Anyhoo, I bought four reds and as usual I decided to sample mostly from the budget end of the range. The wines are as follows (L-R)...
**Update - added "Reduced from" prices, although I am sometimes dubious about the veracity of these.
Chateau Le Mayne Bordeaux Superieur 2005 - €8 (reduced from €10-65)
The Book says - "deliciously ripe, rich red"
I say - €8 for a 2005 Bordeaux is definitely worth a punt.
Combe D'Aline Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2007 - €9 (reduced from €12-99)
The Book says "Cairanne is consistently good...warm cherry fruits"
I say - I have just decanted this and it smells nice, very "Rhoney"
Domaine la Brunely Vacqueyras 2005 - €13 (reduced from €17-99)
The Book says - "organic and biodynamic - made in accordance with the phases of the moon"
I say "What - the moon?", the most expensive wine I bought today but I've had good fortune with Vacqueyras before so worth a try. Have just Googled this vintage and apparently Robert Parker gave it 90/100! Not sure if this is the same wine though...
Domaine de Christia Cotes du Ventoux 2007 - €8 (reduced from €14-99)
The Book says - "a soft, medium bodied wine".
I say - I liked the Grenache in the last sale so I took a chance on this.
I'll report back tomorrow on the Cairanne.