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2002 Tesco Finest Great Southern Riesling; 2002 Heartland Limestone Coast Shiraz; 2002 Wither Hills Pinot Noir
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Under a fiver: 2002 Tesco Finest Great Southern Riesling, £4.82 (with 20 per cent off all Aussie wines; or 25 per cent off for six), Tesco

Under a fiver: 2002 Tesco Finest Great Southern Riesling, £4.82 (with 20 per cent off all Aussie wines; or 25 per cent off for six), Tesco

The exceptional 2002 of this dry riesling from Western Australia, with an Opal Fruits-like freshness, is a steal at Tesco's Spring Wine Festival which kicked off on Wednesday.

Under a tenner: 2002 Heartland Limestone Coast Shiraz, £7.99, Oddbins

You'd be pushed to find a better syrah / shiraz at this price. After a blip in the previous vintage, this superbly aromatic South Australia shiraz, with its sweet liquorice and tobacco-spice aromas, is immensely seductive. A casserole special.

Splash out: 2002 Wither Hills Pinot Noir, £13.99-£15, Booths, Waitrose, Oddbins

What a difference a vintage makes! This once-thick New Zealand red Burgundy wannabe has become an elegantly perfumed red with a seductive loganberry-like fruitiness and the deftest touch of spicy oak. Maybe it's the screwcap.

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