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the Times – Jane MacQuittyLawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir Rosé 2008 (Majestic 2 @ £7.99)
pretty rose-pink colour; musky, strawberry-scented2007 Chablis from Maurice Tremblay (Booths £7.99 until April 18)
delicious, scented, leafy, appleyChâteau de l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme 2000 (Majestic 2 @ £5.99)
lots of rich, ripe, beefy, cedary fruitChâteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gabets (Booths £12.99 until April 18)
a delight – all velvety, herby, rich finesse.
the Sunday Times – Bob TyrerLa Reserve Claret: Bordeaux 2006, £7.95 vineyardsdirect.com
classic flavours of cedar, “lead pencil” and dark fruitVilla Maria Private Bin Merlot 2006, £9.49 Waitrose
unfurls to deliver plums, cherries, violets and chocolate
the Independent – Anthony Rose2008 South African Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz. £4.09, Tesco
joyfully juicy mulberry and cherry-fruity Cape blend2007 Domaine du Petit Chêne Moulin-à-Vent. £9.99, M&S.
full of strawberry and cherry fruitiness with a touch of oak2006 Louis Jadot Meursault. £19.99, Sainsbury’s, to 13 April.
superbly rich in apple and pear-like flavours
the Observer – Tim Atkin2004 Flor de Pingus (£97.75, 14.5%, Corney & Barrow)
almost a bargain by comparison (to Pungus); stylish, more forward.Vega Sicilia 1999 Unico (£225, 13.7%, Berry Brothers & Rudd)
typically patrician: very classy, if a little tight-lipped at present2005 Alion (£46.95, 14.2%, Berry Brothers & Rudd, available from May)
balanced, beautifully integrated; best release yet from Vega’s sister winery.2006 Nos Riqueza (£9.99, 13.5%, Marks & Spencer)
smooth, lightly oaked2006 Pesquera (£18.95, 13.5%, Armit)
aromatic, cigar box and black fruits-scented2006 Cillar de Silos Crianza (£18.99 Oddbins)
refreshing, blackberryish2006 Abadia Retuerta, Selección Especial (£16.99, stockists from 020 7720 5350)
serious, plum- and cassis-like2005 Mauro (£28, 14.5%, Moreno Wines)
spicy, deeply coloured2005 Bourgogne Blanc, Buisson-Battault £9.99, 13%, Majestic
A generic white Burgundy that tastes like a Meursault
the Telegraph – Susy AtkinsChileno Merlot Rose 2008, Chile (Morris, £5.08; Somer and Co-op, £5.49)
Perfumed, juicy, joyous stuff with the flavour of raspberry-ripple ice creamKaituna Hills Rose 2008, East Coast, New Zealand (Marks & Spencer, £6.99)
fresh, slightly floral style with a ripe-cherry edgeCarte Noire 2008, Cotes de Provence, France (Nicolas, £9.99)
Breezy, bright, well-balanced; Strawberry, peachy flavours
the Guardian – Victoria MooreFairtrade Chilean Carmenère 2008, Curicó Valley (£4.99, Co-op; 13.5% abv)
brilliant wine. It reminds me of brambles and cocoa nibsFairtrade Cape Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008, South Africa (£6.49, Co-op; 12% abv)
streamlined and crisp.La Motte Shiraz 2007 (£10.15, Tesco; 14% abv)
one of those big, ferocious reds that love a bit of barbecue-charred meat.Ses’fikile Chardonnay 2008, South Africa (£6.99, Marks & Spencer; 13.5% abv)
classy, rounded; 100% owned by BEE (Black Economic Empowerment).Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2008 (£15.99 or 3 @ £10.66 each Wine Rack; 12.5% abv)
elegant and pristine version of pinot grigio’s floral incarnation