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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

Portuguese Tinto, Produção de Bebidas, Asda, £3.87

bold, sweet, fruity, inky red; unoaked, easy summer swigger

2008 Les Crouzes Old Vines Carignan, France, Co-op, £3.99 until July 6

luscious, ripe, velvety, plum-laden carignan

2008 Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays, Bouchard, France, Asda, £4.50 until July 26

Ridiculously good pinot noir; juicy young, plum and cherry-charged

2008 Château Saint- Germain, Bordeaux Supérieur, France, Asda, £5 until Sept 6

gorgeous claret delivers stunning rich, full, beefy, cedary, fruit

2008 Beaujolais, Cave de Bully en Beaujolais, France, Booths, £5.99; Waitrose, £7.29

oozes with wonderful easy-quaffing, spicy, plum, strawberry and cherry-scented fruit

2008 Château Bois Pertuis Bordeaux, France, Waitrose, £5.99 until July 6

fine, ripe, beefy, green olive-stacked fruit.

2005 Corte Mayor Rioja Crianza, Spain, Co-op, £5.99 from July 28 to Aug 17

big, oaky red; seductive, warm, spicy, oak flavours

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay Village Reserve 2006 (£15.95 slurp.co.uk)

Delicious with grilled duck breast

Estapor Venir 2007 (£9.68 Bibendum)

Brambly red from a mezcla of different grapes

Veramar Chardonnay 2008 (£17.99 Whole Foods Market)

Salty and minerally with a touch of cream

the Independent - Anthony Rose

Sainsbury's House Merlot. £3.49, Sainsbury's

pleasing, non-vintage barbecue red; spicy with cherryish sweetness

2009 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa. £5.99 to 4 July, Oddbins

Smoky sauvignon in Sancerre mould; typical capsicum character

2007 Domaine Heresztyn Vieilles Vignes, Gevrey-Chambertin. £25.99, Waitrose

mulberry-like fruitiness and a delicate touch of spicy oak

the Times - Tim Atkin

2006 Extra Special Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (£6.78, 14 per cent, Asda)

mint and blackcurrant aromas, polished tannins and fresh, lightly oaked flavours

2008 Taste the Difference Barossa Shiraz (£7.99, 14.5 per cent, Sainsbury’s)

spicy, blackberryish complexity. A big wine, but with lovely balance

2009 Tingleup Riesling, Western Australia (£8.49, 12 per cent, Tesco)

Zesty and crisp, with fine acidity, lemon and lime flavours

2007 D’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale (2 @ £12.79 Majestic)

viognier adds perfume and a hint of apricot to the brooding flavours of the shiraz

2006 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay, (£14.99, 13.5 per cent, Waitrose)

toasty oak, lovely minerality and poise and refreshing acidity

2007 Greenstone Heathcote Sangiovese (£26.95, 13.5%, Liberty, N Young, Wimbledon WC)

Fresh and complex with notes of cherry stone, tea leaf and raspberry

the Guardian - Victoria Moore

Tim Adams Semillon 2008 (£10.49, Tesco; 13% abv)

from Clare Valley; smells of new handbag leather; delicious with buttery prawns

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2007 (£45.99, Oddbins; 13.5% abv)

wonderful wine from the Adelaide Hills

Petaluma Riesling Hanlin Hill 2008 (£10.99, Oddbins; 13% abv)

smoky, fierce, lime-scented , from Clare Valley

Gulf Station Pinot Noir 2008 (£9.99, Sainsbury's; 13.5% abv)

oak-aged, grapes come from the Yarra Valley

Harrowgate Victoria Shiraz (£8.99, Marks & Spencer; 14.5% abv)

gorgeously aromatic

Scotsman - Rose Murray-Brown

VIN ART NARINCE/ CHARDONNAY 2008 Kavaklidere. £9, tasteturkey. com

Lemony, zesty, creamy, slightly earthy and oily, light vanilla oak

PENDORE OKUGOZU 2008 Kavaklidere. £12, tasteturkey. com

mulberry toned, softly tannic, lively acid red

CORPUS 2006 Corvus. £30, tasteturkey. com

Immense rich red, pungent black fruits, plummy, very spicy

the Telegraph - Jonathan Ray

2009 Cuvée Chasseur Rouge, 12%vol, France (£3.99; Waitrose)

peppery and spicy with rich juicy fruit and a hint of dark liquorice

2008 Domaine Tournon Shiraz or Syrah, 14.5%vol, Australia (£14.49; Oddbins)

Fresh and vibrant, it has that great depth of flavour and elegance

2009 Voil’à, 9.5%vol, France (£5.95; Wine Society).

light and refreshing; deliberately low in alcohol; perfect partner to sushi


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