06-02-2012 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 06/02/2012

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Emiliana ‘O’ Syrah 2010, £7.99 Tesco

upfront, bold fruit flavours and a dose of meaty spice

Lone Range Heretuanga Chardonnay 2009. £9.99 M&S

Creamy, round and delicious; top class for the price

Lindauer Special Reserve NV, £11.99 Majestic

Delivers lashings of fruity flavour without breaking the bank.

Les Pionniers Champagne 2004. £17.99, The Co-operative

Rich and long lasting with depth and complexity

Ebenezer and Seppeltsfield Shiraz 2009, £11,99, M&S

Bold fruit, sparks of spice and plenty of generous, powerful flavour

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Adhemar et Francis Boudin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaumes 2010 (Lea & Sandeman £120/12 IB)

easy, lemon curdy.

Mort Chablis Domaine 2010 (Lea & Sandeman, £150/12 ib)

tighter and more compact, like granite. More of a keeper

William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2010. (Lay & Wheeler, Southwick Wine, £237/6)

superbly edgy

Long Depaquit Albert Bichot Grand Cru Moutonne 2010 (Flint Wines, £450/12 IB)

impressively rich.

Long Depaquit Albert Bichot Vaudésir 2010 (Flint Wine £275/12 ib).


Vocoret & Fils Chablis 2010 France (12.5%, 2 @ £10.99 Majestic)

Brilliant stuff; tasting of bone and smoke with a finish that just goes on and on

William Fevre Chablis 2010 France (12.5%, £156/12 winedirect, Wine Society, £14.95)

very neat and tidy example, all parallel lines and crushed chalk

Samuel Billaud Chablis Les Forneaux 1er Cru 2010 France (13%, £19.50, Berry Bros)

lots of layers inside this 1er cru; try with chopped crayfish tails and avocado

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2010 Saint Michel Blanc Perlé, Gaillac. buy 2 = £6.99, Majestic

refreshing spritz and a dry, citrus-crisp tang

2009 Tamaya Reserva Syrah, Limarí. ~ £9.99, Avery’s, Spirited Wines, Harvey Nics

veneer of nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness coats the blackberry fruit

2006 Terre di Priori Brunello di Montalcino. £18.99, tesco.com

sweet-and-sour cherryish sangiovese fruit; a satisfying red

the Observer – David Williams

Château David Bordeaux Supérieur, France 2010 (£6.49, Sainsbury’s)

succulent blackcurrant fruit and crunchy texture

Mas Oller Blau, Empordà, Spain (£10.99, Virgin Wines)

glossy, supple texture and vivid black and red berry fruit

Moret-Nominé Rully, Burgundy, France 2009 (£18, The Vintner)

delicious chardonnay, with nuts, oatmeal, spice and apple

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Ladoix Bois des Gréchons 2010 (13.5% abv, Berry Bros, 12 in-bond @ £180)


Sainsbury’s Mâcon-Villages La Côtes Blanche 2010 (13% abv £6 down from £7.99)

if you have a taste for burgundy but not the pockets to match

Marks & Spencer Les Domaine Brocard Organic Chablis 2008 (12.5% abv £13.49

rather gorgeous – though 25% off promotion starts on the 15th of the month

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliott

2010 Canyon Creek Merlot Lodi, California, 13.5%. £4.99 (half price until 5 Feb), Morrisons

excellent-value, soft, fleshy and smooth red; intense, blackcurrant-centred flavours

2008 Organic Chablis Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis-Prehy, 12.5%. £12.99 (down £2), M&S

beautiful chablis is clean and smooth with excellent buttery and lemon-based fruit

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

The Doctors’ Riesling 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand (£9.99 Adnams)

packed with tangy green apples, grapefruit and mango

Paparuda Pinot Noir 2011, Viile Timisului, Romania (£5.50 Adnams)

soft, herbal pinot with red cherry, tarragon and fresh tobacco

El Transistor Verdejo 2009, Rueda, Spain (£15.99 Adnams)

richly textured and ripe, but dry, with lemon peel and lime

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