Wine: Something for the weekend?

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Under £5

2008 Sauvignon Blanc Vin de Pays du Val de Loire

Aromatic, vivacious sauvignon blanc for less than a fiver? This little number, with its elderfloral and nettley scent and gooseberry and citrus flavours hits the nail on the head. £4.99, Marks & Spencer

Under £10

2006 Gigondas Notre Dame Des Pallières

This peppery southern-Rhône blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre is so opulent that, with its heart of powerful black-fruited darkness, you could be forgiven for taking it for Chateauneuf-du-Pape. £9.99, Majestic

Splash out

2004 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva

A mature Rioja blend of mainly tempranillo with a dash of the graciano and mazuelo grapes, vanilla aromas of oak lead into a beautifully balanced mix of ripe red and black fruits and slinky textures. £12.99, Sainsbury's

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