08-09-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 08/09/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Viña Sol, Torres, Spain, Tesco £4.49 until September 9

vibrant, citrusy, parellada grape-based modern Spanish white

2007 Viña Sol Tempranillo, Torres, Tesco £4.49 until September 9

plump, plummy style closes on a bold, earthy, inky note

2006 Wente Take Seven Small Lot Red, California, Waitrose £6.74 until Sepr 28

delivers lots of soft, spicy, funky, red-fruits flavours

2005 The Hedonist, McLaren Vale Shiraz, Waitrose £8.99 until Sep 28

elegant, oaky, curranty 14.5 per cent alcohol spice

2006 Brézème Blanc, Côtes du Rhône, Yapp Brothers £13.95

fine, floral, surprisingly mouthwatering marsanne, topped up with viognier

2005 Brézème, Cuvée Eugène Côtes du Rhône, Yapp Brothers, £15.95.

gorgeous, perfumed, peppery, dried cherry-stashed

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

No 209 Gin, £35.69-£45, 1 litre (thedrinkshop.com, Harvey Nichols)

Full-flavoured, smooth, citrussy gin from Napa Valley, California; 46% abv

Taste the Difference Blackfriars Gin, £12.49, (Sainsbury’s).

Aromatic, crisp, dry and stylish; 40% abv

Pink 47 London Dry Gin, £15.99, (selected Tesco)

High-quality, high-strength gin in a flamboyant bottle; 47% abv

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Trinacria. £3.79, Waitrose

moreish blend of cherry and damson fruitiness with just enough bite

2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. £9.99 on offer, Majestic, Waitrose

stylish dry white with a peachy fruit and refreshingly pineappley acidity

2005 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Amarone. £12.99

this is a powerful liquid fruitcake of a red.

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Auzells, Costers del Segre (£10.95, The Wine Society)

perfumed, apricotty, minerally

2007 Klein Constantia Riesling, Constantia (£8.50, The Wine Society)

off-dry, juicy, Rheingau-like

2005 Auxey-Duresses, Les Hautes, Domaine Vincent (£14.95, The Wine Society)

heavenly, toasty, complex

2006 Burlotto Dolcetto d’Alba (£8.95, The Wine Society)

youthful, black cherry-scented

2006 Mendel Malbec, Mendoza (£9.95, The Wine Society)

plum and violet-like

2006 Chilean Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley (£5.95, The Wine Society)

supple, brilliant-value

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2007 Blason Montagny Vieilles Vignes. £5.99 on offer Somerfield

marked freshness and great intensity of fruit

2008 Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir. £8.59 on offer Waitrose

Laden with raspberries, cherries and roses; soft, smooth and gluggable

2005 Château Thénac, £13.95; Berry Bros & Rudd

rich, silky texture and intense, spicy flavours. Enjoy it with Sunday roasts

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Renato Ratti Langhe Nebbiolo 2006, Italy £10.99, M&S

scented, hauntingly pretty and with great drive.

Oddero Barolo 2004, Italy £22.50, Waitrose

impressive, and will only get better if kept a few years

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