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Terrific new, lively, lemony; oozing citrus and melon fruit flavours2006 Chalk Spring Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia. Majestic 2 @ £4.99
lots of luscious, creamy, cassis and creosote-scented fruit2007 Les Orris Blanc, Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes. M&S £5.99 on offer
Gorgeous, spicy, grapey, mineral and vanilla-stacked2007 Marin Ridge Shiraz, Monterey, California. M&S £6.99 on offer
bold, inky, burly red; joyous, briary fruit2007 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Riesling, Australia. Domaine Direct £11.44
explosion of tongue-tingling kerosene, lime and nettle-spiked fruit
From the heat-wave year, it’s rich, creamy and lightly oakedCharles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995, £75.37 wine-studio.co.uk)
This year’s champion champagne in the International Wine ChallengeWaitrose Brut Special Reserve 2002, £26.99
A touch of wild strawberries from an excellent vintage.
refreshing and approachable Kiwi sauvignon blanc at an affordable price2008 Knappstein Ackland Riesling, Clare Valley. £6.99 M&S, until 27 September
mouthwateringly zesty Aussie riesling; should not be missed.2004 Jacobs Creek St Hugo Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon. £24.99, Sainsbury's
aromatic notes of mint and cedar and elegantly smooth tannins.
Tesco Finest Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (£8.99, Tesco)
perfumed, pear-fruityProsecco di Valdobbiadene, Trevisiol (£9.09 by the case Berry Brothers)
drier, citrus-like; very quaffableSorelle Bronca Prosecco Particella 68 Extra Dry (£13.80, Indigo Wine)
truly delicious; intense, slightly tannic2008 Bellenda Prosecco San Fermo Brut (£11.99, Les Caves de Pyrène)
very dry, yeasty
pungent, characterful, inky, very French, farmyardy wineChâteau Mont Milan 2007 Corbières (2 @ £4.99 Majestic)
ighter and reeks of dried fig thanks to the carignan in the blendWither Hills Chardonnay 2008 (2 @ £5.99 Majestic)
combines autumnal richness with clarityAmalaya de Colomé Malbec Blend 2007 (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)
superb – it's perfumed, dense,
This looks and tastes like treacle – utterly delicious.Essencia Orange Muscat 2007 37.5cl – £9.99, Majestic.
For me there is no better partner to a bitter chocolate pudding.Tesco Finest* Sauternes 2005 37.5cl – £11.99.
This is a fantastic partner for blue cheeses.Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora 2008 37.5cl – £6.53, Tesco.
particularly heightens desserts with a citrus component.Croix Milhas Rivesaltes Ambré 37.5cl – £5.99 until 6 October, Tesco..
Intense aromas of crystallised fruit, cinnamon and gingerbread.
fully mature claret; Soft, smooth and mellow, with velvety tannins2008 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling,, (3 @ £5.99 each Wine Rack).
Crisp, clean and apple-fresh, this is delicious with king prawn salad.2006 Château Laurette Sainte Croix du Mont, (£10.95; Private Cellar).
richly honeyed fruit and a delicate citrus freshness