Tom Cannavan's   

Yalumba (Australia) Oxford Landing Merlot 1997
A very appealing, easy drinking wine full of tobacco, spice, chocolate and plummy fruit. There's a really rich and ripe character to this wine which has dark, bitter-sweet damson and blueberry fruit. A wine with plenty of stuffing - not at all jammy or over-commercial. Tesco 5.99 and widely available (08/99)