A Malbec from New Zealand that I really like

seifried nelson malbec

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)

2 comments to A Malbec from New Zealand that I really like

  • Joyce

    Wow I always had troubles with Malbec so I am excited to try this!

  • Giles

    Interesting that this comes from Nelson. In Hawke’s Bay they are making some very good malbecs, such as Mills Reef’s “Elspeth”, and the grape is often blended into the top “Bordeaux blends” (e.g. Clearview’s “Enigma”). They even make some decent rose out of it.

    Giles

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