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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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  • Tapiz Black Tears Malbec 2014  Front Label
    Tapiz Black Tears Malbec 2014
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • El Enemigo  Malbec 2016  Front Label
    El Enemigo Malbec 2016
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Vina Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2016  Front Label
    Vina Cobos Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2016
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Catena Alta Malbec 2015  Front Label
    Catena Alta Malbec 2015
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin 2014 Front Label
    Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin 2014
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • WS90
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  • Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec 2018  Front Label
    Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec 2018
    Malbec from Salta, Argentina
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  • Luca Old Vine Malbec (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016  Front Label
    Luca Old Vine Malbec (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Vina Cobos Bramare Zingaretti Vineyard Malbec 2014  Front Label
    Vina Cobos Bramare Zingaretti Vineyard Malbec 2014
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS95
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  • Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2017  Front Label
    Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2017
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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    • RP90
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    Vina Cobos Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2016
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Tikal Amorio Malbec 2015 Front Label
    Tikal Amorio Malbec 2015
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • RP91
    • WS90
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  • Casarena Naokis Vineyard Malbec 2014 Front Label
    Casarena Naokis Vineyard Malbec 2014
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • RP92
    • WS92
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  • Antigal Uno Malbec 2014 Front Label
    Antigal Uno Malbec 2014
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • WS90
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  • Ricardo Santos Malbec 2018  Front Label
    Ricardo Santos Malbec 2018
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • WS90
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  • Lamadrid Gran Reserva Malbec 2015  Front Label
    Lamadrid Gran Reserva Malbec 2015
    Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
    • WS90
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  • Vina Cobos Bramare Rebon Vineyard Malbec 2015  Front Label
    Vina Cobos Bramare Rebon Vineyard Malbec 2015
    Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
    • WE95
    • JS94
    • WS93
    • RP91
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