Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2011 De Bortoli DB Family Selection Shiraz, South East Australia

This shiraz punches above its weight for its spicy aromas combined with fruit succulence in Rhône-like style. £5.49, down from £7.49, Waitrose

Dinner party

2011 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling, Western Australia

Floral aromas and a lemon and lime quality; perfect with seafood. £13.50-£14.99, The Wine Tasting Shop (020-8616 8658), Bennetts (0160 866 1409) 744).

Splash out

2009 Le Haut Médoc de Giscours

This youthful half merlot, half cabernet sauvignon blend shows the classic cedary claret pedigree allied to a chocolatey richness. £22, buy 6 = £16.50 until 11 November, M&S

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