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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2007 Storks' Tower Sauvignon Blanc-Verdejo, Spain, Tesco, £3.99 on offer

aromatic, zesty white delivers delicious, citrusy, appley fruit

2006 Storks' Tower Tempranillo-Shiraz, Spain, Tesco, £3.99 on offer

bold, juicy, burly, inky red, with plenty of rich, plummy, curranty fruit

2006 White Burgundy, Antonin Rodet, Sainsbury’s, £5.49

blessed with lots of gentle, appley, oaky fruit

2007 Cono Sur Gewürztraminer, Chile, Sainsbury’s, £5.99

elegant, exotic, peach and stone-fruit Chilean flavours

2005 Finca L’Argatà, Montsant, Joan d’Anguera, Tanners, £12.95

syrah blend oozing with seductive, herby, violet and raspberry spice

2005 Pinot Noir by Farr, Geelong, Australia, Tanners, £18.95

terrific, lively floral, gamey, smoky fruit

the Sunday Times - Joanna Simon

2007 Vina Leyda Sauvignon Gris, £9.49 Oddbins

Full-bodied, smoky and spicy with tangy green fruit

2007 Secano Estate Sauvignon Gris, £6.99 Marks & Spencer

Full and dry with spice, citrus and green fruit flavours

2007 Calvet Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc, £4.99 Waitrose

Light, grassy, grapefruity Bordeaux with 15% sauvignon gris

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2007 Estiba 1 Torrontés, Bodegas Esmeralda. 2 @ £4.99, Majestic

zingy, ginger-spicy dry white wine

2007 Negro, Roero Arneis. £9.95, Great Western Wines

fragrant arneis grape, ripened here to perfection with a bitter twist of acidity

2006 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula. 6 for £102.55, marksandspencer.com

ultra-sleek; cool-climate Aussie chardonnay at its most elegant

the Observer - Tim Atkin

2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (£2.98, 12.5%, Asda)

spicy, juicy, raspberryish

2007 Viña Decana Rosado, Utiel Requena (£3.29, 12%, Aldi)

dry, strawberry fruity

Sainsbury's Portuguese Red, Vinho de Mesa (£3.29, 13%)

appealingly rustic

Vieille Fontaine White, Plaimont (£3.45, 11.5%, Tesco)

crisp, grapefruity 2007

2005 Cantina di Merlara Valpolicella Ripasso, Aldi £4.99

plum and damson fruity

2004 Barolo, Rari Nobili, Aldi £6.99

scented, tea-leafy (sold from November onwards)

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2006 Bonterra Zinfandel, California 14.5% vol, (£9.99; Waitrose)

mouth-filling dark berry fruit

2006 Domaine des Granges de Mirabel, (£9.99; Booths, Vintage Roots, Bibendum)

full-flavoured yet aromatic and fresh

2007 Muscadet Sur Lie, Les Gautronnières, Bonneau-Huteau (£8.95; Festival Wines)

nice weighty fruit in the mouth and a clean, crisp mineral finish

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Lustau Manzanilla Olorosa, Spain. £11.49 for 37.5cl, Laithwaites

such a salty verve

Apostoles, González Byass, £17.50, F & M, Sains; £18.19, thedrinkshop.com

complex, with notes of caramel, dried figs and hazelnuts

Taste The Difference 12-year Oloroso, £6.99 for 50cl, Sainsbury's

Made by Lustau, this is nutty, rich and remarkably good value

Hidalgo Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana, £8.99, Majestic; £9.99, Waitrose

light; still has some oomph - salty and savoury


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