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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  • Familia Cassone Obra Prima Malbec Reserva 2014

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    Deep garnet coloration, with slightly rustic overtones....it is not a clear ... one of the softest Mendoza Malbec wines I've ever had and the 14.5% alcohol is superbly well hidden....overall this is highly drinkable and would pair well with a beef/lamb dish, and does quite nicely on its' own too.....it will be a good wine for 8-10 years but is... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Thorn Clarke Malbec On Truro Volcanic Soil St Kitts Vineyard Barossa Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2015

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    I love this wine. Amazingly dry rich aromas and so flavorful. I'm stockpiling it's so good. Read More

    Wine review by Forever Red


  • Graffigna Centenario Malbec Reserve 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Packard5625


  • Nomade Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2011

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    I always appreciate the malbec coming out of south america. this was on the discount stand and i was quite certain it would be a good wine. it did not let me down. very bright, calm and distinct; it flows discreetly across the palate with no surprises, just wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Rodney Strong Vineyards Upshot Red Blend Sonoma County 2015

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    Powerful and expressive aromatics of red currant, black cherry and oak shavings with milk chocolate and black pepper heat. Juicy blackberry and black currant flavors on the palate with warm cinnamon and cloves notes, a touch of licorice, mixed berry and warm maple flavors, finishing with a dose of cream soda, cherry and thick tannic structure. G... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2013

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    Tobacco and cheryin in the nose, some spices on the back. A well integrated wine with smooth tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ebuggs


  • Vintage Ink Limited Edition Whisky Barrel Aged Red 2015

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    Pours a muddled dark cherry color, with plum and Earthy soiled undertones. Aromas of booze right up front that soften with some oxidation, and along comes soft vanilla, dark cherry, liquor (whisky) and oak char. The flavors follow suit with plenty of smoky oak barrel, whisky, dark cherry and perhaps blueberry.....yup there's definitely blueber... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... ... Petit Verdot (13%) and Malbec (9%). This is a rich, well-structured wine, particularly for the price. Second, there’s that Secret Squirrel label! From an image of a squirrel in a red mask on the front, to this description on the back, you will smile. “Taste me.... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • Nomade Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2011

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    the fresh crisp taste was a surprise, brought the feeling of a fall day to mind and this Malbec is aging well. 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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