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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.

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        • Familia Marguery Atento Malbec 2006 Front Label
          Familia Marguery Atento Malbec 2006
          Malbec from Argentina
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        • Ricardo Santos Malbec 2006 Front Label
          Ricardo Santos Malbec 2006
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        • Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec 2006 Front Label
          Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec 2006
          Malbec from Argentina
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          Durigutti Malbec Reserva 2006
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          Enrique Foster Ique Malbec 2006
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          • Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec Reserva 2006 Front Label
            Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec Reserva 2006
            Malbec from Argentina
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          • Bodegas Bianchi Oasis Sur Malbec 2006 Front Label
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            • Luca Malbec 2006 Front Label
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            • Cielo y Tierra Don Juan Nahuel Malbec Reserva 2006 Front Label
              Cielo y Tierra Don Juan Nahuel Malbec Reserva 2006
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            • Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Salentein Reserve Malbec 2006
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            • Luca Nico Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Luca Nico Malbec 2006
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            • Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec Classico 2006 Front Label
              Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec Classico 2006
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              • WE90
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            • Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2006
              Malbec from Argentina
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            • Amalaya Malbec Blend 2006 Front Label
              Amalaya Malbec Blend 2006
              Malbec from Argentina
              • WS90
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            • Catena Alta Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Catena Alta Malbec 2006
              Malbec from Argentina
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            • Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2006
              Malbec from Argentina
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            • Melipal Malbec 2006 Front Label
              Melipal Malbec 2006
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              • Elsa Bianchi Malbec 2006 Front Label
                Elsa Bianchi Malbec 2006
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                • Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec 2006 Front Label
                  Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec 2006
                  Malbec from Argentina
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                • Finca Perdriel Single Vineyard Selection Malbec 2006 Front Label
                  Finca Perdriel Single Vineyard Selection Malbec 2006
                  Malbec from Argentina
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                • Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2006  Front Label
                  Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2006
                  Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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                • Weinert Estate Malbec 2006 Front Label
                  Weinert Estate Malbec 2006
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                    Bodega Norton Malbec 2006
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                    • Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2006 Front Label
                      Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2006
                      Malbec from Argentina
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