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week beginning 06/09/2009

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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2008 Four Crossings Reserve Semillon-Chardonnay, Co-op, £3.49 until Tuesday

light, yet ripe, citrusy ll.5 per cent Australian white

2008 Four Crossings Reserve Shiraz, Co-op, £3.49 until Tuesday.

crowd-pleasing fat, spicy, vanilla and chocolate-spiked berry fruit

2008 The Bernard Series Hand-picked Viognier, Bellingham, Majestic 2 @ £7.49

alluring, strong, oaky, perfumed, peachy 14 per cent viognier

2008 Iona Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa, Majestic £2 @ £9.74

classic, elegant, lively, floral, nettle and white currant fruit

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

Murdoch James Martinborough Pinot Noir 2007, £12.99 Oddbins

Delicate, fragrant and appetising

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2006, £14.99 Virgin Wines

Ripe and rich, a soothing balm

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2007, £34.95 nzhouseofwine.co.uk

Serious and meaty, with a glorious future

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2008 Vino da Tavola Bianco, £3.99, Marks & Spencer

crisp and zingy apple and pear dry white

2007 El Malbec de Ricardo Santos, Mendoza, £8.99, Majestic

supple blackberry and dark cherry fruitiness

2005 Domaine de Roally Viré Clessé Tradition, 3 @ £11.99 each Wine Rack

rich and complex white burgundy; maintains a wonderful freshness

the Observer - Tim Atkin

006 Barbera d'Asti, Gaetane Carron (£6.99, 14%, Marks & Spencer)

savoury, rasping, plum-skin-like

2006 Masi Campofiorin IGT (£7.49, 13%, Tesco)

vibrant, youthful, fruit-packed

2005 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano San Colombaio (£10.99, 13.5%, Sainsbury)

stylish, yet serious, food-seeking

2007 Dolcetto d'Alba, Giovanni Rosso (£13.20, 13.5%, Berry Bros)

dark, juicy, blackberry and black cherry-scented

2008 Mâcon Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four, (2 @ £10.99, 13.5%, Majestic)

stylish oak and layer upon layer of seductive flavours

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Cuvée Fleur Rosé 2008 Vin de Pays de L'Herault (£3.89, Waitrose; 12% abv)

a rustic rosé with bite, freshness and character

Alain Grignon Viognier 2008 Vin de Pays d'Oc (2 @ £5.99, Majestic)

that rarity: a light, elegant viognier that does not cloy

Domaine Montirius Garrigues Vacqueyras 2006 (£11.95, Berry Bros; 14.5% abv)

serious, biodynamically certified red: Earthy, detailed and savoury

Scotland on Sunday - Will Lyons

Rueda Blanco 2008, Marqués de Riscal, Spain, 2 @ £5.62, Majestic

bursts with fresh, wildflower aromas reminiscent of a summer meadow

Château Mont Milan 2007, Corbières, France, 2 @ £4.99 Majestic

scented notes of dried fruits, dates and a whiff of eucalyptus

Clos d'Yvigne "Princesse de Clèves" 2008, Bergerac Blanc, 2 @ £7.99 Majestic

spritsy, tangy character with a deep finish

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut NV, (£26.98 Morrisons)

weighty fruit with toast, almonds and brioche on the palate

2008 Spy Mountain Sauvignon Blanc, 13%vol, New Zealand, (£5.99 ntil Sep 8; Co-op)

crisp, pure, clean; plenty of melon and passion fruit

2008 Cantina del Taburno Falanghina, 13%vol, Italy, (£7.99, tengreenbottles.com)

a delight: fresh, honeyed, creamy, lemony and pineappley


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