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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  • Recommend wines that pair well with hamburgers. Read More

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  • This is an interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  I'd give it a 7.1 out of 10. Read More

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  • I bought my favorite cheap wine Alamos Malbec Read More

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  • Pascal 'Limited Edition' Maipo Valley Chile Malbec 2016

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    while very young, fresh & boisterous this wine may fare better if spent time in the cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Catena Malbec 2013

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    The 2015 Catena Malbec is a fantastic wine. Rich, yet soft & silky. Much better than the 2014 vintage. Read More

    Wine review by jambro777


  • Here you guys - : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec.  According to what I read this is a reintroduction of shiraz into the blend.Their tasting notes: Intense red and black fruit with elegant notes of cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate is full bodied and savoury with a well-integrated oak component, ending with ... Read More

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  • DM - We are familiar with the Pinot Noir in Burgundy, as we visited that area ... - I've had that Alamos Malbec a few times and I have since learned to avoid it.  You see it on some restaurant wine lists.  Of the ones you have displayed, I would select the Chateau Saint Michell Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... Cullen is a CS 87 Merlot 11 Malbec 1 CF 1 BlendObviously too young to be at itsbest but the fruit and tannin structure delivers an outstanding young wine which will age for at least 20 years about AUD100 retailMount Mary Quintet is from Yarra Valley in Victoria ... Read More

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  • Alamos Malbec 2013

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    This was aged well and has improved dramatically since first tasting 2 yrs ago. The fruit is pronounced with blackberry, dark cherry, purple pansy, earth and mocha notes driving to lingering finish. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • ALL PROPERLY CELLARED California CollectionSpottswoode CS, Napa 2006  ... ... $120/13,000JPYPaoletti, Malbec, Napa, 2002 $30/3,4,000JPYMargerum UBER Syrah, Santa Barbara, 2008 $60/7,000 JPYLUNA Meritage, Napa "Canto Vineyard" 2000 $60/7,000 JPYParaduxx by Duckhorn, Meritage, Napa "Mallards" $40/4,500 JPYJordan CS, Sonoma 2,000 (no label) $70/8... Read More

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  • Had friends over last night and shared a bottle of Aguribay Malbec 2006 Red. We were all pleasantly suprise, its smooth rich elegant taste, was such a delight, we all loved it.

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  • This may be the underrated grape of today drinker- Originally named the Pressac from the De Pressac Estate in Saint Emilion, where the winemake was a Monsieur Malbec, it became the workhorse of the Cahors SW France region- Recently transplanted to Argentina and Chile (where it is original pre phylloxera rootstock) its success has started a regen...

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  • I love the Malbe, Alegoria of Navarro Correa & Catena...Both are delicious...

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