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AU18351 AU18351 Blind Spot King Valley Garganega 2015

This Aussie take on garganega, the main grape in Soave, Italy, comes from northern Victoria. Crisp and unoaked, with notes of pear and cooked apple. Food match: pea and watercress pesto pasta with lemony salmon. - Tim Atkin

( Jamie Magazine 11th Apr 2016 )

AU18411 AU18411 Blind Spot Old-Vine Clare Valley Mataro 2014

Wine of the Week: Aussie Mataro (aka Mourvedre) from super talent Mac Forbes is a serious red with weight, depth, power and spice. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 10th Apr 2016 )

RH41441 RH41441 Tavel Cuvée Prima Donna Rosé, Domaine Maby 2015

Tavel, in France’s Rhône valley, is known for its full-flavoured rosé. This bottle is concentrated and dense with bold red-cherry fruit as well as a hint of sweetness. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 10th Apr 2016 )

SP10981 SP10981 Avaniel, Ribera del Duero 2014

…purity of loganberry and red plum fruit… - David Williams

( The Observer 10th Apr 2016 )

AA1841 AA1841 The Society's Grüner Veltliner 2015

Groovy Grüner: As bright and dazzling as a pear plugged into a lightbulb socket! - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 10th Apr 2016 )

FC27561 FC27561 Bergerac Rouge, Château Tour des Gendres 2014

Tour des Gendres is a well-run chateau making a very acceptable Merlot & Malbec blend; a typical example of Bergerac’s brisk crunchy reds with their plummy fruits and soft structure. - Rose Murray Brown 

( The Scotsman 9th Apr 2016 )

IT20111 IT20111 Cirò Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013

The grape is gaglioppo, a red grape that’s native to Calabria, where this wine is made. It’s a spicy wine, with the powdery texture of a Rhône red but a distinctively Italian flavour that reminds me of nutmeg, wormwood and red vermouth. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 9th Apr 2016 )

LO12051 LO12051 Cheverny, Domaine du Salvard 2015

The Wine Society is very quick out of the blocks this year with this perky 2015, which can only have just arrived in stock!  Mainly sauvignon blanc with a dash of chardonnay to give depth, I know it’s early, but this is set to be a must have this summer so get in early. - Matthew Jukes

( The Daily Mail 9th Apr 2016 )

CE8571 CE8571 Undurraga Cauquenes Estate Maule Viognier Roussanne-Marsanne 2015

One of the new wave wines from the warm Mediterranean climate of Maule, this viognier-dominated wine has clear apricot and peachy notes with a lightness of touch on the palate. - Christine Austin

( Yorkshire Post 9th Apr 2016 )

CE8721 CE8721 Concha y Toro Corte Ignacio Casablanca Riesling 2015

Riesling isn't a mainstream variety in Chile, but it can shine in cool-climate coastal valleys like Casablanca and in Bío-Bío in the chilly far south. I love the glorious sphere of bright acidity that runs from start to finish through this splendidly floral and only just off-dry fruit bomb, which offers a fireworks display of orange rind, honeysuckle, lime juice and blossom flowers. Throw a Thai beef salad, Thai green curry or Vietnamese lemongrass chicken at it and see it rise to the challenge. A truly irresistible riesling at a bargain price, drink this surprise packet sooner rather than later. - James Viner 

( Kent & Sussex Courier 8th Apr 2016 )