17-03-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 17/03/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Montagny Vieilles Vignes, Blason de Bourgogne, Somerfield, £5.99

floral, apple and citrus-laden white; zesty, elegant, yet punchy

2001 Almena Real Rioja Reserva, Somerfield, £4.99

terrific red reserva; blessed with smoky, spicy, sandalwood-scented fruit

2005 Bourgogne Chardonnay, Domaine Jomain, Majestic £7.99

glorious white burgundy; fine, ripe, nutty, creamy, chardonnay fruit

2003 Château la Rose des Tuileries, Lalande de Pomerol, Majestic 2 @ £7.99

floral perfume and seductive, ripe, spicy, plummy, leathery fruit

2003 Clos du Papillon, Savennières, Baumard, Jeroboams £13.75

deliciously beefed up with an extra layer of fat, ripe, waxy, floral Loire fruit

2006 Mount Edward Pinot Noir, Central Otago, Jeroboams, £21.50

gorgeous, juicy, rose-scented edition; Enjoy

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

Talisker 18 Year Old, £37.99-£45.95 Waitrose; Royal Mile Whiskies

Pungently smoky, peppery malt from Skye

Glenkinchie 12 Year Old, £25.70-£26.99. Loch Fyne; Royal Mile

Delicate, grassy, citrussy Lowland malt

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1991, £42.99-£46.95. Berry Bros; Whisky Exch

Full, peaty, smoky, iodiney Islay malt

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Tesco Finest Denman Semillon. £4.99 to 25 March, Tesco

Youthful lemony undertones and a refreshing blade of citrusy acidity

2007 Limarí Sauvignon Blanc. £6.99, M&S

assertive Pouilly Fumé-like green pepper and nettley characters

2005 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah. £21 H.Nichols, Alexander Wines, Cornelius

A fine peppery red from this producer with a growing reputation.

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (£10.99, Oddbins)

crisp gooseberry and passion-fruit flavours; a fabulous wine

2007 Fern Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand (£4.99, 13%, Tesco)


2007 Daisy Rock Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (3 @ £4.99 Thre, WRack)

richer, more perfumed

2007 Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (£9.99, Bacchanalia, Falernian, AA)

harmonious, beautifully balanced

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Bonterra Vineyards Zinfandel (£7.99 Waitrose, until April 1)

full of luscious brambly fruit, plums, spice, pepper and even chocolate

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV (£16.99 Somerfield, until March 25)

hints of apples, pears and toast, it is delightfully approachable

2007 The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc (£8.95 Wine Society)

crammed with ripe gooseberries and sweet tropical fruit

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Domaine du Colombier Chinon 2005, France. £5.49, Sainsbury

fragrance of red berries; reminiscent of freshly sharpened pencils

Gavi Cristina Ascheri 2006, Italy. £9.99, Sainsbury’s online

streamlined lemon- and grapefruit pith-scented Piedmont white

Pouilly Fuissé ‘La Fleur Jaune’ Cave de la Colombe 2006. £11.99, M&S

delicious, fresh, lemon-tinged, lightly oaked wine

Fabre Montmayou Phebus Cab Sauv 2006, Argentina. £6.59, Waitrose

both ample, with hints of cassis, and classically structured

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