14-07-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 14/07/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Soave Classico, Cantina de Soave, Asda, £3.62

terrific, fresh, verdant, spicy, apricotty, easy-swigging summer fruit

2006 Extra Special Valpolicella Ripasso, Asda, £6.12

delivers lots of fat, summery, dried cherry and berry flavours

2006 Alamos Malbec, Catena, Argentina, Bibendum £5.24 until July 18

tasty, top dog Argentinian red; fat, inky, crimson-purple fruit

2006 Howard Park Riesling, Australia, Bibendum, £6.97 until July 18

bone-dry, zesty, steely, floral fruit; mouthwatering

2002 Château Taillefer, Pomerol, France, Tesco, £19.99

impressive, fleshy, plummy; lots of lively, herby, grainy spice on the finish

2004 Meursault, J-M Bouzereau, Burgundy, Tesco, £19.99

in 11 Tesco stores; rich, oaky; burnt, buttered toast flavours on the finish

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Dourthe No1 Sauvignon Blanc, £5.66-£6.99 (Wine Rack, Waitrose)

consistently good, zesty white Bordeaux

2007 Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc, £14.40 (Caves de Pyrène)

Smoky, gooseberry intensity; potential to age

2007 Iona Sauvignon Blanc, £9.99 (Waitrose)

Exceptionally pure fruit and minerality from the Cape

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 House White. £3.79, M&S

surprising amount more flavour and character to this appley dry Gascon blend

2006 De Bortoli Vat 4 Petit Verdot. £7.99, Sainsbury’s

combines aromatic expression with delightful fruitiness and mellow tannins

2006 Condrieu, M Chapoutier. £25, Majestic

superfresh and intense honeysuckle confection

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Grand Gaillard Merlot/Cabernet Rosé, Bergerac (£6.17, Laithwaites)

soft, grassy, deeply coloured

2006 Anta de Serra Alentejo white (£5.83, Laithwaites)

grapey, perfumed; made from a blend of Fernão Pires and Arinto

2006 Baron de Barbón Rioja (£7.25, Laithwaites)

modern-style, raspberryish, lightly oaked

2004 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux, Moulis (£20.75, Laithwaites)

stylish, finely textured claret that will develop for another decade

2007 Morrisons The Best French Viognier, Vin de Pays d’Oc. £6.39

perfumed, creamy and rich; palate-coating flavours of apricot, peach and citrus

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

La Gioiosa Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Spumante, Italy (£3.99 on offer Tesco)

Light and refreshing and charmingly undemanding

2007 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling, NZ (£6.15 on offer until July 15 Waitrose)

Dry to off-dry, crisp and refreshing with zingy lime and apple on the palate

2001 Le Haut-Médoc de Giscours, France, (£14.95; Roberson)

Soft, supple and silky with sound fruit character and an inky intensity

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Altosur Malbec Rosé 2007, Argentina. 2 @ £5.99, Majestic

an embarrassment of juicy, rich, summer pudding flavours

Domaine Saparale Sartène Rosé 2007, Corsica. £10.25, Yapp Bros

Pale and unusual, with serpentine strength; herbaceous savour

Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé 2007, France. £10.95, Grape Shop; Mill Hill

glorious delicacy, and tinges of fennel and sandalwood

Vinha da Urze Rosé 2007, Portugal. £5.99, Marks & Spencer

fills out in your mouth, opening up like a blowsy rose

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