Definition of Malbec in English:



mass noun
  • 1A variety of dark wine grape native to the Bordeaux region of France.

    • ‘Red grape varieties dominate the region, but Malbec is the most widely planted and Argentina's finest grape varietal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A 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.’
      • ‘This puts our Gewürzt production on a par with hard-to-find NZ wines like Reichensteiner, Pinotage and Malbec.’
      • ‘Interestingly enough, when I was in Sainsbury's this afternoon, I found a cheap Argentinian Malbec from the Mendoza region.’
      • ‘If you want a red, try something spicy like a Shiraz or meaty like a Malbec.’
      • ‘Otherwise, immature Malbec can be very ‘green’ tasting, without its characteristic notes of plum and anise.’


French malbec, malbeck, of unknown origin.