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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  • Cairdean Acquaintance Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Napa 2012


    Soft and buttery blackberry and black currant aromas with hints of cinnamon and clove. Rich and full bodied aromas, brimming with tannic structure blackberry and black cherry fruit, coffee and some maple syrup. There's a dark chocolate note on the finish as well and a load of acidity here showing this is quite a young wine with some room to run. Read More

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  • Tried the Shiraz this morning, now I feel like a real wine expert: trying wine ... from Argentina called 'Malbec' from Alamos Wine Co.  Anyone try this one.Geez, this could get to be &nbs Read More

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  • Blackstone Winemaker's Select Malbec 2011


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    Wine review by Tasare

  • Andeluna Cellars Malbec 1300 2014


    Raspberries, spice, cherries Read More

    Wine review by gaudiumvino67

  • Cruz Alta Malbec NV


    Smooth Malbec from total wine Read More

    Wine review by winelovingal

  • Catena 'Alamos' Malbec 2014


    Another one from the 'Reds' Flight. Not too bad, but perhaps that is only 'in ... the wine was a wine and a 'Malbec Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • I usually try to have a glass of water handy and of course I try not to consume ... ... or other bold wines like Malbe Read More

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  • Antigal Malbec Uno 2008


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Alamos Malbec Case of 6 Bottles 2012


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Chateau Grand-Maison Cuvee Speciale 2008


    Lovely Wine though still young, that I am not sure where I purchased it ... ... Blend of Merlot, Syrah, & Malbec. Deep opaque Purple Ruby color in the glass. Opens with ripe cherry and plum, then a bit of dark chocolate, slate, and musty earth/forest floor. The dark chocolate, plum and earth/minerality carry over to the palate. Medium body wel... Read More

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