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Malbec

Originally known as Cot, this grape has taken a multitude of names, the main one being Malbec. It produces rich, full-bodied wine with great structure and depth. Once widely planted throughout France (particularly Bordeaux), this small black grape has recently lost its popularity to Merlot.

Due to issues with susceptability to frost, downy mildew and other rots, Malbec has begun to be prominent in the New World wines of South America (especially Argentina), where the climatic conditions attenuate the likelihood of afflictions of a kind harming the variety's honour in France.

Originally known as Cot, this grape has taken a multitude of names, the main one being Malbec. It produces rich, full-bodied wine with great structure and depth. Once widely planted throughout France (particularly Bordeaux), this small black grape has recently lost its popularity to Merlot.

Due to issues with susceptability to frost, downy mildew and other rots, Malbec has begun to be prominent in... read more.

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Key Regions

The Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Argentina and California.

Colour and Flavours

Typical aromas of blackberry and black cherry fruit. It can produce young wines of good value, but equally well it can make elegant and soft wines when it is allowed to mature. When young, it is very potent indeed, with powerful flavours and strong tannins. The colour remains a deep red.

Synonyms

Côt or Cot; Auxerrois (in Cahors) and Pressac (Bordeaux Right Bank name).

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  1. Gougenheim Sparkling Malbec Rosé, Mendoza

    Gouguenheim Sparkling Malbec Rosé, Mendoza 75cl

    Delicate with red fruits aromas, predominantly of cherries and strawberries. Very fresh in the mouth, soft tones with equilibrated acidity. Small and brillant bubbles.

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  2. Château Puy Blanquet, Saint-Émilion

    Château Puy Blanquet, Saint-Émilion, 2012 75cl

    This is a soft well made wine. This wine has a wonderfully fruity aroma of dried prunes and raisins, firm on the palate with a long slightly drying finish.

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  3. Chateau la Coustarelle Malbec, Cahors, 2014

    Chateau la Coustarelle Malbec, Cahors, 2014 75cl

    A bold and full bodied Cahor with firm tannins and luscious dark cherry fruit on both the nose and palate which are supported by savoury aromas of mushroom and coffee.

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  4. La Vedette Malbec, Vins de Pays d'Oc

    La Vedette Malbec, Vins de France, 2017 75cl

    A nose of ripe black plums and rich redcurrant lead into a palate which is soft and smooth with a subtle suggestion of cassis and wood smoke. 

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  5. Escondido Malbec, Mendoza, 2014

    Escondido Malbec, Mendoza, 2017 75cl

    Rich and strong aromas, including scents of ripe fruits, plums, black cherry, black currant, chocolates and violets.

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  6. Gouguenheim Flores Malbec, Mendoza, 2011

    Gouguenheim Flores Malbec, Mendoza, 2013 75cl

    This is what Argentinian Malbec is all about, rich and full with gentle spice and a silky smooth palate. Good fruit concentration brings bags of blackberry fruit with soft red berries coming through on the finish.

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  7. Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, 2014

    Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, 2018 75cl

    Rich and strong aromas, including scents of ripe fruits, plums, black cherry, black currant, chocolates and violets. Well balanced acidity and a long finish. Good structure with soft tannins.

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  8. Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Mendoza, 2013

    Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Mendoza, 2016 75cl

    Deep purple color with aromas of red fruits, chocolate and coffee beans. Red and black cherry flavors with scents of flower. Very nice fresh oak on the finish, very complex and yet balanced.

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  9. Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec, Mendoza

    Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec, Mendoza, 2017 75cl

    Medium to full bodied blend which draws rich black cherry flavours from the Malbec and spicy, peppery undertones from the Shiraz. Try with a steak or other rich red meats.

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  10. Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, 2015

    Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, 2018 75cl

    This is a delicious attractive wine. Quite full on the palate with notes of damson and plum fruits. Soft and rounded with a light toasty character. A really great value wine.

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  11. Los Poetas Libertad, Uco Mendoza

    Los Poetas Libertad, Uco Mendoza, 2015 75cl

    An expertly blended red wine madue using traditional Bordeaux varieties that is fruity full bodied and rich.

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  12. Recoleta Malbec, Mendoza, 2015

    Recoleta Malbec, Mendoza, 2017 75cl

    An extremely smooth Malbec from start to finish which is bursting with luscious black fruits and a slight hint of smoke adding further layers of complexity. Great with red meats and BBQ food.

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