Wines of the Week

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White 1996 Bouchard Finlayson Oak Valley Chardonnay, £6.99, Safeway (reduced from £8.99 until 17 September)

White 1996 Bouchard Finlayson Oak Valley Chardonnay, £6.99, Safeway (reduced from £8.99 until 17 September)

The cool, apple-growing region of Elgin in the Cape lends a burst of lemony acidity to the buttery richness of this burgundy-style, oak-fermented dry white from Peter Finlayson. One for drinking with monkfish with alemon sauce.

Red 1998 Yonder Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, £8.49, Oddbins

An opulent, youthful red from Frikkie and Danila Naudé's new

Stellenbosch winery in the Cape. With its aromatic veneer of cedar and vanilla from maturation in new French oak underpinned by smooth cassis flavours, this rich, New World Bordeaux-style calls for a beef daube or some venison.

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