Wine: Something for the weekend

 

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Night in

2010 Asda Extra Special Dão

A blend of the Douro's Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Jae, the aromatics of this vivid Portuguese red are tinged with mint, the flavour infused with a dark cherry and plum fruitiness. £6.98, Asda

Dinner party

2008 Marks & Spencer Carignan Old Vineyard, Maule Valley

Marcelo Retamal shows his credentials in De Martino's glorious old vine blend, with loganberry fruitiness framed by juicy oak. £11.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2006 Contino Reserva Rioja

From one of Rioja's great producers, this reserva blends tempranillo with graciano and mazuelo for a purity of cherryish fruit laced with intensity of flavour. £20,49, Tesco Fine Wine (114 stores)

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