The La Multa Old Vine wines, particularly the Tempranillo, the Garnacha and the Syrah were fantastic value at around a tenner. Lovely easy drinking and a change from the usual suspects. I also liked the Itsa Mendi 2007, 16.99 from the Basque country and the distinctive Castillo de Ulver Crianza 2005, 18.99 from Bierzo.
The Convento San Francisco wines from Ribera Del Duero, currently Europe’s most exciting wine region, were superb.
Some nice whites, including a very fine barrel fermented Chardonnay from Castillo de Monjardin, Navarra , 13.99.
reverting to red, the standout VFM wine of the show was the Manga del Brujo 2006 from Bodegas San Gregorio, Catalayud. Buy, buy, buy at 13.99.