13-08-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 13/08/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Bourgogne Blanc, Labouré-Roi. Somerfield, £5.99 until Tues

young, light, lively, green apple-scented chardonnay

2006 Vieux Remparts Lussac St Emilion, Somerfield £5.99 until Tue

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2006 Brachetto Rovero, Piemonte, Adnams, £9.50.

lively, sweet, rose-scented and raspberry palated, slightly fizzy

2006 Saint Amour, Domaine Le Carjot, Adnams, £8.99.

gorgeous, vibrant, spicy, squashy red fruits-stashed St Amour.

2003 Taste the Difference Barolo, Italy, Sainsbury’s, £12.99.

fine, dry, leathery spice and an elegant, tarry finish

2003 Château Clémont-Pichon, Haut Médoc, Sainsbury’s, £14.99

cru bourgeois; oozing fat, ripe fruit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2005 Clos d’Yvigne Cuvée Nicholas, Bergerac, Majestic 2 @ £7.99

Patricia Atkinson’s stylish, barrel-fermented dry white Bergerac

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro £6.49 Real Wine Co

Real lambrusco. Dark red, frothy and dry

2005 Yering Frog Shiraz Cabernet Merlot, Majestic 2 @ £4.89

Chocolatey, spicy, supple and well-balanced Oz red

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Organic Argentine Chardonnay, Zuccardi. £4.49, Morrisons

apple and pear flavours with a pineappley aftertaste.

2006 Springfield Sauvignon Blanc. £7.99 to 21 August, Waitrose

zesty dry white made by Abrie Bruwer in the Robertson region

2005 Mas d’en Compte Blanco, Celler Cal Pla. £19.95, Jeroboams

Robust barrel-fermented white from Spain’s Priorat region

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2005 Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc (£7.99 Tesco)

complex, aniseedy, unoaked

2006 Feudi Sannio Falanghina, Campania (£9.99 Tesco)

chalky, dry, tropical fruit-scented

2004 Monasterio de Santa Ana Crianza, Jumilla (£8.99 tesco)

punchy, firm, flavoursome Spanish blend

2005 Brook Ranch Syrah, San Luis Obispo (£8.99 tesco)

spicy, sweetly oaked; fantastic wine under £10

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Shelmerdine Cabernet Sauvignon (£10.99; Oddbins)

pure, vibrant blackberry and mulberry fruit; fine-grained tannins

2005 Shaw & Smith Unoaked Chardonnay (£9.95 Wimbl; Stain; Villenev)

clean, crisp, pure; more than a match for Chablis twice the price

2001 Mount Langi Ghiran ‘Cliff Edge’ Shiraz (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

wonderfully deep, concentrated, intense spicy red

2005 Skuttlebutt Merlot/Shiraz Rosé (£7.49 Peckham; Mills)

fresh, ripe, juicy strawberries; elusive whiffs of rose petals

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Beaujolais Cuvee des Vignerons 2006. £4.99, Waitrose

summer pudding fruit; keening edginess; back-straightening tingle

Nerello Mascalese 2006, Sicily £4.49, M&S

light in body, redolent of sour cherries; with a tensile snap

Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2004, £7.39, D Byrne

invigorating and refreshing; taste hinting at mulberries and hedgerows

La Luna e i Falò Barbera d’Asti 2004, Italy £8.99, Booths

spicy nutmeg overtone to the fruit

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