28-04-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 28/04/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Gran Tesoro Garnacha Rosé, Bodegas Borsao Tesco, £3.19

ripe, dry, peppery, 100 per cent garnacha grape rosé

2006 Sicilian Red, Tesco, £3.18

lively, ripe, inky, perfumed; a great example

2007 Paul Mas Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Majestic, 2 @ £5.99

zesty white; blessed with lots of attractive verdant, earthy fruit

2005 Château Haut-Lignières, Le 1er, Faugères, Majestic 2 @ £5.19

impressive fat, beefy, herby grenache, syrah, carignan and cinsault

2001 Château Cantelys, Pessac-Léognan, Bibendum, £17.99

gorgeous, mature, bricky, beefy, green pepper-scented claret

2003 Rhona Muscadel, Graham Beck, South Africa, Bibendum, £7.94 for 50cl

easy, apricot, aniseed and black moscatel raisin-styled sticky

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc, £10.99 Oddbins

Smoky and flinty, with zesty green fruit

2007 Jackson Estate Sauvignon Blanc, £9.49-£9.99 main supermarkets

Tangy and ripe, with rich elderflower fruit

2007 Marlborough Hills Sauvignon Blanc, 2 @ £4.99 Majestic

Textbook zingy, ripe gooseberry flavours and a great offer

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Chateaux Selection Bordeaux. £3.29, Aldi

lightly honeyed dry white from Benoît & Valerie Calvet

Asda Extra Special Marques del Norte Reserva. £7.98, Asda

typical light vanilla smokiness. Just the ticket for spring lamb chops

2005 Darting Estate Scheurebe Beerenauslese. £13.99, M&S

fragrantly grapefruity luscious white

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Darting Estate Riesling, Pfalz (£6.99, Marks & Spencer)

classic Pfalz style, showing rich tropical fruit flavours

2006 Horst Sauer, Eschendorfer Lump Riesling Trocken (£18.36, J&B)

more Alsace-like with notes of peach and fresh pears and minerally acidity

2006 Rothenberg Riesling Trocken, Freiherr Heyl zu Hernsheim (£31.26 armit.co.uk)

taut, intense and finely crafted

2007 Tesco Finest Tingleup Great Southern Riesling (£5.99, Tesco)

fresh, tangy and lime-scented

2006 Mesh Eden Valley Riesling (£12.99, ozwines.co.uk; £14.99, Oddbins)

more Germanic in style with focused, citrus and mineral characters

2007 Spy Valley Riesling, Marlborough (£7.99, Bibendum)

perfumed, yet under-stated, with fruit and acidity in harmony

2007 Apremont, Les Rocailles, Vin de Savoie (£5.99 until 27 April Waitrose)

light-bodied, faintly spritzy; crisp and grapefruity with lovely, palate-tingling acidity

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2007 Côtes de Gascogne (£3.99 Marks & Spencer)

An aromatic, light and refreshing blend

Muscat de St Jean de Minervois Vendanges d’Automne (£5.99 Co-op)

Lusciously sweet, with zesty acidity

2006 Marmesa Dessert Pinot Noir (£9 NYoung, Quaff, Bin 2, Polygon, Hailsham)

botrytised pinot noir; light and delicate, with fine acidity and gorgeous honeyed fruit

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Cantina Beato Pinot Grigo Superiore Breganze 2007. 2 @ £4.99 Majestic

fearsome drinkability, crispness and vestiges of citrus

Pinot Grigio 2007 Neszmély, Hungary. £4.79, M&S

distinctive floral smell; textured and rich; gentle mandarin and melon tang

Riff Pinot Grigio 2006, Italy. £6.98, Asda

a little minerality, cool precision, texture and great drive

Pinot Grigio Friuli 2007, Italy. £7.99, M&S

subtle notes of citrus peel; depth and plenty of vibrant citrus.

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