural flavour of ripe blackberries, tastes vividly bright

2013 Araucaria Riesling/Pinot Grigio (£8.99; 12.5% abv, M&S)

delicious fruity lift; a really quaffable after-work white

Vignobles Rousellet Sauvignon Blanc (Aldi £4.49: 12% abv)

full of zippy, lemony fruit

2012 Vigne-Lourac Braucol (£8.95, Great Western Wine; 12.5% abv)

tastes seductively of wild cherries. Serve lightly chilled

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Chateau Sainte Eulalie 2012 (Wine Society £6.95, Tanners, £8.95)

no-nonsense, fruity and relatively soft; juicy red plum and blackberry

Les Vieilles Vignes de Maris 2011 (Waitrose, £10.99)

A rich scent of black fruit pastilles and spicy, oaky hints

Abbotts & Delaunay Cumulo Nimbus 2010 (Averys, £16.99)

almost meaty, and with a rich but smooth plummy finish

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Sainsbury’s Winemaker’s Selection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2013. £6

Imagine a lemon and a peach twerking at a disco

Planalto White Reserva 2012. £6.49, Majestic

Fragrant and fresh with a delicate zing; a pristine white

Tikves Smederevka Rkaciteli 2012. £6.99 M&S

Scented as blossom and soft, bright pear-like refreshment

Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet 2012. £7.99

Crisp, like a cool ocean wave. This French white is awesome

Sainsbury’s Winemaker’s Selection Australian Petit Verdot 2012. £4.99

Dark, tangy red with its bitter chocolate twist

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Santa Digna Estelado Rosé NV, Chile £10.81, the Drink Shop

glorious glass of bubbles with aromas of rose and strawberries

Dominique Portet Brut Rosé NV, Australia £17.50, Goedhuis

all toasty complexity and crushed cranberries

Coates and Seely Rosé NV, England £27.95, coatesandseely.com

delicate flavours of raspberry, lemon zest and savoury complexity

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2012 Caruso and Minini Perricone. £7.99 at M&S

vibrantly bright raspberry, cherry and bramble fruit, good acidity

2012 Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato. £6.99 at Morrisons

refreshing lemon and sherbet; sweeter orange and peach notes

the Observer – David Williams

Rolly Gassmann Gewurztraminer Oberer VT 2005 (£44.95, Berry Bros)

magnificent sweet wine; rosewater notes; fine-wire acidity

Rustenberg Straw Wine, South Africa 2011 (from £10.95, lea & sandeman; Waitrose)

intensely zesty and luminous sweet; peaches-and-citrus-in-syrup

Hermit’s Hill Botrytis Semillon, Australia 2008 (£7.99, 37.5cl, Marks & Spencer)

classic botrytis cut of bitter orange and lime marmalade