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Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Cosmina Pinot Noir 2011, Romania. £6.99 Waitrose
Palatia Pinot Noir 2011, Germany. £8.99 M&S
Sainsbury's House Pinot Noir NV, Romania. £4.49
Anakena Single Vineyard 'Deu' Pinot Noir 2011, Chile. £7.99 Majestic
Potel Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2010. £8.99 Majestic

more traditional and tightly structured Pinot Noir

Mount Difficulty Packspur Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010. £40 Majestic

one of the most beautiful wines I’ve tasted in the past few months

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Elio Perrone Moscato d’Asti 2011 Italy (5%, The Wine Society, £6.50)

blessed with floral scents and the hauntingly delicate smell of white peaches

Gallo Family Moscato 2011 California (8.5%, Sains, £6.79; Ocado, £6.99; Asda, £6.58)

A little bit thick for a moscato, like a paper-bagful of pineapple chunks

Jacob’s Creek Moscato 2011 Australia (8%, Tesco, £7.49)

lighter and more floaty, a little bit more moscato-ish if I am honest

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2011 Spanish Steps Toro. £6.99, Sainsbury's

pure tempranillo; ripe strawberry fruit and a juicy, robust freshness

2010 Domaine Gérard Thomas St Aubin 'Le Champ Tirant'. £13.99, The Co-operative

full-flavoured white Burgundy; creaminess of texture and nutty aftertaste

2010 Penfold's Bin 138, Barossa, South Australia. £14.49, Tesco (114 stores)

Vividly spicy and fragrant; toasty oak veneer is etched with juicy acidity

the Observer - David Williams

Taboexa Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain 2011 (£9.99, Waitrose)

Fresh without being austere, fleshy and round without being fat

Le Citronnier Colombard Sauvignon Blanc, France 2011 (£7.99, Laithwaites)

zippy, grassy dry white from Gascony in southwest France

The Co-operative Les Pionniers Brut Champagne NV (£15.99 on offer)

brioche, fresh apples and perfectly balanced, pinpoint acidity

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Go de Godello, Bierzo. £20.50 The Sampler

particularly lush, sexy modern Spanish white

Montenova Godello 2010/11 (£7.99 x 2, Majestic; 12.5% abv)

zippy; tastes a bit like a souped-up albariño

2011 Rustenberg Sauvignon Chardonnay (£9.99, Tesco; 13% abv)

elegant, South African white in an oaked white bordeaux style

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Grüner Veltliner 2011 £7.99 (12.5%, abv)

only 2g of residual sugar*. Not bone dry, but dry enough

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2011 MontGras Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. £6.74 (from £8.99 until Tues), Waitrose

vibrant gooseberry fruit; terrific crisp and juicy glassful

2010 Jean-Luc Colombo Côtes du Rhône Les Vignes Rousses. £6.99, Majestic

excellent blackcurrant-centred acidity that develops into savoury liquorice

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Le Prieuré de Saint-Céols Creme de Cassis, Jacolin (Majestic, £9.99 for 20cl)

intense, fresh flavour. Elixir of blackcurrant.

Gabriel Boudier Creme de Cassis, Dijon (Sainsbury's £9.95 for 50cl, Wine Rack, £11.99)

unctuous, sweetly aromatic and rich inky liqueur

Védrenne Supercassis, Nuits-St-Georges (Waitrose, £8.50 for 50cl)

more peppery and tart than the Boudier


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