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2002 Flagstone Longitude Red, Western Cape; 2002 Beyerskloof Reserve Pinotage; 1999 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon
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Just over a fiver: 2002 Flagstone Longitude Red, Western Cape. Normally £5.99, two for £10 during April, from Oddbins

Just over a fiver: 2002 Flagstone Longitude Red, Western Cape. Normally £5.99, two for £10 during April, from Oddbins

OK, so it's not quite under a fiver, but this blend of cabernet, shiraz, pinotage, merlot, cabernet franc and pinot noir has supple juiciness and almost Rhône-like berry fruit. Delicious everyday red.

Under a tenner: 2002 Beyerskloof Reserve Pinotage, £8.99, Sainsbury's

Beyers "Mr Pinotage" Truter has left Kanonkop, the Cape's benchmark pinotage, to concentrate on his own wines at Beyerskloof - a good idea given the quality of this opulently loganberryish Cape pinotage, which is tinged with lightly spiced oak.

Splash out: 1999 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, £15.99, Safeway (selected stores)

From the Maipo Valley, this mulberry-scented, chocolatey red has unobtrusive alcohol and light oak combined with a fruit richness, making it one of Chile's most stylish and sensibly priced Bordeaux-style blends.

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