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Known for its big, bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec 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.

Tasting Notes for Malbec

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.

Perfect Food Parings for Malbec

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.

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  • Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2007
    Malbec from Argentina
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  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2007
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  • Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Rio Negro Valley Malbec 2007 Front Label
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  • Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2007
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  • Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2007
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  • Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2007
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  • Mapema Primera Zona Malbec 2007 Front Label
    Mapema Primera Zona Malbec 2007
    Malbec from Argentina
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