Under $10 red
El Toro Macho Tempranillo, Utiel-Requena (Spain) 2013 $5
The colour is quite deep red with a purple tint and the aromas are plum, cherry and almond-like. It’s all about primary fruit: bright, clean and fresh, but it has enough structure to give it the backbone to accompany food. Light tannins; moderate length; remarkable value. (12.5 per cent alcohol). Aging: Now to four years. Score: 86 ★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com
Food: Grilled lamb cutlets.
Stockists: Aldi stores that sell liquor; www.aldiliquor.com.au.