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the Times – Jane MacQuitty2008 Viña Maipo Gran Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile. Sainsbury’s on offer £3.99
finer, lemon-zest-and-gooseberry wine2008 Viña Maipo Gran Reserva, Shiraz, Chile. Sainsbury’s, on offer £3.99
gorgeous, smoky-oaky shiraz delivers oodles of sweet, berry fruit2007 Wild Rock Elevation, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough. Waitrose £7.99 on offer
sparky, verdant sauvignon with lots of juicy, floral fruit.2006 Wild Rock, Gravel Pit Red, Merlot-Malbec. Waitrose £7.99 on offer
stony soil of Hawkes Bay has produced a fine, dusky, earthy yet plummy red2006 Chassagne-Montrachet, ler Cru Abbaye de Morgeot, Olivier Leflaive. C&B
ripe, buttery, sweet hazelnut-stashed offering from a superior ler cru vineyard
the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon2006 Shelmerdine Chardonnay, £11.49 (Oddbins).
From Australia’s Yarra Valley: toasty, concentrated and fresh2006 Coralillo Chardonnay, £9.99 (Marks & Spencer).
From Chile’s San Antonio region:cashew-nut richness and candied peel zing2007 Taste the Difference Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, £7.99 (Sainsbury’s).
Stylish, fresh, nutty and smoothly textured
the Independent – Anthony Rose2006 Tesco Finest Piwen Chardonnay £3.99, down from £7.99
Fresh, tropical fruit; crisp, unoaked New World meets the Chablis-like character2007 Domaine du Petit Chêne Moulin-à-Vent £9.99, Marks & Spencer
adds a light touch of oak to the vivid cherry and strawberry qualities2007 St Aubin 1er cru, Gérard Thomas £15.99, Majestic
fresh acidity as well as an elegant and mouth-watering crispness
the Observer – Tim Atkin2007 J&F Lurton Les Fumées Blanches (£5.99, each for 2, Majestic)
mealy and rich with tangy citrus and gooseberry fruit, and an undertone of honey2006 Asda Petit Chablis (£6.47, Asda)
tasty, with freshness and zip, and a buttery mid-palate.2006 La Grille Pinot Noir (£4.99 each for 2, Majestic)
French Pinot Noir that can match anything from Chile and New Zealand at this price2006 Taste The Difference Barossa Shiraz (£7.99, Sainbury’s)
classic, concentrated Shiraz with mulberry and blackberry fruit.2007 Vina Tabalí Los Molles Carmenere (£7.99 M&S)
smoky and deeply coloured, with cool-climate notes of green pepper and chocolateGriffith Park Sparkling Rose (£6.98, Asda)
quaffable, frothy fizz with a bit of residual sugar and attractive cherry and strawberry fruit
the Telegraph – Susy AtkinsMuscadet La Regate 2007, France (Sainsbury’s, £3.25)
inexpensive, mouthwatering; to go with plain musselsTesco Finest Gavi 2007, Italy (£6.99)
crisp Italian white, but there’s a touch of creamy roundness and ground almondJacob’s Creek Reserve Riesling 2007 (Booths and everywine.co.uk, £8.99)
fresh, perfumed, zesty lemon and lime just leap out of it
the Guardian – Victoria MooreChâteau Pontet Bagatelle Rosé 2007 (£7.95; FromVineyardsDirect.com)
gorgeous: a magical, pale rosé that makes you feel as if you’re floatingMas Belles Eaux Les Côteaux 2005 (£12.95; FromVineyardsDirect.com)
I also loved the savoury wildnessSelvapiana Chianti Rufina Bucerchiale 2004 (£20 Marks & Spencer)
this elegant, refreshing wine is worth every penny