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.

Camarada Selection Especial Malbec 2019
El Companero
Camarada Selection Especial Malbec 2019
Camarada Selection Especial Malbec 2019   100% Malbec half aged with oak for for 5 months 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...
£8.49
Made in Mendoza Malbec 2019, Mendoza, Argentina
Made In Mendoza
Made in Mendoza Malbec Andean Vineyards 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. 
£8.49
Vicuna Malbec, Valle Central, Chile 2019
Vicuna
Vicuna Malbec 2019
Vicuna Malbec, Valle Central, Chile 2019  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 with a...
£7.99