10 Intipalka Malbec ($16) ☺☺

This is the very first Peruvian wine I have tasted. It is based on the Malbec grape which is clearly putting South America on the wine map again. You tend to think of Malbec as being a blending grape and one which, when on its own, has a strong tannins and a dark inky color. This Peruvian Malbec is much lighter in color and flavor, and has an almost floral nose.  The fruit on the nose is cherry with hints of damson and on the palate its tannins and acidity combine nicely although it needs to be drunk almost immediately on opening. Its the sort of wine which won't break the bank and will give you an affordable alternative to the heavier Malbecs on the market. 

© John Holmes 2014