Under £6

2010 Pasico Old Vine Monastrell Shiraz, Jumilla

There's a blackcurranty fragrance to this youthful southern Spanish blend from Jumilla, which is full of opulent black fruitiness with a spicy, savoury aftertaste. Great party fare. £5.99, Sainsbury's

Under £10

2008 Château d'Anglès Classique Rouge

Spicily aromatic, this seductive Languedoc red from Eric Fabre at La Clape is an elegant, spicy blend of syrah, grenache and mourvèdre with delightful red-fruits flavours. £9.99, down from £11.99, Wine Rack.

Splash out

2010 Bourgogne Chardonnay Kimmeridgian

The crisp flinty aromas and steely green apple dry fruitiness suggest Chablis – a stylish northern Burgundian dry white from Domaine Brocard. £10.49/6 bottle case, marksandspencer.com