30-05-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 30/05/2011

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the Times – Jane MacQuitty

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut pink champagne. Selfridges, £41.99 until May 31

the ideal bottle to serve with this swanky summer tea; summer fruit-stashed bubbly

Marqués de Monistrol Rosé Brut Cava. Sainsbury’s, £6.49

peppery alternative

2010 Domaine Begude Pinot Rosé. Majestic Wine, £8.99

oozes lively, perfumed fruit

the Sunday Times – Katie Spicer

Plymouth English Gin (£15 Majestic)

good low-price gin, with seven root botanicals for an earthy flavour

Boë Gin (£31.50 Nicolas)

spicy with fresh citrus flavours

Sipsmith London Dry Gin (£25 Waitrose)

Juniper, almond, lemon: this new-school gin will become a classic

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blanc 2007, £23.95 Berry Bros; £24.40 slurp

lovely toasty brioche and tropical-fruit flavours

Champteloup Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2009, £5.99, Waitrose

lemony flavours, but with a distinct and not unpleasant tang of salty sea breezes

Villa Pani Chianti Riserva 2007, £4.99 until 31 May, Co-operative

ripe red fruits and some nice leather and tobacco notes

the Observer – David Williams

2010 Fiano Sannio DOC, Italy (£7.99, Marks & Spencer)

fleshy peachy character and a clean crisp finish

2009 Heinrich Hartl Rotgipfler, Thermenregion, Austria (£15.19, Waitrose)

thrilling white, balancing tangy richness and voluptuous texture

2008 Mullineux Kloof Street Red, South Africa (£9.95, swig.co.uk)

vivid red and black berries and rosemary with a lovely satin texture

2007 Vega Sindoa Cabernet Reserva, Navarra (£6.39 if you buy two, Majestic)

dark cassis and black chocolate and herbal freshness

2006 Mac Forbes Coldstream Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (£27.50, selected Waitrose)

restrained style; Ethereal and succulent

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

See Saw S&M Shiraz Mourvèdre 2009 (£8.99; 13.5% abv, Waitrose)

lush, violet and rose petal character

Domaine Sainte Rose ‘Les Dernières Cépages’ 2010 (2 @ £6.99 Majestic; 14% abv)

In the smokier style; dark, sultry

Collioure Tramontane 2008 (£13.29, waitrosewine.com; 14.5% abv)

wild, brambly; from some of the most dramatic vineyards in the Roussillon

Domaine Tempier Bandol Classique 2008 (£14.95, Lea & Sandeman; 14.5% abv)

sensuously earthy

Domaine du Gros’Noré 2004 (£19.50, The Tasting Room in Bath; 15% abv)

thrilling wine; dark, porty fruit

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2009 Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages, £7.50 until 31 May, Tesco

plum and cherry fruit and a touch of concluding chocolate

2010 Yali National Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, £6.39 until 19 June, Morrisons

Fresh lemon and lively pear flavours merge nicely with blossom aromas

2009 Versatil Red Alentejano. Portugal, £6.99, Destination Wine and Dine, Aberdeen

Medium-bodied but nicely textured red with smoky damson and bramble flavours

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Bluff Hill Sparkling Rosé NV, New Zealand (Marks & Spencer, £9.99)

bright and vivacious, fruity sparkler with fresh cherry and strawberry tones

Tesco Finest Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, New Zealand (£9.99)

crisp acidity giving a clean finish, fresh citrus and pineapple

Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2009, Bertrand Capdevigne (Morrisons, £14.99)

refreshing tang of apple and mandarin, and a mineral, steely finish

Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2010 (Waitrose, £8.99, down to £6.74 until 21 June)

Juicy and strawberry-scented, it’s lovely sipped ice-cold

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