Malbec

Malbec also called Auxerrois or Côt Noir in Cahors, and Pressac in other places, the grape became less popular in Bordeaux after 1956 when frost killed off 75% of the crop. The Malbec was replanted and continued to be popular in that area where it was mixed with Merlot and Tannat to make dark, full-bodied wines, and more recently has been made into 100% Malbec varietal wines.

Wine expert Jancis Robinson describes the French style of Malbec common in the Libournais (Bordeaux region) as a "rustic" version of Merlot, softer in tannins and lower in acidity with blackberry fruit in its youth.  Oz Clarke describes Cahors' Malbec as dark purple in colour with aromas of damsons, tobacco, garlic, and raisin. In Argentina, Malbec becomes softer with a plusher texture and riper tannins. The wines tend to have juicy fruit notes with violet aromas.

Dona Paula
Dona Paula Los Indios Parcel Malbec 2010
Dona Paula Los Indios Parcel Malbec 2010 100% Malbec with 16 months in new oak. Displays an intense purplish red colour with black hues. It has aromas of violets and black fruits as well as spicy notes and remarkable freshness. In the mouth it stands out...
£49.99
Dona Paula
Dona Paula Malbec 2015
Dona Paula Malbec 2015 100% Malbec Intense purplish red colour. Sweet, spicy and intense aromas, with notes of red fruits and herbs. In the mouth, this wine is soft, velvety, fresh, and well balanced. From the Dona Paula estate 1km above sea level. The...
£10.99
Finca del Alta
Finca del Alta Malbec 2016
Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2016   100% Malbec  This wine is an attractive deep garnet colour with aromas of red cherries and hints of blackberries on the nose. A great value Malbec for enjoying with barbecued red meats.
£7.99
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2012
Gouguenheim Flores Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2012   100% Malbec with 12 Months in new oak barrels and at least 12 months in bottle before release.  Dark ruby colour. Pure, sweet fruit on the nose, including red fruits, black...
£17.00
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2013
Gouguenheim Flores del Valle Blue Melosa, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013   100% Malbec with 12 Months in first oak barrels, at least 12 months in bottle before release.   The grapes come from a 98 acre vineyard, located in the Uco...
£17.00
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec 2015
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015  100% Malbec with 4 months in French Oak  Bright red with big cherry and plum flavours with a classic Malbec bite to the finish. Well balanced acidity and a long finish. Good structure with soft...
£10.60
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec 2016
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2016  100% Malbec with 4 months in French Oak  Bright red with big cherry and plum flavours with a classic Malbec bite to the finish. Well balanced acidity and a long finish. Good structure with soft...
£10.60
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve 2015
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2015  100% Malbec, 8 months in French and American Oak.  A deep purple colour with black hints. Great punchy Malbec fruit, refined and classy. Full bodied with a good concentration...
£12.49
Parlez-Vous La Loire ?
Parlez Vous Malbec 2016
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2016    100% Malbec  A great value Malbec from the south of France with an expressive bouquet of blackcurrant, lots of bramble fruit flavours with a nice soft and velvety finish on the palate.  A great...
£6.99
Trivento
Trivento Eolo Malbec 2012
Trivento Eolo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012  100% Malbec  Eolo Malbec 2012 celebrates a landmark vintage: 100 years since its vineyard of origin on the banks of the Mendoza River was planted in 1912. Over the years, soil, climate, wind,...
£44.99
Trivento
Trivento Zonda Malbec Shiraz 2016
Trivento Zonda Malbec Shiraz, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016  A great blend of Malbec and Shiraz.  Good structure and spicy aromas, deep, rich red with immense fruitiness. 
£9.99
Gouguenheim Winery
Valle Escondido Malbec 2016
Escondido Malbec by Gouguenheim, Mendoza, Argentina,  2016 100% Malbec unoaked  Dark red colour with violet hints. Rich and strong aromas, including scents of ripe fruits, plums, black cherry, black currant, chocolates and violets. Well...
£8.99