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the Times - Jane MacQuitty

2010 Tapiwey Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca, Chile. Tesco, 2 @ £5

Snap up Tapiwey’s elegant, verdant, spicy, single vineyard sauvignon

2009 Kulapelli Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère, Chile. Tesco, 2 @ £5

A good soft, ripe, curranty, earthy fiver’s worth

2009 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vieilles Vignes, Potel, France. Majestic, 2 @ £7.99

A fat, gamey burgundy with oodles of rich, velvety fruit

Buller’s Fine Old Muscat, Victoria, Australia. Majestic, 2 @ £12.79

Dive into this creamy caramel and spiced prune-styled Aussie sticky

Waitrose Brut Champagne, P & C Heidsieck. £16.99 until Jan 25

truffle-scented champagne

the Sunday Times - Bob Tyrer

Exhibition Sauternes 2007 (£20 The Wine Society)

Luscious stunner from wine boffin Denis Dubourdieu.

Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2003 (£12.95 The Wine Society)

Gorgeous, and at peak drinkability from La Rioja Alta.

Exhibition Grüner Veltliner 2009 (£11.95 The Wine Society)

Dry, peppery white from Willi Bründlmayer, a top-notch Austrian.

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2009 Moncaro Rosso Piceno Superiore, Marche. £4.99, Waitrose

cherry flavours and vivid freshness

2009 Palais des Anciens Côtes Du Roussillon Blanc. £6.99, Tesco

refreshing blend with its soft apple and stonefruit flavours

2005 Principesco Brunello di Montalcino. £14.99 on offer, selected Sainsbury's

aromatic quality and rich, concentrated cherry fruit

the Observer - David Williams

Cuvée des Amandiers Rouge, PGI Pays d'Oc, France 2009 (£4.99, Majestic)

vibrant black plum fruit; friendly nip of tannin.

Villa Taurini Piemonte Barbera, Italy 2009 (£6.99, Tesco)

abundantly fruity (red cherries), with a satisfying hint of sourness

Greenstone Vineyard Sangiovese, Victoria, Australia 2007 (£26.99, Tesco)

radiant red cherry and redcurrant, wild herbs and succulent acidity

the Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Château Ksara's Reserve du Couvent 2007 (£8.95, Davis Bell McCraith)

syrah-based

Château Ka's Source du Rouge 2007 (£10.99, six Waitrose branches)

intensely fruity blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah

Château Musar 2003 (£17.99, Waitrose, £18.50, The Wine Society)

full sensuous, silky impact

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliot

2009 Rigal - The Original Malbec, Cahors, 13 per cent. £7.67, Asda

Excellent wine delivering cherry and plum flavours with real depth

2009 Cimarosa South African Chenin Blanc, 12.5 per cent. £3.29, Lidl

Terrific value everyday white with banana and tropical fruit.

2009 Domaine Mas Barrau Cabernet Franc, 13.5.per cent. £6.89, Great Grog

Robust cabernet franc with intense flavours of damson and blackcurrant

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Ch Musar 2003 (14%, Waitrose, £17.99)

raspberry and peat-scented

Château Kefraya Rouge 2006 (£17.50, butlers winecellar)

blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, mourvedre and carignan

Les Breteches du Château Kefraya 2006 (£11.95, Roberson)

lighter, brighter

Massaya Selection Silver 2007 (£13.50, Tanners)

meaty, satisfying

Domaine des Tourelles Rosé 2009 (£11.99, see lebanesefinewines.com)

superb raspberry-coloured; big-boned in the mouth


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