08-10-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 08/10/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Mâcon Vergisson La Roche, Tanners £7.40

delicious, ripe, elegant, herby, citrussy white burgundy

2002 Brunello di Montalcino, Sesti, Tanners, £19.95

seductive, savoury, sandalwood spice and sinewy, beefy palate

2006 Storks’ Tower Sauvignon Blanc-Verdejo, Tesco £3.99 until Oct 9

ripe, bosky, mainly sauvignon blanc-based white

2006 Storks’ Tower Tempranillo-Shiraz, Tesco £3.99 until Oct 9

lots of fat, sweet, plummy, 50-50 tempranillo and shiraz fruit

2005 Château La Garde, Bordeaux Supérieur, Sainsbury’s, £9.99

ripe, spicy, perfumed offering with a fine oaky finish

2006 Stamford Brook Viognier, Australia, Sainsbury’s, £5.99

fresh, elegant, spiced peach edition is worth the money

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2004/05 Tim Adams The Fergus, £9.99 (Tesco).

Succulent, rich, spicy red from Clare Valley

2006 Taste the Difference Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, £6.99 (Sainsbury’s)

Fresh, rounded, elegantly toasty and nutty

2006 Pewsey Vale Riesling, £9.99 (Oddbins).

Brimful of lime and mineral flavours from Eden Valley

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Santa Barbara. £4.99, M&S

zippy, aromatic, unoaked dry white

2005 Willunga 100 Grenache. £7.99, Sainsbury’s

excellent value; full of rich, soft and spicy fruitiness.

2005 Le Clos de Pressoir Menetou Salon. £10.25, Corney & Barrow

single vineyard sauvignon blanc has dry minerally undertones

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2005 Viña Doña Paula Malbec (£8.99, Berkmann)

elegant, spicy

2004 Catena Zapata Alta Malbec (£27.99, Bibendum)

rich, plummy, concentrated

2004 O Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec (£19.99, stockists from Seckford)

structured, perfumed

2005 Gouguenheim Malbec, Tupungato (£6.99, Las Bodegas)

bargain of the tasting, medium-bodied

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2003 Inniskillin Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine (£47.50 Fine & Rare, some Waitrose)

great finesse and mango and pineapple flavours, this is a rare treat

Pol Roger Rich Demi-Sec NV (£26.99; Booths, Hedley, F&M, Taurus)

outrageously decadent and delicious

2003 Royal Tokaji Blue Label Aszú (£19.99 Bibendum, Montrachet, Lea & S)

full of marmalade sweetness, nuts, apricots and caramel

2005 Darting Dürkheimer Spielberg Scheurebe BA (£13 Marks & Spencer)

full of ripe, honeyed citrus fruit

2002 Château Doisy-Védrines, (£13.50 Berry Bros & Rudd)

luscious, almost spicy barley sugar sweetness to it and fine balance

2005 Andrew Quady ‘Elysium’ Black Muscat (£7.99 Averys)

lightly fortified and darkly seductive; serve well chilled

2005 Rive Haute Reserve Pacherenc (£8.99 Playford Ros, Coe, Wheeler)

hints of lemon and apricot. Great with fruit tart

Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ Pedro Ximénez (£6.99)

Nutty, raisiny and full of Demerara, fig and liquorice flavours

Torres Moscatel Oro NV (£6.99-£8.99 Mallards, Roberts & Speight)

packed with flavours of honey, raisins, orange blossom and cloves

2005 Domaine Bellegarde ‘Cuvée Thibault’ Jurançon (£15.95; Yapp Bros)

peachily, lemony sweet with a long honeyed finish

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Mendel Malbec 2004, Argentina. £15.35, Cavas de Gaucho

melting tannins and subtle (for a malbec) layers of flavour

Catena Zapata Malbec 2004 Mendoza, Argentina. £8.79 Majestic

Matured in French and American oak; solid and grown-up

O Fournier Urban Uco Malbec 2004. £5.09, D Byrne, N Young, Martinez, ToW

simpler, juicy, fruity flavours are prominent and it’s beautifully scented

O Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec 2004 £16.89, D Byrne, N Young, Martinez, ToW

from a Spanish-owned boutique winery, has power as well as grace

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