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.

Concreto Malbec Zuccardi, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina 2017
Zuccardi
Concreto Malbec Zuccardi 2017
Concreto Malbec Zuccardi, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina 2017  100% Malbec unoaked, 50% whole bunch maceration. This full bodied Malbec comes from high altitude vineyards (1100m) in Paraje Altamira, where the soil...
£28.00
Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018
Dona Paula
Dona Paula Malbec 2018
Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018  Grape variety, 100% Malbec unoaked  Intense purplish red colour, bramble, spice and cigar box aromas, sweet with notes of red fruits and herbs. On the palate, this...
£10.99
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
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Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2014
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Flores Del Valle Blue Melosa 2014
Gouguenheim Flores del Valle Blue Melosa Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2014     Grape variety, 100% Malbec with 12 Months in first oak barrels followed by at least 12 months in bottle before release.     Dark ruby colour,...
£16.00
Gouguenheim Malbec 2018
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec 2018
Gouguenheim Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018  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...
£9.90
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Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve 2017
Gouguenheim Winery
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve 2017
Gouguenheim Malbec Reserve, Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina 2017  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...
£12.00
La Vedette Malbec
La Vedette
La Vedette Malbec
La Vedette Malbec, Vin de Pays D'Oc, France  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.  A...
£7.29
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
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec 2018
Las Pampas
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec 2018
Las Pampas Shiraz Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina  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...
£8.00
Parlez Vous Malbec 2017
Parlez Vous
Parlez Vous Malbec 2017
Parlez-Vous Malbec, France, 2017  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 for...
£7.59
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2011
Terrazas
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2011
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2011, Las Compuertas vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina  Grape 100% Malbec, aged for 16 to 18 months in new French Oak Barrels   This very expressive Malbec has an intense purple colour with violet shades. On the...
£44.99
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2014
Terrazas
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2014
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2014, Las Compuertas vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina  Grape 100% Malbec, aged for 16 to 18 months in new French Oak Barrels   This very expressive Malbec has an intense purple colour with violet shades. On the...
£44.99
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2018
Uvas del Sol Malbec 2018, 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...
£8.75
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Uvas del Sol
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017
Uvas del Sol Malbec Reserve 2017, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  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 and black...
£10.25
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec, La Aricole Winery, Mendoza, Argentina 2016
Zuccardi
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec 2016
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec, La Aricole Winery, Mendoza, Argentina 2016   100% Malbec with some concrete and oak aging. Selection of bunches. Tanks filled by gravity. Fermented with indigenous yeast.  This dry red wine...
£16.00
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Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec 2017
Zuccardi
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec 2017
Zuccardi Apelacion Vista Flores Malbec, La Aricole Winery, Mendoza, Argentina 2017     100% Malbec with some concrete and oak aging. Selection of bunches. Tanks filled by gravity. Fermented with indigenous yeast.  This dry red...
£16.00