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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  • SAVED California 2013

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    Wine review by rocktwosms


  • SAVED California 2013

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    Savory mineral notes on the nose with a fiery heat and a rich cream. On the palate there's a lot more fruit, with red currant, cherry and cranberry flavors, a nice spice and a bit of earthiness, some light menthol and a dark chocolate finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amour - I do believe everyone enjoyed their small glass of the dessert wine ... the blend from Argentina of Malbec and Bonarda.Sunday evening was another night out on the town.  We had a performance of 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' at the nearby George Mason University, so we dined nearby at The Wine House, one of our local favorite restaurants... Read More

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  • RBA - The wines from Uraguay interest me.  I've had tannat from there ... experience, but the Bonarda/Malbec blend of the Tikal is the one I really enjoy. The 2010 & 2012 were very good.  Just a note - the Tikal is made by the son of Old man Canten Read More

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  • Atrevida Malbec 2014

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    found it rather heavily spiced... not too keen... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Haut-Monplaisir "Prestige" Cahors 2012

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    Wine review by docdom


  • 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

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

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • 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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