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week beginning 07/10/2013

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the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Mineralstein Riesling 2012 Germany (Marks & Spencer, 8.99)

An elegant off-dry riesling with crisp apples and juicy pears

Deen De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2008 Australia (ndjohn, 5.95; cambridgewine, 7.99)

A versatile, sweet Aussie, luscious and honeyed with ripe peaches

The Exquisite Collection Uco Valley Malbec 2012 Argentina (Aldi, 5.99)

inexpensive, ripe, juicy malbec

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2009 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet. 8.99-9.77, Bon Coeur; Spirited Wines

Reeking of blackcurrant and mint and moreishly juicy, this melts in the mouth

2012 Royal Tokaji Furmint Special Reserve. 9.99, Laithwaites

displays ripe apple and pear aromas with a peachy quality

2008 Marques de Vargas, Rioja Reserva. 18.67, buy two = 14.99, Majestic

veneer of vanilla oak and a succulent quality of dark red and black fruit

the Observer - David Williams

Domaine Guillaume Pinot Noir VV, France 2010 (15.60, Theatre of Wine)

fragrant pinot noir from an unheralded vinous corner of eastern France

Dom. Cauhape Chant des Vignes Sec, Jurançon 2012 (8.75, Wine Society; Berry Bros)

piercing acidity through gorgeous tropical fruit

Dom. de la Pigeade Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, France 2011 (8.50, 37.5cl, Stone Vine & Sun)

gentle mix of peach, mandarin and summer-garden floral fragrance

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Tesco's Finest Torrontes 2011 (13.5% abv, on offer 4.99)

a good wine for a Chinese or Indian takeaway

Aldi Toro Loco Tempranillo (3.69; 12.5% abv)

satisfyingly gutsy

Asda Wine Selection Garnacha Tempranillo 2012 (5.25; 14% abv)

warm, generous

Tesco Simply Garnacha (13.5% abv 4.59)

I've recommended before; a reliably good buy

Aldi Bushland Barossa Shiraz 2012 (4.99; 14% abv)

big juicy; could easily pass for an 8 wine

Aldi Andara Merlot 2012 (3.99, 13% abv)

smooth, plummy; from Chile; a total steal

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

2012 Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc Viognier, France. 5.99, Aldi

perfumed peach flavours and texture; sharply crisp grapefruit edge

2012 El Esteco Tannat Calchaqui Valley, Argentina. 7.49, M&S

Delightfully full and dense; plum fruit; edge of blackcurrant acidity

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2012 Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Laudun', Reserve du Boulas 8.49, M&S

perfumed blend; flavours of dried herbs and apple

2011 Saint-Peray 'Les Tanneurs', M Chapoutier 12.90, We Love Fine Wines

heady nose hints at a rich wine with exotic spices such as ginger

2012 Viognier, Yves Cuilleron 16.99, AG Wines

aromatic and powerful,; peach blossom, spice and grapefruit

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Lidl Chablis 2012. 7.69

The best value Chablis on the market today; refreshing, crisp and splendid

Tesco Finest White Burgundy 2011. 8.99

Gently fleshed out through subtle use of oak

Tabali Encantado Chardonnay 2011. 11.49, Waitrose

Mineral-pure white; fine freshness

Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Combes, Philippe Colin 2010. 28.50 Swig

fragrant aromas and a palate as bright and resonant as a lemon in a bell

M&S Quarter Acre Syrah 2011. 14.99

Gently smoky floral and fragrant; spicy, peppery twists


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