Saturday : 2002 Torres Viña Esmeralda, £4.99-£5.99, Tesco, Waitrose, Oddbins, Thresher
Torres is one of those brands which develops such a life of its own that you almost forget that it's Spanish. The new screwcap enhances the jasmine-scented, passion-fruity floral notes and lychee-like, spicy hint of gewürz, all enveloped in a crisp, grapefruity, dry muscatel/ gewürztraminer blend of elegance and freshness.
Sunday: 2000 Chateau du Clos Perrault, Bordeaux Superieur, £8.99, Safeway
No big-name claret this, no fancy appellation and no oaky make-up to disguise the fruit. Just a plain, honest, young red Bordeaux with an attractive medium-weight fruitiness that does what it says on the label. No-frills drinkability for warm summer lunches.
Any day: 2002 La Consulta Syrah, Finca La Celia, £2.99, Morrisons
An offer not to be missed, this vibrantly juicy, raspberryish Argentinian red made from the syrah grape is reduced until Sunday week from its usual £4.99 price tag along with its similarly gluggy stablemate, the 2002 La Consulta Malbec. Not much to choose between the two, both having the requisite bite for barbecues and grills.
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