week beginning 17/05/2010Why not print this page off as your shopping list?
the Times – Jane MacQuittySpy Mountain Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, Tesco, £6.49 until June 22
Spy Mountain consistently makes good sauvignons, and ’09 is no exception2008 Combe au Jacques Beaujolais-Villages, Louis Jadot, Tesco, £6.95.
at this price this beaujolais makes a good, chilled summer red.2007 Alsace Pinot Blanc, Trimbach, France Majestic, £9.99.
oozing mouthwatering, rich, verdant, apple fruit.2008 Dolcetto d’Alba, De Forville, Italy Majestic, 2 @ £6.95.
Delicious ripe, fat, plum and berry-charged dolcetto2006 Pauillac, Bordeaux, France vineyardsdirect.com £18.95
rich, ripe, cedary, beefy, flavours
the Sunday Times – Bob TyrerAstrolabe Discovery Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (£14.99 Waitrose)
Intriguing flavours and great length in the best French mannerMission Estate Syrah 2008 (£13.33 everywine.co.uk)
Another subtle charmer from NZ in the peppery French styleThe Hedonist Shiraz 2006 (£10.99 Waitrose)
A flavour-stacked Australian for those who can’t abide understatement
the Independent – Anthony Rose2009 Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay. Tesco £4.99 until Tuesday
benchmark refreshingly crisp melon and peachy chardonnay2008 Alamos Malbec, Mendoza. £7.49, Majestic
rich in blackberry fruit flavours with a succulence of texture2007 Puligny Montrachet 1er cru Les Chalumeaux. £35, Marks & Spencer
glorious example of Puligny; lees-derived mealy characters
the Times – Tim Atkin2009 Vin de Pétanque, Mas de Libian (£7.99, 13%, Les Caves de Pyrène)
frothy and packed with quaffable syrah and grenache fruit2009 Vin de Table Gamay, Marcel Lapierre (£9.79, 12.5%, Caves de Pyrène)
Light and refreshing with slightly tart red cherry and redcurrant fruit2009 Verd Albera, Emporda (£9.90, 13%, www.artisanandvine)
perfumed and unoaked with citrus and orange peel flavours2008 La Granacha Côtes du Rhône (£13.99, www.oddbins.com)
perfumed and refined with notes of violet and red fruits2008 Clos Ouvert Huasa, Maule (£23, 14 per cent, www.artisanandvine.com)
silky and fine with incredible complexity2006 Montlouis Sec, Le Volagré (£29.99, www.oddbins.com)
Honeyed and complex; bracing acidity, vanilla spice; impressive concentration
the Guardian – Victoria MooreLouis Fabre Viognier 2009 Pays d’Oc (£6.89, therealwineco.co.uk; 13% abv)
no faceful of honeysuckle here; tastes of ripe white peaches and juicy pearsNyetimber Classic 2003 (£26, slurp, Wholefds, Lea & Sand, F&M, Forman & Field)
elegant, creamy flow of chardonnay and then builds steadily in your mouth
Scotsman – Brian ElliottThe Fab Cab Ruby Cabernet Shiraz 2008. £3.99, at Co-op
intense wine with smoky, black cherry flavours and green pepper finishM&S Prosecco NV. £6.99 until 31 May, at M&S
rounded pear flavours and a nice nutty nose.Fresita, Chile, 8 per cent. £6.99, at Henderson Wines
gentle, drink-anytime wine that is light with off-dry strawberry flavours
the Telegraph – Jonny Ray2009 South African Reserve Chenin Blanc, 13.5%vol, (£3.99 until June 2; Spar)
clean, fresh, juicily inviting and ideal for picnics2005 Viña Pomal Centenario Reserva Rioja, 13.5%vol, Spain (2 @ £8.99 Majestic)
utterly delicious, one of the finest riojas I’ve had in ages2007 Château Pey la Tour Réserve, 13%vol, France (£9.95; Wine Society)
complex mix of cedarwood and cassis; concentrated slightly savoury bittersweet fruit