15-02-2010 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 15/02/2010

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Paradiso Sauvignon Blanc, Chile Marks & Spencer £4.99 on offer

Terrific, zingy, lime-laden sauvignon

Extra Cuvée Seleccionada Rosado Brut, Codorniu,Co-op £5.99 to February 16

Britain’s best cut-price pink sparkler, with lively, lemony fruit

2009 Paradiso Carmenere, Chile Marks & Spencer £4.99 until February 28

bold, spicy, raspberry-charged ’09 with a fine, inky, herby palate

Oeil de Perdrix Champagne Brut, France Majestic, £17 until March 22

delivers fine, faintly blackcurrant-perfumed floral fruit.

2005 Cornas, Domaine du Biguet, France Yapp Bro, £18.41 by the case for Times readers

fine, fat, black fruits-charged yet seductive inky style

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2006 (£18.34 Bibendum)

Plummy, leathery and tomato-friendly

Petaluma Chardonnay 2005 (£15.99 Sainsbury’s)

Big Australian tamed by tomatoes

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (£8.99 Waitrose)

The magic also works with this zippy New Zealand white

the Independent – Anthony Rose

GD Vajra 2006 Barbera d’Alba, £19.95, Jeroboams

slinky Piedmontese number full of damson plum fruitiness

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin 2007 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, £37.15, Berry Bros

majestically complex

Domaine Cordier 2008 Bourgogne Blanc ‘Jean de la Vigne’, £11.99, Majestic


Nikolaihof 2008 Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug, £14.99, Majestic

super-fresh, appetisingly dry

Champagne Oudinot Rose, £17.99, M&S

excellent value made, as it happens, by Laurent Perrier

Louis Roederer 2004 Rosé Champagne, around £65, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Harvey Nics

truly luxurious rosé fizz; youthful cranberry-like bite

Harveys Pedro Ximénez, £19.99, half-litre, Waitrose

prune-oozing, treacle-toffeed

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2004 Champagne Larmandier Bernier Extra Brut (£55, 12%, Berry Brothers)

light, creamy, all-Chardonnay

2008 Sancerre Rosé, La Moussière, Alphonse Mellot (£14.29, 13%, some Sainsbury’s)

bone-dry, deliciously complex

2007 Morgan Twelve Clones, Santa Lucia Highlands (£19.99, 14%, www.waitrosewine.com)

savoury, perfumed

1989 Trimbach Sélection de Grains Nobles Gewürztaminer, Alsace (£140, 13%, Swig)

gloriously hedonistic

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

The Society’s ­Exhibition Viejo Oloroso Dulce (£10.95; 20% abv, Wine Soc)

rich, raisiny; superb with a slice of ­Lincolnshire Poacher

Plantagenet Riesling 2008 (£10.95; 11.5% abv The Wine Society)

Dry, succulent, striated with the taste of lime cordial and mandarin

De Martino Legado Limari Valley Chardonnay 2008 (£7.50; 14% abv Wine Soc)

you can almost see the crayfish swimming towards it

The Society’s Rioja Crianza 2006 (£7.50; 13% abv The Wine Society)

A triumph of savour, fruit brightness and structure

Poderi Colla Barbera d’Alba 2007 (£8.50; 14% abv, The Wine Society)

very stylish; light fragrance of petals and a twist of sour cherries

Scotland on Sunday – Rose Murray Brown

CASA SILVA RESERVA CARMENERE 2008, £8.95 Peckham & Rye

Delicious sweet/savoury notes, grilled meat undertones

DE MARTINO 347 CARMENERE 2008, £7.49 Majestic

Initially lush black fruits, very spicy, piquant notes

CARMENERE ANAKENA 2008, £7.49 Luvians, Aitkens

pungent sweet blackberry, with a smooth savoury finish.

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

Codorníu Extra Brut Rosado Cava, Spain (£5.99 until Feb 16; Co-op, Somerfield)

full, fruity and available at a great price (until Tuesday)

Bisol Jeio Cuvée Rosé Brut Prosecco, 11.5%vol, Italy (£10.22; Bibendum)

a complete joy; rose-scented, crisp yet full-flavoured

Ruinart Rosé NV, 12.5%vol, France (£45 if you buy two Majestic)

lovely wild strawberry fruit and long toasty finish

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