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soft, plummy fruit, with a warm, pleasant, inky finish2009 Torres Viña Sol, Spain Waitrose and Majestic, 2 @£4.79 each
Terrific, lively, leafy, lemony, unoaked2009 Secano Estate Sauvignon Gris Viña Leyda, Chile Marks & Spencer, £7.49
delicious, spicy, zesty, greengage-stashed white2007 Les Orris Rouge VdP des Côtes Catalanes, France Marks & Spencer, £7.99
robust, ripe; complete with seductive, spicy, earthy fruit2005 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese, von Kesselstatt, Wine Society, £13.95
magnificent; oozes fine, fat, spicy, crystallised yellow plum and greengage
Powerful wake-up smells of asparagus and gooseberriesGrand Réserve Caves de la Tourangelle Touraine Sauvignon 2008 (£8.99 Nicolas)
Well behaved, grapefruity, dry, deliciousWither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (£5.99 until April 13 Waitrose)
now seems formulaically tropical and dilute. Is it just me?
juicy pineappley and peachy fruit quality and subtle vanilla notes2008 La Grange St Martin Réserve Côtes du Rhône. £5.99 on offer, The Co-operative
spicy, peppery undertones and refreshingly savoury acidity2006 Cedro do Noval, Douro. 2 = £11.99, Majestic
aromatic uplift; vibrant spiced black cherry fruitiness.
mineral core and steely drive go beyond the average chablis2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Pinot Gris (£10.49 Berkmann)
Rich, fruity and a little bit floral; powerful wineJourney’s End Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2008 (£12.76 bibendum-wine)
mother’s milky oakiness that wraps itself round your tongue
reeks of Puglia. It's warm and lazy, not too jammyAraldica Brachetto d'Acqui 2009 (£4.66 until 11 May, Waitrose; 5% abv)
pink, sweet, cherry-blossom-likeMarks & Spencer Beaujolais 2009 (£5.99; 12.5%)
properly vinous; lovely, pencil lead insistence; fresh, bright, alive
Pungent lime and gooseberry aromas, rich, fleshy, zippy acidity.Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2009. £9.49, Waitrose
Tropical fruit aromas, sleek, minerally stonefruit flavours.Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2008. £12.50, Swig
Very impressive, nettly, bright green apple fruit, nutty edge; superb quality.
soft, mellow and rich with a long, warming finish.2007 Château Henry de France, France 12.5%vol, (£6.99; Spar).
Crammed with rich dark berry fruit, it is surprisingly elegant2008 Skalli Préférence Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, France (£8.99; Asda, Tesco).
toothsome stuff indeed; full, rich, ripe and spicy with some tannin2008/09 Ara Pathway Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 13%vol, (£7.99; Morrisons)
typical tropical Marlborough fruit, but also a welcome crisp minerality2008 Cave des Vignerons de Bully, Beaujolais Blanc, (£6.99; Waitrose)
100 per cent chardonnay; subtle sweetness; crisp, clean and steely dry2007 Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge, France 12.5%vol, (2 @ £9.99 Majestic)
silky soft and juicy with concentrated red fruit aromas2009 Familia Zuccardi Pinot Grigio/Torrontés, Argentina (£6.99; Oddbins).
Fresh and inviting with plenty of spicy floral notes and peachy stone fruit flavoursSainsbury’s Demi-Sec Champagne NV, France 12.5%vol, (£17.98; Sainsbury’s)
Not cloying if drunk on its own on Easter Monday, mid-morning2009 Mas de Cardeline Rosé, France 12%vol, (£8.99; Co-op)
A first-rate, delicately hued rosé from Provence in an absurdly stylish bottle2004 Domaine Pouderoux Vendange Tardive Maury, France (£10.99 per 50cl; Waitrose)
lusciously sweet and spicy, without the high alcohol level of port