29-06-2009 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/06/2009

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2008 Lacento Rosato, Verona, Italy Majestic, 2@£4.79 each

light, floral, softly spicy glugger

2008 Errazuriz Estate Chardonnay, Chile Majestic, 2@£4.99 each

melon fruit you would expect plus European- styled leafy, nutty flavours

2007 Boschendal 1685 Shiraz, South Africa Sainsbury’s, £7.99

hefty, oaky, seductive 14 per cent shiraz

2006 Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah, Bellingham, S Africa Sainsbury, £9.99

whopper but this time with more silky, spicy, peppery syrah, or shiraz, finesse.

2006 Le Faite White, Côtes de Saint-Mont, France Adnams, Cellar & Kitchen, £12.99

smouldering, spicy, exotic, verdant fruit

the Sunday Times – Bob Tyrer

On s’en Bat les Couilles, Simonutti (£10 theatreofwine.com)

smoky and fruity with a punkish tang of scrumpy

Saint Pourçain La Ficelle, 2008 (£7.95 yapp)

Pale red, fragrant and cool

La Guerrerie, Le Clos du Tue-Boeuf (£13.65 les caves de Pyrene)

Pure, ripe, intense, delicious fruit

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2008 Errazuriz Estate Sauvignon. 2@£4.99, Majestic; £4.99 Tesco until Tue.

The flavours of green-peppery sauvignon tempered by crisp, grapefruity acidity.

2007 Jacobs Creek Steingarten Riesling. £9.79, until Tuesday, Tesco

citrus fruit underscored by a mineral dryness.

2007 Domaine Gérard Thomas, Saint Aubin 1er Cru, Sous Roche £17.99, Waitrose

spicy and opulently ripe peachy white burgundy.

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2008 Asda Argentinian Torrontés, Trivento (£4.30, 13%)

spicy, grapey

2008 La Esperanza Estate, Cafayate (£5.99, 13%, Marks & Spencer)

more intense, orange and lemon zest-like

2008 Fairtrade Tilimuqui Torrontés, (£5.99, Waitrose from August)

lighter, more refreshing

2008 Norton Torrontés, Mendoza (£5.99, Oddbins)

delicately aromatic, refreshing

2008 Trapiche Broquel Torrontés, Cafayate (£9.99, 13.5%, Laithwaites)

concentrated, complex

2005 Villa Antinori, IGT, Tuscany, £11.99, 13.5%, Waitrose

polished, stylishly oaked, romantic blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux varieties

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Asda Pinot Grigio 2008 (£3.98; 12.5% abv)

being crisp, sharp and in balance, it fulfils a role

Paul Mas Rosé 2008, Vin de Pays d’Oc (Asda £4.68; 13% abv)

crowd-pleasing; savour and robustness

Marco do Pegoes Terras do Sado Tinto 2007 (£4.99 Majestic; 13.5% abv)

woody spiciness rasps a bit without food; bold, feisty red blend

Cave de Saint Désirat Vin de Pays Gamay 2008 (£3.99, Marks & Spencer; 12% abv)

More delicate; sappy, bright jolt of red berry fruit with a hint of soil

Pedro Ximenez 2008 (£4.99, Marks & Spencer; 13% abv)

Unoaked, it tastes almost salty, and has a serrated edge to its breezy character

Domaine Berthoumieu Le Cadet Madiran 2005 (£8.99, Oddbins; 13.5% abv)

poised, tense and has a lovely purity

Scotland on Sunday – Will Lyons

Markus Molitor Riesling Trocken 2007, £8.95 FromVineyardsDirect

citrusy lemon and lime flavours while the length has a pleasing, long acidity

La Reserve Claret 2006, Saint Emiliont, £7.95 FromVineyardsDirect

pencil shavings, cedar wood and ripe berries

Muscadet Comte Leloup 2005, £7.95 FromVineyardsDirect

Bursting with ripe, firm fruit this has an added complexity

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tesco Finest Palestra Verdejo Rueda 2008, Spain (£6.99)

bone-dry, almost salty version

Casa Mia Fiano 2008, Sicily (Sainsbury’s, £5.99)

gentler, faintly almondy white with soft but fresh lemon and pear fruit

Quinta de Azevedo 2007/8 Vinho Verde, Portugal (Majestic 2@£4.99)

wonderful lemon-sherbet flavour and crisp, green-apple bite

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