Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2010 Viñalba Patagonia Cabernet Merlot

The smoky aromas of this Argentinian Bordeaux-style blend leads into a glassful of ripe blackcurrant-sweet flavour framed by chocolatey oak. £6.99 down from £8.99, to 23 April, The Co-operative

Dinner party

2011 Peacock Ridge Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Expressive in peach and mango characters, the intense fruit quality has a lively kick and honeyed finish. Around £9.99, Noel Young (01223 566744), D Byrne (01200 423152)

Splash out

2011 Libre Cabernet Franc, Domaine Gayda, Pays d'Oc, IGP

Everything about this Med red is smart: sweet-pepper-tinged aromas lead into delicate herbs. £14.95-£15.99, Leon Stolarski (0115 952 9387), Cambridge Wine Merchants (01223 309 309)

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