21-01-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 21/01/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Fuzion Chenin-Chardonnay, Argentina, Somerfield 3 @ £3.33 on offer

lively, zesty, citrussy white that closes on a surprisingly punchy finish

2007 Fuzion Shiraz-Malbec, Argentina, Somerfield, @ £3.33 on offer

plenty of bold, ripe, cherry and plum fruit, and the same firm alcohol finish

2006 Château Bel Air, Bordeaux Blanc Tanners £5.95 while stocks last

glorious fresh, zingy, crystallised lemon and lime peel-charged white

2004 Dönnhoff Riesling, Nahe, Tanners, £7.95 while stocks last

soft, appley palate with lots of rich, hothouse grape-styled fruit

2006 Saint Emilion, Hubert de Boüard, Waitrose, £6.99 until Jan 29

enough young, inky, coffee bean-laced fruit

Heidsieck Héritage Brut Champagne, Waitrose, £15.74 until Jan 29

dry, tart, lemony Héritage, with all the herby, green apple-spiked fruit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc, £7.99 (Oddbins).

Textured and mineral, with ripe gooseberry and lemon

2007 Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc, £7.79-£9.49 (Tes, Maj, Sains)

Smoky, richly fruity, elderflower and herbal notes

2007 La Motte Pierneef Collection Sauvignon Blanc, £10.99 (select Tesco)

Intense, complex lime and gooseberry flavours. Organic

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Domaine de L’Olivette Blanc, £4.99, Waitrose

vibrant dry white with an intense fruit flavour.

2007 Cono Sur Vision Gewürztraminer, Casablanca Valley, 2 @ £6.39 Majestic

refreshingly dry, rose- petal-scented example of the Alsace grape

2003 Château Beaumont, Haut-Médoc, £12.95, Berry Bros

shows vanilla and coffee-bean aromas. Instantly likeable

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc (£5.99, Oddbins)

zesty, grapefruit- and white peach-like

2007 J&F Lurton, Finca Las Higueras Pinot Gris (£5.55, Waitrose)

spicy, aromatic

2005 Catena Alta Chardonnay (£18.99, Bibendum)

complex, minerally, subtly oaked

2006 Clos de Los Siete (£10.99, Waitrose; Majestic)

rich and concentrated; notes of liquorice and plums and a lot of oak.

2004 Salentein Malbec Reserve (£8.49, Tesco)

pungent, plummy

2005 O Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec (£19.99, stockists 01206 231 686)

intense, spicy, fruit-packed

2005 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec (£40.95, Corney & Barrow)

refined, elegant, multidimensional

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Noble Dragon Red, China (£6.99; Sampler, Momentum, Bibendum)

deliciously fruity and spicy, with a tight, dry finish

2006 Noble Dragon White (£6.99; Vine Shop, Whole Food, Bibendum)

pleasantly crisp, fresh and zesty, and ideal with most Asian dishes

2006 Sula Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, India (£7.99 Novum Wines)

spicy, peppery and grassy, with fine acidity. Enjoy it chilled with curry

2007 Monsoon Valley Rosé, Thailand (£4.68; Rodney Fletcher)

easy-drinking pink; crisp and dry, though delicate strawberry sweetness

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Château St-Jean-des-Graves 2006, Bordeaux. £6.49, Waitrose

cool, herbaceous smell and a glossy texture; textured grip

Berry’s Extra Ordinary White 2006, Graves. £11, Berry Bros

lemon meringue pie, with a creamy texture

André Lurton Château Bonnet 2006. £5.99, Sainsbury’s

slightly nettley nose and is softened by a gentle waft of girlish florality

Château Tour Léognan 2006, £9.99, Waitrose

very classy wine, judiciously oaked; some herbaceous notes

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