23-06-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 23/06/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Chablis, Daniel Dampt et Fils, France, Haynes Hanson & Clark £11.60

fragrant, lemony style with lots of juicy, faintly cabbagey fruit on the finish

2007 Chablis, Domaine Séguinot-Bordet, France, Montrachet £11.95

crisp, mouthwatering 2007

2005 Rully, Domaine Rois Mages, France, Private Cellar £11.55

rich, creamy, lemony white burgundy with its fine oaky finish

2006 Ampelidae Le S, France, Waitrose, £9.99

rich, verdant, grassy, greengage-charged flavours of this impressive white

2006 Domaine du Petit Val, Coteaux du Layon, Tanners £8.45

ripe, verdant, gently honeyed style and an apricot and lemon-licked finish

2007 Salomon-Undhof, Wachtberg, Grüner Veltliner, Austria, Lea & Sandeman £9.95

light, lively, floral, zesty, white pepper-spiked spice

2007 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Riesling Kabinett, Kurt Hain, Tanners £9.50

thrilling, elegant, zesty, lemon sherbet dab of a white that is best drunk solo

2007 Wither Hills, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand, Waitrose, £9.99

gorgeous, soft, spicy, floral, exotic rose-scented, almost Alsace-like pinot gris

2007 Hunter Valley Verdelho, Fox Hollow, Australia, Marks & Spencer, £9.99

spicy, lime juice-redolent style

2007 Pauletts Polish Hill River Riesling, Australia, Majestic, 2 @ £8.49 until July 28

tongue-tinglingly zesty, lime peel-spiked whit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Vinha da Urze, Douro, £5.99 (selected Marks & Spencer)

Fresh, spicy strawberry fruit. Portuguese, but a far cry from Mateus

2007 Clos d’Yvigne Bel Ami, Bergerac, £7.99 (Majestic)

Pure merlot rosé; paler than the 2006, but every bit as good

2007 Maby La Forcadière, Tavel, £9.95 (Yapp Brothers)

Full-bodied, stylish, spicy southern Rhône rosé

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. £4.99, M&S

zesty, tropical characters and appley bite

2007 Gemtree Tigers Eye Shiraz, McLaren Vale. £9.99, Sainsbury’s

smoky, paprika-like aromas; powerful enough to handle the charriest of grills

2005 Pirie Estate Pinot Noir. £16.99, buy 2 = £14.99, Majestic

elegant, aromatic red which smacks of just-picked fraises du bois

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2004 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barolo, Ascheri (£13.99, Sainsbury’s)

well-priced taste of the vintage; always reliable

2004 Barolo Serralunga, Paolo Manzone (£21.75, Adnams)

silky, scented

2004 Barolo, Bricco Boschis, Cavallotto (£387 per cas, Lay & Wheeler)

spicy, still youthful

2004 Barolo Massolino (£30.49, stockists from Liberty Wines)

stylish, sweetly-oaked

2004 Barolo, La Serra, Gianni Voerzio (£528 per case, Lay & Wheeler)

rich, fruity, deeply coloured

2004 Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba, Bruno Giacosa (£715.50 for 6, Armit)

magisterial, multi-dimensional, once-in-a-lifetime

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2007 Chat-en-Oeuf Rosé, France (£3.99 until Tuesday; Waitrose)

simple and charming pink from the Languedoc; tasty and refreshing

2006 Starlight Coast Merlot & Petit Verdot, California (£5.99 Co-op)

robust oak-aged blend; crammed with ripe spicy blueberry flavours

2006 Hewitson LuLu-V Viognier, Australia, (£8.95; Berry Bros)

silkily scrumptious; peach, apricot and guava aromas and flavours

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Viña Ulmo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Chile. £3.79, Marks & Spencer

rounded, juicy, bouncy and could be served slightly chilled

Domino de Plata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Argentina. £7.49, Marks & Spencer

classic ‘blackcurrant smeared with eucalyptus’ character

Taste The Difference Coonawarra Cabernet 2005. £7.99, Sainsbury’s

quite an arid style, closely-knit, with a profound sense of place

Château Cambon La Pelouse 2005 Haut Médoc, France. £17.99, Waitrose

presses all the ‘ah, bordeaux’ buttons; will improve for another handful of years

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