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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  • Somewhere I have a few bottles JD, so we can try them. Again, it's not a ... ... that mean? It's like Malbec in Mendoza vs Malbec from the Loire. I really think that they just need to see how it's going to do in some region in Washington and deal with it as something that has no antecedent. And who knows, blend it with some crazy shit. I told ... Read More

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  • Jelu Malbec 2011


    This is a great wine with heavy vegetables and sauces or just by itself. Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • That wine is a pretty decent wine. As to whether the wine really needed air, ... tasting. If you like that Malbec from Mendoza, look for some others. Or look for other grapes from the same region, things like Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends of the three. Those tend to be ripe and fruity, so look for some wines from Barossa Va... Read More

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  • Hello.  I am 38 years old and have typically always enjoyed wine.  I am trying to pay more attention to what I have been drinking.  Traditionally, I have purchase wine in the $10-$20 price range at Costco and have casually been drinking various wines, mainly reds in the winter and whites in the summer.  I recently tried some wine at a lower pric... Read More

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  • RC - Ok, I'll look for one of the Tarima Hill wines, although I'm not a ... the Viognier, Chardonnay and Malbec, but we traded those two whites in for the Sauvignon Blanc, as it was much better as far as we were concerned.  Sandra even got 6 oysters on the half-shell at the winery to really top off her meal.  We met a couple that live just arou... Read More

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  • Zuccardi Q Malbec Uco Valley 2014


    Darkly concentrated black cherry aromas are simple with pleasant sweet spice. Tart acidity and textured tannins on the palate with a touch of an herbal note, a dryness towards the finish and fresh blackberry fruit. Read More

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  • Suggesting:  Pulenta Estate 2014 MALBEC ROSEFROM MENDOZA ARGENTINAA rich, full-fledged wine, it is great with a filet-mignon, great with pork loin.Tasting Note:Stewed dark fruitBerriesSome smoke Read More

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  • Bodega Norton Malbec 2015


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