11-06-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 11/06/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Southbank Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Majestic, 2@£4.99.

one of the most thrilling Marlborough sauvignons ever at a killer price

Berrys’ House White, France, Berry Bros & Rudd £4.95

gentle, leafy, juicy yet citrussy chardonnay-based white

2005 La Baume Winemaker’s Selection Viognier Waitrose, £4.99.

exotic, full-flavoured viognier, a whizz with summer stir-fries

2006 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Lacheteau, Waitrose, £3.99.

elegant, ripe, aromatic 12 per cent alcohol white with fruit and flavour

French Connection, Vin Blanc Cuvée, Tesco, £3.99; Asda, £3.98.

light, juicy, clean, uncomplicated, verdant, citrussy fruit.

2005 Château des Maladrets Beaujolais Villages. Majestic,2@ £4.99

lively, brilliant; young, crunchy fruit

Berrys’ House Red, Berry Bros & Rudd, £4.95.

delicious ripe, plummy, velvety, berry fruit-laden red

2006 Stone Road Shiraz, France, Co-op, £4.49.

big, fat, curranty berry fruit and lots of squishy plum flavours

2005 Oak-aged Extra Special Burgundy, Asda, £5 until July 10.

oodles of palatable, ripe, meaty, beefy, classic strawberry-scented pinot

French Connection Cuvée Vin Rouge, Tesco, £2.79 on offer; Asda, £3.98.

easy-swigging vin de table; juicy, gluggable, faintly bubblegum-scented

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2003 Château Paloumey, Haut-Médoc, £12.99 Oddbins

Beautifully supple, with plum and olive notes

2004 Seigneurs d’Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon, £7.99 Waitrose

Soft, spicy, herbal notes and sweet fruit

2005 Château David, Bordeaux, £4.99 Sainsbury’s

Full, ripe cassis and cedar flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2005 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhône Villages. £4.49

A classic southern Rhône blend of Mediterranean grape varieties

2004 Clos d’Yvigne Le Rouge et Le Noir. buy 2 = £7.49, Majestic

from Bergerac-based writer and winemaker Patricia Atkinson

2005 Chianti Classico Rubiolo, Gagliole. £13.95, Berry Bros & Rudd

displays the vibrant, cherryish flavours of Tuscany’s sangiovese grape

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Tintara Horseshoe Row Shiraz (£6.99, Sainsbury)

rich, smoky, blackberryish

2005 Pirque Estate Cabernet, Chile (£6.99, Marks & Spencer)

minty, cassis-scented, full-throated

2005 Terre de Bussière, Domaine de la Janasse (2@£6.99 Majestic)

rich, juicy, densely structured

2004 Ridgeview Bloomsbury Cuvée Merret (£17.99, Waitrose)

crisp, elegant

2004 Denbies Greenfields Cuvée (£21.99 from the vineyard)

rich, toasty, complex

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Louis Jadot Rosé France (£5.99; Waitrose)

scrumptious Gamay from the heart of Beaujolais; delightful aperitif

2006 Errázuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Chile (£6.99; Thresher)

juicy, yet dry and spicy pink is ideal with cold meat and salad

2006 Ochoa Rosado de Lagrima (£6.99-£7.99; Abbey Taurus; Bretby)

delightful, well-structured blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha

2006 Yering Station Pinot Rosé, Australia (£10 6; N Young; Harrison)

full of spiced cherry fruit and is great with salmon steaks or tuna

Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV South Africa (£10.99; Bibendum)

made in the Champagne method; remarkable value, with lovely fruit

Ruinart Rosé Champagne NV (£39.99; Lea & Sand; Harrods, Nicolas)

My favourite pink Champagne; delicate, with hints of strawberries.

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Les Nivières Saumur Rouge 2005, France. £4.99, Waitrose

relatively light-bodied; thick with the scent of summer pudding berries

Les Rouillères St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2005, £8.99, Waitrose

from 35-year-old vines, with some graphitey, pencil-box smell.

J Marteau Sauvignon de Touraine 2006, £5.99, Marks & Spencer

lots of verve and grassy character.

L’Arpenty Chinon 2005, France £9.10, Yapp Brothers

picks its way with great, unruffled delicacy across your mouth

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