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Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Estevez Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2012, Chile. £4.99 Aldi

Ground coffee aromas, mellow red with a classis Cabernet tang

Tesco Finest Cotes de Gascone 2012, France. £7.99

Pascal Poussevin has conjured this blend of Gros Manseng and Sauvignon

Chateau de Sours Rose 2013, France. £10.95 Private Cellar

A crispy quencher with focus

Casse Felix Cabernet Merlot 2009. £11.49, Morrisons

Blackcurrant joy, rich fruity fun and impeccably crafted

Chateau Laville-Bertou 2010, France. £11.99 Majestic

Deep, juicy, sleek and rich with astounding concentration

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Les Pierres Bordes Marsanne-Viognier 2012, France (12.5%, Wine Society, £5.75)

lovely, ample feel, like nectar from clover, almond blossom or apricots

Vinalba Malbec 2012 Argentina (13%, Co-op, £5.99 until April 23)

beautifully silky, juicy, smooth, easy malbec

La Casetta Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2010 Italy (14%, Majestic, £12.99)

dried-cranberry and rosewood taste; rich-sour-savoury red

the Independent Anthony Rose

2011 Paul Mas Nicole Vineyard Syrah/Viognier. 2 @ £6.99 Majestic

smoky aromatic quality underpinned by spicy fruit

2010 Tesco Finest* Stellenbosch Red Blend. £7.99 to Tues, Tesco

Smoky with a touch of fragrant leafiness; blackcurrant and mulberry

2011 Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, Lucien Lardy. £13.14, The Sampler

spicy and aromatic with a mouth-watering raspberry and cherry fruit

the Observer - David Williams

Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White, Western Cape 2012 (£8.40, Oxford Wine)

apricot and honeysuckle of viognier; fresh apple bite of chenin blanc

Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (£11.95, winedirect.co.uk)

Polished and rich, it has layers of chunky blackberry fruit

Georges Vernay Sainte-Agathe Côtes du Rhône 2010 (£19.95, Berry Bros)

supple tannins, hedgerow fruit, and umami-meatiness and pepper

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Field Bar, Elderflower Sparkling Wine (£7.95, Stroud farmers' market)

very pretty, delicate

Field Bar, Red Rose Wine (£7.95, fieldbarwine.co.uk; 13% abv)

sweet, scented; would be great with summer desserts

Lyme Bay Winery, Lymelight (£5.99, Beers of Europe; £6.50, lymebaywinery)

a light, strawberry-flavoured wine

Cornish Mead Company, Elderberry Mead (£8.71, cornishmead.co.uk)

use them for a very English kir royale

Cornish Mead Company, Cornish Mead Wine (£7.46, cornishmead.co.uk)

drier, medium-dry, sherry-like; hint of quince

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

2010 Hilltops Semillon Chalkers Crossing, Australia, 13.5%. £13.99, Henderson’s

Delivering light lime and grapefruit acidity; toasty

2011 Marques de Montino Rioja, Spain, 13%. £4.65 until 30 April, Sainsbury’s

raspberry and morello cherry fruit; soft and gentle vanilla finish

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2011 Three Choirs 'Regalia’ £6, Asda

elderflowers and cut grass jumping from the glass

2011 Biddenden Gamay, Kent £9.45, Biddenden Vineyards

delicate, strawberry-and-spice infused beauty

2008 Nyetimber Rosé, West Sussex £45, Waitrose

redcurrants and raspberries; round, creamy, citrus-laden glass


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