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2003 Dr L Riesling; 2002 Buckingham Estate Reserve Shiraz; 2002 Savigny-Les-Beaune
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Under a fiver: 2003 Dr L Riesling, down from £5.99 to £4.79, Sainsbury's

Ernst Loosen's spring-fresh, florally aromatic Mosel riesling is followed by the vibrant juiciness of lime and apple encased in a delicate framework of just 9.5 per cent alcohol. Just what the doctor ordered: a wine as juicy and refreshing as a bite of fresh apple.

Under a tenner: 2002 Buckingham Estate Reserve Shiraz, Western Australia, £4.99, down from £7.99, Sainsbury's

For its Festival Sainsbury's has almost halved the price of this western state shiraz. Your chance to enjoy an enticingly minty example with spicy, blackcurrant fruit and nubile tannins.

Splash out: 2002 Savigny-Les-Beaune, Bouchard Père et Fils, £12.99, Waitrose

What amuses about this naïve domestic burgundy, as James Thurber might have said, is that a cherry and raspberry perfume is enhanced by the deftest touch of oak and a refreshing bite of acidity. Just the thing with roast white or dark meats.

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