12-01-2009 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 12/01/2009

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2008 Palo Alto Sauvignon Reserva, Chile, Sainsbury’s £3.99 until February 10

Gorgeous, sparky, lime zest-spiked sauvignon

2007 Palo Alto Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère-Syrah, Sainsbury’s £3.99 Feb 10

bold, inky, blackcurranty fruit with a herby, oaky finish

2007 Clos de Nouys Vouvray Demi-Sec, Waitrose, £7.19 until January 27

spicy, waxy fruit that accompanies starters such as meaty pâtés

2006 Saint-Joseph, Cuvée Prestige, Saint-Désirat, Waitrose £7.99 until Jan 27

delicious syrah-based red, made from low-yielding, 30-year-old vines

2007 Vieux Château Gaubert, Graves Blanc, Montrachet, £11.99

stone fruit and peach flavours, and nutty oak on the finish

2001 Château Sainte-Colombe, Côtes de Castillon, Montrachet, £11.99

tasty, merlot-based claret, with lots of fine, scented, mature, gamey, leathery fruit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2006 Salwey Oberrotweiler Käsleberg Spätburgunder, £11.60 (Tanners)

Fine, plummy, German pinot; 12% abv; 2007 coming soon

2006 Ferngrove Riesling, Western Australia, £7.49 (Oddbins)

Zesty, dry, lime- and apple-flavoured riesling; 12% abv

2007 Frédéric Mabileau Les Rouillères, St Nicolas de Bourgueil, £9.30 (Waitrose)

Supple red Loire with gravelly raspberry perfume; 12% abv

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Zuccardi Fuzion Shiraz/Malbec. £4.29, Somerfield, Waitrose

fresh dark berry fruit flavours and sweet gluggy fruit

2001 Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon. £9.99, Morrisons

a classic from the Australian company McWilliam’s

2006 Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir, Marlborough. Around £16.99, Tesco

aromatic and succulent, showing sweetly ripe fraise du bois fruitiness

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Resolute Pinot Noir, Winegrowers of Ara (2 @ £15.99 Majestic)

sweetly oaked, finely wrought

2006 Craggy Range Te Muna Rd Pinot Noir (£15.99, Waitrose.com, some branches)

complex, sweetly enticing

2007 Blind River Pinot Noir, Marlborough (£17.99, Oddbins)

elegant, restrained

2006 Wild Earth Pinot Noir, Central Otago (£17.99, stockists from 020 7720 5350)

multi award-winning

2006 Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir, Marlborough (£129.90 per six, Armit)

smoky, opulent

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Cantina di Monteforte Soave Classico 2006, Italy (Waitrose, £6.99)

very dry but with rounded apple and citrus

Barossa Valley Estate E Minor Chardonnay 2006 (wine rack £9.49/£6.33)

ripe, fresh pineapple and mango rather than heavy oak

Tesco Finest Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2006 (£13.49)

irresistibly juicy, ripe fruit, all cherry and strawberry; smooth finish

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Capucine Vin de Pays de L’Aude 2007 (£6.99, or £5.59 by the case Oddbins)

warm, bright southern French blend

Château Malardeau Sauvignon Blanc Côte de Duras 2007 (£7.49/£5.99 Oddbins)

breezy, happy, easy drinker with a lovely nose.

Coteaux du Lyonnais Franck Decrenisse 2007 (£7.99/£6.39 Oddbins)

flinty, thirst-quenching gamay; super chilled with a hot plate of coq au vin

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