28-07-2008 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 28/07/2008

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2007 Lime Tree Chardonnay, South Australia, Co-op, £3.49 until Aug 3

ripe, juicy, zesty, melon-scented, night-harvested chardonnay

2006 Lime Tree Merlot, Co-op, £3.49 until August 3

oozing with spicy, creosote-spiked, oak-chipped fruit

2007 Finest Grüner Veltliner, Austria, Tesco, £6.49

fine, nutty, grapey, keenly priced; long, punchy, white-pepper finish

2005 Finest Ribera del Duero, Spain, Tesco, £7.19

bursting with delicious, fat, spicy, plummy pizzazz

2007 Château Grand Village Bordeaux Blanc, , Armit £7.95

mouthwatering, lively, verdant, citrussy edition

2001 Quinta da Falorca Reserva, Dão, Portugal, Armit, £12.60

gorgeous, herby, briary, violet-scented, French oak-aged fruit

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

2007 Domaine Grand Milord Organic Rosé, £5.99 (Marks & Spencer).

Medium-full with spiced red-berry fruit and a satisfying crisp finish

2007 Château d’Aquéria, Tavel, £9.95 (Berry Bros & Rudd).

Deep-coloured, full-bodied, strawberry-scented with spicy fruit

2007 Crow’s Landing Cabernet Shiraz Rosé, £4.25 (Co-op)

Cheerful, off-dry Californian with bouncy, ripe briary fruit

2007 Mas de la Rouvière Rosé, Bandol, £12.25 (Yapp Bros).

Classy Provence rosé; sweet cassis fruit with spicy, currant-leaf freshness

2007 Torres Viña Sol Rosé, £5.99 (Booths).

New from Spain. Full, ripe cherry flavour with refreshing structure and finish

2007 Domaine de la Grande Pallière Rosé, Côtes de Provence, £8.95 (Nicolas).

Organic, ultra-pale, fresh and delicious – but make sure you buy the 2007

2007 Sainsbury’s Cuvée Prestige Côtes du Rhône Rosé, £4.99 (Sainsbury’s).

Medium-bodied, well-rounded, with raspberry fruit

2007 Altosur Malbec Rosé, £6.99 (Majestic).

Vibrant cherry and blackcurrant flavours

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2007 Cono Sur Viognier. £4.99, Somerfield, to Tuesday

cented Chilean dry white displays peachy aromas and a fresh finish

2005 Corralillo Chardonnay. £9.99, M&S

rich in vanilla fudge aromas and fruit flavours with a peachy quality

2005 Viñedo Chadwick. £40, Waitrose Wine Direct and 14 branches

cedary oak aromas, cassis fruit, and a firm tannic backbone

the Observer – Tim Atkin

1998 Château Grand Mayne, St Emilion. £60, Roberson

rich, flavoursome, still-youthful

2005 Château Saÿe, Bordeaux Supérieur £7.99, Marks & Spencer

stylish, deeply coloured

2003 Les Hauts de l’Arrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan £9.99, Majestic

perfumed, fleshy, sensitively oaked

2004 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac £19.88, larger Tesco

firmer, yet seductive, cassis and chocolate-scented

2004 Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac. £31, Berry Brothers

stylish, undervalued; at least 10 years ahead of it in bottle

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Atlantique Sauvignon Blanc/Gros Manseng. £4.45, Co-op

crisp citrus flavours and hints of spiced peaches

2007 Château Pech-Latt. £4.66 if you buy three Waitrose

deliciously spicy and full-bodied with plenty of blackberry fruit

2005 J-P Moueix Bordeaux Supérieur. £8.89 as part of a case; Private Cellar

full-flavoured, intense, juicy and dark with rich, ripe rounded fruit

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Inama Vin Soave Classico 2006, Italy. £9.99 until Monday, Majestic

scent of camomile and almond blossom too.

Guerrieri Rizzardi Soave 2007, Italy. £7.49, Longford Wines; Davy’s Wine

lovely, classic, dry soave that has a gentle almond warmth

Soave Superiore Classico Cantina di Monteforte 2005, Italy. £6.99 Waitrose

nutty sensation; Chablis-like mouth-feel

Tamellini Recioto di Soave Vigna Marogne 2004. £19.85 50cl, Caves Pyrene

wild flower honey, dried apricots, candied grapefruit peel and hay

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