19-02-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 19/02/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 La Baume Sauvignon Blanc, Sainsbury£s £3.74 on offer

smashing, young, zesty, gooseberry and celery-spiked fruit.

2006 Zonte£s Footstep Shiraz-Viognier. Sainsbury £5.99 on offer

oozing ripe, perfumed, burly, 14.5% alcohol berry fruit spice

2006 Porta Reserve Chardonnay, Chile, Tesco £4.99

lively chardonnay; restrained melon and pineapple-charged fruit

2004 Altos de Tamaron Ribera del Duero, Tesco £5.99

reeks of herbs and black fruits; ripe, juicy, plummy palate

2005 Pouilly-Fuisse, Domaine Thibert, Waitrose £12.79 on offer

classy white burgundy; gentle, leaf-green fruit; fine appley finish

Alvada 5 Year Old Rich Madeira, Blandy£s. Waitrose £6.99 on offer

delicious rich, tangy, raisin and nut-laden after dinner sticky

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2006 Los Robles Carmen£re, £4.99 Asda, Sainsbury, Waitrose

Supple Chilean red with sweet green-pepper flavour

2006 Co-Op Fairtrade Argentine Torrontes Chardonnay, £3.11

Fresh, floral, grapey and well-rounded

2006 Fairtrade Curico Valley Shiraz, £5.49 Marks & Spencer

Full-bodied Chilean with cassis and gamey flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2001 Lagunilla Rioja Reserva. £4.99 on offer, Sainsbury’s

vanilla-spiced rioja with rich and rounded plummy fruit

2005 Cuv£e Extr£me. £7.99, M&S

perfumed syrah- based blend; smoky oak; ripe blackberry

2001 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste. £26.32, Edward Sheldon

aromatic undertone of vanilla with seamless, classic cassis fruit

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2002 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barolo, Ascheri (£12.99)

pale, rose-perfumed, surprisingly concentrated

2001 Barolo Cannubi, E Pira (£42.50, Swig)

if you can afford it, buy this for its silky, modern-style

2001 Barolo Mariondino, Parusso (£44.99, Wimbledon Wine Cellar)

light, layered, almost Pinot Noir-like

2001 Barbaresco, Asili di Barbaresco, Bruno Giacosa (£59.33, Armit)

sublime, hauntingly balanced

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Grand Milord Vin de Pays de Gard Ros£2006, £4.79 M&S

dry and blessedly not over-exuberant ros£

Ch£teau du Parc 2005, C£teaux du Languedoc. £4.99 M&S

Subtle rather than chunky, though not insubstantial

Le Vaglie Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2005, £8.99, Booths

clean taste, insistent herbaceousness; creamy, textured palate

Cono Sur Viognier 2006, Chile. £4.49 until Feb 27, Somerfield

a lively viognier reminiscent of apricots.

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Alain Brumont, Gros Manseng/Sauvignon. 2 @£3.99 Majestic

full-bodied, soft and rounded; refreshing, fruity and zesty

2005 Domaine de Tariquet ‘C£t£Tariquet’. £7.39 Caves de Pyrenes

A scrumptious blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

2003 Collection Plaimont, C£tes de Saint Mont. £7.99 Wine Society

Big and beefy, but soft, it’s perfect with game dishes

Floc de Gascogne, Ch£teau de Millet. £9.95; Yapp Bros

blend of Bas Armagnac and grape juice; refreshing, fruity and sweet

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