29-07-2007 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 29/07/2007

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

2006 Argento Malbec, Argentina, Tesco, £3.99

tasty, tannic, summer berry-laden malbec

2006 Argento Chardonnay, Argentina, Tesco, £3.99

spicy, grapey, pineapple-like fruit

2006 Mad Fish Riesling, Bibendum £3.84 from £5.15

racy, zesty, lime and green apple-spiked ’06

2005 De Loach Pinot Noir, Bibendum, down £2.11 to £6.36

fine, fat, peppered strawberry spice

2001 Château Batailley, Pauillac, Majestic, £19.99

elegant, cedary, beefy claret spice.

2004 Chorey-les-Beaune, Maillard Majestic, £13.99

lively, hazelnut-scented white burgundy

the Sunday Times – Joanna Simon

Thorncroft Wild Nettle Cordial, £2.85 (health shops, delis)

Zingy, nettly, green-fruit flavours

Belvoir Summer Berries Cordial, £3.80 (farm shops, delis)

convincing raspberry flavour

Bottlegreen Elderflower Cordial, £3.50 (widely stocked)

Zestier and more intense than many brands

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2006 Sauvignon Soresere, 2 = £4.99 Majestic

An affordable Italian sauvignon

2005 Domaine Saint-Roch Viognier, £5.99 Real Wine Co

Fresh and aromatic, with a refreshing spritz

2005 Pertaringa Two Gentleman Grenache, £10.99, Oddbins

strong McLaren Vale answer to Châteauneuf-du-Pape

the Observer – Tim Atkin

2006 Terras Gauda, Rosal, Rías Baíxas (£10.39, Caves Pyrène)

textured, nuanced

2002 Pazo Señorans Añada, Rías Baíxas (£32, stockists 020 7720 5350)

mature, multi-dimensional; Albariño is capable of greatness

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Albariño (£5.99)

impressive; a well-chosen introduction to the variety

2006 Castillo de Nava, Rueda (£6.99, stockists 01344 758 500)

tangy; great example of what Sauvignon can bring to a blend

2005 Mas d’En Compte, Celler Cal Pla £15.49, Burridges)

rich, honeyed intensity, good acidity and lovely oak

the Telegraph – Jonathan Ray

2006 Chenin Blanc “Origin,” 3 @ £4.66 Thresher

silky, lightly honeyed stuff; classy mineral backbone

2006 Carmenère, Los Robles, £4.99 Asda, Sain, Wait)

seductive cedary aroma and bags of brambly fruit

2006 Co-op Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa (£4.99)

three-dimensional stuff with rich, ripe blackberry fruit

2006 Fairhills Shiraz-Cinsault, £4.99 Waitrose

masses of succulent ripe cranberries

the Guardian – Victoria Moore

Moscato d’Asti Dezzani i Morelli 2006, £8.99 Laithwaites

less intense, more floral style than some

Moscato d’Asti Bera Canelli 2006, £10.16, Caves Pyrene

particularly apricotty, herby incarnation

Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti, £5.49 37.5cl, Oddbins

Delectably peachy

Moscato d’Asti Starderi Traversa 2006, £9.50, Swig

Elegant, lightly frothy and a little bit grapey

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