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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  • Piattelli Vineyards Malbec Grand Reserve 2013

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    Not a wine I'd put away, but a VERY nice wine @ this price point, drinkable now. A classic malbec. Read More

    Wine review by God of War


  • Matias Riccitelli Malbec Hey Malbec! 2015

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    Pinched red fruit aromas with a pleasant herbal dried basil and black pepper note coming through. Concentrated mixed berry, cherry and crushed flower petal notes on the palate with dark chocolate mousse and a hint of espresso on the finish, turning floral again before trailing off towards an earthy spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tapiz Malbec Mendoza Alta Collection 2013

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    Really very good - may be NOT 95 points good but better than 90 for sure. Violets, blueberries, purple garden florals give way to dark berry fruits, spice, dark cherry tannins and good acidity - find it buy it drink it. 91 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tapiz Malbec Mendoza Alta Collection 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by wenwyia


  • Had a small BD party for a good friend and invited a couple of guys he ... ... enjoyed them very much - the Malbec was especially lush and smooth with rounded tannin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Bodega Noemia A Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Bodega Noemia A Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Back to Napa. Started today with a visit to Jean Edwards Cellars tasting ... of Napa valley. Their syrah, malbec and zin (tribidrag) were each fantastic in their own way.  Syrah is a grape the produces very different wines depending on where it is grown. This cool climate produces a wine that has more subtle flavors, mainly dark cherry but als... Read More

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  • We tasted a range of lovely wines as usual, at my friend's Wine Bar near ... SONOMA....and also Argentine Malbec.2014 BLOCK EIGHT MERLOT and also 2013 Estate Merlot.......Here am I, with dear wine-loving friends......one is an early childhood friend, MARCIA KING-GAMBLE, who has succeeded in writing and publishing 32 ROMANCE BOOKS, here in Amer... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    This wine is lush and bold like I love my reds. It stands up well to a nice medium ribeye or alone as a sipping wine. Love this one! Read More

    Wine review by TXwineluver


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