Malbec

  • Grape
  • mal-bek

Argentina's most important variety came by way of France, where it's commonly called Côt (sounds like "coat"). Wines are loved for their lusty fruit flavors and smooth chocolatey finish.

Primary Flavors

  • Red Plum

  • Blackberry

  • Vanilla

  • Tobacco

  • Cocoa

Taste Profile

  • Body: Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium-Low
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $24.00

Food Pairing

Unlike Cabernet, Malbec doesn't have a long finish, making it a great choice with leaner red meats (ostrich anyone?) and does wonders with melted blue cheese.

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