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the Independent - Anthony Rose

Tesco 2013 finest* Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc. £7.99 until 20 May

A fragrantly fresh and herbal Cape sauvignon blanc from Vergelegen

2012 St-Nicolas de Bourgeuil Les VII Arpents La Chapelle aux Vignes. £9.50, Jeroboams

rich in spring-sunshine flavours with a herbal backdrop to the savoury blackcurrant

2007 Roda 1 Reserva Rioja. Around £48, Hedonism, Selfridges, Handford

fabulous modern rioja; rich, vanilla-oak flavours coat a cherry fruitiness

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Boudier Liqueur de Lychees (£8.65 larger Waitrose and online

makes a great lychee martini

Marks & Spencer Pink grapefruit and lychee punch (£11.99; 18% abv)

fresh, natural, if slightly over-sweet grapefruit flavour

M&S's Hibiscus liqueur (£9.99 for 35cl; 20% abv)

smells of roses and pomegranates; scented floral

Whittern Farm cassis (£15 from britishcassis.co.uk; 13% abv)

incredibly pure hit of fresh blackcurrant fruit

Bramley & Gage Elderflower liqueur (£14.10 bramleyandgage.co.uk; 18% abv)

has summer written all over it

Benuzzi Crema di Limoncello (Aldi £5.99 for 50cl; 16% abv)

think limoncello crossed with Bailey's with a dash of Pernod

the Observer - David Williams

Quinta de Azevedo 2013 (£8.99, Majestic)

cheap and subtly spritzy but superbly bright and tangy

Julia Kemper Branco, Dao 2012 (~ £16.25, halifax wine; highbury; oxford wine)

tighter, more herbal, and floral, but equally rich and exhilarating

FP Branco, Beiras Portugal 2013 (£11.75, Oddbins)

electrifying in its gently honeyed lime, grapefruit; mineral precision

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Aldi Chenin Blanc, France. £4.99

A bit like an apple at a picnic, this gleaming white is a simple pleasure

Domaine La Chautarde Rosé 2013, France. £7.49 Majestic

Summer wine that's as scented and uplifting as a strawberry on a trampoline

Tesco White Burgundy 2013, France. £7.25

Rip-roaring value for finesse, creamy texture and fruit

Marlborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011, New Zealand. £23.50, Wine Society

A sleeping Titan! Gran now but ace if you can wait ten years

Cave de Pegoes Dry Muscat 2013, Portugal. £5.75 Wine Society

Fragrant as an orange grove; deliciously soft and delicate

the Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2012 Limari (14%, slurp, £11.45)

judiciously oaked in French barrels, with a plump apricot flavour

Finest Gavi 2013 Italy (12.5%, Tesco, £5.99 until May 20)

refreshing fridge-door wine

Catapult Shiraz 2010 McLaren Vale, Australia (14.5%, M&S 170 stores, £13.99)

rounded, mulberry-like juiciness and the slight eucalyptus tinge

The Scotsman - Rose Murray-Brown

PICPOUL DE PINET 2013 DOMAINE DE HAUT-BRIDAN (£8.99, Waitrose)

it acts like a squeeze of lemon with a plate of fruits de mer

LE VERSANT VIOGNIER 2012 (£8.50, Fine Wine Direct; Inverarity Morton)

With peachy aromas, this is a fresh and zippy example

MAS DES MONTAGNE TERROIRS D’ALTITUDE BLANC 2011 (£9.99, Majestic)

minerally thirst-quenching vivid white

VIOGNIER 2012 DOMAINE STE FERREOL (£10.99 Majestic; £12.50, Berry Bros)

honeysuckle-scented, rich, weighty, barrel-fermented example

LA SOULA BLANC 2008 (£20.99, Raeburn; terroirlanguedoc; £25, Berry Bros)

unique polished wines

ST CHINIAN LES TRUFFIERES 2010 CHATEAU MILHAU-LACUGUE (£13.50, Yapp Bros)

pungent, vivid, extracted bugle-blowing fruits

PINOT NOIR POMAREDES 2010 DOMAINE DE CLOVALLON (£17.50, Terroir Languedoc; La Garrigue)

deliciously delicate and fragrant

EMOTION OCCITANE 2005 LE MAS D'ECRITURE (£12.50, Terroir Languedoc)

wild fennel, sweet herby, spicy undertone

CUVEE TRADITION 2013 DOMAINE LES FILLES DE SEPTEMBRE (£9.75, Yapp Bros)

simple, young, fruity and thirst-quenching

FAUGERES 2011 CLOS FANTINE (£14.75, Caves de Pyren; L’Art du Vin; Bottle Apostle)

like liquidised schist with a sprinkling of fennel, rocket and pepper

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Lammershoek Chenin Blanc 2010 Swartland, South Africa (Berry Bros, £13.45)

a white with ripe pears and honeyed notes

Col Fondo Prosecco NV Casa Belfi, Veneto, Italy (Vini Italiani, £16.50)

floral, lilies-of-the-valley quality and hint of savoury crushed rice

Contadino 8 2010 Cornelissen, Sicily, Italy (Victualler, £23.99)

vibrant, elegant, fresh-fruit bomb of pomegranates and red cherries


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