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the Independent - Anthony Rose

2013 The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling. £6.99, Aldi

aromatic and scrumptiously zingy. Good with fish

2012 Devil's Corner Pinot Noir, Tasmania. £13-15, Rannoch Scott, Bon Coeur, Hawkshead

berry-like perfume; opulent spice and fruit

2012 Cloudy Bay Te Koko. Around £30, Jeroboams, Hedonism, Ocado

fresh herb and gooseberry qualities; intense and have a creamy richness

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc (£12.50-£12.99 winedirect; Roberts & Henry;)

organic; real elegance and finesse

Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc Ferricrete (£11.99, Marks & Spencer)

good, if slightly less refined

Paul Cluver Riesling Ferricrete (£12.99, M&S; 10.5% abv)

pretty, floral, off-dry riesling

Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay 2012 (Naked Wines £31.99; 14% abv)

gorgeously creamy, burgundy-style chardonnay

the Observer - David Williams

GD Vajra Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco, Italy 2012 (£9.95, Wine Society)

poised, racy and distinctive Chardonnay

Carpineto Dogajolo, IGT Toscana, Italy 2012 (£9.76, Majestic)

a dose of the international need not compromise local character

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Arneis, New Zealand 2013 (£11.99, Tesco)

impeccable honeyed, floral apple-fresh version

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Tesco Finest Gewurztraminer 2012, France. £7.99

As fragrant as a rose and fruity to boot

Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer 2012, Germany. £8.49, Slurp

Turbo charged with exotic flair; imagine an mango eloping with a guava

Vinas del Vero Gewurztraminer 2013, Spain. £8.49, Majestic

A romp of orange blossom and rose perfume

Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer 2012, South Africa. £11.49, Waitrose

bulging with fruit and perfectly balanced between zippy and fragrant

Tesco Finest Awatere Pinot Grigio 2012, New Zealand. £7.99

Lashings of personality; summery, scented and packed with flavour

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2011 Nelson Pinot Noir £9.99, Marks & Spencer

ripe, juicy example with blackberry and spice

2012 Villa Maria Pinot Noir Private Bin, Marlborough £12.99, Co-op

mid-weight, with flavours of black cherry and a savoury side

2012 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough £28.50, Majestic

hits you with damson fruit and a grip of tannin

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

Gruner Veltliner 2012 Rabl Winery, Kamptal, Austria (M&S, £8.99)

a little riper, juicier, and fuller in texture than some

Sunny Gruner Veltliner 2011, Austria (Morrisons Cellar, £10.99)

classic flavours of grapefruit, lemon peel and white pepper

Black Label Gruner Veltliner 2013 Yealands, New Zealand (Grt Wstrn Wine, £12.95)

lemons, oranges and a hint of peach, but finishing dry


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