17-08-2009 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 17/08/2009

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2008 Italia Pinot Grigio, Waitrose, £4.79 until Tuesday

sufficient leafy, lemony, spicy fruit to keep everyone smiling

2008 Terra Viva Merlot, Italy Waitrose, £4.79 until Tuesday

light, lively, plummy, unoaked, violet-scented, merlot

2008 Familia Zuccardi Pinot Grigio-Torrontes, Oddbins, £6.99

elegant, lime zest mouthful

2008 Donnafugata Polena, Sicily, Italy Oddbins, £10.99

ripe, peach-charged apéritif

2006 Chateau Ricardelle, La Clape, Berry, Bros & Rudd £8.10

gorgeous, floral, rose-perfumed bouquet; fat, peppery palate

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Saumur Champigny La Grande Vignolle 2007 (£96.75 x 12 Yapp)

Big, ripe nose, rich cherries and a minerally raciness

Reuilly 2008 Gérard Cordier (£89.55 x 12 Yapp)

gentle spiciness under a layer of yellow plums

Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner, Ostertag 2007 (£11.25 Berry Bros)

intense flavours of peach, nectarine, fennel and greengages

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Asda Argentinian Torrontés. £4.30, Asda

such a heady perfume and juicy, crushed fruit

2004 Bay of Fires Tigress Chardonnay. £5.99, Majestic

tropical pineapple and mango flavours mingling with toasty oak

2007 Jean Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet. £29, Waitrose

subtle oak and richly textured, full-flavoured fruit

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2007 Asda Extra Special Adelaide Hills Chardonnay (£7.98, 14%)

oakier, fuller-bodied

Sainsbury’s 2008 Taste the Difference Pouilly-Fumé (£10.98, 12.5%)

flinty, restrained

2008 Sanctuary Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (£6.99, 12.5% Sains)

more overt, gooseberryish

2008 Tesco Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon (£3.69, 12.5%)

unoaked, unblended

2007 Château Clos Renon, Bordeaux Supérieur (£6.49 until 26 Aug Tesco)

youthful, Cabernet-dominated

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Cave de Saint Désirat Vin de Pays Gamay 2008 (£3.99, Marks & Spencer)

wistful, sappy

Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly Croix des Rameaux 2006 (magnum £39.84 lescaves.co.uk)

gorgeous, vestigially earthy

Domaine du Colombier Chinon 2007 (£5.99, Sainsbury’s; 13% abv)

undertones of redcurrant leaves and graphite

Les Nivières Saumur 2007 (£6.49, Waitrose; 12.5% abv)

summer pudding-ish in style, with a little more weight and might

Guerrieri Rizzardi Valpolicella Classico 2008 (£12.99, Longford Wines)

poised; made from corvina, rondinella, molinara and merlot

Scotland on Sunday – Will Lyons

Rimon Dry Wine, 13.8%, £21.99 rimonwinery.co.uk

Deep reddish in colour, it is dominated by cherries and pepper

Rimon Pomegranate Port-Style Wine, 18%, £26.99 rimonwinery.co.uk

maroon colour with a nose of stone fruits and sweet spices

Rimon Dessert Wine, 15%, £19.99 Waitrose

undoubtedly the star of the show – sweet, smooth and rich

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

The Whale Caller Shiraz-Cabernet 2008, S Africa (Waitrose, £3.89)

fresh blackcurrant note and some toasty, oaky depths

Asda Extra Special Merlot 2008, France (£4 until mid september)

Fresh, with red-plum fruit and a leafy, almost green-bean note

Chianti Piccini ‘Orange Label’ 2007, Italy (Sainsbury’s, Co-op, £5.99)

cherries and tobacco leaf here, with a juicy, fresh finish

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