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week beginning 19/11/2012

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Quite a few wine columns missing from the nationals this weekend

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Quirky Bird Sauvignon Semillon Nouvelle 2012 (S Africa). £6.99 Tesco

Good fun with lemony resonance and a soft texture

Syrah Paparuda 2011 (Romania). £5.99 Wine Rack

Fragrant, fruity and bold with enticing fragrance and a tickle of spice

Bordeaux Blanc 2011 (France). £4.19 Aldi

Bright, refreshing and perfect for pouring at parties

Pasico Old Vine Monastrell Shiraz 2011 (Spain). £5.99 Sainsbury's

A gloriously juicy and fruity red that's good value

Leyda Reserva Syrah 2010 (Chile). £7.99 Majestic

Amazing wine with astounding complexity. Peppery, spicy, smoky

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Château Lamothe Vincent Sauvignon Blanc Intense 2011 (13%, Real Wine Co £9.95)

gleams with purpose and pungency; Polished and vivid

Valpolicella Ripasso 2010 Italy (13.5%, M&S, £8.99)

Redolent of sour cherries and grape skins, with so many layers and textures

La Patrie Gaillac Perle 2011 France (12%, Sainsbury’s, £7.99)

red and green apples and a very light prickle of bubbles

the Independent on Sunday - Terry Kirkby

Cordillera Carignan 2008, Chile. £13.28, vintagemarque

earthy, velvety and perfumed wine, packed with concentrated damson flavours

Bodegas Gallegas Solano Tinto 2011, Spain. £6.30, jascots

smooth, medium-bodied, fruity and, at this price, excellent value

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011. £6.49 offer Co-op; £4.71 tesco.com; £7.59 majestic

intense gooseberry and lime flavours, great fresh acidity

the Observer - David Williams

Fiano Sannio, Campania, Italy 2011 (£7.99, Marks & Spencer)

Zingy with orchard fruit undercut with zesty orange-citrus acidity

Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir 2011 (2 @ £13.49 Majestic)

pleasurable and silkily drinkable pinot

Taste the Difference Hunter Valley Semillon 2006 (£9.99, Sainsbury's)

the kind of wine that only improves with time

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Peter Lehmann BVC Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (2 @ £9.99 Majestic; 14.5% abv)

intensely ripe, minty; hugely enjoyable drinking now

Keith Tulloch Semillon 2011 (~£12.50, fintrywines; allaboutwine; Harrogate FW; Highbury)

beautifully crafted, citrussy

Tesco Finest Swartland Shiraz (£6.99 in selected stores; 14% abv)

exuberantly juicy from South Africa's talented Adi Badenhorst

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2011 Lefkes Moschofilero, Peloponnese, Greece, 12.5%. £8.49, M&S

unusual but complex white with lemon fruit underpinned by fragrant orange

2008 The Society’s Rioja Crianza, Spain, 13.5%. £6.95, Wine Society

smooth, nutty; nicely rounded cherry and dried-fruit flavours

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Yealands Estate Pinot Gris 2010, Marlborough (slurp.co.uk £10.30; Gt Wtrn Wines £11.95)

Richly textured, with a silky finish and juicy, yellow-pear flavour

Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough (Marks & Spencer, £12.99)

finely balancing succulent citrus fruit and a streak of pure, crisp acidity

Yealands Estate Pinot Noir 2011 (slurp.co.uk £12.70; Gt Wtrn Wines £12.95)

soft and rounded, with a creamy, milk-chocolate layer under fresh, ripe raspberries


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