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PW5181 PW5181 Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Setúbal 2014

Wine in the papers: Daily Telegraph - powerful, herb-laden white. - Tom Cannavan

( Wine-pages.com 23rd May 2016 )

£6.75
BW5441 BW5441 Château Martinon, Entre-Deux-Mers 2015

A mere 15% sauvignon gris adds aroma to this superbly balanced wine. - Olly Smith 

( The Mail on Sunday 22nd May 2016 )

£7.50
IT20431 IT20431 La Rocca, Pieropan 2013

If Calvarino always has an air of spring about it, then La Rocca, a 100% garganega from a vineyard right by a medieval castle just east of Verona is deeper, more autumnal. In the younger vintages, it still carries a slight hint of the oak barrels in which it is made – and while still having that Pieropan signature of softly incisive acidity and salty freshness, it’s slightly less appealing than the easy charm of Calvarino. By the time it reaches 20 years of age or more, however, (and there’s no reason to think the 2013 won’t last that long) it develops a fabulous spicy intensity: roses, honey, bitter herbs and almonds. - David Williams

( The Observer 22nd May 2016 )

£22.00
IT21262 IT21262 Half bottle of Soave, Pieropan 2015

As a name, Soave promises so much: smooth, sophisticated, suave – a Marcello Mastroianni of a wine. Sadly, however, as Andrea Pieropan, one of two brothers running a family firm with their father in this corner of the Veneto in north east Italy, says, “most people know it for huge production” and “poor, simple” wines. Not so Pieropan, whose wines really do have something of La Dolce Vita about them, gentle but incisive dry whites that manage to be simultaneously mouth filling and mouth watering. That the region is still rather undervalued is good news for wine lovers, in that it keeps the prices down, relatively speaking: if it came from a starrier place, their straight Classico would be several pounds more expensive. - David Williams

( The Observer 22nd May 2016 )

£7.95
IT21401 IT21401 The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red 2013

The decadently smooth, mellow and superbly balanced 2013 Society's Sicilian Reserve Red (£7.50 from The Wine Society, visit www.thewinesociety.com or telephone 01438-741177). A generous bouquet promises dark cherry and blackberry flavours before a sumptuous palate wherein more black fruit and summer berries mingle with notes of pepper and lick-your-lips liquorice. Enjoy with meatballs and pasta in a rich tomato sauce. - Raymond Gleug

( Belfast Newsletter 21st May 2016 )

£7.50
GR861 GR861 Hatzidakis Santorini 2014

Made mostly from Santorini's signature grape, assyrtiko, this is the vinous equivalent of a dip in the sea, although think the cold Atlantic rather than warm Aegean. It tastes of salt and wild flowers. - Fiona Beckett

( The Guardian 21st May 2016 )

£12.50
FC29891 FC29891 Corent Côtes d'Auvergne, Saint-Verny 2015

An exciting entry to The Wine Society range - it's my pick to kick off a summer evening. - Rachel Walker

( Reader's Digest 21st May 2016 )

£7.95
GR1001 GR1001 Malagousia Tetramythos 2015

A good example of [malagousia] … powerful but elegant … Fiona Beckett

( The Guardian 21st May 2016 )

£9.95
GR1011 GR1011 Semeli Mantinia Nassiakos 2015

A good example of [moschofilero] … delicate, pretty ...  Fiona Beckett

( The Guardian 21st May 2016 )

£9.75
GR861 GR861 Hatzidakis Santorini 2014

Made mostly from Santorini's signature grape, assyrtiko, this is the vinous equivalent of a dip in the sea, although think the cold Atlantic rather than warm Aegean. It tastes of salt and wild flowers. - Hamish Anderson

( The Guardian 21st May 2016 )

£12.50