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week beginning 28/05/2012

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Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Ridgeview Knightsbridge Blanc des Noirs 2009. £26.95, Berry Bros

powerful flavours of summery red fruits

Gusboune Blanc de Blanc 2007. £24.95 Armit

Bright, tingly resonance; upbeat refresher

Nyetimber Rose 2008. £37.58 sparklingenglishwine.com

intense, long-lasting flavours and a wealth of bubbles

Chapel Down Brut NV. £15 Asda

delicate savoury note; stacks of arresting bright freshness

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico. £6.99

Fantastic tangering and lemony zing with a pleasing twang

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Casillero del Diablo Shiraz 2010 Chile (13.5%; £5.48 to June 21, Asda)

On offer, this Chilean brand is one of the most solid cheap buys around

Ciliegiolo Maremma Toscana Sassotondo 2010 Italy (14%; £8.50, Wine Society)

sour cranberry burst of acidity; ruffled, rustic texture, raspberry-seed bite

Catapult McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009 Australia. (14.5%; M&S, £13.99)

all the might and depth you might hope for; nicely toned form

the Independent on Sunday - Terry Kirkby

Guimaro Ribeira Sacra 2010. £10.95, thewinesociety.com; goedhuis.com

Perfumed and fresh, full of crunchy red-berry flavours

Viognier de Pennautier 2010. 2 @ £6.99 majestic.co.uk

Typically aromatic with scents of peaches and apricots; big fruit tastes

Château Mont Milan Corbières 2010. 2 @ £4.99 majestic.co.uk

reassuringly robust, spicy and full-flavoured £4.99

the Observer - David Williams

Blind Spot Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Australia 2009 (£7.95, thewinesociety.com)

Alive with bright black fruit, it's lush and polished

Edoardo Miroglio Pinot Noir, Bulgaria 2009 (£13.50, swig.co.uk)

so silky, supple and graceful with its perfumed red fruit

Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2011 (£11.90, slurp.co.uk)

Striking a perfect balance between roundness of texture and freshness

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Marks & Spencer Rincon del Sol 2011 Chardonnay-Chenin (12.5% abv, £4.99)

for example, has a perfectly decent smooth dry Argentinian white

Marks & Spencer Popolino Rosso 2011 (£4.99; 13% abv)

an exuberant Sicilian red that would be brilliant with pizza

Sainsbury's 2011 House Beaujolais (£4.79; 12% abv)

bright, fruity – a little tart, perhaps, but more than fair for the price

Sainsbury's Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne (£4.49; 11.5% abv)

crisp, sauvignon-like

Tesco Finest Single Orchard Cider (5.5% abv) £1.79 for 500ml

cracking bottle; fresh-tasting

Domaine Oullières Côteaux d'Aix 2011 (£9.95, Yapp Brothers; 14.5% abv)

intense, fragrant, vermentino-based Provençal white to drink with seafood

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2008 Louis Jadot Marsannay Burgundy, France, 13%. £18.79 yourfavouritewines.com

textbook acidity, a soft, smooth texture and crisp mandarin orange flavours

2011 Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon Chile, 13.5%. £5 until 12 June Sainsbury

typically smooth, with black cherry fruit topped off with touches of mint

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Torres Viña Sol Rosé 2011, Catalunya (Asd, Mor, Boo, Maj Wait £5.98)

scent of strawberries and light cream, and lip-smacking, dry, fresh finish

Rio de la Vida Tempranillo Rosado 2010, Castilla (Sainsbury's, £5.99)

Juicy and very cherryish, with a peppery twist

Cune Rioja Rosado 2011 (Majestic, 2 @ £6.99)

elegant pink with a delicate strawberry tang, and refreshing lift of lemon


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