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. 
 
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  • Tilia Malbec-Syrah 2014

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    Medium bodies with lively tannins and blackberry and plum flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Trivento Malbec Reserve 20

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    Wine review by laverve


  • Portillo Malbec 2014

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  • Grace Estate Winery le Gras Baril 2012

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    30% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Franc, this blend lets the lesser stars of Bordeaux shine. Aged 16 months in a mix of new and neutral oak. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • King Family Vineyards Meritage 2012

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    Right bank Bordeaux style blend -- 42% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petit Verdot, and 6% Malbec. Gold Medal Winner in the 2015 Virginia Governor's Cup. Very structured, aged 18 months in French oak. Bright berry notes fade into baking spices and jammier tones. Read More

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  • Rockwell Brown Red Mountain 2010

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    Wine review by Bfawlty


  • Diseño Malbec 2009

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    Wine review by snoothmcgullicutty


  • Concha Y Toro Malbec Casillero del Diablo 2013

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  • Oak Cask Malbec. Trapiche 2013

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