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BJ6371 BJ6371 Beaujolais L'Ancien Les Pierres Dorées, Jean-Paul Brun 2013

Uplifting, energetic gamay fruit. Light-bodied. Tastes of being outdoors. - Victoria Moore 

( Olive 1st Jul 2015 )

PW5121 PW5121 Quinta da Espiga, Lisboa 2014

This blend of Fernão Pires, Arinto, Moscatel, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho has an impressive concentration of tangy, flavoursome citrus fruit and green mango wed to punchy acidity. It makes for a good value fruity quaffer.  Perfect to chill (you and the wine) having chucked the sardines on the Barbie! - Sarah Ahmed

( thewinedetective.co.uk 26th Jun 2015 )

PW5181 PW5181 Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Setúbal 2014

For Chardonnay lovers who fancy an exotic Portuguese twist in the tail this blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Arinto, Verdelho and Antão Vaz fits the bill. Aged for 3 months in French and American oak it offers creamy pear with juicier stone fruits, star fruit and greengage tang.  Very well done. - Sarah Ahmed

( thewinedetective.co.uk 26th Jun 2015 )

FC27691 FC27691 Gaillac Perlé Esprit de Labastide, Cave de Labastide de Lévis 2014

Zesty and refreshing, low in alcohol and utterly summery. - Liz Sagues

( Hampstead & Highgate Express 25th Jun 2015 )

BG161 BG161 Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2011

You could mistake Soli Pinot Noir 2011 for a more expensive red Burgundy, with a touch of New Zealand pinot noir - in fact, it's from Bulgaria. - Joanna Simon

( House & Garden 25th Jun 2015 )

CE7781 CE7781 Concha y Toro Corte Ignacio Casablanca Viognier 2013

This is a beautiful white wine… typical Viognier texture, with enough body, but so very fresh. Peach, perfume and length. The 2013 vintage is a winner and at only £8.50 a real bargain from The Wine Society. - Rob Price

( Tamworth Journal 24th Jun 2015 )

BJ6491 BJ6491 Côte de Brouilly, Trenel 2013

An underrated cru of Beaujolais from a négociant producer who has fostered rewarding and longstanding relationships with local growers. With a nose typical of the gamay grape, this is an energetic wine that has approachable tannins propping up hugely enjoyable crunch ripe plum fruit. - Christelle Guibert

( Decanter 24th Jun 2015 )

GR711 GR711 Semeli Mantinia Nasiakos 2013

100% moschofilero from high-elevation vineyards in Mantinia, in the eastern Peloponnese. It was a wise airport purchase as I was leaving Athens: smooth, green apple and white peach aromatics and flavours, a medium-bodied smooth palate, with a pleasant lift on the finish. - Panos Kakaviatos

( Decanter 24th Jun 2015 )

GR861 GR861 Hatzidakis Santorini 2014

Orange and floral aromas, a clean and brisk attack. Bright acidity, smooth texture and herbal touches. Despite warmth on the finish, the acidity mostly balances the wine. Has an iodine feel on the finish, which is tasty, savoury and long. Seafood, certainly. - Panos Kakaviatos

( Decanter 24th Jun 2015 )

IT18461 IT18461 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2011

Massive concentration of colour belies a fresh, refined nose with delicious fruit (blackberry and sour plum). Palate of breathtaking depth and texture, and an amazing combination of power, balance and elegance. A wine with a dazzling future. - Richard Baudains

( Decanter 24th Jun 2015 )