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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  • Expedition to Total Wine with a 20% off coupon.2 X German Dornfelders: 2 X ... X Italian Lagrein 2 X Malbec--one Argentinian and one French I have no reason to believe that any of these is particularly distinguished, but at the prices I was paying--the most expensive was $21.59 with the coupon--who care Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Trapiche Broquel Malbec Mendoza 2014

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    earthy and primitive yet challenging to the palate with a mild surprise Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Château de Tiregand Pécharmant 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in London's Kensington ... ... ... cabernet franc and 5% malbec,and was aged in oak barrels for 12 months.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I was impressed. It is a full-bodied wine with plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and black cherry style fruit,it is beautifully ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hasn’t it? When we started Snooth back in 2007, rosé was not such ... ... ptsDomaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Rosé Tupungato Valley 2018This winery, a jewel of the Andes mountains, has become a fast favorite of mine. The potpourri of grapes in this rosé will make your head turn: 55% Malbec, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% P... Read More

    From the article Rose Has Jumped the Shark


  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Rose Tupungato Valley 2018

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    Creamy floral notes of rose petal and watermelon with a spicy pepper note and some soft cherry. Mellow and tart on the palate on entry but developing some zest towards the finish, this is light and easy drinking with strawberry and cherry notes and a chunk of earth alongside the fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Finca Wolffer Rose 2015

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    Wine review by lpearle


  • As you can guess, the London Wine Trade calendar is choc-a-block with tastings. ... ... Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec under his arm and planted them together with the local hero Tinto Fino, that’s Tempranillo to you and me. By 1903 under the ownership of Antonio Herrero the wines were gaining international recognition.The estate changed hands s... Read More

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  • Several bottles showed up today:3 from Australia - L - Best's Great ... created this iconic blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot, selling it to the best restaurants in Buenos Aires in the 1930s and '40s. This is an honest, authentic re-imagining of a blend that highlights Malbec's delicious fruit, with Bonarda's slightly rustic brawn and ... Read More

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  • Val de Loire Touraine Cot 2005

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.amandaswines.co.uk stand at the 2018 ... this area,My bottle is 100% malbec,or cot as it is known in these parts and is unoaked.I started it last night with my supper of chicken kiev.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackbery and bramble style fruit with a hint of spice or pepper,especially on the fin... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • 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


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