29-03-2010 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/03/2010

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2009 Calvet Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc (Tesco, £5.46)

classy, zesty and grassy

2007 Yarra Valley Finest Pinot Noir (Tesco, £13.99)

juicy, gamey, plummy

2006 Concha y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc (Booths £3.99 on offer)

soft, luscious pudding wine

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

Château Bourgneuf 2006 (£18 a glass, Connaught hotel)

Rich, spicy and biteful

Château Cantemerle 1996 (£22 a glass, Connaught hotel)

A cedary beauty

Château Léoville Barton 1998 (£40 a glass, Connaught hotel)

Classic restraint and elegance

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Corbières, Cave de Mont Tauch. £4.49, Morrisons

spicy, robust; plenty of juicy peppery fruit and damsony acidity

2007 Ramon Bilbão Single Vineyard Rioja. 2 = £6.74, Majestic

emphasis on blackberry fruit succulence and concentration

2007 Marks & Spencer Meursault. £24, M&S

deliciously nutty and lees-derived oatmealy flavours; textured opulence

the Times – Tim Atkin

2009 Torres Viña Sol (£4.50, 11.85 per cent, Asda on offer)

youthful and appley with a bone-dry finish.

2008 Jacob’s Creek Riesling (£6.79, Waitr, Sains, Tesco, Morris, Booths)

Limey and fresh, with citrus fruit acidity and sweetness for balance

2008 Penfolds Koonunga Hill 76 Shiraz/Cabernet (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

blackberry fruit and spice with lots of coconut and coffee bean

2009 First Cape Limited Release Pinotage (£6.99, 14 per cent, Morrison’s)

supple and aromatic with flavours of summer pudding

2008 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet (£6.99, Sains, Asda, Tesco, Waitr, Morris)

still one hell of a red at less than £7.

2008 Montana Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Marlborough (£8.99, Asda, Tesco, Sains, Morris)

nettley and tart with gooseberry and greengage notes

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Sainsbury’s Alentejano Portuguese Red 2008 (£4.49; 13.5% abv)


Raso de la Cruz Red 2008 (£5.99, Marks & Spencer; 13% abv)

violently fruity, deep purple and may have slightly too much bite

Mas de Bressades Costières de Nîmes 2007 (£10.49, Secret Cellar; 13% abv)

excellent, brambly

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Macon Villages 2008 Domaine Talmard. The Wine Society, £8.95

beautifully made unoaked chardonnay ticks every box

Macon-Verze 2007 Domaine Leflaive. Corney & Barrow Scotland, £17.99

Magical blending; a fruity, zesty, superb chardonnay.

Macon Milly-Lamartine 2008 Le Heritiers du Comte Lafon. Berry Bros, £16.50

This is ripe, intense and leesy with fantastic length.

the Telegraph – Jonny Ray

Croft Indulgence Port, 20% vol, Portugal (£5.99 on offer Tesco)

disarmingly accessible; Full of ripe cherries and spice

2007 Wunsch et Mann Pinot Blanc, 12.5% vol, France (£10.12; Naked Grape; Noble Green)

dry but delicately fruity. It’s hard to imagine a more appealing aperitif

2004 Taste the Difference Rioja Reserva, 13% vol, Spain (£6.11 on offer Sainsbury’s)

Ripe, forward and fruity; goes beautifully with lamb dishes

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