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2003 Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva; 2003 Viognier Grand Reserve; 2001 Balgownie Estate Shiraz
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Under a fiver: 2003 Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Colchagua, £2.99, Co-op

Under a fiver: 2003 Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Colchagua, £2.99, Co-op

OK, so this may not be Château Lafite, but at the Co-op's niftily reduced discount price, down from £5.99 for the rest of this week, this fresh, juicy, blackcurranty quaffer from Chile's Colchagua Valley hits the affordability spot.

Under a tenner: 2003 Viognier Grand Reserve, Domaine Cazal Viel, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 2 for £12 until 27 September (£6.99 a bottle), Thresher and Wine Rack

The honeysuckle freshness of this dry Med white based on the Condrieu grape of the northern Rhône is enhanced by a peachy richness and balanced by a zingy finish.

Splash out: 2001 Balgownie Estate Shiraz, Bendigo, Victoria, Around £12, Raeburn Fine Wine, Edinburgh (0131 332 5166)

A tiny dollop of viognier brings out the spicy aromas of clove, liquorice and pepper in this powerful darkly fruity Australian red with a veneer of oaky vanilla. One for roasts.

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