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.

Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2018
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve 2018
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2018   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...
£12.40
32 Degrees South Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019
32 Degrees
32 Degrees South Malbec 2019
32 Degrees South Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019  100% Malbec with a touch of oak. From young vines enabling the fantastic price point, this dry red wine has notes of vibrant cherry and blackberry are beautifully balanced with hints of vanilla...
£8.35
Bellefontaine Malbec 2020
Bellefontaine
Bellefontaine Malbec 2020
Bellefontaine Malbec, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2020    Grape: 100% Malbec, fermented in stainless steel tanks, unoaked Bright blueberry fruit which develops to reveal an intriguing bitter-sweet character of blackcurrant leaf. Fine red fruits...
£8.99
Bodega Norton Gernot Langes, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015
Bodega Norton
Bodega Norton Gernot Langes 2015
Bodega Norton Gernot Langes, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015  A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French oak barrels. As Bodega Norton´s icon wine, Gernot Langes was named after its owner Gernot...
£69.00
Camarada Selección Especial Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021
El Companero
Camarada Seleccion Especial Malbec 2021
Camarada Selección Especial Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021   This full bodied dry red wine offers delightful blackberry and morello aromas on the nose. With great flavours of red fruit and black pepper on the palate, the...
£8.69
Chacabuco Malbec Magnum, Argentina, 2019
Chacabuco
Chacabuco Malbec Magnum 2019
Chacabuco Malbec Magnum, La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019   100% Malbec grown at 1100 meters unoaked.   Plum, damson and black cherry fruits on the nose leading to a smooth, medium weight palate with soft...
£17.00
Concreto Malbec Zuccardi 2020
Zuccardi
Concreto Malbec Zuccardi 2020
Concreto Malbec Zuccardi, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020    100% Malbec unoaked, 50% whole bunch maceration. This full bodied Malbec comes from high altitude vineyards (1100m) in Paraje Altamira, where...
£28.75
Despacito Malbec, Rivadavia, Mendoza, Argentina 2020
Despacito
Despacito Malbec 2020
Despacito Malbec, Rivadavia, Mendoza, Argentina 2020  100% Malbec unoaked  A bright red colour with fresh aromas of plums and blackberries and a hint of spice. The palate is clean and smooth with enticing red and black berry fruit,...
£9.99
Despacito Malbec, Rivadavia, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
Despacito
Despacito Malbec 2021
Despacito Malbec, Rivadavia, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021   100% Malbec unoaked  A bright red colour with fresh aromas of plums and blackberries and a hint of spice. The palate is clean and smooth with enticing red and black berry...
£9.99
Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021
Dona Paula
Dona Paula Malbec 2021
Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021       Grape variety, 100% Malbec unoaked  Intense purplish red colour, bramble, spice and cigar box aromas, sweet with notes of red fruits and herbs...
£11.99
Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
Finca del Alta
Finca del Alta Malbec 2021
Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021    100% Malbec with a touch of oak.  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...
£9.49
Gouguenheim Flores del Valle Blue Melosa Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2016
Gouguenheim Flores del Valle Blue Melosa Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016   Grape variety, 100% Malbec with 12 Months in first oak barrels followed by at least 12 months in bottle before release.     Dark ruby colour,...
£16.85
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec 2021
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021    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...
£10.45
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2019
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve 2019
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2019     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...
£12.50
La Vedette Malbec
La Vedette
La Vedette Malbec
La Vedette Malbec, Vin de France, France, 2019  Grape variety, Malbec  Aromas of ripe black plums and rich redcurrants, which follow through onto the palate together with hints of Cassis and wood smoke. A harmonious and well balanced wine...
£8.49
Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
Las Pampas
Las Pampas Malbec 2021
Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2021       Grape: 100% Malbec handpicked and unoaked.  This Malbec is produced by the quality-minded Familia Zuccardi, so expect exceptional value for money. Intense red with purple...
£9.25
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020
Las Pampas
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec 2020
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020  A perfect blend of Shiraz and Malbec.  This medium to full bodied blend draws rich black cherry flavours from the Malbec and spicy, peppery undertones from the Shiraz, with soft tannins...
