01-07-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 01/07/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2005 Chablis 1er Cru, Mnt de Milieu, B-Simon. Montrach; Bon Coeur £16

gorgeous ripe, leafy, lemon zest-styled chablis; long steely finish

2005 Riesling Le Kottabe Josmeyer. HH & Clark; Wait Cnry Wharf £13.95

25-year-old riesling vines; delicate, tart, dry, floral summer aperitif

2004 Condrieu, Les Vins de Vienne, Tesco, £19.99.

elegant, ripe, smoky, hawthorn-scented; perfumed, peachy flavours

2006 Pouilly Fuissé, Terroirs Rares, Cordier. Majestic 2 @ £14.99

lively, smoky, floral; complete with a fine, mouthwatering, lime-zest finish

2005 Pondalowie Vineyards MT Tempranillo, Tesco, £12.99

elegant, scented, rose and blackcurrant pastille-licked red

2005 Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir, NZ, The Wine Society, £17

elegant, rose-scented; Côte d¹Or¹s gamey, leafy style

2002 Chambolle-Musigny, Louis Boillot, Montrachet; Vine King £19.99

gorgeous ripe, scented, mature, gamey red

2000 Macchiona, La Stoppa di Elena Panteleoni, Caves Pyrène, £14.59

magnificent, big, bold, beefy red; rich, earthy fruit

2004 Gigondas, M. Chapoutier, Tesco, £14.99

very fine, ripe, concentrated, plummy, perfumed, slightly jammy

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2006 Pecorino, Contesa, £8.99 (Marks & Spencer)

Lightly aromatic, full, dry and sappy

2005 Ribolla Gialla, Canus, £11.50 (Berry Bros)

Medium-bodied, with zesty citrus and nutty flavours

2006 Gavi di Gavi, Raccolto Tardivo, La Toledana, 2 @ £5.99 (Majestic)

Ripe peach and pear fruit, with a fresh finish

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 So Organic Chardonnay. £4.49, Sainsbury’s

crisp, refreshing dry white.

2006 Winemakers Lot Chardonnay, 2 @ £6.39, Majestic

refreshingly clean flavours from the chardonnay grape

2006 Mount Horrocks Riesling. £12.95, Philglas; Whole Foods; Moriarty

Stephanie Toole produces one of the Clare Valley’s finest dry rieslings

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Laurenz und Sophie Singing Grüner Veltliner (£6.99, Tesco)

juicy, eminently accessible

2006 Taste the Difference Grüner Veltliner (£6.99, Sainsbury’s)

peppery, pear-drop scented

2005 Grüner Veltliner Berg-Vogelsang, Bründlmayer (£12.99, some Waitrose)

zesty, fresh, compact

2005 Grüner Veltliner, Achleiten Smaragd, Prager (£27.95, Berry Bros)

even better; elegant, concentrated, beautifully balanced

the Telegraph – Andrew Catchpole

Gonzalez Byass Tío Pepe Fino (£8.49; Coop; Sains; Tesc; Wait)

classic bone-dry fino; Drink as an aperitif or with Asian-spiced dishes

Hidalgo Oloroso Viejo (£45; Berry Bros; Waitrose)

rich, mahogany-hued, nutty and raisiny intensity

Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla (£7.49; Thresh; Sains; Somer; Wait)

superbly refreshing wine; catch a whiff of Sanlúcar’s tangy seaside

Valdespino Amontillado Tío Diego (£14.50-£15.50 Moreno; Vinoteca; HNics)

winning example of the great style of wine

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Adnams Selection Fizz Rosé Brut NV (£6.99, adnams)

softly rounded, beautifully balanced pink, based on grenache

Marques de Monistrol Cava Reserva Rosé (£4.86 until July 3 Waitrose)

crowd-pleasing fizzy pink, smelling a bit like a bag of sweets

Organic Okhre Natur Cava NV (£9.99, Marks & Spencer)

very special indeed; real intent and apple peel vim

Prosecco Ca’Rosa NV Italy (£7.49, Oddbins)

mild, pear-like taste and gossamer-light

Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (£13.99, Sainsbury’s)

impressive supermarket champagne

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