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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2010 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chilean Sauvignon, £5.99

juicy, unoaked, from Casablanca, with its green tomato and lime flavours

2010 The Whale Caller Sauvignon Blanc-Colombard, Waitrose, £4.29

softer yet still zesty and verdant blend

2009 Château Bois-Pertuis, Bordeaux Rouge, Waitrose, £5.99 until Dec 7

stunning, smoky, mocha-scented

2007 Otorio Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Tesco, £5.99 per half

a restrained sticky; crystallised fruit-charged

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

2009 Morgon Julien Sunier (£15.95 roberson)

Deep, almost syrah-like flavours give way to bright fruit

2009 Morgon Côte du Py Dominique Piron (£12.93 domainedirect)

My absolute favourite: lively and delicious

2009 Côte de Brouilly Château Thivin Les Sept Vignes (£14.95, Berry Bros)

Supercharged plums and spices

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2009 Asda Beaujolais, £4.47, Asda

vibrantly cherryish aromas and the gluggy juiciness

2009 Palataia Pinot Noir, Rheinpfalz, £8.49, Marks & Spencer

strawberry fragrance with silky fruit flavours

2008 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, Domaine Sainte Céline, £16.99, Sainsbury's

Invitingly intense in aroma; flecked with crème fraîche and honey

the Observer - David Williams

Asda Marsanne, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France, 2009 (£3.98, Asda)

gentle reminder of summer, with notes of honeysuckle and white blossom

Dry Furmint, Royal Tokaji, Hungary 2007 (2 @ £7.99, Majestic)

powerful, honeyed dry white is underpinned with succulent acidity

Palatia Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany 2009 (£8.49, Marks & Spencer)

Beaujolais-like, exuberant raspberry fruit and soft tannins

the Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Waitrose In Partnership 2008/09 St Hallett Reserve Shiraz (£6.74)

brimful of sweet, ripe (but not over-jammy) fruit

Heartland Stickleback Red 2008 (£7.50, Wine Soc; £7.95, Grt Wstrn Wine, N Young)

cleverly balanced blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, dolcetto and lagrein

Waitrose In Partnership Viña Valdivieso 2008/09 Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc (£6.74)

good all-rounders with seafood, including smoked salmon

2009/10 Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (£9.99 - £10.99, Waitrose,Morrisons)

seductively lush

Naia Verdejo 2008 (£11.50; Define Food & Wine in Sandiway, Cheshire)

usually elegant, aromatic rueda from north-western Spain

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliot

2010 Trivento Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina, 13.5%, £5.59 Waitrose

Layers of flavour from pink grapefruit to peach with a touch of orange

2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge, 13%, £4.99 until 28 Nov, Morrisons

Mellow, chocolate, plum stone and cherry flavours

2008 Domaine Sainte Rose Le Sirocco Sauvignon Blanc, 11.5%, £7, Vino Wines, Edinburgh

excellent white with lemon based acidity given depth by a touch of Muscat

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Château Boyd-Cantenac 2004, France (13%, £30/bottle, www.Tesco.com)

gentle and fragrant claret; act fast if you want to secure some

O Fournier Alfa Spiga Ribera del Duero 2004, Spain (14.5%, £30/bottle, www.Tesco.com)

compellingly deep, thick, chocolatey and intense.

Luis Canas Barrel Fermented Rioja Blanco 2009, Spain (13.5%, 120 Sainsbury’s stores, £7.99)

glossy, bouncy; bright lushness is cut through with a tingly acidity

Los Unidos Fairtrade Carmenère/Cabernet Franc 2009, Chile (13.5%, Waitrose, £6.19)

beautifully perfumed nose and a smooth texture.


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