£8.30
Te Awa Left Field Malbec, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 2019
Leftfield
Left Field Malbec 2019
Te Awa Left Field Malbec, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 2019  Grape: 100% Malbec from two parcels in the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawke's Bay. Aged 10 months in French and American oak. A really brooding, velvety textured, deep Malbec with upfront...
£17.99
Los Haroldos Chacabuco Malbec, La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021
Los Haroldos
Los Haroldos Chacabuco Malbec 2021
Los Haroldos Chacabuco Malbec, La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021   100% Malbec grown at 1100 meters unoaked.   Plum, damson and black cherry fruits on the nose leading to a smooth, medium weight palate...
£10.49
Los Haroldos Malbec Reserve 2019
Los Haroldos
Los Haroldos Reserva Malbec 2019
Los Haroldos Reserva Malbec, La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019    100% Malbec from 70 year old vines at 1200m above sea level. Aged for 12 months in French oak barriques. Deep black fruits, raisins and toast. This...
£14.99
Los Haroldos Roble Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019
Los Haroldos
Los Haroldos Roble Bonarda 2019
Los Haroldos Bonarda Roble, Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019    100% Bonarda with 6 months in American oak.  Pure strawberry and blueberry fruit abound on the enticing nose. The palate is complex and layered with...
£12.65
Made in Mendoza Malbec, Argentina, 2021 (Front)
Made In Mendoza
Made in Mendoza Malbec 2021
Made in Mendoza Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021 100% Malbec Forest fruits and black plum with hints of milk chocolate. This wine has a bright and crunchy fruit palate with supple tannins and a moreish finish.
£8.49
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2019
Parlez Vous
Parlez Vous Malbec 2019
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2019    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...
£8.10
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2020
Parlez Vous
Parlez Vous Malbec 2020
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2020  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 match...
£8.10
Quara Estate Malbec, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina 2020
Quara Estate
Quara Estate Malbec 2020
Quara Estate Malbec, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina 2020  100% Malbec with a touch of oak  Red cherries, blackcurrants and herbal aromas, soft tannins and subtle acidity support the well rounded flavours of plums, mulberries and...
£10.99
Terrazas de Los Andes High Altitude Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
Terrazas
Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec 2018
Terrazas de Los Andes High Altitude Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina  100% Malbec aged for aged for 12-14 months in French oak, the wine then rests in the bottle for six months before release This Malbec's aromatic intensity hints at its...
£17.99
The Butcher of Buenos Aires Malbec, Argentina, 2021 (Front)
The Butcher of Buenos Aires
The Butcher of Buenos Aires Malbec 2021
The Butcher of Buenos Aires Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2021   Grape: 100% Malbec Bursting with fruit, this Malbec has sumptuous notes of ripe red berries, raspberry and chocolate. It has a super soft texture, silky smooth tannins and a long...
£8.99
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2021, Mendoza, Argentina
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2021
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2021, Mendoza, Argentina  Grape variety, Malbec 100%  Soft and pleasant Argentinian Malbec, rich and juicy with a lovely soft finish.   Intense red colour with purple hues, fruity aromas reminiscent of ripe red...
£9.20
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2020
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2020
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020   Grape: 100% Malbec handpicked with 10 months in oak.  This classic Malbec is dark violet with blue hues. On the nose it has typical Malbec aromas reminiscent of ripe red...
£10.60
Vicuna Malbec 2020
Vicuna
Vicuna Malbec 2020
Vicuna Malbec, Valle Central, Chile 2020    87% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 4% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Petit Verdot with 3 months of French and American oak ageing.  This hearty medium bodied red wine has rich flavours of damsons and plums...
£7.45
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec, La Aricole Winery, Mendoza, Argentina 2019
Zuccardi
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec 2019
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec, La Aricole Winery, Mendoza, Argentina 2019  100% Malbec with some concrete and oak aging. Selection of bunches. Tanks filled by gravity. Fermented with indigenous yeast.  This dry red wine has...
£16.85