28-03-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 28/03/2011

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Alain Grignon, Carignan, Vieilles Vignes. Majestic, 2 @ £5.49 each

Brilliant, carmine red with vibrant, inky, raspberry fruit.

2009 Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer, France. Majestic, 2 @ £11.99 each

A spiced apple, peach and lychee-packed gewürz.

2009 La Capra Pinotage, Fairview, South Africa. Waitrose, £7.99

Enjoy this smoky-bacon, spicy pinotage with red meats and strong cheeses.

2009 La Capra Chardonnay, Fairview, South Africa. Waitrose, £7.99

Oozes lively, floral, verdant 14 per cent alcohol fruit.

2009 Beaune, 1er Cru, Les Teurons, Rossignol-Trapet. Montrachet, £30.50

gorgeous, gamey, floral, superior premier cru.

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2008 Clare Valley (£11.45 agwines.com)

Mint, plums and meat — good value

Viñalba Gran Reserva Malbec 2008 Mendoza (£13.99 Majestic)

Warm, fresh mulberries from the Andes

Enamore 2008 Mendoza (£17.05 slurp.co.uk)

Italo-Argentinian multiblend from dried grapes — exotic with a hint of anchovy

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2008, £12.99, Wait; £11.95,Wine Soc; £12.49, Majestic

elegantly structured; intense fruit flavours and given a touch of French oak

The Society’s White Burgundy 2009. £7.50, thewinesociety.com

pure, austere, clean, mineral quality

Palais des Anciens Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages 2008. £5.49 until Tuesday, £6.99 Co-op

robust complexity; reassuringly earthy, spicy, leathery

the Observer – David Williams

Luis Cañas Barrel Fermented Rioja Blanco, 2009 (£7.99, Sainsbury’s)

fresh, crisp apple flavours and a refreshing zippiness.

Celler el Masroig Sola Fred, Montsant, Spain 2009 (£8.85, Indigo Wines)

explodes with vibrant, crunchy, succulent flavours of red and black berries.

Pétalos, Descendientes de J Palacios, Bierzo, Spain 2008 (2 @ £12.79, Majestic)

precisely focused and very fine wine, with violet-edged, dark raspberry flavours

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Château de Caraguilhes Rosé 2009 Corbières (13.5%, on offer £7.99 Waitrose)

bold, dry rosé; organic

Sainsbury’s Domaine du Colombier Chinon 2008 (£6.15; 13%)

crunchy Loire red

Tesco Finest Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc (two for £10; 13.5% abv)

good partnership with classic combination of pork and apple

Allegrini 2009 (13%, £8.50 Wine Society; £8.99 West Mount Wine)

perennially delicious

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2009 Tesco Finest Kulapelli Cabernet Carmenere, Chile. 2 for £10 until 31 March

Rich flavours of black cherry and plum stone

2010 Vinas del Vero Gewurztraminer, Spain, 13.5%. 2 @ £5.99 Majestic

Nicely rounded and spicy.

2007 Scotto Family Zinfandel Barbera, USA, 14.5%. £5.99, Great Grog

Ripe fruit and a spicy finish. Great value

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Canelo Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2009 Chile. 13.5%, M&S, £6.99

refreshing edge, good weight, hints of cocoa nibs and tea bushes

Gavi di Gavi La Minaia Bergaglio 2009 Italy. 12.5%, slurp.co.uk, £13.50

fragrant lemon zest mingled with the most piercing lemon flesh

Block 13 McLaren Vale Shiraz-Grenache 2008 Australia. 13.5%, Tesco, £8.99

big and ripe, the fruit sweetness comes at you in a broad, expansive sweep

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