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THE wine to buy for under €10

THE wine to buy for under €10

Luzon

With so many wines in the range I had forgotten just how good this little beauty is. A recent tasting of it brought it right back into the spotlight. There are few wines made anywhere on the planet that can match up to Luzon for sheer indulgent, hedonistic flavour at a reasonable price.

Luzon (by Bodegas Luzon) hails from Jumilla in the far south-east of Spain (see map) and it is a stunning, richly textured blend of Monastrell and Syrah. No oak in sight here, this is all about upfront fruit, however that doesn't mean its simple stuff. Luzon is one of those wines that as it opens up it reveals it's many layers. Touches of the savouryabout it aligned with spice and dark fruit compote all vying for attention and remaining all the while super smooth on the palate.

Any fan of good, full-flavoured reds should give this a try, it brings to mind premium Rhône reds from Rasteau or Gigondas but with a most definite Spanish accent. As I have mentioned above giving this wine a little air really brings out its best. Match up with slowly braised lamb shanks or lamb shoulder with thyme and garlic and enjoy.

Still at €9.99 until the 8th of March.

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