23-05-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 23/05/2011

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2010 La Vieille Ferme Rouge, Perrin & Fils, France. Asda, down to £5

spicy grenache-based rhône red; great juicy inky barbecue bottle.

2010 Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Sains, £11.99

I love this lively, zesty, floral, lime juice-spiked 2010.

2010 Taste the Difference Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain. Sains, £7.99

A fine citrusy, verdant floral and very fruity albarino.

2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vignoble Abeille, Mont Redon, Majestic 2 @ £20

lively, leafy, spicy fruit; lingering, smoky, sandalwood-scented finish

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Dr Loosen 2006 Riesling Beerenauslese (£9.49, 187ml hawkshead wines)

Intense honey and citrus

Altano 2008 (£9.99 Majestic)

Deliciously savoury Portuguese red

Tyrrells Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 2003 (£26.95 hailsham cellars)

Radiant, deep and lemony

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2009 Cono Sur Viognier Colchagua Valley, Chile. £5.99 Waitrose until 24 May

Fragrant and floral; rich, exotic; honeyed middle; citrus-fruity acidity

2008 Etnico, Central Valley, Chile. £8.99, Marks & Spencer

herbal, ripe, cherryish Bordeaux-style blend, opulent plum-fruit flavours

2009 Black Estate Chardonnay, Waipara, New Zealand. £18.95, Lea & Sandeman

elegant, complex, Kiwi chardonnay with a nutty, dry aftertaste

the Observer – David Williams

Los Nucos Carmenère-Shiraz, Chile 2010 (£5.49, Marks & Spencer)

very juicy and particularly savoury everyday red

Janare Falanghina, Guardiolo, Campania, Italy (£6.75, The Wine Society)

mineral freshness and acidity with some rich candied fruit

O Fournier Urban Torrontés, Argentina 2010 (£7.95, Lea & Sandeman; £7.90, slurp)

reining in the lychee and muscat grape aromatics and ramping up the freshness

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine Michel Girard Sancerre Rosé 2009 (£13.99, Virgin Wines)

delicious, wild strawberry-scented

Domaine Houchart Côtes de Provence 2010 (£6.95, The Wine Society)

well priced for a Provençal rosé and great with meze

Muga Rioja Rosado 2010 (£7.95 – £9.99, Wine Society, Waitrose Direct, Majestic)

characterful; more substantial and savoury

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2010 (£5.99)

fruitier and more full-bodied – ideal for barbecues

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2006 Castillo Albai Reserva Rioja Spain, £8 (reduced from £10), Asda

A complex, nicely textured rioja with spicy, black cherry fruit

2010 Freemans Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, £5.49, Aldi

rounded lime touches to underpin its zesty, gooseberry flavours

2009 Chapoutier La Ciboise Coteaux du Tricastin, £8.99, Rhymers Fayre

Rhone blend with attractive cherry fruit and a touch of spice

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tesco Finest Amontillado, Barbadillo, Jerez (£5.29 for 50cl)

pale amber sherry, lightly scented with walnuts and toffee

La Gitana Manzanilla, Hidalgo, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Waitrose, £8.89)

Vivacious, fresh and yeasty with a very dry, almost briny, long finish

La Ina Fino, Lustau, Jerez (Wine Society, thedrinkshop, from £8.95)

watery pale, uncompromisingly dry and streaked with tangy apple and lemon

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