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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  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • Antigal Malbec Uno Mendoza 2013

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  • No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city ... Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The success of these vines put Maipo Valley on the world’s wine radar, resulting in Chile being known as the “Bordeaux of South America.” Maipo Valley takes the lead in producing high quality Bordeaux style wines. Maipo experi... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • Vina Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2012

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    intense, flavorful, rich, savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodegas Caro Aruma Malbec 2014

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    sweet and fruity Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2014

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    sweet and fruity Read More

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  • Bodegas Caro 2014

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    felt quite reserved, and exhibited some good structure. some good ageing potential Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • CATENA ALTA MALBEC, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.....drinking really well! Read More

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  • Bodegas Reservadas Maipu Mendoza Argentina Malbec 2016

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    for a malbec this wine will improve spending time in the cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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.

    Comment by 320157Tasti 320157 Tasti


  • 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...

    Comment by 253137hugh27 253137 hugh27


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

    Comment by 304417Leslie Caballero 304417 Leslie Caballero


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