After the torrid summer of 2003 that made the grape wilt on the vine, this is a perfect example of the crisp, refreshing, dry Atlantic white from the western Loire Valley, with mouthwatering, pear-like zing.
Under a Tenner: 2004 Tesco Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir £7.49, down from £9.99, Tesco Wine Festival
You have until Tuesday to snap up this juicy pinot noir, with raspberry scents in a crafted framework of delicately spiced oak and cherry, screwcapped for extra freshness.
Splash Out: 2003 d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale £11.99, Oddbins
As an Aussie version of Côte Rôtie, what this classic Rhône-style blend of shiraz and viognier lacks in subtlety it makes up for with plenty of smoky oak, liquorice spice and blackberry fruit with chocolatey richness.