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 Seleccion Especial Malbec 2017
Camarada
Camarada Seleccion Especial Malbec 2017
Camarada Seleccion Especial Malbec 2017  Rich and vibrant with notes of blueberry and blackberry, well-balanced with lush fruit flavours of boysenberry and brambles with a long, spicy finish.
£8.49
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
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
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 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