15-07-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 15/07/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Argento Pinot Grigio. Majestic, 2 @ £3.99

complete with ripe, yet lemony fruit and a rich finish.

2006 Argento Malbec. Majestic, 2 @r £3.99

elegant, ripe, sweet, berry fruit-laden red; velvety palate

2001 Patache d’Aux, Médoc. Montrachet, £10.75

dry, almost bricky 2001 vintage; class act

2005 Laurent Miquel Verité Viognier. Waitrose, £11.99

ripe, spicy, oak-aged, apricot and peach-laden classic

2005 Bourgogne Rouge, Girard. Montrachet, £9.50

plummy, leaf mould-scented bourgogne rouge

Waitrose Brut Champagne, P & C Heidsieck. £14.99

youthful, lively lemony fruit and a fine, yeasty, nutty finish

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2006 Domaine de Chevilly, Quincy, £8.50 Stone, Vine & Sun

Spicy, green fruit; lovely mineral edge

2006 Champteloup Selection, Sauvignon, £4.99 Waitrose

Vividly grassy, fruity sauvignon. Underpriced

2006 Château Gaillard, Reuilly, £7.50 selected M&S

Intense ripe grapefruit and racy minerality

2005 Mud House Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir. £7.99, Booths

Utterly seductive: medium-full, with fresh, sweet cherry and plum fruit

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. £4.49, M&S

a Pyrenean answer to sauvignon blanc.

2005 Loma Larga Cabernet Franc. £9.74, Justerini & Brooks

fresh, herby aromas rounded out by stylish use of oak

2006 Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc. £12.99, Cape Wine & Food

crisp, nettley; reminiscent of Pouilly-Fumé; shade more opulence

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Sainsbury’s Bardolino (£3.99, Sainsbury’s)

bright, cherryish, easy quaffing

2006 Chiroubles, Georges Duboeuf (£7.99, Waitrose)

juicy, crunchy, raspberryish

2006 Sancerre Rouge, Hubert Brochard (£10.99, Marks & Sp)

silky, perfumed, Burgundy-like

2006 Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir (2 @ £11.99 Maj)

plummy, savoury, sweetly oaked

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2004 Château Pey La Tour, Réserve. £8.50; Wine Soc

soft, supple, velvety; Excellent value for Bordeaux

2005 Domaine La Cabotte. £8.99; Averys

rich, concentrated, spicy; for barbecues and beef stew

2006 Château Thieuley. (£7.99; Marks & Spencer)

gently oaked, deliciously rounded and softly honeyed

2005 La Haute Févrie Muscadet Sur Lie. £7.35; Real Wine Co

an exception to the usual dross; from old vines

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Springfield Estate Special Cuvée Sauvignon. £8.99, Waitrose

blade-like mineral thrust beneath clean, vivid fruit

Fryers Cove Sauvignon Bamboes Bay 2006. £9.95, Stone, Vine

Very bold, but finely cut with a cool, limestoney feel

Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2006. £7.99, Waitrose

plenty of richness and honey in this chenin blanc.

Danie de Wet Earth & Sky Chardonnay 2006. £6.99, Waitrose

generous, full wine with a lot going on for the price

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