04-06-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 04/06/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Taste the Difference Pinot Grigio, Sainsbury £5.61 until June 19

elegant, nutty, lemony, fresh brown bread-charged pinot grigio

2005 Taste the Difference CdRhône Villages. Sai £4.49 until June 19

fine, robust, peppery, red fruits-laden 2005; a winner.

2001 Heidsieck Brut Champagne, Majestic2 @ £15.99 until June 18

lively, lemony, brioche-finished 2001

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve, Majestic 2 @ £22.98 June 18

rich, floral, hazelnut-scented wine with real pedigree.

2006 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant, Caves Pyrene £10.45

gentle, floral, raspberry-styled fruit; few will fail to succumb

2004 Haitza Rouge, Irouleguy, Caves Pyrene, £13.49

fat, spicy, earthy, blackberry fruit is a revelation.

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2006 Jasnières, Domaine des Gauletteries, 2 @ £6.99 Majestic

Dry white Loire with vibrant citrus-honey flavour

2006 Palandri Reserve Sauvignon Semillon, £6.99 Coop

Tangy grapefruit- and gooseberry-flavoured Oz white

2005 Churton MarlboroughPinot Noir, £13.40 Tanners

Textbook red pinot with spiced cherry aroma

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Reserve Saint Marc Sauvignon. £3.36 to 19 June, Sains

this southern French sauvignon represents pretty good value

2006 Pecorino. £8.99, M&S

aromatic dry white of intriguing character.

2006 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir. 2 @ £11.99 Majestic

you’ll struggle to find a pinot of the quality of this example anywhere

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2004 Morrisons The Best Vintage Cava (£6.99)

toasty, complex, citrus-fresh

2004 Wrattonbully Smith & Hooper Merlot (£7.99 Morrison)

elegant, grassy, silky

2001 McWilliam’s Elizabeth Semillon (£9.99 Morrison)

waxy, mature, age-worthy

2003 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru, Cave Turckheim (£13.99 Mor)

rich, powerful, rose petal-scented

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 MadFish Pinot Noir Australia (£8.99; Off The Vine, Cllr Door, V&C

full of juicy black cherry fruit with hints of vanilla

2005 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot (£9.99; Morrisons)

oodles of dark berry fruit and a firm texture

2004 Saint Véran, Croix Senaillet (£10.99; OW Loeb)

pure, vibrant tropical fruit

2006 Peter Lehmann Wildcard Unoaked Chard (£4.99; Co-op)

fresh, citrussy Chardonnay; rounded, supple fruit

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Dom Gramenon, Poignée de Raisin 2006. £8.80, Caves Pyrene

beautiful, pure lift of fruit, it also feels nicely lived in

Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano 2004. £10.56, Caves Pyrene

velvety texture, dripping with summer berry flavours

Château Batailley 1996 Pauillac. £25 – £35 BBR, L&W, Avery, WSoc

classic medoc perfume – cassis, and the tinder-dry bits of tobacco leaf

Domaine Lafage Cuvée Centenaire 2006. £6.99, Waitrose

Rich and blowsy, shot through with refreshing acidity

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