Castaño Hecula 2003: This is a beautifully made wine that punches well above its price tag and heartily rewards its fans with rich but seductively soft drinking.
A wonderful, weighty wine with the added complexity of subtle oak ageing, it is lauded by renowned international wine writer, Robert Parker who awarded it a remarkable 90 points (if they were a Bordeaux Chateau, they'd be over the moon with such a score). Dark red with wild blackberry, ripe plum, clove and cinnamon aromas, it's supremely smooth and lengthy with terrific texture.
At less than £6 a bottle to Telegraph Wine customers, £66 (plus £5.95 p&p) per case of 12, do stock up.
Domaine de Pellehaut 2004: Winner of the SOPEXA Trophy plus Gold in Paris ... "Don't miss this delicious discovery - it's gorgeous!" Emma Roberts, Senior Wine Buyer, Telegraph Wine.
We know you don't like us to get over-excited, but if any wine warrants the highest praise, it's Domaine de Pellehaut. A crisp wine of dazzling intensity and freshness, awash with bright lemon, lime and gooseberry flavours - if you enjoy being seriously impressed by a wine, this will do the job.
Emma Roberts, our senior wine buyer, sought out Domaine de Pellehaut months ago, and subsequently the wine won Gold in Paris plus the prestigious Top 100 Trophy for France's Best White Wine blend - that's an amazing accolade. The estate itself, owned by the Sichels of Cru Classé Château Palmer in Margaux, is no stranger to the highest standards. The wine, beautifully crafted by Mathieu Beraut, is a blend of several premium grapes including Chardonnay, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and local Gascony hero Gros Mansang. It's as unique as it is outstanding - at £59.95 (plus £5.95 p&p) for a case of 12, just £4.99 a bottle - it's worth every penny and more.