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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  • Sur de Los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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  • Padrillos Malbec Padrillos 2014

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  • Perseus Invictus 2013

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    The Perseus Invictus 2013 is a powerful, warm Bordeaux-style red with a deep, palpable flavour profile reminiscent of Graves. While not heavy-handed, the oak is forward on both nose and palate (youthful, slightly tight, tannic). But upon decanting, the nose has cedar, tobacco and cherry notes; may need 3-4 years cellaring to reach full potentia... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Renacer and Allegrini Enamore 2013

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    straight up, strongly flavorful, fruity Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodega Caelum Caelum Malbec Reserve 2010

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    purple red, strong nose, sweet fruits on palate, needs some breathing to realise its potential Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • J. Opi a.k.a Rodolfo Sadler Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Starmont Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • RC - I tried all the red wines we poured at the Wine in the Water Park event; I ... my favorite.  The Tilia Malbec is good too.  I would drink it if the Cabernet Sauvignon wasn't available.&nbs Read More

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  • RBA - In your pics I assume I'm seeing  the Tilia Malbec.  Some people I know say that's it's the malbec for the money and drinks well beyond it's price point.  Did you try it? If you did what are your thoughts.  Read More

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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2012

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    Wine review by XZYMURGIST


  • 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...

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

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