21-05-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 21/05/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Paul Mas Sauvignon Blanc, Waitrose £3.99 until June 3

simple gentle, spicy, yet verdant, unoaked, stainless steel tank-aged

2005 Paul Mas Marselan, Waitrose, £3.99 until June 3

heady, moscatel raisin-scented red

2006 Jurançon Sec, Clos Lapeyre, Caves de Pyrene £7.69

vibrant citrus and apricot fruit; mouth-watering apéritif

Grolleau, Domaine Cousin-Leduc, Caves de Pyrene £9.14

delivers so much gorgeous, sweet plum and cherry fruit

Aloxe-Corton, Domaine Maillard Majestic, £18.99

fine, spicy, floral, gamey fruit pinot noir fans would pay much more for

2005 Condrieu, Les Vins de Vienne, Majestic, £19.99

fabulous ripe, floral, white peach-licked 2005

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2003 Sichel Sauternes, £8.99, 50cl Morrisons

Fragrant honeysuckle and apricot flavours.

2003 Château Haut-Bergeron, Sauternes, £9.98, 37.5cl Asda

Unctuously rich, sweet and exotic.

2003/4 Château Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, £25, Waitrose

Lusciously sweet fruit, beautifully balanced acidity

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Pazo Serantellos, Rias Baixas, £4.74 (6 for £28.44), tesco.com

Made for washing down seafood

2006 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 8 Sauvignon Blanc £9.99, select Co-op

rich gooseberry fruit is balanced by a Pouilly Fumé-like restraint.

2002 Yalumba The Signature, £19.99 to £22.99, Nidderdale, N Young

Mulberry and blackcurrant enhanced by opulent chocolatey notes

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2005 Clocktower Pinot Noir, Marlborough (£9.99, Marks & Spencer)

rich, aromatic

2005 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir (£9.99, Sain, WRack, Thresh

sweeter, more sensual with its lovely oak and rich berry fruit

2005 Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir, Central Otago (£19.99, Waitrose)

Further up the quality ladder; supple and deliciously fragrant

2004 Mount Edward Pinot Noir, Central Otago (£21, Jeroboams)

surely as close as New Zealand gets to Pinot Noir Nirvana

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Picpoul de Pinet, St Martin (£7.12 Justerini & Brooks)

chunky, lipsmacking white; a tangy, grapefruity freshness.

2005 Vin de Savoie ‘Vieilles Vignes’, Domaine de l’Idylle (£7.95, Yapp)

light touch and a clean, appley finish. It’s terrific with a tartiflette

2005 Morellino di Scansano, Lohsa (£7.99 for two or more, Majestic)

cherry-soup scent and dark-chocolate-covered-almond flavours

2004 ‘Le Faîte’, Côtes de St Mont (£13.99, Adnams)

elegant balance of minerality, ripe fruit and zippy acidity

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Casa Girelli Nosiola 2006. £5.99, M&S

coltish, bright, juicy, appley white with plenty of zip

Anthilia Donnafugata 2006, Sicily Majestic 2 @ £5.99

Mellow and exotic; more candied peel and melon than clean citrus

Rocche Costamagna Arneis 2005, Langhe, £8.50, Lay & Wheeler

clarity and freshness; beginnings of pear, peach and greengages

Contesa Pecorino 2006, £8.99, M&S

nicely balanced wine with a sleek minerality and herbaceous feel

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