06-10-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 06/10/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Storks’ Tower Sauvignon Blanc-Verdejo, Spain, Tesco, £3.99 on offer

aromatic, zesty white delivers delicious, citrusy, appley fruit

2006 Storks’ Tower Tempranillo-Shiraz, Spain, Tesco, £3.99 on offer

bold, juicy, burly, inky red, with plenty of rich, plummy, curranty fruit

2006 White Burgundy, Antonin Rodet, Sainsbury’s, £5.49

blessed with lots of gentle, appley, oaky fruit

2007 Cono Sur Gewürztraminer, Chile, Sainsbury’s, £5.99

elegant, exotic, peach and stone-fruit Chilean flavours

2005 Finca L’Argatà, Montsant, Joan d’Anguera, Tanners, £12.95

syrah blend oozing with seductive, herby, violet and raspberry spice

2005 Pinot Noir by Farr, Geelong, Australia, Tanners, £18.95

terrific, lively floral, gamey, smoky fruit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Vignes de St Pierre Sauvignon Blanc, £3.99 Aldi

Crisp, bright sauvignon with juicy, grassy fruit

2003 Rioja Reserva, Ramon Lopez Murillo, £4.99 Aldi

Soft and nutty with sweet red fruit and spicy oak

2007 Mâcon-Villages, Henri de Lorgères, £4.99 Aldi

Nutty, fresh, delicately buttery and well-rounded

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Sainsbury’s Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. £3.99

certainly one of the best in the range for its clean fruitiness.

2005 Dominio Basconcillos. £9.90, Vintage Roots

Red fruit flavours and cherry combine with firm tannins and a savoury cutting edge

2008 Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc. £11.95, Jeroboams

aromatic nettley; rich but not overpowering, concentrated yet restrained

the Observer – Tim Atkin

Taste the Difference 12-Year-Old Pedro Ximénez (£7.19 Sainsbury’s)

raisiny, mature, multi-dimensional

2005 Montsant Old Vines Garnacha (£8.99, Marks & Spencer)

racy, refreshing, subtly oaked; one of Spain’s greatest red-wine bargains

2006 Château Le Chec, Graves (£9.75, Adnams)

waxy, toasty, grapefruity, Semillon-based

2006 Benmarco Malbec, Dominio del Plata, Mendoza (2 @ £8.99, Majestic)

smooth, powerful, sun-drenched

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Durius Tempranillo, Spain. (2 @ £4.47 Majestic)

Soft and smooth with ripe, sweet, spicy fruit

2007 Errázuriz Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile (£4.79 until Tuesday; Waitrose)

silky tannins make it drinkable now, although I would suggest tucking it away for Christmas

2005 Josmeyer ‘Le Dragon’ Riesling. (£14.95; Wine Soc, Taurus, Peckham & Rye)

Dry, steely and petrolly; rounded and full and exactly what riesling and Alsace are all about

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Alovini Terre degli Eventi 2007, Basilicata. £6.60, Tanners

juicy, medium-bodied; warmth redolent of Italy’s hot south, surprisingly fresh

Domaine Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé 2006. £15.99, Corney & Barrow

Barely oaked, yet opulent and glowing as autumn sun

Château Beauchêne Les Sens de Syrah 2004. £10.49, Corney & Barrow

velvet texture, glides across the tongue; deeply curranty without feeling heavy

Domaine des Terres Falmet Cinsault 2007. £6.75, Berry Bros

Perfumed wine (hints of prunes, cloves and dried figs), and loosely textured

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