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 »

View More

Popular Malbec wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 1 of 870

Malbec on Snooth

  • K Lys Clos Troteligotte Cahors Malbec

    Snoothrank:

    Good Malbec Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Ruca Malen Kinien de Don Raul 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Velvety and smooth aromas of dark plum, dates and blackberries with vanilla creaminess and a pleasant chalky oak note. On the palate this really shows its complexity and is assertive from entry with powerful chocolate and mixed berry notes, baking spice and pleasant earthiness, tart focused acidity brightening the mid palate and sharpening to a ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ruca Malen Malbec Reserva 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Baking spice and light earth with soft blackberry and black cherry fruit. Good structure and acidity create a backdrop here for a smoky dark chocolate palate of rich black currant and blackberry preserves that finishes with fresh spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ruca Malen Yauquen Malbec 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Violet and plum notes with soft red fruit aromas of raspberry and cherry, earth and a touch of herb. Pleasant and earthy red fruit palate with a good dose of acidity balanced well by silky tannins and a cherry, mixed berry palate, cinnamon and a touch of smoke on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wow you guys are really drinking "everyday wine" way beyond mine ... ... a bottle of 2014 Trapiche Malbec- cheap- $15 class don't remember exact price. Big nose and burst of flavor with a weak finish. Paired with venison that was braised in the wine. I think it produced some great flavor Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • St Ignatius Estate Contemplation Malbec 2014

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Enrique Diaz


  • Los Cardos Malbec 2015

    Snoothrank:

    The coloration is cherry with purple hues....nice clarity! Aromas of heavy cigar tobacco, leather, peppercorn spice, cinnamon heat, woodsy Earth, berries, beef and some alcohol warmth. The flavors follow suit, with the finish being tart like and of high bush cranberry & raspberry. I get some damp leather and warm spice as well....light on the... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Wildfires Threaten Wine Regions in California, PortugalWildfires are again ... ... to see ash falling in their Malbec vineyard.>Courtesy of The Farm WineryWildfires are approaching The Farm Winery's vineyards in Paso Robles.Several regions of Portugal, including the island of Madeira, are suffering the worst forest fires in a decade. So far, w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wildfires in Cali & Portugal


  • Vendaval Mendoza Argentina Malbec 2014

    Snoothrank:

    it seemed to fresh to me, a person who has grown accustomed to a bold ancient distinct flavor of this cuvee Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Hello folks,  I have some wines I would like to sell privately. I was ... Zapata NicasiaMalbec2007 1 Montes Alpha M bordeaux2006 1 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi Nebbiolo2004 1Clarendon Hills Brookmansyrah2005 1Hanzellpinot noir2007 1Rochiolipinot noir2006 1Tenuta Sette Ponti Orenoother2009red blnd1Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz  Cabernet/... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How do you sell a bottle of...


  • I am trying to learn blind tasting. So far I'm looking to group together classic representative or varietally correct wines that have similar properties, so that I may learn how to tell the differences between them. What varietal wines do you think might present similarly to Malbec from Argentina? I'm new so Carmenere was my best guess. I'd lov...

    Comment by 1277765JenniferT 1277765 JenniferT


  • THis is the first Malbec I ever tried. I have tried others now but the Finca Los Primos Malbec is one of my favorites, not only because of the smooth taste but also the price is so fabulous that it is my staple on hand wine.

    Comment by 1029647Kimboe 1029647 Kimboe


  • Argentine Winery Tapiz is great with Malbec!

    Comment by 218530amour 218530 amour


  • justed had a taste of Malbec 2008, it paired well with our pasta dish

    Comment by 572455isomiii 572455 isomiii


  • I've just uploaded picture#4 in the 'Malbec' varietal profile. This is a Malbec grape from the 40 years-old vines in Cahors - the French Malbec!

    Comment by 494031Philippe Lejeune 494031 Philippe Lejeune


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 494031Philippe Lejeune 494031 Philippe Lejeune


  • I absolutely cannot get enough of the FInca el Retiro Malbec 2004, but can't seem to find any lately. It is the best Malbec I have ever had! Simply delicious to the last drop. Ahhhh!

    Comment by 480607strofan23 480607 strofan23


  • one of the best and inexpensive Malbecs I have tried was 2006 MONTES... good quality for the price, even in Istanbul tURKEY where we pay tons of duty import and local taxes...!!!!

    Comment by 454743mesut 454743 mesut


  • Punto Final 2008. Luscious, luscious. I just love the jamminess at the front of every mouthful, the great body and the superbe finish. Then, repeat!

    Comment by 300941rosenkavalier 300941 rosenkavalier


  • Can you find Cabo De Hornos Melbec 2007 Gran Reserva?

    Comment by 91400Diane B 91400 Diane B


1 2 3 4 5  ...  870 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Malbec Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Malbec wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network