27-08-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 27/08/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Isla Negra Reserva Sauvignon, Tesco, £2.99 Somer £3.49

vibrant, zesty, citrussy, late-summer special that can be bought in bulk

2006 Isla Negra Reserva Merlot, Somerfield, £3.49 until Sep 11.

smoky, plummy fruit with a lively, creosote-licked finish

2005 Soave Superiore Classico, Monteforte, Waitr £4.99 until Sep 11

elegant, floral, lemony flavours plus a touch of bitterness on the finish

2004 Querciabella Chianti Classico, Italy, Waitrose, £13.99.

glorious, ripe, fat, velvety, cherry and violet-stacked chianti

2006 Fié Gris, Domaine de l’Aujardière, Lea & Sandeman £9.95

herby, zesty greengage, grapefruit and celery-spiked fié gris

2005 Heba Morellino di Scansano, Magliano, Lea & Sandeman £9.95

oozing almost beaujolais-like zingy, sweet, juicy, red fruit flavours.

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

Vineyard X Garnacha 2006, 3 @ £2.99, Thresh, Wine Rack

Full, plummy, herby red; Good value at full price

Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc. £6.99, M&S

Zesty elderflower and lemon scented

Domaine Boudau Rose 2006, £7.25 Berry bros

Fresh, dry; full of strawberry-raspberry fruit

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Steeple Jack. £4.99, Tesco

aromatic herbal tones of sauvignon with full-bodied, citrusy semillon.

2006 Priorat Rosat, Buil y Giné. £9.99, Harrogate FW; Classic Wine

Berry-scented, full-bodied, Catalonian rosado

2005 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir, 2 = £13.99 each, Majestic

rich, full-blooded example of the burgundian variety

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2005 Tapanapa Chardonnay. £29.99, N Young; Fine & Rare; Cellar Door

one of the two or three best Aussie Chardonnays I’ve ever had

2006 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, Walker Bay (£10.99, Tesco)

intense, green-bean and citrus-lik; organic

2004 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir (£16.99, Majestic)

award-winning; fragrant, supple Pinot at its beguiling best

2004 Falernia Syrah Reserva, Chile (£9.95, Great Western Wine)

brambly, white pepper-scented

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2005 Shelmerdine Cabernet Sauvignon (£10.99; Oddbins)

pure, vibrant blackberry and mulberry fruit; fine-grained tannins

2005 Shaw & Smith Unoaked Chardonnay (£9.95 Wimbl; Stain; Villenev)

clean, crisp, pure; more than a match for Chablis twice the price

2001 Mount Langi Ghiran ‘Cliff Edge’ Shiraz (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

wonderfully deep, concentrated, intense spicy red

2005 Skuttlebutt Merlot/Shiraz Rosé (£7.49 Peckham; Mills)

fresh, ripe, juicy strawberries; elusive whiffs of rose petals

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco 2005. £6.99, Waitrose

vanilla of American oak; Full and chewy, with a creamy texture

Conde de Valdemar Rioja Blanco 2005 £9.39, everywine.co.uk

rich, big, bulbous style that wafts brazenly out of the glass

Torresoto White Rioja 2006. £5.49, M&S

Unoaked, but a tiny bit astringent and jolty.

Montecillo Rioja Blanco 2006. £7.99, Partridges; Longford

slightly rounded feel, but a good, zesty acidity

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