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the Independent - Terry Kirby

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet 2010. £11.49 cellarview; £13.49 sawinesonline

tobacco and leather flavours with a hint of mint

Mon Plaisir Bergerac 2010. £9.99, laithwaites

smooth, darkly velvet, warming charm; up-front brambly fruit

Weinert Carrascal, 2008. £7.95, thewinesociety

complex, cedar and leather-type flavours, given added depth with ageing

the Observer - David Williams

Tim Adams Protégé Tempranillo, Australia 2009 (£9.99, Tesco)

beautifully modulated, blackberry-fruit-filled red

Cloudy Bay Late-Harvest Riesling, New Zealand 2007 (£19.99, 37.5ml, Majestic)

honeyed sweetness and the ripest tropical fruit and lime

Greywacke sauvignon blanc 2013 (£16.99, libertywines.co.uk for stockists)

classically pure, dry; like a beam of light shining through ferns

Achaval Ferrer Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina (£15, Corney & Barrow)

unusually, upliftingly vivid, perfumed and sinuous in feel

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Cuarto Dominio Chento Malbec Vineyard Selection 2010 (£8.50 Great Western Wine)

Potential to age

Carrick 2010 Central Otago Pinot Noir (£17.50 Great Western Wine)

spectacular

Erich Machherndl Riesling Federspiel Kollmitz 2012 (£9.75 Great Western Wine)

from Austria's Wachau region

Berry Bros' White Burgundy Collection 2009 and 2010 (£200)

unusually tempting - a £99.70 saving on regular prices

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

2011 Macon Villages Burgundy, France, 13 per cent. £6.49 until Wednesday at M&S

apricot edge to give depth and ripeness to the traditional apple-centred acidity

2012 La Umbra Merlot Dealurile Munteniei, Romania, 13 per cent. £5.99 Waitrose

rich bramble and dark plum fruit with spicy chocolate depth

the Independent - Anthony Rose

Finest* Sauvignon Blanc Furmint, Slovenia. £5.99 Tesco, until 22 January

Distinctive dry white; A spicy blend with apple and pear juiciness

2010 Malvira Nebbiolo delle Langhe. £11.99, Waitrose

floral, berry-fruit fragrance; bright cherryish fruit

2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, La Bernadine. £23.27-27.73, Hermitage Cellars; winedirect

Liquorice spicy in aroma; rich plum pudding fruitiness

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Domaine Gardrat Pineau des Charentes. £12.95 Yapp

Grapey-sweet with a biscuit kick; bursting with fine flavour

Delmain Pale and Dry XO Cognac. £24.95 Waitrose

A fresh, joyful sipper that's as fragrant as marzipan

Chez Richon Hermitage Cognac 2000. £38.62, brandyclassics.com

A mellow beauty combining a fruity buzz with a nutty twist

The Society's Exhibition G.C. Old Reserve Cognac. £59 Wine Society

Reverberates with plump fruit, almond and vanilla

Porcupine Ridge Shiraz 2012 South Africa. £7.99 Sainsbury's

Bold red alive with cracked pepper spice aromas; deep black fruit

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

M&S 2012 Mineralstein Riesling £8.99

lovely balance; pretty delicacy; riper notes

2007 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, Dr Hermann, Mosel £9.99, Majestic

The floral perfume of youth is gone, replaced by citrus, apricot and honey

2012 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett, Dr Loosen, Mosel £15.99, Ocado

flavours of the tropics; a vibrant, spicy side


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