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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  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by kjbkix


  • Luigi Bosca Malbec 2014

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  • MALBEC BELONGS TO CAHORS IN FRANCE!ARGENTINA is famous for Malbec.......their vines are from France.....they are both in a competition, of sorts, but are both agreeable AND FRANCE USUALLY INVITES Argentina TO CAHORS MALBEC DAY! Read More

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  • Wonder where the Malbec came from?  Quite a blend, almost Chilean in style. Read More

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  • Think of LOVE IN ALL FORMS!!!!! FOOD AND WINE...BUBBLY...perhaps?For me...definitely a few bottles from SAUTERNES.....oh oh...how I love them.......QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic WE NEED THE ROMANCE OF WINE...


  • Cosse Maisonneuve le Sid Cahors 2003

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    rich, oaky, fruity, with some hints of blueberries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Ancient Peaks Renegade Red Blend Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles 2014

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    Dry and dusty earth notes on the nose mask the fruit but after a few shakes they open, showing ripe strawberry and raspberry notes. The palate is all fruit on the attack, with blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and raspberry rushing in followed by juicy acidity, hot spice and earthy licorice and eucalyptus notes following towards the finish with m... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Onx Wines Mad Crush Paso Robles 2014

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    Smoky, red berry and red cherry aromas with a dash of heat and a pop of black pepper spice. Full and robust palate of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry and red licorice, this is a touch imbalanced at times but does demonstrate good ripe fruit and a bit of chocolate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Trapiche Iscay Merlot Malbec 2007

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    rich fruits, bordering to sweet Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... 2014Grenache, Tempranillo, Malbec, Mourvedre, ZinfandelSmoky, red berry and red cherry aromas with a dash of heat and a pop of black pepper spice. Full and robust palate of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry and red licorice, this is a touch imbalanced at times bu... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


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