Pezat bordeaux rouge 2005, €19.99, Cellars, Higgins in Clonskeagh. Jonathan Maltus makes stunning Bordeaux wines such as Le Dôme and Les Astéries in tiny quantities, but at three-figure prices. Fortunately he uses his skills and vines to make this more affordable beauty.
Penfolds Grange is Australia's most iconic red and known for its robust style and American oak use. Penfolds created this sibling as a counterpoint in a more elegant style using French oak, and for me it outshines its more expensive rival.