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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2007 Viña Ulmo Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, M&S £2.87 on offer

verdant yet elegant, lime peel zest-spiked fruit

2007 Viña Ulmo Cabernet Sauvignon, M&S £2.87 on offer

rich, spicy, 13.5 per cent cabernet; thick, gamey, curranty fruit

2005 La Grille Classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc, Waitrose, £5.59 on offer

gentle, yet still lively, floral, waxy Loire fruit of this one.

2003 Viña Herminia Crianza Rioja, Waitrose, £5.99 on offer

bright, ripe, fat, cedary fruit of this new-wave red.

2002 Mas de la Rouvière, Bunan, Bandol, Yapp Brothers, £12.50.

given a bit of bottle age, oozes with gentle, herby, spicy, pepperminty fruit

2005 Saint Joseph, Rhône, Georges Vernay, Yapp Bros, £15.95

impressive, exotic, sweet, spicy, peppery mouthful

the Sunday Times - Joanna Simon

2006 Martinez Laorden Tinto Especial Rioja, £7.49 Oddbins

From Europe’s first bioclimatic winery: dark, plummy young Rioja

2007 Tesco Argentinian Malbec, £2.99 Tesco

Blackcurranty, spicy and softly oaky, in a lighter-weight glass bottle

2007 M’Hudi Sauvignon Blanc, £7.99 Marks & Spencer

Stylish, zesty Cape sauvignon; black-economic-empowerment project

the Independent - Terry Kirkby

2006 Viña Fuerte Old Vine Garnacha. £3.99 to 14 Nov, Waitrose

everyday blend of garnacha and tempranillo; rustic winter warmer

2007 Tesco Finest Darling Sauvignon Blanc. £6.99, Tesco

herbaceous aromas and fruity zing make it a ringer for Pouilly-Fumé

2004 Mercurey Blanc, Les Vignes de Maillonge, Juillot. £14.95, Jeroboams

intense, richly flavoured chardonnay

the Observer - Tim Atkin

2004 Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon (£7.99, Waitrose)

forward and plump, with well-judged oak and grainy tannins

2004 Ch Reynon, 1er Côtes de Bordeaux (£12.95, stockists 020 7720 5350)

fresh, elegantly restrained

2001 Château Lezongars, L'Enclos (£10.85, Jeroboams)

notes of woodsmoke and cassis, underpinned by vanilla spice

2004 Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg (£35, Corney & Barrow)

graceful and harmonious; medium-weight tannins, cassis and black cherry

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2003 Inniskillin Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine (£47.50 Fine & Rare, some Waitrose)

great finesse and mango and pineapple flavours, this is a rare treat

Pol Roger Rich Demi-Sec NV (£26.99; Booths, Hedley, F&M, Taurus)

outrageously decadent and delicious

2003 Royal Tokaji Blue Label Aszú (£19.99 Bibendum, Montrachet, Lea & S)

full of marmalade sweetness, nuts, apricots and caramel

2005 Darting Dürkheimer Spielberg Scheurebe BA (£13 Marks & Spencer)

full of ripe, honeyed citrus fruit

2002 Château Doisy-Védrines, (£13.50 Berry Bros & Rudd)

luscious, almost spicy barley sugar sweetness to it and fine balance

2005 Andrew Quady 'Elysium' Black Muscat (£7.99 Averys)

lightly fortified and darkly seductive; serve well chilled

2005 Rive Haute Reserve Pacherenc (£8.99 Playford Ros, Coe, Wheeler)

hints of lemon and apricot. Great with fruit tart

Sainsbury's 'Taste the Difference' Pedro Ximénez (£6.99)

Nutty, raisiny and full of Demerara, fig and liquorice flavours

Torres Moscatel Oro NV (£6.99-£8.99 Mallards, Roberts & Speight)

packed with flavours of honey, raisins, orange blossom and cloves

2005 Domaine Bellegarde 'Cuvée Thibault' Jurançon (£15.95; Yapp Bros)

peachily, lemony sweet with a long honeyed finish

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Pouilly-Fuissé Terre du Nord 2005, £17.80, Lay & Wheeler

toasty oak, and hints of cow parsley and woodruff

St Aubin En Remilly Sylvain Loichet 2005, £27.50, Berry Bros

So calm and still, it feels as if it has been meditating

Pouilly-Fuissé Louis Jadot 2006, £11.99, Tesco, Whole Foods

Lots of smoky oak and a toasty taste; undercut with citrus flavours

Bourgogne Aligoté de Bouzeron de Villaine 2004, £10.49, Cor & Bar

like smelling the scent of grass and hay, both at once


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