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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  • Alamos Malbec 2015


    Earthy and smoky raspberry and strawberry aromas. Quite earthy and dry in the mouth with strong, drying tannins and a short finish of blackberry and a touch of eucalyptus. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec 2013


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    Wine review by boglebogle

  • Some new wines received today.A couple of dailies (Douro & Malbec) , The '13 Jaffurs Syrah, the SLH (After the '13 success the '014 was a no brainer), the '14 Neyers Left Bank Red was a curiosity buy because I like them and the 2 '14 Halcon wines (They've made a believer out of me.) Petit Sirah & Estate Syrah. Read More

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  • Las Perdices Malbec 2013


    Had this with Lunch at Maguires in Addison a month ago. Nice simple little number. Soft, round mouthful, with loads of spice, deep dark fruit with nicely balanced low Tannins and Acidity. Can't see this improving any with age - an everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Tour de Belfort 2009


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    Wine review by eric29

  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than ... ... (90%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Malbec (2%) and Mixed Blacks (3%) were also blended in. This wine, which is named after their founder, uses methodology that would have been employed 50 years ago. The result here is an impressive and elegant wine. The nose is a bit re... Read More

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  • Famiglia Bianchi Malbec 2011


    Had this one with dinner last evening. After getting past the 'barnyard' aromas, the wine was just fine - tight and dry with bright tannins and acidity. Loads of earth and spice and near ripe fruit. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Thanks guys! I'm mostly a red drinker: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir & Zinfandels. I recently have been trying to get into whites. I discovered that I really like Sauvignon Blancs.  Read More

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  • Hi Snooth community, Super excited to join the community as I've been looking to learn and find more places to buy wine online. With a strong community such as yourselves, I feel I'll be able to learn & contribute to Snooth with like minded people who are also looking to do the same.Cheers! Read More

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  • Kuleto Estate India Ink 2013


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    Wine review by calywa

  • 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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