26-07-2010 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 26/07/2010

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Domaine Sainte Rose, Le Marin Blanc, Marsanne-Roussanne. Majestic 2 @ £6.99

good dry white, part oak-fermented; tasty, oaky, Rhônesque flavours

2009 Finest Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc, South Africa Tesco, £5.49

delicious, spiced-apple off-dry summer white

2008 Domaine Les Yeuses, Cuvée le Sirius. Majestic 2 @ £5.99

earthy, spicy, peppery ’08, a good barbecue red.

2009 Finest Organic Pinot Noir, Colchagua, Chile Tesco, £7.49

gorgeous fat, spicy, plum-packed, superior pinot noir

2006 Château Belle-Vue, Haut-Médoc, France Berry Bros, £19.95

elegant, cedary, grainy, green pepper-spiked fruit. Drink now until 2016

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Les Hauts de Força Réal 2006 (£16 therealwineco.co.uk)

Intense, warm and seductive

Tacchetto 2007 Guerrieri Rizzardi (£13.50 Fortnum & Mason)

Bardolino can be wishy-washy, but this is smooth, flavoursome

Valdueza 2007 (£12.50 Barrica Wines)

dark aromas of Extramadura

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2009 Tierra y Hombre Sauvignon Blanc. £4.99 on offer Marks & Spencer

redolent of fresh gooseberries with a herbal undertone and a zingy aftertaste

2009 Viña Leyda Costero Riesling. buy 2 = £6.99 , Majestic

crisp aftertaste comes with a summery lick of lemon and lime zest

2007 Yering Station Shiraz Viognier.£10.99, Sainsbury’s

opulently smooth take on the northern Rhône’s Côte Rôtie

the Times – Tim Atkin

Tempranillo, Bodegas Murviedro, Valencia (£3.29, 12.5 per cent, Asda)

bobal adds some structure to the soft, juicy, strawberryish tempranillo

2005 Salice Salentino Riserva, Candido (2 @ £6.79, 13.5 per cent, Majestic)

ripe, smoky and slightly pruney; notes of fresh tobacco, figs and dark chocolate

2008 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko, Santorini (£9.99, 13.5 per cent, Waitrose)

tangy, citrus-fruity, bracingly refreshing Greek number

2008 Domaine de Belouvé Bandol Rosé (£11.99, 13 per cent, Tesco Fine Wine)

Pale, elegant and bone dry; flavours of rosehip, raspberry and red cherry.

2008 Kleos, Luigi Maffini, Campania (£14.50, Lea & Sandeman)

rich, savoury and structured with firm tannins.

2009 Greco di Tufo, Feudi di San Gregorio (£15.75, 13 per cent, slurp.co.uk)

nutmeg spice, honeyed depth, crisp acidity and a pleasantly bitter twist

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Domaine Pichard Madiran 2003 (£8.95, The Wine Society)

an imperfect wine; that doesn’t get in the way of my loving it

Finest Viña Mara Rioja Gran Reserva 2000 (£9.99, Tesco; 13.5% abv)

super wine at a super price

Finest Pessac Léognan 2000 (£22.99, Tesco; 12.5%)

my goodness it is suave, complete, polished and finessed

Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Alion 2006. £40 Woodwinters

Soft rounded tannins, rich intense, great fruit concentration

Lopez De Cristobal ‘Bagus’ 2005. £23 Raeburn fine Wines

Very rich plummy, tobacco notes, complex, intense fruits

Abadia Retuerta, Selecion Especiale 2007. £18 Harvey Nichols

Big ripe lush fruit, creamy notes, touch of vanilla, long

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Darting Estate Scheurebe Beerenauslese 2007 (Marks & Spencer, £18)

mouthwatering, spine-tingling flavours of grapefruit and pear

Vignale Pinot Grigio 2009, Veneto, Italy (Waitrose, £4.89)

citrus tones and just a tad more succulent sweetness than most

Jas d’Esclans Cotes De Provence Cru Classe Rose 2009 (vintageroots £10.25)

dry, delicate and crisp. There’s a lovely tangy, creamy finish

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