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Weekly Press Roundup - 26.03.2012

Here's our weekly roundup of tips and bargain buys from the UK's top wine 'scribes'...

Featured courtesy of Tom Canavan's Wine-Pages.com

For W/C 19/03/2012

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Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2010. £7.99, Waitrose, Relatively light in alcohol; intense citrus buzz
Cigarra Shiraz/Tinto Barocca 2010. £7.50, Oddbins, Fragrant, spicy, richm juicy with oodles of lip-smacking flavour
Quinta de Crasto Douro 2009. 2 @ £8.49, Majestic, Fragrant, intensely fruity with lip-smacking intensity
Boas Vinhas Tinto 2009. £8.85 Jascots, Juicy and intense, its got a twirl of spice and fragrant hints
Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2011. 2 @ £6.49, Majestic, Lemon. light, fresh and as pure as a laser beam

The Telegraph - Victoria Moore

Morrisons The Best Chianti Classico 2008 Italy (13%; £7.99), easy-peasy, round and fruity Chianti with a lick of sour cherries
LAM Syrah 2010 Swartland, South Africa (13.5%; £10.95 Whistle Wines; Amps FW), light and juicy syrah, with lots of layers and veils of perfume
Collioure Cornet Blanc 2010 France (14%; M&S, £11.99; 100 stores only), ruffled texture; glints of almond paste and almond blossom

The Independent - Anthony Rose

2010 Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie, Domaine Malinge. £6.15,Morrisons, ocean-breezy freshness; appley bite and crisp tang
2008 Viña Mayu Reserva Syrah, Elqui Valley, Chile. £9.99, Sainsbury's, Smoke and tar assail the nostrils in the mould of the northern Rhone
2009 Esprit de Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Burgundy. £15.99, Waitrose, mineral-fruit quality and crisp acidity; ripe fruit

The Observer - David Williams

Zalze Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2011, South Africa (£7.49, Waitrose), like a very swish fruit salad of exotic tropical fruit and crunchy green apples
Saint-Félix de Castelmaure, France 2010 (£8.49, Avery's), very fragrant red, which offers delightfully aromatic soft black fruit
Saint Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2011 (2 @ £13.99 Majestic), positively sings with the pure passion fruit; tingling, mineral edge

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Gewürztraminer 2011 (£7.99), fresh, young; does a perfectly good job
Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Gewürztraminer 2009 (2 @ £12.99 Majestic), exotically perfumed; marked touch of sweetness that suggests Thai food
Trimbach Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre 2005 (£23, The Wine Society), luscious; It's expensive, yes, but it's so decadently rich
Cono Sur Gewürztraminer 2010 (£7.11 waitrosewine.com, £7.35 slurp), slightly softer and has less acidity than the classic Alsace style

Scotland on Sunday - Brian Elliott

2010 Errazuriz Estate Shiraz, Chile. £6.74 until Tues, Waitrose, vibrant cherry fruit that mingles with soft touches of raspberry
2011 Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile. £8.49 Majestic, clean crispness; tropical fruit (and especially sharp orange) flavours

The Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Morrisons French Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d'Oc (£4.49), fresh, dry and slightly spic; true blackcurrant flavour
Tesco Simply Chardonnay Reserve NV, South Australia (£4.99), ripe, baked apples, a subtle dash of vanilla and a buttery finish
Sainsbury's House Romanian Pinot Noir NV (£4.49), aromatic, very soft, chocolatey pinot; juicy appeal of red cherries and damsons

Last Updated: March 30, 2012