6th July 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Thiasos White, Peloponnese, Greece 2013 (£7.99, Wine Rack)

breezy, floral, gently spicy, modestly priced

Hatzidakis Nikteri, Santorini, Greece 2012 (£22.50, Berry Bros & Rudd)

intense lemon-and-mineral-flavoured; a touch of savoury richness

Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes, Naoussa, Greece 2013 (from £10.50, Wine Society; Vinoteca; Theatre of Wine)

adds a bit of dried herb, spice and grit to the succulent mix

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

SOALHEIRO ALVARINHO VINHO VERDE 2013 (£14.95, The Wine Society)

sleekness, limey crisp flavours and succulent fruits

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE ALBARINO 2013 Rias Baixas (£8, Sainsburys)

crisp, refreshing with elegant minerality

MOST WANTED ALBARINO 2013 (£7.99, Co-op)

Light, crisp, dry and inoffensive

ALBARINO 2013 Martin Codax (£12.99, Aitken; Abbey; The Cave; Exel; Cornelius; Valvona & Crolla; Fine Wine Co; Fountainhall; Henderson; Luvians; Lockett Bros)

very classic zesty crisp minerally style of albarino

EXHIBITION ALBARINO 2013 Pazo de Senorans (£12.95, The Wine Society)

creamy mouthfeel and a hint of salt on the finish

PAZO DE BARRANTES ALBARINO 2013 (£15, Raeburn, Villeneuve)

Rich tropical fruits, lush rich texture and well balanced acid

CAIXAS ALBARINO 2013 Martín Codax (£7.49, Majestic Wine)

scaled-down lighter albarino with tropical fruit notes

DEUSA NAI ALBARINO 2013 Marques de Caceres (£9.97 Majestic Wine)

Floral aromas with a very limey palate

PAZO DE VILLAREI ALBARINO 2014 (£8.95, The Wine Society)

A minerally, lighter albarino, but very acceptable at this price

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Taste the Difference Barbaresco £10, Sainsburys

lavender, black cherries and an impression of the earth

2012 Dolcetto d’Alba Monte Aribaldo, Marchesi di Gresy £13.99, All About Wine

alluring dark, sweet fruit (plum and blueberry) of the very best

2011 Finest Barolo £14.99, Tesco

alluring, immediate side to this wine with its fleshy fruit

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Esk Valley Rosé 2014. £9.99 nzhouseofwine; £10 woodwinters

Luscious but dry, with strawberry-fruit freshness and a kick of spice

Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserva 2014. £7.99, robertsandspeight; £8.95, tanners

Amazing citrus-tinged floral flavours of violets and lavender

Ramon Bilbao Rosado 2014. £9.95, nywines; £9.99, essentiallywine

lean, elegant and herb-scented, with crisp flavours of citrus and some red fruits

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Vermentino di Sardegna 2013 Sardinia (Marks & Spencer, £7.50)

Ripe lemons and quince with a light note of basil and dry finish

Gavi Vallade 2014 Piedmont (Tesco, £5.79)

A bargain white, lively and mouthwatering; a whoosh of lemon and grapefruit

Luxardo Limoncello Liqueur (Sainsbury’s, £12 for 50cl)

this captures the juicy, sweet tang of lemons very nicely

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 Kalander. £7.99, Morrisons

From Adi Badenhorst; opulently peachy flavours that retain their vibrancy

2014 Ascheri Gavi di Gavi.£14, Sainsbury’s

lively zing, with intensely fresh and tangy apple and pear flavours

2010 San Polo Brunello di Montalcino.£32.50-£45, Four Wall, AG Wines, Winetrust100

herb fragrance and toasty veneer envelop a core of succulent ripe cherries

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Court Garden, Sparkling Wine 2010 (£24.95 South Down Cellars, Butlers)

elegant, creamy, 100% chardonnay Blanc de Blancs

Court Garden Ditchling Reserve (£29.95, same stockists)

rich; a weighty blanc de noirs

Bluebell Hindleap Blanc de Blancs 2010 (£23.99 from winery; 12% abv)

rich, toasty; one to drink with grilled lobster

Hambledon Classic Cuvée NV (£28.50 Fareham Wine Cellar, Berry Bros)

the perfect drop for pre-dinner nibbles such as cheese straws

Langham Estate Rosé (£23, Marks & Spencer 18 branches)

elegant, strawberry-scented