18-06-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 18/06/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2005 Beaujolais Les Trois Collines, Berry Bros £7.75

vibrant, sweet, scented, summer charmer oozes intense, rich, silky, red fruits

2005 Vacqueyras Finest, Les Celliers de Beauregard, Tesco, £5.99.

delicious, easy-going, plummy, beefy-savoury spiced red

2005 Château La Roseraie Dumont, St-Emilion, Marks & Spencer, £6.99.

fine, ripe, leafy fruit has plenty of spice and attitude

2002 Bourgogne, Didier Fornerol, Howard Ripley £7.75

gamey red with plenty of leafy, ethereal berry fruit

2005 Côtes du Rhône, La Truel, F. Zobel, Adnams £6.99.

juicy, savoury, meaty, grenache-based Côtes du Rhône

2006 Vieux Remparts Lussac St Emilion Somerfield, £5.99 July 18 to Aug 14

young, jolly, juicy claret fruit; smoky, sandalwood style.

2005 Les Gravouilles, Touraine Rouge, Stone, Vine & Sun £6.75.

oodles of exotic, starry, lively, perfumed, rose-scented velvety red fruit

2005 Merlot 111B, Jean-Claude Mas Majestic two for £7.99 each.

bold, ripe, beefy, plummy merlot, with lots of seductive, fat, herby fruit

2004 Vigneto Solimpia, Sangiovese, Majestic, two for £6.39 each.

lively, leafy, violet-scented red, with lots of rich, exotic, earthy fruit

2005 Château du Parc, Coteaux du Languedoc, M & S £5.49.

dark, mysterious, waxy, incense-redolent, distinctly ecclesiastical bouquet

2005 Peter Lehmann Tempranillo, Waitrose, £5.99 August 1 to Sep 11.

surprisingly zesty, making it a good barbecue bottle.

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2005 Pinot Gris, Alsace, Cave de Turckheim, £8.99/£5.99 Wine Rack

Peachy, apricoty, spicy and fresh (£5.99 if you buy three)

2006 Pinot Grigio, Punggl, Nals & Margreid, 2 @ £7.99 Majestic

Delicate, but with intense citrus, leafy notes

2004 Babich Pinot Gris, Marlborough £9.99/£6.66 Wine Rack, some Thresher

Aromatic, spicy lime flavours; smooth (£6.66 if you buy three).

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Camel Valley Bacchus. £17.95 www.camelvalley.com

sealed with a screwcap, adding zip to this distinctive, dry English white.

2001 Chapel Down Pinot Reserve. £24.99, Fortnums, Averys

fine aromatic intensity: red berry fruits; creamy, champagne-like mousse

2006 Chapel Down English Rosé. £8.99, Waitrose, Selfridges, Booths

fragrant summer pudding-style rosé with a juicy cranberry zing

2005 Chapel Down Bacchus. £9.99, Booths, Waitrose, Selfridges

nettle and hedgerow with grapefruit acidity to keep you on your toes

Chapel Down Flint Dry. £6.99, Waitrose, Booths, Fortnums

elderflower characters, hedgerow fruits and a grapefruity zestiness

2003 Denbies Greenfields. £21.99, www.denbies.co.uk

opulent, honeycomb flavour

2005 Camel Valley Cornwall Brut. £17.95 camelvalley.com, Gt Wstrn Wine

creamy texture and rich flavour

2004 Balfour Brut Rosé. £29.99, www.hushheath.co.uk

tiny pinprick bubbles; delicately dry, raspberryish flavour

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 La Différence Viognier/Muscat (£4.99, Sainsbury’s)

perfumed, grapey; two aromatic varieties working in attractive harmony

2006 Le Carignan de La Bastide Aux Oliviers (£6.60, Amphora Wines)

rich, concentrated, chocolatey red with masses of blackberry fruit

2005 Château Camplazens Syrah 2 @ £5.49 each Majestic)

plummy, smoky, spicy

2004 Dom Sainte Rose Barrel Selection Roussanne (£8.99 select Waitrose)

rich, toasty, citrus-like

2006 Fié Gris, Domaine de L’Aujardière (£10.95, Lea & Sandeman)

intense, bone-dry, white pepper-scented

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Château La Coste, Rosé d’une Nuit (£8.95; Lea & Sandeman)

From Provence, a delicate Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre blend.

Green Point Brut Rosé NV (£11.99; Majestic, H Nichols, Villeneuve, Amps)

A ridiculously elegant sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend

Simonsig Brut Rosé (£8.99 reduced from £11.99 until July 3; Waitrose)

Strawberry-scented rosé

2005 “Taste the Difference” Côtes du Rhône (£4.49 Sainsbury’s)

all juiciness and soft tannins from top Rhône producer Michel Chapoutier

2005 Luis Felipe Edwards Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, (£4.78; Asda)

fresh, easy-drinking blend of two classic varieties

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Domaine Begude Rosé 2006, (£5.99 each for 2 Majestic)
Gran Familia Rioja Rosé 2006 (£4.99, Tesco)
Organic Grand Milord Rosé 2006 (£4.79, M&S until July 3)
Felsner Rosé 2006 Kremstal Austria (£6.99, Waitrose)

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