14-02-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 14/02/2011

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Paul Mas Estate Pépinière Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Majestic, £8.99)

intense, tangy, herb and white currant-laden

Bergerac’s 2006 Clos d’Yvigne, Le Petit Prince (Majestic, £9.99)

juicy, medium-weight red; fleshed with black cherry-charged fruit

Janneau 8-Year Old Armagnac (50cl, Waitrose, £20.93)

delicious in the glass

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Asda Extra Special Chablis 2008 (£9.15)

Sour-cream tastiness.

Waitrose Chablis 2009 (£9.99)

Deep mineral flavours.

The Co-operative Chablis 2009 (£8.99)

Zippily refreshing, a bargain.

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2009 Tesco Finest Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc. Buy 2 = £5 until 22 Feb

mouthwateringly juicy; ripe apple and pear flavours are tinged with honey

2008 El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa OldVine Garnacha. 2 = £6.99, Majestic

full-bodied Spanish red; full of raspberry-sweet fruitiness with peppery notes

2005 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River. £16, Marks & Spencer

complex cedar, cassis and herbal aromas reminiscent of Margaux

the Observer – David Williams

Graham Beck, The Rhona Sparkling Brut Rosé NV (£12.99, Marks & Spencer)

tongue-tingling balance of ripe strawberry and elegant, fine bubbles.

Gran Casali Lambrusco Grasparossa, Italy 2009 (£9.99, Laithwaites)

bright morello cherries, moreish savoury edge and incisive acidity

Ayala Brut Majeur Rosé Champagne NV (from £29, Tanners; thedrinkshop; slurp)

Redcurrants and raspberries and a graceful mousse; precise acidity.

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2008 (£16.99, Oddbins)

meursault-like; great match for scallops, risotto, wild mushrooms

Domaine Lucien Muzard Santenay 1er Cru Maladière 2008 (£19.99, selected Waitrose)


Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir (£18.99, Oddbins)

Opulent, lush and sexy; a perfect match for duck.

La Leyenda Malbec/Shiraz 2010 (Tesco, £5)

from Argentina, is a real steal at the moment.

Tesco’s Finest Kriek (£1.49; 3.2% abv)

tart, refreshing

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2010 Finest Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc. Two for £10 until 22 Feb, Tesco

hints of honey and apple to underpin its rounded banana flavours

2009 De Bortoli Family Selection Shiraz Cabernet. £5.99 Oddbins

Plum flavours, minty vanilla and sweetish spice on the finish

Makana, Blanc de Blanc, Brut Stellenbosch. £8.99, Peter Green, Edinburgh

Gentle fizz, with touches of vanilla and clear lemon flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Waitrose Solera Jerezana Manzanilla Sherry NV (17%, Waitrose, £8.39)

Dry and salty, it smells of sourdough toast and reverberates with energy

Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2010 South Africa (13.5%, Majestic, 2 @ £9.99)

streamlined and gentle, tastes of white peaches and fresh herbs

Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Italy (13.5%, M&S 30 stores only, £27)

all the grandeur and subtle hauteur you’d expect from Sangiovese

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