09-08-2010 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 09/08/2010

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Extra Special Chardonnay, Vin de Pay, Asda, £4.50 until August 17

Terrific, lively, lemony southern French chardonnay

2009 Extra Special Merlot, Vin de Pays, Asda, £4.50 until August 17

raisiny, faintly earthy 14 per cent red

2007 Saint-Romain, Les Senteurs, Marks & Spencer,£8.99 until August 15

smoky, toasted hazelnut-stacked white burgundy.

2007 Côte de Nuits-Villages, Marks & Spencer, £10.99 until August 15

magnificent, beefy, damson plum and chocolate-spiced red burgundy

2006 Marsannay, Les Vaudenelles, Bruno Clair, £21.90

gorgeous ripe, elegant, tangy, smoky, cherry and raspberry-stacked wine

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

J Anna de Codorniu (£10.95 herculeswines.co.uk, soon in Sainsbury)

Light, citrussy and good with fish

J Malvasia Seco 2005 Camillo Donati (£15.99 Les Caves de Pyrène)

Apples and haystacks

J Bolney Antares Red Quality Sparkling Wine Brut 2008 (£19.45 bookersvineyard.co.uk)

Cherry zippiness from dornfelder grapes

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Sainsbury’s House Shiraz, NV, Australia. £3.96

juicy, spicy Aussie red, ideal for a belt-tightening barbecue or party

2009 Domane Wachau Terraces Gruner Veltliner. £5.99 to 24 August, Waitrose

fresh pear and stonefruits quality; fruit richness; clean and dry

2007 Mendel, Malbec, Mendoza. Around £17.50, Jeroboams, Handford

oak-seasoned, black cherry and mulberry-like marvel

the Times – Tim Atkin

2009 Taste the Difference Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur (£6.29, Sainsbury)

delicious; Bone dry, zesty and seafood-friendly

2007 Taste the Difference Vintage Cava Rosé Brut (£6.99, Sainsbury)

Balanced and creamy with lovely raspberry fruit

2009 Asda Extra Special Chilean Sauvignon Blanc (£6.38)

bright, gooseberry and elderflower-scented sauvignon

2008 Tesco Finest Beyers Truter Pinotage (£7.99)

rich and smooth and stylishly oaked with liquorice, raspberry

2008 Asda Extra Special New Zealand Pinot Noir (£9.20)

soft, summer pudding fruit, a hint of mint and subtle, toasty oak

2005 Tesco Finest Barolo £15.49, 13.6 per cent)

truffly, leafy and mature

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Via Collina Falanghina 2009 (£7.99, Waitrose; 12.5% abv)

a gentle, neroli-scented, mouthful of summer that’s ridiculously easy to drink

Feudi San Gregorio Falanghina 2009 (£11.99 agwines.com; £12.95, winedirect.co.uk)

feels so charged and alive, it is practically vibrating

Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina 2009 (£10.99, Highbury Vintners; £9.75, slurp)

has an intensity that almost nails itself to your tongue

Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY 2008 Ch de Targe (£8.99 each for 2 Majestic Wine)

crunchy herby high acid Cabernet; a refreshing barbeque quaffer

PRINICIPIO 2008 Antonio Camillo (£8.99 Les Caves de Pyrene)

Very unusual Tuscan red; liquorice and morello cherries, minerally


own label made by Wither Hills is luscious, ripe and soft

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2009 Portugal (Waitrose, £6.69, Majestic, £6.99)

dry, lemony verve and a cool, green grapiness

Peter Lehmann Semillon 2008 Barossa Valley, Australia (Tesco, £6.99)

lovely ripe citrus fruit and hints of smoke and honey work brilliantly

Anakena Viognier 2009 Rapel, Chile (halifaxwinecompany.com, £7.95)

plenty of juicy, peachy fruit and a dab of butter rounding out the finish

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