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Tyrrell's Old Winery Hunter Valley Verdelho 2013

Tyrell's in Australia's Hunter Valley is esteemed for its long-ageing Semillon, but they also work wonders with the Verdelho grape, which needs to be drunk young. Lovely as an aperitif or to wash down shellfish, this is brightly refreshing and full of zingy flavours of limes and lemon zest. - Terry Kirby

( The Independent on Sunday 31st Aug 2014 )

Quinta do Portal Colheita, Douro 2011

Wine of the Week: This plump, mellow red is headlined by tempranillo with scented complexity for fans of Rioja. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 31st Aug 2014 )

Domaine Jones Blanc, Grenache Gris Côtes Catalanes 2013

This is really lovely. It’s made from old vines (almost 80 years) planted on black schist in the Maury valley, overlooked by the 11th Century Queribus castle. 30% of the blend is fermented and matured in French oak for six months. Very fresh and fine with a bit of spicy, pithy grip. Attractive spicy notes and texture on the palate with nice weight. A characterful white that’s really pure and linear. 90/100 - Jamie Goode

( wineanorak.com 31st Aug 2014 )

Chianti Classico, Monteraponi 2011

Made with 100% sangiovese, a great traditional Chianti from one of the region's great producers. Herbs, spicy, violets - do not drink without food! - Rob Price

( Birmingham Living 29th Aug 2014 )

Nuy Red Muskadel

Intriguing style combining bright barley sugar and heady rose hip syrup flavours with light grapey freshness and perfumed lift, and a touch of the herbal clove and menthol character you find in cough candy. - Simon Woods

( woodswine.com 29th Aug 2014 )

Latria Garnatxa-Carinyena, Montsant 2009

Outstandingly bosky - Nina Caplan

( New Statesman 29th Aug 2014 )

Meerlust Estate Red, Stellenbosch 2011

On the palate this wine is medioum-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, plums, exotic spice and dark chocolate. It's lightly oaked and very approachable with soft silky tannins and comes from a complex blend of 52% merlot, 33% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Drink with late summer meaty barbecues, roast beef, venison and game. This well balanced wine is spectacular and shows off winemaker Chris WIlliams' superb skills to a tee and is phenominal value. Rush to purchase before stocks run out as this classy number is a snip under a tenner. - James Viner

( Kent & Sussex Courier 29th Aug 2014 )

Tyrrell's Old Winery Hunter Valley Verdelho 2013

I can't believe how much flavour there is in this wine whose alcohol content is just 12.5%, and there is no desperate hurry to drink it. It's the 2012 that is tasting particularly well at the moment - stunningly attractive, with notes of both citrus (recalling one of Australia's great gifts to the world of wine, Hunter Valley Sémillon) and the attractive aspects of varnish, a recurring theme with the Madeira grape Verdelho, I find. It is truly tangy but has good fruit ballast too - and makes a thoroughly satisfying aperitif as well as being assertive enough to drink with food. The 2013 is well on the way to this delightful state but I would hold it for a few months while the fruit broadens out on the palate, as has happened to the 2012. - Jancis Robinson

( JancisRobinson.com 29th Aug 2014 )

Half bottle of Blind Spot Rutherglen Muscat

Sweet, unctuous fortified Muscats are the very best partner for [masala-chai crème brulée with brandy figs] - Joanna Simon

( House & Garden 29th Aug 2014 )

Samuel Billaud, Chablis Les Grands Terroirs 2012

Gently nutty with melon as well as classic green apple flavours… has an underlying creamy richness to match its freshness. - Helen Savage

( Newcastle Journal 26th Aug 2014 )