Thanks to the wonderful Co-op (do go and browse their wine section, it's lovely! http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/groceries/wine/) I bobbed down and bought the exact same bottles as her and we had a fantastic time drinking wine 'together'.
The first wine was a Merlot. This was the Co-op's own Fairtrade version and a 2014 vintage. We found this eminently quaffable. A lovely brick red in colour with a spicy and plummy nose. The taste was extremely refreshing for a red. Quite light in body and more acidity than tannins this was a wine that didn't really need food and can just be guzzled on a week night (good price too!) There is vanilla and cherry on the palate with a really sweet, fruity taste. Definitely worth a buy.
The second was the Hereford Tempranillo/Malbec. This is a lovely light red in colour and hits you with a very grown up nose - cherry, leather, vanilla and a hint of boiled sweet. The taste is also grown up. Well balanced, with lovely grippy tannins, a real savoury note with hits of tobacco but with tons of black fruit too. This wine is a real find and I totally recommend you go and buy a bottle.
On the night of the tasting I actually preferred the first, Merlot, - I was definitely in the mood to quaff. However we had the Tempranillo/Malbec the next night with our dinner of beef and good lord, what a find :-)