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week beginning 06/08/2007

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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2006 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny, Wine Society £5.95

Crisp, summery Loire white; pleasing, grassy, peachy fruit

2003 The Society’s Exhibition Saint-Julien, Wine Society, £16

fat, ripe, spicy, truffley 2003 from classy Château Beychevelle

2005 Tiefenbrunner, Kirchleiten, Sauvignon Blanc, Waitrose, £12.99

snap up this cool, elegant, steely, zesty, floral 2005

2005 Anjou-Villages Brissac, Château La Varière, Waitrose, £8.25

as stylish as they come, with a seductive violet perfume

2005 El Prado Tempranillo Rosé, Somerfield, 3 @ £3.33 until Aug 28

vibrant, easy-glugging flavours that will have wide summer appeal

2005 El Prado Tempranillo-Cabernet, Somerfield, 3 @ £3.33

ripe, spicy red with lots of herby fruit on the finish

the Sunday Times - Joanna Simon

2005 Les Nivières, Saumur Rouge, £4.99 Waitrose

Fresh blackcurrant and sweet-earth flavours

2006 Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny, £8.65 Yapp

Supple and succulent: summer berries with spice and chocolate

2005 Dom de la Cotelleraie, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, £8.25 Stone, Vine

Ripe blackberries, earthy minerality and velvet texture

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2006 Portal da Aguia Blanco. Oddbins, £4.99

fresh-pear fruitiness and a refreshing bitter lemon twist

2005 La Motte Shiraz Viognier. £9.99, Tesco

rich and spicy; floral fragrance; concentrated dark-cherry

2006 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir. £14.95, Green & Blue; Halifax

captivating red, full of juicy-fruit quality

the Observer - Tim Atkin

2006 Viña Decana Rosado (£2.99 Aldi)

cherry and rosehip-like; one of the best-priced rosés in the UK

2006 Vino Italiano Pinot Grigio Ramato (£3.99 Aldi)

tinted, reassuringly dry

2005 Premium Oak-Aged Claret (£3.29 Alsi)

Merlot-based, lightly oaked, blackcurranty

2003 Vino Italiano Chianti Superiore (£3.99 Aldi)

ripe, modern-style; nip of tannin adding to the wine's structure

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2006 Saint Mont (£5.79; Marks & Spencer).

crisp, light, refreshing and zesty blend; citrussy acidity

2005 Rive Haute Madiran Reserve (£7.99; Coe; Playford Ros; Wheeler)

packed with concentrated dark fruit and supple tannins

2003 Domaine du Tariquet 'Les 4' (£5.99; Two Rivers)

full of butter and ripe peachy fruit

2005 Dom du Tariquet 'Les Dernières Grives' (£12.50; MW2; Smart Wines)

Uncloyingly sweet, with citrus aromas and exotic fresh fruit

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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