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1[mass noun] A variety of dark wine grape native to the Bordeaux region of France.
- ‘On 15 acres, they have seven Bourdeaux varietals, including Merlots, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
- ‘In Argentina, Malbec is often blended with other Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
- ‘I am still yet to be convinced that Argentinian Malbec is one of the great wines of the world, or the Malbec is a truly noble grape variety.’
- ‘Kasmier likes to work with what he calls the ‘third- and fourth-tier’ varietals: Lenoir, Malbec, Barbera, DeChaunac.’
- ‘For the same growing conditions, Riesling, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Viognier had a high similar C value.’
- ‘Red grape varieties dominate the region, but Malbec is the most widely planted and Argentina's finest grape varietal.’
- 1.1A red wine made from the Malbec grape.
- ‘When it comes to drinking, Alan admits this 2004 Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec is nothing to be ashamed about either.’
- ‘If you want a red, try something spicy like a Shiraz or meaty like a Malbec.’
- ‘Interestingly enough, when I was in Sainsbury's this afternoon, I found a cheap Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region.’
- ‘Otherwise, immature Malbec can be very ‘green’ tasting, without its characteristic notes of plum and anise.’
- ‘This puts our Gewürzt production on a par with hard-to-find NZ wines like Reichensteiner, Pinotage and Malbec.’
French malbec, malbeck, of unknown origin.
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