A lovely, fresh expression of Malbec from a country not normally associated with it: New Zealand. And at a penny under a tenner, this is cracking value for money.
M&S Nelson Malbec, Seifried Estate 2011 Nelson, New Zealand
14.5% alcohol. Unoaked, this is a vivid red/purple colour. Highly aromatic with joyful, fresh aromas of damson and raspberry. The palate is juicy and vivid with lively raspberry fruit and high acidity. Lovely bright fruit dominates here, and grippy tannin adds a savoury dimension. 90/100 (£9.99 Marks & Spencer)