List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Malbec Wine

Learn about Malbec wine — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

Known for its big, bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec wine is most famous for its runaway success in Argentina. However, the variety actually originated in Bordeaux, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. After being nearly wiped out by a devastating frost in 1956, it was never significantly replanted, although it continued to flourish under the name Côt in nearby Cahors. A French agronomist who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. But it did not gain its current reputation as the country's national grape until a surge in popularity in the late 20th century.

Malbec Tasting Notes

Malbec is a dry, red wine that typically expresses deep flavors of blackberry, plum and licorice, backed by aromas of freshly turned earth and dense, chewy tannins. In warmer, New World regions, such as Mendoza, Malbec wine will be intensely ripe, and full of fruit and spice. From its homeland in Cahors, its rusticity shines; dusty notes and a beguiling bouquet of violets balance rich, black fruit.

Malbec Food Pairing Tips

Malbec’s rustic character begs for flavorful dishes, like spicy grilled sausages or the classic cassoulet of France’s Southwest. South American iterations are best enjoyed as they would be in Argentina: with a thick, juicy steak.

Sommelier Secrets for Malbec

If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet. With its combination of bold flavors and soft tannins, it will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys red wine. Malbec also wins bonus points for affordability, as even the most inexpensive examples are often quite good.

Filter by
130 Items
130 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
130 Items
  • Catena Malbec 2018  Front Label
    Catena Malbec 2018
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • RP91
    4.1 362 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $19.99
    Try the
    24
    19 99
    Save $4.01 (17%)
  • El Enemigo  Malbec 2017  Front Label
    El Enemigo Malbec 2017
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • RP92
    • JS92
    • W&S91
    • WS91
    4.0 101 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the
    27 99
    27 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Alamos Malbec 2019  Front Label
    Alamos Malbec 2019
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS91
    3.9 309 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $11.99
    Try the
    11 99
    11 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Catena Alta Malbec 2016  Front Label
    Catena Alta Malbec 2016
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • RP94
    • WW93
    • JS92
    • JD92
    4.2 148 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.99
    Try the
    60
    49 99
    Save $10.01 (17%)
  • Sur de los Andes Malbec Reserva 2016  Front Label
    Sur de los Andes Malbec Reserva 2016
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS91
    4.1 103 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $13.99
    Try the
    25
    13 99
    Save $11.01 (44%)
  • Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2019  Front Label
    Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2019
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS93
    • RP90
    3.9 66 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $10.99
    Try the
    13
    10 99
    Save $2.01 (15%)
  • Zuccardi Q Malbec 2019  Front Label
    Zuccardi Q Malbec 2019
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS94
    • RP92
    • WS91
    • W&S90
    3.9 52 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $17.99
    Try the
    20
    17 99
    Save $2.01 (10%)
  • Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2019  Front Label
    Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2019
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS95
    • RP95
    3.6 54 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $34.99
    Try the
    40
    34 99
    Save $5.01 (13%)
  • BenMarco Malbec 2017  Front Label
    BenMarco Malbec 2017
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS93
    • RP92
    3.9 308 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $16.99
    Try the
    20
    16 99
    Save $3.01 (15%)
  • Guillermo de Mendoza Malbec (OU Kosher) 2019  Front Label
    Guillermo de Mendoza Malbec (OU Kosher) 2019
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      4.4 11 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $12.99
      Try the
      28
      12 99
      Save $15.01 (54%)
    • Verum Malbec 2017  Front Label
      Verum Malbec 2017
      Malbec from Patagonia, Argentina
      • WE91
      • TA90
      4.3 27 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      19 99
      19 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2019  Front Label
      Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2019
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • JS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $11.99
      Try the
      14
      11 99
      Save $2.01 (14%)
    • Domaine Bousquet Premium Malbec 2019  Front Label
      Domaine Bousquet Premium Malbec 2019
      Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
      • WS90
      3.6 80 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $12.99
      Try the
      12 99
      12 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Tapiz Black Tears Malbec 2015  Front Label
      Tapiz Black Tears Malbec 2015
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • WS92
      • RP92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $49.99
      Try the
      65
      49 99
      Save $15.01 (23%)
    • Santa Julia Organic Malbec 2020  Front Label
      Santa Julia Organic Malbec 2020
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • JS90
      4.3 12 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $10.99
      Try the
      10 99
      10 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2019  Front Label
      Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2019
      Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
      • JS92
      • RP91
      4.0 62 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.99
      Try the
      14 99
      14 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • A16 Punto Ar Nuit 2017  Front Label
      A16 Punto Ar Nuit 2017
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • JS92
      3.9 15 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.99
      Try the
      14 99
      14 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • CARO Aruma Malbec 2018  Front Label
      CARO Aruma Malbec 2018
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • JS93
      • WE90
      3.9 49 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $14.99
      Try the
      17
      14 99
      Save $2.01 (12%)
    • Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2015  Front Label
      Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2015
      Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
      • RP98
      • JS97
      • D97
      • TA96
      3.6 6 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $134.99
      Try the
      134 99
      134 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Zorzal Gran Terroir Malbec 2016 Front Label
      Zorzal Gran Terroir Malbec 2016
      Malbec from Argentina
      • JS93
      • RP91
      4.3 7 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $18.99
      Try the
      18 99
      18 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Tapiz Seleccion de Barricas Red 2012 Front Label
      Tapiz Seleccion de Barricas Red 2012
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • W&S94
      • WE90
      4.9 6 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $41.99
      Try the
      41 99
      41 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2018  Front Label
      Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2018
      Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
      • D97
      • JS93
      • RP91
      4.2 16 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $21.99
      Try the
      21 99
      21 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Red Schooner by Caymus Voyage 9  Front Label
      Red Schooner by Caymus Voyage 9
      Malbec from Argentina
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $53.99
        Try the
        53 99
        53 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Luigi Bosca Malbec 2018  Front Label
        Luigi Bosca Malbec 2018
        Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
        • JS92
        4.2 31 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $21.99
        Try the
        21 99
        21 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Vina Cobos Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2018  Front Label
        Vina Cobos Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2018
        Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
          4.3 7 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $45.99
          Try the
          45 99
          45 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

        Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
        Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

        It's easy to make the switch.
        Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

        Yes, Update Now
        Cheers to You!

        New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

        New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

        There was an error redeeming your code.

        *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 5/31/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

        Search for ""

        $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

        $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

        There was an error redeeming your code.

        *Subscription must have occurred in the past. See Picked ToS for information about Picked

        Processing Your Order...