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week beginning 21/09/2009

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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2007 La Galine Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d’Oc, Majestic £3.99

Terrific new, lively, lemony; oozing citrus and melon fruit flavours

2006 Chalk Spring Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia. Majestic 2 @ £4.99

lots of luscious, creamy, cassis and creosote-scented fruit

2007 Les Orris Blanc, Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes. M&S £5.99 on offer

Gorgeous, spicy, grapey, mineral and vanilla-stacked

2007 Marin Ridge Shiraz, Monterey, California. M&S £6.99 on offer

bold, inky, burly red; joyous, briary fruit

2007 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Riesling, Australia. Domaine Direct £11.44

explosion of tongue-tingling kerosene, lime and nettle-spiked fruit

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut 2003, £29.99 (Majestic).

From the heat-wave year, it’s rich, creamy and lightly oaked

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995, £75.37 wine-studio.co.uk)

This year’s champion champagne in the International Wine Challenge

Waitrose Brut Special Reserve 2002, £26.99

A touch of wild strawberries from an excellent vintage.

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2008 Sam's Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Marlborough. £4.99 on offer Waitrose

refreshing and approachable Kiwi sauvignon blanc at an affordable price

2008 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.

the Observer - Tim Atkin

Tesco Finest Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (£8.99, Tesco)

perfumed, pear-fruity

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Trevisiol (£9.09 by the case Berry Brothers)

drier, citrus-like; very quaffable

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Particella 68 Extra Dry (£13.80, Indigo Wine)

truly delicious; intense, slightly tannic

2008 Bellenda Prosecco San Fermo Brut (£11.99, Les Caves de Pyrène)

very dry, yeasty

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Domaine Les Yeuses Les Epices Syrah 2007 (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

pungent, characterful, inky, very French, farmyardy wine

Château Mont Milan 2007 Corbières (2 @ £4.99 Majestic)
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ighter and reeks of dried fig thanks to the carignan in the blend

Wither Hills Chardonnay 2008 (2 @ £5.99 Majestic)

combines autumnal richness with clarity

Amalaya de Colomé Malbec Blend 2007 (2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

superb – it's perfumed, dense,

Scotland on Sunday - Will Lyons

Gran Barquero Pedro Ximenez 50cl – £7.99, Waitrose.

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.

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2002 Château les Graves de Barrau, (£4.89 on offer Bordeaux Undiscovered).

fully mature claret; Soft, smooth and mellow, with velvety tannins

2008 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


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