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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2006 Gran Familia Rioja White, Tesco £3.99 until Sep 11, Co-op, £4.99

zesty new wave white from Rioja; floral, grapey yet citrussy

2006 Gran Familia Rioja Rosé, Tesco, £3.99 until Sep 11

oozes elegant, lively, lemony, cherry zest fruit.

2006 Leasingham Magnus Riesling, £5.33 - £5.99 Somer, Thresh

gorgeous, ripe, steely; minerally style and a lime and lemon tang

2005 Leasingham Magnus Shiraz, Somerfield, £5.99 until Sept 25

burnt edges of its tasty, rich, thick, crimson berry fruit

2004 Puligny-Montrachet, Alain Chavy. £16.50 Montrachet; Oxford

fresh, floral, lemony white burgundy with lots of new oak on the finish

2000 Vieux Château Gaubert, Graves. £13.75 Montrachet; Ledbury

ripe, meaty cabernet sauvignon and merlot fruit was a winner

the Sunday Times - Joanna Simon

Jansz Tasmania Premium Rosé NV, £9.99 Oddbins, Berkmann

Enticing strawberries-and-cream flavour; supple texture

Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé, Vitteaut-Alberti, £9.95 Stone, Vine & Sun

Fresh, ripe, red-fruit flavours; dry and well rounded

Lindauer Rosé, £6.79-8.49 Thre, Tes, Odd, WRck, Maj, Boo

Ever-reliable, fruity, crowd-pleasing pink fizz from New Zealand

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2006 Yalumba Y Series Viognier. 2 @ £4.89 until Mon, Majestic

fresh and zingy; trademark honeysuckle aromas.

2006 Chinon Château de Coulaine. £9.30, Jeroboams

soft and juicy; herbaceous notes and raspberry fruitiness

2004 Baron de Ley Finca Monasterio. £15.99, Tesco

combines blackcurrant fruitiness with vanilla smokiness

the Observer - Tim Atkin

2006 Saint Amour, Domaine Le Carjot £8.99, Adnams

Gamay with black cherry and strawberry fruit to spare.

2005 Dolcetto d'Alba, Elio Grasso £11.45, Lay & Wheeler

bright, plum and black cherry-like red; well integrated tannins

2004 Cullen Ellen Bussell Red, £9.99, Waitrose

succulent, forward, lightly oaked blend; Delicious stuff

2006 Fleurie, Domaine Grille-Midi £9.99, Marks & Spencer

juicy, concentrated, lightly oaked red

2006 Lone Range Pinot Noir, £14.99, Marks & Spencer

vibrant and youthful with red fruits, elegance and sweet oak

2004 Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva £14.99, Sain

old-fashioned style with delicate, almost Pinot Noir-like fruit

2005 TMV Swartland Syrah £15, Waitrose

soft, silky Syrah with sweet oak and spicy red fruits

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2006 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir (£11.99; Thresh, Booth)

full-flavoured, fruity Pinot is a joy

2004 Henschke 'Julius' Eden Valley Riesling (£12.50; Tesco)

floral scented example, with zesty lemon and lime on the palate

2005 Kumeu River, Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay (£24.95; Berry Bros)

elegant, restrained, citrussy; this will age beautifully

2005 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru, Terres Blanches, M & P Rion (£34.00; Berry Bros)

this Chardonnay is first-rate, being silky soft and buttery

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Torres Sangre de Toro, £3.55 per 37.5cl Waitrose
Cave de Turckheim Gewürztraminer, £3.99 per 37.5cl Waitrose

reliable, easy-drinking

Château Crecy Bordeaux 2005, £2.99 per 37.5cl Adnams

refreshing and unoaked claret that should not be overlooked


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