2003 Domaine Verlaque Rosé; 2001 Les Hauts de L'Enclos des Bories; 2000 Château du Val d'Or

Under a fiver: 2003 Domaine Verlaque Rosé £4.99, Marks & Spencer

Under a fiver: 2003 Domaine Verlaque Rosé £4.99, Marks & Spencer

One of M&S's new lines with an introductory offer of £1 off the £5.99 list price, this pale pink Provence rosé is delightfully redcurranty with the juicy freshness of a summer pudding and elegantly dry aftertaste.

Under a tenner: 2001 Les Hauts de L'Enclos des Bories, Minervois La Livinière, £7.63, Tesco Direct introductory offer (0845 6775577), normally £10.03

Peppery, fragrantly spicy, vibrant and richly concentrated, dark cherryish expression of syrah, mourvèdre and grenache. Robust red for grills and roasts.

Splash out: 2000 Château du Val d'Or, St-Emilion Grand Cru, £13.99, selected Unwins, London Wine Co (020-8875 9393)

Rich and smoky with aromatic undertones of mocha, this irresistible young Bordeaux has merlot-dominant fruit framed by a core of tight tannins. Could be kept for up to seven years.

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