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Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura 2009, France. £6.99 Aldi

Bright, invigorating fizz

Quintas das Setencostas Red 2008, Portugal. £7.50 Oddbins

Structure to stand up to chunky, meaty recipes

Terredora Greco di Tufo 2010, Italy. £13.99 Waitrose

Intensely pingy and so dry it's verging on salty

The Society's Exhibition Gran Reserva Rioja, Spain. £25 The Wine Society

multidimensional; sheer glory in a glass

Syrah Amura 2009, Chile. £11.99 M&S

Smoke, spice and deep, dark, booming resonance

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2010, South Africa (Waitrose 2 for £12 until May 8)

coffee bean and smoke-tinged nose, bold, powerful, enveloping

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion 2004, France (12.5%, £26.99, Waitrose)

undertones of gravel and graphite as well as cedar

Ramon Bilbao Rioja Single Vineyard 2009. (13.5%, Majestic 2 @ £6.99)

tempranillo and garnacha blend with light feet and lots of zip

the Independent on Sunday - Terry Kirkby

Old Vines Carignan 2008. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

subtle depth of flavour, with tastes of dark chocolate and baked fruits

Domaine de L'Espigouette Plan de Dieu 2009. £9.75, goedhuis

herby aromas, rich and concentrated flavour; spicy finish

Saint Mont Le Passé Authentique 2010. £7.11 waitrose.com

refreshing, crisply drinkable; citrus and tropical fruit flavours

the Observer - David Williams

Tesco Finest Gavi, Piedmont, Italy 2011 (£7.98, Tesco)

tangy citrus peel and touch of herbs in vivacious form

Boas Vinhas Tinto, Dão, Portugal 2009 (£9.15, Jascots)

succulently fruits-of-the forest juicy with lifted acidity

Domaine Sainte Lucie MIP* Rosé, Provence 2011 (£10.95, Lea & Sandeman)

subtle, delicate perfumed nose and cool, tingling acidity

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Dominio del Plata 2011 Torrontes (£7.99, Marks & Spencer; 13.5% abv)

exotic, fragrant, gewürztraminer-like quality

2010 Barossa Valley Petit Verdot (£9.99, larger M&S; 13.5% abv)

dark, dense and inky, a wine that needs red meat

Three Choirs Annum 2011 (£7.19 from £8.99 Waitrose; 12% abv)

charmingly elderflowery, off-dry blend

Hatzidakis Assyrtiko 2010 (£8.24 Waitrose; 14.5% abv)

crisp, zingy; perfect with chargrilled squid

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2010 Trezanti Salento Negroamaro Puglia, Italy. £7.99 Morrisons

soft, smooth red plum and black cherry flavours; vanilla finish

2009 Chablis 1er Cru Pierre Vincent, France. £9.99, Lidl

clover and vanilla nose, firm but smooth lemon acidity

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Castillo La Paz Tempranillo Syrah 2010, Spain (Waitrose, £5.46 until 8 May)

classic Spanish aroma of sweet strawberry and vanilla cream

Rigal The Original Malbec 2010, France (Asda, £5 until 5 May)

mouthwatering scent of juicy, plump, black cherries

DMZ Syrah 2009, De Morgenzon, South Africa (Majestic, £9.99)

rich toffee, plus clove and ginger spicing and plenty of ripe blackcurrant


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