23-03-2009 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 23/03/2009

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Dr Bassermann-Jordan Riesling Pfalz (Waitrose, £8.99)

gorgeous, spicy, floral, grapefruit-zest- spiked

2004 von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (some Co-ops £8.99)

sensational, steely, petrol and marzipan-scented

2007 Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett (Marks & Spencer, £11.99)

delicious, spicy, grapey

2007 Dr L Riesling (Tesco, £5 until April 13)

popular, floral, grapey; rown on similar blue slate Mosel soil

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Godello Gaba do Xil, £8.75 (Adnams)

Zingy peach, citrus and spice notes from northwest Spain’s white godello grape

2007 Cheverny, Le Vieux Clos, £7.49 (Majestic 2 @ £6.99)

Crisp, herbal, smoky Loire white; better value than most Sancerre

2008 Saint Mont, £6.49 (Marks & Spencer).

Tangy, dry white with pear, apricot and citrus flavours from Gascony

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Hardy’s Anniversary Shiraz. £4.99, Waitrose, until Tuesday

youthful, liquorice spicy Aussie shiraz, with a juicy fruit quality

2007 De Bortoli Gulf Station, Yarra Valley. £9.99, Sainsbury’s

juicy, raspberryish fruitiness and clean-cut spicy oak

2008 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc. £11.99, Oddbins

typically pungent with a mass of passion fruit and elderflower scents

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2008 Fairtrade Argentina Organic Malbec Reserve (£6.49, 13.5%, The Co-op)

appley, frothy, all-Chardonnay

2008 The Co-operative Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc (£5.99 until 29 March)

smoky, gooseberry fruity

2007 The Co-operative Domaine St Gabriel Viognier, Jean-Claude Mas (£7.99, 13.5%)

soft, perfumed, creamy

2006 Balcón de la Villa, Toro (£5.99, 14.5%, Marks & Spencer)

ripe, textured, succulent, beautifully balanced red

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

La Gioiosa Prosecco extra dry (Wine Rack, £4.98 from Wednesday until 29 april)

snappy, super-fresh fizz, with a floral note and crisp lemony fruit

La Marca Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene (Majestic, 2 @ £7.99)

Subtle, elegant froth with apple, pear and citrus flavours, a fine mousse

Marks & Spencer Prosecco Raboso (£7.99)

An unusual pink prosecco with juicy strawberry fruit, a hint of cream and a clean, pure finish

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Saint Péray Mousseux Brut NV (£13.75, yapp.co.uk; 12.5% abv)

delicious, sculpted, sparkling wine

Les Vignerons de Saumur, Saumur 2007 (£6.95, yapp.co.uk; 12% abv)

on song, lightish bodied, thirst-quenching, reminiscent of hawthorn and currants

Château Cuvée Roubaud Costières de Nîmes 2007 (£7.50, yapp.co.uk; 13% abv)

gutsy, fruity, robust, peasantiness; syrah, grenache, carignan and cinsault blend

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2004 (£23.50, yapp.co.uk; 14% abv)

glowing and complete

Patrick Jasmin Côte Rôtie 2003 (£27.50, yapp.co.uk; 12.5% abv)

minerallic, magical, tingly and alive. A special occasion wine

Katnook Founder’s Block Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, (£8.99 Oddbins)

superb, detailed cabernet with long perspectives and plenty of fruit

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