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.

Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2019
Finca del Alta
Finca del Alta Malbec 2019
Finca del Alta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2019  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 with...
£8.49
Las Pampas Malbec 2018
Las Pampas
Las Pampas Malbec 2018
Las Pampas Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018   100% Malbec  A rich Malbec with violet aromas and lovely damson and plum fruits on the palate with notes of cherries and red summer berries. Soft tannins with a subtle hint of underlying...
£8.75
Made in Mendoza Malbec 2019, Mendoza, Argentina
Made In Mendoza
Made in Mendoza Malbec 2019
Made in Mendoza Malbec 2019, Mendoza, Argentina  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. 
£7.99