Malbec

Name of varietal: Malbec

Common synonyms: Côt, Auxerrois, Pressac, Vesparo, Malbeck
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to France
 
History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French countryside (Janos Malbec-seed, perhaps?). But modern day oenologist Pierre Galet suggests that it was originally called “Côt” and Malbec may perhaps be a name given to it when it was grown in Burgundy. Regardless, the varietal was once one of the most popular grapes grown in France. However, it is very sensitive to frost and coulure (breaking apart), and after a particularly harsh winter in 1956, plantings of Malbec in France are now mostly limited to Southwest France, particularly in Cahors, and to the Medoc in Bordeaux, where it is a blending grape. 
 
Malbec has become the star red attraction in Argentina, where it is often produced in a lush, fruity style. Some parts of the country were resistant Read more »

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  • Isley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    In addition to Cabernet (96%), a splash of Malbec (4%) was blended in to this Estate wine. 290 cases were produced. Raspberry and spice aromas practically explode from the nose. Fig, black tea, cherry and more dominate the layered and juicy palate. Clove, cinnamon, earth and cocoa are all present on the memorably long finish. This is a great exa... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • OK, have to admit, like Al, the identity of my SS was on the paperwork included ... Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot).DM - not sure about the label stains but the ullage is good so assuming it is a sign of outside influenc Read More

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  • Chateau Franc-Cardinal Francs Cotes de Bordeaux 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West ... ... cabernet franc and 4% malbec and is aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb shanks and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and it was a little overtannic. It did not improve much on the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Kathy - DV & Richard are giving you good advise and if I could maybe offer ... ... steak goes great with Malbec and Torrontes. Dining out at different places that offers wine with their food are a good way to learn other wines - ask the somm or the maitr'd their recommendations.  It's a slow process, but the world of food and wine is fun to e... Read More

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  • Salentein Malbec Reserve 2013

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    Another one from Vino Volo; Descriptor is correct - 'Blackberry & Vanilla; ... ... fruity and floral for my 'Malbec' taste. Most likely, if other wine were around, would not have this one agai Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Hello all,I'm not actually a beginner in wine preparation. I started preparing wine 3 months ago. I've tasted different varieties of wine and my favorite is Merlot wine. I had a doubt earlier on how to store the prepared wine. I searched many sources and asked many friends and  I happened to read an article yesterday which had tips to properly s... Read More

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  • Copper Moon-Malbec

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    This is an inexpensive wine, but has a very nice smooth finish. Very enjoyable with appetizers or a great steak. Read More

    Wine review by Suzy2013


  • Chateau de Pennautier Cabardes 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for ... ... side [merlot,cabernet and malbec etc ] and a minimum of 40% from the south [syrah and grenache etc ] My bottle comes from the large family owned estate of Chateau de Pennautier. I started it last night with my supper of pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is som... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Copper Moon-Malbec

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    Lovely taste, goes well with anything. I so wish it was available in the USA. I am a Canadian and absolutely love this wine. My husband is not a wine drinker but really enjoys this. Read More

    Wine review by Eduardus


  • I am trying to learn blind tasting. So far I'm looking to group together classic representative or varietally correct wines that have similar properties, so that I may learn how to tell the differences between them. What varietal wines do you think might present similarly to Malbec from Argentina? I'm new so Carmenere was my best guess. I'd lov...

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  • THis is the first Malbec I ever tried. I have tried others now but the Finca Los Primos Malbec is one of my favorites, not only because of the smooth taste but also the price is so fabulous that it is my staple on hand wine.

    Comment by 1029647Kimboe 1029647 Kimboe


  • Argentine Winery Tapiz is great with Malbec!

    Comment by 218530amour 218530 amour


  • justed had a taste of Malbec 2008, it paired well with our pasta dish

    Comment by 572455isomiii 572455 isomiii


  • I've just uploaded picture#4 in the 'Malbec' varietal profile. This is a Malbec grape from the 40 years-old vines in Cahors - the French Malbec!

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  • I absolutely cannot get enough of the FInca el Retiro Malbec 2004, but can't seem to find any lately. It is the best Malbec I have ever had! Simply delicious to the last drop. Ahhhh!

    Comment by 480607strofan23 480607 strofan23


  • one of the best and inexpensive Malbecs I have tried was 2006 MONTES... good quality for the price, even in Istanbul tURKEY where we pay tons of duty import and local taxes...!!!!

    Comment by 454743mesut 454743 mesut


  • Punto Final 2008. Luscious, luscious. I just love the jamminess at the front of every mouthful, the great body and the superbe finish. Then, repeat!

    Comment by 300941rosenkavalier 300941 rosenkavalier


  • Can you find Cabo De Hornos Melbec 2007 Gran Reserva?

    Comment by 91400Diane B 91400 Diane B


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