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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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        • Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2019  Front Label
          Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2019
          Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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        • Red Schooner by Caymus Voyage 10  Front Label
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          • Catena Malbec 2019  Front Label
            Catena Malbec 2019
            Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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          • Alamos Malbec 2020  Front Label
            Alamos Malbec 2020
            Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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          • Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2018  Front Label
            Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2018
            Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
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          • Finca Adalgisa Malbec 2014  Front Label
            Finca Adalgisa Malbec 2014
            Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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            • Sur de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018  Front Label
              Sur de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2018
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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            • El Enemigo  Malbec 2018  Front Label
              El Enemigo Malbec 2018
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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              • JS92
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            • BenMarco Malbec 2019  Front Label
              BenMarco Malbec 2019
              Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
              • JS93
              • RP92
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            • Bodega Estancia Mendoza Malbec Kadabra 2021  Front Label
              Bodega Estancia Mendoza Malbec Kadabra 2021
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
              • JS91
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            • Catena Malbec (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
              Catena Malbec (375ML half-bottle) 2019
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
              • RP92
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            • Chateau Du Caillau Cahors 2020  Front Label
              Chateau Du Caillau Cahors 2020
              Malbec from Cahors, Southwest, France
              • WW90
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            • The Seeker Malbec 2020  Front Label
              The Seeker Malbec 2020
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
              • TP91
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            • Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2019  Front Label
              Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2019
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
              • JS93
              • WW91
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            • Zuccardi Poligonos del Valle de Uco San Pablo Malbec 2019  Front Label
              Zuccardi Poligonos del Valle de Uco San Pablo Malbec 2019
              Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
              • RP94
              • JS94
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            • Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2019  Front Label
              Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2019
              Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
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              • Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec 2017  Front Label
                Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec 2017
                Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS93
                • RP92
                • WW91
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              • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018  Front Label
                Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018
                Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS100
                • RP99
                • WS93
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              • Zuccardi Q Malbec 2020  Front Label
                Zuccardi Q Malbec 2020
                Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS94
                • WE90
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              • Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2019  Front Label
                Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2019
                Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS94
                • V93
                • RP91
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              • Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2019  Front Label
                Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2019
                Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS93
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              • Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Barrel Select Malbec 2016 Front Label
                Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Barrel Select Malbec 2016
                Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS94
                • RP91
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              • Antigal Uno Malbec 2018  Front Label
                Antigal Uno Malbec 2018
                Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
                • WE91
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                • JS90
                • WW90
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              • Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec 2019  Front Label
                Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec 2019
                Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS92
                • WW90
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              • Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2020  Front Label
                Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2020
                Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
                • JS95
                3.9 16 Ratings
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