14-01-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 14/01/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Finca Las Moras Ltd Edition Chardonnay, Co-op, £2.99 on offer

light, elegant, peach and citrus-laden chardonnay

2007 Finca Las Moras, Ltd Edition Malbec, Co-op, £2.99 on offer

rich, ripe, sweet, fruity and surprisingly creamy malbec

2006 Jackson Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Waitrose £7.99 on offer

verdant, white currant-spiked fruit

2004 Saint Joseph Cuvée Prestige, Cave Désirat, Wait £6.99 on offer

terrific, perfumed, peppery, briary rhône red with lots of red and black fruit

2006 Tagus Creek, Shiraz & Trincadeira, Tesco £3.99 on offer

light, herby red, with lots of plummy, peppery shiraz

2000 Chanoine Brut Champagne, Tesco, down to £17.99

all gorgeous, ripe, nutty, perfumed, mature fruit with a fine, herby finish

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

Devaux Ultra D Champagne, £34.95-£44.50 (Toast, Liberty, Harrods)

Lightly honeyed, biscuity and citrussy. Very low dosage

Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut, £28.99-£35.99 (Majes, Oddbi, Nicol, H Nichols)

Crisp appley fruit, with a hint of dill; much improved recently

Tarlant Brut Zéro, £23.99 (selected Marks & Spencer)

Biscuity-brioche nose, with lemon and mineral notes

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Preignes Cabernet Mourvèdre. 2 @ £4.99, Majestic

attractive fresh cherryish aromas; robust mulberry and raspberry fruitiness

2004 Clairault Cabernet Sauvignon. £8.99, M&S

sweet vanilla fragrance and powerfully intense opulent cassis fruit

2005 Quinta do Vale Doña Maria Douro Red. £17.99 – £18.70, Waitrose

dark berry fruits with a bittersweet chocolatey richness, smooth tannins

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Mad Bay Unwooded Chardonnay (£8.99, Tesco)

fresh and vibrant with notes of peach and nectarine

2005 Yering Station Chardonnay, Yarra Valley (£9.99, Majestic)

More complex, with subtle flavours of toast and citrus fruit

2006 Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay (£17.95, stockists 020 7720 5350)

refined and beautifully balanced, with refreshing acidity and remarkable length

2004 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay (£30, Averys, N Young, Selfr, Harrods)

just as good (and arguably far better value for money) than Grange

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2007 Argento Pinot Grigio, Argentina (£4.79-£5.99 Bibendum, Majestic, Tesco)

weight, clean citrus flavours and mineral substance. Terrific value.

2005 Cru Schimberg, Dirler-Cadé, Alsace (£15.95, Berry Bros&Rudd)

Opulent stuff, with smoke and rose-petal aromas, super-ripe peachy fruit

2006 Elena Walch, Trentino (£9.99, H&H Bancroft, Planet of the Grapes)

As clean and crisp as the air in the mountains where it’s made

2006 Isabel, Marlborough, New Zealand (£9.86 Andrew Chapman)

tropical, nose and clean, citrus acidity

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc 2006, £16.99, Waitrose, GWW Bath

Noticeably off-dry, with honey and roasted-cashew flavours

Raats Chenin Blanc 2006, £11.99, sawinesonline.co.uk

Silky, pure, dry, glows quietly; a caress of oak

Crow’s Fountain Chenin Blanc 2007, £6.99, Marks & Spencer

lively, bright quince and tropical-fruit flavours; the vivacity marks it out

Kleine Zalze Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2006, £75.03 X 12 everywine.co.uk

intense, honeyed flavours and a lot of peachiness and white flowers

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