2007 Côtes du Rhône Villages Saint Maurice
Made from a blend of four-fifths grenache and one-fifth syrah, this is a typically vivid, modern style of Côtes du Rhône in which succulent berry fruit flavours mingle with plummy acidity.
£4.99, M&S, down from £5.99, until 2 November
2006 Douro Reserva, Quinta de la Rosa
A vivid modern blend of the port grape varieties, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, with pristine, rich-mulberry succulence defined by subtle rounding oak. A terrific winter warmer.
2006 Ch St Ferréol, Vin de Pays d'Oc
Outside its heartland of Condrieu, I haven't come across a viognier as rich in dried apricot fruitiness and with such finely balanced acidity as this example from near Montpellier.
£11.95 / £10.75 case, Berry Bros & RuddReuse content