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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Paparuda Pinot Noir 2011 (Romania) £5.99 Winerack

Light-bodied red with a summer fruitiness; outstanding price

Torre del Falco Nero di Troia 2010. £7.99 Waitrose

Soft, perfumed and exuberant

Tagus Creek Shiraz Trincadeira 2011 (Portugal) £5.98 Asda

dark, fruity Portuguese red with a jot of spicy fragrance

Chateau de Cleray Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (France). £7.99 majestic

Like a lemon harnessed to the power of the sun

Sauvignon Blanc De Pays Les Anges 2011 (France) £7.99 Wine rack

Delightful zesty intensity; vibrant citrus appeal

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

JL Chave Hermitage Blanc 2001 France (yapp.co.uk, £120/bottle)

Smells like waxy white blossom, and tastes slightly of honeycomb

Gigondas Domaine St Gayan 1990 France (yapp.co.uk, £30)

confit of red fruit and figs streaked with black olives.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Le Vieux Donjon 2009 France (14%, yapp.co.uk, £29.95)

classic shape and flow, and a gentle, soft texture

Porto Vecchio Domaine de Torraccia 2009 Corsica (13.5%, yapp.co.uk, £13.25)

reminds me of raspberry leaves, soil, tea and wild herbs

Lirac La Fermade Domaine Maby 2010 France (14.5%, yapp.co.uk, £11.75)

syrah, mourvedre and grenache noir blend with dark, rugged fruit

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2011 De Bortoli DB Family Selection Shiraz. £5.49 on offer Waitrose

punches above its weight for its spicy aromas combined with fruit succulence

2011 Plantagenet Grt Southern Riesling. £13.50-£14.99, Wine Tasting Shop; Bennetts

Floral aromas and a lemon and lime quality; perfect with seafood

2009 Le Haut Medoc de Giscours. £22 M&S

classic cedary claret pedigree allied to a chocolatey richness

the Observer - David Williams

Taste the Difference Marzemino delle Venezie 2011 (£5.99 on offer, Sainsbury's)

pretty, light red; perfumed, fresh red berry and cherry character

The Parcel Series Riesling, Eden Valley 2006 (£9.99, or 2 @ £6.99 Majestic)

penetrating dry white; full of intense limey flavours

Brazin Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, California (£12.99, Waitrose)

mouthwatering quality to the deep, dark but exuberantly pure fresh fruit

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Marco de Pegos Terras do Sado Tinto 2010 (Majestic 2@£6.49, 13.5% abv)

exuberant, brambly; an absolutely cracking deal

F'OZ (Waitrose £9.99; 14% abv)

supple, sexy blend of aragonez, trincadeira and castelão

Tanners Douro Red (£7.90; 13% abv)

handsomely labelled, juicy red; excellent cold-weather drinking

Quinta de Santana Sant'ana Tinto 2011 (Real Wine Co £7.99; 14% abv)

attractive blend; reminds me of an Italian red

Q de Santana Boas Dao Branco 2011 (~£7.99; Real Wine Co; Halifax Wine Co)

dry, full-bodied white made from encruzado and cercial

Tercius Alvarinho 2011 Vinho verde (£7.49 on offer M&S)

delicious crisp, citrussy; the ideal seafood white

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2011 Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carmènere, Chile, 13%. £7.75, Oddbins

a wine with viscosity and greengage-style texture

2010 Cimarosa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Privada, Chile, 14%. £5.99, Lidl

concentrated cedar wood, bramble and black cherry fruit

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Los Molles Carmenere 2010, Limari, Chile (Marks & Spencer, £9.99)

Wonderfully spicy, robust; distinctive twists of white pepper and clove

Mount Gay Gold Rum, Barbados (Tesco, £17.30 for 70cl)

rich with the flavour of demerara sugar and butterscotch

Castillo La Paz Tempranillo-Syrah 2010, Spain (Waitrose, £7.99)

Smooth, slightly sweet and rounded Spanish red, with ripe strawberry fruit


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