Under a Fiver
2006 Fuentespina Tempranillo Granate
Deep ruby in colour with aromas of plums and cherries, this pure tempranillo tinto from Spain's Ribera del Duero region shows bright strawberry fruit juiciness made all the more vivid for its lively acidity and supple tannins.
Buy 2 = £4.99, list price £6.99, Majestic
Under a Tenner
2004 Château Sénéjac, cru bourgeois
Château Sénéjac and the 2004 vintage in Bordeaux are both ultra-respectable in their own way, which makes this middle-ranking Haut-Médoc claret a bargain at under a tenner for its rich, almost chocolatey, cassis fruit quality tinged with herbaceous borders, spicy oak and succulent tannins.
£8.99, down from £12.99, Co-op market town stores and superstores, until tomorrow
2006 Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling
This classic cool climate Australian riesling from the cool Barossa Valley fringe of Eden Valley is dry and rich on the palate yet with a moderate 12.5 alcohol this aromatic dry white has a mouthwateringly zesty scent of limes and an undertone of fine riesling's attractive 'keroseney' character.
£13.99, Jeroboams shops, London, Wheeler Cellars, Colchester (0845 330 1855), Avery's of Bristol (08451 283797), Nidderdale Fine Wines, North Yorks (01423 711703)