15-09-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 15/09/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Salena Estate Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, Morrisons, £5.99

verdant, oaky style is so tasty that few will rumble its low-alcohol status

2007 Salena Estate Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, Morrisons, £5.99

smoky-oaky, clove-scented taste may be too earthy for some

2007 Villa Wolf Silvaner, Ernst Loosen, Germany, Oddbins, £7.49

light, floral, tropical, glacé fruit-spiked pizzazz

2007 Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato, Barossa. Oddbins, £8.99

delicious, sweet, slightly spritzy muscat

2007 Springfontein Terroir Selection Chenin Blanc, Walker Bay. Private Cellar £11.35

A revelation; so much perfumed, peachy fruit

2005 Marsannay, Joseph Roty, Burgundy, Private Cellar, £18.89

fat, ripe, gamey, beetrooty red with lots of seductive, savoury spice

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

No 209 Gin, £35.69-£45, 1 litre (thedrinkshop.com, Harvey Nichols)

Full-flavoured, smooth, citrussy gin from Napa Valley, California; 46% abv

Taste the Difference Blackfriars Gin, £12.49, (Sainsbury’s).

Aromatic, crisp, dry and stylish; 40% abv

Pink 47 London Dry Gin, £15.99, (selected Tesco)

High-quality, high-strength gin in a flamboyant bottle; 47% abv

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Kendermanns Beerenauslese 37.5cl. £3.99 on offer Tesco

gloriously luscious peachy example from Reh Kendermann.

2005 The Hedonist Shiraz. £8.99 on offer Waitrose

ultra-spicy liquorice and pepper-scented, biodynamic shiraz

2006 Condrieu, La Chambée. £28.95, Berry Bros

floral bouquet of jasmine; peach and apricot flavours

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Montes Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile (£6.49, Waitrose)

crisp, grapefruity

2007 Dry Creek Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County, California (£8.99, Marks & Spencer)

smoky, bone-dry

2007 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa (2 @ £7.99, Majestic)

nettley, beautifully made

2007 Taste the Difference Sancerre (£10.49, Sainsbury’s)

minerally, citrus-tinged

2007 Villa Maria Ensor Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand (£12.99, selected Budgens)

most exuberant of all; juicy, ripe, gooseberryish

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2007 Fattori soave Italy (£5.99 on offer Marks & Spencer)

crisp, clean concentration of flavour

2007 Tesco Finest Gavi Italy (£4.99 on offer Tesco)

soft, rounded and supple wine, with a slightly smokey touch

La Gitana manzanilla Spain, (£6.92-£8.49; Wai, Tes, Sai, Whl Fds)

deliciously salty and tangy; the perfect kick-start to any appetite

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Domaine Haut-Lirou 2007 Pic St Loup, France. 2 @ £6.99 Majestic

warm and supple, smells as comforting as fig tart baking in the oven

Freisa d’Asti Giacomo Borgogno 2007, Italy. £8.99, Caves de Pyrene

has grip, guts and a mild scent of elderberries

Château Moulin de Canhaut 2004, France. £8.99, Marks & Spencer

good, with a structured currantiness, and soft enough to drink now

Valpolicella Ripasso 2006, Italy. £5.99 until Sep 28, Marks & Spencer

sour cherry, savoury character makes for good weekday drinking

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