06-06-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 06/06/2011

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2010 Finest Palomino, Bodegas Barbadillo, Spain. Tesco, 2 @ £5 until July 19

delicious, gentle, floral, grapey, yet dry summery white

2008 Finest Douro, Falua, Portugal. Tesco, 2 @ £5 until July 19

bursts with bold oaky, blackberry spice.

2010 Yalumba Organic Shiraz, South Australia. Waitrose, £6.74 until June 21

Juicy, perfumed, floral shiraz; easy-drinking blueberry fruit

2009 Clos de Nouys Vouvray Demi-sec, Loire. Waitrose, £7.99 until June 21

An off-dry vouvray, with lots of fine spicy, appley fruit

2004 Château Beaumont, Bordeaux. Wine Society, £12.95; Justerini & Brooks, £11.67

rich, refined, easy-swigging claret; ripe, fat, spicy and full of flavour

the Sunday Times – Katie Spicer

Frangelico (£13.75 Waitrose)

Warm, nutty, chocolaty vanilla flavours. Great in cakes and poured over ice cream

Nocino (£29 Marcantonio Foods)

A herbal-tasting walnut liqueur that sits somewhere south of sweet

Noix de la Saint Jean (£16.25 thewhiskyexchange)

A 15% fortified wine made from green walnuts

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2010 Rio de La Vida Tempranillo Shiraz. Sainsbury’s, £5.99

Vivid and strawberryish on the nose, strawberry and cherry sweetness

2010 Moulin-à-Vent ‘La Reserve d’Amélie’, Gerard Charvet. £9.99, Majestic

Fragrantly cherryish, the fruit of the gamay grape is succulently strawberryish

2008 Domaine du Grapillon d’Or Gigondas. £15.49, Stevens Garnier

aromatic and peppery, so rich in spicy fruit and so powerful

the Observer – David Williams

2010 Fiano Sannio DOC, Italy (£7.99, Marks & Spencer)

fleshy peachy character and a clean crisp finish

2009 Heinrich Hartl Rotgipfler, Thermenregion, Austria (£15.19, Waitrose)

thrilling white, balancing tangy richness and voluptuous texture

2008 Mullineux Kloof Street Red, South Africa (£9.95, swig.co.uk)

vivid red and black berries and rosemary with a lovely satin texture

2007 Vega Sindoa Cabernet Reserva, Navarra (£6.39 if you buy two, Majestic)

dark cassis and black chocolate and herbal freshness

2006 Mac Forbes Coldstream Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (£27.50, selected Waitrose)

restrained style; Ethereal and succulent

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Marks & Spencer Falanghina (£5.49; 12% abv)

a bargain

Church Mouse Falanghina 2010 (£7.23; 12.5% abv, ASDA)

delicately fruity wine with pretty, star fruit flavours

Asda Extra Special Fiano 2010 (£6.98; 12.5% abv)

slightly fuller, more rounded

Marks & Sparks Vermentino (£6.99; 13% abv)

from Lazio, intense, minerally

Sistina Pecorino 2010 (£6.99 on offer, 13% abv Majestic)

sharp, citrussy white that would be great with a raw seafood platter

Marco Porello Roero Arneis (£7.99 on offer, 12.5% abv Majestic)

smooth, nutty, soave-ish white from Piedmont

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (£5.99; 13% abv)

earthy, slightly herbal character

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2010 Finest Argentinian Malbec Rosé Mendoza, 13.5%, £7.50, Tesco

Fresh, juicy rosé with appealing orange, peach and cherry flavours

Sainsbury House Pinot Noir, Romania, 13%, £4.29, Sainsbury’s

Superb value entry-point pinot; cherry fruit and a touch of oak

2009 Paul Mas Viognier Languedoc-Roussillon, 13%, £8.50, Henderson Wines

Rich, apricot and vanilla flavours with a rounded, toasty finish

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Asda Shiraz 2010, South Eastern Australia (£4.52)

remarkable depth of flavour for the low price tag; rich, velvet-smooth

Marks & Spencer Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche Gamay 2010, France (£4.49)

elegant, light, succulent red that tastes even better lightly chilled

Zalze Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Viognier 2009, South Africa (Waitrose, £5.59 until 21 June)

bags of brambly, mulberry fruit, and oaky structure

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