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2003 Cave Saint Pierre Côtes du Rhône Villages; 2002 Tesco Finest Denman Estate Reserve Semillon; 2001 Tesco Finest Nuits Saint Georges
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Under a fiver: 2003 Cave Saint Pierre Côtes du Rhône Villages, Preference, £4.99, reduced from £6.99, Tesco, to 5 October

Under a fiver: 2003 Cave Saint Pierre Côtes du Rhône Villages, Preference, £4.99, reduced from £6.99, Tesco, to 5 October

From Tesco's Wine Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, try this spicy southern- Rhône blend of grenache, syrah, carignan and mourvèdre with chunky, dry tannins.

Under a tenner: 2002 Tesco Finest Denman Estate Reserve Semillon, Hunter Valley, £6.39, reduced from £7.99, to 5 October

There's a refreshingly aromatic, zesty edge to this screwcapped Hunter Valley dry white, which at only 11 per cent alcohol, delivers limey fruit flavour and tropical, citrusy tang in abundance.

Splash out: 2001 Tesco Finest Nuits Saint Georges, £13.99, reduced from £18.99, to 5 October

Another Festival special, this vivid pinot noir's berry perfume tinged with a delicate touch of spicy oak combines well with the intense, cherryish fruitiness and incisive fresh acidity of the 2001 vintage.

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