16-06-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 16/06/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Clos du Ferré. Bennett’s £7.95; Cambridge £7.99

aged “sur lie” for almost a year, hence all the tangy, lively, lemony, floral style

2007 Pouilly-Fumé Les Cascadelles, La Tuilerie, Majestic, 2 @ £7.99

rich, ripe Les Cascadelles, complete with a long, lemon zest finish

2007 Château Bel Air Bordeaux Réserve, Blanc. Tanners £7.70; Wine soc £6.25

humdinger floral, citrussy, dry yet steely Bordeaux white

2007 Mâcon Terroir de Charnay, Domaine Cordier. Majestic, 2 @ £7.99until June 26

packed with ripe, fragrant, creamy, hazelnut oak and rich herby, leafy fruit

2007 Domaine La Croix-Belle, Grenache-Viognier, Boyer. Lea & Sandeman £7.50

aromatic, peach-perfumed blend; smoky-toasty, almost burnt

2007 La Nuit Blanche Roussanne, Domaine Sainte Rose. Majestic 2 @£7.99 until June 26

terrific, nutty, lemon and apricot-stacked, French oak-aged white of real distinction

2007 Picpoul de Pinet La Croix Gratiot, Liberty £6.99; Valvona & Crolla £6.99

fine, floral, lime peel and lemon sherbet flavours

2007 Palestra Rueda Verdejo. Agrícola Castellana, Spain, Tesco, £6.19

bursts with terrific spicy, verdant fruit and boasts thrilling lime zest notes

2006 Pirineos Somontano Mesache, Bodegas Pirineos, Spain, Adnams £6.50

lively, lemony white with lots of exotic nutty, smoky, honeyed fruit on the finish

2007 A. Mano Fiano-Greco, Puglia, £6.99 – £7.99 Booths, Bennetts, N Young, Liberty

gorgeous, fat, spicy, lemony wine that makes a joyous summer glugger

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2005 Errazuriz Don Maximiano, £22.95 winedirect, everywine

Stylish cabernet-based Chilean. My top mark in the Zurich tasting

2005 Errazuriz La Cumbre, £19.99, buy 2 @ £15.99 Majestic

Rich, chocolate and cassis-scented shiraz. Second at Zurich

2007 Taste the Difference Chilean Sauvignon, £6.99 Sainsbury’s

Vivid herby, gooseberry fruit and a whiff of smoke

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 KT & The Falcon Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley. £19, BB&R

stylish dry Australian white

2006 L’Insolite, Saumur, Dom des Roches Neuves. £14.15, Caves Pyrène; Wimbledon

a wine of pristine fresh fruitiness

2005 Coyam, Emiliana. £12.50, Vintage Roots; Whole Foods

youthful, vibrant, richly fruited red; berryish aromas; sweetly ripe

2006 Cederberg Sustainable Shiraz. £7.50, Waitrose

black cherry fruit is neatly rounded out with a touch of oak

2007 Fairtrade Tilimuqui Single Vineyard Torrontés. £5.99, Waitrose

lychee-like character and juicy freshness.

2005 Diana Madeline Cabernet/Merlot, Cullen. £35.49, Noel Young; Fortnum & Mason

intense Bordeaux-style blend; rich cassis fruit and veneer of oak

Fleury Père et Fils Brut Champagne. £21.99, Vintage Roots

a fine baked apples-and-cream fizz

2007 Domaine du Grand Milord Rosé, Vin de Pays du Gard. £5.99, M&S

mouthful of juicy berry fruitiness and an elegant dry finish

2007 Château Sainte Marguerite, Côtes de Provence. £9.99, Majestic

The acidity in the vermentino grape makes it a speciality of the Mediterranean

2006 Bonterra Viognier. £9.99-£10.50, Booths, ethicalwines.com, Majestic

honeysuckle undertones and peachy fruit flavours tempered by refreshing acidity

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Fairhills Cabernet/Shiraz, Western Cape (£5.19, 14%, Tesco)

smooth, spicy, sweetly oaked

2007 Fairtrade Live a Little Wildly Wicked White, (£5.65, Vintage Roots)

fresh, aromatic, Chenin- and Sauvignon Blanc-based

2007 Ses’fikile Chardonnay, Western Cape (£6.99, Marks & Spencer)

elegant, balanced, citrus-fruit and vanilla-like

2006 Origin Cinsault/Merlot, Western Cape (3 @ £4.66 Threshers, Wine Rack)

fresh, raspberryish, lightly oaked

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

Louis Roederer Brut Premier 12.5% vol, France (£30-£40; widely available)

creamy, nutty loveliness of the best of the non-vintage grandes marques

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny ‘Le Vieux Clos’ 2006. 2 @ £6.99 Majestic

harmonious, warmer and fuller than the others. What I’d call a proper wine.

Domaine des Trois Demoiselles Sauvignon 2006, Touraine. £7.50 Berry Bros

gravity you wouldn’t expect in something as simple as a sauvignon blanc

Champteloup Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Touraine, £5.99, Waitrose

crisp, clean, rushing, grassy, fairly linear, prickly, blast-of-icy-wind, cool-climate sauvignon

Domaine de la Pierre qui Danse Quincy 2006, France. £8.99, Waitrose

glides without interference from anything as vulgar as gooseberries

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