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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  • These are not exactly bought...I give a bottle to each member of our wine club ... here.I've had the Gascon Malbec and haven't been real impressed, but this was already on my buy list having tried it a few weeks back.The Tarima Monastrell is solid and they've been in my cellar for years.Ditto for the Andrew Murray Tous Les Jours Syrah.  He's a... Read More

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  • Bodegas Diamandes Bodegas Diamandes Perlita 2012

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    Perlita Good table wine Rich red meat pasta Read More

    Wine review by Willard Cook


  • Manos Negras Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by anstett


  • King Malbec Mendoza 2015

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    Plum fruit and tarry earth on the nose. A touch of syrupy juiciness on the palate, fruit notes of tart sour cherry and new strawberries, bold and strident with gripping tannins towards the finish and an herbal mousse on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza /90js 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • With Christmas lunch now on the radar, Snoothers who enjoy cooking are already ... ... of 15% Cabernet Franc or Malbec (known as Cot in the Loire).For my anorak followers, Cheverny covers 24 communes and approximately 532 hectares located between the Loire and Cher rivers. The appellation covers the communes of Candé-sur-Beuvron, Cellettes, Ch... Read More

    From the article There's something new in French Sauvignon Blanc...


  • Chateau les Bouysses Cahors 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... made of a minimum of 70% malbec [known as cot or auxerrois in these parts] from seven communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river Lot about 100 miles east of Bordeaux.Chateau les Bouysses is a well known producer in this appellation.My bottle consists of 85% malbec,10% merlot a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Nose of dark fruit. Flsavors of unsweet currant and blueberry on the tongue. Then unsweetened chocolate. Licorice. Still some serious tannins may exaggerate those impressions. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Emark is right - it's a great source of decently-priced varieties. It's ... ... not used to Gamay, Malbec, and Cab Franc that's lean and acidi Read More

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  • Mendel Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by anstett


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