12-07-2010 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 12/07/2010

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2008 Red Burgundy Pinot Noir Reserve, Cave de Lugny, France Asda, down to £5.12

oozes light, lively, summery damson plum and spice.

2009 Chapel Down Flint Dry, Tenterden, Kent Waitrose, £7.69

Fine hedgerow-scented English white; lively, lemony palate

2006 Castillo Albai Crianza Rioja, Pagos del Rey, Asda, down to £4.93

Ridiculously good sub- £5 rioja; tobacco-scented style and vanilla-laden finish

2008 See Saw Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Australia Waitrose, £7.99

mouthwatering, bold, grassy blend.

2004 Framingham Marlborough Dry Riesling, New Zealand, Harvey Nichols, £11.25

gorgeous dry, leafy, floral, lemon zest-spiked riesling. Drink now until 2013

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Reiterpfad Ruppertsberg Riesling Trocken 2008, von Buhl (£28.50 greatwesternwine)

dry, racy, spicy and substantial enough to drink with roast beef

Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett 2007, Moselle (£17.27 OW Loeb)

intense waxy nose; minerally-lemony acidity balances the off-dry fruit

Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2009 (£13.99 The Winery)

bursts with yellow plums, honeysuckle and real character

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Réserve de la Perrière, Corbières. £4.69, Waitrose

spicily aromatic red; unoaked to bring a gluggy texture to its dark fruit

2009 Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pouilly-Fumé. £9.99

refreshingly nettley sauvignon blanc; subtle dry white; ripe gooseberry fruit

2006 Tahbilk Shiraz, Australia. Around £12.45, Bowland Forest Vintners

Pepper and spice; ripe blackberry fruitiness; savoury acidity and suppleness

the Times – Tim Atkin

2008 Chinon, Domaine du Colombier (£5.99, 13 per cent, Sainsbury’s)

grassy, blackcurrant fruity, aromatic, drink-me Loire Valley cabernet franc

2008 La Grille Pinot Noir, Sylvain Miniot (2 @ £5.99, Majestic)

elegant and perfumed with strawberries, tomato leaf and fresh leather

2007 El Cayado, Bierzo (£8.99, 14 per cent, Oddbins)

A refreshing, poised red.

2007 Friuli Merlot, Arrigo Bidoli (£9.99, 13 per cent, Marks & Spencer)

this is a stunner. Bright, unoaked and supple with fine-grained tannins.

2008 Saumur-Champigny Domaine de la Croix de Chaintres (£7.99 until August 3, Waitrose)

When Saumur-Champigny is good it can be wonderful.

2008 Régnié, Domaine Rochette (£11.50, 13 per cent, Lea & Sandeman)

delicious gamay, sourced from one of the ten top “crus”, is soft and alluring

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Esprit de Marius Sangouard Julienas 2009 (£9.50, Wine Society; 13% abv)

focused, impressive

Château de Pizay, Morgon 2009 (2 @ £6.99, Majestic; 13% abv)

good value

Henry Fessy Brouilly 2009 (£9.99, Waitrose; 13.5% abv)

My pick of their 2009s; soft vinosity

Julien Sunier Regnie 2009 (£14.95 a bottle, available soon, Berry Bros)

raspberry-scented beaujolais

Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

‘Naia’ Rueda Verdejo 2009 (£10 www.woodwinters.com)

guava fruits, ripe citrus, fresh acid; touch of leesy smokiness

‘Shaya’ Rueda Verdejo 2009 (£10 www.boutinot.com; www.slurp.co.uk)

Hugely impressive new rich fleshy Verdejo; sumptuously intense fruit

Nieva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (£9.99 www.thewineryuk.com)

Crisp zingy with tingling acid from an excellent top-performing co-op

Marques de Riscal Finca Montico 2008 (£14.99 www.slurp.co.uk)

fuller bodied and fleshier than Riscal’s standard Rueda Verdejo

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2009 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc, 13%vol, New Zealand (£12.99; Oddbins)

Tropical yet crisp, with gooseberries and melons on the palate

2009 Louis Latour Macon-Lugny, 13%vol, France (2 @ £7.49 Majestic)

textbook sub-£10 white burgundy with crisp apple fruit

2009 Lost Sheep Chardonnay, 12.5%vol, Australia (£6.99; Marks & Spencer)

rich, creamy fruit, touch of oak and splash of aromatic and peachy viognier

2009 Chamonix Blanc, 13%vol, France (£5.95; The Wine Society)

surprisingly complex given its price tag. It’s perfect summer fare

2008 Torres Sangre de Toro, 13.5%vol (£6.99; Asda, Morris, Wait, Maj)

it’s ripe and spicy, soft and drinkable.

2008 Tagus Creek Cabernet Sauvignon/Touriga Nacional, 13%vol Portugal (£6.99; Morrisons)

disarmingly approachable with its fleshy fruit and savoury finish

2008 Viñalba Cuvée Couture Malbec-Touriga Nacional, Argentina (2 @ £7.99 Majestic)

full of damson/plum fruit, chocolate and violets

2007 Domaine le Cazal Minervois, 13%vol, France (£8.95; Yapp Bros)

spicy, smoky and intense carignan/grenache/syrah blend

2008 Arboleda Carmenère, 13.5%vol, Chile (£13.99; Real Wine Co)

a wine of real style and the personal project of Eduardo Chadwick

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