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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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... ... Cuvée Prestige Malbec ($18)While Argentine Malbec may be more familiar, France is its birthplace. This wine is entirely Malbec from the Cahors region. Aging occurs over a year in 33% new French oak. It’s dark and inky in color. Blackberry, raspberry and plu... Read More

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

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  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... pedestrian.2. Kaiken Malbec Reserva - they use the reserva to loosely.3. Meini Chianti Borghi D'elsa  - Shouldn't have had it out with the other side by side - ditto from #1 above.Favorite dish - My double chocolate, Oregon dark cherry brownie w/french vanilla i... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... Duoro2011 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva2013 Kaiken Malbec Reserva2013 Sesta di Sopra Rosso Di Montalcino2011 Tenuta di Arceno "Il Fauno di Arcanum" Tuscany2010 Santi Solane Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore2013 Rocca di Montegrosso Chianti Classico2012 Il Molino di Grac... Read More

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  • Enjoying a superb bottle of 2011 Malamado Malbec Fortified Wine (Port ;)  with a good friend....anyone who enjoys Port proper should find a bottle of this and give this Argentine Gem a whirl!! Read More

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  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec Reserve Tupungato Valley 2013

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    Cherry and strawberry notes on the nose with tart berry notes. A slight green note on the attack leads into ripe cherry, cranberry and raspberry notes, licorice and zesty spice with notes of dark chocolate and mineral earth richness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine du Theron Malbec Cahors 2011

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    Dark and smoky red fruit aromas with minerality and salinity on the nose. Refreshing in the mouth, this shows good blueberry, cranberry and raspberry fruit notes with tart medicine notes and a stony almost briny finish with notes of earth, tar and leather. Read More

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  • Dusted Valley Malbec Columbia Valley 2013

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    Dark plum and fig aromas with candied strawberry and black cherry notes. Full of earthy baking spice on the palate, this is focused and full bodied with medicinal cherry and blackberry notes coming through towards the finish that ends with a floral note of raspberry and cherry compote. Read More

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  • L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

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  • L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Merlot 2012

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