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the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2012 Reggiano Rosso Cantine del Coppiere, Emilia-Romagna £5.99, M&S

Light, simple and blessedly low in alcohol; juicy plum and cherry fruit

2011 Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro Domaine Thymiopoulos, Greece £10.50, Wine Society

full of fresh raspberry and perfume

2011 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Gulfi, Sicily £18.15, Corking Wines

dark, earthy fruit; irresistible scent of wild strawberries and flowers

the Independent - Anthony Rose

2012 Zibibbo, Cantine Fina. £7.49, Marks & Spencer

Fresh and fragrant with a beguiling grapeyness; delightfully dry

2011 La Grange des Combes, St Chinian-Roquebrun. £9.99, Majestic

Bright and aromatic, there's lots of juicy dark-berry-fruit flavour

2009 Michael Hall, Flaxman's Valley Syrah. £26.75, Berry Bros & Rudd

cinnamon and cardamom spice; opulent blackberry fruit quality

the Observer - David Williams

Domaine Marcel Deiss Riesling, Alsace 2011 (£17.95, Lea & Sandeman; Roberson)

pulse of acidity; charged with energye

Leitz Rheingau Riesling Spätlese, Germany 2012 (£12.99, Sainsbury's)

off-dry meeting of ripe peach, lime, steel and mineralse

Plantagenet Riesling, Mount Barker, Australia 2011 (£14.99, Morrisons)

the lime-juice and zest intensity here is cold-shower invigoratinge

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Jacob's Creek Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 (£6 on offer Asda, £8.29 Sains)

dark, plummy

Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling 2007 (£11.83 thedrinkshop, £13.29 strictlywine)

intense, lime-streaked; great value for a six-year-old wine

Hewitson Miss Harry 2010 (£14.99-£15.75 invinitywines, thevinorium, thedrinkshop)

sensual edge of sweetness

Dandelion Vineyards'Red Queen Of Eden Valley Shiraz 2009 (£45 harperwells, £48 vinneuf)

Quite glorious. You don't find syrah like this anywhere else

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

Highland Brewing Co, Orkney Blast, 6%. £1.99 Aldi

strong Scottish ale; rich, honeyed flavours with a hint of orange

2012 Merlot delle Venezie, Venice, Italy, 10.5%. £5.49, M&S

naturally low in alcohol; soft vanilla flavours; cherry-centred

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Planeta Carricante 2011 Italy (13%; Great Western Wines, £17.50)

vigorous, minerals-and-almond-blossom white

Frappato 2012 Italy (12.5%; M&S, £7.99)

gorgeous scent, like peonies and Cherry Lips; tangy and stimulating

Finest* Fiano 2012 Italy (13%; Tesco, £5.99 until July 16)

great white for summer, with hints of sunflower and pineapple

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Marks & Spencer Old Vines Grenache Noir 2011. £8.99

Fragrant spice, intense red fruit and an exuberant wild kick

La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo 2011. £9.99 Majestic

Top-notch red; vibrant with subtle spice

The Olive Branch Grenache 2010. £10.99 Sainsbury's

Scented and spicy, rich silky red. Superb

Tesco Finest Gigondas 2011. £12.99

Huge, spicy, mellow red. Glorious, full-flavoured vino

Porcupine Ridge Syrah Viognier 2011. £8.99 Majestic

Smoky, perfumed and powerful; soft juicy red has massive character


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