26-10-2009 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 26/10/2009

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2008 La Baume, Grande Olivette, Chardonnay-Viognier, Waitrose £4.99 on offer

superior Languedoc white with exotic, spicy fruit.

2007 Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France Marks & Spencer, £8.99

heaving with rich, spicy black fruit flavours.

2008 Saint Chinian, Domaine Combes, France Waitrose, £5.24 on offer

Syrah-dominant, unoaked, elegant, peppery and fruity

2009 Clairault Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River Marks & Spencer, £9.99

lap up the fine, floral, verdant nettle and lime-zest fruit

2007 Malbec Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina Corney & Barrow £12.49

distinguished and already seductive, spicy, mulberry-stashed malbec

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Peter-Jakob Kühn Quarzit Riesling Trocken 2008 (£17.99 thewineryuk.com)

Vibrant, minerally and dry with a plum-like bite

Rabl Riesling Schenkenbichl 2007 (£18.04 Waitrose)

Austrian essence of nectarines and flowers

Leitz Rudesheimer Rosengarten Riesling Kabinett 2007 (£9.49 Waitrose)

Lemony, peachy, less intense — but much cheaper

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Villaseta Nero d’Avola Syrah. £4.97, Asda

damson plum juiciness softened by its stay in big oak vats

2008 Domaine Combes, Saint Chinian. £5.24 until 3 Nov, Waitrose

fresh, peppery-scented aromas; juicy mouthful of raspberryish fruitiness

2008 Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc, S Africa. 2 @ £8.79 each Majestic

herbal undertones and green pepper and gooseberry flavours

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2008 Sainsbury’s Fairtrade Pinotage,Olifant’s River (£4.99, 14%)

juicy, raspberryish

2009 Fairhills Fairtrade Chenin/Chardonnay, Western Cape (£5.48, 12.5%, Asda)

peachy, honeyed

2008 Los Unidos Fairtrade Carmenère/Cabernet Franc, Chile (£5.49, 13%, Waitrose)


2009 Co-operative Fairtrade Chilean Merlot Rosé (£4.99, 14%)

vibrant, slightly sweet

2009 Fairtrade Tilimuqui Torrontés, Famatina Valley (£6.29, 12.5%, Waitrose)

from Argentina, the floral, citrus-scented

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Réserve de la Saurine Vin de Pays 2007 (Marks & Spencer, £5.99; 13.5% abv)

a warming, aromatic, everyday red

Asda Extra Special Clare Valley Riesling 2007 (£7.98; 12.5% abv)

vivid, limey from Australia

Grant Burge Benchmark Shiraz 2008 (The Wine Society, £5.95; 14.5% abv)

which is super value

Scotland on Sunday – Will Lyons

Asda Marsanne Vin de Pays D’Oc 2008, Languedoc £3.98

Crisp and wonderfully dry.

Gavi La Luciana 2008, Piemonte, Italy, £5.97 Asda

Pure and clean; dry, lemony character; uplifting ping on the palate

Asda Chianti 2008, Tuscany, Italy, £3.78

for under £4 it does exactly what it says on the label

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2008 Felsner Grüner Veltliner Moosburgerin, Austria (£6.99 until Nov 3; Waitrose)

refreshing apple-like fruit; creamy, slightly peppery dry to off-dry finish

2008 Iona Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (£9.74 if you buy two Majestic)

wonderful grass, nettles and passion fruit on nose and palate

2007 Balcón de la Villa Toro, Spain (£5.99; Marks & Spencer)

rich, spicy and full of juicy damson fruit

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